Since been uploaded a few weeks ago this YouTube video has gotten almost 6 million views
Inspired by and based on a similar event in the MidWest today's Oakland Internet Cat Video Festival is a fun and worthy event that is bound to delight the masses of cat fanatics out there who can't get enough of that internet preoccupation of viewing cat videos (like the one above) on YouTube and other websites. A co-production of The Great Wall of Oakland and the Walker Art Center and with involvement from (and benefiting) the local SPCA the Oakland Internet Cat Video Festival happens this afternoon and evening (Saturday May 11th) on West Grand between Telegraph and Broadway where the highlight will be an hour-plus collage of dozens of some of the best of aforementioned popular YouTube cat videos all tightly edited together - to be screened onto the "great wall" in downtown Oakland.
Today's event runs from 3pm to 10pm and folks are invited to bring along their own cats to the event where the East Bay SPCA will also have cats up for adoption for anyone who wants to take one home with them. Supplying cat themed music for the event will be The Cat Man of West Oakland. Yesterday I caught up with said Cat Man - born Adam Myatt - who may not own a cat himself but sure has a compassion for (not to mention a good eye) for dozens of strays in his neighborhood as is evident from the wonderful feline photos in this Amoeblog - all taken by Adam in the area near his East Bay home. When we talked I asked the Cat Man about the event and what music he will be spinning to keep the cat party moving today.