April 16, 2007: Vixen Contest Winners Announced!
The House of Hair congratulates Ms. Ilknur Dunlap of Tulsa, Oklahoma as our Vixen Grand Prize winner!!!!
Ilknur listens to KKRK 98.9 FM in Tulsa and has just scored the new Vixen CD “Live and Learn” and a brand new autographed by Vixen purple Luna guitar PLUS a phone call from Jan Kuehnemund herself !!
It was a very, very tough call on this one, with many entries fighting it out for the top slot. The Vixen ladies were all blown away by the sheer number of entries, the amazing stories – and the heartfelt thank-you’s and support expressed by the HOH fans to the band! (What can we say? We here at the HOH KNOW our Fans are the best!)
Thanks to ALL the HOH Vixen Fans for entering! Here are all the winners, and the winning entries, below…
OUR VIXEN GRAND PRIZE WINNER:
Ms. Ilknur Dunlap
Listens to the HOH on KKRK, 98.9 FM
She won the Vixen autographed Luna guitar, a copy of the new Vixen CD “Live and Learn” and the Phone call from Jan Kuehnemund!
Her Winning Contest Entry:
Born and raised in Istanbul, Turkey in the early 80’s it
wasn’t until my late teen years when I came across Vixen while
searching for some of the 80’s greatest bands.
It was love at first
sound! I was immediately hooked when I heard the intro to “Edge of a
Broken Heart”. However, it wasn’t exactly the catchy tunes and the
notorious big hair that was the attraction for me. Eventually, I
realized Vixen to me, was much more special than your average 80’s
metal band. Thanks to the internet, the more I researched the band,
the more I learned and the more I got into it.
As Jan Kuehnemund’s
baby, Vixen was the perfect band of 4 women who had the balls to rock
hard in a man’s world. It was as much the attitude as their
incredible musicianship, combined with their exceptional stage
presence. Vixen was definitely one of the rare bands, if not the
rarest, that somehow made life so much easier. From then on my life-
long passion began.
Soon I started to collect Vixen merchandise and
memorabilia. I may not have the world’s most extensive Vixen
collection, but what started out as a hobby turned out to be a little
more than just a few records. My teen years may be long gone but I
still have a Vixen “shrine” – as some of my friends would like to call
it- in my bedroom and in the office area of the house. The most
amazing thing is that my husband actually puts up with it and even
pays for some of the merchandise I continue to buy and collect to
this day! (Please see part of my collection here.)
Because of my age and
location at the time, I was never able to see Vixen in their heyday.
It wasn’t until I got married and moved to the U.S., which was just
around the time when Vixen was reformed and started touring again
that I got to see them live. (Of course, there was actually a gig
before that when I was still in Istanbul and I literally begged my
future husband to go just so he could tell me all about it, hopefully
get a few autographs and say hi to Jan for me who was somehow vaguely
aware of her crazy little fan from overseas whom she had heard of
through someone I had corresponded with on the internet.) I remember
changing my flight and arriving a few days earlier so we could make a
6 hour drive up to Missouri to see Vixen the next day – mind you after
about a 14 hour flight the day before. I was so excited, nervous and
tired that I actually got drunk on my ass by the time they finished
their set and started mingling in with the fans. Still, I met the
band and had a photo taken, which is of course, one of my prize
The following year, I got into my husband’s head and we somehow
decided that everyone has the right to get Vixenized! Therefore,
Vixen should come play in our town so all of our friends and a lot of
other fans could truly experience this amazing band. So, as crazy as
this may sound when I go back and think about it, we did book the
band and promoted the show – the whole nine yards!. It was definitely
an experience beyond words and everyone who attended the show that
night was totally blown away by the entire band, which of course made
me the happiest person since I absolutely love sharing Vixen’s music
with others. As a matter of fact, the clip of “You Wish” uploaded by
BuzzChic at www.houseofhaironline.com is from that show and it was taken
by me. So, thank you for featuring it!
During one of our
conversations with the band, I was once referred to by Jenna as the
biggest female Vixen fan. I have certainly made quite a few friends
through Vixen and their music, and I know for a fact that every one
of them is very special and have the same kind of passion for the
band that I do. Whether or not one of my crazy antics could qualify
me as the ultimate Vixen fan is a question you have to answer.
However, to me, being a “Vixenite”, whose numbers are growing every
single day, is also something special. So, watch out Kiss Army!
Vixenites might just one day, take over!
25 Winners of the Vixen CD “Live and Learn”
A copy of the new Vixen CD “Live and Learn”!
1. Illknur Dunlap -also our GRAND PRIZE WINNER!
Listens to the HOH on KKRK 98.9 FM
2. Bob Yeager
Rock 101 – Greenville SC
3. JD Bradshaw
MAXX FM 100.5
4. Christy Roberts
Rock 101, WROQ, Greenville, SC
5. Joseph Crispino
WRCD – 101.5fm
6. Kristie Schwaegerl
La Crosse, WI
7. Lance Graham
Royal Oak, MI
101 WRIF in Detroit
8. Tim Benge
WBWR – 105.7
9. Greg Wilkerson
94.3 FM Wellington, CO
10. Chuck Nichols
KDKB 93.3 (Krazy Dog Krazy Boy)
11. Robyn Garrison
12. David Smith
105.3 The Bear and 101.5 The Planet
13. Tonya Payne
95.7 The Rock
14. Steve Morris
WAVE 104.1 FM Myrtle Beach
15. Shawn Barton
WMMR – 93.3 FM
16. Stephaine Armusik
Bethel Park, PA
Listens to the HOH on 93.7 K ROCK, Pittsburgh, PA
17. David Eaton
18. Christopher Sviland
WRIF – 101 fm
19. Darell Lubahn
Saint Cloud, MN
Rockin 101.7 – KRCH
20. Christa Timbers
21. SC Lopez
El Paso, TX
Found you on the internet
22. PHIL HOLTHAUS
104.1 FM WASHINGTON D.C.
23. Martin Kusterer
NEW HAVEN, CT
24. Robert Truax Sr.
92.3 WZUU Kalamazoo MI.
25. Wes Bradley
98.5 ( 98 Rock ) & 101.5/97.9 ( the planet )
Thanks to ALL the HOH and Vixen Fans who entered the Vixen Guitar contest!
– Dee and the House of Hair Team
Do you love the ladies?
The ladies who rock that is?
Vixen wants you to win their new CD “Live And Learn” and maybe even score an autographed hot purple Luna guitar and a personal phone call from Vixen lead axe-slinger Jan Kuehnemund! Who loves ya baby!!!
What do you win?
25 winners receive a copy of the new Vixen CD, Live And Learn. One Grand Prize winner will also get this autographed hot purple Luna guitar and a personal phone call from Vixen’s Jan Kuehnemund!!
How to Enter:
CONTEST CLOSED, WINNERS ANNOUNCED!
How we choose the winner:
Only entries received by 3/28/07 will be considered. The HOH staff will choose the 25 qualifying winners. One of those qualifiers will be chosen as the grand prize winner. Entries will be judged on creativity, sincerity and who we think truly deserves this awesome prize!
Contest Start Date: Monday, March 19th, 2007.
Contest End Date:Wednesday, March 28th, 2007 at midnight.