METALLICA Fans To Rock Until They Drop For Chance To Meet Their Idols

September 24, 2004

Scott Ray of Chicago's Daily Herald is reporting that a 46-year-old grandmother of four from Silver Lake, Wis. and three other contestants are competing for a chance to meet heavy metal bands METALLICA and GODSMACK.

With only a bottle of water by her side, the contestants began the first of what could be days of rocking back and forth in a wooden rocking chair in a promotion sponsored by 95 WIIL Rock (95.1 FM). The competition is being held at Rink Side Sports, on the west side of Gurnee Mills mall.

The last one to stop rocking will win air fare for two to Florida, tickets to see METALLICA and GODSMACK, and an opportunity to meet the rock stars.

Contestants, who were already a little sleep deprived from starting early Thursday and complaining of discomfort from the hard wooden seats, were only allowed one five-minute break each hour and a 20-minute rest every five hours. That time could be used to sleep, eat or go the bathroom, said Tammy Myers, promotions director for the radio station. Read more.

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