Sunday, July 13, 2008

Hey kids, let's put on a show.

Oldest son's deadline for his Eagle scout completion is about 3 weeks away. It's looks like he will make it but like father like son, it will be at the last minute.

And now, as if the Eagle scout, working, organizing for College isn't enough, he and his girlfriend are organizing an outdoor rock show to "Save Darfur" on August 9th.

You have to give them credit. The summer I graduated high school, my greatest ambition was to go to the Frampton/Yes show at JFK stadium. It would have never even occurred to me to find a venue, organize my friends, find bands, etc for some African country I had never been to.

It's amazing to watch. They have no idea what they are doing but yet somehow, they make it happen. It's as if they are just optimistic about the whole thing, they have no idea that it doesn't have to happen.

Two weeks ago, it looked grim. They had no venue, their supporters were dwindling and were just about out of ideas. They they found the Ironwood Outdoor Center in Lumberton, NJ.

The best part is they do everything with facebook.

From Facebook, here is a description:

Local Amnesty chapter out of Mount Laurel, NJ looking for help with planning, organizing, and staffing a benefit concert for the victims of the Genocide in the Darfur region of Sudan. This event will require roadies to help bands and musicians set up their stuff, a bake sale, donations of products, an art show, and other vendors.

The date of this event is August 9, from 3 to 9 PM. The location for the show is TBA.

Oldest Son's band is playing as are bands of friends. I think they invited Moby. I'll let you know if Moby shows.

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