Giveaway: RAIN

We said there were going to be two contests starting today and we weren’t joking. Actually, we were joking right before we said that but it was about something else and we didn’t do it publicly. What were we joking about? I can’t remember. Probably something about the word “cyberspace”.

And now, onto the contest.

You probably haven’t heard of them because they weren’t all that popular around here but in the year 1960, a band called “The Beatles” was formed in a country called “England”. They lasted about 10 years and only had about 15 number-one albums. Plus, they have only sold about 1 billion records. In other words, they’re certainly no Creed.

Which is why it comes as a pretty big surprise to discover that a tribute band had formed and was currently touring the country in a show that so closely mirrors the original performance that the Denver Post referred to it as “The next best thing to seeing The Beatles.”

If you’d like to check out RAIN, as they call themselves, they’re playing eight shows starting next week at the Walton Arts Center and we’ve got a pair of tickets to give away to one lucky you (maybe you).

How to enter
Apparently, The Beatles were popular enough to inspire hundreds of covers of their obscure “pop” songs. If you’ve ever heard one, leave a comment below listing the song being covered and the artist behind the cover. We’ll randomly draw a winner.

What you’ll win
You’ll get two tickets to the Wednesday May 27 performance of RAIN at 7pm in the Walton Arts Center.

A few rules (read ‘em carefully):

  • You may only enter this specific contest once.
  • This contest is open to anyone anywhere except Fayetteville Flyer writers, Walton Arts Center staff and their immediate family members.
  • Contest is open until 11:59pm CST on Friday, May 22, 2009.
    Make sure you leave a valid e-mail address when filling out the comment form since that’s how we’ll contact you if you’ve won.
  • You’ll have to provide us with your first and last name (if you win) and then be prepared to show a valid photo ID when picking up your tickets.

Thanks to Walton Arts Center for sponsoring this contest. For more information about this performance and to purchase tickets, visit or call 479-443-5600.