Wednesday, April 29, 2009

Never have I ever....

...Never have I ever until this tour:

*Rode a scooter
*Roller skated (only ever roller blades)
*Drank a coffee, Red Bull, another coffee, a diet coke, eaten a Kazoozle and another diet coke all in the course of 4 hours before
*Played a ukulele
*Said the word "awesome" 50 times in one conversation
*Seen the movie "Top Gun"
*Worn 5 band t-shirts in 5 days
*Owned a pair of red sunglasses
*Been to the state of Missouri
*Been to Milwaukee
*Gone skateboarding in a swimming pool (that didn't have water)
*Lived through 4 days without complaining at all about not having a shower
*Not done laundry in 17 days
*Thought so many boys in one place were the sweetest/cutest thing ever!
*Made so many friends that have changed my life in such a short period of time

Gosh, what an experience. Sad, last day of tour is tomorrow.

Tuesday, April 28, 2009

Bamboozle Roadshow coming to a close...sharing the experience

Well everyone, we're less than a week away from the close of the Bamboozle Roadshow and like I said before, I'm feeling a bit saddened. These guys have been the best you could meet. They've become my family and we all reference one another as Bamboozle brothers (even though I'm the only girl on tour, they still consider me a brother). The emotion, the connection - everyone is dreaming together, living their dreams together and having a great time making life friends while doing it. I've met friends, family, girlfriends and wives, and they've introduced me to them all as "the WONKA girl", with some side remarks like "WONKA is what made the tour" and "she's given us more candy than you can imagine."

Speaking of life friends, I had the opportunity to sit down with Tom from Mercy Mercedes. Here's the deal: NICEST guy --- EVER. Be sure to check him out on Twitter. Here's what he had to say when we sat down last night during our day off to chat:

Me: You say this has been the best tour so far for you guys, right? What's made it so good?

Tom: Well, last year we were doing our national tour and since the band was just starting up, we didn't have money for hotels and slept in Wal-Mart parking lots in our van. It's nice to know you're going to shower and that you're going to have a bed to sleep in. It's been so much easier - we're so thankful.

Me: Has there been anything hard about touring?

Tom: We tour because we love it. We love our fans, we love to play. But, I miss home and my girlfriend. Thankfully she's supportive of my dream!

Me: So you're not from North Carolina originally, right?

Tom: No, I'm from Connecticut and moved to North Carolina a couple years before our band started up (which was about two years go). But I consider myself a Southern boy like the rest of the guys.

Me: What's next for you?

Tom: We're going on tour with FTSK for a few dates, then we have Warped Tour this summer and another secret tour in the works...check out www.myspace.com/mercymercedes for details. Then we're cutting our first full length record. Very excited to get to work - we have a lot of great things coming. I hope you all enjoy them!

Me: What's the weirdest thing a fan has ever asked you to sign?

Tom: A pair of clean underwear that they brought to the show. That was a little strange.

Me: If you weren't in a band, what would you be doing?

Tom: I'd be in college (he's only 21) going to school for I don't know what. I've never really thought about it - all I've ever wanted is to be a musician.

Well, luckily he is! And such a talented one. Thanks, Tom, for speaking with me!

Monday, April 27, 2009

Backstage (actually this was filmed on stage) with Marc

...after the show in Philly, I had a chance to pull Marc from FTSK aside for a second and have a chat with him about how the tour has been. EVERY person I've had the chance to talk with has said this is their FAVORITE tour so far...and I have to say it's mine too! Okay, it's my first tour, but man has it ROCKED! Check this out...


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Such a funny guy! Ahhh, see? It's these guys that have made this such an enjoyable experience.

Saturday, April 25, 2009

The coolest thing ever...

Hanging out with these guys has made me feel like a rock star. No joke, I feel like a big deal. I'm a girl with candy. What's more awesome than that? Okay, here are a couple things that have happened to me to make me feel, like, super rad.

There for Tomorrow showed up for the Orlando show and when we were introduced they said to me, "Oh yeah, you're the WONKA girl, right? We've heard about you." Oh man, so cool.

