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Photos: ‘Trapped in the Closet’ dance party with Treasure Mammal

Posted by on September 17, 2013 – 7:08 am

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Local band Treasure Mammal hosts a showing of R. Kelly‘s “Trapped in the Closet” every now and then at Film Bar Phoenix. The event starts off with a dance party to three of R. Kelly’s music videos, karaoke style, so that the crowd can sing along. The members of Treasure Mammal, dressed in colorful leotards, encourage audience members to join in on the dancing and singing by weaving through the crowd bumpin’ and grindin’ and singin’ along.

Now, if you’re not familiar with R. Kelley‘s “Trapped in the Closet” series, let me explain. This is a “hip hopera”, written and produced by Kelly, the series tells a story of a one-night stand which sets off a chain of events, gradually revealing a greater web of lies, sex, and deceit. Now, I know this may sound too ridiculous to be enjoyable, I was there with ya…until I actually watched it. The story is hilarious and during the screening they have the captions on so you can sing-a-long to the hilarity. It’s about a two hour block, which is quite lengthy, but I was so into the story I had to finish it!

Check out the pictures from the latest ‘dance party’ and hopefully you’ll be able to go to the next one!

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