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A music festival that is all wet

Posted by Eric Wilbur, Boston.com Staff  July 16, 2012 10:35 AM

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Bruce Springsteen and Paul McCartney made big news over the weekend for having the plug pulled on them at London's Hyde Park, but believe it or not, that wasn't the oddest musical-related happening.

Welcome to the annual Lower Keys Underwater Music Festival, which took place Saturday at the National Marine Sanctuary off Big Pine Key, Fla. This is a real thing.

About 300 divers and snorkelers listened to US 1 Radio 104.1 FM's broadcast of the event, which was piped through underwater speakers suspended from boats. According to the Lower Keys Chamber of Commerce, "the submerged songfest typically features ocean- and water-themed selections ranging from the Beatles' "Yellow Submarine" to humpback whale songs and 'water music' created by local musicians."

It sure seems...well, interesting. Immerse yourself in the experience with the video clip below.


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