At Cat Video Film Festival, Stars Purr for Close-Ups

You could hear the meows nearly a block away, and also the “awwws.” The laughter too.

On Thursday evening the Walker Art Center, one of the nation’s most prominent institutions of contemporary art, hosted the inaugural Internet Cat Video Film Festival here. An estimated 10,000 people turned out for an event that was, from its inception to its closing credits, an online meme made flesh (and fur).

The crowd — easily double what organizers expected — packed the lawn outside the museum, spilling onto the sidewalks across the street. There were local cat lovers and out-of-state fans of Fluffy; many wore kitty-theme T-shirts or simply ears and whiskers. Some took real cats on leashes. A few dogs came, for irony.

via The New York Times, click pic for story.

  1. angelafaye22 reblogged this from catpartycollective and added:
    I was there :)
  2. debbipete reblogged this from catpartycollective
  3. leahsands reblogged this from stuffaboutminneapolis
  4. sarahzieke reblogged this from stuffaboutminneapolis and added:
    I saw these cats! They were sitting right next to me.
  5. justtofollowcrap reblogged this from schoolgirlj
  6. vitamini reblogged this from twelve-shades-of-grey and added:
    I read somewhere it was the first annual catvid fest. I can only pray that was the case, I’m super jealous I didn’t get...
  7. markdelabeast reblogged this from catpartycollective and added:
    This is probably the only reason I would go to Minnesota
  8. schoolgirlj reblogged this from stuffaboutminneapolis
  9. partyforted reblogged this from muscadinia and added:
    So I went to a thing last night. I’m horrible and estimating how many people are in a crowd but this article claims that...
  10. maiathelight reblogged this from stuffaboutminneapolis
  11. catpartycollective reblogged this from stuffaboutminneapolis
  12. noirbois reblogged this from scumplanet
  13. naivasha reblogged this from kahtiihma
  14. midwestfuckyeah reblogged this from stuffaboutminneapolis and added:
    Can I just tell you how sad I am that I missed this?
  15. kahtiihma reblogged this from stuffaboutminneapolis and added:
    So bummed I didn’t make it but the crowd was ridiculous and I wasn’t prepared to deal with that. Next time!
  16. yeahiwasintheshit reblogged this from twelve-shades-of-grey and added:
    these are adults, right? adults in 2012? 2012… just a few years after the biggest economic meltdown since the great...
  17. tailoredthoughts reblogged this from stuffaboutminneapolis and added:
    I repeat: last night was incredible.
  18. bubblegum-heart reblogged this from stuffaboutminneapolis
  19. twelve-shades-of-grey reblogged this from coldcoffeegrounds and added:
    They are not lying when they say “spilled onto the streets”. I was way back there and the place was so packed that I was...
  20. kaarbok reblogged this from stuffaboutminneapolis and added:
    I’m so proud.
  21. ambulantlaquearia reblogged this from lavastormsw
  22. lavastormsw reblogged this from janeaustentatious and added:
    WHAT I LIVE LIKE TEN BLOCKS FROM THERE WHY DID I NOT KNOW ABOUT THIS THAT WOULD HAVE BEEN SUPER FUN TO GO TO AUGH