I wrote the following email, but never received a response after a missed opportunity for a post-concert meet and greet with Shinedown after winning the trivia contest during the show:
I attended the Carnival of Madness show on Friday, July 30, 2010 in Philadelphia, PA. During the show, I played the trivia game to try to win the meet and greet with Shinedown. The messages that played during the set changes said that the winners would be announced at some point, but I never heard any names announced. I checked the "application" website before I left the show, but all it showed was my point total. When I got home and checked my email, I saw this message, but since I don't live in Philadelphia, it was 1:30 am.
I know it's much too late for a meet and greet, but I was hoping I might be able to get a signed poster or something, since there was no way to know that I was a winner until I got home. Had I known that I was a winner (and that apparently I was supposed to check my email to find out), I would have stayed and had Shinedown sign something, so I was very disappointed when I found out I could have met them.
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From: ACTV8 Web <email@example.com>
Date: Fri, Jul 30, 2010 at 9:23 PM
Subject: Actv8 Winner
Congratulations your a winner. Please go to the Monster Energy booth in the big white tent the show for the meet & greet with Shinedown! It will start approximately 30 minutes after the show. Don't forget to bring something for the guys to sign.
If you have any problems, please call Richard H. at 818-441-#### - he's ACTV8's onsite rep and he'll help you meet up with the band.
Thanks for playing!