Monday, April 28, 2008

Don’t be afraid to … go to a show

So, today marks a historic first here at Dorothy Surrenders. No, I’m not going to shamelessly fish for blogiversary compliments again (though, thank you one and all who posted and emailed with your lovely blogday wishes). No, today is the day when reading this silly little site finally pays off. Today I’m launching a contest to give away a pair of tickets to any show on the 2008 True Colors Tour. Yes, that’s right. Free. Tickets. The friendly folks involved in the tour were nice enough to offer me the tickets to help promote the casuse. If you’re not familiar, the True Colors Tour raises funds and awareness for gay rights. In short, it’s awesome. But don’t take my word for it, take it from its fabulous mastermind Cyndi Lauper.



Cyndi was sweet enough to record a similar shout out for ye olde blog last year. You know, me and Cyn, we’re likethis now. This year’s bill features Cyndi, as well a revolving lineup that include the B-52s, Regina Spektor, Andy Bell of Erasure, Tegan and Sara, Joan Jett and the Blackhearts, Indigo Girls, Joan Armatrading, Deborah Cox, The Cliks, The Puppini Sisters, Nona Hendryx and Girl in Coma. Comedians Rosie O’Donnell, Wanda Sykes and Kate Clinton plus fashionista Carson Kressley will also appear. The tour begins May 31 in Boston and ends July 5 in Colorado.

So, how is this contest thingie going to work? Well, it’s really pretty simple. I have one pair of tickets available to any show on the tour, your choice. I will pick the winner from a random drawing of everyone who entered (I’m envisioning a hat with names in it…) The who, what, when and hows of the contest:

Who is eligible: Anyone who can make it to one of the True Colors Tour dates, one entry per person
What will you get: A pair of tickets to the show of your choice.
When to enter: Now until 11:59 p.m. Monday May 5
How to enter: Post your email address in the comments section

I will notify the winner via email Tuesday, May 6. So, who wants to let their true colors show ... at a show?

UPDATE: Dang, folks, y’all really want to go to a show. Given the number of you who have entered already, the hat idea is probably out the window. I’ll probably go with Jess-Nutt’s idea of a random number generator to pick the winner. You’ll be numbered chronologically based on post order. And, of course, feel free to put your email in the spelled-out format. I don’t want to be the cause of an influx of emails in your inboxes with the subject lines like: “Get rock hard,” unless, of course, that’s your thing.

UPDATE II: Submissions are now closed. Thanks for your entries. The winner will be announced Wednesday.

195 comments:

Anonymous said...

hi cyn+dorothy!! oh how i'd lovvve 2 go 2 a true color show!!! pleezzze pick me!!! sindee767@aol.com
-cheers!@* & chocolate+kisses xxx

Blythe said...

How could anyone say no to that?:)

gotkaylee@hotmail.com

frannie said...

How cAN YOU not Love Cyndi??? COunt me in!

geekylyb@bellsouth.net

Diane said...

I'm feeling lucky.
Diane

diane7141@yahoo.com

Melissa said...

melissa.borg@gmail.com

Anonymous said...

yesssss!!! s.mckay40@gmail.com

BarbRyan said...

What an awesome show! I'd love to go - ladypythia@hotmail.com

Wendy said...

oh man. awesome contest!

i'm at wendymn@gmail.com

RN1 said...

Sweet! I want to go!
rn1.annar@gmail.com

SassyFemme said...

I'll come out of lurking mode for this!

sassyfemme@gmail.com

Anonymous said...

How could you not want to go!

avery3332@yahoo.com

EagleEyeFran said...

Crossing my fingers, clicking my heels three times "I wanna go, I wanna go, I wanna go..." :)

Thanks in advance,
EagleEyeFran@gmail.com

Jillian said...

count me in

JillianRose87@gmail.com

Leesh said...
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Amy said...

Nice!
Spambots love to pull email addresses from comments, so I suggest to others entering the contest to post your email as I have below. Sorry Dorothy, I know it's more work for you to collect the email addresses this way, but you wouldn't want your loyal fans to get spammed, would you?

deluxx at gmail.com

Anonymous said...

stiglergk86@hotmail.com

Anonymous said...

