Contest: The Oasis Giveaway

Back in 2005 film director Baillie Walsh was granted the privilege of joining, the famous English rock band, [tag]Oasis[/tag] on their grandious “Don’t Believe The Truth” world tour, that saw the band travel across 26 countries and a total of over 2 million people.

Lord Don’t Slow Me Down coverIt would be a crime not to immortalize this fantastic tour and film maker Baillie Walsh, who previously worked with the likes of Massive Attack (he made ‘Safe From Harm’), Spiritualized, New Order and Kylie’s Slow, didn’t tag along just for the fun of it. Thus Lord Don’t Slow Me Down a double DVD rockumentary, capturing the band’s ups and downs during their world tour, was made.

The set not only gives you the definitive feature length documentary seen in selected cinemas last year, but also the option of voice over commentaries from the band, a Noel Gallagher Q & A session with fans from New York City, out takes from the film, and a second 90 minute bonus disc capturing the band’s homecoming show at the City of Manchester Stadium together with footage sent in by fans from around the world who attended that show. If you’re a true Oasis fan, that this is a must have.

The DVD set will be released on November 6 and to mark this special event we’ll holding a contest in which two lucky Oasis fans will be able to win a limited edition vinyl version of the “Lord Don’t Slow Me Down” single. The theme song for the DVD set, that’s actually the first ever digital released single by Oasis. Check out the review we did for the single a while back for more info.

Oasis Vinyl
“Lord Don’t Slow Me Down” vinyl single

Sweet right? What you’ll have to do to enter the contest is write down a comment bellow, detailing a personal experience at a Oasis live gig. The best 2 comments will be selected and rewarded with a vinyl, each. Contest ends on Monday, November 6 (deadline extended).

**UPDATE:

Thank you all for your wonderful comments, some really funny, thrilling and emotional entries were made and the decisions weren’t easy. Well without further ado, the 2 lucky winners are Bobothy and She Is Love; congratulations! Winners have been e-mailed and will be receiving the vinyls soon. Here are the winning entries:

She Is Love:

My story? When I was 16, in 1995, two of my friends and I drove about 23 miles away to go see Oasis in Worcester, MA. I had purchased 2 tickets by waking up early on the day they went on sale to stand outside a ticket booth for a few hours. Three days before the concert, I called in to a radio contest, answered questions about Oasis, and won myself 2 more tickets. Overall, though, my friends and I were disappointed with our tickets. Our 4 tickets were in the balcony section but on opposite sides of the arena; we weren’t going to be able to sit together in the sold out concert space. Also, we didn’t even want to be in the seats anyway, we wanted to be down on the floor where all the lucky bracelet-wearing people would go to see the band up close. I was not going to give up that easy though. I had a plan to get to the floor, and to the front row, to see my favorite band of all time, Oasis.

When we got to the concert, I left my two girlfriends in 2 of the seats we had. I scoped out an older couple with wristbands heading to the floor; people who looked like they were parents accompanying a minor such as myself. I introduced myself and told them that I was an extreme fan and that I desperately wanted to see them perform from the floor. I also warned them of how chaotic it would be in the pit and asked them “Wouldn’t it be nicer to see the show from the seats?” Finally, they agreed to give their bracelets to me in exchange for my other two tickets. I returned to my friends triumphant- floor bracelets! But, alas, there were 3 of us and only two of them. They decided to try and rip the bracelet in half while I would get the whole one. I hugged my best friends and ran down to the floor. Once there, I began to work my way through the crowd to the front. I used other people in front of me to move forward until, finally, I was front row center. Exactly where I wanted to be!

Unbeknownst to me, my friends had decided to go into the bathroom to figure out a way to affix the bracelet to their wrists. This next part is disgusting so I will get right to it: they came to the decision to rummage through the trash for maxi pads and use the adhesive to stick the bracelet pieces to their wrists making one bracelet two. (I do not recommend this to anyone! Now this is love for a band!) Unfortunately, this trick did not fly with the security guards who saw through their little ruse. The guards took the bracelets and set them back to their seats to watch the show. Oh, did I fail to mention that their seats were partially obstructed?

Meanwhile, I was having the best day of my life down on the floor. The crowd was great and Liam was a god on the stage. Noel, Guigsy, Bonehead, and Alan White were rocking out! They played all my favorites from What’s the Story and Definitely Maybe. I was beyond ecstatic; I believed I could have died at that moment. This concert nearly didn’t happen (due to Liam’s need to “buy a house” for he and Patsy instead of flying to America)so the fact that I was standing inches from Liam as he sang “Slide Away” (to me only) was a miracle to me. I cried, I sweat (a lot) and I rocked out to the best band in the world.

