Win Tickets ($69): The B-52s @ 2016 Oregon Zoo Summer Concerts | New Wave, Rock, w/ The English Beat

We are giving away a pair of tickets to on July 23 . To win, comment on this post why you’d like to attend. Winner will be drawn and emailed Monday, July  11.


From our sponsors:
the_b52s_oregonZoo_mediaArtThe B-52s
July 23, 2016
Doors: 5 pm / Show: 7 pm | $34.50 – 94.50 | All Ages

Oregon Zoo Summer Concerts
4001 SW Canyon Rd, Portland, OR 97221
(503) 226-1561

The B-52s
It is well known that the B-52s are the World’s Greatest Party Band. And thirty years and over twenty million albums into their career, there can be no doubt as to why The B-52s remain among the most beloved rock stars ever. Any mystery concerning the longevity and ongoing appeal of the band is immediately solved when exposed to a unique B-52s concert experience. From the timeless gems of “Rock Lobster,” “Planet Claire” and “Private Idaho” to the more recent classics “Channel Z,” “Love Shack” and “Roam”, the B-52s’ unforgettable dance-rock tunes start a party every time their music begins.

Formed on an October night in 1976 following drinks at an Athens, GA, Chinese restaurant, the band played their first gig at a friend’s house on Valentine’s Day 1977. Naming themselves after Southern slang for exaggerated ‘bouffant” hairdos, the newlychristened B-52s (Fred Schneider, Kate Pierson, Keith Strickland, Cindy Wilson and Ricky Wilson) began weekend road trips to New York City for gigs at CBGB’s and a handful of other venues. Before long, their thrift store aesthetic and genre-defying songs were the talk of the post-punk underground. A record deal soon followed and their self-titled debut disc, produced by Chris Blackwell, sold more than 500,000 copies on the strength of their first singles, the garage rock party classic “Rock Lobster,” and “52 Girls.” The B-52s began to attract fans far beyond the punk clubs of the Lower East Side — galvanizing the pop world with their ‘stream-of-consciousness’ approach to songwriting and outrageous performance. They had clearly tapped into a growing audience for new music that was much larger than anyone could have anticipated. “We always appealed to people outside the mainstream,” says Kate Pierson, “and I think more people feel they’re outside the mainstream these days.”

The English Beat
The English Beat is a band with an energetic mix of musical styles and a sound like no other. The band’s unique sound has allowed it to endure for nearly three decades and appeal to fans, young and old, all over the world.

When The English Beat (known simply as The Beat in their native England) rushed on to the music scene in 1979, it was a time of massive social and political unrest and economic and musical upheaval. This set the stage for a period of unbridled musical creativity, and thanks in large part to the Punk movement and it’s DIY approach to making music, artists like The Beat were able to speak out and speak their mind on the news of the day, as in “Stand Down Margaret”, things that mattered to them and the youth culture, as in “Get A Job”, and universal matters of the heart and soul, as in their classic hits “I Confess” and “Save It For Later”.

The original band consisted of singer-songwriter Dave Wakeling on vocals and guitar, Andy Cox on guitar, David Steele on bass, and Everett Morton on drums – later additions Ranking Roger (toasting) and foundational First Wave Ska legend Saxa (saxophone) completed the outfit. The band crossed over fluidly between soul, reggae, pop and punk, and from these disparate pieces they created an infectious dance rhythm.

Oregon Zoo Summer Concerts are presented by the Oregon College Savings Plan and Banfield Pet Hospital.

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262 Responses to Win Tickets ($69): The B-52s @ 2016 Oregon Zoo Summer Concerts | New Wave, Rock, w/ The English Beat

  1. Mike May 23, 2016 at 1:27 pm #

    I have never seen a concert at The Oregon Zoo and to have the worlds greatest party band The B52s be my first would be the best thing ever. Would love to hear “Rock Lobster”, “52 Girls” & my favorite “Strobe Light” live at such a great setting. PDXPIPELINE set me up with those tickets please!

    • Joe June 17, 2016 at 5:04 pm #

      I been listening to the B-52s since early 80,s. Love private Idaho,being my favorite. Love Joey

    • Jackie Hanrahan July 5, 2016 at 7:15 pm #

      I love the B52’s, I missed an opportunity to see them years ago which I have always regretted. I want to see them now but my husband got laid off. I don’t like this adult world just want to rock out to the B52’s and see them play all of their songs especially Rock Lobster.

  2. BEN LARSEN May 23, 2016 at 2:34 pm #

    This sounds epic!!! Pretty please pick me. :-)

  3. Jen Erickson May 23, 2016 at 4:07 pm #

    Wow, two of my favorite bands playing at the Zoo? Yes, please!

  4. Alison May 23, 2016 at 4:23 pm #

    Radical! Take me back to my teenage self with the B-52’s at the Oregon Zoo. Tickets please!

  5. Nancy May 23, 2016 at 4:39 pm #

    We need the B-52s,We need ’em!!

  6. Z May 23, 2016 at 5:56 pm #

    I want to roam.

