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SXSW: Jay Z by Request

by Stephen Becker 12 Mar 2012 9:58 AM

Not in Austin? No worries – tonight Jay Z comes to you via the Web.


AUSTIN – Couldn’t make it down for SXSW this year? That doesn’t mean you can’t be a part of the show.

Tonight at 7, Jay Z will perform at the new ACL Live theater, which will be streamed on YouTube. It’s part of a promotion that American Express is doing.

On Saturday morning, AmEx distributed the tickets to SXSW badge holders. Of course, you had to have an AmEx card (check) but then you were also required to somehow link up your credit card account to your Twitter account. I’m sure that it’s all on the up and up, but I just had visions of tweeting out my account info and figured that probably wasn’t worth it.

If you want to take part in tonight’s show, tweet your request with #JAYZSyncShow and #SongTitle when you tweet. If your song is the most requested, he’ll perform it during the show. And for the pranksters out there – the details I’m reading don’t say specifically that it has to be one of his songs. So if you want to get a Twitter campaign going requesting “Tip Toe Through the Tulips,” well, who am I to stop you?