This is exciting!

missy101688@msn.com

A.E. Baxter said...

aebaxter@gmail.com

Thanks!

erin said...

Yeah! I love cyndi and the rest of the line up. pick me pick me!
sharkey@mass-ave.org

e.

KT said...

Oh! This would be so much fun! :)

MyMindIsReallyinCerulean@yahoo.com

amanda said...

amandarose@gmail.com

Anonymous said...

I'd love to do a little rock lobster
rebeccacollins at comcast.net

Torie said...

tcl.weber@sbcglobal.net

Accountant said...

This sounds great!

rhonda.puccico@comcast.net

Anonymous said...

bbkytti@comcast.net

Emily said...

i wanna see me some regina.

rellimylime@aol.com

Mai said...
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caromalinia said...

Woo! Count me in!

carolina dot glauster at gmail dot com

TheWeyrd1 said...

Very cool! You know my email addy...but for the contest, here it is again: TheWeyrd1 at gmail.com

swoonie said...

swoonie at gmail dot com

i'm a new reader, but can't wait to see what you write every day! starting my morning with dorothy and coffee- what could be better!

very cool contest. thanks!
swoonie

Anonymous said...

babakotia@gmail.com

Jamie said...

I'd love to go!

jslade83 at comcast.net

Irene said...

yeaa!!! carouselbuckets@gmail.com

MissAkilahC said...

akilah.crossdale at gmail.com

Dianna said...

I would love to see this show.

dianna.blaylock@gmail.com

Anonymous said...

I love Cyndi!!

antk8 at att.net

Shelley said...

Crossing my fingers and anything else I can think of...

shelleyq (at) yahoo (dot) com

Noel said...

You're great Dorothy (and Cindi, 'cause you're likethis)!

nluke at u.washington.edu

Alexis said...

agvgeros@gmail.com

Bettina said...

oh, yes! *crosses fingers*

shoutsandmurmurs at gmail dot com

jenny said...

(fingers crossed...)
firehouse789@yahoo.com

Anonymous said...

ma3mina@yahoo.com

Cheri said...

aznaggie314159@gmail.com

Sounds awesome!

Anonymous said...

best monday news ever!

thirdwavegrrrl@gmail.com

Amy said...

What a great idea!
Thank you.

amyp17@gmail.com

Jero said...

Awesome idea!

justjero@gmail.com

Kristen said...

How fun! I have to admit I feel a little guilty that this is my first post...oh well!

kschweiloch at visi.com

Rebecca said...

I'd love to go to the Minneapolis show, please!

rebeccanewberry@gmail.com

jess-nutt said...

Thanks so much for the chance!

Might I suggest a random number generator to pick a winner? I've seen other blogs do that (though they never pick me!).

jessicachesnutt at gmail.com

rocketdyke said...

rocket.dyke@verizon.net

Anonymous said...

i would love to go to the true colors show!

thinkdamnit@hotmail.com

Anonymous said...

Wow -- this would be great!

dlabban@gmail.com

Anonymous said...

Yay!

Pick Me

rflores2006@msn.com

Anonymous said...

I wanna show my True Colors!!
;)

dreamsdrums2004@aol.com

vikki said...

Count me in!

vikki@uppoppedafox.com

Cylinda said...

woo hoo!

cparga (at) gmail dot com

Maggie said...

Are you kidding!?

mkeenanb@gmail.com

aurora said...

i want to be you when i regress.

aurora@auroralee.com

Anonymous said...

Yay....

dreenme@sbcglobal.net


Crossing, fingers, toes & eyes...


-Dree

Anonymous said...

Pick me, Pick me! Please
bertha@tmail.com
Thanks!

Allison said...

omnia_extares13@hotmail.com

sarah said...

tegan and sara + cyndi + rosie! yay!

ssdunbar@yahoo.com

Anonymous said...

ellyhiggenbottem@hotmail.com

Chelsea said...

joan jett! yay!

elektrafied@gmail.com

Anonymous said...

cgquack@hotmail.com

mary clare said...

mcbohnett@gmail.com

Anonymous said...

leigh
peaceluv@bitstream.net
mememememe

omgasmurf said...

von.zopfi@gmail.com

This Mom said...

