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August 2013

Philadelphia

BUDWEISER MADE IN AMERICA – Line Up, Live Stream & Skype (a festival sponsor) is offering to fans on site & Solange Concert at TLA

BUDWEISER MADE IN AMERICA UPDATES

BUDWEISER MADE IN AMERICA: LIVE STREAM
  • Sign up for livestream text alerts via Budweiser’s facebook page to get a reminder when your  favorite artists are set to play!
  • New
    to this year’s live stream is Budweiser’s partnership with CrowdSurfing
    allowing fans to feel closer to the artists and music that they love by
    utilizing social media to interact with the live performances in real
    time conversations
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As you gear up for Made in America this weekend, we
wanted to let you know about the special experience Skype (a festival
sponsor) is offering to fans on site. We encourage you to check out the
following activities (and let your readers
know too!):

·        
Visit the Skype Airstream: Skype’s
tricked-out Airstream trailer, located near the front of the festival,
will be used as a studio for artist interviews. Throughout the weekend,
Skype will host six different bands – who
will be answering questions entirely crowd-sourced from fans at the
festival – and you’ll get to watch.

·        
Check out Skype photobooths: Use the
silly props provided at these booths around the festival to take fun
photo keepsakes. You’ll get a printed copy and a digital version emailed
to you.

·        
Score some swag: Keep an eye out for
Skype reps wandering the festival and you can score loot like Wayfarers
sunglasses, trucker caps and Bluetooth JAMBOXES.

·        
Add “skypevip_bmia”
to your contacts list on Skype and be among the first to know about
special events and giveaways, and get to submit questions to the
artists.

·        
WIN tickets to the exclusive afterparty with performer Solange – sponsored by Skype – by participating in the activities above. Philly.com announces that Solange will give a private party at TLA on Satuday night around Midnight.

BUDWEISER MADE IN AMERICA ADDITION:
SKATE PARK
  • This year the Budweiser Made In America Festival will feature a skatepark.
  • Located
    across from the Freedom Stage, professional skaters will exhibit their
    tricks amid performances from new and upcoming independent acts. 

Acts Include:
SATURDAY:

2pm – Duo Kie
2:45pm – Brick+Mortar
4pm – Restorations
5:15pm -Balance& Composure
6:30pm – Cloud Nothings
SUNDAY:

2pm – Yazz the Greatest
2:45pm -The Underachievers
4pm – Diarrhea Planet
5:15pm – The Front Bottoms
6:30pm – Pujol

BUDWEISER MADE IN AMERICA: SET TIMES
SATURDAY:

Rocky Stage
2pm – Walk the Moon
3:15pm – ASAP Rocky
4:45pm – Public Enemy
6:30pm – Imagine Dragons
8:30pm – Phoenix
10:30pm – Beyonce
Liberty Stage:
2:30pm – Haim
4pm – Emile Sande
5:45pm – 2 Chainz
7:30pm – Empire of the Sun
9:30pm – deadmau5
Freedom Stage:
2pm – Redlight
3pm – Mord Fustang
4:30pm – Rudimental
5:45pm – TJR
7pm – Porter Robinson
8:15pm – Wolfgang Gartner

SUNDAY:

Rocky Stage:
2pm – Fitz & The Tantrums
3pm – Gaslight Anthem
4:30pm – Kendrick Lamar
6pm – Wiz Khalifa
7:30pm – Queens of the Stone Age
9:30pm – Nine Inch Nails
Liberty Stage:
2:30pm – TBA
3:45pm – Solange
5:15pm – Miguel
6:45pm – Macklemore & Ryan Lewis
8:30pm – Calvin Harris
Freedom Stage:
2pm – Jesse Rose
3pm – Robert Delong
4:15pm – AlunaGeorge
5:30pm – GTA
6:30pm – Feed Me
7:30pm – Nero
For more information, please visit http://www.madeinamericafest.com/

Philadelphia

Budweiser Clydesdales Visit Philadelphia – Fairmount PLUS MADE IN AMERICA TICKET GIVEAWAY Pluse Made in America Line Up 2013

All week the Budweiser Clydesdales have been in Philadelphia to kick off the 2nd Annual Budweiser Made in America Festival which begins tomorrow at 2pm along the Parkway.

