Guster Announces Winner of 'Bad, Bad World' Video Contest
When Guster kicked off its fan-generated music video contest in September, the band was confident its fans would come through with creative interpretations for the song "Bad, Bad World."
"Our fans tend to be really creative, and they tend to want to share that with us," Guster drummer Brian Rosenworcel told Billboard.com shortly after the contest started. "We generally strive to be the type of the band that doesn't put up a brick wall between our fans, but rather, we kind of break it down."
The rockers had already put their faith in the hands of fans, friends and artists to create 11 musical interpretations for every song of their recent album, "Easy Wonderful," and they'd seen a wide range of cinematic responses to their music. The result of the "Bad, Bad World" contest, however, spawned curious -- albeit heartwarming -- results.
The winner of the contest, Nora McCormack of Soft Shell Productions, asked four people how they would change a life for less than $10. McCormack supplied the $10 bills and followed the people around the streets of Portland, Maine, as they took part in random acts of kindness. Some handed out flowers to strangers and food to the homeless, while others brought toys to a children's hospital and put money in expired meters on the street. All in a day's work!
Video: Winner of the Guster "Bad, Bad World" Video Contest