I’m learning how to make infographics! Can you guess the subject of my first attempt?
Yes we are. The #IncubusParty portion of the love referred to here consisted of 22 Incubabes tweeting for somewhere in the neighborhood of 13 hours. Attendees checked in from the United States, Canada, Italy, Belgium, Germany, Serbia, the Philippines, Middle Earth, and the Moon. Pretty impressive, if you ask me. Several of our tweets (including one of mine!) were favorited by the man himself, and I’m aware of at least one brief side conversation between him and a party guest.
Needless to say, we went off on a bit of a tangent when news of a probable Brandon Boyd solo tour hit the Twitter/Tumblrsphere, but we never lost sight of the main event: Ben.
If you missed the festivities, April provides an interesting opportunity for trying this again. The 21st (4/21) is known among hard-core fans as the first of two “Incubus Days” on the calendar (the second being November 11), and April 26th is the birthday of José Pasillas. (There’s also April 20, but I won’t go there…!) So someone suggested having something like a multi-day Incubus “festival” on Twitter (hashtag: #Incufest?) Think we can pull it off? Do we want to? I’m in, but it’s up to you. ♥
Incufans, it’s hour 6 of our Twitter party for Ben Kenney's birthday! We've been eating cake, drinking mimosas, and sharing photos of our band shirts and Incupets. C’mon over! #IncubusParty
Make a wish, Ben!
Incufans and other lovelies! The man’s awake and has favorited at least 3 #IncubusParty tweets that I know of so far. Don’t know if he’ll make it to the actual party (it’s his birthday, after all, and one would think he might have plans), but we’re on his radar! The party begins in 30 minutes, 29, 28…
Ben favorited my bday tweet :] This day is getting better & better :] Can’t wait for the #IncubusParty to start on twitter :]
Everyone’s gotta get a little older, and March 12 is Ben Kenney's turn! Don't forget, our Twitter #IncubusParty in his honor begins at 11 a.m. EDT (New York time). If you missed yesterday’s flash-tweet, it was almost a party in itself. For just over three hours, we tweeted invitations to @vatoben and everyone in @IncubusBand, queued up some music, and now we’re ready for the main event! Will the birthday boy drop by? There’s only one way to find out. Join us!
Your boy back in 1997. Before all my hair relocated to my chest to keep me warm! #tbt #supergub
Incubus fans, our favorite bassist's birthday is coming up (March 12), and @CaroloftheRogue (who we need to get into Tumblr, by the way), informs me that there’s some sort of comet/crescent moon combination happening that day as well, so what could be a more stellar excuse for another Twitter party? If you weren’t around for last month’s party in celebration of Brandon Boyd’s birthday, it was a blast. Incubus fans from all over the world dropped in all during the day to tweet their love. Maybe this time we can get the guest of honor to stop by and say hi.
So let’s make it the same time, same channel, shall we?
11 a.m. EDT (i.e. New York time)
Tuesday, March 12, 2013
I’ll remind you.
(Photo source: officiallyayuppie.com)
Sweet dreams, party guests!
Incufans, it’s getting late, and I think our #IncubusParty is finally winding down. I’ll be around until the bitter end (midnight PST, i.e. Brandon time), so if anyone wants to get in one last tweet, feel free.
I can’t believe what an awesome day this has been! Honestly, I thought people would tweet for 30 minutes or so and then go on about their business, but we kept this thing going for over 12 hours! Some folks were a little bummed that the man himself didn’t acknowledge us specifically, but I have to believe we’re included in his thank you tweet, and as I pointed out earlier, it’s his birthday - if he’d been spending a whole lot of time on Twitter today, I’d have serious concerns about him.
Big hugs to everyone who made this party such a smashing success. Special thanks to my co-hostess, @FraniMarMoon (a.k.a. franimar), and to @LovingMeDena (a.k.a. couldyoushowmedear) for keeping us engaged even during the lulls. Keep an eye out for foreverincubus / @annamolllly's video - I know she'd been having some technical difficulties, but I think she's still working very hard on it, and there's nothing wrong with sending Brandon a very merry un-birthday gift. He might even be more likely to notice.
Here’s the final tally:
30 people used the hashtag and posted 168 tweets (not counting all the retweets and side conversations). Countries represented include the United States, Canada, Italy, Costa Rica, Portugal, Indonesia, Brazil, Venezuela, England, Wales, Serbia, and the Philippines. Probably more, but those are the only ones I could identify. We almost got IncubusFrance to stop by, and we even had a visitor who came all the way from Rivendell!
We must do this again some time. Let’s see - who’s next? I think that would be Ben (March 12). Is it a date?
Live long and prosper, my lovelies! ♥
Well, #IncubusParty guests, my specialty is coffee cake, not birthday cake, so this is the best I could do. All we need now is for the birthday boy to make a wish! ♥
Well, boys and girls, our #IncubusParty for @mybrandonboyd has quieted down for the moment, but I think we might get a second wind a little later on. We’re still waiting for the pièce de résistance, the video that foreverincubus (a.k.a. @annamolllly) has been working on. (If you haven’t already seen the teaser, it’s beyond adorable.)
There were a few seconds when the guest of honor had his Twitter radar on, but so far he hasn’t made an appearance at the party. There’s still time, though.
Meanwhile, here’s a little report. So far I’ve counted 26 people at the party, and there’s no telling how many lurkers. Countries represented include the United States, Canada, Costa Rica, Portugal, Italy, Serbia, the Philippines, and probably more.
We’ve listened to Incubus music, feasted on virtual cake, sorbet, and licorice, dodged a meteor, and entered the Brandon Boyd caption contest. We’ve been singing, laughing, and tweeting our hearts out. Join us! ♥
Another caption-worthy photo for our Incubus Party game! This one’s #4.
What would our party be without a game? How about a Brandon Boyd caption contest? Tweet your captions with hashtag #IncubusPartyGame. Include the number of the photo you’re captioning. Later we’ll vote for our favs. Got any other caption-worthy photos? Blog and/or tweet them! Go!
Welcome to the IncubusParty!
It’s party time! Let’s Go Crazy!!!!