December 09, 2010
Many of you heard it here first, as KOHO Radio first broke news of a new viral marketing rap video promoting Leavenworth. The city’s unofficial nutcracker mascot, Woody Goomsba, is at it again. The views on Youtube started ticking up almost immediately, and by press time were well over 50,000.
Featuring scantily dirndled dancers and a bevy of shots of fun in and around the Bavarian village, the video has generated a storm of comments, both online and around town.
We sent reporter Isaac Kaplan-Woolner to ask Leavenworth City Council member what they thought of the “Gitcha Goomsba Up” online rap video, paid for by Leavenworth Area Promotions (LAP) dollars. Councilwoman Farivar and Councilman Lak felt the video misrepresents Leavenworth and gives a bad impression, perhaps even alienting some visitors. Councilman Molohon said he loved the video from its inception, and sees advertising to younger viewers as crucial to Leavenworth's future.
And of course, love it or hate it, you can find a link to that Woody Goomsba rap video here. It was produced by Wenatchee company Howell At The Moon Productions.