Shazam Unveils Golden Tag Winner

Mobile music discovery provider Shazam has revealed the winner of itd Take That Golden Tag promotion. Life-long fan of the band, Shirley Price from Morden in Surrey has won a pair of tickets to see Take That perform in the coming months, with the added bonus of an exclusive meet and greet with band members Gary Barlow, Howard Donald, Jason Orange, Mark Owen and Robbie Williams.

Shirley was one of thousands of Shazamers across the country who entered the Golden Tag competition by registering with Shazam and then tagging the band’s new single, The Flood. By tagging it 450 times, she did, perhaps, give herself a slightly improved chance of winning, and the tactic clearly paid off. 

Shirley met her best friend Lorraine in the early hours of the morning while queueing overnight for Robbie tickets outside the Astoria in London. Since then, the pair have attended every Take That concert, racking up as many tour miles as the band itself – taking in Belfast, Barcelona, Zurich, Stuttgart, Berlin, Hamburg, Milan, Allborg, Copenhagen, Birmingham, Newcastle, Glasgow, Manchester and London on just one tour.

They’ve also spent hours recreating costumes from Take That’s tours and videos, going so far as to sweet-talk an online temporary tattoo company to make replicas of all Robbie’s tattoos to wear at one show.

“When I told Lorraine we had tickets to meet the band, she screamed so hard I had to take the phone away from my ear,” says Shirley. “To think, finally, after seeing them live for the first time in 1993, the two of us will be face-to-face with all five of them… Now that’s just Shazamtastic!”