 

 Lots of folks turned out
 The Budweiser Clydesdales stopped at various bars and restaurants that serve Bud.
 Here they are as they passed the Easter State Penitentiary.
 Which cleverly created an “explosion” and the break out of zombies about a minute after the horses passed by. I was completely taken by surprise trampling bystanders.

 

Terror Behind the Walls kicks off on September 20
 I’ve gone several times in the past years, and it’s really worth it, scary and memorable. Don’t eat before you go.

 

 
 The Clydesdales made their way back down Fairmount stopping at London Grill

 

 Bishop’s Collar
and Little Pete’s

 

 I like their pony tails

Budweiser Made in America Festival 2013 Line Up at Philly.com http://www.philly.com/philly/blogs/entertainment/music_nightlife/Made-in-America-daily-lineup-schedule-released.html
Check out my coverage of Made in America on this blog and on my segment on Fox 29’s Good Day Philly 9:30AM on Monday and in PhillyMag on Tuesday. I’ll have all the fun stories and events.

Tickets are still available for the festival, but I have two pairs to give away. I partnered them as 2 tickets for Saturday, and 2 tickets for Sunday. That way you can go with a friend if you win a pair of tickets. Beyonce and so many great bands, performs on Saturday and Sunday highlights, Nine Inch Nails and Macklemore & Ryan Lewis, Solange and you’ll see Jay-Z and Beyonce sitting in the VIP seats.
‘For
the second consecutive year, United Way of Greater Philadelphia and
Southern New Jersey will benefit from the “Budweiser Made in America”
music festival over Labor Day weekend. A primary goal of this event is
to have a positive impact on the local community, and once again the
concert will benefit our United Way.
United Way of Greater Philadelphia and Southern New Jersey is your
local partner to drive measurable, lasting IMPACT that none of us can
achieve alone.  LIVE UNITED. Visit UnitedforImpact.org.
United Way encourages you to connect with us via social media and
learn how you can make a difference in addressing critical issues in our
region related to education, income and health. Look out for us at the
Made in America festival Saturday, August 31 and Sunday, September 1 to
hear first-hand about our mission, the impact of our work and the value
of local volunteerism.’
– See more at:
http://blogs.courierpostonline.com/contest/2013/08/28/win-tickets-to-budweisers-made-in-america-festival-in-philly/#sthash.MD9fjSQ9.dpuf
 ‘For the second consecutive year, United Way of Greater Philadelphia and Southern New Jersey will benefit from the “Budweiser Made in America” music festival over Labor Day weekend. A primary goal of this event is to have a positive impact on the local community, and once again the concert will benefit our United Way.  United Way of Greater Philadelphia and Southern New Jersey is your local partner to drive measurable, lasting IMPACT that none of us can achieve alone.  LIVE UNITED. Visit UnitedforImpact.org.  United Way encourages you to connect with us via social media and learn how you can make a difference in addressing critical issues in our region related to education, income and health. Look out for us at the Made in America festival Saturday, August 31 and Sunday, September 1 to hear first-hand about our mission, the impact of our work and the value of local volunteerism.’
Follow @iphillychitchat and Tweet us why you should have a pair of tickets!  Include in your Tweet “Contest Tickets for  @MIAFestival via Thanks @phillysjunited “
-Plus follow  all three of us over the next few days for updates on the weekend.-Concert ends today at 5PM. When I DM you I will arrange ticket pick up.
‘For
the second consecutive year, United Way of Greater Philadelphia and
Southern New Jersey will benefit from the “Budweiser Made in America”
music festival over Labor Day weekend. A primary goal of this event is
to have a positive impact on the local community, and once again the
concert will benefit our United Way.
United Way of Greater Philadelphia and Southern New Jersey is your
local partner to drive measurable, lasting IMPACT that none of us can
achieve alone.  LIVE UNITED. Visit UnitedforImpact.org.
United Way encourages you to connect with us via social media and
learn how you can make a difference in addressing critical issues in our
region related to education, income and health. Look out for us at the
Made in America festival Saturday, August 31 and Sunday, September 1 to
hear first-hand about our mission, the impact of our work and the value
of local volunteerism.’
– See more at:
http://blogs.courierpostonline.com/contest/2013/08/28/win-tickets-to-budweisers-made-in-america-festival-in-philly/#sthash.MD9fjSQ9.dpuf
Philadelphia

The Last Photo Taken of Chuck Peruto and Julia Law

I feel what’s missing in these latest stories of the tragedy that happened with Chuck Peruto and Julia Law is a photo of them together. I photographed them during a chance meeting a week or so earlier as they passed a party I was photographing near Rittenhouse Square. They were going out with another couple to a show nearby. It’s never been published til now. They were the picture of happiness. It’s so sad to read of her tragic death again, and now a back story that doesn’t paint how beautiful she and lively she was.

