SOS: Tickets to See the Boss
Yesterday I mentioned that I would be promoting yet something else today on the FLB. But like I said, this time I would be giving away something of value. Not that information about food events to help those in need isn’t valuable.
It’s just that a list of activities isn’t quite as valuable as tickets to a show at Proctor’s.
The good news is that even if you don’t win the free pair of tickets, the organizers of the event are offering a discount for FLB readers. And you don’t even have to do anything onerous to enter. Here’s what you need to know.
First, let me say that I don’t watch a lot of television, nor do I particularly have a sweet tooth. But I do have to admit taking some guilty pleasure from watching “reality” programs about food on the computer. Mostly I watch Kitchen Nightmares or Hell’s Kitchen while I’m doing the dishes.
But I have never seen The Cake Boss.
He sounds like a character. And that’s generally entertaining. Plus I gather he makes cakes. And since I fully believe in the supremacy of cakes over cupcakes, I’d probably enjoy watching the inner workings of his family bakery. Well, either that or it would make me mad as hell.
I’m not sure. But it’s really immaterial, as he’ll be in Schenectady on Friday night, November 30, appearing on Proctor’s main stage at 8pm, and I can’t make it.
Here’s the blurb from the theater:
Candy canes, carols, and the Cake Boss! Celebrate the holidays this season with America’s favorite baker, Buddy Valastro! Buddy Valastro, star of TLC’s Cake Boss, brings a special live holiday show the entire family will enjoy. Sharing the holiday traditions and stories from his family at Carlo’s Bakery, Buddy presents an all-new show full of holiday spirit and jingle bell rock. Demonstrating the techniques that have made him the most famous cake artist in the country, Buddy will share behind-the-scenes stories from his hit TV show, answer audience questions, and will bring several lucky members of the audience up on stage for cupcake and cake decorating. Pack up your sleigh and head on down to the show, ‘cause Buddy is coming to town!
Recently Scot Schechner of Mills Entertainment generously offered to give away a pair of tickets to one lucky FLB reader. And I’d like that reader to be you. So here’s all you need to do to be entered to win.
In the comments below tell me about the best cake you’ve ever had in the Capital Region. If you are a long term reader, you probably know mine. But let’s be clear about one thing. I’m talking cake. Like made with flour cake. That’s not an ice cream cake. And it’s not a cheesecake either. It’s also not a cupcake.
So don’t tell me about the the cake that’s made out of meatloaf and mashed potatoes. Because your comment will be disqualified. If you know the name of the bakery, that’s great. But I’ll accept any foggy memory you’ve got. Just so long as it’s actually cake.
Comments will close on Thursday night at 10p so a winner can be chosen and announced on Friday morning. To win you will need to make sure you use a working email address, so Scott and I can be in touch with the winner to get you your tickets. The winner, as always, will be selected by random.org from all the qualifying comments. Everyone can only enter once. Anyone I catch who enters twice will be disqualified (and remember I can see you IP address).
As always, no whining.
The good news is even if you don’t win, Scott has given me a promotional code to share with you all to get $5 off each ticket. It’s a very nice gesture. You can buy tickets online here. To activate the discount, select your seats, put the tickets in your shopping cart, and in the coupon code field on the shopping cart page, type: BOSS.
It should be easy peasy. Good luck. And tomorrow I promise actual content.