Last month, I won two VIP tickets to the Jingle Ball North concert at the Air Canada Centre.
"But Alex, how ever did you win?!?"
I won through my phone provider! I'm with Virgin Mobile (I've been with them for about 5 years now) and they have a cool feature called Member Benefits where you can win prizes and get awesome discounts just for being with Virgin!
For example, Virgin offers 2 for 1 movies tickets every two weeks at Cineplex theaters and 25% off at H&M.
Anyway, I entered to win tickets to the Jingle Ball (thinking I wouldn't win) and I won!!
The Jingle Ball concert experience was crazy amazing, and here's why.
First of all, I got to bring a friend with me. I brought my friend Mary because she's been helping me with my self-tapes (which can be annoying and long). Plus she's really fun, and I knew she'd have a great time.
Once we got to the Air Canada Centre, we had a private entry with a red carpet. There were TWO photographers and one videographer filming us.
Once we were through the door, we got three bracelets: A bracelet that permitted us to go onto the floor , a bracelet that lit up to the beat of the music playing, and a Virgin Mobile VIP lounge bracelet.
After that we were led into a private area with a coatcheck, food options, and a seating area. Then, a very friendly staffer led us to a VIP area ON THE FLOOR of the ACC. It. Was. Perfect. I almost cried.
I've been to A LOT of concerts where I've had GREAT seats, but NOTHING compares to a VIP area on the floor with room to walk around, sit comfortably, a DJ, AND food to eat. We also had our own private bar with free appetizers and snacks throughout the concert. Not to mention, there were tons of photographers and videographers filming the entire thing.
There was bruschetta, mini chicken burgers, cheesecake, cookies, and lots of other food that I can't even remember. All of it was delicious, and every staff member at the ACC was so nice. We were also given some free drink tickets!
I would have been perfectly happy just hanging out in the lounge all night without there even being a concert, that's how great the setup was.
Liz Trinnear from etalk hung out in our VIP area all night which was awesome because I've been a big fan of Liz's ever since she first started out on Much Music. She's so lovely!!
The concert latest almost 5 hours, and I got to see Kelly Clarkson, Fifth Harmony, Noah Cyrus, THE BACKSTREET BOYS, Cardi B, Fergie, Jessie Reyes, Post Malone, Virginia to Vegas, and Ria Mae perform!
Every performance was awesome but the Backstreet Boys were the best. You can tell they've been doing this for years and every dance move and vocal was on point. They were just so entertaining and really made the crowd go crazy.
I got a little emotional seeing Kelly Clarkson because as a kid, I was obsessed with American Idol, and Kelly has always been my favourite American Idol winner. I love her personality, and her voice is INSANE. She sounds better live than she does on the radio. For real.
They also had some cool presenters throughout the night including Hailey Baldwin who is one of my biggest style inspirations!
Mary and I also had the opportunity to meet Noah Cyrus after her performance which was pretty cool.
OH and Virgin gave us some cool littles gifts including a camera lens for our phones.
Needless to say, this was a night I'll never forget. I'm so thankful for the experience, and even more thankful of all the staff and everyone who took care of us that night!
We really did feel like VIPs that night.
THANKS AGAIN !!
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