Given that Bele Chere was just last weekend, it’s hardly surprising that a massive amount of content from the festival has found its way onto YouTube. It’s only fitting that Video-A-Go-Go brings you some of the highlights.
We start with a video by vlogger Ian, who schemes on getting to Bele Chere, even if it means cajoling his mom into chauffeuring his friend and boyfriend to the nearest shuttle location (in the back of a pick-up, no less. This is followed by some pie-in-the-face prank action and then all kinds of Bele Chere wackiness. This is part one, and if you hunger for more, part two can be found here. Brief gay kissing and language may make this video potentially not work safe.
Of course, the big draw for most people attending Bele Chere is the music. Here we have local jam band MarsupiaL greeting the crowd, giving a slightly back-handed nod to Mountain Xpress (in fairness, we started it), and then performing their rootsy, chilled song “The Tide.”
Now that we’ve had some music, we need a little dancing. And straight from the Asheville Civic Center’s Bele Chere area, here’s Joe “Joe’tse” Adams entertaining the crowd with this hip-hop moves.
One person who wasn’t able to get much of a Bele Chere experience was Supermom. She was sick all week, even losing her voice. But that didn’t stop this dedicated vlogger. Where there’s a will—and an audience of loyal viewers—there’s a way.
While the tourists crowded the streets of Asheville—a city that has become known for it’s arts and culture in recent years—some old-school downtown rockers were gathering at Broadway’s for an epic reunion. Remember the days when downtown was a cultural wasteland and what music there was could best be described by the name of the compilation album series The Decline of Western North Carolina? They certainly do. Here’s a reunited Biltmore Forest Overdrive doing what they do best. And just in case you were wondering, it’s not safe for work due to language.
This is a mere handful of the dozens of interesting local videos uploaded just this week to YouTube, and a mere fraction of the Asheville-related videos available on the internet.
If you want to see more Bele Chere videos, they’re aggregated here.
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