That Time I Won a Radio Contest

October 3, 2011 · 44 comments

Do I have a story for you.

You all know I’ve got a big thing for C Breezy. I’ve professed my love for Chris Brown multiple times.

If I’m not sashaying over to the D.J. to tell him to play “anything Ke$ha,” I’m requesting a Chris Brown song. Musically speaking, the guy can do no wrong.

And this Sunday night, something like this might happen:

“Sooooo you’re tellin’ me there’s a chance…”

I’ll set the scene.

I’m driving home to Virginia Beach when I hear on one of my favorite radio stations, HOT 100.5, announce they’re giving away Chris Brown concert tickets. After some research, I realize the concert’s taking place right by my house next Sunday, but I kind of write off the contest since I don’t plan on still being in the car at 8 p.m.

While I run some errands on the way home, I text Lisa-Marie and Jamie asking if they’d be interested in checking out how much tickets were, but no one has much enthusiasm for dropping a ton of money on a lawn seat for a Sunday night concert.

Ah, well.

I finish up my errands, head toward home, and hear a D.J. announce the ticket giveaway again.

Say whaaat? Is it already 8:00?

That’s Kendall, HOT 100.5 D.J.

Around these parts, we call her “my angel.

She just gave a whole new meaning to the saying, “Go D.J., that’s mah D.J.”

Anyway, at this point, I’m sitting in my driveway, engine running, Chloe in the backseat wondering why I’ve gone nutso and feel like chillin’ in the car.

Accepting the challenge, I Google my little heart out from my trusty Blackberry Curve (with whom I’m currently having my final fling… hello iPhone, October 5).

The first Google result told me that it was just announced Queen’s We Are The Champions is the catchiest song of all time (they probably earned that title with that nice unitard Freddie Mercury’s sporting in the music video).

SO. I called.

And I called. And I called. After about 5 tries, the line went from busy to ringing.

Since I can’t sit still (ever), I started unloading my car, feeding Chloe, and unpacking as I let the phone ring for about 3 whole minutes. I was getting ready to hang up, thinking my chances were pretty slim.

Suddenly, it stops. And I hear, “Hello?”

I paused, my hand halfway into the dog food. “He- …hello?”

“Who’s this?”

Geez… you’d think they’d brief me first, right? Honestly, I was so confused, my brain went all play doh on me.



“Um. I’m calling for the Chris Brown tickets?”

“Can you tell me the catchiest song of all time?”

“Is it Queen’s ‘We Are The Champions?'”


The confetti is falling from my ceiling. I’m spinning in circles with my arms out. I’m doing splits in the air. I’m live on the radio saying OHMYGOSHOHMYGOSHILOVECHRISBROWNI’MSOEXCITED!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

I’d pay big money to hear what I actually sounded like on the radio. I’m also certain my neighbors think I’ve won the lottery.

And that’s how I’m going to see Chris Brown VIP status next Sunday night fo free.

Right when I called my mom, she asked how many tickets I get. And what row my seats are. And where I go to pick up the tickets when they call me to come get them.

Really, like I’m clear-headed enough to find out the answers to any of those details. Psh.

All that matters is my quickly approaching future with the “country boy from Tappahannock (VA is where I reside, so shawty understand it).”

Everyone’s been telling me I should wear some protective padding when I get to be so close to him, but we all know I’d be more than willing to sport a bruise as long as I can tell people it came from Chris Brown.

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1 Marijke October 3, 2011 at 8:04 am

Oh my GOSH that’s hilarious! Congratulations!

A bruise from CB should be worn as a badge of honour.
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2 Carrie (Moves 'N Munchies) October 3, 2011 at 9:32 am

a) you are the best story teller
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3 cait October 3, 2011 at 10:34 am

OMG girl!! i love this 🙂 sooooooo excited for you! cant wait to hear all the deets! ps i was laughing so hard with all your pictures! xo
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4 Tina @ Faith Fitness Fun October 3, 2011 at 10:40 am

You crack me up and tell such a good story! I have never won anything like that. I can imagine the excitement. 🙂
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5 Colleen @ The Lunchbox Diaries October 3, 2011 at 10:42 am

I was so excited when you texted me, annnd I’m STILL excited!
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6 katie October 3, 2011 at 10:58 am

OMG! How awesome!!! You are one lucky girl and YOU are the CHAMPION! Ha!

