I live for concerts. There’s just something about listening to your favorite music live with a ton of people who love it too. Singing along at the top of your lungs with the magicians that crafted the soundtrack to your life. One of the major reasons I love American Express is their Front Of The Line program because it affords me and every other Cardmember early access to tickets to shows that I’m dying to see that would otherwise be sold out. And not only to concerts, but to theater & comedy shows, exclusive dining experiences, movie premiers, cultural experiences and even NYFW!
Front Of The Line started right here in Toronto 25 years ago with a pre-sale of tickets for Phantom of the Opera. Since then millions of tickets have been sold making it the reason many people can’t live without their Amex. I recently got the opportunity to celebrate their 25 Anniversary with them at the John Legend concert at the Molson Amp. Myself and a collection of my fave bloggers and journalists gathered with the CEO of Amex , David Barnes and John May, President of Live Nation -Ontario Region – for cocktails and delicious snacks by Barque on a cool VIP patio as the sun set and then headed in to see John Legend belt out all of my favorites. And boy can he belt it out. His voice was pitch perfect. He moved seamlessly from hit to hit giving interesting asides like how he was turned down from 7 labels before getting signed and how he crafts every song by sitting at his piano and just mumbling words to a melody. I was in awe of how truly incredible his voice was, unassisted by auto tune or any other fancy equipment. That man is a true talent. The only thing that would have made the concert better was if his wife Chrissy popped out. Love. Her.
Since not everyone was able to take part in the 25th Anniversary celebrations at the John Legend concert, Amex wants to give you a chance to experience what it’s like to be a Cardmember with the best. During the month of August, Amex is hosting 25 daily Twitter giveaways for concert tickets to the hottest shows and dining experiences. To enter all you have to do is follow them on Twitter @AmexCanada and use the hashtag #FOTL25 when answering the daily question that Amex poses and bam! You’re entered. Good luck !