Karmin Was "Really Proud" to Perform at Pride South Florida in Fort Lauderdale
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Friendship and love were thick in the humid air. The festivities at the War Memorial Auditorium in Fort Lauderdale were swinging by the time headliner Karmin, the rapping duo and internet sensation, hit the stage with their backing band. Nick Louis Noonan was at the keyboard, then jumping from the platform, his pretty face all up in the audience. Amy Heidemann announced she was thrilled there were so many people there. Last time they performed Pride South Florida, she counted something like 20 audience members.
Before the show, though, we crashed their van for an interview.
They've been touring, have a single that is coming out soon, and Heidemann is starting a new fashion website, Karminology. She says it's less Ann Taylor, more Gwen Stefani.
Here's what the two had to say about her supershort, sequined shorts, playing other Pride events, Carly Rae Jepsen versus the Boy Scouts, and being the two whitest people to perform at the BET Awards.
Nick Louis Noonan: Those shorts definitely, I think, you've had for a minute.
Amy Heidemann: I've been saving these for the right event. I call them my rainbow shorts.
Do you do other Pride events?
AH: We do. This is the first one, I think, of the year, and we're performing at it, so we're really proud to be here. There's a lot more to come this year. We have a few more, I forget the cities.
NLN: I know we're doing Boston, Dinah Shore in April, back on the other coast. We did a lot last year, L.A., San Fran, Kansas City.
What was some of the craziest stuff you saw there?
NLN: The wildest stuff, I think, definitely, San Francisco.
AH: I think the parades are the craziest part. San Fran's is right in front of the giant courthouse. It think that was the biggest crowd we've performed in front of period. It was like 100,000.
NLN: It shuts down the square. It's pretty cool.