The event, put together by @lewiswebb, allowed me to connect with people by handshake, whom i’d only ever sent 140 character messages to. Now this sort of thing could be quite awkward, y’know REAL people, but with everyone eager to talk and extend that hand of friendship forged through cyberspace to actual real life, the atmosphere was abuzz.
Whilst Elle Jay and Phil played, an attentive crowd listened downstairs, but further shooting the breeze was taking place upstairs in the tiny confines of the very Shoreditch Austin’s Gallery. Art hanging off the walls, empty cans lining a walled balcony and ambient blue lights shining down, the venue was, apart from being especially hectic, uber cool.
This sums up what Tweet Ups mean to me – they are for meeting people you wouldn’t have otherwise met, talking to tweeps you’d usually type to, and introducing yourself to all kinds of positive opportunities that are sat there, just at your fingertips.
Hopefully the next Shoreditch Twit will not be too far away, and bagels, beer and wine will again be provided in plentiful amounts to keep the conversation flowing, the ideas pouring and the relationships forging.