Ricky Steelman wins the Linkin Park VIP Experience in London!
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Congratulations to Ricky Steelman for winning our Linkin Park Experience in London. Ricky got to attend the final two concerts of the Hunting Party Tour at the O2 arena, and have dinner with members of the band at this once-in-a-lifetime experience.
Thanks to everyone who donated to enter – your support helps Music for Relief, which is dedicated to providing aid to survivors of natural disasters and the prevention of such disasters.
“The trip was amazing,” Ricky said. “By the time of the final night, I was in so much shock, I didn't know how to process everything. It had to have been one of the happiest moments of my life. I'm tearing up right now just thinking about the whole experience. I don't know that I've ever been so happy for such an extended period of time. A sincere and heartfelt thanks to Chideo, Music for Relief and Linkin Park.”
Ricky has been a big fan of the band since Linkin Park’s Hybrid Theory was released when he was a college sophomore in 2000.
“It was refreshing and so cool to hear rock music blended with rap and cool DJ mixing all the while the songs still maintained a melody,” he said. “No matter where Linkin Park ventures, they always manage to find a catchy hook, phrase or chorus, which really draws me (and millions of others) in as a music fan. “
Ricky learned about the chance to win the trip on the band’s Facebook page, and was motivated by the opportunity to help Music for Relief.
“I saw that the money went to Music for Relief, which I really admire and respect,” Ricky said. “It is an organization created by Linkin Park that truly helps those in need and who face the aftermath of various natural disasters and epidemics. Even though Linkin Park is one of the largest, most successful bands of this millennium, each of the band members remain grounded individuals who realize that it is so important to help those in need and facing emergencies. At the end of the day, we are all humans, and we need to have our basic needs met.
“I had previously donated to MFR for the Japanese earthquake and tsunami disaster relief, as well as the relief in the Philippines. When I saw this opportunity to help those suffering in West Africa from Ebola, I knew that I had to get involved.”
Ricky said his favorite parts of the trip included getting to meet other Linkin Park fans and getting to meet and spend time with members of the band on the final night of the tour.
“It was so cool to be able to tell the guys ‘thank you’ for all that they have done through their music, MFR and for the fans. Linkin Park Underground (LPU), the band's fan club, is truly the best fan club in the world. I am a huge music fan, and I have never seen a fan club as organized, thoughtful and widespread as LPU. Taking the backstage tour and having my own room before the show was super cool. Words cannot do it justice, but it was so neat to interact with the band members and get glimpses of their personalities.“
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Ricky Steelman wins the Linkin Park VIP Experience in London!
Enter for a chance to win VIP tickets to the final two concerts of the Linkin Park Hunting Party Tour at the O2 arena in London, England.
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Open only to individuals who at the time of entry are at least 18 years of age and who have reached the age of majority in their respective state/territory/province/country of residence, which in some states/territories/ provinces/countries may be higher than 18 years of age. Also, due to the timing of the drawing and the trip, individuals must possess a valid passport (and/or visa for travel to the United Kingdom, if applicable) at the time of entry. Residents of the following countries/provinces are ineligible to participate: Quebec, Canada; Australia, Brazil; Argentina, Colombia, China, Cuba, Czech Republic, Denmark, Finland, Iran, Israel, Italy, Hong Kong, Malaysia, Poland, Portugal, the Netherlands, Russia, Saudi Arabia, Spain, Sudan, Syria, Sweden, Thailand, Turkey, United Arab Emirates, Venezuela; and all countries on the United States list of embargoed countries. Void where prohibited.
Additionally, for each of the donation amounts listed below (in a single transaction), the donor will receive the following reward: $10 or more: The donor will be listed as a Supporter on chideo.com. $25 or more: The donor will receive a digital thank you card. $50 or more: The donor will receive a Linkin Park coozie. $75 or more: The donor will receive a Linkin Park coozie and bandana. $100 or more: The donor will receive a Linkin Park coozie, bandana, and cinch backpack.
These rewards will be sent approximately 4-6 weeks from the promotion end date. (Sponsor reserves the right to substitute rewards.)
Sweepstakes Entry Period: Starts at 12:00:00 a.m. PT on Oct. 2, 2014 and ends at 11:59:59 p.m. PT on Oct. 31, 2014. Mailed entries must be postmarked by Oct. 31, 2014 and received by Nov. 5, 2014.
Entry Methods: During the Sweepstakes Entry Period, donate to Music For Relief, via Chideo to receive one or more entries and/or submit free mail entries (see Official Rules for more details).
Random Drawing: Winner will be selected in a random drawing to be held at approximately 12:00 p.m. Central Time on Nov. 5 , 2014. Potential winner will have twenty four (24) hours to respond to email notification. If potential winner does not respond by stated deadline and/or the email notification is returned as undeliverable, or potential winner does not possess the required travel documents at time of notification, potential winner will be disqualified and an alternate will be selected, time permitting. Winner must select a guest who at the time of notification has required travel documents. Potential winner and his/her designated guest will be required to sign and return an Affidavit of Eligibility/Release of Liability/Publicity Release Form or W-8 BEN and Background Check Release Form within two (2) days. Noncompliance/failure to clear background check may result in prize forfeiture and an alternate may be selected, time permitting.
One (1) Prize: A trip to London, England to attend the final two concerts of the Linkin Park Hunting Party Tour at the O2 arena. Prize includes: Two VIP tickets to the final two concerts of the Linkin Park Hunting Party Tour at the O2 arena in London England. For one show, you will attend a pre-show dinner backstage with band members (subject to availability). The trip includes 3 nights hotel accommodations, round trip airfare for 2 people from a major commercial airport to London and $500 USD in spending money. Trip dates: Nov. 22 – Nov. 25, 2014. Approximate Retail Value $5,000 USD. Odds of winning depend on number of eligible entries received.