  7. astro May 23, 2016 at 6:52 pm #


    Never been to a concert at the zoo!
    I’d LOVE to take my young 18yr old friend- who excitedly told me recently that the b52’s were the “coolest band she’s heard”. Back in the day- when I worked at the Big Bang downtown– we’d crank the B52’s… Still effing cool. Big ups on the show! Hope to take my friend- and it happens to be very close to her bday! We’ll wear proper gear. XO


  8. James Doyle May 23, 2016 at 8:07 pm #

    What an excellent line up

  9. Victor May 23, 2016 at 10:46 pm #

    My wife would love to see this show!

  10. ryan May 24, 2016 at 9:42 am #

    Super fun

  11. Erin Harty May 24, 2016 at 11:13 am #

    What a treat. My husband and I would love to see this show.

  12. Amanda May 24, 2016 at 6:33 pm #

    Bitchin’! I’m all in!

  13. Jessie May 25, 2016 at 12:04 am #

    Tin Roof….Rusted!

  14. Alycia May 25, 2016 at 10:17 am #

    Rock Lobster! Let me out of my shell and be able to go to this pleeeease!

  15. Kelly May 25, 2016 at 10:20 am #

    “I’ll give you FISH, iiiiii’ll give you Candy, I’ll give youuuu everything I have in my hand!!” Please oh please let the stars align and let me win these !!

  16. Nicholas May 25, 2016 at 10:25 am #

    TIN roOF! Rusted. Let me not rust up on their outlandish lyrics but instead sing all of their songs with them!! Would be so psyched like woah to win these!

  17. Jessica May 25, 2016 at 12:06 pm #

    Sounds like a fun concert!

  18. Sande May 25, 2016 at 12:50 pm #

    “All the creatures big and small
    I don’t go hunting ’cause I like them all”
    Juicy Jungle

  19. Kris Martin May 25, 2016 at 5:21 pm #

    What perfect fun!

  20. Michael May 26, 2016 at 12:13 am #

    I have loved The B52s since i heard “Rock Lobster” on the Dr. Demento radio show back in 1979. I went right out and bought the 8 Track Tape of their self titled debut. I have never seen them in concert and promise to rock,groove & do the fruge up at the zoo if you set me up with these tickets.

  21. Sean H May 26, 2016 at 3:26 pm #

    oh man they’re so fun live! i would love to take my wife and daughter to this!!

  22. Cory May 26, 2016 at 3:30 pm #

    TIN ROOF…………………………..RUSTED!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  23. April C. May 26, 2016 at 3:39 pm #

    I would love for this to be my & my fiancee’s first Oregon Zoo concert!

  24. MICHELLE PELLETIER May 26, 2016 at 3:54 pm #

    I’d love to take my daughter to this show!!

  25. Linda S May 26, 2016 at 3:56 pm #

    Would be fun to see them at the zoo

  26. Lo May 26, 2016 at 3:56 pm #

    The B’s are a blast – and my Brit boyfriend would love to see the Beat.

  27. Tonya May 26, 2016 at 4:01 pm #

    Love the B-52’s!!!

  28. Michael May 26, 2016 at 4:11 pm #

    This would be fun to take my friend who is trying to catch the 80s artists too

  29. Joe May 26, 2016 at 4:22 pm #

    Love Shack, Rock Lobster, Roam Around the World is the perfect trifecta – have yet to see them live – cheers!

  30. Marco May 26, 2016 at 5:07 pm #

    I have someone coming in from Planet Claire.. this is the welcome she deserves.

  31. Kevin S May 26, 2016 at 5:10 pm #

    Seeing the B-52 for the first time would be incredible, not only because they are my generation but because it would be the first concert that my new boyfriend and I would see together as we are both recently divorced from our wife’s and found each either in a new life and as we build upon our relationship and what a great memory we would have with this experience. A 49 and 48 year old starting a new life.

  32. Crystal May 26, 2016 at 5:19 pm #

    Who wouldn’t want to be at this party?

  33. Christie May 26, 2016 at 5:29 pm #

    Two of my fave bands?! Yes, please!

  34. Mark May 26, 2016 at 6:54 pm #

    Rock Lobster!

  35. Jessica Greene May 26, 2016 at 8:18 pm #

    My childhood come back!

  36. Dawn M P May 26, 2016 at 9:32 pm #

    It would be awesome!!!

  37. April May 26, 2016 at 9:56 pm #

    I’ve never been to a zoo concert. I’d love to go!

  38. Sue May 26, 2016 at 10:14 pm #

    I realized it would be super embarrassing to explain to the ER department that I slipped and fell because I was dancing to “Love Shack” at home. Then I thought, “nah, they’d totally get it!!” By the way, I’m fine, I didn’t fall and hurt myself! But dancing at the zoo would be a lot safer! I’d love to go party with the B-52’s!

  39. Frank Byers May 26, 2016 at 10:45 pm #

    Because I’ve never seen them.

  40. johanna May 27, 2016 at 1:46 am #

    Would love to!

  41. Jackie May 27, 2016 at 5:11 am #

    This would be so much fun. Wonderful way to break up the week and listen to fun music

  42. Roger May 27, 2016 at 6:33 am #

    Have yet to see this legendary group live in concert. Thank you for the chance at free passes!

  43. Dave G. May 27, 2016 at 7:47 am #

    Portland Zoo- A little ole place we can get together!

  44. Shasha Andrews May 27, 2016 at 8:44 am #

    I had no idea there were SOOO many B-52 lovers in PDX! Holy excellent! I could probably sing along to every freakin song they sing! Never been to a zoo concert, and I don’t think my sister has either… I would thoroughly enjoy this night! Thank you for this opportunity!!

