|A social experiment and some fun, thanks to Marcus
There are 46 free tickets to this event available. If you're interested, keep reading.Marcus Brown
is a funny guy, and if you'd like to join a bunch of us and go see him in London on Monday evening March 9, just keep reading. This is a social experiment of sorts. Who knows what will happen.
Amongst other things, Marcus does Tweet Readings
. For those of you who don't know/use Twitter
, that won't mean much. For those of you lucky to have had the pleasure, you know that he's a satirist who takes great pleasure poking fun at Twitter
, the microblogging service that everyone is talking about.
Here is his "Tweet Reading" of David Armano
, VP of Experience Design with Critical Mass:The event
Today, Marcus announced a reading in London:
An Evening With Marcus Brown
Monday, March 09, 2009 at 7:00 PM (GMT)
Market Porter, 9 Stoney Street, London, SE1 9AA
Marcus Brown is dragging himself out of his infamous lavatory to bring song, stories and official tweet readings to the streets of London. There will be beer, there will be frolics and there will be Sacrum, Charles Stab and Roger the C.E.O. There may be some swearing.
Please be informed that owners of iPods are requested to bring them along and have “I will survive” by Gloria Gaynor at the ready.
Sam's Note: We're not getting sponsorship and we ain't trying to make money. Marcus' flight will cost about £130 and his transport on the day about £10 more. Give what you think is appropriate for an evening of AWESOME. Once we cover costs we'll be giving the excess raised to Crisis - a charity for single homeless people. Their website is here: Crisis
What makes it even more fun is that the event is being held at the Market Porter in Borough Market
, which is one of my favourite pubs in London and the iris agency "local".The experiment
So, I bought 46 of the 60 tickets. :-)
If you'd like to go, just leave a note below explaining why you would like or deserve to go. Answers in 140 characters or less will receive extra consideration. Extra charitable acts or random acts of kindness will also be taken into account. If you are not comfortable leaving a comment below, you can contact me on Twitter
Let's see what happens ...@iboy
NOTE: If you want to sign up for a ticket, please include your email address or Twitter address so I can contact you and let you know if you will receive a ticket. There are a bunch of them, so it should be fine. But, I think it best to have a list. If you prefer not to write it here, send it to twitter (at) i-boy.com
Thursday, February 26, 2009
Cos I'm one of your lead tech guys and you want me to be as well informed on digital strategy as possible ;o) @owenblacker
# posted by owenblacker : 12:40 PM, February 26, 2009
I would like one because... I'm interested in the Narrative of Twitter and it's effects in real world space! + Griff Told Me Too
# posted by andy : 4:18 PM, February 26, 2009
Because I always read tweets and ponder about them on the toilet, just like Marcus Brown! Though unlike him, I don't have a camera filming.
# posted by Willem : 4:18 PM, February 26, 2009
[i probably don't deserve to go at all because i hadn't heard of Marcus Brown until today – but then maybe it's precisely why i deserve to go] = 140 chars
# posted by Kai : 4:55 PM, February 26, 2009
Would love to go... Deserve to go, and I need a night out...:-)
# posted by Abimbola : 6:01 PM, February 26, 2009
So i can better learn the art of being witty, pithy, and catch some of the "banter" of the young folk.
# posted by : 6:23 PM, February 26, 2009
All I know is that we're on the same "not BCC" email list...
Now I'll have to start reading your blog and figure this all out
# posted by Jessica Gottlieb : 12:39 AM, February 28, 2009
23, Male, GSOH, Ambitious student, likes jet-skis. Seeks enlightenement and possibly more....
# posted by Pat : 11:25 AM, February 28, 2009
Hi George. I need three tickets for me and two Twits. In return, I will make all three of us sign up to give monthly to Crisis. You know I'm good for it. I used to write for Crisis when I worked at Bluefrog.
# posted by hayes : 7:41 PM, March 02, 2009
I want to go because I want to request that his second public reading be of the tweets mentioning Skittles yesterday so we can see how many include profanities.
# posted by Mark Hadfield : 11:46 AM, March 03, 2009
Am loving the feedback and the experiment is working!!!
You're all in, and I'll email/Tweet you shortly.
Just to let you know there is a ticket set aside for you. :-)
Remember, we'll be giving the excess £££ raised to Crisis - a charity for single homeless people.
If you could set aside a few squid for this on the night, that’d be very nice ....
See you at the Porter Monday night!
# posted by George Nimeh : 3:24 PM, March 03, 2009
I would love to come along because I am new to Twitter and need to learn more! x
# posted by Tori : 4:05 PM, March 03, 2009
Because I told my team they have to go. And I heard there's going to be beer.
# posted by Dawny31 : 4:32 PM, March 03, 2009
georgie count me in
# posted by : 11:44 PM, March 03, 2009
georgie count me in
# posted by : 11:45 PM, March 03, 2009
I think i should go because someone said i should. If they told me to run in front of a bus I'd probably do that too
# posted by : 6:11 PM, March 04, 2009
I've got your wife and kids, remember?
# posted by aleceast : 9:17 PM, March 04, 2009
Because I'm a twitter addict looking to mingle with other sufferers. @the_defiance
# posted by Stuart : 5:38 PM, March 05, 2009
brilliant stuff George. Looking forward to meeting you all.
# posted by Marcus : 8:24 PM, March 05, 2009
uuuh, i so wanna go! and bring my copywriter along. i saw sacrum once and think marcus is just as awesome. and the pubs around iris are smackin! @waldemarwegelin
# posted by Wal : 9:03 PM, March 05, 2009
Hope I am not too late jumping on the bandwagon here. I think I should go cos there's no better way to start the week other than beer and twitter
# posted by Griff : 5:03 PM, March 06, 2009
Because I already work for charity and it wouldn't be fiscally efficient if I paid would it ?
# posted by : 10:26 AM, March 09, 2009
I deserve two beacuse I'm turning up anyway (with Sandrine) and you have 42 tickets but only 22 comments...
# posted by Robin Grant : 4:43 PM, March 09, 2009