Represent The Tiger, Win 2 x Tickets For The CT #5GumExperience

Kooks 5GumThere’s a badass story about Hunter S Thompson when he was covering the campaign trail back in ‘72 and he gave his press pass to this raging maniac he met on a train.

This guy then used the pass to get access into this high profile press conference with all these presidential candidates where he proceeded to heckle the shit out of them and act like a total maniac.

The point of this whole story is that I can’t make the #5GumExperience here in CT on Saturday, so I’m giving my tickets away to one lucky reader to attend the event on my behalf and act as a Gonzo journalist for the site.

It’s a pretty sweet gig – all you gots to do is take lots of pics and tell me what it was like afterwards so I can put a post on the site, crediting the shit out of you and making you look like a total badass.

In return you get to watch The Kooks playing songs like this one LIVE right before your eyes!



To win the tickets, hit up the comments section below and explain what your understanding of the term “Gonzo journalism” is in no more than 3 sentences and I’ll pick a winner at 1.30pm tomorrow.

As always, you’ll get bonus points for getting a chuckle out of your Tiger pal OR promising to wear some kind of Tiger hat / onesie at the gig.

May the best maniac win!


5 Responses to “Represent The Tiger, Win 2 x Tickets For The CT #5GumExperience”

  1. 1 Kim
    April 18, 2013 at 2:15 pm

    Gonzo journalism puts the heart and soul back into journalism, by telling the story through the eyes of the journalist and by going against the norms of traditional journalism to report the story, despite the risk of pushing those boundaries. The Gonzo Journalist is the last man standing and reports the chaos that occurred before just as it happened – the absolute truth. Although mind you, when I think of Gonzo Journalism, I keep thinking about Gonzo from the Puppet Show and how he would report a story 😛

  2. 2 Robert Bruwer
    April 18, 2013 at 2:18 pm

    I have a tiger suite, head to toe! For me ‘gonzo journalism’ is if you report the story as a part of it, being there, feeling the emotions and the thrills. and god will i have alot of that at the show, please hook me up mate!

  3. 3 Robert
    April 18, 2013 at 2:22 pm

    I have a full tiger suite, head to toe! that would represent nicely, gonzo journo’s report the event or story as a part of the story, using emotions to describe the events instead of just facts. i know that this gig will be chaotic and to tell its’ story will be the best! pick me mate 🙂

  4. 4 Leah
    April 18, 2013 at 4:00 pm

    Gonzo journalism,reporting it as i see it, breathe it, and experience it, with all the elements that makes the Kooks concert amazing! And who needs a tiger onesie when i can paint my body and face and be more creative(and possibly more wonderfully crazy looking:))!
    Ps. Im am absolutely restless with the idea of not being able to go, would be eternally grateful, and how cool would it be to write and article and have an excuse to take more pictures than usual!

  5. April 18, 2013 at 4:53 pm

    Gonzo journalism is the “Eye of the Tiger”, it’s the thrill of the fight, rising up to the spirit of our rival matter-of-fact wordsmiths. It’s renegade rockstar journalism at it’s finest. I plan to earn my stripes 😉 Please hook a brother up!

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