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97 BHT’s Summer Jam 2009 – Saturday June 6, 2009 – F.M. Kirby Center, Wilkes-Barre – Starring The Veronicas – Check out Photos and Video!

Photos Courtesy of John at KDP Studio!

97 BHT & SLP Concerts Present Summer Jam 2009 – Saturday June 6, 2009 – F.M. Kirby Center, Wilkes-Barre – Starring The Veronicas – With Ticket Prices As Low As $9.71!

Also featuring: Lesley Roy, Safetysuit, Jada, Lovesick Radio, Carney, and The Pretty Reckless (featuring Gossip Girl’s Taylor Momsen) – with DJ Woogie in the mix all night long!

97 BHT’S “SUMMER JAM 2009”

Tickets are also on-sale at The F.M. Kirby Box Office, all Ticketmaster outlets, or charge by phone 1-800-745-3000

this is my first extended video piece. it documents my day covering john mccain’s visit to wilkes-barre – staff blunders, secret service encounters, and itinerary changes included.

more here.

traveling press just arrived on the scene. these people are like insects – everything is calm, and suddenly they burst in and swarm the risers. senator mccain is in downtown wilkes-barre. after the townhall meeting, it’s off to the westmoreland club for a ritsy fundraiser. i’ll be heading over now that the press avail is cancelled. wish me luck, as i try to have senator mccain answer a few questions about everything from higher education affordability to the hills.

doors opened to the public at 8a, and this place isn’t near full. very surprising, and i’m sure disappointing for the mccain camp.


lots to catch you up on – but let’s get to today’s big story in the area – the arrival of senator john mccain to nepa. i’m currently typing on my laptop in the f.m. kirby center over the “johnmccain1” wireless network. things haven’t gone exactly as planned, truth be told, never does.

in today’s instance, the press were informed that load-in would be in between 6-7a, with a secret service sweep of the building happening at 7. no cameras or equipment allowed after the sweep begins.

i arrive at 6:30, and to the chagrin of myself and a few other press, the sweep “began early.” however, a mccain staffer informs us that the press will receive preferential treatment when doors open at 8, no line, and equipment will be allowed.

i burned an hour outside, walked through just before 8, and am now sitting on the third of four levels on this riser. the only national media i’ve noticed is hbo – which has two camerapeople filming a documentary on the election.

lots of material on the way, in the forms of writing, pictures, audio, and video – with bhtizzle’s new video camera! let’s hope the final product warrents the exclamation point.

afterall, nothing happens as planned – sen. mccain’s 11:45 press avail, where he would have spoken to the media exclusively, is already cancelled.