Win suite tickets to see Portishead at 1STBANK Center this Thursday night with a parking pass

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Update 10/27/11: Suite contest is officially over. Thanks for all the entries and for sharing your stories! Congratulations to Erik Johnson, Michelle Beth Cavanaugh and Juliette Jones. You and a guest will be our guests tonight at the Portishead show at 1STBANK Center. A pair of suite tickets and a parking pass await you. Shoot us an email for details how to claim your prize.

Original item: This is a suite contest! No, really -- it's suite. This Thursday night, Portishead is performing at 1STBANK Center, and while that's reason enough to be overjoyed, check this out: We have a pair of suite tickets to see the show, plus a parking pass, up for grabs. How would you and a guest like to be our guests at the show? Uh-huh. Thought so. Page down for details on how to win.

To enter:

1. "Like" us on Facebook, which you can do right here. (Note: If you're already following us on Facebook, you're already eligible to enter; proceed to step two.)

2. Sign in to Disqus with your Facebook account and leave us a comment below telling us about the first time you heard Portishead, where you were and what effect the music had on you. Then check back on Thursday morning to see if you've won. We'll be drawing winners at random around 10 a.m. (FYI: If you win, you'll need to pick up the tickets and parking pass at our office on Thursday between noon and 5 p.m.) Good luck!



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Janet Marea McCauley
Janet Marea McCauley

Heard them in HS.  They just fit my moods and the mood of the 90's.  We were young searching out different music then the status quo was listening to.  I was heavy into art and fashion and Portishead was the perfect post rave, late nite dive to Denny's soundtrack.

Michelle Beth Cavanaugh
Michelle Beth Cavanaugh

This would be my absolute dream and I will cry when I first see them and hear them play

Michelle Beth Cavanaugh
Michelle Beth Cavanaugh

I will never forget the first time I heard Portishead and that is one of the reasons I want to see them so badly. I can't afford the tickets at this time which makes me incredibly sad. So, the first time Portishead reached my ears and wrapped themselves around my heart I had just moved to town and made some new friends. My first friends in the city. We had just had the most amazing summer night of just drinking wine and talking all night. Truly connecting. A connection that is still truly deep ten years later. As we were laying on the roof and watching the stars fade and the sun come up my new best friend put on the self-titled Portishead album. It was magical. Everything seemed like it was going to be ok forever in that moment in time. Their music was everything I had dreamed of wanting to hear but never had found...until this very moment. Portishead became my favorite band and my introduction to a musical style that altered the way I would feel music forever. I listened to their cd's incessantly and was so excited when Third came out I had a listening party. I often think about that night to remind myself how good life can feel.

Tiffannie Taylor
Tiffannie Taylor

WOAH! First time I heard Portishead was in my freshman year of college at CU Boulder. Got my first record player and did a record trade with one of my friends. He brought over Dummy, and I couldn't take that record off or the album off my ipod FOR MONTHS. Glory Box is my favorite..also really love the Tricky track that samples it. It was absolutely life changing and would love so much to be able to see them at 1st Bank. I was going to buy a ticket and go alone...but got two parking tickets at work and late night downtown...and can't afford one....I have the greatest feeling about this show and it would me absolutely the world to be a part of it. <3

Scott Christopher Fuller
Scott Christopher Fuller

Saw them on a moog documentary and liked what i heard and can't afford to go but would be sweet to see what they do live. 

Jeremy Coss
Jeremy Coss

I first heard Portishead when Sour Times came out. I stopped and wondered what that sound was. It was the absolute perfect song, and the vocals were haunting. I've loved them ever since.

Dean Keim
Dean Keim

The first time I heard of them was when I was working at a record store here in Denver in 1994. THe first time I through the promo of Dummy on I nearly lost my mind! I was transfixed wandering around the store in a haze! They came to town and we got free tix from the store and went and I found myself in blissful love as if for the very first time like floating on a cloud! I would love to once again share that love~!

Pamela Strong
Pamela Strong

I remember seeing a drag queen in SanFrancisco do an amazing version of Portishead's "Give me a Reason"  Especially moving were the lyrics, "give me a reason to love you, give me a reason to be a woman, I just want to be a woman......gave the song a new perspective to me.....the audience was moved to tears....I hope I can win tickets to the show!  

