Last Saturday in the afternoon started with a photowalk through downtown Detroit. Great pictures, great weather, great friends, passion for the city and a story being told. This would have made for an epic day in and of itself. It just happens that later on this night, the Epic Tweetup Party took place.
This party came about as a result of the Detroit SXSW team winning Chevrolet’s SXSW Road Trip Challenge. The few days that Brandon, Henry, Audrey and Dave were on the road, all of us were following, messaging, tweeting and showing our support for them and Detroit. We won. We won. Time to move on and wait for the party. Not quite. It didn’t stop there. The competition had ended yet people kept following, messaging, tweeting, retweeting, showing constant support and now blogging about it like crazy. Why? Passion.
Detroit is showing the world that it is a place to be reckoned with. The passion was certainly on display that week and as well on this night. Sure there were a few drinks consumed and some awesome karaoke singing, but if you looked closer you saw the connections being made, people hanging out with friends and making new ones, people exchanging ideas perhaps leading to even more new ventures and everyone sharing in their passion for this city, state and region.
The party has been done for almost two weeks now and yet unsurprisingly if you do a Twitter search for #epictweetup there are still conversations going on, pictures being posted, stories being told like this one and people are making things happen.
A week ago Saturday was indeed an epic day in Detroit. As you can see there will be many more. Check out what is happening here. You will be more than pleasantly surprised. Take a look at all the great party photos posted by everyone.