Hanging out with Dashboard Confessional at the Fort Lauderdale show: "A tour sponsored by WONKA? What's cooler than that!" And then hanging out with Scott (the bassist) again in Milwaukee, he introduces me to his friends as, "You want to know something cool? This is Mrs. WONKA. No, really."

Last night, I was walking through the crowd at the Cleveland House of Blues show when I got pulled aside by a fan:

Random Fan: Hey, I follow you on Twitter!
Me: That's awesome, have you tweeted me before?
RF: No, but I know everything about WONKAnation.
RF(to her friends): This is WONKA!
Friends: I thought WONKA was a guy?
RF: No, this is WONKA and she is sooooo cool.

Ahhhh, life of a rock star. No wonder these guys are addicted to life on the road!

Friday, April 24, 2009

The CAB take two!

Whoa, okay, so much fun. After speaking with Johnson yesterday, Alex Marshall and I had the chance to sit down and talk about the tour. Here's what he had to say....

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Thank you so much, Alex for sitting down and talking to me! You're so great!

Thursday, April 23, 2009

Heart to Heart with Alex Johnson from the CAB

So I had the chance to sit down and talk with Alex Johnson, drummer of The CAB, tonight and I have to say it was awesome. Here's the inside scoop you've been after:

How long have you been playing drums? 11 years (he's 20, so since he was 9!)

How did The CAB get together? They all went to high school together and were in local bands and decided to try playing together at the Rock'N Java one night. The rest is history.

How has The Bamboozle Roadshow been for you? Great because they're touring with their friends We The Kings again (this is their 5th tour together) and almost every show has been sold out!

How many national tours have you been on? They've been pretty much non-stop for the past 2 years (this is their 8th national tour!).

What's your favorite thing about touring? Just being able to hang out with the other bands and making friends with them. They learn so much about music and find inspiration from one another.

There are three Alex's in your band. How do you distinguish between one another? None of them go by Alex. There is a singer (Alex DeLeon), a Marshall (Alex Marshall) and Johnson (Alex Johnson).

What do you do when you're not touring? Play video games (Call of Duty is his favorite, and yes, he has gotten to the Zombie level) and hang out with his little sisters (he has 4!).

What do you plan on doing after The Bamboozle Roadshow? They're doing a headliner over the summer (stay tuned to www.myspace.com/thecab for the opener) and hopefully putting a new record together soon.

And just for fun.....

What do you have on your iPod? Blink 182, Sum 41, Green Day
What's your favorite color? Red
What's your favorite food? Taco Bell (he orders the Crunchwrap Supreme)
If you weren't in a band, what would you be doing? A firefighter, because his dad is one!
How can fans connect with you? Twitter coming soon...he's downloading the Twitter application to his iPhone tomorrow, so check back in for his user name!

Wednesday, April 22, 2009

What I've learned on the road....

With only 12 days left in the tour, I have to admit. I'm bummin' a little bit. I've met such great people, such great bands, had way more fun than I ever thought was possible (even taking into consideration the constant lack of shower/clean laundry/sleep). But I've learned a lot, grown a lot, done a lot. Here's just a few things I've learned since being on tour:

  • If you're giving out candy, you're automatically loved by all
  • Sleep isn't as necessary when you're having fun
  • I can NOT skateboard/scooter --- both FTSK and Mercy Mercedes dedicated time to trying to help me learn, poor guys!
  • Flexibility is key. The schedule, the to-dos, the EVERYTHING is always changing on the road so rolling with it and accepting it is the only way to go
  • The best guys in the world happen to be on the Bamboozle Roadshow tour!
Whew! That's just the start. Being on the road = awesome/incredible/life changing. But here's what you've really been waiting for....a few DID YOU KNOWS:
  • Alex DeLeon from The CAB's favorite candy is Tinglerz
  • Ian from The CAB is the only non-Las Vegas resident (he lives in Seattle near me!) AND his favorite candy is strawberry Laffy Taffy
  • Travis from WTK is celebrating his birthday at the Cleveland show on April 24
  • Alex Johnson from The CAB and B-Real from Mercy Mercedes are chocolate LOVERS (they keep asking for unlimited supplies of WONKA Bars!)
Thank you, Chicago, for such an amazing night. We're heading off to Pontiac, MI RIGHT now. I hope to see you there!