When the concert was over, I was on a natural high. I floated back to the seats where my friends were supposed to meet me. I returned to find two scowling friends. They had not be able to see very well and the acoustics were not too great where they sat. I, on the other hand, could barely control my glee.

To make a long story short, this concert was the best in my life. I have seen Oasis MANY times since, but nothing can touch that first magical moment when I first saw the Gallaghers in person; the night when my life changed forever…and the night when my friends fished in the trash for a dirty maxi pad. Fini.

Bobothy

My best experience of an Oasis gig was 2005 at the City of Manchester Stadium. I went with my girlfriend who was also a huge fan of the band. We booked our hotel weeks in advance but the town was already booked up so we ended up by the airport in a travel inn. The night before the gig we had Definitely Maybe blasting out and got moaned at by staff, we didn’t care. On the day of the gig we ended up walking to the stadium from the town centre and just seeing it in the distance had the butterflies going! We got there eventually and the crowds outside were huge, it was absolutely boiling hot and we sat outside for hours waiting to get in, we were all having with people we’ve never met before, there was a great atmosphere. When we got in we all ran to the front and picked our spots, it gradually got more crowded and a bit crazy, thank God for the lads with the Fosters backpacks on!! There was beachballs (WonderBalls!) flying about the place covered in names and email addresses, i wrote on a few. There were programs, drinks, balloons and all manner of things getting thrown around the place, i even saw a wooden leg fly past at one point! The support acts came and went, The Coral came on and the crowd went a bit nuts but it was all fun, then the build up to Oasis started, i remember Joy Division’s Love Will Tear Us Apart being played over the speaker system and everyone singing along. The two screens either side of the stage went black and the Oasis logo was displayed, now you could hear the excitement in the crowd, then when the drums of Fuckin’ In The Bushes hit it was like a bomb had gone off, the whole arena erupted, you couldn’t help but jump to the beat, i thought i was gonna die and loved every second of it. The band came out during the song and started Turn Up The Sun and had to abandon it because we’d gone so crazy in the crowd that the barrier at the front had collapsed. We got that sorted and the band played on, a mix of classics and future classics, from songs that made you jump up and down like a nutjob such as the Meaning of Soul and Cigarettes & Alcohol to arm waving ballads like Don’t Look Back In Anger, it was pure perfection throughout. It was a time i’ll never forget. Walking out of the arena at the end of the show feeling utterly drained and totally satisfied was akin to a sexual experience. I can’t wait to go again.

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  • Louise Davies

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    Please Can I win this I promise I won’t put it on ebay like the other winners prob will

  • Gareth

    At the 2nd night at Finsbury Park in 2002 I got a pint of piss thrown at me. But I need not let something like someone piss get in the way of spoiling my day.

    And it was still the best Oasis gig I have ever been to.

  • Jared Hale

    I run a very successful Oasis group on the Facebook web sites, and I read new information on Oasis everyday. One day I came across the weirdest, yet coolest thing I have ever read! I actually saved the article because I thought it was so weird. So here it is….

    -Oasis To Launch Hotel Chain

    Oasis rockers Liam and Noel Gallagher are to launch a hotel chain in America.

    The rock ‘n’ roll siblings are reportedly planning to use titles of their smash hits as room themes in hotels located across the US, including Miami, New York and West Hollywood.

    A source told Britain’s Daily Star newspaper: “The plan is to open as many hotels as possible by the end of 2007 and name each venue Supernova Heights, after Noel’s former home in north London. They want to base rooms at one of the Miami venues around ‘The Hindu Times’ song.”

    Liam and Noel are also said to have got some of America’s most influential financial investors interested in the project.

    The source added: “They will both fly to New York and meet a business developer who has worked for a string of leading property moguls, including Donald Trump.”

    Despite the hype surrounding the plans, it appears some of Liam and Noel’s more wild ideas have not gone down well with developers.

    The source explained: “Their plan to install alcohol and cigarettes in every room of their New York hotel, in honour of their track ‘Cigarettes and Alcohol’ has gone down like a lead balloon because so many people are anti-smoking.”

    Other tracks being considered as room themes by Liam and Noel include ‘Wonderwall’, ‘Songbird’ and ‘All Around The World’.

    Source: http://www.lse.co.uk/

    That has to be one of the craziest and weirdest things I have ever read about the Gallagher brothers, but I know I speak for millions when I say I would frequent those hotels often! Cheers to ya…PICK ME!

