1) It’s not just auditory, it’s a full experience
With the promotion of his True Colors album and upcoming tour, Zedd is pioneering fan-interactive scavenger hunts. Cities like Chicago, Austin, Denver, and L.A. have already been hit up by hordes of twenty-something fans sprinting through the streets and snapping shots of themselves on smartphones in order to get in the running for special Zedd access experiences. Thus far, the 50 luckiest/most scavengery fans in each city have been swept away to a secret location to hear a new song from True Colors, as well as the opportunity to meet and chat with the electro-virtuoso himself.
For the True Colors Tour, he has announced 32 stops, ten of which are yet to be revealed. Keeping fans on the hook ensures interaction and reaction, not to mention he’s bound to provide a pleasant surprise for fans close to the as-yet-unrevealed locations.
IndyCar racing’s biggest and most important race will take place this Sunday for the 99th time, as the Indianapolis 500 will commence with one of the more open fields in recent memory. Former American Idol winner Jordin Sparks will performer the national anthem before the official race start. This is the second-most expensive Indy 500 in the past four years, trailing last year’s race.
You’re invited to the party of the year! Taylor Swift will be playing nationwide this summer on The 1989 World Tour, and you don't want to miss out!
Denver Comic Con and Literary Conference kicks-off this weekend and is boasting an impressive array of panelists and guests, giving a preview of where this year’s conventions are going to take fans. We’ve picked the Top Three Cons for fans to attend across the country this year, starting with Denver this weekend. As we’re fans ourselves (check my avatar if you’re in doubt), we’re as excited as you about the array of fandoms represented at this year’s best Cons.
Denver Comic Con
Though younger and less well-known than some other Cons, Denver Comic Con’s mission statement pretty much says it all: Educating children and the general public through comic books and other forms of pop culture, and bringing together the diverse people and interests of our community regardless of age, race, gender or background. The convention is family-friendly, unlike many other Cons that increasingly skew more adult, and features educator outreach on how to bring pop culture phenomena into the classroom. Still true to a Con, though, the event encourages Cosplay, asking nicely that all participants “cover your bits” and highlights that shoes are required, noting “[w]e know a lot of characters like to run around barefoot, but since they are fictional, they don’t have to worry about tetanus.”
Because humans have devolved to possessing less attention span than goldfish, it stands to reason that our music videos are now films. Or our films are music videos. Or something like that. Last night at the Billboard Music Awards, Taylor Swift premiered her video for “Bad Blood,” her newest single and collaboration with the inimitable Kendrick Lamar – who himself is promoting a new album “To Pimp a Butterfly.” From the perspective of lyricality, the crossover is a curious one, as Lamar continually turns out thought-provoking rhymes while Swift’s milieu is bite-sized, poppy lyrics on a loop. However, we gotta admit the song and video are pretty damn badass. Despite the fact that assassins cum supermodels is a bit of a trope at this point, the vid is great, and Lamar perfectly complements Swift’s choruses, taking the former country girl to the next level.
So whatever about the song, let’s get to the eye candy. This video is so chock-full o’ kick-ass ladies, it was hard to pick a favorite cameo, but here goes. (To be clear, Lamar is not listed as he is a collaborator, ergo would not qualify as a cameo, but his character is Welvin da Great.)
The 10 Most Killer Cameos in TSwift's Ass-Kicking "Bad Blood" Video
10) Cara Delevigne as Mother Chucker (selected primarily for the most obvious and still funny nickname)