Tuesday, April 21, 2009

Trying something new -- video blog!

Thanks to the Mercy Mercedes guys, we're trying something new today! A video blog with the inside to Bamboozle....they're such fun guys!

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The Milwaukee show was great, and like the guys said in the video...the venue is definitely haunted. There is an abandoned pool downstairs...so weird! I think we're going to try to scare Bradley (the Mercy Mercedes tour manager). Should be fun...we'll let you know how it goes.

Monday, April 20, 2009

Little of this, little of that

Indianapolis -- what a BEAUTIFUL city. Beautiful venue and probably the best acoustic sound in a venue that we've had yet. We almost escaped it with complete success, until B-Real of Mercy Mercedes attempted a triple jump (he normally shoots for a double jump search on YouTube for a sample) some on stage and hurt himself! He's at the hospital right now and we're awaiting the verdict...we'll be sure to let you know what we find out ASAP.

Here's a few little tidbits I thought you'd find interesting:

DID YOU KNOW:
  • Matt and Nate from Mercy Mercedes are cousins
  • Kyle and Marc from FTSK are step brothers
  • Marc also beat Call of Duty on his day off yesterday
  • Tom of Mercy Mercedes is the only non-North Carolina native (he's from Connecticut)
  • Austin of FTSK always orders a meatball sub when he stops by Subway (we went for dinner tonight...see happy picture below)

Saturday, April 18, 2009

We are FAM-IL-Y!

So I reached the pinnacle of life on the road -- I became a part of the roadshow family. No one gave me an award, or made an announcement..but there was a distinct feeling in the atmosphere since Orlando...when was that...day before yesterday? Yes, Thursday, all of a sudden there it was... comfortable, expected, protected....awesome.

There is a difference, a very big difference, between being a roadie (someone who follows around here and there with the band) and being part of the "family." Sporadic folks along the tour are welcomed warmly, but when I was approached for my autograph and asked to take pictures by fans because the band guys are talking to them about me to both fans and other bands (like MetroStation and There For Tomorrow knew who I was before we met!)..it was then it hit me hard - family.

I LOVE it.

Here's what I learned about my "family":
  • DID YOU KNOW...Dustin from Never Shout Never is related to Dashboard Confessional (I know because I hung out with them in Ft. Lauderdale...woot!
  • DID YOU KNOW...All the Mercy Mercedes guys HATE raisins, but love grapes
  • DID YOU KNOW...FTSK has toured in Japan
Tomorrow is a day off. I think all of us are heading back to Nashville to get in some paintball before we head to Indianapolis...stay tuned.

Thursday, April 16, 2009

...if you let a band guy borrow your computer....

...you're going to be pranked. Yesterday in Ft. Lauderdale after an AWESOME show, Jonathan Cook from Forever The Sickest Kids borrowed my computer and decided to tweet from my Twitter account :

@iamjonathancook is such a great guy! If you have met him please tell us some cool stories

What's cool about that tweet was all the great responses I got back! Here's just some of them:

karijones@WONKAnation i trade him an FTSK She's a Lady Bracelet for his love everyone bracelet when they played a show in Ft.Worth, TX in Jan.

JackieOness@WONKAnation i met jcook in oct on the sassyback tour in LA,i got 2 hang out in the vans rv before the showhe kept callin me donna!weird lol

Am_Bizzle@WONKAnation I met Jonathan at the St.Louis show! My story is to long to type on here though :(

alltimeamy@WONKAnation last year at warped after ftsk's acoustic set n the myspace tent, jcook was sweating so i gave him a fan and he let me stand on stage with him

mallyxfacex3@WONKAnation at warped i walked up to him and gave him a t shirt and he said "oh hey, your the dr pepper girl!" (:

itsmonique@WONKAnation I'm sure you'll get tons of fun stuff. When I met him in 07, he used to be a little fashionista. Matching hat, shoes & shirt...