You are going to have a blast!!!! <3
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7 Kace October 3, 2011 at 11:16 am

I’ve never won anything : ( So jealous. Sidenote: “We are the Champions?” that song still gives me goosebumps as I have visions of 2 million phillies fans lining Broad Street as the players parade down celebrating. Such an amazing, amazing day.
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8 Brittany October 3, 2011 at 11:47 am

YAY!! Congrats! I’d go crazy too I love Chris Breezy! 😀 Have so much funnn


9 Jenn L @ Peas and Crayons October 3, 2011 at 1:04 pm


all caps kinda excited =) rock on girl!

I won No Doubt tickets as a kid but my parents weren’t home to verify someone was older than 18 so I didn’t get the tickets. bummmerrrr! Ill live vicariously through you thank you very much! <3
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10 Nikki October 3, 2011 at 1:38 pm

That’s freaking sweet!!! I am really jealous actually haha
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11 Dorsa @ Running Thoughts October 3, 2011 at 1:46 pm

haha that is awesome! Congrats!
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12 Emmarie @ Bananas and Beer October 3, 2011 at 2:11 pm

That is so exciting for you! I won concert tickets on the radio once. I’m convinced it’s a once in a lifetime thing, so I don’t even bother trying anymore.
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13 Lauren October 3, 2011 at 2:55 pm

So jealous! I probably shouldn’t love Breezy as much as I do. And I have no problem flying to VA Beach by this weekend if you have an extra ticket 😛
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14 Lindsay @ In Sweetness and In Health October 3, 2011 at 3:45 pm

OMG that is so freaking awesome!!!! Haha and you are too funny….can we be friends? And I’m totally being serious 🙂
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15 Samantha October 3, 2011 at 4:03 pm

Lovelovelove your blog and your KE$ha halloween outfit! *Congrats on winning the tickets!!!!!!!!
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16 Sylvia @ Frolic Through Life October 3, 2011 at 4:22 pm

That is so flippin awesome! I’m always tempted to call in for the radio contest, but I figure I’ll never win. Congrats and have an awesome time!
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17 julie October 3, 2011 at 4:54 pm

girl you betta learn how to make a fresh use of that iphone camera for this concert extravagaaaaaaaaaanza
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18 Allie @ PickyEatingRD October 3, 2011 at 5:05 pm

I have never won a radio contest! My sister calls all the time and won us Nicki Minaj and Britney Spears tix. It.was.awesome. Congrats!


19 Brandi @ The Vitamin Bee October 3, 2011 at 6:20 pm

AHHHHHH I AM SOOOO JEALOUS OF YOU!! Best story ever!! 🙂 I loves me some C Breezy!!! Have fun!!
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20 Lisa @ I'm an Okie October 3, 2011 at 6:31 pm

I always HATE that i like chris brown’s music, bc he seems like such a douchebag, but his songs are CATCHY!
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21 Claire @ let's go on a living spree October 3, 2011 at 7:12 pm

So freakin’ awesome!!! I never win anything so I will celebrate your win tonight with drinks at the bar. Thanks for giving me a reason to celebrate (I needed one)!!!!!
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22 Happy or Hungry October 3, 2011 at 7:18 pm

hahaha, you are getting pro at face-in-hole-ing.
That’s awesome though, congrats! I have gotten through to my fave radio station to win stuff twice now, and every time someone actually picks up, I FREEZE. Same thing, question my name, forget why I’m calling…nervous city.

Very impressive on the air splits. Maybe Chloe should have made herself useful and scored a pic of that.

