Rockin’ Their Way to Rocklahoma – Winner Announced!
FINALLY….A ROCKLAHOMA WINNER!
All you faithful HOH listeners make our job so tough, and this time, it was really hard, as we received more entries than ever before. But, in the end, we felt we had a clear choice…and his name is Brad Cooper! Read his entry…and notice that this is sort of a two-fer…satisfying two listeners, two brothers, at once:
I’m entering to win this dream come true trip for my brother, Greg. He is a high school teacher in Lincoln, NE and would be the ultimate Rocklahoma Guest because he not only lives off of the 80’s hair band and metal music till this day, but uses it as a tool in his classroom. “Get in…Sit down…Shut up…And hold on!” frequently gets the kids attention at the start of class and the kids who know it love it. He has found that discussing 80’s music is a great way to relate to a lot of the students who may not make a connection to any other teacher in school. There is no doubt that a kid is influenced by his teacher when he sees him headbanging in the front row of a Motley Crue concert. Countless times in 12 years of teaching my brother has told me stories of positive interaction between him and students about the best music era, songs, and groups of all time leading to improved attendance, behavior and grades in his classroom. Of course he has also done all of the “must does” to be considered a diehard fan. From purchasing albums, cassettes, cd’s, and now mp3’s, to having a picture disc collection surpassing 100 records, all displayed in his basement in a room dedicated to his shelves full of concert souvenirs and memorabilia, to buying magazines and hanging the posters on his bedroom walls, to reading magazines and books to know about all the bands, to waiting in countless lines at autograph sessions, to attending concerts galore (Twisted Sister, Motley Crue, Poison, Kiss, Alice Cooper, AC/DC, Cinderella, Bullet Boys, Slaughter, Faster Pussycat, Ratt, Warrant, Bon Jovi, Scorpions, Def Leppard, Aerosmith, Rob Zombie, Ozzy, Quiet Riot, Wild Side, Wasp, Kix, Skid Row, Brittney Fox, Bang Tango with many of these bands being seen multiple times and quite a few bands I know I am missing). He however has never been to a bash like Rocklahoma. All of these experiences payoff in the classroom when the student realizes my brother is not fake and full of bull when the topic of conversation after class turns into a vigorous debate about who is the best front man or which band and its members are most lucky to be alive. And of course my brother would say Dee is the best front man ever, edging Alice out slightly. Who can disagree? Greg is the ultimate 80’s hairband and metal fan because he lives it daily, loves it always and most importantly influences lives with it. I present to you, your ULTIMATE ROCKLAHOMA GUEST!
— Sincerely, Brad Cooper Hebron, NE, listening to Z92 Omaha, NE (KEZO)
And, to make this complete, here is the entry from his brother, Greg:
I have been a fanatic of Twisted Sister since I was 12. I am now 37. I have a wall in my house dedicated to Twisted Sister. I have collectables of Twisted Sister from their picture discs lining the wall all the way to a Twisted Sister Zippo lighter. Twisted Sister has been such an influence that even my daughter writes the TS symbol all over the place. She gets disappointed when I wash the car because the symbol gets washed off. Heck, I am a chemistry teacher and even one of the labs that I do has the TS symbol as an example written into it. That’s just Twisted Sister. My room is lined with picture discs of all 80’s hair bands. Alice Cooper and Twisted Sister are my top two favorites. Of course, you can imagine my Alice Cooper wall. Dee came to Lincoln once on his SMF tour. It was the best night of my life. I was down front and about passed out half way through the show from all the adrenaline. My brother and I left that concert dripping in sweat. It was like we just got poured on from the rain. I can sit and tell you, as well as other 80’s fanatics, about all the concerts I have attended and how 80’s hair bands have been a huge part of my life and survival. But, that doesn’t make me stand out from the rest. All hair band fanatics have a common thread between them of the same experiences. Putting the experience into words isn’t possible. The feelings, love, rush that such music gives is hard to explain. I have not attended a Rocklahoma; but it would be an incredible experience. Last year Steelheart, Britny Fox, and Bulletboys stopped in town on their way through to Rocklahoma. Damn good shows. I wish I could write some words to express how incredible winning this would be. I sometimes think about what kind of questions I would ask Dee if I had the chance to talk to him and I don’t even know what I would ask. All I see is myself standing there dumbfounded in awe. I know I would say, “Thank you.”
