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Win tickets to The Brian Jonestown Massacre

Win tickets to The Brian Jonestown Massacre

Wednesday, 30th July 2008 8:55AM

**Competition has closed**


The Brian Jonestown Massacre are set to bring their blend of psychedelic, US pop, to NZ this September, and we've got tickets you can score to each show.

To get in the draw simply comment below on this article and tell us how badly you want to go, and click the 'enter competition' button after.

BJM Play:

  • The Backstage, Dunedin - Tue, 02 September 08 buy
  • The Civic, Christchurch - Wed, 03 September 08 buy
  • The San Francisco Bath House, Wellington - Thu, 04 September 08 buy
  • Kings Arms Tavern, Auckland - Fri, 05 September 08 buy



Competition drawn. Winners have been notified.
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I was at the gig at the viper room when they got in the fight. The whole thing was phony, but I was enjoying the music up to that point. It might be humorous to see them again.
Posted by sponzo1234 6 years ago

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I'm easy - not sure I've ever heard them. I think someone told me they were good... I wouldn't go otherwise, so if you give me the free tickets they might get a new fan!
Posted by macanny 6 years ago

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I love BJM with all my heart, but winning tickets would be rad, as it might sway my feelings of regret of having to watch my all time fav band surrounded by a room full of wanky "indie" douchebags.
Posted by emmakeesing 6 years ago

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I want to communicate with the spirit of Brian Jones!!! - a true guru-genius of r`n`roll who along with like-minded souls like Link Wray, Sky Saxon, Roky Erickson, Mark E Smith had the ability to twist the corpse of r`n`roll past, into something totally new!!!
Posted by ELECTRICAL 6 years ago

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I want to go badly because I got one of their CD's and I reckon it is pretty mean, especially cos there is lotsof harmonica parts which I mysel;f am a big fan of. Also a poor student so cant afford to go unless I win this comp
Posted by thornley 6 years ago

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Posted by thornley 6 years ago

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I am a poor musician student from the bottom of NZ, I generally seek out local music that turns me on, as you can imagine there isn't much of that in Invercargill this year :( I was hoping to scrape and save for my tickets to see the show in DUnedin. This band is REAL, I don;t care if I don't win, I'm going :) after seeing the doco DIG I knew it was gonna happen. I'm gonna drink and take drugs, this band is gonna blow my mind. I'm gonna take that inspiration and bottle it and then I'm gonna use it to power a small country.
Posted by jolittlelive 6 years ago

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Yeah... I wouldn't kill to win. Or die to win. But it would be really freaking sweet if I did. I was going to get tickets this week but I've been hit by a huge vet bill and now can't afford to. Which really sucks because pretty much everyone I know is going to this gig and I will probably turn emo if I don't get to go.
Posted by Arc 6 years ago

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Hey, its not me who wants it, but my daughter in Christchurch who has no computer to access the competition. So pleeeese let me get tickets for her.:-)
Posted by buffysmum 6 years ago

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I think I deserve to go as I have been to Brian Jonestown and killed an entire block of men, women, children and frogs as homage to this great band. Pick me (and please don't tell anyone)
Posted by contactscotty 6 years ago

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I would like to win these tickets because I can't buy them, though I would if I could, which I can't, because for some f**ked up reason society deems that web designers and media shit heels make 50 grand a year, and people like me (though I won't say what I do for a living), make $14.000.... and no, I am NOT a P dealer....'cause then I would be on 75.
Posted by eaglewithbars 6 years ago

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I once slaughtered an innocent emu just to steal his wallet and buy the latest BJM album at the time; "Thank God for Mental Illness" - that's how desperately I wanted it. I donated the remaining money to charity.

Upon listening to the album I was immediately inspired to form a Brian Jonestown Massacre-themed cult and corresponding commune known as "Jonestowntown". After a period of three years working in back-breaking conditions in a serious of dead-end jobs, I poured all of my accrued savings into the project, which unfortunately was an abysmal failure for a number of reasons which I will not go into here - suffice it to say that my upfrontness about the community's compulsory suicide policy was not much of a selling point.

I regretfully turned to white collar crime and the financial markets in order to repay Jonestowntown's debts, which only made matters worse as a serious of increasingly risky financial gambles eroded what was left of the commune's finances. I was forced to dissolve Jonestowntown, declare myself bankrupt, and serve some jail time as well as 150 hours' community service, which I performed faithfully and to the best of my ability, with commendations from all but one of my supervisors.

The upshot of this is that I am barred from spending any money on BJM-related matters for the next eighty years or the duration of my natural life, whichever comes first. If any expenditure on BJM recordings, merchandise or performances is detected from one of my accounts, it will be considered a breech of my bail conditions and I will be thrown back in the slammer for a long time. Similarly I am banned from soliciting friends or acquaintances to buy BJM tickets or CDs on my behalf, for fear that I will “return to my former goal of brainwashing, defrauding and eventual mass murder”. However there is one loophole in my bail conditions, which is that I am able to accept BJM goods or services if I win them in competitions, a maximum of twice in every four-year cycle, if there is no monetary transaction involved on my part. To the best of my knowledge this competition meets these rigorous criteria.

