Here are a few updates on recent competitions and a-ha.com features. What’s going on with…
…the fan album review contest?
The ‘Ending on a High Note’ tour book is in production and will be available at upcoming summer concerts. Thank you to the many fans who took the time to send in their thoughtful and interesting album reviews for the contest. There were so many good reviews that it was very difficult to choose which ones to include! Very soon we’ll announce the names of the contest winners and publish a selection of reviews here on a-ha.com. Stay tuned!
…the ‘a-ha story’ fan videos?
The original idea for these videos was to show a 2-3 minute segment of different clips during an interval at each concert, hopefully with some kind of local or regional connection to the fans in the audience. The visuals ideally would change nearly every night, and give the audience something fun and new to experience each time. Although we have received a number of funny, touching and creative videos from fans around the world, unfortunately there are not enough suitable clips from each region to create the features for the shows as originally planned.
Edited: We received an idea from a fan who suggested that we play the video clips at the official fan party in December. Since these clips were made for fans to watch in the first place, we think that’s a great idea! If you would like to submit your video clip to show at the fan party, we now have a way to upload video clips directly to us via this upload form.
…the a-ha.com tour blog?
The new tour blog is up to date with setlists, photos and videos from each concert on the ‘Ending on a High Note’ tour. Since a-ha.com doesn’t have a representative on tour with the band, we often rely on reports, photos and details submitted by fans to create these blog posts – so we really appreciate your e-mails and comments on the blogs! We hope you will continue to share your memories from the concerts with other fans and help create a lasting archive of information about a-ha’s final live performances!
…the official fan party?
So far over 1200 fans from 39 countries have signed up for updates about the official fan party in December! Everyone on the mailing list should have received a welcome message by now, if you have not received this please check your spam folders and be sure the e-mail address is in your ‘safe’ list/e-mail contacts.
Our first goal is to find a suitable venue to hold the party; the challenge is there are not many places in Oslo that can comfortably accommodate so many people. We’re also collecting some great suggestions from fans via e-mail, and looking into the different possibilities – such as special fan party merchandise and bringing in an a-ha cover band to perform (if you’re in an a-ha cover band and will be in Oslo, send us an e-mail!), and many others. Keep the ideas coming! We may not be able to do them all, but it helps us plan if we know how you want to celebrate a-ha’s career with other fans!
Tags: a-ha.com, Contests, Fan Content, Merchandise, Reviews, Videos