"It's been emotional"
Well what an eventful 10 days its been. Since Wednesday 23rd Feb after the now infamous tweet from @laneswarwick, haven't we come a long way!? Not only are we preparing to host an evening on a Monday night for 80-90 people in a closed Bar&Restaurant, but we have our very own website (www.warwicktweetup.co.uk) Spangly Logo, welcome banner, official photographer, cupcakes, sparkling reception, canapés, and Goodie bags for guest's full to bursting with offers and treats from members of the tweetup!
Its incredible really, when you consider this was only going to be a couple of drinks amongst a few Warwick twitter accounts. Now its become the biggest networking event of the calendar with people desperate to get a place on the guest list, which soon filled up to the capacity in no time. We have had to turn people down, even our own friends! People have started joining twitter in an attempt to claim a place...but it was too little too late. Next stop Wembley!?
The thing that has really put a smile on "Lord Todd's" face though has been the the interaction on twitter amongst the guest's. New business cards from @stiffwhitecard have been ordered by many. Hair cuts have been booked and @browsandbeauty are busy shaping eyebrows! Saturday meant #warwicktweetup outfit shopping for most, they braved the dress code rumours and hit the high street in search of a power suit of glamorous gown for the occasion! I can't wait to see all the efforts and PR tactics put into motion on Tweetup night.
So, has everybody logged onto the Warwicktweetup Website and voted? NO? How very dare you! Guy Eastwood from @surefyre has, with great design from @AnnetteTaylorDe, created an amazing hub for our tweetup in a matter of days! Go see and sign up. The plan is that after the event the website will become a reference place for future tweetup's and you can also upload photos, so bring your camera and upload the tweetup funnies. There's no untagging there, its up and on....FOREVER (unless you catch my bad side)
Housekeeping and infomation
Doors open at 7.30pm. Invite only. We have a list and we WILL be sticking to it. Unless you have told us your bringing a plus 1 then please don't, unless your twitter name is on this Guest list please don't disappoint yourself, we have had to limit the numbers as Lanes Bar&Restaurant is only a small venue.
Warwick can be a parking nightmare, those driving be aware, it is cheap to park but the wardens work until 8 and are unforgiving.
Taxi numbers can be found here there is a taxi rank in Market place but this is a school night and Warwick can become a sleepy hollow after 10pm. Book your ride home is our advice!
Lanes are laying on canapés and we also have fabulous cupcakes from @cupcakedaisyUK for you to enjoy. That said these will be refreshments not a meal, so we would advise a light tea before you come, other wise the Fizz reception may go to your head!
It is a school night and it is also in a restaurant so last orders will be 10.45-11.00pm as usual, we have to respect our neighbours. We wont kick you out, but granny Goggins can get riled if you interrupt her Horlicks.
We're not going to formalise the evening too much, this is after all a chance to put a name to the avatar, and we don't feel "ice breaking" will be necessary, it's clear from the tweets containing #warwicktweetup hashtag that you are all getting on so well already.
So, see you there. Any questions in the meantime as always tweet me @Underwoodwines and don't forget to sign up to the website if you're coming!