KUTX fans on Animal Crossing: pay a visit to KUTX’s Studio 1A in New Horizons!
If you’re longing for pre-pandemic live sessions in KUTX’s Studio 1A, come to the islands! My island, to be exact.
Dubbed “Avocado Island” by my elementary-aged daughter (in honor of her favorite food), it appears at first glance to be unremarkable – there’s nothing thematic going on, the art section of our museum is empty, and we still haven’t grown any gold roses. But head to the basement of my house and you’ll find Avocado’s crown jewel, and the project of many summer hours where I should’ve instead been learning to knit or reading an actual book: a recreation of KUTX’s Studio 1A.
Just fire up one of our KUTX at Home interviews, or a favorite past Studio 1A session, then take your seat in this state-of-the-art facility fashioned entirely of stuff purchased at Nook’s Crossing, or gifted by floating balloons or my New Horizons-playing KUT/KUTX coworkers (thank you, Ana Paula, for the drum kit.) Pay a visit anytime via Dream Code: DA-7816-6830-3135.
< You can also scan this QR code for your own KUTX logo, which you can wear as a sleeveless tank a-la-Jody-Denberg, or slap on any customizable item. Just log in to the Nintendo Switch app on your smartphone (not your Nook phone), choose Animal Crossing, then Designs, then scan the code using your phone’s camera. Next, open the Custom Designs app on your Nook phone (not your smartphone) and download the new design.
Use your Switch or smartphone to grab a photo – of your Studio 1A dream-visit, or sporting your KUTX shirt – and share it on social (be sure to tag us!)
And enjoy a couple other goodies, below, for KUTX fans of Animal Crossing: videos from Sylvan Esso and T Pain that pay tribute to everyone’s favorite time suck, plus a Zoom performance from the musicians behind the New Horizons theme song.
See you in my basement! (Yeah, that sounds creepier than I intended.)
– Jacquie Fuller, KUTX Assistant Program Director and resident of Avocado Island