JessDealme
JessDealme

The first time I heard Portishead, I was in middle school. Parents had left for the weekend and I was going to have a "party". This was middle school in the 90's, not like today's tweens, mild in a sense. The cute boy I liked brought a Portishead CD and we all listened to it in my dark basement drinking old crusty orange liquor, and anything else we could swipe from our parents cabinets. The music and the memory have stayed with me since then, the boy, can't even remember his name. 

Gray Phoenix Scott
Gray Phoenix Scott

The first time I heard Portishead was on my computer (not too exciting). The effect hearing Portishead had was to open my ears to a genre essentially birthed by this groundbreaking band, one which instantly became one of my favorites from then on :)

Laura Burns
Laura Burns

I've never seen Portishead live, but I've heard so many positive things from friends. I'm intrigued to see how their music translates live because I love their studio work. From Numb to Third, I can't get enough! I also love female vocalists who are so skilled and talented at what they do and have the confidence to continue performing live for so many years. Please!!!!

Patrick Leinweber
Patrick Leinweber

The first time I heard Portishead was, surprisingly enough, live at Coachella 2008. A friend kept insisting we needed to watch their entire set. We walked over to where they were playing and I really had no idea what I was in for. For anyone who has been to Coachella, or any music festival for that matter, it's known there are a lot of people cutting loose, on vacation, and having the times of their lives, usually with the aid of drugs and other experience-enhancing substances. Truth be told, I was no stranger to the crowd. Long story short, I not only watched the entire performance (which can be hard to do at festivals), but I was mesmerized, almost paralyzed by what I was seeing and hearing. Their unique outfit, Beth Gibbons soothing, yet chilling voice, and layered musical style had me hooked. Another interesting fact to this is that I was sober. Yes, one of those rare sets I watched where I was not under the influence of any kind of medication. I became a huge fan after seeing them live, and I've noticed for many of my favorite bands today, this is how they become my favorites.

MCScoobyT
MCScoobyT

Late night Este Park driving from the spot to the bar, me with four females, everyone was high powered.  Chic driving has Portishead in the CD player, I ask what's this because it sounded dope!  After a night of much fun, I bought anything with their name on it at the record store.  Ya it was back in the 90's!!!

JulietteJones
JulietteJones

The first time I heard Portishead was the first time I allowed myself to feel light within darkness. I haven't a single tidbit of a memory of what physical space I was in.. that time in my life is a blur and I was spending most of my time in my head and in my newborn's darkened nursery.  My marriage was failing, my body was existing for the sole purpose of loving and strengthening my child.  I was in love (still am) with that tiny lil human yet my heart ached.  It was during that time that a dear friend made a "for mama only" compilation for me... Portishead's Glory Box was track #1 and it CHANGED MY LIFE! It was visceral!I carried on through that rough spot in my life, knowing that I would soon find a better place within my womanhood...and I have.  Portishead has been with me each and every step of the way. Portishead...the voice of an angel and the beats of brilliance!  I can't imagine feeling their music LIVE!!! I would love nothing more than to call that old dear friend and ask her to come along...and have her with me as I revisit where I had been the first time I heard Portishead, reminisce about the path that I have been on and celebrate where I am now. Thank you for this opportunity, not only to perhaps win a contest but also to have been encouraged to take a seat and write these words! WOW!Thanks

Matt Lane
Matt Lane

The first time I heard Portishead was when I was 15 and I was riding in the car with my friend while he was driving around 11 at night in a darker more rural area, he began playing Portishead and I became entranced by it and almost frightened in a sense. I also felt some sort of weird intoxication from the music which was very weird and new to me having never tried any drug at that time rather than alcohol. At the beginning the music was almost too weird and intense for me, so I had to take it in small doses over the course of a year until I was finally able to respect it and enjoy without fearing the intoxication it made me feel.

