After a lack of cell service leaves me feeling disconnected at a Reds game, I can’t decide if I should be frustrated with the #RedsTweetUp event, or if having the volume turned down was good for me…
With the lure of field box seating, interacting with other “blogger/celebrity/media” tweeps from across the nation, and a free t-shirt (bonus), I signed up for the Reds Tweetup as soon as I found out about it…which just happened to be through Twitter. I was exceedingly, ridiculously, wildly excited and told anyone and everyone with little-to-no shame about my plans.
Did I mention this night of socializing and tweeting was not only on ESPN’s Sunday Night Baseball, but the game was against the Cards?
I ended up just a couple rows back in section 110. Beer in one hand, iPhone in the other, I did what anyone was supposed to do as soon as I settled into my seat: I took a photo (Votto!).
Slight dilemma: I had no service…meaning no tweets, no IG moments, no nothing! I do see value in having actual in-person conversation at baseball outings, which would have happened regardless, but I was a bit frustrated I couldn’t share my experience with my newly found Reds tweeps and those watching at home.
Later that night I was able to get service right outside the ballpark. But I had to wonder: were my expectations just off? Was I better off not being able to get my wi-fi fix till the game was over?
With a less-than-stellar record when it comes to the showcase that is Sunday Night Baseball, at least our team came away with the win (#sweep!)… and I was also able to put a face to some of those Twitter handles…
Think that people should just put their phones away at games? Or did you attend the game yourself as a #RedsTweetUp fan? Let us know if you think this is a Twitter Fail, and why, at @weltbrand or @kimbrandling.