  45. Elizabeth Bell May 27, 2016 at 9:09 am #

    The B-52’s are a classic band. I would love to be able to take my Husband for a surprise concert for his birthday!

  46. Susan May 27, 2016 at 12:30 pm #

    It would be a dream come true to see both of these bands. I can’t believe they are playing on the same day. Wow. Yes, please send me the free tickets!

  47. Robert G May 27, 2016 at 2:53 pm #

    I would love to see the B-52’s!!!

  48. Aleksandra May 27, 2016 at 5:59 pm #

    Would love a free concert.

  49. Julie May 28, 2016 at 7:33 am #

    The B52s are the band to see if you just cant stop dancing. I would LOVE to go!

  50. Erin V May 28, 2016 at 9:00 am #

    This would be fantastic!

  51. Cheryl May 28, 2016 at 11:05 am #

    Who wouldn’t want to hear “Rock Lobster” live at the zoo????

  52. Jason May 28, 2016 at 12:23 pm #

    You know what I’m talking about, Junebug.

  53. john thomas May 28, 2016 at 5:40 pm #

    tin roof………rusty

  54. Val May 28, 2016 at 9:02 pm #

    My generation knows how to rock the love shack baby.

  55. Vikki May 29, 2016 at 2:42 pm #

    Love love love the B52’s!!! What a great night this would be!!

  56. COLLIN FOSTER May 29, 2016 at 2:58 pm #

    This is the only show at the zoo I’m interested in this year, gotta get me in!

  57. Perry May 30, 2016 at 8:48 pm #

    This was my second cd I ever owned

  58. Naomi Tsai May 30, 2016 at 10:28 pm #

    Love to dance!!

  59. Jennifer May 31, 2016 at 9:37 pm #

    I would absolutely love to take my aunt to this concert. She’s a massive fan who has been through an incredibly trying past couple of years and is, coincidentally, going to B-52 years old this summer. She would be incredibly appreciative and I would adore being able to see her enjoy herself AND watch the elephants bob their heads along to the rockin’ music.

  60. Ditty Nicolaides June 1, 2016 at 3:42 pm #


  61. Mac June 1, 2016 at 4:54 pm #

    I loved both of these bands back when I was a teen listening to WLIR, which taught me to Dare to Be Different.

  62. Bruce June 2, 2016 at 3:00 pm #

    Back in the day when I was a struggling student, I drove a limo for extra cash. One of my fondest memories is driving the group when they were in Seattle for a concert. Never did see them perform as I had to stay with the car. Would love to see them at the zoo!

  63. jamey billig June 2, 2016 at 3:17 pm #

    Winning this would make me happier than a rock lobster!

  64. Bob MacKay June 2, 2016 at 3:36 pm #

    Whoa, the possibility of hearing Legal Tender and Too Nice to Talk To LIVE in the same evening is mind boggling!

  65. Mike Nay June 2, 2016 at 4:06 pm #

    B-52s at the Zoo?! This will be one that can’t be missed. I always have the best time at any event with pdxpipeline! The lions will be dancing like they do in ‘Madagascar’… and so will I

  66. Dolores June 2, 2016 at 7:12 pm #

    Rock Lobster, baby!

  67. Angela Bee June 2, 2016 at 8:12 pm #

    Oh boy! Planet Claire, Gimme Back My Man, etc. This would be an absolute blast! Please pick me!

  68. Keith G June 2, 2016 at 9:42 pm #

    B-52s were a university staple for me, but I never had the chance to see them live. However, I did see Ranking Rodger and met him backstage, and it would be a thrill to see him and the English Beat lineup again.

  69. Sandy R June 3, 2016 at 5:52 am #

    Still love the B-52’s! It would be so much fun to see them!!

  70. Kyle June 3, 2016 at 6:21 am #

    The zoo seems like the perfect home for Rock Lobster. And mother would definitely appreciate this show!

  71. Meg June 3, 2016 at 9:52 am #

    Love the Zoo concerts, and would love to see The B-52’s

  72. Lori June 3, 2016 at 10:23 am #

    Would love to win!

  73. Cathy June 3, 2016 at 11:14 am #

    Now this would be a great summer concert!

  74. Christine S June 3, 2016 at 1:46 pm #

    I still listen to the B52s! I saw them once back in the late 80s and its about time I saw them again!

  75. Lisa June 4, 2016 at 3:08 pm #

    I grew up listening to them would love to see and hear them live

  76. Aaron Minard June 5, 2016 at 1:50 am #

    I need to see this show. Please PDX Pipeline!

  77. Amy Flint June 5, 2016 at 2:09 pm #

    Love the concerts at the zoo! B52’s are awesome!

  78. Robert June 5, 2016 at 5:57 pm #

    Saw them when I was in Da Nang. They bombed. Would like to give them another chance at the Zoo.

  79. Molli Vandehey June 6, 2016 at 5:43 pm #

    i have never seen the b 52s and we totally need to do soething about that!

  80. ryan June 7, 2016 at 12:13 pm #

    I already have my own private Idaho, but I’d love to rock, lobster…

  81. Miles June 7, 2016 at 2:26 pm #

    B52s omg so need to go to this

  82. Charles M June 7, 2016 at 3:36 pm #

    Hop in my Chrysler, it’s as big as a whale and it’s about to set sail!!!

