“‘Cause I’ve got a Golden Ticket.” After weeks of speculation and furious competition among superfans, Daniel Walsh of Brooklyn, NY has discovered the fabled Health CD Sweepstakes Golden Ticket and won a trip to Six Flags Magic Mountain in L.A. with the band. A visibly shaken Walsh emerged Monday morning for an impromptu press conference on his stoop: “Roller coasters and I don’t mix well,” he said. Nevertheless, Walsh continued, “[Winning] has made me realize the necessity of reaching for the golden ticket hidden in all of life’s opportunities, disappointments, experiences, and interactions.”
Walsh bought Health’s Get Color from Sound Fix records in Brooklyn.
When reached for comment, Sound Fix owner James Bradley said, “Very exciting news. We just moved to a new space two weeks ago, and this feels like our official christening. HEALTH played at the old Sound Fix two years ago, and the walls vibrated for a few days. It’s only fitting that the golden prize was purchased at our store.”
Specific dates for the trip are still being worked out between Walsh and HEALTH. In the meantime HEALTH fans nationwide continue to seek out the remaining unclaimed tickets, including Nicholas Mayor of Chicago, IL who documented his many attempts: http://gettingcolor.tumblr.com/
HEALTH are currently on tour in Europe and will be back in November, with new dates below. Come see what the NY Times called “an all-out barrage with a pensive core.”
HEALTH TOUR DATES
11.02 – Ithaca, NY – Cornell University
11.04 – Athens, GA – 40 Watt Club
11.06 – Dallas, TX – The Lounge on Elm Street
11.07 – Houston, TX – Free Press Block Party
11.08 – Austin, TX – Fun Fun Fun Fest
11.10 – Phoenix, AZ – Rhythm Room
Visit the band’s http://www.healthnoise.com for more info.