This one is pretty awes. @Yan forwarded an email from one of our DJs about a simultaneous Blip.fm meet up in multiple cities around the world.
The idea came about when a few of our Brazilian DJs got together at a local bar in São Paulo, Brazil. Diogo Matheus, one of the creators of Blip’n'Beer, says, “a few days ago some blippers felt like meeting each other, and went to a pub in São Paulo Brazil with the purpose to get to know each other, because we have only met in Blip.fm despite living in the same city.” Now the idea has ballooned into a multi-city affair. There’s a website (http://blipnbeer.com) with six confirmed cities (and a bunch more tentative) participating in the next meet up this Wednesday, November 19th (8:30pm). So far the list includes São Paulo, Rio, Santa Marta, Belo Horizonte, Medelin, New York and Cleveland but check the website to see if your city is listed. I’m not sure how the time difference is handled between time-zones, so make sure you connect with your city’s organizer to double check.
Unfortunately both of the engineers at Blip.fm (myself and @Yan) can’t make this Wednesday’s meet up, but we’re going to see if our CEO @Jeff can represent. Of course all future events will have a strong Blip.fm showing… and probably some Blip.fm schwag. If you have a suggestion for a local SF bar that might allow us to take over the PA and blast Blip.fm all night please let us know: email@example.com. Right now I’m thinking 21st Amendment might be a good spot, but other suggestions are welcomed.
It’s a huge honor for us that our users have put this together. Music is inherently a social lubricant and it’s not just limited to the online world. It’s great to see people getting together in local venues to have a brew and talk music. Make sure you mark your calendar for this Wednesday’s event and we’ll be sure to let you know about future Blip’n'beer meet ups as well.