Archive for September, 2009

Twitter highlights from @CTCTickets

By admin | September 30th, 2009
  • President Barack Obama looking to make 2016's Olympic games a big deal for Chicago: #
  • Lucy of 'Lucy In The Sky With Diamonds' Fame has passed away (and I always thought the song was about LSD) – #
  • Ssshhhh! Miami Heat bans Twitter at work – ESPN #
  • You know those weeks where things seem to just pile up? This is one of those, as ad creation has been pre-empting twitter. No fun at all! #
  • Hey everybody! We're getting awfully close to the 1000-fan mark, which I'd say calls for a celebration! How's a… #
  • Still a couple days left – use code SEPTEMTIX before Sept 30th for $25 off any order at! #

Twitter highlights from @CTCTickets

By admin | September 25th, 2009
  • Muse finishing album just as they head out with U2 on tour. Our opinion? This is a headlining band, all the way. #
  • Top 10 Bald Musicians – The Y! Music Playlist Blog #
  • Michael Jackson tribute postponed until 2010 – too many stars couldn't change schedules in time for Sep 26 event: #

Twitter highlights from @CTCTickets

By admin | September 16th, 2009
  • Good grief… take a small twitter break over the weekend, and Kanye and Serena go nuts. #
  • Contest Wrap-Up: #

Contest Winner Announced

By Amy | September 14th, 2009

In place of a Friday contest update, it’s the Monday winner’s announcement!

Thanks again to everyone who took part in the contest last week! After five days and ten questions, the winner of our trivia contest was Ryan Burkeen of Mexia, TX with 57 points – and as a Grand Prize, Ryan will be sitting 6th row at a Blink 182 concert ten days from now! (Not bad for just watching our Facebook and twitter feeds for a week and being quick with Google.)

For anyone who missed them the first time around, we’ll recap the last two questions:

Question #9: I’m sung by a band who has toured with Blink 182, and my lyrics include X-Men and a 12-sided die. What song am I?

Answer: Weezer’s song “In the Garage” features these lyrics: “I’ve got a twelve sided die – I’ve got Kitty Pride and Nightcrawler too, waiting there for me, yes I do.”

Question #10: George Bellamy of the UK band The Tornados had the first British single to ever hit number one on the US charts. Decades later, his son released a song widely thought to be inspired by that single. What was the name of the original single, and what was the song inspired by it?

Twitter highlights from @CTCTickets

By admin | September 12th, 2009
  • Trivia time, and last day before we give away two tickets! Question #9: I'm sung by a band who has toured with… #
  • Superbowl champ Steelers pull it out in overtime in first game, but not without an injury: #
  • It's trivia time, and it's the very last question of the contest! Question #10: George Bellamy of the UK band The… #
  • Thanks so much to everyone who participated in the contest… we'll be announcing the winner in a day or two, and… #

Thursday Trivia Contest Update

By Amy | September 10th, 2009

It’s Thursday, and the contest ends tomorrow! It’s been great to see such a high level of participation, and we look forward to getting your thoughts after the contest on ways we can make the next one even better.

On to the update…

Question #5 was a tricky one, with lots of good guesses! To recap, the question was: “Where was Bono when he first came up with these lyrics? ‘I want to run, I want to hide, I want to tear down the walls that hold me inside.'”

The correct answer? Ethiopia.

The source was this interview done with Bono in Feb of 2009, and this exact passage:

“Do you want to know what my most humiliating U2 moment is?” [Bono] asks. “It’s Where The Streets Have No Name . Edge had come up with this amazing 120-beats-per-minute music for it. I had some ideas for the lyrics. I was sleeping in a tent in northern Ethiopia at the time [1985] and I scratched down some thoughts and they were: ‘I want to run, I want to hide, I want to tear down the walls that hold me inside.’

Wednesday Trivia Contest Update

By Amy | September 9th, 2009

Trivia contest update!

We’ve had 3 posted questions since the last update, and they are:

Question #3: U2 had its first US top 40 hit with a powerful tribute to the late Martin Luther King. What was the name of the song, and what was the name and year of the first U2 album on which it appeared?

Answer: Pride (In the Name of Love), from the album Unforgettable Fire in 1984.

Question #4: The members of Blink 182 went on “indefinite hiatus” in 2005, but thrilled fans by announcing a new album and tour in 2009. Now for the multi-part question: What was the February 2009 event where that return was announced, and who was the Angels & Airwaves member who accidentally leaked early news of the new album days before that event?

Answer: The event was the 51st Grammy Awards, and the Angels & Airwaves member who leaked it was David Kennedy. In an online chat a few days before the Grammy Awards, he was answering questions about a new Angels & Airwaves recording session, and let it slip that Blink 182 would be recording a new album as well, which sent the fansites into a tizzy until the official announcement was made a few days later on the award program.

Twitter highlights from @CTCTickets

By admin | September 9th, 2009

Trivia contest update!

By Amy | September 8th, 2009

It’s Tuesday, and that means we’re a day into our trivia contest! Questions one and two were posted yesterday, and they were:

Question 1: The Edge (of U2 fame) made a notable donation to a charity dedicated to helping musicians affected by Hurricane Katrina. What was the name of the charity, and what exactly did the Edge donate?

Answer: His 1975 cream Gibson Les Paul guitar.

Question 2: Keeping it light, Blink 182 singer Tom DeLonge joked several times during last night’s concert in Denver about his intention to “do it with” a famous sports star. What was the name of the lucky object of DeLonge’s affection?

Answer: John Elway.

What will the next questions be? Keep watching our @CTCTickets twitter and CTC Facebook pages for the questions, posted twice a day.

Want the current standings? After only two questions, here’s where we stand. There’s plenty of time to extend these leads, or to jump onto the board!

Eduardo V – 15
Ryan B – 12
Dan B – 7
Hoon P – 7
Jennifer F – 4
Liz L – 3
Angela V – 3
Rush L – 2
Megan P – 1

Twitter highlights from @CTCTickets

By Amy | September 6th, 2009
  • When adrenaline trumps reason: not quite the best way to start an NCAA season: #
  • Concert review: Elvis Costello at the Greek Theatre – Secret, Profane and Sugarcane: #
  • Want $25 off any ticket order? Use coupon code SCHLDAYZ before Sept. 16! #
  • Breaking: Sonic Youth cancels ACL fest due to broken wrist – Austin Chronicle Music Blog – #
  • @itsliz85 Contest hours are technically anytime between 8am and 10pm CT, so there's a big window as to when the 1st question will be posted. #
  • If you tried to sign up for our newsletter on the site before (homepage, lower left corner) and got an error message, it should be good now. #
  • Just sent out this week's newsletter with a new $25 discount code! If you don't receive it, you can also find it here: #
  • Aw… the official blog's only been up for a couple days and already I got my first spam comment. It's like a christening. #
  • U2 reschedules Sept 25 concert around Jets Game and Jewish holiday – concert moves from Friday to Wednesday: #
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