Sometimes I get some really crazy ideas! There was this one time when I was planning to go to a Rick Springfield show and started a twitter campaign to get an interview…like I said, crazy!
The backstory is that Rick Springfield is playing at the Epcot Food & Wine Festival October 12th & 13th. We were already planning one last hurrah before our annual passes run out in a few weeks so it was a given that we would go to one (or both) of the shows. I’ve been a fan since the Dr. Noah Drake days and have already seen him several times so how awesome will it be for Rick Springfield to be Ashling and Keira’s first concert! I’ve got to raise them to appreciate great music, right?
Then as I was working on my blog, the thought popped into my head that I should try to get a quick 3 minute interview with him (the glass of wine may have facilitated this crazy idea). After all, since I write this blog that would make me “the media”, right? My blog has been growing and a large number of my readers are in his target audience so it would totally make sense. Well, I reached out to his people twice and didn’t hear back. I’m sure they get a huge number of requests so my feelings aren’t hurt. However, I thought I would make one last ditch effort because nothing happens if you don’t at least try, right? (I say that when I buy lottery tickets too…still waiting for something to happen there).
So, what is my last ditch effort? I’m starting a twitter campaign. It doesn’t matter that I know nothing about twitter campaigns…I’ll figure it out as I go. Here’s where I could really use your help. All you have to do is click below and tweet this message out to Rick. Hopefully if enough people tweet, he’ll pick up on it, read this letter and maybe, just maybe, agree to a short interview before one of the shows. It would be so awesome if you took part and if you do, you could say that you were partly responsible for making this happen (that is, if it actually works).
[bctt tweet=”@RickSpringfield Quick 3 minute interview w/ @FunMoneyMom ? Please read her open letter and shock her by saying yes!” via=”no”]
So here’s my open letter to Rick Springfield:
I hope you don’t mind me calling you that. It’s just that I know you frown upon talking to strangers so I thought this might get us off to a better start. I know this is not the typical interview request and that this isn’t really the proper channel but I thought I’d give it a try anyway.
My family and I are coming to your Epcot show and I would LOVE to get a brief interview with you for my blog, Fun Money Mom. I promise to make it short…just three questions from me and one selected from questions submitted by my readers. I won’t ask you anything even remotely controversial or political but I promise it will be slightly more interesting than “What’s your favorite color”! Many of my readers are in your demographic and most likely big fans so I know they’d be interested in whatever you have to say.
I know this is a long shot and to be honest, I’d be pretty shocked if this actually works. However, you always seem so down to earth in your interviews so I thought this would be a lot of fun! If you do decide to grant me this interview, just have your people contact my people and we can set it up. Okay, so I don’t really have people…your people can just contact me directly. At least think about it???
Hope to hear from you soon!
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