Continuing our series on cool contests for concert fans, here’s news about the Foo Fighters giving fans the chance to have the band play in your garage and rock out with tracks from their new album Wasting Light.
This contest is a no-brainer since the album was recorded in a garage. And besides that, it’s a fun way of merging the recording process of the Foo Fighters new album with the live concert experience thus making the whole experience ultra intimate and unique.
How Do You Enter?
All you have to do is take a picture of your garage and in 25 words or less explain why the Foo Fighters should play in your garage.
The winners get a signed copy of Wasting Light and you get to invite 50 of your closest friends and family to the garage gig. The winners will be selected from fans in or around New York, Chicago, Dallas/Fort-Worth, Toronto, Seattle, Tacoma, Washington D.C., Minneapolis/St. Paul, and Atlanta.
This contest also reminds me of our previous exploration when we wondered about Crowd Surfing with Dave Grohl, the personal feeling of house concerts and Blogoteque’s redefining of the concert location.
When you’re done wondering about that stuff, go ahead and enter the contest and be sure to check out the concert sweepstakes where you can win VIP tickets to the forthcoming Foo Fighters tour.
The contest is presented by Blackberry and so far, aside from the garage picture being taken with a Blackberry phone, I don’t see any interesting or specific brand or mobile element being used to enhance to the garage gig contest. But, as always, we’ll keep an eye out for news about that type of stuff.
If you plan on entering the garage contest or have a fun Foo Fighters concert story? Tell us about your experiences in the comments below.
Vote To See “Back and Forth” in Your City
We heard lots of buzz at SXSW 2011 about the new Foo Fighters documentary “Back and Forth” that chronicles the making of Wasting Light. And now you can visit www.foofighters.cinedigm.com to vote for your local theater to host a screening of the film, which includes a live performance by the Foo Fighters at the end of the screening. A trailer of the film is below.