So cool! And as if I didn't learn, I also let @djknucklehead
or Kyle from FTSK borrow my computer today and I came back to a great new background photo.


Austin, Kyle and Kevin (the production guy) from FTSK

Hah, I love it. Great guys. Off to watch the rest of the Disney World show!

Tuesday, April 14, 2009

Rain don't bother me..or at least not Bamboozle

While I might live in the ever misty city of Seattle, rain in South East is definitely not something to mess with -- unless you're the Bamboozle Roadshow! As we peeled out of Nashville after the show on Sunday night, we made the trek across 44 and were slammed by intense winds that threw our vehicle ALL over the road. When we saw Waffle House and a hotel at an upcoming exit, we decided to pull off, chow on some waffles and camp out for the night near Chattanooga.

We got some good sleep in (the first time in I don't know....well since the start of the tour) and pulled out around 8 am for a long 10 1/2 hour drive. We hit tons of hard rain along the way...at one point we hit a puddle so big it covered up our entire windshield. SCARY, but the boys handled it like champs. We pulled into St. Petersburg at 6:30 pm on Monday night and hit up my family's washing machine and dryer...ahhh so nice to have clean clothes and shower. So fresh and so clean.

When we rocked into the venue midafternoon thinking that the rain was going to keep us from having a good show.


Jannus Landing in St. Petersburg is an outside venue, but the bands gathered together and decided a sold out show still needed to be played. They pulled together the COOLEST acoustic set. Each band gave a unique performance, they're all so exceptionally talented!

Tonight we're heading over to Hard Rock Cafe in Tampa to hang out before we head on to Ft. Lauderdale in the morning. That's going to be a rockin' good show.

For fun, here's a couple band factoids you may not have known:

DID YOU KNOW.....

..... Tommy from Mercy Mercedes AND Alex M. from CAB sleep with their eyes open!
..... Kyle from FTSK can sew!
..... Mercy Mercedes favorite snacks are hummus and pita bread.

Ah, I love being behind the scenes. So cool.

Sunday, April 12, 2009

Hoppy Easter from the Music City!

After an incredible show at the Pageant in St. Louis, we rocked and rolled all night and pulled into Nashville around 4:15 a.m. Quite the long night! We drove from Oklahoma earlier in the day to a show in St. Louis, and then on to Nashville all before bed! Van life is full of long days and long nights, but lots of music and fun!

We picked up a few new Gold Card members in St. Louis and Nashville tonight - check them out:
Amy of Leopold, MO tweeted up with me to score her exclusive Gold Card membership!

Megan of Shawnee, KS made the drive all the way to St. Louis to try to get in to the sold out show. She didn't make it in, but she helped pass out Kazoozles anyway. She had no idea her awesome help would reward her with a Gold Card!

BFFs Morgan and Chandler from Franklin, TN tweeted to win a HUGE WONKA package -- Gold Cards, t-shirts and the first in the venue to taste Kazoozles! Congratulations ladies!

Tomorrow we're taking the day off to make the trek down to St. Petersburg, FL, but don't worry --- we'll have lots of fun along the road to report back to you!

Friday, April 10, 2009

Everything is a-ok in Oklahoma!

So life in the bus was cool, but I'm trying to experience all sides of life on the road. So I'm leaving the Never Shout Never bus gig to experience van life with Mercy Mercedes!

Last night was the first night and we kicked it out of the House of Blues in Houston and headed to IHOP for a late night bite:


B-Real and Mike hanging out

Then we climbed back in the van and listened to some tunes before hitting up a hotel an hour later at 3:30 a.m. Our call time was at 7:00 a.m. for a 7 hour drive to Tulsa, OK. Little sleep going, ladies and gentleman.

Besides the lack of sleep and showers (I am running on 3 days with no shower), I cannot explain how awesome it is to be a rockstar. One among legends....listening to the fans scream every night, chillin' backstage, passing out Kazoozles and Gold Cards...BEST EVER. Here's a few of our Gold Card Winners from the past few shows:


The lovely Brittany was presented a GOLD CARD by Kidd Kraddick at the Dallas House of Blues for her 16th birthday! She also received an extra to share with her best friend!

