Welcome to Whatever, USA, Bud Light's Big Party for a Few Fans

Festival kicks off today; brand sees benefits beyond attendees

Last year Bud Light took experiential marketing to a new level with its secret party town, Whatever, USA, which turned Crested Butte, Colo., into a giant, all-expenses-paid beer bash for 1,000 of the Anheuser-Busch brand's lucky fans. The second annual Whatever, USA event kicks off today, this time on Catalina Island, off the coast of Los Angeles.