For those of you who aren’t as big of a fan as I am, Grace and Mamrie both have a wide following across multiple social media platforms. Grace has written a book called “Grace’s Guide: The Art of Pretending to be a Grown-up,” which comes out in October, and Mamrie wrote and starred in (along with Grace and fellow YouTube star Hannah Hart) a feature-length movie called “Camp Takota,” which is available for download on iTunes. (Mini movie review: “Camp Takota” made me nostalgic for camp, and I never even went to camp.)
The #HeyUSA tour is being done in partnership with Astronauts Wanted. And here’s the cool part: Viewers choose where Grace and Mamrie go. People from all over the country can chime in on just about every platform of social media — Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, YouTube, Snapchat, Vine — to suggest places for the dynamic duo to visit. But Grace and Mamrie are only visiting eight cities.
And I want them to come to Maine.
I don’t care if it’s Portland or Presque Isle (although on a selfish note, Bangor would work best for me).
Just imagine, readers: “You Deserve a Drink, Bangor Edition.” Grace and Mamrie sample every coffee in the Old Port. Grace and Mamrie at the Rockland Lobster Festival. Grace and Mamrie climb Cadillac Mountain to watch the sun rise. Sounds great, right?
Here’s where you come in: We’ve got the rest of the country to compete with, so I don’t think my one-woman campaign will be enough. Go to whatever social media site you use and use the #HeyUSA hashtag to share your Maine suggestions. Let’s bring Grace and Mamrie to Maine!