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Sports Ticket Sweepstakes: Fans and Fansites

By Amy | October 8th, 2009

If you’re a real sports fan, you don’t just show it once a week during the big game! You keep up with team gossip, check standings often, and most of you have a favorite place online you can’t stay away from, whether it’s a mainstream sports site like ESPN, or a small fan page for your favorite team.

This next contest is for all of you – the sports fans AND the fansites who work so hard to keep you informed!

Beginning November 9 and lasting for one week, we’ll ask our Facebook fans to vote for their favorite sports or team-related fansite. At the end of the week, we’ll have a random drawing from all votes posted, and we’ll award two sports tickets to the winning voter, two more sports tickets for the website they voted for, and ANOTHER two tickets for the website that received the most votes throughout the week! That’s SIX TICKETS we’re giving away!

There’s plenty more details, so check the links below for the full details on how to win – and if you still have questions, ask away over at our Facebook page. We’re always listening. :)


Contest F.A.Q. for Sports Fans

Mini-giveaways galore!

By Amy | October 8th, 2009

Did you know that we’ve been giving away gift cards for milestone moments on our Facebook and Twitter accounts? We’re really close to our 1000th Facebook fan, and I’m holding onto a $50 gift code for that moment. If you have a friend who isn’t a fan yet, maybe this would be a good time to point them in the general direction of… oh… say… HERE?

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:

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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?

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.

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

Win 2 tickets to U2 or Blink 182!

By Amy | September 2nd, 2009

Coast to Coast Tickets U2 and Blink 182 Contest Graphic


It’s YOUR choice!

Beginning Monday 9/7 and ending Friday 9/11, we will be asking trivia questions on Facebook and twitter at random times throughout the day between the hours of 8:00am and 10:00pm CT (Central Time). Post the answer to our Facebook wall as quickly as you can, and you’ll earn points. The person with the most points at the end of the week will win their choice of two prizes:

  • 2 tickets to a U2 concert, or…
  • 2 tickets to a Blink 182 concert

Sweet, right? We know. For each question:

  • First person with the correct answer gets 10 points.
  • Second person with the correct answer gets 5 points.
  • Third person with the correct answer gets 3 points.
  • Fourth person with the correct answer gets 2 points.
  • Fifth person with the correct answer gets 1 point.

More details:

  • Two questions will be posted per day, for a total of 10 questions.
  • No points added or deducted for wrong answers.
  • Answers on twitter will not be counted – only answers posted on the Facebook wall!
  • Correct answers for each question will only be confirmed AFTER five people have answered correctly and points have been awarded.

And we’re off…

By Amy | September 2nd, 2009

All right, so we had blog before; now we have stylin’ blog. It’ll also include a daily digest of our Twitter posts – which includes updates on all our Facebook posts – so if you’re looking for a one-stop shop for everything that crosses our mind on any given day, you’ve found it.

Later today we’ll be announcing the details on our newest contest, as well as sending out our newest email newsletter, so keep an eye out for that!

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