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Virgin Mobile Announces Monster Blogger Contest for Lady GaGa’s 2011 Tour

WHAT IT IS: Virgin Mobile is looking for 10 amazing bloggers or video journalists (or any Lady Gaga fan for that matter) to submit a 1-to-2 minute video showing us why you should be the Little Local Monster Blogger. The 10 winners will join one of the Monster Ball shows alongside Virgin Mobile’s Monster Ball blogger, Dannielle Owens-Reid. Nine (9) winners must be residents of the U.S. and one winner (for the Newark NJ show) must be an international participant.

WHO IT’S FOR: Lady Gaga fans, emerging video journalists and bloggers. Participants must be 18 years of age or older.

WHO IT’S FROM: Your friends at Virgin Mobile. We provide unlimited data on our Beyond Talk plans to fuel your unlimited obsessions.

HOW THE WINNER WILL BE CHOSEN: The 10 winners will be selected from the highest voted submissions for each show. From this talent pool, final selections for the blogger for each show will be made by Virgin Mobile representatives, based on talent, originality, writing ability, style and creativity.

WHAT THE WINNER GETS: The winners will get behind the scenes access to assist, interview and document alongside Monster Ball blogger Dannielle Owens-Reid on their selected tour date.

TOUR DATES TO SUBMIT TO: There will be one winner per Lady Gaga Monster Ball tour show. Except for the Newark show, which is open ONLY to international (non-U.S.) participants, transportation, accommodations and other expenses are not provided and are the responsibility of the winner.  Participants must refer to the tour dates below and pick the location of the show nearest them for their entry (participants will be submitting for a chance to blog from that show). If you are an international participant, you can only submit for the Newark show.
Tour Dates Are:

· MARCH 25 / LAS VEGAS – MGM Grand

· MARCH 26 / PHOENIX – US Airways Center

· MARCH 28 / LOS ANGELES – Staples Center

· APRIL 8 / HOUSTON – Toyota Center

· APRIL 9 / NEW ORLEANS – New Orleans Arena

· APRIL 13 / MIAMI – American Airlines Arena

· APRIL 18 / ATLANTA – Gwinnett Center

· APRIL 19 / NASHVILLE – Bridgestone Arena


· APRIL 23 / UNIONDALE – Nassau Coliseum

* Newark Show: Only participants living outside of the U.S. may enter (flights and 2 nights accommodation and a letter of invitation, if required for visa purposes, will be provided by Talenthouse for this show)


Make a 1-to-2 minute video showing off your best work to be the Little Local Monster Blogger in your city, and upload it to YouTube. Be sure to tag & title your video submission on YouTube using the following key words: virginmobile, ladygaga, [city] of the show you are submitting for, talenthouseusername, talenthouse, littlemonster

Example: virginmobile, ladygaga, losangeles, lolly, talenthouse, littlemonste

To submit your video, upload your submission to YouTube, then click the “Participate” button and enter your Youtube URL and click “Get Video.”

Please be sure to upload your final video to YouTube at least 48 hours prior to the submission deadline.

Your video being submitted for the Creative Invite (the “entry”) must be in acceptable YouTube format. The Entry must not exceed two (2) minutes in length and must not exceed thirty (30) MB in size. The entry cannot have any music in the background. The entry cannot have been submitted previously in a promotion of any kind or exhibited or displayed publicly through any means.


Submission Deadline: March 7, 2011

Voting Starts: March 8, 2011 at 10am (PST)

Voting Ends: March 15, 2011 at 10am (PST)

Winner Announcement: March 17, 2011 at 10am (PST)

Good luck!

Worst Hold Music Ever

Worst Hold Music Ever

I was on the phone today with my cell phone company trying to solve a stupid problem that did not deserve to have even one minute of my precious time spent dealing with it. To add insult to injury, I was subjected to an eardrum excoriating endurance test of “hold music of the damned” that included such aural tortures as the latest radio schlock by Fallout Boy and some piece of crap country song that is apparently called — I wish I was making this up — “Honky Tonk Badonkadonk”  from which I will most certainly never recover.

 Unhappy Phone 
Beware the Virgin Mobile Hold Music from Hell