Monday, September 14, 2009
Ben & Jerry Chunk Fest 2009 Supports Local Music!
Hey folks, how many of you came to Ben & Jerry's Chunk Fest 2009 last Saturday at Marina Barrage? Well, apparently 15,000 people did - almost twice the number who came last year!
It was a lovely day. Lots of sunshine, nice and friendly people, picnics, kites in the breezy sky. Grooving to the live music of some of the best local bands! Very relaxing - a perfect day for ice cream!
I tested four of the 12 special flavours exclusive to Chunk Fest for a video review by KlikTV. Chocolate Peanut Butter Swirl, Orange & Cream, Berry Berry Extraordinary and Coffee. All quite delicious, although I really think my place is behind the camera, not in front of it!
The hippie theme added colour and charm to the laid back atmosphere.
The whole event lasted from 2pm til 10pm. There were games including the Vermonster challenge, which I somehow missed. I hear the winners wolfed down the 20 scoops of ice cream and toppings in 59 seconds! As part of their prize, they are entitled to free Vermonsters (S$88) all year at Ben & Jerry Scoop shops.
What I really came for were the performances by seven local bands handpicked for their original music by Ben & Jerry along with local music ambassadors Jack and Rai.
The music was recorded live and will be available as "Chunk Tunes" to be sold (at only S$13!) from 19 Oct 2009 at all Ben & Jerry Scoop Shops. All proceeds go to the musicians, as Ben & Jerry believes in helping them go further in their music careers.
I like Weiwen Seah. He may only be 16 but this singer-songwriter has already signed on a music label. He performs under the name "For This Cycle" - have a listen at his Myspace page.
Jack and Rai wowed the crowd! I love their energy, and think their original numbers are real gems. Rai even sang a number in Mandarin.
Hubby's band, The Bakerloo Line, came on after Jack and Rai. They drew fans right into the mosh pit, who chanted "encore!" even after five songs had been played. These guys are in the midst of recording their own album. I hope they go places!
The buildings look like they are rockin' to the music as well!
People sure had fun. Some of them were still holding on to their kites at night!
It was almost sad to leave. Well, just watch out for more moovellous events from Ben & Jerry throughout the year. I must get copies of Chunk Tunes! Will give out some here when I can get my hands on 'em!
Til then....Peace, Love and Ice Cream, y'all!
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