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Fair ticket giveaway: Neil Sedaka


UPDATE: Congratulations to winner Andy Oliver.

ORIGINAL POST: If my Mom lived in Fresno, she’d be putting on the serious maternal pressure to scoop up these tickets. Our ticket giveaway spree continues, this time for the 7 p.m. Monday Neil Sedaka concert at the Big Fresno Fair. We’re giving away two tickets plus two fair passes.

If you win, you’ll need to come down to The Bee’s office at 1626 E Street to pick up your tickets. (Business hours are 8 a.m.-5 p.m.)

To enter, leave a comment on this post. (Tell us your favorite Neil Sedaka song, if you’d like.) One comment per person, please. I’ll pick the winners at random.

The deadline for entry is 10 a.m. Friday. One entry per person. I’ll be informing winners by email Friday morning, so please check yours. Rules are on the jump.

Recipients will be 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 "Fair ticket giveaway: Neil Sedaka"

Kristy Page says:

Breaking up is hard to do!

Don Warkentin says:

I dont want to break up. Its to hard

Andy says:

Happy Birthday Sweet Sixteen

Lita says:

My favorite song is You Mean Everything To Me!

Andrew Ranta says:

Calendar Girl. Though, Breaking Up Is Hard To Do is also good.

Will says:

I love I love my Calendar Girl!’

Rebecca says:

Kristy Page really wants to go to the concert!

Kerry K says:

Love Will Keep Us Together!

Robert Boro says:

Love Will Keep Us Together

FresnoDan says:

Calendar Girl is an all time fav

Alice R says:

My memories of dancing to Neil Sedaka at Washington Jr. High gym class are very vivid! We danced and we sang!!. It is hard to choose just any one song. I love them all!

Gwen says:

Old school rules!

Polly Bispo says:

Laughter in the rain. Please pick me!

Josh says:

I love everything he sings!

Ray Huebner says:

My fav. Is Laughter in the rain.
Lets hope we get some this winter!

Lou Ann says:

Next Door to an Angel



Terri Broderick says:

The entire collection! So sad – I must be the only person with a Neil Sedaka collection on vinyl!

Dorothy Tristan says:

I just love all of Neil Sedaka’s songs, but if I had to choose one…..well, one of my all time favorites would be “Calendar Girl”….. such a fun song to listen to, makes you just sing along…

Irma Rangel says:

My favorite is “Oh Carol.” Love the beat of this song. I have always been a BIG FAN of Neil Sedaka and would love to see him in person at THE BIG FRESNO FAIR. <3 <3 <3

Greg Tomasetti says:

Go Neil.

elaine steitz says:

i’m sure an old boyfriend must of listened to “breaking up is hard to do” before he dumped me, still love the song!

Karen Lasek says:

It would be awesome to add Neil Sedaka to our live concert memories! Just in Fresno alone, my husband and I have been fortunate to have seen the famous likes of Elvis Presley, The Carpenters, Deep Purple, Melissa Manchester, Seals & Crofts, Huey Lewis & The News, Barry Manilow, Randy Travis, Simon & Garfunkel…. Mr. Sedaka’s LOVE WILL KEEP US TOGETHER rings true to our hearts!

Della Montano says:

I love all his songs, especially Calendar Girl ! I would just love to go to his concert !

Anamaria Medrano says:

“take my hand and follow me” from the theme from Alice in Wonderland is among
one of my favorites. An oldie wants to go listen to oldies!

Marlene Putnam says:

I’ll be happy to take over your Mom’s tickets. “Breaking Up is Hard to Do” brings back many good memories of that time in my life. I do prefer, however, the fast tempo that he performed in the early ’60s.

Joe Soghomonian says:

I postponed my haircut today so I would have more strength to hoop and holler with Neil singing Run Sampson Run!

Anne Wallace says:

So many to choose from. Favorite Neil Sadaka song – Breaking Up is Hard To Do.
Very talented song writer and singer.

Mary Fidalgo says:

Happy Birthday Sweet Sixteen. reliving the years of my teens!

Mabel Broader says:

Love a lot of his songs… just the fact I would love to go shows my age!!

Norman Fidalgo says:

memories of my youth!

Rosie Valdez says:

Huge Neil Sedaka fan, would love to relive my college days with my sister. We would love to meet him and tell him how much enjoyed his music, calendar girl, oh carol, just to mention a few. Thanks

Teri Garrison says:

Loved ‘Breaking Up Is Hard To Do’. We just celebrated our 48th wedding anniversary so we didn’t break up afterall ! Sept. 23, 1965.

Yolanda Salazar says:

LUV NEIL SEDAKA….and his songs! My favorites: “Oh Carol” and “Breaking Up Is Hard To Do”.

George B. Feist (DUKE) says:

OH CAROL about Carol King….and Calendar Girl were my faves…

Susan Maez says:

“BAD BLOOD” only seems appropriate since Obama, the Democrats, and the Republicans shut us down!

Paul says:

My wife and I celebrate our 43rd wedding anniversary this Tuesday. Naturally we remember fondly all the Sedaka hits. The concert would be a great way to start our anniversary celebration. Calendar Girl, of course.

blake says:

Just ‘member, that Monday, after the Sedaka show, stroll towards the mid-way, and see Fresno’s “fab faux”…*The Beetles* , playing at the Pavillion (that giant white gazebo thing) at 8:30.
(And if you’re at the Fair on Saturday…same place same time [but again, Saturday], you can see Blake Jones & the Trike Shop. )
—ever pluggin’ blake

Bernadette Planting says:

My mother is 94 years old, and she would LOVE to go see Neil Sedaka at the fair. She loves ALL of his music (I do too). I sure do hope we win this one!

Nichole Bowen says:

Neil Sedaka wrote great songs and commercials. I would have loved to see him in person. He really expressed his feelings in his music and lyrics.

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