FORT MYERS, Fla -- Two of the Real World's most popular cast members made a special stop on Fort Myers Beach.
The MTV stars are in town promoting the Surf and Sound Festival going on this weekend. More than a hundred bands will take over Centennial Park for the festival benefiting autism.
Johnny Bananas and Chris "CT" Tamburello are two of The Real World's biggest stars. The two made a surprise trip to Fort Myers Beach and spent the afternoon handing out fliers promoting this weekend's Surf and Song Fest.
Johnny says, "this is a change of pace and it's going to be nice to spread our wings a little, do something different, give back to a great cause and use some of the notoriety, I don't know where we got it from but we're using it for something good."
From Nervous Nellies to Nemos and The Mermaid, the two mingled with fans and with that came a boost to local bars.
Kathy Van Sowen, co-owner of The Mermaid says, "it brought people to the bar and they were all excited because MTV was coming down, it was very fun, very fun."
Surf and Song Fest is a two day music festival that raises funds an awareness for the SWFL Children's Hospital and their Navigating Autism Program.
CT says, "The Navigating Autism Program is about helping these kids and their families help push them In the right direction and help them get the right help they need."
The President of the Ft. Myers Beach Chamber of Commerce was skeptical when he heard the MTV stars were going to be promoting the concert by bar hopping along fort myers beach. John Albion says, "it's really just a balance of the fact that we are a family oriented island and we are open to everybody. Yes we get a little nervous when MTV or girls gone wild or any of those groups come out just because of the balance and really the concern that everyone is going to be comfortable."
Steve DeAngelis , Manager of Nervous Nellies says, the two only made a positive impression. He says, "it's nice to have a national show like that come by and get a chance to see what we have to offer here in southwest Florida."
The two will continue to promote the concert in downtown Ft. Myers Thursday.
The concert kicks off at Centennial Park Friday at 4 p.m. and continues Saturday at 11 a.m. in downtown Ft. Myers. For more on the concert visit http://www.surfandsongfestival.com/