Saturday, July 20, 2013

“JamboLive dot org”

As this is written, the final Jambopalooza is about to begin at the 2013 National Jamboree of the Boy Scouts of America, located at its permanent and already way the hell over budget site, the Summit Bechtel Family National Scout Reserve, located in the mountains of southern West Virginia. The opening acts are from earlier this week are shown here, including a band from the United States Army, as well as local country music recording artists Taylor Made, with more than one album to their credit, but no mention on Wikipedia.

Meanwhile, the identity of the closing act, to begin shortly as this is written, is a well-guarded secret, what with all the champions of tolerance picking on the BSA over that membership policy thing. (Picking on the Boy Scouts. So what else is new???) You can find out with the rest of the crowd at three o'clock Eastern time by clicking here at "jambolive dot org."

It's the next best thing to being there, and you don't have to climb up a hill for three miles (never mind with a full pack).

UPDATE 1: Two things have happened since this was posted. The first is that we lost the embed from the Jamboree site, so we chucked it for now. The second is that, due to contractual obligations, the featured and long-kept-secret star performer for today, Universal Republic recording artists Three Doors Down of Escatawpa, Mississippi, was not allowed to be streamed for all you freeloading SOBs out there. That obviously didn't bother the guys who performed at the 2010 Centennial Jamboree, namely lowercase people/Atlantic recording artists Switchfoot from San Diego, California, and (frankly) they were way better, as the substitute videos here will demonstrate.

Be honest, guys, that was totally awesome, don't you think?

Or don't you?

UPDATE 2: Archived video clips of the opening and (eventually) closing arena shows can best be viewed here.

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