Video Of The Week - A Festival Dedicated To Internet Cat Videos!

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On Saturday May 11th, six thousand cat lovers and their felines gathered in downtown Oakland, CA to participate in the city’s first Internet Cat Video Festival. The block party which began at 3.00pm featured local bands dressed up as cats, comedians telling cat jokes and dozens of booths selling hand-crafted cat merchandise.

However, the highlight of the festival began at about 7.30pm after the sun set, when the crowd settled down to watch a 70 minute 'movie' that was beamed onto the wall of a 10-story building in the city's historic downtown area. As you have probably guessed by now, the entire blockbuster comprised of clips of the most viral cat videos on the Internet, put together by the Walker Art Center in Minneapolis, who came up with the idea of this festival, last summer. Judging from the success of both events, we have a feeling that this is going to end up being an annual tradition all over the country.

Resources: kqed.org, news.yahoo.com

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  • warriorcatskid
    warriorcatskidThursday, January 28, 2021 at 9:20 am
    I am a huge cat person so i am like I WANT TO GO THERE!!! XD
    • ultrajango
      ultrajangoFriday, August 21, 2020 at 10:42 am
      SOSOSOSOSOSOSO cute!!!!!!
      • kittycatgirl09
        kittycatgirl09Saturday, December 28, 2019 at 5:39 pm
        Cats rule! I know dog lovers want a festival too and they will get one eventually.
        • falco_lombardi
          falco_lombardiWednesday, December 11, 2019 at 7:04 am
          teh cats be so cute
          • Nikita BoykoThursday, April 25, 2019 at 9:59 pm
            cool
            • DogsRuleWednesday, April 17, 2019 at 7:43 am
              I agree with wolfdog. #DogsForever
              • wolfdog
                wolfdogTuesday, April 9, 2019 at 8:43 am
                Do this with dogs now :(
                • PuppyTuesday, February 5, 2019 at 2:23 pm
                  So sweet ,and creative.
                  • unicorn magicTuesday, February 5, 2019 at 12:22 pm
                    cats are adorable that video made me LOL
                    • chlooe
                      chlooeFriday, December 14, 2018 at 3:22 pm
                      So sweet, cute, and creative!