Posted on 12 Feb 2009 by Justin Ruckman
Like everyone, I’m really looking forward to tonight’s Twestival charity event.
Rich Tucker, one of the organizers and 106.5 personality, said that from his experience, Charlotte is a city that makes its plans at the last minute. Lucky for us, because the event starts in just over 4 hours.
In case you haven’t already heard, which is unlikely, the Twestival is a Twitter-organized charity event, all proceeds going to Charity: Water, an organization that raises money and awareness for clean water efforts around the world. Dirty water is the number one killer on earth — not AIDS, not Cancer — but the simple shortage of access to clean, healthy water.
The beauty of the event tonight is that it’s being held in over 185 different cities around the world simultaneously. Volunteers are coordinating with Live Earth to broadcast live video throughout the event.
The CLT Blog crew is setting up the live stream at the Charlotte location tonight. You can watch ours and the rest of the world’s streams at Live Earth.
But far more preferrable to watching the stream is actually coming out tonight. The party starts at 7pm and lasts until around 10. The location is Cans uptown, and the event will be held on the first floor. All ticket proceeds are donated to the charity, and the cost is your choice of any normal bill denomination: $5, $10, $20, $50 or $100. $100 tickets get access to the VIP area. Larger donations are, of course, welcomed.
And don’t forget to follow and contribute to discussion on Twitter using the #cltwestival hashtag. More info and online ticket purchasing at the Charlotte Twestival website.