The Dave Duarte Cape Town blogger flash mob

Lastnight Vincent and I took a break from the conference, and hit the Long Street Cafe and met up with a few friends, Cape Town bloggers, and the MyVideo crew.

Dave Duarte spontaneously organised a whole crew/flashmob which descended on the Long Street Cafe to to join us, including Uno de Waal who plays some vicious foosball (but had homeground advantage). Graeme Knox and Chris from Stormhoek were also there and dished out some of their latest vintages. Free wine is nice. I like free wine. If you don’t know about the Stormhoek story — they have a pretty innovative marketing strategy which involves getting the blogosphere, locally and internationally, to promote and market their wine. Very clever. I guess I’m doing that right now.

Also bumped into blogger Nikki Friedman, who I knew by name but had not met yet. Rowan Polovin, Tristan Owen and Michael Salzwedel from, a Cape Town YouTube clone startup also pulled in. But where was Max Kaizen?

Also bumped into Cape Town friends — Porks aka Andrew Clark, Debre and Phil Barret, Marije, Rob Broster, Amy Brooke.

But nothing in life is free and I’m paying the price this morning.

Comments (10)

  1. Matt it was very nice to put a face to a name. Pity that we didn’t get much time to chat – hopefully I’ll have another chance.

    Wednesday, June 6, 2007 at 10:24 am #
  2. Uno de Waal wrote::

    hehe, that was fun.
    It was cool to meet you guys and float around the strip for a while.

    Wednesday, June 6, 2007 at 10:34 am #
  3. Max Kaizen wrote::

    aaaargh!!! ferociously bummed that I missed out on the playtime :-/ but clearly you guys were so rowdy that Dave didn’t hear his phone, so I couldn’t geolcate to y’all!!
    hmm.. More evidence that being a good oke doesn’t pay ..committee commitments should never trump fat.times with excellent people!
    Sounds like you guys are having a wild one at the Congress.. saddest me to have missed you

    Wednesday, June 6, 2007 at 11:20 am #
  4. Lauren Cohen wrote::

    Aaah, really wanted to come meet you all. Alas, other friends from JHB were also here for same conference so had to hook up with them @ the waterfront. Next time!

    Wednesday, June 6, 2007 at 11:38 am #
  5. carls wrote::

    seems you never learn!

    Wednesday, June 6, 2007 at 12:24 pm #
  6. Dave D wrote::

    That was brilliant! Let’s do it again!

    Wednesday, June 6, 2007 at 5:18 pm #
  7. Tristan Owen wrote::

    It was great meeting you and Vincent. Pity we faded early, seems you guys had a bender. See you next time.

    Thursday, June 7, 2007 at 8:08 pm #
  8. matt wrote::

    Guys nice to see you — next time we come down we’ll do it different from the spontaneous approach and actually plan it properly!!

    Friday, June 8, 2007 at 9:48 am #
  9. Meleni wrote::

    Мне интересно, сколько средств вложили в раскрутку этого блога. Кто как думает?

    Thursday, September 10, 2009 at 1:58 am #
  10. SeregaDertin wrote::

    Полностью все усироило меня в этом блоге, нашел все что хотел. Везде бы так делали.

    Tuesday, September 22, 2009 at 7:03 pm #

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