The possibility of entering a competition such as this has kept me alive for the last seven years. Attending the gig in Christchurch, with the other ticket for my parole officer Harry, would be the culmination of my life’s journey for the past decade, and the finest pleasure imaginable for me. Indeed, I cannot help but suspect that winning this competition and attending this gig, is the very reason I was born. If you do not name me as your winner, the death of that noble emu all those years ago will have been in vain.
Posted by elcalebo 6 years ago

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i live in christchurch. theres nothing to do here. give me something to do. give the kids something to do. i want to get kicked in the head by anton. i will probably get kicked in the head
Posted by shugh 6 years ago

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The Reptilian Underground has frozen all my bank balances, essentially halting my crusade to free human kind from centuries of enslavement. I have a contact within BJM who can help me, but only if I can get into the show. I know it's going to be a trap, but when the Reptilians play such an obvious move like this I just have to respond. I need to be at that show.
Posted by dangerobby 6 years ago

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Hey! pick me please.. or the ugly stick will find you!! yes I have turned to violent VERY scary means!
Posted by Karen 6 years ago

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Aint too proud to beg:)
Posted by cemilyplaya 6 years ago

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I want it bad!
Posted by Leery 6 years ago

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i want these tix way more than those other kids.

I am their biggest fan, and the best choice cause im choice
Posted by herms 6 years ago

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Hey I've been waiting for ages to see this band. I even have their double album tepid peppermint but cant afford to get a ticket so could I please have a double pass for me and my cousin?
chur
Posted by olitheman 6 years ago

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I saw DIG and thought Anton Newcombe was very talented but also totally crazy in a screwed up musical artistic way. Would love so MUCH to show my support for him and his music.
Posted by cafegirl@ihug.co.nz 6 years ago

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Let me go. Please

Posted by jet_aotearoa 6 years ago

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I like this band. I want to go? And who wouldn't take a free pass?
Posted by Zitty 6 years ago

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I would love a free pass for me and my guy we both are enourmous fans and we love the movie DIG. I'm poor full time student who luvs 2 rock and he is a working man/struggling musician who needs to go to more gigs but since he helps me out we can never afford to. If I won these tickets I would be extremley greatful cause then I could give my man a nice surprise for all his hard work.PLEASE CHOOSE ME!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Posted by zeppel1n 6 years ago

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the crew at undertheradar should give them to nouse4amane247 because hes got balls, and a damn good sence of humour. Then hopefully he'll give me the other one for giving him props! chur
Posted by AdrianMonty 6 years ago

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I`d KILL to win.
Posted by rich 6 years ago

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How badly do I want to go?
Really, really, really, really, really, really, really, really, really, really, really, really, really, really, really, really, really, really, really, really, really, really, really, really, really, really, really, really, really, really, really, really, really, really, really, really, really, really, really, really, really, really, really, really, really, really, really, really, really, really, really, really, really, really, really, really, really, really, really, really, really, really, really, really, really BADLY!

Posted by jenngirl 6 years ago

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Love Anton and the gang, Their sound and style leaves most other groups sounding somewhat formulaic. I want the tickets as I think it would be a great night whether they got to play their songs or not.
Posted by Mr Keats 6 years ago

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I have just discovered BJM & am transported to a state of bliss everytime i listen to their album 'Their Satanic Majesties Second Request'...To see them in a live show, in NZ, would be magic.
Posted by Chanteu 6 years ago

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It'll be a riot, I am not mising this for the world. I hope the tambourine guy is coming along too.
Posted by bates 6 years ago

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I want to go so badly that I'd pay.. and so would my mate Devin.. and we probably will.. if I don't win. Dev goes to Uni and I'm on the sickness benefit. We play in a couple bands and I go to as many gigs as I can afford. I still needa get tickets to the Breeders, Anika, (just found out about it last night) Slipknot and many more! so yeah.. if youse pick me.. it'd save me and Dev some money and we'd both appreciate that. aroha nui. chris
Posted by kuerst 6 years ago

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I want to go to the gig so badly, because I just got the new Dandy's CD, and if I can't throw it at Anton, I just don't know what else it's good for.
Posted by nouse4aname247 6 years ago

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please please choose me to go, i am sucha fan and i work full time and study psych part time, theres never enough time or money to go to gigs and this would be sucha opportunity, and plus i could secretly try to psychoanalyse Anton, which i am sure i could achieve with my mind powers, and i think i would rock out more than anyone else.please please choose me i would make the most out of it for sure:)
Posted by alottatongue 6 years ago

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I need these tickets, because not only am I a college dropout, but I also work for minimum wage and need some kind of outlet to release my bottom feeder proletarian rage.

Please, undertheradar. Choose me.
Posted by sophacles 6 years ago

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If I win the tickets I can ask this chick to go and not worry about her saying no. Because if she did I didnt have to pay for the ticket and wouldnt be gutted that i shelled out $43 for nothing. PS I BADLY need to get laid, thus badly need tickets you do the math
Posted by brettimus 6 years ago

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I'll take the tickets because I have nothing else on that night.

ta
Posted by laup 6 years ago

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so badly. so, so badly.
Posted by em_j 6 years ago

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I've always fancied being kicked in the face by Anton Newcombe, and this is the best chance I'll have by a long shot
Posted by cocklesby 6 years ago

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Im a poor uni student who has spent all his money on their albums and would like some compensation on the ticket!


pick me, pick me!
Posted by marks 6 years ago

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It's just a shame this tour doesn't coincide with the Dandy Warhols visit in November - could've seen some sparks fly! Should be an awesome gig though - can't wait!
Posted by njwilson 6 years ago



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