Marquisha Braxton
Marquisha Braxton

The first time I heard Portishead "Sour Times" I was 18 years old leaving on the streets of Hollywood, CA trying to figure my way in this world. The lyrics of the song spoke to me because at that time in my life I was lost and didn't know where to go. I would go to youth drop in center and listen music and this song I would play over and over. The person that loved me and saw through those hard times was my mother and every time I would hear the chorus I would think of her. To hear Beth Gibbions sing the song live would remind me that no matter what life brings you...Happier days are always around the corner.

Jnicks54
Jnicks54

I was only twelve years old when I heard Portishead for the first time in '94... I was staying with my "cool Aunt" who is 10 years older than me, who always made sure to introduce me to so much music, what an amazing gift!  I then wrote Portishead in Wite-Out on the shoulder of my black leather jacket, and they've been a favorite ever since. 

Brooke Feamster
Brooke Feamster

The first time I heard Portishead was back in college. I would listen to Dummy over and over before I played a basketball game. It was the perfect warm up CD because it allowed me to relax and visualize the game that was going to be played. Beth has an extraordinary mystical voice that never gets boring or dull. It would be absolutely amazing to see her and the band.....

Betty Aldworth
Betty Aldworth

I first heard Portishead in 94 when I lived on the tiny college campus where my dad cooked. We would blare Dummy in the kitchen, and it was a staple in the dairy barn cd rotation. (Did I mention it was also a working ranch?)

I think the cows liked Portishead, too.

Stephanie Smith
Stephanie Smith

The 1st time I heard Portishead was 1994.  I was on an airplane moving to Florida to escape a short lived hatred of the Denver scene and some "Sour Times".  My best friend Jamie had made me a mix tape before leaving, and I popped it in my walkman during the flight.  That song came belting through my ears and had a profound effect on me.  This many years later I still have the same best friend, and nobody loves her like I do.. We'd love to go see Portishead together! 

John Symmes
John Symmes

First time I heard portishead I was parking cars for a living, heard them on a satellite radio station... Was blown away and bought their music that same day.

Brandon Velez
Brandon Velez

The first time I heard Portishead, it was the track "Only You" on a mix that a friend had given me around '97. I would take that mix and go skateboard in the city and put that track on repeat, there was something about the way that song made me feel invigorated to skate. At the time I had no idea who it was, but was my favorite. Needless to say, I found out about Portishead shortly there after and has since been a huge musical influence to me and a lot of people. "Dummy" is a one of the illest albums ever!!!

skwiggly
skwiggly

The first time I heard them was in college, when Dummy came out, and the bassline from Strangers coming through my wall woke me up....I had to investigate.

Erik Johnson
Erik Johnson

The first time I heard Portishead, it was about 1994, I was 14, and really big into punk rock. Messy, terrible punk rock. Like, if a song was longer than a minute and a half or played with any sort of skill, I wasn't interested, because your talent only proved you were part of the system I opposed. "Dummy" was the album that changed all that. I remember finally being able to hear the sophistication in music, the songwriting craft. It was proof to me that music could be "grown up," and that wasn't necessarily a bad thing. That singular record became one of my biggest influences to my own songwriting style, and was the sole reason I learned to play a theremin. So yeah, Portishead kind of changed my life.

Tyler Gillespie
Tyler Gillespie

The first time I heard Portishead I was at a friends house. We were both working on this class project together when she put on 'Dummy'. When I heard Sour Times come on, I just stopped what I was doing and just got swept away in the haunting beauty of Beth's voice. Went I finally left I just couldn't get that music out of my heart and my soul. I went and picked up that album the next day at the store. To this day as much as I LOVE Portishead, I have yet to see them live. I would love the opportunity to see them and take my friend who turned me on to them when she played 'Dummy' for me.

Neil Mitchell
Neil Mitchell

An old friend told me about Portishead many years back. He put on "Dummy" and we listened through from beginning to end, unable to move from the couch. I was in a paralyzed state as if this was the music I had waited all my life to hear. This moment spawned to beginning of my love for production and especially of the downtempo/trip-hop variety. I would be honored to spend an evening with Portishead.

John Cargile
John Cargile

Portishead has always been a siren's song of interesting and creative women. I first heard Portishead with a girl who shared great music with me. I can only imagine the energy in the 1stBank on Thursday.

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