Oh my, I'm so excited to just have a CHANCE to win this! Please, please please!!!
btmommy@gmail.com

Amanda said...

God... what is she on? haha.

JazzyTrumpet@gmail.com

Amanda

Anonymous said...

rgriffith@closeup.org

thanks for the chance!

MK1709 said...

Uuu... I wanna go! I'll hop on a plane and everything...

I_say_hey@hotmail.com

Anonymous said...

I have all my fingers (and toes)crossed!!!

robynhood75@hotmail.com

Roberta said...

Finally...a contest that a Canadian resident can enter!!!
I heard about how fantastic last year's concert was and could've kicked myself for not going. Bring it on!!
P.S. Dorothy, congrates on the recent anniversary. You're razor sharp wit and equally as sharp pencil tip are a delight. I also love the look of your site...clean, crisp and deceivingly simple yet deep.
Keep up the good work.
Cheers, Roberta
yahbella1@yahoo.com

Eleanor said...

Cyndi, Tegan & Sara, and The B-52s?
I might die from awesomeness!

elcrow34@gmail.com

Billie Murdoch said...

Why yes please!

billiemurdoch@gmail.com

Pyewacket said...

*waves*

Why Ms. Dorothy, you sure look mightee purdee this fine day.

:)

pyewacket88 at yahoo dot com

Petey said...

As mentioned above by someone, this is a worthy cause to pull readers out of lurkerdom.

Pick me, pick me!

peteymigs at yahoo dot com

Anonymous said...

this is too good to pass up.

ML1837(at)nyu.edu

Emilia. said...

Can't say no to that =]

e.soroczynska@gmail.com

<3.

Andi said...

i'm totally in.

nafxosr@yahoo.com

Anonymous said...

I usually lurk but will come out of the closet for this.
butchtastic@sbcglobal.net

caroline said...

My love for Cyndi can not get any stronger. Same for you Dorthy and this snark-tastic blog. Well, heres hoping I get a chance to go to true colors!

kb_crazy88@yahoo.com

J School said...

Cyndi, regina spektor, and tegan and sara? Can't say no to a possiblity of free tickets to that!

ry_rain@yahoo.com

Kim said...

Forksmoker@gmail.com

Evelyn said...

Awesome.

redmond.evelyn at gmail.com

M said...

How exciting!!! I'm happy to sacrifice personal privacy and grovel at the alter of Snarker for the chance.

mpatel@deticadfi.com

xoxo

Anonymous said...

nixole33@gmail.com

Elayne said...

elayneriggs AT yahoo DOT com has absolutely zero chance of winning.

Lizzie said...

This list of comments has got to be a serious goldmine of lesbian email addresses. If only I weren't already taken .... :)

jencas20009@gmail.com

Anonymous said...

Awesome contest! Ah, I soooo want to go!

alizaaaay@yahoo.com

Eva said...

I'd surrender to you too if I won this contest.

bedofclover at icqmail.com

Anonymous said...

It's wise.

thank you for your all posting,
i enjoyed all of them.

Rita said...

Wow....this would be beyond fabulous! rvolz1@comcast.net

ravaj said...

if i don't get the tix, may i have the dress cyndi is wearing in the pic please?

ravaj at brandeis dot edu

ta!

Anonymous said...

AHHHHH!

issachar@grinnell.edu

slacker said...

Cool! Cyndi's now your best friend! Count me in!

my email: myemail@youknowit.com

Cyrus St. Rid said...

lstrid@hotmail.com

happykewlgirl said...

I'd love to go!

happykewlgirl@aol.com

Plush said...

Please count me in. You are so awesome dorothy.

Anonymous said...

yay!

razkelchic769@sbcglobal.net

Anonymous said...

legallyblondefurreal@hotmail.com

Anonymous said...

wow...

redreader@live.com

Richard said...

Why not? There's always a possibility, however unlikely.

RomeoFoxtrot1511@yahoo.com

AGM said...

I saw the original rainbow dress at the GayGames closing ceremony-bring on the True Colors tour!

amanders@wellesley.edu

Anonymous said...

