Wednesday, Feb. 4, 2009 | 5:10 p.m.
More about Twestival
- Event: Twestival in support of charity: water
- Where: Beatles Revolution Lounge at the Mirage
- When: Feb. 12 from 7 – 10 p.m.
- Cost: $20 cover, or $60 for cover, five raffle tickets and a gift bag.
Forty years after John Lennon staged a Bed-In for Peace, Beatles Revolution is preparing to host a tweet-in for charity.
Micro-bloggers who use Twitter to log and share short dispatches with each other are being invited to attend a “Twestival” at the Fab Four-themed lounge on Feb 12.
The three-hour tweeting session is being held in hopes of raising money and awareness for the non-profit group, charity: water, which works to provide safe, clean drinking water in developing countries.
“Social tweet-ups like this are a great way to meet the faces behind the avatars while raising money for a good cause,” event organizer, William Crozer, said.
“Twestival is organized 100 percent by volunteers, and 100 percent of the event proceeds will go directly to charity: water to hopefully impact thousands of lives,” he added.
The party at the Mirage is just one Twestival benefiting the water-conscious charity. Similar events are being organized in 170 cities worldwide. It is, however, the only one being held in Las Vegas.
While revelers tweet, meet, and give a good cause, Revolution will provide the parched microbloggers with free “twee-tinis” from 7 until 10 p.m.
All proceeds from the door -- cover starts at $20 -- will go to charity: water, along with money collected through raffles and donations. Organizers promise a range of “high-end packages, services and goods” will be raffled off throughout the evening.
Global sponsors include Live Earth, Amiando.com, TipJoy.com, and Mashable.com, while a handful of Vegas-based supporters, including Crozer’s Ikea-importing company, Modern LV, and The Light Group, have also thrown their support behind the event.