Summary graphic: Keytar Bear, wearing his full-body bear costume, stands on a stage before fans with his hands raised in a “victory” pose.

Keytar Bear is much more complex than his man-in-a-bear-suit act implies. Despite all I’ve learned about him, there are a couple questions I’ve been asking myself that no one else has been able to answer.

Summary graphic: Two photos of Wayne Kramer - one in a suit and tie performing at Lincoln Center, and one of him playing a rock rock club.

The ending of Wayne Kramer’s first show in New York in ten years should have been awesome. Instead, when the cry of “it’s time to kick out the jams motherfuckas!!!” rang out, it just felt out of place. And that was a good thing.