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!