Who hasn’t had dreams about becoming a rock star? A very, very small percentage actually become rock stars. Rock Camp fills the gap for those who still dream.
In Douglas Blush and Renee Barron’s film we get a behind the scenes look at the camp, those who attend it and the actual rock stars. What goes on and a small peek into why the camp has gone on successfully for over two decades.
After starting a successful career as a sports agent, David Fishof made an about face deciding he wanted to do something many would describe as crazy. He decided to begin a Rock Camp. A camp in which people who dream of being rock stars could live out their dreams. It started small and now 25 years later has grown into something very impressive and meaningful in many people’s lives.
Roger Daltry was the first rockstar to join the camp way back in 1997. Despite some hesitation on both the part of the rock stars and the public, the camp grew to be something beloved by both stars and attendees. Soon Joe Perry of Aerosmith, Alice Cooper, Paul Stanley and Gene Simmons of Kiss, Nancy Wilson of Heart, Slash of Guns n Roses, Sammy Hagar of Van Halen, and many others. The place is crapping stars. Stars who are having just as much fun as those who attend the camp.
Even though I am a pop music fan and not really one of rock music, I still know all the rock stars here. Even all this star power lives in the shadows of the heartwarming stories of the “normals” who attend the camp. Their passion for music and playing it shines through. You end up cheering for all of them. They are people from all different walks of life. Different cultures, ages and socioeconomic backgrounds. What they all have in common is their love of music. They love playing music and the thrill of playing it with some of the best musicians in the world renders them giddy AF. Their passion is contagious. You cannot help but have a smile on your face the whole time watching this documentary.
You can watch the film on Amazon Prime Video, iTunes, Xbox Live, and Google Play.