The crew crested a hill. There, they came upon a hipster marching band. Mr. Jenkins flipped on his microphone. "Who are you guys?" said Mr. Jenkins. "What are you protesting?" A tuba player looked at the Fox News microphone and shook her head. A snare drummer for the Rude Mechanical Orchestra sidled up to Mr. Jenkins and drowned out his questions. The band's standard-bearer draped a flag in front of the camera. Mr. Jenkins walked away. "Those antics show that they're not serious," he said.
A couple of post-collegiate kids approached and apologized on behalf of the knuckle-draggers in the crowd. One of the guys was wearing a surf shirt. Mr. Jenkins pulled out his BlackBerry and showed the kid a photograph of a man surfing mid-wave. "That's me in Costa Rica," said Mr. Jenkins. Everyone looked baffled.