The Golden Ticket … Er … Seltzer

Did you miss out on Astroworld tickets last month? Don’t worry, you can still win tickets to the sold-out music fest, and all you have to do is drink. 

In a Wonka-esque move earlier this week, the Houston rapper announced he was releasing 100 signed cans of Cacti, his hard seltzer. These mysterious cans, which are hidden in stores across America, include two free tickets to Astroworld this November, which sold out in less than an hour on May 5. 

“We really wanted to do something special with CACTI for the fans who weren’t able to get their hands on Astroworld tickets,” Scott said in a release. “The winners are going to get the opportunity to vibe out with us at the festival and get a full-on immersive experience. We can't wait to share this with them and everything else CACTI has planned for the rest of the year.” 

You can find the golden … uh .. strawberry-flavored cans smuggled into nine-count variety packs. If you are one of the lucky few (we’re just glad there are more than five cans), you must claim your tickets online by August 15.

Now, jump out of bed, do a little jig, and drink up. Just be glad the seltzers aren’t blueberry flavored. 

If You Get a Covid-19 Shot, You Can Get Free Stuff

Speaking of tickets … do you want to see the Astros for free? Of course you do. We’re the best, no matter how much shade Rangers fans throw us about trash cans. And all you have to do to receive these tickets is get a Covid-19 vaccine. 

The Astros are partnering with Houston Methodist to host a third Covid-19 vaccination clinic at Minute Maid Park on Tuesday. Show up to the Union Station lobby between 5 p.m. and 8 p.m., get vaccinated for free, then get free tickets to that night’s game against the Baltimore Orioles or to one of the team’s matchups with Oakland Athletics from July 6 to 8.  

Vaccine incentives are nothing new. Back in March, Krispy Kreme led the charge, giving away free donuts to whoever shows them a filled-out vaccination card (this is still happening, just btw). And states took the idea and ran with it, offering lottery tickets, hunting/fishing licenses, free beer, and even Girl Scout cookies in Indiana. 

More locally, Harris County residents have been able to win Astroworld, RodeoHouston, and Texans tickets, and students can enter into a college scholarship raffle

So, moral of the story: Get vaccinated and get free stuff. And, you know, stay safe. 

*Deep Breaths* We’ve Got Even More Ticket News 

It should be no surprise that Houston often gets passed over on concert tours (even though we’re the fourth largest city in the country, but who cares about a tiny detail like that?). So when a celebrity does come to H-Town, we go a little crazy. 

Case-in-point: As we alluded above, more than 100,000 Astroworld tickets sold out in less than an hour last month. 

Now here’s another nail in that coffin: Tickets for George Strait’s 2021 RodeoHouston concert sold out in hours Thursday, per a report from ABC13. 

Tickets opened at 10 a.m. June 24, and by 12:45 p.m., they were all gone, per the report, leaving many’s dreams of going to the “Troubadour” singer’s 31st Rodeo appearance a fool-hearted memory.

And while we’re sure you might be able to scrounge up tickets somewhere, you’d probably have better luck making it to Amarillo by morning.