Switchfoot is teaming up with Bidfire, a competitive shopping site, to offer one lucky fan the ultimate experience: the opportunity to record a song with the band during a deluxe, four-day trip to the group’s hometown of San Diego, CA. The resulting track will be released on iTunes and MySpace.com. No musical talent is required ““ the winning bidder can opt to play on the session or just help shape the song.
“Record a Song with Switchfoot,” Bidfire’s first charity auction, will benefit StandUp for Kids, a non-profit organization dedicated to making a difference in the lives of at-risk and homeless youth (www.standupforkids.org). It will begin on Friday, May 28th, at 12:00 PM M/PT at http://bidfire.com/switchfoot but fans are encouraged to purchase bids in advance to guarantee a “seat” since the auction is expected to sell out. Bidfire is a different type of online auction. Users purchase bids for $1 and it only takes a single bid to win. The last bid placed when the auction closes wins. The closing price of the Switchfoot auction is estimated to be between $5 and $15.
The winning bidder will be flown to San Diego and put up at The Grand Del Mar, a Five Diamond resort. In addition to recording with Switchfoot, they’ll have VIP access to the band’s June 24th show at the San Diego County Fair and the events of the weekend’s 6th Annual Switchfoot Bro-Am, including a charity auction on June 25th and the concert/surf contest on June 26th. The Bro-Am will once again benefit San Diego area chapters of StandUp for Kids.
How the Switchfoot Auction works…
Register today on the site at http://www.bidfire.com/switchfoot to reserve your seat
Buy a “bid pack” – bids cost only $1 each
Attend the auction on May 28th at 12pm Pacific and bid! The last bidder wins (we expect that the closing price of the auction will be between $5 and $15)
Proceeds of the auction go to benefit StandUpforKids.