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Four score and four days ago…: Camplified does 4th of July weekend!

Monday, July 8th, 2013


Camplified
lit up Fourth of July weekend at Southwooods, Camp Danbee and Camp Iroquois! Cover Drive and Ares Carter are still burning bright on the ticket while some new Camplified faces such as Audio Revival, Ali Isabella, Chuck Threezy, Liam Lis and Sexy Heroes have jumped on the band wagon and rang in the holiday weekend with all those lucky campers who are still seeing stars! Laura Petway, Office Manager at Southwoods, says “We loved the camplified visit! The kids are still talking about how fabulous it was!”
We the people agree that there’s nothing more patriotic than summer camp. An American tradition passed down by our fore fathers—and if our fore fathers had You Rock Guitars, DJ lessons from pros, and screaming fans louder than any fireworks, we’re pretty sure they’d keep that going too!
A lot of camps on the East Coast have been around for a long, long time. Audio Revival couldn’t believe that Camp Iroquois had been around since 1934! The band had a strong tie to their Camp Iroquois performance: “Chad & Jake’s Mom used to train the horses there when she was in high school. And our Dad used to attend as a young lad” Chad Flaherty tells us. “But we had no idea that it had been around for so long!”

Sexy Heroes were also touched by their Camp Danbee experience–”We were impressed to learn that Camp Danbee hosted a free camp for children of 9/11 victims. They have a nice building with memorials and memorabilia from the campers and from the World Trade Center.” Now that’s patriotism! In fact, summer camps all over are reaching out again to support victims of Hurricane Sandy.

So to keep those good vibes coming and keeping up American traditions, here’s some of the ways we paid tribute to the red, white and blue this Independence Day: Camplified style.

Give us your spirit, you energy and enthusiasm: Cover Drive, our out-of-towners spent their first Fourth of July experience ever out on the tour. What did they think of it? “Our first 4th of July was super exciting.  So much spirit and energy! We loved seeing the stars and the blue, red and white everywhere and on everyone,” Kerrie, the bands manager, says. “We didn’t get to see any fireworks but playing the gig that night with all of that 4th of July energy definitely made up for it!” 

 Singer Ali Isabella also notes the campers did seemed to love celebrating the fourth, but they also had a deep appreciation for other cultures: “One thing that I learned about Southwoods campers is that they really enjoy singing Queen’s “We Will Rock You”. Lady Liberty would be proud!

Land of the Free and home of the brave. Very brave: You’d think all that cheering and screaming may scare off some of the new Camplified performers, but they dug it! “They were definitely screaming at certain points which got us really amped up. The campers have just been such a great crowd. They instantly will start clapping, jumping around and cheering when the music calls for it.” Chad, from Audio Revival says. Ali also seemed to enjoy the big concert vibe: “They were all screaming, dancing, jumping up and down, and singing along to every song…. It’s definitely a really fun atmosphere!”

Ask not what you can do for your audience, but what your audience can do for you: Audio Revival, who’s used to playing at clubs and bars, was blown away by the pure energy “It just seemed like they all were so excited to be there and we could really feel their energy. They were entertaining us just as much as we were them.” Ali agrees, finally being able to play for an audience she was hoping to reach, “At camp, I’m able to interact with the kids and get to know them before performing later in the day. I usually perform at places where kids aren’t necessarily allowed in, so to be able to finally perform somewhere where there are kids around my age is really great.”

Life, Learning Live Music, and the Pursuit of Happiness: Our fellow campers got the chance to learn from the best of ‘em! A unique aspect to the tour that Ares Carter really liked, “I really enjoyed teaching so many different kinds of kids the art of DJ-ing. It was really inspiring to see such young kids get really into it.” Ali felt the same, as Camplified was giving young kids what could have been their first live music experience, “I think it was especially fun for the younger campers because some of them have probably never experienced or gone to a concert before – it was really cute to see them all excited about it and dancing around.”

This week, we’re off to Camp Frank A. Day YMCA Camp, and then on to World Sports Camp, and on to  Bridgewater JCC Camp Ruach! We’ll also hit up Pierce Day Camp and then YMCA Southcoast! And finally Camp Kinder Ring! It’s going to be a busy one, so give those crazy creeks a rest and get ready to be on your feet!

