Thursday, August 6, 2009

Tao's Twitterific Idea

With all the wretched news about Prive and the rest of the nightclub scene these days, I find this idea an interesting and fun approach to drumming up business and using social-networking media to do it.

Tonight at Tao Nightclub at Palazzo, they're giving away $5,000 to the winner of the "Twitter Tweasure Hunt." As I understand it, you go to the club with a smart phone and a digicam and they give you clues as to what you need to find every 20 minutes starting at 11:20 p.m. You snap pictures of six things and then bring the six photos to the finish line.

Clever, right? I wish I had the stamina to stay up that late and go down to see how it goes, but anyone out there who does go, please provide a report. It sounds like it could be a lot of fun and that at least one nightclub in town has decided that lesbolicious kissing contests only go so far.

By the way, while we're on the topic, that Criss Angel Twitter ticket hunt at the gift shop at Luxor last week seemed successful. He gave out three clues: (a) "You will Need Some "Luck" to find the tickets!" and (b) "You will Need Some "Luck" to find the tickets!" and (c) "TV". Then about 2 p.m. on the appointed day, he Tweeted, "Hey There! We have a winner for the tickets....I hear my clues were too good...will have to make it harder next time...". But everyone who went to try did get a scratch-off thing with various discounts, so that's cool.

I do worry, though, about Angel's linguistic competence. There are some unintended consequences on his Twitter feed:

I hope Terry had fun! Criss' fans evidently had a lot of fun with this, too, since here are his next two Tweets:

Now, Criss. Dude. Spell check wouldn't have caught that. "Meat" is also a word. And, conceivably, you could've meant it. Especially when you jumped right into the shower immediately thereafter.

Either way, though, these are both excellent uses of that medium I had declared dead not long ago. So what do I know?


Michael said...

I'd hold judgement on the Tao outing and no girl on girl kissing as a part of it until it's over. While I hope they keep things tasteful, you never do know with some of the clubs.