Langerado Ticket Contest Extended to August 5; Also, I Humiliate Myself

In County Grind's incapable hands, perhaps it should be The Boo Boo Album.
You may have heard that we are giving away a pair of Langerado Music Festival 2011 tickets. To allow busy local music fans to get their entries together, we've extended the deadline until Friday, August 5, at noon. This will allow you an additional week to brainstorm and film a clip that is impressive enough to warrant two weekend passes that would cost you a total of $300 otherwise.

As proof that this is not a difficult process, I filmed a sample entry this morning while eating my cereal. For the sake of everyone involved, I chose one of the shortest songs on hand, Death Cab for Cutie's kinda weepy "Steadier Footing," from 2001's The Photo Album.

This literally took as long as it would take a person to find a terry cloth hat in the closet, look online for a lyrics website to read, and press play on my camera phone for 1 minute and 50 seconds. This video has its issues -- the video is sideways, the audio and video are synched horribly, I'm drinking out of my cereal bowl instead of paying attention to the task at hand -- but it got done. Much like Stephen Colbert's presidential run, I don't deserve to win, and I won't win, but I show how easy it can be to get in the running.

Here goes literally nothing:

To be eligible: Film a video of yourself performing your favorite song by a Langerado artist (all of them are listed here), upload it to YouTube or another video streaming site, and post the link to our County Grind Facebook page by noon ET on Friday, August 5.

At that time, we will review all of the entries and choose the one that is the most entertaining and creative. So, if you can't sing, you better make it look impressive. We will announce the winning entry later in the day on Friday, August 5.

Langerado Music Festival 2011. With Death Cab for Cutie, Trey Anastasio Band, Ben Harper, Thievery Corporation, Ween, Arctic Monkeys, G. Love & Special Sauce, Clap Your Hands Say Yeah, Wolfgang Gartner, Etienne De Crecy, the Glitch Mob, Ghostland Observatory, Das Racist, Portugal. The Man, Friendly Fires, Childish Gambino, Smith Westerns, Super Mash Bros., Conspirator, Savoy, Mates of State, the Whigs, Yuck, Metropolis, Keys N Krates, Two Fresh, RAC DJs, Lance Herbstrong, HOTTUB, Bobby Lee Rogers, and the Kingston Springs. October 8 and 9. Advance tickets cost $150. Click here.

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This made me smile, Reed. I like the random sideways sing along.

Fat Hand
Fat Hand

That was an inspirational video. It inspired me to enter this contest, because surely my video can't be as disturbing as that. Not sure what it is...I think song, the lack of synchronization, the sidewaysness of it all, and your cereal. It was kinda scary.

Reed Fischer
Reed Fischer

I just hope no one is near sharp objects when they watch it.

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