For the past month, New York’s finest amateur songwriters have slaved away at crafting a tune and adjoining music video that captures their idea of Brooklyn’s beloved and often beleaguered Coney Island. Why, in this last year alone America’s First Tourist Trap was slapped around by Sandy and almost had its idiosyncratic Mermaid Parade yanked. Thankfully, both of those sad chapters are over now and ahead of us we have the Top Ten BROOKLYN, SWEDEN Song Contest submissions. It wasn’t easy for us to settle on just ten what with all the catchy songs and footage of Coney just begging us to power down and hit the beach. Once again we were bowled over by the time, talent and sheer will power that went into these diddies. A special thanks to everyone who sent us an original song and video even if you didn’t make the top 10 we truly appreciate your effort*.
Now it’s your job, internets, to select the winner. The contestant with the most votes receives airfare, hotel and passes to the BROOKLYN, SWEDEN music, food & arts festival in Stockholm. The stakes are as high as the Swedish import tax. Don’t underestimate the importance of your participation.
Go here, do your duty and vote with your heart.
After voting ends and a winner is announced we’ll post all the videos that didn’t make the top ten. Thanks again, guys!