Imagine it’s 1977, you’re on tour with Led Zeppelin, and you’ve just arrived for a week stint in Hawaii. You’re escorted through the airport by private security, through the throngs of fans just waiting to get a glimpse, into your black stretch limousine. You check into a luxury hotel and head straight to your suite where John Bonham not unexpectedly throws the television from the hotel balcony. Your band manager comes by to tell you Bowie is in town at the studio, and wants you to drop in and lay down some tracks. You stop down at the pool-side bar first for a mid-afternoon Mai Tai where the atmosphere is electric and the bikini-clad girls are plentiful. Rod Stewart is there with his ex-bandmate Ronnie Wood, and you can’t help but think to yourself how cool The Faces were. Imagine the glory days of Rock & Roll, the music that defined a generation, and the artists who changed our world. THAT’S The Rock & Roll Experience.
From October 7 through October 11, the Experience will offer a fantasy camp in Honolulu, Hawaii, featuring songwriting workshops, rock lessons, and jam sessions. At the camp, all attendees will hone their performing and writing talents in preparation to open the stage at the Pipeline Café on the final night for an unannounced “legendary headlining band.” In addition, attendees will live the dream of a rock star with a manager, roadies, and techs at their disposal, luxury hotel accommodations, personal concierge service, spa treatments, and a professional music photographer on hand to capture all the glory. Living the life of a rock star is an expensive venture, however, since the cost of attendance is almost eight thousand dollars.
Aiding in the experience will be members of legendary rock bands such as the Sex Pistols (Glen Matlock), Devo (Gerald Casale), the Beach Boys (Al Jardine), Tommy Petty and the Heartbreakers (Steve Ferrone), Blondie (Clem Burke) and the MC5 (Wayne Kramer), as well as Earl Slick, guitarist for David Bowie.
About the Rock and Roll Experience, co-founder Zak Einstein said, “People will get to live their rock and roll dreams, play music with rock legends, and be treated like celebrities themselves” all the while “eating, drinking, and jamming with our celebrity artists.”
Individuals interested in making their rock dreams a reality can get additional details at rockandrollexperience.com
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