  83. Julie June 9, 2016 at 3:17 pm #

    I am feeling crabby and need some Rock Lobster to set me straight!

  84. Lori June 9, 2016 at 5:21 pm #

    I’d love to win tickets for me and my husband. We listened to the B52’s when they first were on the scene. We are recent empty nesters, and paying for our kid’s college need a date to have a little fun again! We’ve never been to a zoo concert either! This would be so great!

  85. Kelly June 9, 2016 at 5:22 pm #

    I haven’t ever won anything. I’d love to be done with my loser streak an win tickets to see the B-52’s!!! That would be super rad! lol

  86. Gregory Cook June 9, 2016 at 6:39 pm #

    The B-52’s? The Oregon Zoo? You know, it doesn’t get any better than this especially in the summer! Best part is: being able to share my fantastic concert story with my friends who will be sweltering back home in the Texas heat!

  87. Maureen A. June 9, 2016 at 7:09 pm #

    My tin roof is rusted! Need to go!

  88. Robert G June 9, 2016 at 8:15 pm #

    I must see them!!!!!!!

  89. Sarah June 10, 2016 at 7:55 am #

    haven’t been to a zoo concert in ages! Would love to go!

  90. janet June 10, 2016 at 1:39 pm #

    We’ve never been to a zoo concert, B-52’s would make it a perfect first!

  91. Cris June 10, 2016 at 9:35 pm #

    The B52s are amazing live! I saw them at the Gorge years ago and they were so much fun!

  92. Ryan June 11, 2016 at 11:15 am #

    C’mon everyone loves these guys.

  93. Peter Hope June 11, 2016 at 3:05 pm #

    I remember them on the ‘Flintstones’ movie. They’re great!

  94. TK June 11, 2016 at 4:31 pm #

    Love them.

  95. Alan June 14, 2016 at 12:25 pm #

    Roam where you want to.

  96. Annie June 14, 2016 at 12:27 pm #

    Oh, please, pick me. Pick me! Pick me!! LOVE these bands!

  97. Brian June 14, 2016 at 12:43 pm #

    This is going to be a great one! Would love to take my wife. Thanks!

  98. Charity June 14, 2016 at 1:40 pm #

    Sounds like a great concert, I would love to go!

  99. Rose Mignano June 14, 2016 at 1:47 pm #

    Would love to take my Mom!

  100. Lori Nye June 14, 2016 at 2:22 pm #

    Love the B-52’s!! Everytime I hear Love Shack I feel like it’s summer on the beach! Tickets please.

  101. Heather June 14, 2016 at 2:58 pm #

    Sounds like such a blast! And especially at the Oregon Zoo. I would love a chance to go!

  102. Diana K June 14, 2016 at 3:59 pm #

    I’ve been practicing my beehive hairdo! Would live to see B-52s rock the joint in person…never have!!

  103. Diana K June 14, 2016 at 4:00 pm #

    I’ve been practicing my beehive hairdo! Would love to see B-52s rock the joint in person…never have!!

  104. Jen D. June 14, 2016 at 4:07 pm #

    Because I’m dying to hear STROBE LIGHT in person!

  105. Sean June 14, 2016 at 4:35 pm #

    How could I not want to go to this terrific show? I’ve never seen the B-52’s, nor have I been to the Zoo (at least in Portland). I’ve been to Athens, GA, where the band got their start, and I thought I saw a rock, but it wasn’t a rock; it was a Rock Lobster!

  106. panda June 14, 2016 at 4:52 pm #


  107. Tanya June 14, 2016 at 5:27 pm #

    My hubby and I are in desperate need of a date night … And what better way than with a zoo concert with some of our favorite bands from the 80’s!! It would be totally RAD if I won these tickets!!

  108. R. Gordon June 14, 2016 at 7:30 pm #

    One of theach best bands ever. What a treat and honor it would be to see them live!! So talented and amazing!! I’d looove to see them in concert. Please and thank you!

  109. Kathy June 14, 2016 at 7:57 pm #

    This would be awesome!

  110. Laura June 15, 2016 at 5:06 pm #

    This is one of my mom’s favorite bands! She loved them so much in college, one time when she was high she accidentally introduced herself as “Helen Newburg.” Because she was thinking of Rock Lobster, which led her to think of Lobster Newburg. And ever since her sorority has given the Helen Newburg award to the sorority’s hardest partier. She’d LOVE to go to this concert.

  111. Erin Harty June 15, 2016 at 7:32 pm #

    Oh to be a teenager again- what a great concert to attend.

  112. Rachel C. June 15, 2016 at 11:06 pm #

    This would be so fun! I’d love to treat a friend to a night out.

  113. Nese Eddleman June 16, 2016 at 3:11 pm #

    I have not seen this band but once since they left Athens. Would be nice now that I’m on the other side of the country to see a great group of people from my past!

  114. Karen Gillis June 16, 2016 at 3:15 pm #

    Cuz it would be fun at this venue!

  115. 503geek June 16, 2016 at 4:20 pm #

    B-52s at the zoo… how great would this be… I would love to be able to do this… let me know if I can go for free Pipeline… thanks…

  116. Tom Bird June 16, 2016 at 6:04 pm #

    Wow grew up with these guys and English Beat. Heck i did not even know English Beat was still performing.

