Anna Cieslik ’16 Emertainment Monthly Editor
Here at Emertainment Monthly, we understand that there is no greater struggle in life than having to choose between music festival tickets and groceries for the month. And with the amazing list of artists playing the Boston Calling festival this Labor Day weekend, that choice between food and fun is even harder.
Luckily for all of our Emerson College readers, we’ve got a way for you to get in for free! (And no, this does not involve hopping a security fence or pretending to be “with the band.” Trust us when we say that those ideas don’t work.) All it takes is a little bit of luck and some promoting skills and you could find yourself front row for Passion Pit, Vampire Weekend, Kendrick Lamar, Major Lazer, and more on September 7th and 8th in Boston’s City Hall Plaza.
Now for the details: Boston Calling is challenging Emerson students to compete against Boston University, Harvard, Northeastern, Berklee, Tufts, and Boston College for a chance to win weekend passes to the festival. Just sign up for a Jamplify account, get your own unique promotional link, and then promote away on all of your favorite social media sites!
There are a few different prizes you can win. First, the campus with the most promoters at the end of the next two and a half weeks will be awarded 20 (that’s right, TWENTY) general admission weekend passes for the top 20 promoters. But if your school isn’t number one, don’t fret because there are still some ways for you to win individually. The top promoter across all campuses will win two VIP weekend passes and an escorted backstage tour. Promoters ranked two through five across all campuses will win two VIP weekend passes each, and promoters ranked six through ten will win two general admission weekend passes each.
Sound exciting? We thought so. Now get promoting and let everyone around you know that Boston Calling is coming to your college’s city this September!
Here is the official promotion from Boston Calling:
Boston Calling calls Emerson students to compete against BU, Harvard, Northeastern, Berklee, Tufts and BC with a cool Jamplify competition. Students who share this Boston Calling Jamplify link can win varying degrees of weekend passes. Prizes are as follows.
- Top 20 Promoters at winning school will each receive one GA Weekend Pass.
Top Promoter across all campuses Wins*
- 2 VIP Weekend Passes and Escorted Backstage Tour
Promoters 2 – 5 across all campuses Win*
- 2 VIP Weekend Passes
Promoters 6 – 10 across all campuses Win*
- 2 GA Weekend Passes
*The cross-campus leaderboard is located below.