  • http://www.theoasisfanguide.blogspot.com Jenny

    Oh wow my greatest experience at an Oasis gig?! Thats really hard! I have been to 23 Oasis gigs and own 3 of Liam’s tambourines!! I know I can’t believe it either! The first Tambourine was when my friend and I traveled to Cleveland to see Oasis on the Brotherly Love Tour. We were in the 12th row, wearing our matching Oasis tees, when Liam comes out and shouts and points at us “I SEE YOU OUT THERE!!” we completely freaked out of course, then Liam dedicated “Slide Away” to us! Then at the end of the show (in the middle of “I am the Walrus”) Liam starts waving his tambourine at us! Remember were in the 12th row kinda off to the side! The guards start shouting at us “HE WANTS YOU HE WANTS YOU GIRLS!!” So we start bolting over chairs and run up and literately “HIT” the side of the stage, Liam grabs my hands and gives my friend the tambourine! We start freaking out again and hugging each other! We go back our seats crying and just in utter shock until we look back and Liam is waving at us again!! He went and got OTHER TAMBOURINE for ME!!!! We went up again and he gave it to me!! I kept saying “THANK YOU THANK YOU THANK YOU SOOOO MUCH!!” and he smiled and said “YOUR Welcome luv!” It was literately the greatest day EVER!!! I can only compare it to the two other times it happened!!! Once in New York at Madison Square Garden when I leaned over the bar and gave Liam some roses and a few songs later he gave me his TAM! Then in Baltimore he just walked over and gave it me!!! It was completely insane!!! Liam Gallagher is the SWEETEST man ever and I have the proof ! :D

  • gareth

    I met my soon to be wife at a Oasis show in London in 1994. I spilt a drink over her and I offered to buy her a drink as I was sorry, I got her phone number also, and we have been going out together for 14 years and our dog is called bonehead :)

  • Stu123

    I went to the Aberdeen gigs in Scotland in September 2002, both were amazing gis and on the second night Liam went off stage with a sore throat, leaving Noel to do the rest of the gig acoustically. He played Wondewall and The Masterplan, both songs he had not played live for a few years. I thought this was an amazing experience and cemented my love for Oasis.

  • amm

    This single, afine tune, however not the greatest piece of music ever written, still means a lot to me.
    I went to see Oasis several times. The first time was at the Vredenburg, Utrecht in 96. When they were quite young. And especially I was very young, 16. It was also my first proper rock n roll gig. I never felt so excited. Live Forever, that was not a tune, it was a spirit hanging around me for several years.
    Now eleven years on, I feel not just 27, I feel more like: in three years time I will be 30….Seeing friends around me settling down, my biggest fear is that the tale of eternal youth, great translated in a lot of oasis anthems, is nearly over.
    Im not depressed or anything, I just wish time wouldnt go by so fast. And eventually I will be 30+ and I still will be listening to Oasis, but I hope that I wont be slown down by then..

  • Cynthia

    My favorite live Oasis experience was seeing them in Atlanta, GA in 2002 playing at my very favorite venue, The Tabernacle. From the first row of the balcony, we had an amazing bird’s eye view of the whole stage. Not only we’re the boys in amazing form (per usual) but I felt lucky that the show was actually going off without a hitch–a few days earlier Liam had lost his voice mid-show and a few days later Noel got in a car accident. But that night there were no problems. I even remember Liam sort of hugging Noel as he left stage for a break–definitely proof that Oasis were in a different place from before! I also remember being so excited about how integrated into the band Gem and Andy had become–it was nice to hear their songs live because it revealed what new energy they had brought to the band!

    Of course, this is just my favorite moment today…I loved the other 4 times I saw Oasis just as much (flying across the country twice to see them) and could have easily picked one of them as my favorite.

  • http://www.myspace.com/theacets Andy

    Ive met the love of my life at an Oasis gig. that was in 2002 in Paris, and we’ve been together since. Probably the best thing that’s happen to me in my life :) I wish that to everyone.

