Backstreets Storytellers Contest
This contest is now closed: entry deadline was Thursday, March 31, 6:00 p.m. Eastern. We'll be drawing contest winners as soon as we can, in order to try and provide as much advance notice as possible before the April 4 show. Those lucky winners will receive an email from Backstreets by Saturday, April 2 at the latest; that email will confirm a spot on the list and provide all pertinent details about the show. Thanks for rolling the dice, we wish you luck!
Watch our news page in the coming 48 hours: once we've notified all of the contest winners, we'll post a message there to that effect so that no one is left hanging longer than necessary.
In conjunction with Columbia and VH1, we're helping to get Springsteen fans in the door for VH1 Storytellers by asking thoughtful Bruce fans to propose the one question they'd like to ask him if given the chance. We'll have a panel pick Top 40 most interesting questions, and each of those people will win a ticket to the show. Another 100 tickets to the taping will be drawn randomly from the remaining entries, for a total of 140 contest winners. So everybody gets a shot.
Before you submit the entry form below, please read the following important conditions.
Tickets are non-transferrable: Contest winners will need to bring ID on the day of the show to pick up their ticket; the name on the ID must match the name on your contest entry.
Each contest winner will receive a ticket for one: Sorry, no "plus ones."
One entry per person, please: multiple entries will be deleted.
Showtime: The Storytellers performance will be taking place in a small theater on the Jersey Shore, on Monday, April 4. Tickets will be available for pickup between 3 p.m. and 6 p.m., with doors at 6:30, and showtime at 8:00. If work or life would interfere with you being there on time, please refrain from entering the contest to give another fan a chance.
Contest winners must be able to be in New Jersey on short notice: We'll be contacting winners by email on Friday, April 1 (don't worry, no April Fools tricks here) and Saturday April 2. We know fans will be willing to come from far and wide... but if you wouldn't be able to make it to New Jersey on such short notice, again, please don't throw your hat in the ring -- it's our goal to make sure we get as many fans in the door as possible.
Storytellers Contest Entry Form
LIMITED EDITION SPRINGSTEEN PRINT
Outtake from the Wild & innocent sessions by the late David Gahr, 8x10 fine art print in an edition of 300
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We also post all known concert dates for some of our favorite Jersey Shore (and Shore-adopted) musicians:
Joe D'Urso... and more.
For more information on upcoming shows such as these, check out our Concert Calendar.
Updated Mar. 14, 2005
Many from the Springsteen community banded together to preserve this Asbury Park landmark.... and Tillie has now been saved!
Check our Save Tillie page for the latest developments.
Updated Feb. 12, 2005
THE SPRINGSTEEN SPECIAL COLLECTION AT THE ASBURY PARK LIBRARY
Organized by Backstreets and donated to the Asbury Park Library in 2001, this storehouse of Boss books and magazines is the largest such collection outside of Bruce's mother's basement. Thanks to the generous donations of fans around the world, total holdings are now well over 3000. But the collection is by no means complete.
Check out the Springsteen Special Collection page for more info.
Updated Sept. 12, 2004