KateSkates360@yahoo.com

The Big Shamu said...

How the hell could you say no to a chance at free tickets? Let me phrase it in the language of Top Chef Chicago - I want those Motherfucking Tickets!!!!
To see this show at DAR Constitution Hall in DC the day before my birthday, hell yes. I'll even haul Big Mama Nikon for up close and personals for all my gal pals.

thetc2gals@aol.com

KellyJo said...

viking25@yahoo.com

Anonymous said...

Wow Snarkerriffickness and a chance at free tix!

genkidaiyo at gmail dot com

Gots me fingers crossed . . . .

TenPints said...

Saylesforce at hotmail.com
Yes, True colors fan but hate spam.

Anonymous said...

jmarsh5253@hotmail.com

Anonymous said...

oooooohhhhh pick me! pick meeeee!!!

l84aflight@gmail.com

Site Admin said...

pick me! cholaoftheday@yahoo.com

Julie said...

julieoliverio@gmail.com

Chach said...

I would love to go to True Colors. chach97@yahoo.com

Anonymous said...

awesome.

k_mcnamara90 at yahoo.com

Anonymous said...

Cool!

punkimonki@hotmail.com

Yo said...

yo_torres22@msn.com

Anonymous said...

Please, please, pick me!
coburn@email.chop.edu

Anonymous said...

not only yea, but hell yea.

allegra_elson@hotmail.com

Anonymous said...

sweet!

kinderegg89@hotmail.com

Melissa said...

charming.mel@gmail.com
Sign me up for the Boston show!

Melissa & Karrie said...

Pretty please :)

glutenfreemel@msn.com

Penny Cillin said...

Count me in! It will be fabulous!

teresa (dot) peace (at) gmail (dot) com

Nanc Twop said...

Sure, me too.
NancTWoP@gmail.com

btw, Loved your Top Chef recap. And having read LeeAnne's note, plus seeing that ep's 'extra' video footage(from Bravo) I really feel bad for Jen since everyone else loved her food. (links)

Anonymous said...

OH!

sfuentes@hunter.cuny.edu

Angela said...

as467@bard.edu


!!!!

Anonymous said...

sounds great!
tarakachgal@netscape.net

BigDog said...

Now, see, you're going to get all of us quiet, lurking (read adoring) fans of yours to come out and show ourselves. What better time than to blow you kisses and tell you how much we dearly love this blog here in our little dyke-filled abode.
aobriant@gmail.com

Courtney said...

longtime lurker...hopefully first time WINNER!

clynnhall@gmail.com

GrinMistress said...

Oh you minx! What a way to get a date! I'm game...

Here's my email addy:
grinmistress@grintuition.com

I write back too!
xo

Wendy, R.N. said...

wlwhitley@yahoo.com

Please pick me. Last year the tour didn't come here to So. Fla. I'd love to go.

Love,

Nurse Wendy

Jo said...

Wow, my sister and I would love to go to the Phoenix show.

azblu7@gmail.com

Meg said...

Woot!

mlinehan at gmail.com

Maura said...

Hell yeah, Dorothy! Just another reason why I LOVE your blog!
smoresfink@yahoo.com

Anonymous said...

eloiseholland at gmail.com

Shari said...

Yes please!

yikesmn at aol dotcom

Chelsea said...

I heart Cyn!

JudoGirl7@aol.com

Lisaopolis said...

Thanks for the opportunity!

lizinka_99 at yahoo dot com

Anonymous said...

Dorothy, you rock my socks. Here goes. K_spar86@yahoo.com

Lauren said...

heck yes!

landers35@gmail.com

Jodith said...

madness_38@hotmail.com

alk290 said...

oh man...I'm excited

alk290@psu.edu

vulpinegrrrl said...

mediaboothe@gmail.com

:c)

mtskc said...

Sign me up!!

mtskc@yahoo.com

PDawg said...

hartford42@gmail.com

Anonymous said...

I've been falling in love with your wit, intellect, charm, and damn good taste in women for some time now.... and you voted for Hillary...... Marry me....... or perhaps just accept my invitation to this concert if I should win. Want to just say enter me.... into the contest.... but it just sounds dirty.....I'm just saying. Thank you D.

rtpwml@yahoo.com

Lisa said...