Mario from San Antonio won a Gold Card when FTSK tossed an autographed WONKA t-shirt into the crowd!

Robbie from San Antonio scored a Gold CARD while waiting in line outside the White Rabbit and played a WONKA trivia contest...he named the most WONKA candies.

Will and Brad, from the band Barely Blind, showed up at the Houston House of Blues show and scored a Gold Card to bring back with them to Belmont, TX.



BFFs Shazia and Casee from Katy, TX proved their love of WONKA by tweeting up to meet WONKAnation in person and scored Gold Cards.

Ohhhh cannot wait to give out GOLD CARDS in Oklahoma! Tomorrow we're kickin' off a new spin on our BLOG so stay tuned!


Tuesday, April 7, 2009

Left moving Right....on the Road!

WOW. Bamboozle Left has almost LEFT (ha, get it) us speechless. With great bands, Kazoozles, WONKAvision, spray on tattoo artists and band appearances at the tent, the event was exciting for even the hard to impress Veruca Salts of the world. No one left without a smile on their face.

We gave away a few more exclusive membership Gold Cards to candy enthusiasts we found on site, each one proved their vast imagination and love of WONKA!



Grace won our first Gold Card by tracking us down by following our on site updates from Twitter!

Mark from Claremont, CA also followed us on Twitter leading up to the event. Our quick moves around the grounds weren't fast enough! He tracked us down within seconds of our location announcement.

Joel of Kentucky proved his love of WONKA by mastering a candy quiz! He also says his daily regiment includes several Laffy Taffy (which he also loves for their jokes)!


We'll sprinkle in a lot more from LEFT in the upcoming weeks, so stay tuned...

...but for now, ROADSHOW! That's right, we mentioned we were sending our candy fiend friend, Jess, out on the road living for 5 weeks in the Never Shout Never tour bus to hit up all of the tour stops:

4/5 - Tucson
4/7 - Dallas (which she's going to be at the House of Blues today!)
4/8 - San Antonio
4/9 - Houston
4/10 - Tulsa
4/11 - St. Louis
4/12 - Nashville
4/14 - St. Petersburg, FL
4/15 - Ft. Lauderdale
4/16 - Lake Buena Vista
4/17 - Jacksonville Beach
4/18 - Atlanta
4/20 - Indianapolis
4/21 - Milwaukee
4/22 - Chicago
4/23 - Pontiac, MI
4/24 - Cleveland
4/25 - Alfred, NY
4/26 - Philadelphia
4/28 - Towson, MD
4/29 - Worcester, MA
4/30 - Farmingdale, NY

All along the way Jess will be taking pictures, providing updates and letting you know the behind the scenes of the tour! Check out these great shots from Tucson:



Mercy Mercedes rocking out!
Caleb from Forever The Sickest Kids geared up the audience!
Our Tucson Gold Card winner won when Travis from We The Kings threw out a WONKA t-shirt (which is on her head)! So much fun!

We'll fill you in later on news from Forever The Sickest Kids hometown, Dallas, later!

Saturday, April 4, 2009

This Weekend's Line UP!

Look what's going on at LEFT this weekend. Be sure to stop by the WONKA tent while you're checking out the WONKA and Imagination Stages!

Saturday April 4th

WONKA STAGE
2:00 - 2:30 MERCY MERCEDES
3:00 - 3:30 FOREVER THE SICKEST KIDS
4:00 - 4:30 WE THE KINGS
5:00 - 5:30 SENSES FAIL
6:00 - 6:30 ASHER ROTH
7:00 - 7:30 ALL TIME LOW
8:00 - 8:30 METRO STATION
9:15 - 10:30 FALL OUT BOY

IMAGINATION STAGE
2:30 - 3:00 THE CAB
3:30 - 4:00 THE AQUABATS
4:30 - 5:00 SILVERSTEIN
5:30 - 6:00 BLOODHOUND GANG
6:30 - 7:00 HOLLYWOOD UNDEAD
7:30 - 8:00 COBRA STARSHIP
8:30 - 9:15 THE GET UP KIDS