Hope everyone had a safe and Happy Fourth of July weekend!

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CAMPLIFIED takes the Mid-West to the WILD West!

Wednesday, July 3rd, 2013

First, second AND  third time is a charm as we kicked off the first leg of the CAMPLIFIED tour!

Our first three camps rocked the house Sunday, Monday and Tuesday (No such thing as a case of the Mondays at camp!) featuring a stellar lineup of our Camplified performers; Ares Carter, Cover Drive, Alabama Capital and The New Velvet. And they’re STILL buzzing about it!

“It’s incredible,” Caleb from Alabama Capital says, “We’re really loving it.”

And they’re not the only ones buzzing! Seems like lights out came a little too quickly for Lake of the Woods campers…

“They had a blast dancing,” Danya Hardin, Director of Lake of the Woods says. Especially the final act, Ares Carter and that they “would have loved for him to play longer, but it was time for them all to get to bed!”  

It’s not Ares Carter’s usual audience, but he says, “It’s a much more mainstream crowd, but also a very energetic one which is great! The campers were loving every minute of it, some of them even made signs for me and were screaming my name before I went on.  The counselors loved it too, especially the European ones at Lake of the Woods, Electronic Dance Music is huge there, so they felt right at home!”

Cover Drive is still feeling the love too! Kerri, the band’s manager says that the whole experience feels like one giant party! “The campers were AWESOME! We loved the energy everyone had. With everyone dancing, singing and screaming (SUPER loudly) it definitely felt like a big concert. A huge surprise for us was meeting the counselors who were big fans from the UK!  We loved that they sang along to every word! They were as excited as the kids if not more and we loved that! True UK CD Fielders. They definitely gave us a bit of familiarity during our first show in the US.”

 They are looking forward to still riding that high at Camp Interlaken today, basking in the glow that is camp! “Lake of the Woods Campers ROCKKKK!! They know how to have a good time, make a lot of noise (in a good way!) AND they make super cool bracelets! Rainbow Day Camp is a great place to make friends we made tons of new friends while we were there. Milwaukee kids are just the sweetest!” Thanks for making our UK Imports feel welcomed guys!

And the party rages on to Camp Interlaken!  Dan, Associate Director at Camp Interlaken remarked that, “We’re getting really pumped! Should be a great show! ”

And it was!

Ares Carter confirms: “Camp Interlaken was nuts! The kids were going wild the whole time and I had never seen kids so into the individual artists! It was truly awesome.”Camp Interlaken tweeted recently about their own talent show—future Camplified performers perhaps?

Next on the docket: Wagon’s East! Paradox, New York to Southwoods for a holiday extravaganza! Program Director Lauren Hohman says, “‘We are so excited to have Camplified come to Southwoods this summer! We can’t think of a better way to celebrate the 4th of July with our campers.”

Sticking around in the Empire state, we’ll hit up Camp Iroquois and then it’s off to Massachusetts, where we’ll rock out with Camp Danbee!

Picture us rollin’

Pics from the CAMPLIFIED crew!

Lake of the Woods!

 

 

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Camplified 2013: Sign Up Now!

Monday, January 14th, 2013

Camplified is back at it again, entering its 12th season and making Camplified history – we are crossing the border into Canadian summer camps for the first time.

2013 is going to be the biggest year of Camplified yet and you can be part of it!

We’re accepting artist submissions NOW. Want to rock out in front of thousands of kids at camps across the country, connect with youth-based brands, and join a legendary roster of artists? Submit now!

More info in our press release below:

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

CAMPLIFIED TOUR accepting Artist Submissions FOR SUMMER 2013

OPPORTUNITIES FOR DEVELOPING ARTISTS TO PERFORM AT 60+ SUMMER CAMPS ACROSS AMERICA

Watch the CAMPLIFIED Sizzle Reel

NEW YORK (January 10, 2013) – Entering its 12th season, the 2013 CAMPLIFIED TOUR is searching for more talent to rock 60,000+ kids in 60+ summer camps across the United States and for its first-ever stops in Canada!  CAMPLIFIED is the definitive VIP concert experience for teens and tweens, creating a unique and exclusive one-day music festival environment at every stop.

