Phoenix Beats The Taylor Swift Scavenger Hunt--Do You Know The Answer?
I'm not sure this is a conventional reason to feel civic pride, but I'm going to put it out there: Phoenix completed Taylor Swift's Willy Wonka scavenger hunt in two hours flat, with two of eight sets of tickets going out in less than 30 minutes. That's faster, in my limited research, than most of the other cities have managed; Austin took longer to find them, and they had just four sets to find.
And all those music festivals, not that I'm angry.
So congratulations to Phoenicians everywhere who are, like me, just really aching for something to feel smug about today.
But the game isn't over yet. Can you solve the puzzle? I mean, it's all academic now, but if you weren't especially interested in seeing Taylor Swift next week in the first place, you can still tell your friends you managed to outwit Diet Coke's Twitter account. Here's the first clue:
Hoping to win tix to a RED Tour concert? The hidden location of the #DCSilverTicket is a Phoenix Point of Pride.— Diet Coke (@DietCoke) May 24, 2013
@Chikowolf, who asks them to narrow that down a little, would later come away with one of the silver tickets himself. But that first clue was all it took @michayzz and @brittbrittclark to take the prize.
An hour later, the second clue came out:
Enjoying the Sonoran Desert trails near downtown? You're getting closer to our #DCSilverTicket and winning RED Tour tix!— Diet Coke (@DietCoke) May 24, 2013
That one gave the @sparymary and some Twitter-less fan two more pairs of tickets; 20 minutes later @AlyssaGottlieb and the very persistent chikowolf pulled it out right before these considerably more specific clues:
Don't "Stay Stay Stay" near a Hole-In-The-Rock. Those shadows won't lead you to the exact location of our #DCSilverTicket.— Diet Coke (@DietCoke) May 24, 2013
You could be the "Lucky One" and win RED Tour tix. Our #DCSilverTicket is resting in the shade among the red sandstone buttes.— Diet Coke (@DietCoke) May 24, 2013
The winners, for their part, seem pleased:
Oh. My. God. twitter.com/AlyssaGottlieb...— Alyssa Gottlieb (@AlyssaGottlieb) May 24, 2013
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