Sunday, October 10, 2010

VSO Tweet-up! - Gilbert & Sullivan Night

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Hey hey, smutlings! Last night, I had the absolute pleasure of meeting up with several others who I've become friends with on Twitter in the past few months. I know many of you have read their blogs or tweets online! People in attendance included Josh Rimer from YouTube's Top Trending Topics show, Mark Robins from, and Raul Pacheco from hummingbird604. I also got to meet others for the first time, like Miss604's Rebecca Bollwitt, Donovan from the uber-popular Homorazzi, Caroline from CITR 101.9FM Radio's talk show Sexy In Vancity, PR Consultant Cynnamon Schreinert, PR professional Ryan Bazeley, Marc Smith from Amuse Events, and Marketwire client relations manager Gus Fosarolli.

The evening consisted of amazing performances of Gilbert & Sullivan selections. The soloists were in fine form, and as you G&S fans know, all hilarity ensued. The show even made fun of Vancouver references like Olympic Village, the bike lanes on Burrard Bridge, and even social media like Facebook and Twitter (you know us social media types were laughing at that reference!). But overall we were pleasantly surprised that the event was far from the stuffy, hoity-toity stereotypical image that comes to mind when you think "orchestra". I cannot recommend it enough to go see the VSO, even if you have never been before. You'll be pleasantly surprised.

After the show, we were taken on a backstage tour of the Orpheum Theatre. We also got to meet with Maestro Bramwell Tovey, who was so gracious to meet with us while we were all tweeting up a storm. He admitted he didn't have any idea how Twitter works, but was really happy that we were helping to spread the word about how wonderful the VSO was. And indeed they were wonderful. Here are some pics of Maestro Tovey and a shot from the stage that I tweeted last night!

Maestro Bramwell Tovey of the VSO

Backstage shot of the Orpheum Theatre

A special thanks again to Mark from for arranging the tweet-up and the VSO for a wonderful evening! (Follow the VSO's tweets HERE!)


  1. Thanks for joining us Jay and thanks for a great write-up! Glad you enjoyed the concert.

  2. Thank you, Mark! It was an amazing evening! Thanks again!