You are going to LOVE the iPhone! You will want to marry it!
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23 Holly October 3, 2011 at 8:17 pm

CONGRATS Alyssa- that is AWESOME 😀
You are ONE lucky girl!! Can you buy a lotto ticket for me tonight?! I just have a good feeling 😉
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24 Rachel @ The Avid Appetite October 3, 2011 at 8:31 pm

Um YEAH!!! That is awesome! I still love Chris Brown’s music, even if he is a chick-beater.
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25 Tiffany October 3, 2011 at 9:52 pm

LMAO you are out of control, I love it. Congrats on winning the tix!
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26 Hollie @lolzthatswim(andrun) October 3, 2011 at 11:23 pm

100.5 is muh station gurll. Sunday night?!!? I’ll be home actually, maybe I’ll look into some Chris Brown tickets. I love him as well.
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27 alyssa - fashion fitness foodie October 4, 2011 at 1:07 am

Yeah giiiirl! I think you should ask them for the recording of your win and put it on the blog for us!
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28 Chelcie @ Chelcie October 4, 2011 at 2:26 am

this is
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29 Chelcie @ Chelcie's Food Files October 4, 2011 at 2:27 am

this is hysterical! I can’t believe you won that is so awesome! and I am beyond jealous I am so obsessed with Chris Brown!
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30 Kirstie @ Musings of a Happy Life October 4, 2011 at 2:59 am

Hehehe! Have the best time. And congrats on winning the tickets 🙂
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31 Brittany @ LessBritt MoreLife October 5, 2011 at 12:08 am

;ajsgpajgpoaspog. OH sorry! That’s brittany speak for so honkin excited for you 🙂 Can’t wait to hear allllll about it guhfrannnn!!!! xoxoxoxo
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32 Kristen October 5, 2011 at 5:57 pm

wow thats awesome! Im never won anything from a radio contest


33 Jazlyn J. Brown October 5, 2011 at 9:04 pm

Hey Alyssa!

You don’t know me, but my name is Jazlyn. I’m 17 and I’m a senior at Tallwood High. (I’m out near Kempsville!) I’m also a HUGE Chris Brown fan/supporter/lover! Team Breezy all the way!

You’re kind of my last resort. 

Let me just get to it. Can you please spare a ticket for the concert on Sunday night? I’m sorry if that seems like a lot, but I’m desperate. I might adore Chris Brown just as much as you do, but maybe for different reasons. I wish you could see my room! It’s ridiculous! Of course he’s beyond attractive, but his music, his love for dancing and Michael Jackson, and his journey from little old Tappahanock Virginia to humble R&B singer inspires me to go after what I want in life. I would love to meet him, but I also want to see him perform and dance to the songs that I spent so much time listening to and dancing to. I used to be a dancer and I mirrored his choreography every time he released a new video. 

I’ve been trying to save money to see Chris Brown, but my parents made me use that money towards helping to pay the dues for my senior year. Mostly because my mom was laid off for the summer and we’re not the wealthiest people around; therefore, all money is spent on necessities. So that kinda left me stuck on my crappy Blackberry trying to call and text into Hot 100.5, Z104, and 103 Jamz. I never win those things, but I’m trying. 

I honestly don’t mean to ramble on about why I don’t have tickets or how depressed I’ll be at the rate I’m going, but I just have to try this! I just don’t want to be sitting in my room on Sunday night knowing that I’m missing out on seeing a person I’ve been idolizing since 2005. I remember when I visited relatives up in Aylett, Va and the nearest mall was in Tappahanock. Chris said he used to sing to girls in the mall and I (11 years old) dressed all nice thinking he could be there since!  This was right after “Run It” was released. I didn’t see him but I was prepared!

Anyways… Rambling. 

I need your help. I don’t care if you want me to pay you money back eventually or organize your closet or mow your lawn! That’s funny, but I probably would do it if you spared me a ticket. Some of my friends have tickets so I have transportation and my mom or sister would even take me (so they don’t have to see me sulking around) so that’s not a problem. 

I hope you got this far reading! This was way longer than I expected. OH! By the way, I stumbled into this post when I was Googling “Chris Brown Ticket Contest Virginia Beach”! I was searching for more contests to do and I clicked on this because I thought it was from years ago so I could see how someone won tickets!

Please Alyssa, I really would do anything for just one ticket to Chris Brown’s concert. I’d be forever grateful because I know this is asking for a lot. Trying very hard not to beg but PLEASE! 

Hope you think about it,


PS – Team Breezy all the way!!! Ow!


34 Jan October 19, 2011 at 4:27 pm

That is such a great story and I love how you used images in your post. Now if only I could win something, for some reason I have the worst of luck.

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