Ticket giveaway: IEMF's "Dracula" concert

Win tickets to the Indianapolis Early Music Festival

June 29, 2010
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The Indianapolis Early Music Festival is in full swing, and you can score a pair of free tickets to one of its headliner shows.

The San Francisco-based Canconier is performing music from the time of Vlad the Impaler (the inspiration for Dracula) July 23, and all you need to do is enter here.

I’ll pick one winner at random, but please include your favorite vampire, performance as a vampire, or vampire-inspired performance anyway.

Good luck.

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  • Bela
    There are so many to choose from. Bela is my fave and in a class all by himself, but I would add Gary Oldman, Willem Defoe in Shadow of the Vampire, Christopher Lee, Barnabas Collins, current faves, Bill & Eric from True Blood and Spike from Buffy the Vampire Slayer - still my fave show.
  • Dracul
    Best vampire ever? My vote is for Jonathan Frid...wonderful old Barnabas Collins from Dark Shadows when I was but a wee lad. Scared the tar outta me every afternoon after school.
  • Vamps
    The Dracula that lurks quietly in the background of Kostova's The Historian is my favorite to date.
    • Vampires
      Has to be Dark Shadows!
    • The Historian
      Cindy - I loved that book too - it had great atmosphere. I couldn't put it down!
    • Too Dracula?
      I dressed as Dracula for Halloween one year. Must have looked scary as kids would not come to the door when they saw me on the porch! Does that count?
    • Vampire
      My favorite vampires has to be a tie between Christopher Lee and Gary Oldman.
    • Vampire in The Historian
      I also love Dracula in The Historian...one of my favorite vampire books.
    • Favorite Vampire
      Personally, Buffy The Vampire Slayer is still one of the best shows ever, so I will, hands down, vote for David Boreanaz's Angel. How can you compete against a tortured vampire with a soul?
    • Best Vampires?
      On the comedic side: George Harrison in the parody "Love at First Bite" - this was hilarious! Then Brad Pitt as Louis in Anee Rice's "Interview with a Vampire". This was a great flick and read.
    • Original
      I can't remember the correct title to the silent film. You can't beat it for atmosphere and a really creepy Dracula.
    • Spooky
      Dragula, a way back, with Bela Lugosi
    • Sesame Street's "The Count"
      Hah-ah-ah-ah!
    • Frank Langella
      The best Dracula was Frank Langella's portrayal in Dracula (1979).
    • vampire?
      Dark Shadows fan as well - Barnabas Collins was spooky!
    • Favorite vampire
      Keifer Sutherland....The Lost Boys!

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