Thursday, January 1, 2009

Zoo Lights!

I won tickets to Zoo Lights at Hogle Zoo from the radio!

I had been listening to KOSY 106.5 during the holidays in my car and at work because they played all Christmas all the time during November and December. Well, one day they were talking about how they had a bunch of different versions of "White Christmas" and wondered how many versions there were. Immediately they received tons of calls from people telling how many they had heard, naming their favorite version, how many they had, etc. So the morning DJ decided to make a game out of it. He put together a version of the song cut from 12 different artists and put it on the radio and website to see how many their listeners could guess. As soon as I got to work I started working on it and soon my whole office was helping. Well, we only got 9 out of 12, but it was a lot of fun.

The station was so inundated with calls from people trying to guess and then telling them how much fun it was, that they decided to do it again the next week. I was listening again (it was in the morning on my way to work at 7 am) and quickly had my office helping again. The cut off time was 8:30 and this time there were 15 artist singing "Winter Wonderland". We had all but 1, so I emailed in and got the reply that I was tied for 1st. We still had time, and so we kept trying to figure out the one artist we were missing. Just as time was running out, my boss figured out that it was one of the same artists that had stumped us before. I quickly emailed again with the complete list, but I got it sent at 8:30 on the dot. We hoped that I had made it, but unfortunately someone else beat me to it and my email was received one minute late.

They mentioned my name on the radio as an "almost winner" just missing the deadline, but as the only other person to get all the artists. Then they decided to give me something anyway - two packages of 4 tickets to Zoo Lights at Hogle Zoo!

You can listen and try to guess too (if you don't look at the answers) on KOSY's Fisher & Peggy blog, the one titled "Another Mish Mash Holiday Song!" and two pages previous titled "Who Hasn't Sung "White Christmas?" By the way, if you go to Wikipedia and search those songs it has a list of an amazing number of artists who have recorded those songs - and their lists are not even complete!

We went to the zoo on Monday night for family night and it was really fun. Unfortunately I didn't take my camcorder, but there is a pretty good video on youtube showing what it's like - My favorite part was the representation of the 12 days of Christmas in lights choreographed to the music at the bird show stadium. We all sang along (Anthony and Jeremy sang several different versions and had the crowd around us laughing). It was the perfect day to go, no snow, no wind and it wasn't even too awfully cold. We had a lot of fun.

1 comment:

jen1313 said...

That's awesome! Way to go. We had wanted to go to Zoo Lights this year, but never got around to it. Sounds like you all had a great time. Congrats!