Live: grandson and K. Flay rock Indy

It was a packed house when K. Flay and grandson’s I Love You, I’m Trying tour came to Indianapolis and the show started early and, after Jack Kays finished up a set that had the crowd loud and amped up, K. Flay hit the stage. 

With her mix of cabaret, rap, hip hop, avant garde and rock, the crowd ate it up like Thanksgiving dinner and gave her back every ounce of energy she gave them. She danced, strutted and flailed her arms around during the band’s breakdowns and gave a performance that was impossible to forget. Throwing in a cover of Rage Against The Machine’s “Bulls On Parade,” the crowd lost their minds in every way before the set was even over. 

Starting the set on a park bench illuminated by just two street lights and a beautiful theater curtain behind him, grandson closed the night off in a powerful way for his first-ever visit to Indianapolis. “This will be the most inclusive, special show you’ve ever gone to,” he told the crowd. “I don’t care what brought you here, I just hope you find it. I’m so glad you’re here, thank you for coming out tonight, I love you,” he told the fans and they made sure to give him just as much love as he gave them throughout the night.

As he danced around the stage during the set, the fans were just as active and the show was cinematic and theatrical as it gets. Including the fans in everything he possibly could, the fans felt right at home and weren’t afraid to let every ounce of anger, frustration, stress, depression and emotion out. 

In the end, for grandson’s first career show in Indianapolis, it was everything you could possibly ask for and more and, when you added in K. Flay, it was a night to remember. 

-Reggie Edwards