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Win tickets to Super Water Sympathy

superwatersympathy_pressshot1Super Water Sympathy‘s singer Ansley Hughes is totally approachable and super friendly. Nothing to get intimated by, which is awesome if you’re an outgoing fan and say, need a ride to the band’s show.

Which actually happened to the Shreveport, La. five-piece recently. A guy connected with them on Facebook. He wanted to see them and he needed a ride, and they were like, “Well hell, you live 20 minutes away. We’ll be there,” Hughes says.

Eventually, a band can’t maintain that sort of control over its career, she says. Like, once you’re touring on a bus (or on a plane) instead of a van and you don’t do the driving yourself. It’s one of the drawbacks to being, you know, super popular and famous. But right now, they are in control of everything they do. “I just want to be able to hold on to that for as long as I can,” Hughes says.

In April, Super Water Sympathy released its sophomore album and is in the midst of a West Coast tour before heading East with the Vans Warped Tour this summer. The band is in Fresno Thursday night, playing at Audie’s Olympic Tavern. It’s one of the trio of shows I wrote about in today’s paper.

We’ve got two pairs of tickets to give away. Just leave a comment below. Tell us the best experience you’ve had meeting a band. Contest closes Thursday at noon. Winners will be chosen at random and notified by email. No repeat entries, please.

Either way, you should go stop by and say hello to the band. In the mean time, check out the video for the song “”Oh Oh!” after the jump. Also, the complete contest rules.

Only readers who submit a comment on this post are eligible. Winners will be chosen at random and notified by e-mail at the end of each giveaway period. No substitutions or transfer of winners/prizes. Prizes are not redeemable for cash. Some prizes may have due dates for redemption/use. Employees and immediate family of The Fresno Bee, and any/all of the participating giveaway sponsors, are not eligible to win. By accepting a giveaway, recipient consents to allow the use of his/her name and/or photograph for advertising or similar promotions without further compensation. Winner releases all sponsors of liability regarding use and enjoyment of the prizes. Tax liabilities and insurance, if any, are sole responsibility of the winner. No purchase necessary to win.

Responses to "Win tickets to Super Water Sympathy"

Alfredo Avila says:

Couple of years ago a couple of buddies and I went to San Luis Obispo to watch Minus the bear and Tim kasher at the SLO brewery. I’m not one to ever hang around a venue after the show. But this one particular time we happened to being one of our friends to his first ever rock show and he wanted to stick around. Good thing we did because in the alley way next the brewery was the entrance for the bands and we go to meet the lead singer for minus the bear AND tim kasher. We even hung out with Tim and the keyboardist (for the band) for about half an hour just chatting it up. That was one awesome night that I never forget. Doing something I never do payed off in the end.

Kirk says:

I can’t wait to see them!

Danielle says:

I met Gwen Stefani in San Francisco when No Doubt played The Fillmore on their Return of Saturn tour back in 1999. It was so random! My friend & I were walking up 4th Street and happened to pass by the Hotel Palomar, where we saw Adrian, the drummer, hanging out in the lobby. We lurked for awhile, and sure enough, Gwen came out (rocking her hot pink hair, my fave look of hers) and waited in the lobby for her ride. When she walked out, we sort of ambushed her, but she was totally cool! She gave us a hug, asked if we were going to the show, and thanked us for being fans. She was great, and so beautiful in person. We ended up running back to our car and tailing her ride the whole way to the venue, where we were able to get her to autograph our tickets on her way inside. I’m smiling just thinking back on the memory…what a rad experience.

Kirk says:

I met Seth Binzer (Shifty Shellshock of Crazy Town) backstage at a festival a number of years ago. I was working for a radio station and sat with him and the band backstage drinking beer for an hour or so, They were engaging and fun and we all had a great time. A few weeks later I had the opportunity to meet adult film star Mary Carrey at another promotion. The next time I saw either they were on the same episode of Celebrity Rehab. I knew them when…

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