Update, 2:56 p.m.: After tickets to the Feb. 16 S.F. show sold out in one minute, Swedish House Mafia has added three additional shows on Feb. 13, 14, and 15 at Bill Graham Civic. The Feb. 14 and 15 shows sold out within the hour, according to an announcement today, but the Feb. 13 date remains onsale.
Original post: Starting yesterday, we here at All Shook Down held a contest for a free a pair of tickets to Swedish House Mafia's farewell S.F. show at Bill Graham Civic on Feb. 16. The rules were simple: Write us something funny and creative about why you should be the winner. Well, we got A LOT of entries -- and while reading them all (yes: all) we found some funny ones that didn't quite make the cut. (Also, we learned a fair bit of traumatizing sexual/drug-related/too much information.) So in the spirit of
transparency hilarity, we're posting the top five funniest entries we received here -- including the winner -- but with the names removed.
With that, let these five Swedish House Mafia fans tell you why they should be the one to win tickets...
5. Because Swedish House Mafia is the soundtrack of his life
So... Swedish House Mafia has always been there for all the firsts in my life:
The first time my dad caught my girlfriend and I having sex in the guest room over the holidays last year, my brother was jamming Swedish House Mafia -- "Miami 2 Ibiza" down the hallway. Awkward!
The first time I vomited in the bottle service bucket in Vegas, the bouncers hustled my drunk ass out the front door right as the DJ dropped Swedish House Mafia -- "One."
The first time I slipped on dog shit at the park and I slid down the side of a hill in front of an audience of about 25 people, Swedish House Mafia -- "Save The World" was playing on my iPod.
As you can see, Swedish House Mafia is the soundtrack of my life.
Alright, so I've never won tickets before. It would be nice if the first pair of tickets I won were for the Swedish House Mafia show in San Francisco. You know... just saying... :)
4. Sheer desperation
PICK ME PICK ME PICK MEEEEEEE!
Hi! My name is Ashley and I am GRIEF-STRICKEN; how can Swedish Mafia do this to us?! Anywho, I hope you think it is funny that I have never been to a concert before... and if you count EDC as a concert I really do not completely consider it one because SWEDISH HOUSE MAFIA WASN'T THERE!!!!!!!!!!!! Another funny but sad thing is that I have never been to San Francisco, EVER. I hope you are rolling in tears of laughter because I am rolling in tears of well... tears. I NEED TO ATTEND THIS LAST TOUR. I made this short and got to the point so that you could see that I have been deprived of greatness for the past 20 years of my life. I have generated three memes for you that will make you laugh, and if you do not laugh then I will believe that it is because you have no sense of humor (when in reality it is probably just because I am not funny... AWK). Like I was saying, the memes describe how I feel about this last tour and they are attached to the e-mail. I HOPE YOU CONSIDER THIS E-MAIL. You will basically make my life by granting me this opportunity of actually experiencing something that I probably won't like EVAAAAAR. [Ed. note: this contestant produced the memes that you see throughout this post.]
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