Ever laughed when setting up camp as some random dude puts a worn acoustic guitar next to his chair? “He’s not actually going to sing and play campfire songs on the guitar in front of all these people, no way,” you tell yourself. Thing is, he definitely is. He’s also going to toss in a bit of Kumbaya and a couple of ghost stories. And you’re going to sing along, the bellow of your harmonies echoing louder as the hour gets later. Corny? Yes. A memorable and fun activity to do with a beer in your hand? Also yes.
All of a sudden this guy is the hit of the party, jamming songs until the wee hours and leading the crew in singalongs of campfire classics and modern pop hits. It’s the summer of 2020, and this is the closest thing we have to live music right now. So take it in and don’t be bashful — you too can be the cool kid around the campfire.