'1st Love' Music Video Filmed At Quassy Amusement Park Has Special Meaning

Recent release brings back memories for owner at Connecticut amusement park
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MIDDLEBURY, Conn. - July 2, 2014 - PRLog -- MIDDLEBURY, Conn. - Perhaps it was fitting that a recently released music video titled “1st Love” was filmed at Quassy Amusement & Waterpark here.

 “We’ve had more couples meet here throughout the years and become ‘Quassy sweethearts’ than you can imagine,” said the park’s George Frantzis. “We didn’t know at the time what the song’s (music video) title would be, but it was a great experience working with the artist and production team.”

 The pop artist Frantzis is referring to is Jesse Brickel, also known as Young Yeller.

 A classically-trained percussionist and former Chrome Sparks member, the Brooklyn, N.Y. native came to a wind-chilled Quassy in April to film one of his latest compositions.

 “We were just gearing up for the season and the day they were here was extremely cold,” Frantzis recalled of the experience. “Our staff worked with them throughout the day and evening when the temperature dropped into the teens.”

 As the video reveals, Lake Quassapaug was still covered with a sheet of ice, attributed to the unseasonably cold spring New England witnessed this year.

 Shooting at numerous locations throughout the lakeside park as well as on a few of the rides, the film crew wrapped up the session on schedule and returned to Brooklyn to the editing suites.

 The “1st Love’ video was officially released in late June.

About The Artist

 Young Yeller made its debut in 2011 with the extended play release “Make Me.” “1st Love” is the second song on the self-titled debut album.

 Brickel composed all of the music on the release and co-produced with New York’s Alexander Almgren, who has worked with a number of artists. Almgren mixed and mastered the entire album.

 Brooklyn’s dreambear was the production company associated with the video release.

 “I’ve watched the video several times and really enjoy it,” Frantzis added.

 As for some of those “Quassy sweethearts” who found their first love at the 106-year-old park: “Many who met here as employees stayed together and eventually married,” Frantzis noted. “Through the years we’ve had many of them return to the park with their children and even grandchildren.”

 The ‘1st Love” video may be seen at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=q1YCN9E-Wo8.

About Quassy

 Quassy Amusement Park & Waterpark is in its 106th year and features more than two-dozen rides and attractions. The lakeside property is also home to “Splash Away Bay” waterpark with the new “BulletBowl” water raft ride and “FreeFall” extreme body slides. In addition, a children’s splash pad titled the “Fish Pond” opened in 2013.

 Quassy also features a new laser maze attraction in its huge arcade building.

 Rides include the award-winning “Wooden Warrior” roller coaster, “Music Fest,” “Yo-Yo” super swings, “Free Fall ‘N’ Drop Tower,” “Grand Carousel” and more.

 The park also has a restaurant, redemption arcade, games, live entertainment and special events.

  Season passes are on sale now at the park office and through the Quassy Web site at www.quassy.com. Company picnics, school fieldtrips and other catered events are also being scheduled through the park office at 203-758-2913.

 Quassy is located at 2132 Middlebury Road, Route 64, in Middlebury, Conn., on the shores of Lake Quassapaug.


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