  117. Rochelle Monson June 16, 2016 at 6:14 pm #

    My 20 yr old would freak out if I surprised her with tix for this!!

  118. Jessie June 16, 2016 at 6:17 pm #

    So fun! Please pick us!

  119. jayne bailey June 16, 2016 at 7:16 pm #

    My mother used to boogie to them and she just passed so this would be such a fitting memorial way to remember her

  120. James June 16, 2016 at 7:54 pm #

    There will be some fun energy at this show.

  121. Jill June 17, 2016 at 10:51 am #

    I want to win because I want to drag my boyfriend to this show kicking and screaming! Belting out Love Shack off the top of our lungs the whole way!

  122. Brett June 17, 2016 at 6:27 pm #

    Because I’m in lurb

  123. Ann Marie June 17, 2016 at 9:21 pm #

    I’ve never seen the B52s but had their album growing up and cannot help dancing when their songs come on. Would totally love to see them, especially at a fun setting like the zoo :-)

  124. Amy June 17, 2016 at 10:34 pm #

    My first concert was the B-52’s when they played the Crystal Ballroom in 1987. I was a teenager then and I would love to take my teenagers with me now.

  125. anita June 18, 2016 at 2:50 am #

    My hubby would love to see them. He had tickets to see them at Mystic Lake in Mn, but had to work that night. So I took my friend, he was very disapointed to miss it. I would love to be able to tell him that he can see them.So please pick me.

  126. Diana Omo-Bare June 18, 2016 at 11:14 am #

    Ah I wanna see the b-52s so bad

  127. Ellen June 18, 2016 at 4:57 pm #

    Oh man, I can’t believe I might get to see this band!!!

  128. William G Guerin June 20, 2016 at 11:27 am #

    It’s time to do more than party in the love shack

  129. Joe June 20, 2016 at 3:11 pm #

    I want to take the kid to see B-52 at the Zoo!

  130. Doug June 21, 2016 at 12:26 pm #

    Long time fan of both bands, all the way back to 1978 … pick me!

  131. rich peet June 21, 2016 at 12:27 pm #

    Would be perfect event to take my son to right before he leaves for boot-camp. Great father and son time.

  132. C. Merrill June 21, 2016 at 12:34 pm #

    Good heavens, why ask why? It’s the B52s. You’d be a fool not to want tickets to this show.

  133. Andrea June 21, 2016 at 12:36 pm #

    Cuz this tired old body needs to DANCE.

  134. John June 21, 2016 at 12:42 pm #

    Loved & listened to B-52s since their 1st record. never seen them or been to a zoo concert. Rock Lobster baby!!

  135. lyndsay mcneff June 21, 2016 at 12:56 pm #

    this would be a perfect night out with my best bestie!!

  136. Amy June 21, 2016 at 12:58 pm #

    Both the B-52s and The English Beat were integral parts of the soundtrack to our friendship, love and eventual commitment. Great music, great memories.

  137. Janine Campbell June 21, 2016 at 1:05 pm #

    This would be lots of fun!

  138. Dale June 21, 2016 at 1:08 pm #

    I love the B-52s and would bring a younger nephew to share the enjoyment!

  139. Lisa June 21, 2016 at 1:13 pm #

    Always enjoy a good zoo concert. This would be great fun.

  140. Benjamin Freeman June 21, 2016 at 1:24 pm #

    Who wouldn’t want to see both The B-52’s and The English Beat together at the Oregon Zoo. Now why pick me. Well I’m very deserving personally the last time I saw The Beat I took the gal I fell madly in love with; sadly she tossed me away but my love of there music still stands the test of time. This being said if I don’t win free tickets I might just have to break down and get one of the terrace seats to enjoy both bands that I’ve so many amazing life memories with. So please pick me or get me a deal on a pair of terrace seats.

  141. Melissa June 21, 2016 at 1:27 pm #

    I’d love to see them both!

  142. Heather June 21, 2016 at 1:37 pm #

    I could really use a night out. I’m 31 going on 80. Get me out of my house please!

  143. kris June 21, 2016 at 1:49 pm #

    Love’d 2 go 2 B52s it would be gr8

  144. Catherine June 21, 2016 at 1:52 pm #

    Oh Wow! The B52s for real?
    Me Me Me….Pick Me to win the tickets please?

  145. Will June 21, 2016 at 1:53 pm #

    In it for the Beat

  146. Scott Landia June 21, 2016 at 2:10 pm #

    My tin roof is about to get RUSTED!

  147. Mauraborealice June 21, 2016 at 2:20 pm #

    A blast from the past! Would be fun.

  148. Sarah G June 21, 2016 at 3:11 pm #

    I’d love to take my friend – Rock Lobster is her favorite :)

  149. Julie Baker June 21, 2016 at 3:22 pm #

    Woohoo – yes please!

  150. Kelsey June 21, 2016 at 3:31 pm #

    I need me some love

  151. Keisar Betancourt June 21, 2016 at 4:20 pm #

    I used to live nearby, in Marietta, but i never got a chance to see them. They do my vibe.

  152. Bethany Hankins June 21, 2016 at 4:39 pm #

    I would adore tickets to this show!!! The B52’s are one of my all time favorites! I would Love Shack to go-go, that would Rock Lobster!!!!

