Two Seniors’ Fight for SNL Tickets

October 25, 2016

After not responding to their tweet, Bramwell wishes to share with Jones,

After not responding to their tweet, Bramwell wishes to share with Jones, “Leslie, I admit you not responding to the tweet hurt me inside, it really did, but I hope you would reconsider and give us some free tickets, we promise to not give up on our quest.” Photo Credit: Vanessa Alvarez/AchonaOnline

Academy students are known for their hard work and ambitions in order to succeed and get to the point in life they want to be. Emily Orama and Brittany Bramwell are two examples who are striving to get tickets for NBC’s Saturday Night Live. Before leaving for college, Bramwell plans to take a trip to New York, which led the two to look up tickets for the show. Since it was nearly impossible to find some, they decided to take to social media in order to find SNL tickets. Cast member Leslie Jones is one of many celebrities who responds to the tweets of from her fans. Unfortunately, Bramwell’s tweet got no recognition from the SNL comedian, so they decided to take their campaign to a whole new level.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Although the tweeting Jones was not as successful as anticipated, the girls are not giving up.

Orama shares “Seeing SNL live and in person is our dream, so basically, achieving our lifetime dream keeps us motivated.” She adds, “I definitely think she has seen it, but she is refusing to fulfill our dream. I went on her Twitter and she responded to random people who asked her for birthday shoutouts. Like seriously, I think fulfilling the lifetime dreams of two girls is more important than a birthday shoutout. I do have something to say to her and it is: please my dear Leslie, please help your two fans in giving us the opportunity to achieve their dreams.”

After getting retweets from some of the senior class members, Bramwell and Orama realized they needed to reach out to the rest of the school. On October 14, photocopies of Bramwell’s tweet to Jones were popping up throughout campus. To draw attention to their cause, the bottom of the flyer read “please donate just one retweet or like to help two girls, no, Academy sisters to achieve their dreams. It only takes two clicks.” The flyers could and can still be found throughout the senior lounge, on mirrors and stalls in various bathrooms, and throughout each locker room. In addition, on Friday the 14, the ticket hopefuls placed flyers on the back of various cars in the parking garage. As a result of these efforts, Bramwell’s retweet received roughly thirty retweets that day alone.

Bramwell believes “We definitely think it helped because so many people posted it on their Snapchat stories and asked us about them the next day, so our movement definitely started to spread.” Photo Credit: Vanessa Alvarez/AchonaOnline
Bramwell believes “We definitely think it helped because so many people posted it on their Snapchat stories and asked us about them the next day, so our movement definitely started to spread.” Photo Credit: Vanessa Alvarez/AchonaOnline

Although they received full support from other Academy students, it wasn’t enough, because Jones still did not take notice to the tweet. That same day, Orama and Bramwell developed a short film in order to for more people provide support.

Bramwell admits “We knew we had to do more than just simply print out fliers to get on SNL so we had the idea to make a campaign video similar to Sarah McLachlan ASPCA video so I guess you could say Sarah was our inspiration. We hoped that our video would make people feel sorry enough for us to retweet our original tweet which helped.”

The video showed the two enjoying some of their favorite SNL skits that Jones starred in, as well as footage of a student, portrayed by senior Zoe Cuva, turning away the offer of a flyer. Senior Mary Kate Urbanski was the spokesperson for their short film, requesting all students to retweet Bramwell. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Although they have not received the recognition they deserve, Orama and Bramwell are not giving up.  Both seniors hope their movement will be recognized by Buzzfeed and talk-show hosts including Ellen Degeneres and Wendy Williams. Until then, Bramwell and Orama reveal they do have things planned to continue their movement, however, they are keeping their ideas on the “DL” to avoid ruining the surprises. If there is anything the two want everyone to know, especially Jones, is that they have no intentions of giving up on their mission. Remember, it only takes two clicks.

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