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The John Lennon Educational Bus is coming to Miami Beach, starting Thursday, for this very reason.
This bus has serious, well, buzz.
The vehicle, which doubles as a nonprofit recording studio, will be parked through Saturday at Lummus Park, in front of The Betsy Hotel. Organizers say the six wheeler doubles as a recording studio and was inspired by Lennon and wife Yoko Ono’s 1969 infamous Bed-In.
For nonhistory buffs and millennials: That’s when the then power couple protested the Vietnam War by camping out in bed for two weeks after they were married in the spring of 1969.
Bed-in on the Beach #Miami! Come Together @TheBetsyHotel with #lennonbus presented by @OWCsolutions 11/3 1pm to celebrate student activism w/ @BoyzIIMen @BlacRabbitBand @MiamiSup @MDCPS @biscaydence #bedin #miamibeach #boyziimen #blacrabbit #free #thingstodo #studentactivism pic.twitter.com/eyNLx5Gov1
— John Lennon Bus (@lennonbus) October 30, 2018
Even before social media and reality TV, the pair knew how to create buzz and publicity. They invited reporters from around the globe to their Amsterdam hotel room to discuss world peace for 12 hours every day for 14 straight days.
John and Yoko replicated the project later on in Montreal, when they recorded the classic “Give Peace a Chance.”
Organizers say the seventh annual event, which also features an appearance by 90s fave Boyz II Men at 1 p.m. Saturday, will celebrate harmony among all people (crazy concept these days, we know).