  153. Susan June 21, 2016 at 7:04 pm #

    B-52s are the sound of my youth. I want to relive those years for one night!

  154. Jessica June 21, 2016 at 9:02 pm #

    Fingers crossed!!

  155. Chelsea B June 21, 2016 at 9:22 pm #

    Ever since hearing them in the Flinstones movie I’ve wanted to see them! ;)

  156. Brittanie McGurk June 21, 2016 at 11:37 pm #

    I have to go to this!

  157. Roger Decarlo June 22, 2016 at 7:46 am #

    Rock Out With The B-52’S ME & MY PLASTIC Lobster !

  158. Kiefer Goldberg June 22, 2016 at 8:09 am #

    I want to get DOOWWNN with the B-52s!!

  159. Tara Fouch-Moore June 22, 2016 at 9:08 pm #

    Good lord, yep!

  160. Elise June 23, 2016 at 11:53 am #

    My bestie is visiting from out of town and I’d love to take her on an unforgettable friend date!

  161. Heather June 23, 2016 at 2:16 pm #

    Yes please.

  162. John June 23, 2016 at 3:50 pm #

    Love the B-52’s!

  163. Cary June 23, 2016 at 4:59 pm #

    My favorite group!

  164. Tony M. June 23, 2016 at 5:46 pm #

    Have not seen them in decades!! and only when I was stationed in GA!!

  165. Jess Morse June 23, 2016 at 6:38 pm #

    Pick me!

  166. Dave G. June 23, 2016 at 7:39 pm #

    Straight from Planet Claire…

  167. Cris June 24, 2016 at 12:10 am #

    Love those great 80’s band! Hope to find even a recording of the show if not a winner

  168. Susan June 24, 2016 at 8:14 am #

    This would be da bomb!

  169. Holly June 24, 2016 at 12:47 pm #

    Would love to see this concert!

  170. Roger June 24, 2016 at 8:34 pm #

    Great double bill!! And I’ve never seen either band, so I’m excited for the chance at free passes. Thank you for the opportunity!!

  171. Kailey June 25, 2016 at 1:41 pm #

    I’m from Athens Ga! I’ve crashed that party down in Normaltown tonight!

  172. Kaj June 25, 2016 at 11:37 pm #

    The 52’s at the Zoo… yay!!!

  173. Lisa June 27, 2016 at 6:35 am #

    Some days I just feel old. This would take me back to my youth and bring alive some of those wonderful memories. It would be fun to share “my music” with my kids.

  174. Jae Ann Atwood June 28, 2016 at 12:44 pm #

    I live the B-52’s!

  175. Jen June 28, 2016 at 1:44 pm #

    Blast from my past!

  176. Alain Bally June 28, 2016 at 2:25 pm #

    Remember when you held my hand
    Remember when you were my man
    Walk talk in the name of love
    Before you break my heart
    Think it over, think it over
    Roll it over in your mind

  177. Amy Scott June 28, 2016 at 2:26 pm #

    July 23rd is my sister’s birthday! The *perfect* day!

  178. H June 28, 2016 at 2:28 pm #

    I was born in Athens, GA, where the B52s are from. Fred Schneider actually used to work in my mom’s office & the band did benefit concerts to benefit local senior citizen programs. Yet, I’ve never seen them in concert.

  179. Melody Frye June 28, 2016 at 2:33 pm #

    I Love the B-52’s!

  180. Rebecca Smith June 28, 2016 at 2:34 pm #

    My first & only B-52 ended up being the worst date ever for me. I would love a do over. This time I would take my best friend and have a blast.

  181. Lauren June 28, 2016 at 2:39 pm #

    The day I got my glasses 20 plus years ago I saw the B52s!

  182. ZouZou June 28, 2016 at 3:11 pm #

    Ideal family outing!

  183. Ben June 28, 2016 at 3:11 pm #

    It would be fun to see some old school love shack music on the house

  184. elaine wales June 28, 2016 at 3:29 pm #

    Would live to my daughter to this!

  185. Marion brown June 28, 2016 at 3:30 pm #

    Awesone prize for my stwpdaughters last day in Oregon.

  186. Mark Axton June 28, 2016 at 5:14 pm #

    B52s put on SUCH and amazing show! I’d love to see them at the zoo!

  187. Dana Nash June 28, 2016 at 6:30 pm #

    I’d love to win!!!! Thanks!!

  188. Stephanie Porter June 28, 2016 at 11:06 pm #

    Oh yah!! This would be so fun to see! I’m right here!

  189. Kassius June 28, 2016 at 11:25 pm #

    The last time I was able to go to a concert was…… ?

  190. Joseph Keebler June 29, 2016 at 5:49 am #

    My daughters Emily and Lilah deserve a chance to party out of bounds I confess!

  191. Brett A. June 29, 2016 at 8:46 am #

    I’m a native of Planet Claire.

  192. Dorinda June 29, 2016 at 1:55 pm #

    what’s that in your head? a wig! or a four pack off tickets to see the B-52’s at the zoo; need to take my buddies Sarah and David!

  193. Jennifer price June 29, 2016 at 2:45 pm #

    My 9 year old and I have had a really rough last couple of years, would love to be able to take her to this for he big #10 birthday.

  194. Heather June 30, 2016 at 10:34 am #

    My partner would love to go to this show and I’d like to surprise him with it!

