Sunday, June 23, 2013

Jack Johnson Tickets

I had a mild panic last week when I heard that Jack Johnson would be playing a small show in Denver this fall, all part of a small venue tour.  I had a moment.  I haven't seen him play for 5 years (the last time he did a US tour) and I haven't seen him play a small venue since 2001 (which is a crazy fun memory, I will share at the end of this post)

Okay, so I had a moment, but jumped into action in hopes that I would be seated in the Paramount Theater, come October, to see this show!  By jumping into action I mean: signed myself and Zac up for a chance to receive a 'slot' to purchase crazy is that.  I also told a girlfriend to sign up, along with her boyfriend, just to up our chances of receiving a slot to purchase.  The girlfriend and I also decided this would be a girl's night out (if we were lucky enough to get a slot, it seemed like 2 tickets would be easier to get than 4) so the guys were just doing there part to help our cause.  So, we find out tomorrow if we get a purchase slot...but that doesn't really matter as I WON TICKETS IN ONE OF THE FIRST ROWS!!!!  omGEEZY. 

Yes, this is true, I won tickets.  Holy Toledo...I still get goosebumps at the thought.  Here's how this big win came to be:  Ltst week I dropped Lo off at summer camp and popped the radio on for my 3 minute drive back to the house.  It was meant to be that I heard a radio advertisement for a contest to win the tickets.  All you had to do, for a chance to win, was submit a picture of you on your bike (in honor of 'ride your bike to work day').  I flipped through my phone and found this picture of Zac, paying homage to the greatest bike movie ever, RAD, by popping wheelies like Cru Jones, in our driveway.  I submitted the picture, and went on with my day.

The next day I had a missed call, and assumed it was probably the company delivering our kitchen appliances.  I called them back and was beyond confused when the woman on the other line said said it was a radio station (this is how spread thin I feel right now, I didn't immediately think back to the day earlier when I signed up for the contest, I tell ya!)...she even asked if I might have won a contest.  I said no.

5 minutes later I remembered my online submission for the previous day and called back and told her I might have won a contest.  I did.  I had a moment.  I still cannot believe we will: A. be at the show B. be in the first few rows C. for free!!!!  Zac now thinks it is super funny to tell my friend and I that technically he won the tickets and he will scalp them to us.  Haaaa. 

Okay, so now back to the first time I saw Jack Johnson perform, back in 2001.  He was very new on the music scene and was doing a small show at  First Avenue in Minneapolis.  The show was sold out, but my college buddy and I decided to see if we could score some tickets outside the show.  I remember it was a colder than average fall day, and we got there early in hopes of bumping into someone who was looking to unload tickets.  We didn't see a soul looking for us to buy their tickets, and didn't have it in us to stand in the cold, so we did what anyone would do, WE KNOCKED ON JACK JOHNSON'S TOUR BUS.  You would do the same, right?  Well his tour manager answered and called me 'red' (because of the red sweater I was wearing)...I love that I still remember that!  Well he hooked us up with tickets.  The show was unreal.  After the final encore Jack came out to chat with all the people that were still in the building.  Man, I still love his music, as much as I did that cold fall day. 

Be excited for full report of this contest, come October.  YAY!!! 

1 comment:

  1. Girl, you have the luck!!!!! I mean, I can't believe how you pull this stuff off!!! So happy for you! Love Jack Johnson! ONe time not too long ago, Ian had a similar thing happen. Here's his "tour bus" story:
    He was going to a concert one night, and a few of his friends followed a tour bus downtown and it was the rapper 'Wale'. They followed him to a Subway where he didn't let them get a picture, then they tweeted him and he invited them to his bus! Pictures and everything! He already had tickets to the show :)) Miss you girl!!!