Here’s a link to the Philly Mag story which seems to be the talk of the town. (please don’t take this photo, thank you)

http://blogs.phillymag.com/the_philly_post/2013/08/27/exclusive-philly-mag-story-details-life-loves-final-hours-chuck-perutos-dead-girlfriend/

Philadelphia

RANDOM SHOTS OF MY CHARLOTTE, PIGEON FORGE AND NASHVILLE VACATION (with Ghost sightings & Erin Como, Nash, Marisa Magnatta, Mom & Tracy)

These photos were uploaded in a crazy fashion

 A Nashville Street

 Erin Como and I

 Cousins Nash and Jim in Nashville near their home with cousin Emy

 Marissa and Mike after lunch, on a Nashville street. Marisa happened to be in town at the same time for a bacherlorette party

The ATT building in Nashville, is nicknamed “Batman”

The one thing on my bucket list was to see where Donna Summer was buried. She was the very first album I bought as a kid.

 I was all set to see her at the Latin Casino with a family friend, but then my mom heard that moaning song and forbade me. I was 12 at the time – LOL

 Brentwood, near Tim McGraw’s estate outside Nashville
 Nashville
 Nashville. It was hard to find anyone in Nashville with a Southern Accent. It was sad for me.

A view from the visitor’s station in the Smokies
I think this was an Elk in the Smokies
On our way to Charlotte to visit my family, Mike and I randomly stayed in the town of Lexington Va. I came across the Stonewall Jackson Memorial Cemetary and there in the center was his plot
In the 2nd photo I took there was an “orb” about his plot. In the 3rd photo it was gone. So I shot it from another angle.
When I shot it from the side, there was the Orb again, see in the upper right corner. If it were a spec on my lens it would still have been closer to the statue. Plus My flash was the only light in the cemetery, so it wasn’t a reflection. Was it the ghost of Stonewall Jackson?

The city of Charlotte
The ghost of Jim and Tammy Baker. This once was Heritage USA, their resort and amusement park. It’s finally being torn down and houses are popping up all around it. (It’s about 15 minutes from Charlotte.)
The Smokie’s so beautiful

Mom with grandchildren Timmy and Ela, outside mom’s new home near Charlotte

Which bag is Mike’s? Which bag is Hughe’s?

Gatlinburg, TN
Pigeon Forge, TN
Is a lot like Wildwood. Lots of things to do, amusement parks. Very cheap hotels, like $59 a night. 
 We went to a dinner theater where they had loggers competing against each other.
 It was interesting.
 We didn’t go, but I saw the sign
The Wax Museum

 You commit the crime, they have a newspaper with your mugshot
 The Titanic Museum. Pretty cool. Took me three hours to go through. They have the sets from the movie in there.
 The view from our hotel. Mike loved going outside and feeding the ducks
Years ago when we were in Las Vegas he wanted to try the indoor skydiving, but it was out of commission. He finally took it off his bucket list as they have one in Pigeon Forge. We need one in Philly.

Philadelphia

Philly Daily News Sexy Singles Party Thursday August 22, 2013

On the same day as the super dooper Diner en Blanc event, Philly Daily News had their annual Sexy Singles Party. I was sad to have missed it for the first time in 5 years, but their PR company sent me a few photos to share with you; plus I have a sexy video from Focused Studios (see last photo)

 Jenice Armstrong, founder of the PDN Sexy Singles, and celebrating 10 sexy years, giving the audience love. I love love her dress too.
 There’s my bud Stacey Kracher on the red carpet, 2nd from right
Angela Perfetto (@PassionSorella9). Hair Stylist-Middle Linebacker 4 the Philadelphia Passion of the LFL- Preston & Steve Calendar Girl, and Philly Daily News Sexy Singles, with Maria Papadakis, Philly.com’s Sexy Single Sweetie.
Focused Studios captures the evening. (Hire them to capture your event.)