  • Bobothy

    My best experience of an Oasis gig was 2005 at the City of Manchester Stadium. I went with my girlfriend who was also a huge fan of the band. We booked our hotel weeks in advance but the town was already booked up so we ended up by the airport in a travel inn. The night before the gig we had Definitely Maybe blasting out and got moaned at by staff, we didn’t care. On the day of the gig we ended up walking to the stadium from the town centre and just seeing it in the distance had the butterflies going! We got there eventually and the crowds outside were huge, it was absolutely boiling hot and we sat outside for hours waiting to get in, we were all having with people we’ve never met before, there was a great atmosphere. When we got in we all ran to the front and picked our spots, it gradually got more crowded and a bit crazy, thank God for the lads with the Fosters backpacks on!! There was beachballs (WonderBalls!) flying about the place covered in names and email addresses, i wrote on a few. There were programs, drinks, balloons and all manner of things getting thrown around the place, i even saw a wooden leg fly past at one point! The support acts came and went, The Coral came on and the crowd went a bit nuts but it was all fun, then the build up to Oasis started, i remember Joy Division’s Love Will Tear Us Apart being played over the speaker system and everyone singing along. The two screens either side of the stage went black and the Oasis logo was displayed, now you could hear the excitement in the crowd, then when the drums of Fuckin’ In The Bushes hit it was like a bomb had gone off, the whole arena erupted, you couldn’t help but jump to the beat, i thought i was gonna die and loved every second of it. The band came out during the song and started Turn Up The Sun and had to abandon it because we’d gone so crazy in the crowd that the barrier at the front had collapsed. We got that sorted and the band played on, a mix of classics and future classics, from songs that made you jump up and down like a nutjob such as the Meaning of Soul and Cigarettes & Alcohol to arm waving ballads like Don’t Look Back In Anger, it was pure perfection throughout. It was a time i’ll never forget. Walking out of the arena at the end of the show feeling utterly drained and totally satisfied was akin to a sexual experience. I can’t wait to go again.

  • Beetlebum

    check it out that psycho jenny supersonic posted. i leaked don’t believe the truth beat that.

  • Erin

    Like many people in the 1990’s, Oasis provided the soundtrack to my teenage years. My dad took me to my first Oasis show (and first concert) in 1996 when I was 13 years old. I was lucky enough to meet Liam that day, and the show was great. For someone of that age, it was a pretty immense day. It’s a day both my Dad and I fondly remember. I have since seen the band numerous times in Canada and the US and have been fortunate enough to meet them a few times. I’ve seen them in large and very small venues. I’ve been in front row and off to the side. Regardless of where in the venue I’m standing, being a spectator at an Oasis show is an incredible experience.

    I can’t detail one specific experience, because all of the shows I have been to have been important to me for different reasons. Whether I put on their cd or go to see them on tour, what keeps me a devoted fan is the reminder of the excitement I felt as a young teenager seeing them for the first time. Even though I’ve seen them numerous times, the butterflies in my stomach return before and during every show. It doesn’t matter to me that sometimes their concerts are better than others. Every Oasis cd and live show reminds me of great memories from my teenage years and also creates new memories with friends that I will always remember with laughter and a big smile on my face.

  • Headshrinker

    I gave birth to a set of twins in the middle of the floor of an Oasis concert in Denver during one of Noel’s acoustical set. I believe he was performing Talk Tonight when the first one crowned… or perhaps it was Sad Song? Eh, I don’t know, I was a little stoned at the time. Go Lads! I named the tots Guigs and Digsy in honor of the occasion.**

    **The above statement is a complete lie but I want the box set (and Liam, by the by) so badly, I am willing to write anything in this comment box. In truth, I have been to several concerts and each holds a special place in my heart! Cheers!

  • She is Love

    My story? When I was 16, in 1995, two of my friends and I drove about 23 miles away to go see Oasis in Worcester, MA. I had purchased 2 tickets by waking up early on the day they went on sale to stand outside a ticket booth for a few hours. Three days before the concert, I called in to a radio contest, answered questions about Oasis, and won myself 2 more tickets. Overall, though, my friends and I were disappointed with our tickets. Our 4 tickets were in the balcony section but on opposite sides of the arena; we weren’t going to be able to sit together in the sold out concert space. Also, we didn’t even want to be in the seats anyway, we wanted to be down on the floor where all the lucky bracelet-wearing people would go to see the band up close. I was not going to give up that easy though. I had a plan to get to the floor, and to the front row, to see my favorite band of all time, Oasis.

    When we got to the concert, I left my two girlfriends in 2 of the seats we had. I scoped out an older couple with wristbands heading to the floor; people who looked like they were parents accompanying a minor such as myself. I introduced myself and told them that I was an extreme fan and that I desperately wanted to see them perform from the floor. I also warned them of how chaotic it would be in the pit and asked them “Wouldn’t it be nicer to see the show from the seats?” Finally, they agreed to give their bracelets to me in exchange for my other two tickets. I returned to my friends triumphant- floor bracelets! But, alas, there were 3 of us and only two of them. They decided to try and rip the bracelet in half while I would get the whole one. I hugged my best friends and ran down to the floor. Once there, I began to work my way through the crowd to the front. I used other people in front of me to move forward until, finally, I was front row center. Exactly where I wanted to be!