SAINTS & SINNERS STAGE
2:00 - 2:25 STEREO SKYLINE
2:35 - 3:00 FIGHT FAIR
3:10 - 3:35 THE JAKES
3:45 - 4:10 THE FRIDAY NIGHT BOYS
4:25 - 4:55 SAY IT TWICE
5:10 - 5:40 RACING KITES
5:55 - 6:25 THE MORNING LIGHT
6:40 - 7:10 ALL THE DAY HOLIDAY
7:25 - 7:55 SONNY
8:10 - 8:40 BREATHE CAROLINA
8:55 - 9:25 BROKENCYDE

MLB AUTHENTIC COLLECTION STAGE
2:00 - 2:25 THE LIMOUSINES
2:50 - 3:15 BLACK STEEL ROSE
3:40 - 4:05 BREAK CONTEST WINNER
4:30 - 5:00 CARE BEARS ON FIRE
5:30 - 6:00 VALENCIA
6:30 - 7:00 MYCHILDREN MYBRIDE
7:30 - 8:00 STICK TO YOUR GUNS
8:30 - 9:00 PARKWAY DRIVE

STATE FARM STAGE
2:25 - 2:50 THE DANGEROUS SUMMER
3:15 - 3:40 SING IT LOUD
4:05 - 4:30 ARTIST VS POET
5:00 - 5:30 HEY MONDAY
6:00 - 6:30 NEVER SHOUT NEVER
7:00 - 7:30 BEFORE THEIR EYES
8:00 - 8:30 BLESS THE FALL
9:00 - 9:30 HASTE THE DAY

KAZOOZLE STAGE
2:00 - 2:25 ALEVELA
2:40 - 3:05 CAN YOU KEEP A SECRET
3:20 - 3:45 PEACHCAKE
4:00 - 4:30 TEEN HEARTS
4:45 - 5:15 ULTRAVIOLET SOUND
5:30 - 6:00 EVERY AVENUE
6:30 - 7:00 PATENT PENDING
7:20 - 7:50 ANARBOR
8:20 - 8:50 TWIN ATLANTIC

KAZOOZLE TENT
2:25 - 2:40 DJ PRIME
3:05 - 3:20 DJ PRIME
3:45 - 4:00 DJ PRIME
4:30 - 4:45 DJ PRIME
5:15 - 5:30 DJ PRIME
6:00 - 6:30 THE SCENE AESTHETIC
7:00 - 7:20 DJ PRIME
7:50 - 8:20 DJ PRIME
8:50 - 9:30 SKRILLEX
9:30 - 10:00 LAZR TAG
10:00 - ? DJ PRIME

Sunday April 5th

WONKA STAGE
2:00 - 2:25 ACIDIC
2:50 - 3:20 EYE ALASKA
3:50 - 4:20 SUICIDE SILENCE
4:50 - 5:20 THE VANDALS
5:50 - 6:30 THE USED
7:10 - 8:00 TAKING BACK SUNDAY
9:00 - 10:00 50 CENT

IMAGINATION STAGE
2:25 - 2:50 CLOSE BUT QUITE
3:20 - 3:50 THE BLED
4:20 - 4:50 SHWAYZE
5:20 - 5:50 SAOSIN
6:30 - 7:10 THRICE
8:00 - 9:00 DEFTONES

SAINTS & SINNERS STAGE
2:00 - 2:25 BLACK HOUSES
2:35 - 3:00 THE DARES
3:10 - 3:40 FIFTEEN FLEETING
3:50 - 4:20 TEN SECOND EPIC
4:30 - 5:00 DOMMIN
5:15 - 5:45 LIVING WITH LIONS
6:00 - 6:30 FUNERAL PARTY
6:45 - 7:15 BRAVE CITIZENS
7:30 - 8:00 I AM GHOST
8:20 - 9:20 RAZIA'S SHADOW AS PERFORMED BY FORGIVE DURDEN