In a music industry constantly trying to find creative ways to market new artists, CAMPLIFIED is a one-of-a-kind tour that fills 135 performance slots and gives emerging artists an unbelievable, cost-effective platform to directly connect with their target audiences, while further developing themselves into true rock stars.

Embraced by Billboard as “Lollapalooza for the Justin Bieber-loving crowd” and declared “a highly anticipated event” by the New York Times, CAMPLIFIED (www.CAMPLIFIED.com) brings over 25 talented and emerging artists to campers aged 6-17, many of whom will be experiencing their first-ever rock concert.

CAMPLIFIED creates a daylong interactive fantasy experience where every camper receives an “All-Access Pass” to the festival and kicks off with artists joining campers for full day of sponsor-branded activities before the “The Big Show,” a 90-minute concert at night. The festival experience culminates in post-concert “meet-n-greets,” complete with up-close-and-personal autograph and picture taking sessions with artists.

Artist/Band submissions for review will be accepted at: http://camplified.com/Main/Submissions.

Previous artists include Trevor Jackson (Atlantic Records), co-star of the new #1 Disney Channel movie, Let It Shine, teen pop superstar, Cody Simpson (Atlantic Records), 2AM Club (RCA Records), Savvy (Cash Money Records), Wellington (Youtube pop/rock sensations), Lucy Woodward (Verve/Universal), and Jonas Sees in Color (Glassnote Records).  As an interactive music event, CAMPLIFIED creates a lifelong bond between artists and fans through personal connection, and prides itself on featuring artists on the cusp of stardom.

CAMPLIFIED (www.CAMPLIFIED.com), developed by Aimee Berger and powered by Primary Wave Music (www.PrimaryWaveMusic.com) – one of the largest music publishing, marketing and talent management companies in the US – is a summer concert tour unlike any other!

Press contact

Alex Masel | Primary Wave Music | amasel@primarywavemusic.com | 212.584.8066

Other inquiries

Aimee Berger | Primary Wave Music | aberger@primarywavemusic.com | 212.584.8066

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Another Camplified Season in the Books!

Sunday, August 12th, 2012

The Camplified staff would like to thank our incredible artists, fantastic camps, super-cool sponsors, hard-working crew, and fearless leader Aimee Berger for making this season one of the greatest in Camplified history.

There have been some amazing moments this summer and there are only more to come as we gear up for next year. Keep tuned to the Camplified blog for more guest posts, exclusive photos and videos, artist updates, and more!

Rock on Campers!

 

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Camplified 2012 Press Release

Wednesday, June 20th, 2012

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

CAMPLIFIED TOUR IS ‘BIGGER AND BETTER’ FOR SUMMER 2012


TRAVELING POP MUSIC FESTIVAL EXPANDS IN 2ND DECADE TO GIVE

TEENS AND TWEENS DEFINITIVE VIP CONCERT EXPERIENCE

AT 38 CAMPS ACROSS AMERICA DURING 6-WEEK TREK LAUNCHING JULY 2

Payton Rae, Alabama Capital, The Strange Familiar, Ariana and the Rose,

Rebecca McGown, Brandon and Savannah Among Emerging Artists Gaining

Unique Platform for Exposure and Connecting Brands with Teens

Blush, #1 International Girl Group Sensation; Trevor Jackson, Co-Star of New #1 Disney Channel Movie, ‘Let It Shine,’ to Make Special Guest Appearances

Watch the CAMPLIFIED Sizzle Reel

NEW YORK (June 19, 2012) – Entering its second decade as the definitive VIP concert experience for teens and tweens, the 2012 CAMPLIFIED TOUR is “bigger and better” in its 11th season as it sets to rock more than 30,000 kids in 38 summer camps across the United States by creating a unique and exclusive one-day music festival environment at each stop.