Count me in!
Lisathree@aol.com

c said...

so exciting :)

fivecupcake@gmail.com

Kate said...

Wooo!

next.great.adventure@gmail.com

MC said...

1986mmcb at gmail.com

thanks!

Molly Holder said...

me too! mbholder@gmail.com

Ms. Amy said...

Seriously. I heart you. I read you everyday, and now this?!?! It is too much. Thank you Dorothy. Thank you.

artful.artsy.amy@gmail.com

christine said...

YAY!!

paperforests (at) gmail (dot) com

Cindy Caton said...

pick me, pick me....please?

zippy45 at gmail.com

tg said...

pick me!

tgraham at historytools dot org

Anonymous said...

molly_bolt@comcast.net

WordNerd said...

tvamanda (at) gmail (dot) com

The last time I saw the B-52s, I was 15. I'd love to see them again!

Suzanne said...

Super Rad!
Countryman.Suzanne(at)gmail(dot)com

Jess said...

Count me in!

jessmess92 at comcast.net

aj said...

ajbaker22[at]gmail.com

asher said...

ashley.linnenbank (at) gmail.com

:)

Anonymous said...

awise@email.smith.edu

taskir said...

Yay! I haven't been to a concert in over 10 years! *crossing fingers*

musetta.marie(at)gmail.com

Docta Drea said...

abetza@gmail.com
Word. :)

Jen said...

fuddqueen at yahoo dot com

Janell said...

I have been dying to go to the True Colors Tour!

jtvs227@yahoo.com

Kelly said...

kelly.salvadore@rosebrand.com

Anonymous said...

angelasakrison@gmail.com

Anonymous said...

o o o pick me pick me-- the little sheila down in front!

emmama1017@yahoo.com

Anonymous said...

I've only just found this site but have been a faithful reader since! Congrats on your blogiversary and thank you Cyndi for the chance to see a great show!

rabbitjr at hotmail .com

bellalolita said...

Mamma needs a new pair o' shoes!!!


bjl@wowway.com

Dyke on a Diet said...

Oh jeez would my girlfriend and I love to go!

theresam.johnson at gmail dot com

jackie said...

celticwolf2310 at yahoo dot com

*crosses fingers*

Anonymous said...

jenlynn321 at gmail dot com

Jessie said...

Oh man. Best blog evar.

distilledcasper@yahoo.com

alessler said...

No one will spend the money on tickets with me!

inboxfull1@yahoo.com

Grace said...

gkwallace at gmail dot com

Kate said...

Amazing.

bassafrass(at)optonline(dot)net

bethy1241 said...

I would love to go.
elizabethdelahunty@yahoo.com

Anonymous said...

Awesome!

tesstified@hotmail.com

Jess said...

djjellyfeltz at aol dot com

shana said...

delurking cuz this is a fabulous idea!

berriesnpie at gmail dot com

Brent said...

twin at triad dot rr dot com
06.17.08 Atlanta

Anonymous said...

jennburn@hotmail.com
YAYY!!

Anonymous said...

mcgillgrad97@yahoo.ca

Anonymous said...

Thank you for such a kind extravaganza. Even if I don't win, thanks for it. My e-mail is:
nmsantos85@hotmail.com...just in case, nmsantos85@hotmail.com. I hope your hat will give me plenty of luck. Blessings and hope to see you at the concert next to me.

tiger_ina_tree said...

I voted for you on Logo's NewNowNext! This tour sounds amazing.

blk_audiophile@hotmail.com

Anonymous said...

siencyn at gmail dot com

here's hoping...

Anonymous said...

jessicasrobinson@hotmail.com

Anonymous said...

filboy1980@yahoo.com

Hope I get picked...I've been a Cynner since I was 4 back in a land miles away.

Under The Starry Nitez. said...

celiahodes@yahoo.com

Joell said...

jsmithborne at gmail dot com

jvictoria said...

jvictoria.24@gmail.com

Anonymous said...

I wanna go......
Linda
ExptMircle@aol.com