MLB AUTHENTIC COLLECTION STAGE
2:00 - 2:25 UNDERNEATH THE GUN
2:50 - 3:15 CLOSURE IN MOSCOW
3:40 - 4:05 ATTACK ATTACK
4:30 - 5:00 LEATHERMOUTH
5:30 - 6:00 THE GHOST INSIDE
6:30 - 7:00 WINDS OF PLAGUE
7:30 - 8:00 EMMURE
8:30 - 9:00 THE ADOLESCENTS

STATE FARM STAGE
2:25 - 2:50 IN FEAR AND FAITH
3:15 - 3:40 NATIONS AFIRE
4:05 - 4:30 TRASH TALK
5:00 - 5:30 HAVE HEART
6:00 - 6:30 A SKYLIT DRIVE
7:00 - 7:30 BORN OF OSIRIS
8:00 - 8:30 IGNITE
9:00 - 9:30 THE BRONX

KAZOOZLE STAGE
2:00 - 2:30 DRIVE A
3:00 - 3:10 DJ
3:10 - 3:40 ONE BLOCK RADIUS
3:50 - 4:20 CHRONIC FUTURE
4:30 - 5:00 HYRO DA HERO
5:10 - 5:40 B.O.B.

5:50 - 6:20 LMFAO
6:30 - 7:00 MAC LETHAL
7:30 - 8:00 P.O.S.

8:30 - 9:00 TROUBLE ANDREW

KAZOOZLE TENT
2:30 - 3:00 KEVIN SECONDS
3:40 - 3:50 DJ PRIME
4:20 - 4:30 DJ PRIME
5:00 - 5:10 DJ PRIME
5:40 - 5:50 DJ PRIME
6:20 - 6:30 DJ PRIME
7:00 - 7:30 DJ SKEET SKEET
8:00 - 8:30 DJ SKEET SKEET
9:00 - 10:00 DJ SKEET SKEET

Getting Bamboozled!

Whoa! Whirlwind past couple of days as we've been gearing up to kick off tomorrow's Bamboozle LEFT...and we must tell you, things are coming together and it's going to be AWESOME. Today we got to spend the day on site before the festival playing with the WONKAvision mirrors. So. Incredibly. Cool. Check this out:
Jessica, our WONKA rep who is heading out on the road got a chance to play with the design applications to explore her creativity. We'll upload her design work later....!

After hanging out on site we headed over to the House of Blues at Downtown Disney in Anaheim for the kick off to Bamboozle -- Hoodwink. Backstage with the bands we overheard one of the members talking about Kazoozles...."This is the best candy ever." Woo hoo! We like it too!


Remember that GOLD CARD we mentioned?? We got on stage with DJ Prime to giveaway our first exclusive membership. We were so thrilled when Mackenzie from Belflower, CA won.


She was so much fun (That's Rotten Cotton from Bamboozle)!

All and all a great day. CANNOT wait to tell you all about tomorrow. Hope to see you there!

Wednesday, April 1, 2009

One Hour Remaining on Main Stage Bamboozle Auction

For the first time ever, THE BAMBOOZLE LEFT presented by WONKA will be auctioning off one of the festival’s most coveted spots: an appearance on the Main Stage. All proceeds from the auction will be donated to the One Love for Chi foundation to aid in the ongoing medical care of Deftones bass player, Chi Cheng.

The winning band will be awarded a 25 minute time slot on the Bamboozle Left Main Stage, Sunday April 5th from 2:00pm – 2:25pm at the Festival Grounds at Verizon Wireless Amphitheater. This is a tremendous opportunity to share the stage with Deftones, 50 Cent, Taking Back Sunday, Thrice, The Used, Shwayze, The Vandals, Saosin, Ignite, B.o.B., Emmure, The Bled, The Adolescents, and many, many more!The auction kicked off on Friday March 27th at 3pm PST and will end TODAY April 1st at 3pm PST.

Head over to Ebay now to bid on the auction! Time is running out, and we'd love to see you showcasing your innovative talent at Bamboozle -- because believe us, we'll be watching!