Embraced by Billboard as “Lollapalooza for the Justin Bieber-loving crowd” and declared “a highly anticipated event” by the New York Times, CAMPLIFIED (www.CAMPLIFIED.com) will bring over 20 talented and emerging artists to campers between the ages of 6 and 17, many of whom will be experiencing their first-ever rock concert – in style. CAMPLIFIED creates a daylong interactive fantasy experience that adds a heightened dimension to the traditions that have made summer camp a rite of passage for generations. The six-week tour kicks off July 2 in Ortonville, MI and continues to the East Coast and into the South and Midwest – 11 states for the 11th year!

Teen country star Payton Rae tops the list of touring artists whose participation in a 90-minute concert at each camp is just part of their daily CAMPLIFIED commitment.  True to the All Access passes every camper receives, artists not only perform in a 90-minute concert at each camp, but also join campers off stage in sponsor-branded activities throughout the day. The day culminates in post-concert meet-n-greets for up-close-and-personal autograph and picture-taking sessions with artists.

“Being on the CAMPLIFIED Tour is truly an honor for me,” says Rae, whose two CMA Music Festival performances combine with her 6.6 million YouTube views, 140,000 Twitter followers and 68,000 Facebook fans. “When I was younger, I remember going to summer camp and listening to some amazing music. It was one of the most memorable experiences I’ve had. I look forward to making special memories with everyone I perform for this summer, as well!”

Other artists to watch along CAMPLIFIED 2012 include Alabama Capital, The Strange Familiar, Ariana and the Rose, Rebecca McGown, and Brandon and Savannah, who will be shooting a TV show along the route.

Trevor Jackson, co-star of the new #1 Disney Channel movie, Let It Shine, will be making a special guest appearance for one day only July 10 at Camp Rolling River in East Rockaway, NY. And Blush, the #1 international girl group sensation, is ticketed to arrive from the Far East for five special guest visits: July 25-28 and Aug. 3 at camps in New Jersey, Maine, and Long Island. More special events along the tour will be announced soon.  As an interactive music event, CAMPLIFIED creates a lifelong bond between artists and fans through personal connection, featuring artists on the cusp of stardom. Most recently, CAMPLIFIED helped launch the career of teen pop superstar Cody Simpson.

CAMPLIFIED will have more activities, giveaways, and prizes than ever before. For the second year in a row, campers interested in journalism can be a “Camper Guest Reporter” for the day for popular teen magazine Justine. The CAMPLIFIED crew sets up a “media center” where each camper reporter interviews other campers, artists, counselors and brand representatives, and the content is exclusively posted on Justine’s website for readers to follow. As an added bonus, “Green Screen Photo Booths” allow campers to be photographed in fun, super-imposed scenes they can share with friends and family. All campers also receive an All Access photo pass with codes for music downloads from each artist on the tour.

Sponsoring this year’s CAMPLIFIED tour include Cartoon Network, promoting their Ben10 show with a slip ‘n’ slide human bowling ball; and The Amazing World Of Gumball with create-your-own bandanas. Music gear sponsor Roland will tap artists for world premiere demonstrations of two new products, a portable synthesizer and a compact vocal processor. Similarly, CAMPLIFIED will host a guitar clinic taught by the artist, and The Riff competition, our guitar-centric “riff” on the hit TV series The Voice.

The CAMPLIFIED 2012 Tour is the gateway to a new dimension that will rewrite the traditional boundaries in which CAMPLIFIED has already rocked a generation of campers in its first decade.

CAMPLIFIED always has been known as a cross-country rock concert tour with branded experiences for campers and deep relationships we establish with the camp directors,” says music executive Aimee Berger, CAMPLIFIED’s founder. “But as we move into our second decade, we’ll be answering the demand to extend that community to the internet in an exclusive, cutting-edge new platform we’ll be introducing in the fall with an array of tech goodies such as social media mechanics and one of the most important new trends in technology, gamification. We’ll have lots more to say as the summer progresses.”

CAMPLIFIED is a win-win experience for everyone – campers, artists and brand sponsors. Campers get a celebrity, music and branded VIP live concert experience, complete with giveaways; emerging bands/artists get to go on tour, perform on a festival stage and build their fan-base; and sponsors get to directly connect their brand with a concentrated audience of teens, tweens, and single-digit-aged kids as well – all tough-to-reach groups during the summer.

