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Interacting with the Band via Social Media

I recently saw my favorite band, State Radio, play at San Francisco’s Filmore. It was my 10th time seeing Chad Stokes perform, so I had extremely high hopes that were surpassed by a new wave of energy, enthusiasm and peaceful messages hidden beneath the song’s powerful lyrics.

But this concert was a little different. Days before, I had actively been tweeting and ENGAGING with @StateRadio on Twitter. To my surprise, whoever is running the handle continued to interact with me. Unrelated, I had submitted my name and a post on the Facebook event and was hand picked to MEET the band.

During the concert I tweeted photos and live updates, and @StateRadio retweeted my comments and soon started following me. Nevertheless, I was giddy with excitement.

Meeting Chad (again) was like seeing a familiar friend. My sister presented him with her usual friendship bracelet gift and he reassured us one of the bracelets from a few years back was still attached to his guitar case handle.

Epic concert. Enhanced by interacting via social media. Thanks Twitter for not only connecting companies, individuals but musicians too!

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One comment on “Interacting with the Band via Social Media

  1. I saw State Radio last fall!

    That’s really cool–social media is pretty awesome, isn’t it?

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