Luck is What Happens When Preparation Meets Opportunity

Timeflies is an “electro, hip-hop, dub-something” music duo that is blowing up the music scene and breaking down genre barriers. Their videos and social media keep them close to their fans – so important in today’s pop-culture. Every Tuesday they either put out a new freestyle/cover (Timeflies Tuesday, look it up), Clockumentary (a documentary series focused on their lives as music stars), or something else that allows them to interact with their fans. It’s so interesting to see what goes on behind the scenes – a day in the life of Timeflies – it’s like we are hanging out together! My, the wonders of social media.

Anyway, This past month has been musically insane! I saw Timeflies, front row, at Summerfest in Milwaukee, I saw Fun. the week after that in Chicago, AND won tickets through a promotional email for Beyonce the week after that in Chicago. If that wasn’t enough, I heard that Timeflies was going to be doing a private studio performance at B96 in Chicago. I thought, why not tweet one of the guys at B96 just to see if they have guest passes, worth a shot, right? Two hours later, I got an email and I was on the guest list!

Well, since I am so passionate about these guys and their team, sometimes I just design things for them for fun, and tweet screenshots at them – not thinking they’d actually like them or even notice them. But they do! I met them this past Friday at B96 and it was a life-changing experience! It was so great to meet these amazing guys and let them know who I was and that those were MY designs that they liked! They can now put my face to my name and designs.

Last week Timeflies did a poster contest for their new single, I Choose U. It was 2 hours before the show and they had extra tickets left…they tweeted, “Ticket Contest for tonight in Chicago: make and tweet us a picture of a timeflies #ichooseu themed poster, we’ll pick the most creative to win.” I was just about to leave work, but I couldn’t pass up this opportunity – I had to throw something together really quick(see pic). Again, minutes later, I had a message from them in my inbox with 2 tickets to their show that night. I called my friend, hopped on the train, and was off to Chicago! It’s amazing how social media can connect you to things so far out of reach.

“Luck is what happens when preparation meets opportunity” – SenecaScreen shot 2013-08-04 at 12.08.22 PM

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One thought on “Luck is What Happens When Preparation Meets Opportunity

  1. Mary Jo Cyr says:

    Awesome Ashley! Social media is awesome. I agree. I, too, could go on and on about how social media has changed my life. You go get ‘um girl! You’ve been blessed with mega talent and drive. The opportunities are yours for the taking. #palmsup

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