Kid, You'll Move Mountains is "absolutely serious" about wanting to play with Justin Bieber at Summerfest
When the Internet—yes, we refer to the Internet as a single, terrifying organism, because that’s how it looks in our nightmares—successfully lobbied to get Betty White on Saturday Night Live, it realized that it can make any whim a reality simply by asking for it long and loud enough. Chicago (via Milwaukee) band Kid, You’ll Move Mountains is currently attempting to do this on a smaller scale with a web campaign to get cherub-faced teen idol Justin Bieber to perform with them June 27 at Summerfest.
KYMM and Bieber are already booked to play the Big Gig at around the same time that day, on stages not that far from each other. Geographically, it would be a cinch. Logistically, of course, it’s a different story. But no matter how unlikely it seems that Bieber and his minions will even hear about this, much less agree to cut into his stringent pre-show cocaine and caviar regimen to play a few songs with Midwestern indie-rockers, KYMM is aggressively pushing its followers to spread the word about the would-be jam session. There’s a Facebook group, and even a Twitter hashtag: #BieberYoullMoveMountains
“The main thing is to just bring a gigantic commercial mega-star like Justin over, however briefly, to play with five people in a struggling independent band, who admittedly are kind of smelly and who might loan him a Dianogah record,” KYMM’s Jim Hanke tells A.V. Club Milwaukee.
As to whether this is some kind of smart-alecky joke, Hanke insists the band “is absolutely serious” about wanting to jam with Bieber. “He just so happens to be the most famous kid in the world, and happens to be performing very close by,” he says. “The spectrum between how huge he is and how unconnected we are is what makes something like this special.”