March 26, 2008

Giveaway: Cyndi Lauper True Colors concert

Courtesy of the Premiere Marquee Club, the Gibson Amphitheater and The Greek Theater's annual subscription program, I am able to give away two free tickets to Cyndi Lauper's True Colors concert featuring 80s diva Cyndi Lauper, the love shacking B-52’s, comedian Wanda Sykes, plus host Carson Kressley from Queer Eye and more. The show takes place on June 28th at The Greek Theater in Los Angeles.

Back in 2005 I had the pleasure of attending a Cyndi Lauper concert and meeting her briefly backstage. I was excited to see her in concert although I only really knew her big hits like "True Colors," "Time After Time" and of course "Girls Just Want to Have Fun," however after seeing her in concert I quickly became a Cynner and a bigger fan. I have seen both her and Madonna in concert and there is no comparison. Cyndi is the real singer, holding notes for long periods of time, playing instruments, writing the lyrics to her songs and not taking a break during her two hour show, where Madonna was so much more theatrical and didn't even sing that much. Anyway, I hope you win the tickets and then can see what I mean. Below is an excerpt from my resulting article in the Greenwich Time newspaper.
Lauper, who turned 50 in June and is the mother of a 6-year-old son, defied the aging gods with an incredibly energetic performance. During her two-hour nonstop performance, she jumped around the stage, held notes for long periods of time, banged her head, joined the audience out in the bleachers, and yelled to the people way in the back and to the side – all to the delight of the audience. The people around me kept shaking their heads over her endless amounts of energy, while going crazy with applause and screams at the same time.

During the performance her actions and expressions were very animated and theatrical, keeping audiences eyes on her constantly just to see what she would do next. She kept dramatically leaning against the big speakers on the sides of the stage with her eyes closed and her arms up over her head. In between songs, she told amusing stories about herself and how she used to have pictures of The Beatles and Davy Jones on her bedroom wall. She also managed to bring tears to audiences’ eyes, as she sang emotionally to “True Colors,” and told about how she wrote the song for her friend who died of AIDS in 1985. (read full article)
So, how do you win the tix I mentioned way earlier on from the Premiere Marquee Club? Well, just post a comment here and agree to be my special guest blogger by reviewing the show if you should win and sharing your experience with all of us so we can live vicariously through you (photos from the concert are indeed welcomed). Please leave your email address in your comment so that we can notify you if you win. I'll choose the winner by putting everyone's name in a hat and picking randomly. Good luck! Oh and if you want me to be your plus one, just let me know ;) Deadline to enter is Sunday March 30th at 5 p.m. PST.

24 comments

  1. I totally agree to be your special guest blogger by reviewing the show if I should win and I'll share my experience with all so you can live vicariously through me. :-D

    o.lagunas(AT)gmail.com

    -oScar

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  2. Cindy Lauper puts on on one helluva show. You'll all have a blast!

    Please keep me out of consideration for this awesome contest as my husband already shoots and reviews concerts. Let someone else enjoy the experience ;-)

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  3. WOW -- that'd be awesome! I love Cyndi and the 80s in general. Very cool. But don't count me; there's no way I could reasonably get out to LA for a concert, and my wife'd kill me if I tried! :)

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  4. I love Cyndi. She's the epitome of my childhood. I can't hear one of her old songs without it taking me back.

    I love concerts and Cyndi and taking pictures and blogging!

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  5. I just can't believe she is 50!!!! I too, live way too far to be considered for this contest.

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  6. What a coincidence! I live just a mile away from the Greek Theatre! Wouldn't I be a perfect pick to see my fave artist live? ;)

    truecolours82@yahoo.com

    - Blake -

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  7. Wow, what a great contest... I love live performaces and I agree that Madonna is more about the theatrical performace than singing. I have yet to see Cindy live but I have seen the wonderful B-52s, they truly play a wonderful concert, it's more of an experience than a concert. Good luck.

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  8. My GF and I have loved Cyndi for over 20 years, and we would love to go. Please enter me! :)

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  9. zomg! i would ditch, er, um give my tickets away just for the simple task of writing a review, and for cyndi nonetheless! as a long time fan, this would be an honor!

    ~JayMazz
    CynCityFan@hotmail.com
    CyndiLauperFans.com

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  10. Count me in. I not only love Cindy and think Wanda Sykes is the funniest comedian ever!

    Aprilshowers@aol.com

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  11. "I wanna be the one to go this show- oh johnny just wants to have fun"

    Pick me - Pick me

    Johnny Duarte

    Lprjohnny@yahoo.com

    myspace.com//johnnyduarte

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  12. This is probably the only reason
    I would leave the Witness Protection Program.
    And I promise a totally biased
    semi-professional concert review.
    And I'll throw in this Taramet hat
    as a Tax-free bribe.

    [IMG]http://i127.photobucket.com/albums/p154/barney52/scan0005-4.jpg[/IMG]

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  13. Would love to see the show! Thanks for the opportunity to win.

    markandrewsmalley@gmail.com

    Mark

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  14. This is probably the only reason
    I would leave the Witness Protection Program.
    And I promise a totally biased
    semi-professional concert review.
    And I'll throw in this Taramet hat
    as a Tax-free bribe.

    kosmotis69@aol.com

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  16. This is probably the only reason
    I would leave the Witness Protection Program.
    And I promise a totally biased
    semi-professional concert review.
    And I'll throw in this Taramet hat
    as a Tax-free bribe.

    kosmotis69@aol.com

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  17. This is a very fortunate event for us cyndi fans! i have loved cyndi since i was 8 years old! and i would be very grateful if i were to win because i have followed cyndi for many years and would just love to see her live since i can never afford to. and yes, i would love to be your special guest blogger because i am very open and honest and would not mind doing so at all.

    zilsto@aol.com

    -Daniel

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  18. Yeah, so what if it takes a contest for me to post a comment. HA HA, You know I love ya. Seeing Cyndi Lauper would be so much fun! If I win I am sure I will get blogging tips from Tara.

    You know where to reach me.

    Maral

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  19. I love Cyndi and would love to win the tickets! Here is my email:

    kyliexforum@gmail.com

    I write articles for several websites and would love to do this. I even help run a Cyndi fan site =)

    L. Delovio

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  20. cyndi is a great performer and what a monumental event! Hope I win! tsteele@dermalogica.com

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  21. I would love to be the one!! My husband of 18 years is deaf (he can hear quite a bit with his hearing aids on)...anyway, I learned sign language which gave me a unforgettable opportunity to interpret for the lovely Ms. Lauper! Check it out...
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Qg3F8faWp8M
    ..yes, its me!
    Oh, how'd I love to write a glowing review of the high energy show, with my husband by my side.

    russfield90@roadrunner.com

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  22. I would love to see Cyndi in concert. Next up, finding the perfect outfit.

    smilezz18@aol.com

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  23. OMG! Ms. Lauper in concert!!! I can't wait to hear Time After Time live. Wow!

    Nat

    Natali15@aol.com

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