Local meets favorite band
Wednesday, May 2, 2012
Before Friday, the greatest day in Dustin Helwig's life was the day his son was born.
But he can add another "greatest day" to his list after meeting members of his favorite band.
The 24-year-old Brazil resident spent part of Friday with the band 30 Seconds to Mars. He flew to California Friday morning to meet with the band after being chosen randomly through a contest called VyRT.
The contest offered fans of the band to purchase tickets for a live event, which was broadcast worldwide online.
Helwig purchased a ticket and entered a contest where fans were interviewed by others who work for the band, called "The Hive."