@ feather girl, @pobutler, @merlinchauffeur, @dianefischler, @ken_homer, @curtisfinancial
There is the age old question (well, at least for the last 4 years or so): "If two or more tweeps are gathered in the name of Twitter, is it a tweetup?"
Well, Saturday morning I saw some tweets that Marin tweeps were going to be at the Marin Art Festival. It happens to be one of my favorite fairs of the season and I was planning on being there also. So I posted this tweet: "Spontaneous Marin tweetup flash mob labyrinth walk! at the marin art festival today! 3pmish..." I wanted to visit @merlinchauffeur 's labyrinth and photos, and meet @colleenproppe IRL for the first time.
When I first arrived I wandered for a bit and quickly met up with @dianefischler and @ken_homer. We stopped at the @macarts booth and I finally met @colleenproppe and her twin boys IRL. Then through @foursquare saw that @pobutler was there with her daughter. We texted and met up at one of @dianefischler's favorite artists, Tom Killion's booth. Note to @ken_homer: Diane REALLY wants a Tom Killion for her upcoming birthday ending in a zero!
Soon after, @curtisfinancial (lives in the east bay but is an honorary marin tweep) joined us. We all headed over to the labyrinth where we met @merlinchauffeur and @martincgregory and the IRL Merlin the dog. I walked the labyrinth (not quite a flashmob) as others wandered to eat, look at art and listen to music. I met up with @dianefischler and @ken_homer again for a short while then headed home.
@sally_k almost showed up, but she had to tie up some loose ends before her upcoming trip to Colombia with @mamamtnbike and kids. I guess if @sally_k was there it would have been an Official Marin Tweetup!
Thanks everyone! It is always FUN to join with other IRL tweeps. And, yes, I considered that a mini tweetup!
P.S. Does that mean when @dianefischler/@ken_homer or @fun_master/@robertlorusso or @sally_k/@mamamtnbike are together it is considered a tweetup? That's a question for another day...
And.... if a tweep tweets in the forest and there are no other tweeps around...does it go on their tweet count?