Monday, March 17, 2008

Guerrilla Radio: Jackson, MS

As soon as we stepped off the plane in Jackson, the competition for our younger demographic was closing in. We found out that Barak Obama slated his appearance in Jackson just an hour before our screening – most likely to steal some of our younger audience members. But Senator Obama’s clever move did not hinder our young audience from attending the screening right after his speech. Ha, Ha, Obama! You couldn’t out smart the GR crowd!
Also, going on at the same time (and right across the hallway from our screening) was a debate on the resurrection of Jesus Christ. It didn’t seem to be a problem until a couple minutes into the documentary 20 older ladies got up and left and we received 20 students decked out in the latest Baby Phat street wear who had been sitting in the resurrection debate. Also, we found out through our Southern Circuit liaison that Chelsea Clinton was in town the day before, stumping for her mom - representing the “hipster crowd” we were told, even though I don’t think too many “hipsters” are dating hedge fund managers like Chelsea but what the heck do I know. -- Simon