I love winning things, who doesn’t? It literally could be anything. As a blogger I have come home from events with many a branded pen or water bottle and have been over the moon winning things such as a sweatshirt or a bottle of lotion. What can I say I am quirky (Or I just like free stuff). I have always been one to enter contests.
So When I knew Taylor Swift was coming to Utah and after her tickets sold out in three minutes I knew come August I was going to devote my time to win a pair of tickets. My nine yr old was having a birthday soon and she would freak out if we could go!
About two weeks before the concert I started researching who was giving away tickets and what I would have to do to win. There was a few contests that just weren’t going to work. One including being a dude and dressing up and performing as Taylor Swift. My husband was not too keen on that idea. So my greatest chance was going to be from listening to the radio. Now let me just say that I did not take this lightly. after posting this on Facebook,
Programming my phone with the radio stations number, and bringing an old school radio in the kitchen I was set.
I knew after two Taylor Swift songs were played in a row I had to be caller number ten. First try off the bat I was caller number five! SO close yet so far away. I ended day one with no tickets but knew bright and early the next day more would be given away. I literally had to run out of the shower when I thought I heard a Swifty song playing I just had to hope that I closed my blinds before I got in.
On the second day of trying in the morning is when it happened I had an inkling they would be giving away them soon and I was glued to the radio. As soon as the second Taylor Swift song started I was calling over and over and over again. When the phone rang my heart dropped and it even plummeted more when I heard the awesomely peppy DJ’s say hello. We had some small talk while my hear was racing when they finally spilled the beans telling me I had just won!
I freaked out like a little girl. I had accomplished my goal!
To say that my daughter was ecstatic was an understatement. With four girls I was prepared for sadness from my other kids but it was not so bad. They got over it.
The concert was amazing. Our seats were fantastic. We could see Taylor so well and loved every minute. As I looked over at my daughter right when Taylor started singing I could not help but laugh at her excitement. She was screaming and could not believe that we were actually in the same room as Taylor Swift.
It was worth it. I would do it again in a heart beat, but next time It’s my husbands turn. I think I should start shopping for his wig.