Counting Crows Ticket Giveaway, Part I

Wednesday, August 1st, 2012, 11:40 am by Ben Salmon

Alright, folks, yer old friend Frequency has eight — EIGHT — tickets to give away that’ll get you in to see Counting Crows next Tuesday (Aug. 7) at Les Schwab Amphitheater in Bend. I’m going to give them away in pairs over the next four days. (Please be aware that these are not paper tickets, but spots (+1) on the guest list at the box office.)

And yes, you’re going to have to work for ‘em, at least a little bit. Each pair would cost you more than $80 to buy yourself, so you’re going to have to do more than just click “like” or whatever.

First up: Today is Adam Duritz’s birthday. All you have to do is leave a comment on this blog post telling me which person on this list of people born on Aug. 1 is the coolest, and why. Bonus points for humor, creativity, and not picking Jerry Garcia. (No offense to Jerry, but y’know … it’s kinda obvious.)

Leave your comment right now, because I’ll pick a winner tonight at midnight. Be sure to enter an email address you check regularly so I can get in touch.

Happy Birthday Adam Duritz of Counting Crows! And also Vanessa Huxtable.

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14 Responses to “Counting Crows Ticket Giveaway, Part I”

  1. Mindy Edwards says:

    Yves Saint Laurent is legit and oh so high fashion, but Coolio? It’s in his name, man!

  2. Brad Williams says:

    Well obviously the coolest on this list is Chuck D and here’s why: He basically single handedly changed the rap game with Public Enemy. He drew the line between black and white and created a revolution with his politically charged lyrics. There is no cooler/innovative rapper out there, and he’s the best!

  3. scott halvorson says:

    Chuck D!! Public enemy number one! No contest, coolest guy on that is the incredible rhyme animal. Simply because he is indeed the incredible rhyme animal. I just flat out love some Public Enemy.

    The only band on the lineup that interests me personally is Kasey Anderson & The Honkies, so I certainly don’t expect to win tickets over someone more excited about the Counting Crows, (how would I not automatically win by picking Chuck D?) just couldn’t help chiming in on Chuck.

  4. Colleen says:

    The obvious choice of who is “coolest” from the given list is Coolio. Duh. : )

  5. Russell Easter says:

    Although Coolio is pretty darn cool, the coolest by far would have to be William Clark…the “Clark” of the Lewis & Clark Party, the most famous and recognizable names in US exploration who trekked through our fine state of Oregon looking for a trade route to Asia.

    An interesting tidbit during this election year…during the expeditions second bitter winter they held a vote on whether to camp on the south side of the Columbia river. Because Sacagawea and Clark’s slave York were both allowed to participate in the vote, it very well could have been the first time in American history where a woman and a slave were allowed to vote!

    How’s ya like them apples ;o) Three cheers for the coolest…William Clark!!!

  6. Chris Abramczyk says:

    James Gleick because everyone else is so yesterday – Gleick knows what you know before you knew you knew it – how cool is that!

  7. Eric says:

    Come on now. King Crimson did everything the Grateful Dead did with more aggression, wit, virtuosity, and avant-garde style. Boz!

  8. Abby Edwards says:

    Chuck D is by far the coolest!! He is one of the most important figures in the history of hip-hop music. He is the founder and lead rapper for the hugely influential band Public Enemy, which created a powerful mix of politically charged lyrics and layered, aggressive sounds.

    Always support your stance and beliefs as strong as possible. The defense of a people and culture is more necessary than ever. Chuck D did just this! Public Enemy is pretty much the Rolling stones of rap. Doesn’t get much cooler than that!

  9. Erica Bettin says:

    This has got to go to Edward Kelley. He may have lived in the 16th century, and he may have only lived 42 years, but in those 42 years he managed to convince everyone that they should give him large sums of money, multiple estates and name him a “Baron of the Kingdom” for almost no reason at all. He convinced his business partner that angels insisted they “share wives”, he created an “angel language” and also pretended to be a savvy alchemist, allowing him access to endless gold and silver mines. All of this in order to earn some cash- except the sharing wives part, I’m pretty sure he was just straight baller on that one.

  10. Nyl Sebrof says:

    I have to say Adam Duritz….BECAUSE, my co-worker is obsessed with him and literally walks around work caw-ing and flapping her arms like a crow and especially today since it was his birthday. We even ate doughnuts from Delish Donuts this morning in his honor (sort of). This co-worker has the fancy tickets to this show, but if I win I want to just spy on her obsessing and screaming, maybe crying(?) over Adam Duritz.

    She took the rest of that week off too, just in case…♥

  11. Jasmine Donnally says:

    Ashley Parker Angel… O’Town… Yes. I owned their cd. He went to a high school in the same region as I did in California and he lost in a talent show that I helped put together… He sang some sappy country song. I think it is funny and ironic that they share a birthday. One is still playing decent sized venues and the other… well I haven’t heard what Ashley is rocking these days. Eh. I would so much rather listen to Counting Crows than O’Town any day… I no longer have the O’Town Cd for the record….

  12. Christina Mosqueda says:

    Meir Kahane because I met him inperson when I was a student at Kingsborough College in Brooklyn New York. He saw that I was Mexican American and he should some surprising solidarity with our situation in the United States. He also was very unique in style when he spoke in public. I was very sad on the day a shooter made him a martry.

  13. Ben Salmon says:

    Thanks for entering, everyone! All your answers were awesome. Chuck D obviously rules, and so do all of you.

    Congrats to the winner: Erica Bettin!

    More tickets up for grabs here very soon.

  14. Keith says:

    Chuck D because he know that “Minds are the real estate of the 21st century.” Except in Bend….the real estate of the 21st century in Bend is Real Estate.

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