Growing up in the 1980s, I definitely consider myself a part of the “MTV Generation” and spent more hours than I care to have counted watching videos on the network. Music Videos, MTV News, the annual Video Music Awards (VMAs), and that awesome game show Remote Control were basically the only programming the channel showed back in those days. Times have certainly changed and the network has evolved, but nothing was more iconic of classic MTV than images of the Apollo 11 styled astronaut on the moon with the MTV flag. For those of you who had the famous slogan “I Want My MTV” forced into your brains as you spent hours starring at videos brought to you by classic VJs like Downtown Julie Brown and Adam Curry…you can now say with pride: “I Want My MTV Badge”.
Unlocking this classic retro MTV badge is simple: 1) Follow MTV on Foursquare 2) Check into any venue with a category of Rock Club, Concert Hall, or Music Venue. That’s it! Along with the launch of the badge, MTV is running a contest to send one person (and a guest) to the 2010 MTV Video Music Awards in Los Angeles on Sept 12th. Given the short timeline before the VMAs, the contest window for this is very small. Everyone who unlocks this badge between 12:01am (ET) 8/30 thru 11:59pm (ET) on 9/5 is eligible to win the grand prize trip. Don’t waste any time and get over to a venue with one of those three categories ASAP if you want to win the trip! Complete list of contest rules.
Post by: Chad Elkins – Find Chad on Twitter and Foursquare