CANADA Rotaryfest 2006 Sault Ste. Marie Ontario The Blogelation - 2006 Vicarious Tourism

Let the Blogelation Begin!


The Blogelation!!

T-minus 8 hours or some such, folks! I’m getting very excited. There’s going to be some really good music at RotaryFest tonight. As an “Official Guerilla Journalist”, I’ll be covering Second Stage between 5 and 11. I have not yet had the chance to hear any of these bands so far, and being a local Saultite, that’s really pathetic.

But that can only mean that I’ll have an unbiased opinion, right? Right.

I’m hoping to run into the other eight “Guerillas” tonight, too. Most of them I’ve never met. Those that I have met; well, I’ll try not to throw my drink at you tonight. What a bizarre uncontrollable reaction to meeting new people! “Hi, I’m Les Becker – Ya wanna wear the beer or is the bottled water, okay?”

Actually, I’m afraid I wouldn’t recognize most of the Guerillas unless they were lined up in front of me with a spotlight on them. I’d have a better chance, though, so if the Blogelation Producers could arrange that for me, I’d be most grateful. If that doesn’t happen, I’m hoping the Guerillas will find me.

I’ll be the one with the hat.
And the flailing water bottle.

CANADA Rotaryfest 2006 Sault Ste. Marie Ontario The Blogelation - 2006 Vicarious Tourism

Blogelation – Guerilla News in Sault Ste. Marie, ON Canada

Blogelation!! Guerilla News!!

I can’t even begin to describe how excited I am to be a part of this! This is so exactly what I’ve been trying to do for the last 2 years: “Relationship Marketing”. Now, I guess we can amend that to “Relationship Marketing through Guerilla Journalism” for the Blogelation.

When I was invited to come on board with this thing, I was, at first, a little too starstruck to see the enormity of the idea. I mean, holy ol’ shit, this is Craig West and Curt O’Neil!!

For all you non-Saultites, Craig West is a local celebrity musician, the founder of Startlefish, and also plays with the Chris Belsito Band.

To be working on a project like this with these guys (not to mention, really cool people that I know and respect making up part of the current line-up of guerilla bloggers) in such a News-Fly kind of way is both startling and tremendously exciting. And to top it all off…

I’m scared shitless. It came with a Ka-boom!

But, oh man, are we gonna have fun! I like to think of us all as the Un-Official Sault Ste. Marie Glee Club.

Please go check out the Blogelation site and see what it’s all about. Then go visit the current guerillas’ blogs. This is BIG news for Sault Ste. Marie, and I can only imagine the things that will come alive here in the next 1-5 years or so…