“The value added bonus that CAMPLIFIED brings to our camp is twofold,” says Lori Waldman, director of Camp Blue Ridge in Mountain City, GA. “Although we’re a traditional sleep away camp, CAMPLIFIED keeps us current. We blog and Facebook about it all year, so the kids look forward to new artists and brands at camp which their friends at other camps can’t talk about!”

In a music industry constantly trying to find creative ways to market new artists, CAMPLIFIED is a one-of-a-kind tour that fills 135 performance slots and gives emerging artists an unbelievable, cost-effective platform to directly connect with their target audiences, while further developing themselves into true rock stars.

Developed by Aimee Berger and powered by Primary Wave Music (www.PrimaryWaveMusic.com), one of the largest music publishing, marketing and talent management companies in the US, CAMPLIFIED (www.CAMPLIFIED.com) is a summer concert tour unlike any other.

CAMPLIFIED 2012 TOUR DATES


July

2 - Tamarack Camps-(R)-Ortonville, MI

4 - Camp Weequahic-(R)-Lakewood, PA

5Camp Ingersoll-(D)-Middletown, CT

6 -YMCA Syracuse-(D)-Fayetville, NY

7 - JCC Kingswood-(R)-Bridgton, ME

10 - Camp Rolling River-(D)-East Rockaway, NY*

11 - Camp Topanemus-(D)-Millstone, NJ

12 - Camp Hilltop-(R)-Hancock, NY

13 - Staten Island Day Camp-(D)-Staten Island, NY and JCC Potomac, Maryland (D) (2 shows, different artists at each camp)

14 - Capital Camps-(R)-Waynesboro, PA

15 - Camp Thunderbird-(R)-Lake Wylie, SC

16 - JCC Camp Ruach–(D)–Bridgewater, NJ

17 - Surprise Lake Camp-(R)-Cold Spring, NY

18 - Camp Frank A. Day-(R)-East Brookfield, MA

19 - Camp Cory-(R)-Rochester, NY

20 - 92Y Camps-(D)-Pearl River, NY

21 - Camp Blue Ridge-(R)-Mountain City, GA

22 - Greenwood Trails-(R)-Winsted, CT

23 - Camp Deer Mountain-(D)-Pomona, NY

24 - Eagles Landing and Night Owls Camp-(D) and (R)-Coconut Creek, FL

25 - YMCA South Brunswick-(D)-Monmouth Junction, NJ**

26 - Geyer Family Montclair Y-(D)-Montclair, NJ**

27 - North Shore Day Camp-(D)-Glen Cove, NY**

28 - Camp Matoaka –(R)-Smithfield, ME**

30 - Brookwood Camps-(R)-Glen Spey, NY

31 - Golden Slipper-(R)-Stroudsburg, PA

August

1 - Camp Arrowhead-(D)-Marlboro, NJ

2 - Camp Starlight-(R)-Starlight, PA

3 - Ivy League Day Camp-(D)-Smithtown, NY**

4 - Camp Tanuga-(R)-Kalkaska, MI

5 - Camp Gorham-(R)-Eagle Bay, NY

6 - Camp Danbee-(R)-Hinsdale, MA

7 - Ivy League Day Camp-(D)-Manalapan, NJ

8 - Buckley Day Camp-(D)-Roslyn, NY

9 - Camp Kenwal-(D)-Melville, NY

10 - Happy Day Camp-(D)-Bayside, NY

(R) = overnight camp

(D) = day camp

* with special guest Trevor Jackson

**with special guest Blush

Press contacts

Randy Alexander | Randex Communications | randex@randexpr.com | 856.596.1410

Online press kit with downloadable jpegs at www.randexpr.com

Anne Watkins | Primary Wave Music | Awatkins@primarywavemusic.com | 212.584.8065

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More From The Superstar Camplified Crew…

Tuesday, August 2nd, 2011

Wow, the time has gone fast! It’s already August and we’ve been on the road for exactly a month, seeing a ton of cool stuff all over the country. Recently, Camp Hilltop really impressed us, having a full alpaca farm and a trapeze set for the campers to use; both a first on the tour. The crew was obsessed with the alpacas, although the feeling was not mutual. We tried to pet them for an hour, but they wouldn’t come near us. I guess they hadn’t heard of the famous Camplified crew! We had better luck at Emma Kauffman Camp where their horses were much more friendly. Clearly they got the memo on the VIPs visiting for the day.

