Well, this Bonnaroo ticket giveaway is certainly our biggest contest ever
Goodness, the guys operating the online concert ticket marketplace StubHub are just dead set on starting your summer off properly, aren't they? This month they're sending pop-savvy blues-rockers Grace Potter and the Nocturnals out on the road with up-and-coming country-rock quintet Futurebirds and a few other folks for what they're calling the "Bonnaroo Buzz" tour, essentially a 13-show lead-in to whip up excitement for the enormous music festival, which takes place 6/9 through 6/12 on a farm in Manchester, Tennessee.
Grace & Co. will hit the Jefferson Theater on 6/8, and we have three pairs of tickets to give away to that show; two of these pairs will also come with some sort of backstage artist meet-and-greet thing (so please wear something nice for once!).
BUT WAIT– THERE'S MORE.
One lucky winner will also get two tickets to the festival, which is actually already sold out of all the general admission tickets, probably because this year's impressive lineup has something for everyone: Eminem, Arcade Fire, The Black Keys, Mumford & Sons, Ratatat, The Decemberists, Explosions In The Sky, Gogol Bordello, Beirut, Big Boi from Outkast, Opeth, Wavves, Omar Souleyman, Girl Talk, Old Crow Medicine Show, The Meters, and many more. So instead StubHub is giving you the fancy expensive VIP package! This includes:
- an exclusive VIP entrance for two
- sweet parking and camping spots
- access to shower and restroom facilities (complete with attendants?!)
- dinner and a party on the night of Thursday 6/9
- access to special viewing areas at two of the festival stages
- access to three VIP-only lounges spread across the campground
- shirts, posters, SWAG
To enter, please just tell us your best concert story in the comment space below. We will make absolutely no attempt to verify them, and we'll then pick all the winners randomly around 3pm on Monday 5/30. (Thank goodness I'm not eligible to enter myself, or else I'd have to tell you all about the time I got picked up by the cops at a Candlebox show when I was 15 – and not for throwing rocks at the band, unfortunately.) As always, be sure to use your real email address so we know how to contact you if you win.
IMPORTANT NOTE: there is now a special limited-edition Bonnaroo Buzz flavor of Ben & Jerry's ice cream, in which one of the component flavors is whiskey. It is not very good.