This past weekend the Molson Amphitheatre kicked off summer with its first concert of the season. About 10,000 Dave Matthews fans, many who braved the rain wearing ponchos on the wet grass, came out to the sold out show. HOWEVER, 100 lucky concert goers got serious VIP treatment: the Amex #FanswithBenefits contest winners.

Remember when we told you to become a fan of Amex Canada on Facebook? We tell you these things for a reason. Amex Cardmembers get serious benefits, and Amex wanted its Facebook community to experience some of those perks this past Saturday that included amazing seats for the sold-out Dave Matthews concert, access to the Amex Lounge (available to all Amex Cardmembers), a sumptuous dinner buffet and drinks PLUS a special private concert following the show with opening act Blind Pilot. Hot damn! That’s a pretty hot win! (Although the private washroom access in the lounge may not have been advertised, trust us – HUGE benefit.)  

It was really fun to meet diehard fans who came from near and far for their star-studded treatment. We spoke with a mother and daughter who were elated to be spending a super cool night together “It makes me happy to be in this lounge, to be able to come here and hang out with my daughter and see a band I love. It’s awesome!” They were awesome. How cute is a mom-daughter concert date?  

Twenty-something’s Dana from Queen’s University and Sarah from University of Western kicked off their summer in Toronto the right way. “I like showing my lanyard to everyone,” Dana said with a laugh. Who doesn’t? VIP LANYARD BRAGGING! What did they think of their win? “I think it’s really great that Amex ran this contest; why not give back to your Facebook fans?” Although they had won concert tickets before, this was the first time they came with a special after party…which they were pretty stoked for.

Pay heed! Next time we tell you to enter something….DO IT! In the meantime, follow Amex Canada on Facebook to stay-up-to date on great offers and promotions, including Front Of The Line Fridays, a bi-weekly ticket giveaway to some of the hottest concerts and events in Canada. You can also check out all the upcoming concerts and events that Amex Cardmembers can scoop Front of the Line access to at (That’s not a contest…that’s just one of the ongoing perks for Cardmembers. Soooo, if you are a music lover, you want to be an Amex Cardmember.) Follow along with #AmexAmbassador to stay up-to-date on some cool events coming up!