When the Charlotte Bobcats first contacted me and asked me to write for them, I had to explain that I am a nightlife reporter, not an NBA sports writer. But they didn't want me to write stats and scores, they wanted me to cover the nightlife within the arena. That, I can handle. And that, I do on theBobcats Break Blog
And as a perk of the job I get tickets to games ... including sold-out games like the one against the Miami Heat tonight. And as a thank you to my readers, (as in you) I am giving away two passes to the Front Court Lounge at the arena for the Heat vs. Bobcats game.
You can come cheer on the new coach and boo LeBron like you're from Cleveland— and see if he and Dwayne Wade are earning their money from Jesus and Jay-Z.
The first person to e-mail me at email@example.com and tell me where I'm having my 30th birthday party is the winner winner chicken dinner. Like we hope the Bobcats are — for the sake of Cleveland as well as Charlotte. Here's a clue: it's on www.bobcatsbreak.com
Tis the season ... the season of giving, and holiday parties. Friday, Dec. 17, I am combining the two and hosting the White and Gold Holiday Gala at BUTTER to benefit the Levine Children's Hospital.
Bring an unwrapped toy to be donated to the children's hospital and your cover will be waived. It's essentially Second String Santa in a club ... rather than a Christmas prom.
If you like kids, you'll come!
I'm making a list and the bouncer's checking it twice ...
If you want to come just e-mail me the names at firstname.lastname@example.org and I'll put you on my list for my table. Cheers!
I watch Keeping Up With the Kardashians ... because I have a crush on Rob Kardashian.
For starters, if anyone ever wondered what my "type" is in regard to looks — this is it ...
Secondly, how can any man who grew up with five girls not be a good guy?
So, like any girl with a Cougar celebrity crush would do, I started following him on Twitter. And he tweets things like "#FollowFriday Everybody follow a young man who has views on love and relationships I support to the fullest--- @Treatwomenright"
And just when I thought there weren't any good guys left in the world, I tweet an unattainable Armenian reality prince. And he's coming to Charlotte. Today. He'll be at the Bobcats game where Michael Jordan is being inducted into the Hall of Fame, and then partying all night at Whisky River.
I know what's going to happen if I meet him ... probably the same thing that happened when I met Rob Dyrdek. Hmmm ... perhaps I just have a thing for guys named Rob. And clearly, no game.
Anyway, so I am giving away my meet and greet at Whisky River with him.
Just e-mail me via my website, Brittneycason.com and pinky swear me that you're going to buy my book when it comes out ... and put in a good word for me with Rob Kardashian! (A pinky swear is as firm as a contract, so I'll hold you to it). I'll then draw a name and contact the winner via e-mail.
P.S. Back off, I call dibs on Rob. ::wink::
In exchange for being a judge for the final round of Boots and Bikinis tonight at Whisky River, I was given one of the last pair of coveted tickets to the damn-near sold-out Bret Michaels concert there tomorrow night.
But I am leaving to go back to where I came from tomorrow (as in small town, Virginia) to give thanks and eat myself into a turkey coma. So, I am giving mine away to you, my readers. Because I am grateful for you, and I am giving thanks in addition to tickets! And I like you. But in order to win you have to at least 'like' me back ... it's only fair. Drop me a line via that page (the line being your full name) and I'll draw a winner at 5 p.m. today and announce it on my page.
Today is the last chance to get tickets, so get on it ... here.
It will be sold out by tonight, but they're giving away one final pair of tickets at the bikini contest ... and if you're lucky a girl in a bikini will give them to you.
You might be able to tell from me looking like I'm deliberating some sort of math equation in the background, I take my role as judge very seriously. I judge on personality and brains. For starters, the contest says "Boots and Bikinis" ... so why do most of the contestants wear stripper shoes?
I was at Whisky River this week for the Haunted Ball that Tucker Max and I hosted ... and we had such a ball I ended up swimming in the Westin fountain afterward with an inflatable Halloween decorative roach I kept as a souvenir and named Karl.
Sadly, I had to depart Charlotte early the next morning for the next stop on the book tour, Kentucky ... the state where I hear they make great jelly.
