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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?
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?
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  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.’
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.