– Greg Cooper, Lincoln, NE, listening to Z92 Omaha, NE (KEZO)
So Congratulations, Brad and Greg, you’re going to the headbanging festival of a lifetime at Rocklahoma 2009 courtesy the HOH!!
Rocklahoma 2009 – It’s Back and so is Twisted Sister!!!
Do you want the rock & roll experience of a lifetime? If you’re a loyal House of Hair listener, we KNOW you do! Rocklahoma is back, and this year, we’re kickin’ your ass again for 4 days!! It’s going to be 4 days and nights of pure House of Hair bliss this July 9th – 12th in Pryor, Oklahoma!
If you’ve read our listener reviews, you know how amazing last year’s show was. This year, as of presstime, the bands you will see are:
Twisted Sister – headlining Sunday night. Anthrax – anchoring “Heavy Metal Day” on Thursday night. And, you’ll see Great White, Vixen, Saxon, Hurricane Alice, Helix, Danger, Danger, Warrant, Night Ranger, Gypsy Pistoleros, Nelson, KEEL, KIX, Bang Tango, Beautiful Creatures, LA Guns, Britny Fox, Faster Pussycat, Lillian Axe, Dirty Penny, Legendary Scorpions Drummer Herman Rarebell and Bonfire. Plus, Icon, Baton Rouge, Lord Tracy, featuring ex-Pantera vocalist Terry Glaze, Silent Rage, Warrior, Pair-a-Dice, Julliet, Wild Street and Vougan.
And, there are still plenty of bands and 2 headliners to be announced!
ENTER TO WIN: Contest Entry Form
What do you win?
The House of Hair would like to send you and a guest of your choice to Pryor, Oklahoma for this once in a lifetime extravaganza.
Your ROCKLAHOMA Concert Package Prize includes:
Roundtrip airfare for 2 within the Continental U.S. to Tulsa, OK from winner’s closest major airport
Five (5) nights lodging (Wed/Thurs/Fri/Sat/Sun)
Two (2) seats in the VIP/Reserved section at Rocklahoma for the 4-day concert,
which includes food and beverage on site
A chance to hang backstage with Twisted Sister and sit on the stage during their show!
How to Enter:
Write an entry here Contest Entry Form as to why YOU would be our ultimate Rocklahoma guest!!
ROCKLAHOMA ADDITIONAL CONTEST RULES
Winner and guest will have to sign the legal disclaimer forms. Major rules include:
1. Winner and guest must be 21 or over – no exceptions! Faxed copies of driver’s licenses or other official ID will be required if you are picked as the winner. Winner and guest will also need to supply social security numbers for tax purposes.
2. Winner and guest must originate flights from the same airport within the Continental U.S. on the same day and time. Winner and guest must be able to fly to the event and provide proper legal ID to the airlines.
3. Lodging is one (1) room, double occupancy. Hotel will be chosen by our Rocklahoma sponsor.
4. ALL GROUND TRANSPORTATION TO and FROM THE TULSA, OKLAHOMA AIRPORT AND THE CONCERT IN PRYOR, OKLAHOMA IS THE RESPONSIBILITY OF THE WINNER. So, you must be able to rent a car in Tulsa and have a valid driver’s license.
5. All applicable local, state and federal laws apply.
6. Prize is non-transferable, non-substitutable and has NO cash value.
7. This contest is open to residents of the U.S. and Canada, but AIRFARE IS ONLY PROVIDED FROM A CONTINENTAL U.S. airport.
Good luck! And remember, only enter ONCE! You have until May 1st, 2009 to enter.
How we choose the winner:
Only entries received by 5/1/09 will be considered. Duplicate entries will be thrown out. ENTRIES MUST HAVE ALL FIELDS FILLED IN TO BE CONSIDERED. It is VERY IMPORTANT that you include a valid email address and a phone number where we can reach you. If you are chosen as a finalist, you will be emailed or called so we can verify your age and ID. Winners will be chosen based on how creative, original, fun and sincere their entries are. Entries do not need to be lengthy, although they can be.
Contest Start Date: Wednesday, April 1, 2009.
Contest End Date: Friday, May 1st, 2009 at midnight.
Did I win?
Winner will be announced in the House of Hair Buzzcut Newsletter following the end of the contest. Winner will then be announced here on the House of Hair website. Don’t subscribe to our free weekly newsletter? Sign up now.
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