Therefore I am going to miss Cowboy Mouth at Whisky River this Sunday (sucks for me) — so I'm going to give away my tickets ... all 20 of them.
The first 10 people to e-mail me at email@example.com wins an epic evening at the EpiCentre down by the Whisky River. And...go.
And after you do that, take a gander at some of the pics on CL's QC After Dark blog
Though on hiatus, I will be home Oct. 26 ... for like five minutes. But that's enough time to host a party.
An after party that is, for a book signing?! But considering it's Tucker Max's book signing, it makes sense.
Since I'm too lazy to send evites to the entire city, consider this your personal invite to come party with the infamous Tucker Max ... oh, and me.
And you can win a special VIP invite to come party as our special guests (and on our tab) by e-mailing me via my website, BrittneyCason.com and telling me who we hung out with after the DC signing, that sounds more like a joke ... or one of Tucker's stories. First three e-mails to hit my inbox wins.
I'm Amped! Amped for a Cure that is.
And so is Lil' Kim. The self proclaimed Queen Bee of rap will be in the Queen City this weekend for the grand opening of Salon Se Swa and the "Purple Reign" official after party for Charlotte NC Fashion Week at 5th Element nightclub (you know, the place where Cans used to be).
And I'm giving away VIP access for two to get down and amped up with Lil' Kim, as well as Katrise Jones this Saturday, Sept. 25 for both the grand opening celebration and after party.
Want them? Well the first person to e-mail me at firstname.lastname@example.org gets them.
And you can also join Katrise Jones and Lil Kim again at the 5th Element for a gourmet charity dinner specially prepared by Chef Jay Jones, Executive Chef of Chateau Noir benefiting Amped 4-A-Cure, Inc. (supporting cancer research through music) and Yéle Haiti Foundation (to support the Haitian rebuilding efforts)
Find out more about Lil' Kim's big weekend plans in Charlotte here
I am giving away five pairs of these ...
Tickets to the inaugural Lake Norman Beer Festival at the Galway Hooker this weekend, Sept. 18-19.
With tickets being $25 a piece, and including an all you can drink beer buffet from 1 p.m.- 8 p.m washed down with music, I'm not just giving you a ticket to kick-it, but I'm essentially giving you $50.
It's the least I can do for you for sitting down and taking your precious time to read Creative Loafing and Brittney After Dark. Time is money after all, and my readers are priceless.
All you have to do is
a) Be able to pick up your tickets at the CL offices in the N.C. Music Factory between 10 a.m. - 5 p.m. before the end of day Friday.
b) E-mail me at email@example.com and tell me who I performed a comedic improv freestyle session with a blog ago.
I have 20 tickets for to the SOAK kick-off party this Sunday, Aug. 22 at the EpiCentre from 12 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. .. and I am leaving 18 of them (and being selfish and keeping 2 for myself) at the Creative Loafing office in the NC Music Factory.
Come and get em' ...
First come, first served ... a coupon for $10 what is promised to be one of the biggest summer parties Uptown! EpiCentre's rooftop plaza patio is transforming into a rooftop pool party featuring DJ Rowshay and a 2,000 square foot turf with bocce ball, ping-pong, twister, cornhole, and limbo atop it, as well as a bikini fashion show, and giant baby pools — adult pools, if you will.
Here's the address ... Ready, Set ... GPS! You have until 5 p.m. to pick them up, or until someone else picks them up that is. (Limit 2 per person). Ask for Kim Lawson.
1000 Seaboard St.
Charlotte, NC 28206
And right now I am giving away a spot on the VIP guest list to party with Kiowa Gordan, the dude Embry from Twilight at Whisky River on Aug. 10. Screw Jacob and Edward, it's Team Embry tonight!
First person to go "like" my new page, then e-mail me the link to firstname.lastname@example.org with the subject line "Team Embry" gets on the list.
Ready, set, GO ... to this page.
And next week I'm giving away 10 pair of tickets to the kick-off party for SOAK, EpiCentre's new Sunday rooftop pool party featuring DJ Rowshay and a 2,000 square foot turf with bocce ball, ping-pong, twister, cornhole, and limbo atop it, as well as a bikini fashion show, and giant baby pools — adult pools, if you will.
So you can soak up the rest of your summer with free shit!