Finally, a Rock Opera About Isla Vista
Photo: IV Rock Opera
By edhat staff
Warm up your vocal cords because a rock opera has finally been produced about our beloved Isla Vista.
The thirteen-song, six-episode web series follows UC Santa Barbara seniors Sam and Tim as they reflect on their debaucherous schooling years and their uncertain futures.
The rock opera aims to celebrate the reign of youthful abandon in Isla Vista's beachside community. They meet love interests, get serenaded by IV's legendary vagabond "The Pirate," near misses from Isla Vista Foot Patrol, and run into several enemies including "Moneybags" the slumlord and a mythical character representing the future. The slumlord from "Coyote & Associates" is quite the obvious and comical nod to a local rental management company. The songs and scenarios also touch on the inevitable "out of towners" who have a difficult time adjusting to Isla Vista's lifestyle and party acumen.
The humorous videos have a shockingly high amount of musical talent, from the singers to the full-blown production. Scenic views of ocean-front Del Playa (DP for locals), longboarding to class, couch burning and beer pong matches that hilariously transition to song will tug at the nostalgic heartstrings of any former or current Gaucho.
Crack open a Natty Light and prepare to be entertained. Olé!
The video series is available below: