In the few years that we have had the ol’ Shack here, we’ve had the pleasure of watching Sam and Marcus’ fanbase grow and grow. Along with that growth there have been a bunch of new fan sites and awesome people that have taken to promoting the guys, or as I like to say to Amber in gchat, Spreading the Gospel.
Since we are without any tour dates (sad) or new albums (even sadder) we have been doing what we always do in a Drought…cling to any tweets/FB posts/Instagram pics from the guys and chat about them like we know them. Duh. But now…now we have mutual Fan Sites to aid us in these lean times. People who actually tweet news and vids and pics and all kinds of stuff for us to mainline while we wait for the Drought to end.
In the past couple of months we’ve gotten to know a few of these people behind these sites a bit better and we’ve decided that we no longer think they are amazing…we know they are Ah-MAZE-ING. I mean, they are ON IT. Always there with news and pics and vids and contests and basically being awesome.
Why not give THEM some love too? We thought it was time to profile them and show you all a glimpse of the peeps behind some of your favorite sites and maybe introduce you to some you might not be aware of. And there is no better place to start than with the Sam Bradley Street Team. Not only do we heart the girls behind this site like crazy, they are celebrating their One Year Anniversary…you guessed it…TODAY!!
After pretty much wearing them down with a barrage of DMs one late night, The Street Team was nice enough to answer our silly little questionnaire and send us some pics. (Hello Sam-In-A-Suit Pic.) We picked NinjaPanda2011, Anelame, Rachel and PurpleBrina17′s brain and asked them the Hard Hitting Questions.
So, without further ado, we give you the One Year Old (WHOO HOO):
Sam Bradley Street Team
Date Blog Started: June 1, 2011
Reason for starting the blog/site?
Sam Made Us……hes a slave driver. But on a serious note, it started out of a conversation between friends and we asked the question….. “why not?” Also because Sam has done so much for us so we wanted to do something, even something so small, to try to give back to him.
Describe the blog in 3 words.
Serious, Boring, Unimportant *shifty eyes*, aka fan freaking tastic!
Now for the Serious Sam Questions
How do you share Sam’s music with “virgins”?
I usually stand outside their house with a boombox above my head blasting SoHo Whores. ~NinjaPanda
Sit them down on a chair, duct tape and fear of god put into them. Isnt that the way? ~Anelame
What’s the first song that you recommend to someone who’s never heard his music before?
Fave sam outfit?
Ummm…… blue plaid. Noooooo suit and tie Sam. Yah. ~NinjaPanda
The snazzy suit and tie. Very classy. ~Anelame
Sam’s hair: long or short?
Longish….not long as a girl long, just long enough for the curls to be crazy. Curls. Shit I am showing my fangirl side. (LiLi edit: *fistbump*) ~NinjaPanda
Hippie long or just the usual mop of curls? Gah, must get him a wig to test hairstyles ~Anelame
Recorded…”No One and Me”. Unrecorded…”She Moves Me”. ~NinjaPanda
Favorite song by Sam was always “Scared” but “Not Your Kind” is creeping on its turf. “Too Far Gone” has been resonating within me lately, especially when I drink and think about stupid exes. Thanks, Sam. ~Rachel W.
Fave song live?
He plays live?? ;) Lights. It’s the intense stare I tell you. (LiLi edit: duh.) ~NinjaPanda
“Lights” (super loud with the band) ~Anelame
“Woman You Crazy.” ~Rachel W.
Its tie between “Scared” & “The Difference Between Whiskey & You” ~PurpleBrina17
Fave memory from a show?
When he played the song I asked him to play….and fucked it up…..twice. ~NinjaPanda
They are all special, in their own way. (How Kumbayah of me!) ~Anelame
Dedicating “Woman You Crazy” to me after calling me out on my sassiness and embarrassing the snot out of me. ~Rachel W.
I have so many! But top two are one, seeing Sam do the “Hyper Dog” Dance. (LiLi Edit– the Hyper Dog dance?? Um…I need more info on this like YESTERDAY.) And two, would be last month in San Barbara when I saw Sam for the 1st time since having won my battle cancer. He hugged me & told me I looked beautiful. Since my hair is just growing back. It meant a lot to me. ~PurpleBrina17
Most embarrassing moment at a show?
I am an absolute angel at shows so I don’t embarrass myself…*shifty eyes* ~NinjaPanda
Well there is always the next show. I am a very well behaved individual. I’ve never once spent the show eating French fries while doing 80′s dance moves. Never happened. ~Anelame
See Fave Memory. ~Rachel W.
At my first Sam show, I was really drunk & I asked Sam to sign my boobs…..soooo embarrassing for us both! ~PurpleBrina17
How do you get by between shows? or How do you get over the post show depression?
I don’t. I usually am curled up in a ball sobbing until the next one. ~NinjaPanda
I drink (a lot) and gorge on chocolate. I have Sam to thank for the many extra pounds. ~Anelame
Overload on music, whiskey, and YouTube videos. ~Rachel W.
I have Sam Bradley days, where I will only listen to Sam! As far as post show depression, I look at pics & check out blogs and other fan pages to see & read about other shows and now I wear my Sam Bradley hoodie!! ~PurpleBrina17
Furthest you’ve traveled for a show?
It’s a toss up between Pittsburgh, PA and Vancover, BC. I live in the middle of the country and I don’t know which one is further from me. Though I think getting off a plane after 3.5 hours and directly into a car to drive 5.5 hours seems like the furthest. *nods* The things I do for him….jeez. ~NinjaPanda
Across the bloody continent– so 2361 miles. Been on 8 plane rides so far. I’m ruining the planet because of him. ~Anelame
San Francisco ~PurpleBrina17
Beer or whiskey?
Dude CIDER. ~Anelame
WHISKEY!!!! I’m a Tennessee girl. No further explanation needed. But I am a beer snob if any boys want to buy me a beer. Just saying! ~Rachel W.
Whiskey, had my 1st shot with Sam in San Francisco! ~PurpleBrina17
Um…hello…are these ladies OUR PEOPLE or what?! If for some odd reason you aren’t cyberstalking, aka following their twitter/FB posts, etc….YEAH, GET ON THAT. I will even make it all kinds of easy on you by linking you to it all. Right here. Below. So easy. I mean, it’s RIGHT THERE. CLICK ON THE SHIZZ, YO!
Main site: http://www.sambradleystreetteam.com/
Also….HAPPY ONE YEAR ANNIVERSARY!!!!!!!
Your Sam Panties are in the mail.