  195. Elizabeth June 30, 2016 at 12:59 pm #

    B-52s *and* English Beat? It doesn’t get much better.

  196. Nichole Anderson June 30, 2016 at 3:29 pm #

    Please…….Because we are old enough to even know the words to all of the Best side tracks

  197. marla June 30, 2016 at 6:51 pm #

    Ohhh….. oh….. Love Shack….
    ‘bouffant” hairdo…. with my Rock Lobster adornnnn……..ment!
    Ohhh….. oh….. Love Shack….
    .Singing Love Shack, with the real B-52s in back!…. Oh! Oh! …. Would I Love that!!!!…
    Ohhh….. oh….. Love Shack….
    Everybody grooving …everybody’s moving…. Oh facebook fun…in the Love Shack!
    ROCK…. LOBSTER… rock lobster….rockkkkkkkkkkkkkkkk
    B-52’s and The English Beat at the Oregon Zoooooooooooooo is way super kool!!!!!….

  198. Trang Le June 30, 2016 at 7:22 pm #

    I have never seen a concert at the Oregon zoo and luv the B-52’s! Sounds ds like fun!

  199. jayne bailey June 30, 2016 at 8:57 pm #

    what an EPIC concert this will be and a spectactular site to see them at being the Oregon Zoo SO want to go

  200. Ben June 30, 2016 at 9:01 pm #

    This would be so great for my concert collection this summer. I am seeing Goo Goo Dolls next week at Edgefield and Phillips Phillips at the Zoo. This would be the ultimate!

  201. Teresa June 30, 2016 at 10:44 pm #

    Definitely love to rock out to Love Shack….reminds me of high school dances.

  202. Brian Muehlenkamp July 2, 2016 at 8:22 am #

    My wife loves the b-52s hopefully I can surprise her with these tickets!

  203. Peter Hope July 2, 2016 at 12:29 pm #

    I would love to see the B-52’s. What memories it would bring back. Please choose me.

  204. NIcole July 2, 2016 at 2:47 pm #

    i’ve never been to the Oregon Zoo…it’d B nice to win!

  205. Grace July 3, 2016 at 2:45 pm #

    I would LOVE to go!!

  206. John brown July 3, 2016 at 6:29 pm #

    My boyfriend wants to go to this

  207. Rebecca Hilberg July 3, 2016 at 10:15 pm #

    I saw them two years ago, and it was a fantastic experience! The energy was very high in the crowd and the dance moves were going down; definitely something I would want to experience again!

  208. Robert July 4, 2016 at 12:31 am #

    yeah baby!

  209. Dane July 5, 2016 at 1:04 pm #

    I absolutely love the B-52s and I’m so proud they are from my home state of Georgia. It would so fun to get weird in Portland with the most kooky and weird band around!

  210. Dave Tragethon July 5, 2016 at 1:41 pm #

    The B-52s’ Love Shack was my wife’s favorite song to dance to when we first met. We don’t dance as often as we should, and I know if we will be dancin’ at the zoo if we win these tickets.

  211. Benjamin July 5, 2016 at 2:53 pm #

    I’m so hoping to get to go. Really WA nt free tickets to this one if there any more left.

  212. nwestmom July 5, 2016 at 3:44 pm #

    I would love to surprise my husband with B52 tickets–he is always doing nice things for me, it would be great to do something nice for him.

  213. Danielle C July 5, 2016 at 6:12 pm #

    This would make me and my boyfriend SOOOO happy!

  214. Adrian July 5, 2016 at 6:43 pm #

    I’ve loved B-52 ever since I was a kid. Every time my family and I went to the Santa Cruz beach Boardwalk the fondest memories of the whole trip was when we would all jam out to “Love Shack” and Rock Lobster”. It would be so much fun being able to tell my family that I have won tickets to see them in Portland.

  215. Elizabeth O'Malley July 5, 2016 at 6:44 pm #

    I have always wanted to see the B-52’s in concert!! They were formed the year I was born so this will be my 40th bday present!! Thank you!!

  216. rossana s. July 5, 2016 at 8:19 pm #

    Love the B-52

  217. Rebecca Canfora July 5, 2016 at 8:40 pm #

    because i would love to go

  218. Allison July 6, 2016 at 9:16 am #

    The B52s and The English Beat are my daughter’s favorite bands. I would love to take her to this show!

  219. Cindy July 6, 2016 at 9:55 am #

    Every year they’ve come to the zoo concerts I’ve missed seeing them because of resources. Would love to share my B52 love with my family.

  220. Jared W July 6, 2016 at 10:14 pm #

    I am the 222nd person to enter. Send me

  221. Lynne July 7, 2016 at 4:17 am #

    Can’t pass up classic summer grooving with b52s at the Zoo.
    Also still listen to Save it for Later on a regular basis. Bring me back to college!

  222. Malka Youngstein July 7, 2016 at 7:34 am #

    I’ve seen a lot of New Wave bands in my day… The Go-Gos, Flock Of Seagulls, The Fixx and even The Cars. But, I never saw The B-52s in concert. This would be a fun evening out for my husband and I. And, a concert at the zoo is always a treat.

  223. Anne July 7, 2016 at 9:43 am #

    “Tin Roof. Rusted”. I will sing along if I win.

