FAIRFIELD — Children are taught to use their inside voices in libraries, but those rules were broken Saturday as the sounds of shrieks and screams echoed throughout the Cordelia Library, where local band of near-celebrity status came to play.
The Hipwaders entertained a loud crowd of young fans Saturday morning. Infants to parents and grandparents danced on the “dance floor” of the library’s meeting room, temporarily lending itself as a concert hall.
The kids band played only upbeat tunes for its fans with plenty of energy.
Fans such as 6-year-old Haley Scott like The Hipwaders because the band gives her a chance to, well, shake her hips.
“I’m good at dancing,” Scott said proudly.
Band members Tito Uquillas, DJ Kinville and Nick Baca are something of a staple in the community since they started seven years ago.
Baca, a longtime musician, enjoyed the transition from “adult” music to kid’s music for several reasons.
“Kid’s music doesn’t excite me. But I love (The Hipwaders) music,” he said.
He and his fellow band members also enjoy the change of scenery: Playing during the daytime in clean, nice venues is just one of the perks.
The band has grown into Bay Area favorite, earning several No. 1 spots on XM Sirius Radio and booking gigs from Vacaville to San Jose and more.
The fans, the gigs and, of course, the fame is great Uquillas said, but the band members don’t have plans to give up their day jobs anytime soon.
“I think I’d go crazy doing it every day,” Uquillas said, laughing. “It’s something to look forward to after work.”
Next weekend, The Hipwaders will play at the Starry Plough in Berkeley. For more information, visit www.hipwaders.net.
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