This past week has been a nice vacation from our typically driving-intensive schedule. Pretty much all of our dates, except for Emma Kauffman Camp in West Virginia, have been in the Northeast. It’s been great to have a little bit of down time after our shows. I’ve gotten to catch up on all my TV shows I’m missing and even had the luxury of doing laundry. Yes, when you’re on the road, laundry is, in fact, a rare treat. Sometimes the simple things aren’t so simple when you’re traveling everyday, but it only makes them that much better. All good things must come to an end though, as the Camplified crew is splitting up one last time. Tomorrow night, crew members Josh and Irene, tour manager Dre, and myself will be heading to the Midwest while the rest of the group stays back in the Northeast.

It’s such a shame we have to break apart because it’s been a blast having everyone all together again. Last night at Camp Danbee was no exception. During the encore performance of Justin Beiber’s “Baby,” the crew got up on the stage with bands The Varsity Girls, Jessarae and A Million Pieces. We all went crazy, jumping up and down and loving the reaction from the audience. It was super fun to get a taste of being stars like all of our amazing artists — I definitely understand why they work so hard now! There are still more bands we have yet to meet in the Midwest and I can’t wait to see what’s in store. I’ll be sure to let you all know just how awesome it is! -Alex

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Singer Corbette Jackson Gets Camplified!

Friday, July 15th, 2011

We’re loving this new blog post from the super-cute singer/songwriter Corbette Jackson! This Southern gentleman had amazing things to say about his first show with Camplified, check it out:

On Sunday, the boys and I headed up to Camp Blue Ridge in Mountain City, GA to play our first show for the Camplified tour! For those of you that don’t know, Camplified is a really cool organization that brings concerts to summer camps all over the United States. There is a group of artists that perform each year and I am fortunate to be a part of this summer’s program.

Now this was my first Camplified show and I had no idea what to expect- I had definitely never played for a summer camp before. But I can tell you now that, after Camp Blue Ridge, I cannot wait to play another one! Everyone was awesome and I couldn’t have asked for a better experience. (Read more on CorbetteJackson.com.)

Corbette Jackson is playing the following Camplified 2011 dates:
July 10 – Camp Blue Ridge
July 31 – Camp Danbee
August 1 – Kutsher’s Sports Academy

Photo courtesy of Corbette Jackson.

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Official Camplified 2011 Tour Poster

Monday, June 27th, 2011

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Camp Danbee Rocks Out At Camplified

Saturday, July 24th, 2010

As you know, Cody Simpson rocked it Camp Danbee last week! The same can most definitely be said for the rest of the day’s bands and activities at the all girls’ residential camp located in Hinsdale, MA, which consisted of Stardoll fun, activities and giveaways sponsored by Penguin Young Readers and Scholastic, a guitar clinic sponsored by Epiphone and so much more. Thomas Fiss and Highbench also joined Cody Simpson on stage, much to the girls’ delight!

Photos clockwise from upper left: Cody Simpson on stage for his first Camplified performance, winners of the Stardoll design contest, Thomas Fiss rocks out, Highbench performs, the Camp Danbee girls await the show, campers strike a pose with Thomas Fiss at the Meet & Greet. Photos courtesy of Thomas Fiss/Samsung and our Camp Crew. Click image to view in full.

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Cody Simpson Rocks Camplified!

Sunday, July 18th, 2010

Check out these never-before-seen photos of Cody Simpson at his first two performances on the Camplified 2010 tour! Looks like Cody most definitely rocked Camp Danbee and Camp KinderRing last weekend. Immediately after his first-ever public performance at Camp Danbee, Cody tweeted, “very first live performance just ended. thankyou for showin me so much love. what an experience!!” Awww!!! Photos courtesy of Greg Leddy. Click image to view in full.

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