  224. Kristy Alberty July 7, 2016 at 2:40 pm #

    Gonna whine like a lil girl if I don’t win this! (Not really, but I’ll pout a lot)

    I have never had the chance to see these guys! And what a wild venue for this great group, surviving the ’80s with great aplomb!

    I will burn up social media with my posts if we win this! My birthday is the following week, so I think I could fill my nights with some awesome events if I could kick it off with this!

    It is setting the bar high. I’m up for the challenge. Thanks for submitting the tickets for the lucky winner!

    Peace, and High-Hair, people!

  225. Margaret H July 7, 2016 at 2:48 pm #


  226. doug July 7, 2016 at 3:10 pm #

    love the B52s – remember dancing to rock lobster when I was a hs senior. English Beat – second to none. Pick me! :)

  227. Chris July 7, 2016 at 6:09 pm #

    This sounds like a fun throwback!

  228. jimbobber July 7, 2016 at 7:06 pm #

    I would love to see the B-52’s again; it’s been nearly 40 years since the last time I saw them.

  229. Caroline McBride July 7, 2016 at 8:09 pm #

    Glad to see my music is hip again!!!!

  230. Stuart Kemp July 7, 2016 at 8:43 pm #

    An awesome pairing. Would love to go.

  231. johanna July 8, 2016 at 3:28 am #

    I would love it!

  232. Mark July 8, 2016 at 6:02 am #

    All the Zoo concerts look amazing this year but this one extra special. Portland’s gonna roll out BIG for the B-52s (and English Beat too — equally brilliant!)

  233. elizabeth legler July 9, 2016 at 12:50 pm #

    My stuffed lobster & I are going to rock out to the B 52’S ! can’t wait !

  234. Connie Williams July 11, 2016 at 10:12 am #

    This would be an awesome birthday gift from you to me :-)

  235. Anne July 12, 2016 at 6:45 am #


  236. GeekPower July 12, 2016 at 10:49 am #

    Some one let me know if PIPELINE tickets are available… love you pdxpipeline…

  237. Melody July 12, 2016 at 12:15 pm #

    My daughter would love to see the B-52s live!

  238. Michelle Simone July 12, 2016 at 12:30 pm #

    My favorite songs to sing in the shower

  239. Richard July 12, 2016 at 12:33 pm #

    Never have had the chance or $$$ to see them. Would very much like to.

  240. David July 12, 2016 at 12:36 pm #

    Having seen them early in their career (1980), I would love a chance to take my preteen son to experience such a fun concert at his favorite place on the planet.

  241. Melody Frye July 12, 2016 at 1:21 pm #

    I love the B-52s

  242. Rodger July 12, 2016 at 1:27 pm #

    Wow…I haven’t seen the B-52s since CBGB in the late 70’s. What a treat this would be!

  243. Lisa Kendall July 12, 2016 at 2:18 pm #

    I saw the B52s at the zoo once. They were super fun, full of life. Seeing and hearing animals nearby was especially cool.

  244. Jessica July 12, 2016 at 2:54 pm #

    I’ve never seen the B52s. i will try and behave appropriatly if I win No promises

  245. Sarah July 12, 2016 at 3:53 pm #

    I bet they would be so much fun to see!

  246. Elizabeth July 12, 2016 at 4:23 pm #

    I sooo want to go!! All my friends already have tickets! I have never been to a concert at the Oregon Zoo.
    This sounds like so much fun! I have always loved the B-53’s!!

  247. Heidi July 12, 2016 at 5:13 pm #

    Yes! Please!

  248. Kari July 12, 2016 at 7:26 pm #

    Great bands! Would love to see them again.

  249. Wonder Woman July 13, 2016 at 10:04 am #

    Please, please, please! My husband and I have never been to the Zoo concerts and would be ecstatic to have a chance at it!



  250. Paul July 13, 2016 at 11:32 am #

    I’d like to win so I can stop printing “legal Tender” in the basement.

  251. Louise July 13, 2016 at 3:58 pm #

    This would make my summer xox

  252. Lauren M. July 13, 2016 at 4:44 pm #

    Yes please!

  253. Anne July 14, 2016 at 7:48 am #


  254. Christine Richardson July 16, 2016 at 3:00 am #

    I first heard the B-52’s while away at a catholic summer camp in the 8th grade “1983”. another attendee to the camp let me listen on her walkman. hearing the B-52’s shaped me and opened up a new world of music yet unexplored. since that moment I have been a fan, and of course would absolutely love a chance to see them live at the zoo. I can think of no better place to be.

  255. Vickei Hrdina July 16, 2016 at 1:49 pm #

    My 13 year old niece is visiting from Indiana – B52s were my 1st concert at 13 and I want it to be hers too!!!!

  256. Sandi July 17, 2016 at 4:10 pm #

    This is a great flashback!

  257. Seth July 18, 2016 at 8:55 pm #

    My cousin made me an English beat tape when I was 10. He’s actually visiting this weekend. I’m now 45. He’s still a big fan. Nice to surprise him with tix!


  258. Natalie July 21, 2016 at 9:49 am #

    this would take me back to my high school days! LOVE both bands!

  259. Kelly Campbell July 21, 2016 at 10:49 am #

    Yeah!!! We got ’em!!!

  260. CEE July 22, 2016 at 9:12 pm #

    It would be amazing to do my aerobic routine from 7th grade gym class to Love Shack!

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