Taylor Swift performing on her latest tour. Photo used under Creative Commons License
If you’re looking to see country-singer-turned-pop-star Taylor Swift’s concert this weekend at the Verizon Center, but you’re short the $200 for tickets, Diet Coke may have a solution.
Taking a page from Willy Wonka’s book, the company has hidden across D.C. eight silver tickets to the concert.
Starting Thursday at 8 a.m., the Diet Coke Twitter page (@DietCoke) will release a series of trivia clues about Swift to lead fans to the undisclosed locations. The first eight fans to discover tickets will get see Swift perform on May 11 or 12.
The contest has been organized a part of a larger growing partnership between Swift and Diet Coke. Swift is the brand’s new ambassador and a large media campaign is in the works.
This post was updated May 10, 2013 to reflect the following:
The Hatchet incorrectly reported that the giveaway would include backstage passes. It only includes concert tickets.
A slew of high profile entertainers will head to the District this weekend, extending an invitation to all in the nation’s capital: They want you to party with them.
Hip hop star Drake will celebrate his birthday at The Park at Fourteenth Friday night. Photo courtesy of Wikimedia Commons under the Creative Commons License.
- Celebrating with celebrities has never been so easy. Hip-hop star Drake will host his birthday celebration at The Park at Fourteenth Friday night. The event is part of Howard University Homecoming celebrations, but all are welcome to the $20 all-night birthday bash.
- Not into Drake? Then hop over to Diddy’s party at Ibiza for a measly $30. Friday night, the rapper, mogul and Howard University alumnus hosts the university’s homecoming after party.
- Actor and comedian Kevin Hart performs his stand-up comedy skit at the Verizon Center Saturday night. Tickets start at $60, and the show begins at 8 p.m.
The Red Hot Chili Peppers and indie band Sleigh Bells rocked a sold-out Verizon Center on Thursday. The D.C. tour was one of more than 100 shows across North America, Europe, Asia and Latin America promoting the Red Hot Chili Peppers’ new album, “I’m With You.”
The Red Hot Chili Peppers perform Thursday as a part of their 'I'm With You' world tour with opening band Sleigh Bells. The tour marked the band's first time on the road since they went on tour to promote their album 'Stadium Arcadium' in 2006. Ashley Lucas | Contributing Photo Editor
Sleigh Bells vocalist Alexis Krauss performs before the Red Hot Chili Peppers take to the stage. The band recently released their second album, 'Reign of Terror,' a follow up to their 2011 debut, 'Treats.' Ashley Lucas | Contributing Photo Editor
Guitarist Derek Edward Miller gets ready to perform. Miller and Krauss began performing as Sleigh Bells in 2008. Ashley Lucas | Contributing Photo Editor
Red Hot Chili Peppers lead vocalist Anthony Kiedis recently underwent surgery for several foot injuries, which delayed the tour. Ashley Lucas | Contributing Photo Editor
Rolling Stone Magazine readers voted bassist Michael Peter Balzary, stage name Flea, No. 2 among the 'Top Ten Bassists of All Time' in 2011. Ashley Lucas | Contributing Photo Editor
Drummer Chad Smith is also the drummer for Chickenfoot, a hard rock group comprising former Van Halen members Sammy Hagar and Michael Anthony, in addition to solo-artist Joe Satriani. Ashley Lucas | Contributing Photo Editor