What Happened When I Direct Messaged Aaron Carter On Twitter Everyday for Three Weeks

By Kate Trahan

The Follow

Aaron Carter follows me on twitter, I do not know how or why. I would like to say that he could sense that my love for him in early 2000s still runs deep and that the joy and excitement I experienced from his debut on that Lizzy McGuire episode in 2001 (you know which one I’m talking about) created a loyalty that cannot be broken. But more than likely it was a fluke, an accident or even a PR stunt.

Whatever it is, he is one of my 48 followers and I was able to message the tween sensation on twitter.

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(above is the picture I took of Aarons profile from my twitter account)

The Experiment

I got the idea to reach out to Aaron Carter when I saw on Facebook that he is performing in Billings, Montana on May 6th. It was really serendipitous because I haven’t heard a song or seen Aaron Carter since my Lizzy McGuire fan club days and now he has been on my radar twice in the last month.

I figured I had nothing to lose and I was going to send him a message.

I did some research and by that I mean I typed into Google “what to say to a celebrity in a direct message on twitter?” and there was pages and pages of advice. There was even a WikiHow page and hundreds of pages from One Direction Fans who have tried every different way to get in contact with Harry Styles.

So I sent my first message. It was long and I babbled and I mentioned his appearance in Lizzy McGuire back in 2001 and how he is still a great artist.

It was an awful message. My eight-year-old self would have been so disappointed.  But I told myself to keep at it.

For the next few days I stuck with some basic “Hey Aaron” or “Have a good day”, nothing too crazy because I didn’t want to sound like an idiot (that ship might have already sailed but for the sake of this argument we will say that ship is still in the harbor).


The next week I saw something on Facebook that was pure gold.

A local artist named Farch created a petition  called “ FARCH TO OPEN FOR AARON CARTER“ (https://docs.google.com/document/d/1aZ0ot_KtTsVILxCkMiip48r368D0ehrJB_fu1ma6BEA/edit?pref=2&pli=1)  in an effort to open for Aaron carter in Billings.


SO I messaged Aaron about Farch.  Again, it was not a great message but I tried to get the point across.


I messaged him a few more times about the local artist.



( (a picture of Farch in the campaign for him to open for Aaron Carter)

Week 3

After sending multiple messages I refuse to get discouraged.

I am continuing to message Aaron Carter everyday until his show or until he blocks me on twitter (whichever comes first.) And I will keep you guys updated.  You can check back to this page for updates and you can also follow me on twitter @Katerade4


Your Guide to Montana Music Festivals: Summer 2015

Summer is finally here. School is winding down and plans are being made to fill in the long, gorgeous days ahead of us. There is a lot Montana has to offer during the summer but music festivals captures the heritage of Montana like few events can. If you have never been here is a few to check out:


Red Ants Pants Music Festival ~ July 23-26


White Sulphur Springs is a quiet Montana town for about 360 days a year, but during the Red Ants Pants Music Festival brings over 16 bands and thousands of people. The festival started in 2011 and has been the source of fundraising for the Red Ants Pants Foundation. The non-profit foundation supports women’s leadership, working farms and ranches, and rural communities. You can enjoy your favorite bands and festivities while contributing to a great cause. It gives people the chance to enjoy a festival in true Montana fashion.

~ Tickets are available as a 3 day pass or individually and can be purchased online or at various outlets.

~ Lineup for 2015 includes the likes of The ‘Lil Smokies, Bus Driver Tour and Lucero.


Rockin The Rivers Music Festival ~ Aug 7-9


Montana’s favorite rockfest, Rockin The Rivers is located in Three Forks, MT about 30 miles west of Bozeman. The 3 day festival lineup includes:

August 7 – Dee Snider, Quiet Riot, Autograph, Jack Russell’s Great White, Black N Blue and Blue Tattoo

August 8 – Theory of a Deadman, Skid Row, Puddle of Mudd, Saliva, Hell’s Belles and Shamans Harvest

August 9 – Little River Band, WAR, Chuck Negron and Whiskey River

~ Tickets and campsite information are available online here


Headwaters Country Jam ~ June 25-27


Also located at The Bridge near Three Forks, Country Jam is one of the most popular festivals in Montana, and for good reason. The lineup for 2015 includes Trace Adkins, Austin Webb, Randy Rogers Band, Western Skies and Blackjack Billy. While the music is the highlight, festival goers can fill in the downtime between artists with horse shoe tournaments, dance contests and mechanical bull riding.

~ Tickets are available as a 3 day pass or individually and can be purchased online here.


Montana Folk Festival ~ July 10-12


Butte, MT is home to the Montana Folk Festival. 2015 features a stellar lineup from bands and artists all across the country. Keep an eye out for Dale Ann Bradley, The Cambell Brothers, Preston Shannon Band and the Whitetop Mountaineers. From bluegrass to blues, Irish fiddle and oldtime, the Montana Folk Festival has something for everyone. Admission is free.