I guess sometimes you do stuff and have no idea of its impact.
Case in point: the Winnipeg Folk Festival recently took place at Bird’s Hill Park, Manitoba. I’ve attended the festival for the last five years but this year stayed away to look after my pooch Sadie Shih Tzu who got spayed the first day of the festival.
The festival is significant to me because it’s where I first really fell in love with my man.
I’m at home sitting in front of my Mac Saturday night of the festival and John is at the festival.
As per usual I’m on Twitter when I spy a tweet from CBC’s Jian Ghomeshi who happens to be MC-ing the main stage that same night. Jian is asking for Folk Fest. stories to read out on the main stage so, assuming I’m one of many people replying to this request, innocently sent him a message.
I heard nothing for the rest of the evening.
It was only when John came home that night around midnight that I found out my tweet had indeed been read out in front of 10,000 people.
John hadn’t heard it but he certainly heard about it.
He’s the editor of a Winnipeg entertainment newspaper – Uptown Magazine – and was moved to write about the experience.
The tweet was my way of being present at the festival without being there. But I didn’t really think it would be read out. Apparently it was the first tweet that Jian mentioned :)