YOU: It’s concert day. And I’ve just gotta meet the band!
US: It’s concert day. And the band’s manager just gave us a few extra meet & greet passes or a contest winner no-showed. It’s too late to do a call-in contest. We’re already at the show!
THE ANSWER? Neon green.
I’ve been with WQYK for a couple years and it’s always a lot of fun on concert day. Meeting the artists we play is one of the coolest perks of the job. And what’s better is we get the chance to bring some of our listeners along with us for the experience.
So how does it work?
When that scenario plays out where we have extra meet and greet passes or maybe up front seats, that’s when we start looking out into the crowd for WQYK Neon T-Shirts. We’ve given out hundreds if not thousands of them over the years. It’s great because whether it’s The Amphitheater or Raymond James Stadium… that neon color stands out so it makes WQYK listeners easy to spot.
Do I have to be somewhere in particular?
I’m posting this just a couple days after a concert we did with American Idol winner Scotty McCreery in Plant City. Sure enough, Dave McKay schmoozed the band and scored a couple extra backstage passes about an hour before the concert. The meet & greet had already begun so if we didn’t get them to someone in 10 minutes, they’d be useless! We rushed out to the crowd in search for neon.
The same thing happened at my first WQYK concert at the Strawberry Festival last year with The Band Perry. This time it was still about 2 hours before the concert. So our contest guru Meredith and I walked around the festival to check out the rides, eat some shortcake, and look for neon. Sure enough, we found some WQYK fans wearing them and it made their day and ours!
I know for a few shows at Raymond James Stadium, we’ve gone looking for WQYK Neon T’s in the parking lots where the tailgaters are partying it up. (And of course blasting WQYK doesn’t hurt your chances!)
What if I don’t have one? Where can I get one?
So if it’s concert day and it’s an artist you hear on 99.5 WQYK, dig out that WQYK Neon T! If you don’t have one, find one that looks like and it decorate it with WQYK’s logo yourself! Or click the WQYK Events page to find out where we’ll be giving out official WQYK Neon T’s next!
Are you doing it for today’s concert?
Keep in mind too that concert days are hectic and things change last minute. Often there are no extras or sometimes the artist isn’t feeling well or gets to the venue late and has to cancel the meet & greet. But you never know… that’s why I always say, if you’ve got that Neon T, that’s your best bet to get a seat upgrade or meet the artist! It makes it super easy for us to find you fast!