Archive for May, 2010

Benson’s 2010 Pens/Mellon Arena Tribute

Wednesday, May 12th, 2010
Pens Tribute 2010

Pens Tribute 2010

The wait is over… This year’s Epic Tribute to the Pittsburgh Penguins is finally here!  The video concentrates on the Mellon Arena’s storied past more so than this particular Penguins season.  It was styled after HBO’s “The Pacific”, with handpainted/etched images, and pieces of chalk drawing the videos epic final image.

Last year, Benson’s Stanley Cup Tribute featured a 3D ice rink with dramatic game footage overlayed on the ice surface in order to tell the story of the 2009 Stanley Cup Champion Penguins.  The video has been viewed over 100,000 times and is considered the quintessential tribute to the Stanley Cup champs.  This years edition claims to be even better than the ’09 version, but you can be the judge of that.

Benson’s goal for this new video is to have it played on the JumboTron of either the Mellon Arena or the Consol Energy Center.  With your help we can show the Penguins organization what kind of an impact this tribute has made on their fans.  We need you to sign up and support the video by clicking here.

“Dahn at the ‘Rena”

Monday, May 10th, 2010
Dahn at the Rena

Dahn at the 'Rena

After years of creating parody videos, the guys from Benstonium.com recorded their first ever parody song. In a collaboration with recording artist Shelby Cole and local producer Michael Gosnik, the Benstonium guys turned the Black Eyed Peas‘ “I Gotta Feeling” into a Penguins playoff anthem entitled “Dahn at the ‘Rena” (yinzer for “Down at the Arena”). The project began in March, when Benson heard the original version on the radio following a Pens’ game and immediately started turning the song upside dahn.

Special thanks to Shelby Cole for her amazing voice.   When Shelby is first heard in the song, you’re quickly reminded that the Benstonium guys main area of expertise is comedy.  (Again, The Benstonium Guys are not a band!)  Also, props go out to Michael Gosnik for some amazing production and mixing work on the track.  We couldn’t have done it without your skills and your integral background cameo.  Please share the song with your friends and keep it loud throughout this playoff season, and Let’s Go Pens!

Listen To The Song and become a Burghaholic and download the MP3!

“Ben’s Room” T-Shirt

Sunday, May 9th, 2010
Bens Room T-Shirt

Ben's Room T-Shirt

If you have seen this sign on bathrooms around town, you might have been Knockin’ on Seven’s Door.  The new “Ben’s Room” parody T-shirt from Benstonium can get you out of any sticky situation you might encounter when using the restrooms.  Forget the DNA, let ‘em know where you’ve been with a t-shirt.

Order yours today!