    Unbeknownst to me, my friends had decided to go into the bathroom to figure out a way to affix the bracelet to their wrists. This next part is disgusting so I will get right to it: they came to the decision to rummage through the trash for maxi pads and use the adhesive to stick the bracelet pieces to their wrists making one bracelet two. (I do not recommend this to anyone! Now this is love for a band!) Unfortunately, this trick did not fly with the security guards who saw through their little ruse. The guards took the bracelets and set them back to their seats to watch the show. Oh, did I fail to mention that their seats were partially obstructed?

    Meanwhile, I was having the best day of my life down on the floor. The crowd was great and Liam was a god on the stage. Noel, Guigsy, Bonehead, and Alan White were rocking out! They played all my favorites from What’s the Story and Definitely Maybe. I was beyond ecstatic; I believed I could have died at that moment. This concert nearly didn’t happen (due to Liam’s need to “buy a house” for he and Patsy instead of flying to America)so the fact that I was standing inches from Liam as he sang “Slide Away” (to me only) was a miracle to me. I cried, I sweat (a lot) and I rocked out to the best band in the world.

    When the concert was over, I was on a natural high. I floated back to the seats where my friends were supposed to meet me. I returned to find two scowling friends. They had not be able to see very well and the acoustics were not too great where they sat. I, on the other hand, could barely control my glee.

    To make a long story short, this concert was the best in my life. I have seen Oasis MANY times since, but nothing can touch that first magical moment when I first saw the Gallaghers in person; the night when my life changed forever…and the night when my friends fished in the trash for a dirty maxi pad. Fini.

  • http://www.lostartofblogging.com Tibi Puiu

    Some excellent entries so far, keep ’em up ! :P

  • Bobothy

    Hi, can’t believe i won!

    haven’t recieved any email though?!?

    cheers!!

  • http://www.zmemusic.com Tibi Puiu

    e-mail sent to both Bobothy and She Is Love, you should receive your vinyls in about 2 weeks. Enjoy! :D

  • Bobothy

    well i still haven’t recieved any emails and you don’t have my address so how can i recieve it in two weeks?

  • Bobothy

    [quote comment=”1235″]well i still haven’t recieved any emails and you don’t have my address so how can i recieve it in two weeks?[/quote]

    well, actually i sent my address in an email to the site a few hours ago, but you didn’t have it before then.

  • http://www.zmemusic.com Tibi Puiu

    Damnnnnnnnnnnnnnnn, I made a terrible mistake. I e-mailed She Is Love and Beetlebum, instead of you. I’ll try to resolve the issue. When I’ll get home, I’ll contact you via e-mail. Again I apologize for the terrible mix-up; please bare with me.

  • Bobothy

    yeh i know beetlebum from another forum, he’s been gloating saying he’d won, i don’t think he deserves a prize for simply breaking copyright law and illegally leaking an album, do you?

    cheers.

  • WORLD CLASS

    i don’t think beetlebum deserves it either. he nose he done wrong by leaking don’t believe the truth and he tried to upload the files to another forum to take the blame of him. he nose he’s in the wrong

  • Bobothy

    lol.gif

  • WELSHYLADS BIRDS FINGERS

    lmao sorry beetlebum, the only thing growing here is your beak, certainly not your record collection lolololollololololololol

  • Bobothy

    Still haven’t recieved the vinyl.

  • http://www.zmemusic.com Tibi Puiu

    Hey, sorry if you haven’t received it by now. The vinyls weren’t shipped by me, but by a guy named Mike from Corner Stone promotions, a company that handles the Oasis promotions. He comfirmed that he shipped the 2 vinyls, but I think yours got to the beetlebum, because of my incompetence. I’m severely sorry and I apologize, for any inconvenience.

  • Tibi Puiu

    i have cancer and will die soon please can i have these prizes as they would “soften the blow” somewhat

  • Monovrow

    tibi puiu you stupid spick, to many fookin siestas fuckin sort it out lad

  • http://www.zmemusic.com Tibi Puiu

    I’ve been informed that bobothy eventually received the vinyl, so chill man.

  • Monobrow

    Comment deleted for inappropriate language. One more and your whole IP class gets banned.

  • http://bubbledrss.info Future Mrs. Bieber!

    haha I totally am in love with Justiin