Can A Tweet Seats Event Create A Social Buzz?

Tweeting From The Tweet Seats

Have you been to a theater or sporting event in the Tweet Seats? I just received an invite to one coming up tomorrow night and I’m so excited. It’s for a local play in Providence, RI called “Memphis”, at the Performing Arts Center.

Tweet Seats

Tweet seats have been around for over a year now. The Godspell show on Broadway generated a buzz and Brian Williams from NBC covered the tweet seat story. The average age of viewers of Broadway shows is 44 and for tweeters it is 21. Is that why you and I feel so YOUNG on Twitter? The average age of a peep surprised me. I’d like to be like Ivy Bean, on Twitter at the age 104. (Before she passed). 

Do performers and athletes fear smartphones going off during the shows? Performers do not like having cell phones going off with load noises or bright flashes. According to the report by Brian Williams older smartphone users are more apt not to silence their phones off or on motion sensory. Young people know how to do it as they grew up with smartphones in school and had to be sure they didn’t go off in class or take the chance losing them. I believe anyone at any age if they use their phone daily have learned how to use that important silence button. One would surely be embarrassed if their smartphone went off at a meeting at work or attending a funeral. (I have seen both happen and felt embarrassed for them.)

What do tweet seats do for shows and events?

  1. Bring awareness of the events to younger people via Twitter.
  2. Attract younger audiences to these events – they may not have heard about them otherwise.
  3. Sell Tickets – People that may not have attended will purchase tickets for future shows or events there – by hearing recommendations on Twitter from their Twitter friends.

What Is In It For The Tweeter in the Tweet Seats?

  1. Free shows and events to attend.
  2. Be able to share their experience over Twitter of the show or event.
  3. Have some fun sharing via Twitter and a little recognition.
How to find out about a Tweet Seats in your area? You can check your local newspaper or of course via Twitter.


I’d love for you to follow me Tuesday night as I tweet from the Memphis show starting at 7 PM EST. Feel free to retweet or tweet me during the event from 7 PM until approximately 9:30 PM on Tuesday, December 4, 2012.

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  • christina says:

    hello i think Set changes have been impeccable all night! When Sue Frost said the production was a well oiled machine she meant it!

    • Lisa says:

      Yes Christina, truly an amazing show. I was so glad to be able to attend it. I’ll look forward to her next shows too.

  • Corina Ramos says:

    I love coming to your blog! I always learn something new! I was actually reading your tweets during that time and was wondering what the heck…but now I know what was up ; ) and looked like fun!

    While I was reading the part about phones going off at the worst time, it reminded me of someone’s phone going off at Church, right after the Father reminded us to turn off our “noise-making nuicenses” like he says. Thanks for sharing this info Lisa!


    • Lisa says:

      I hope I didn’t overwhelm your Twitter stream Corina 🙂 I enjoyed it a lot, a great show and being able to tweet throughout it, what could be better than that?

  • sofiya says:

    Thanks for sharing this great article. I agree with all your 5 points which you have mentioned in your post

  • JanBierens says:

    I guess this is one of those win-win deals that makes everyone wonder “Why didn’t I think about that”. If I was older, I would say “Cool Beans”. 😉
    You are so right about young kids growing up with cell phone, IPads, Tablets, E-readers, you name it. But… My guess is not one of them knows how to stack up 12 45 rpm singles on a High Fidelity Grammaphone! 😉

    • Lisa says:

      You are right Jan! It was a win-win, the hashtag #MemphisPPCAC become the trending topic too. I wonder if the kids would know how to stack 12 45 records on a grammaphone 🙂

  • Susan Silver says:

    Wow, I had no idea this existed! Very neat. Have fun tonight 🙂

    • Lisa says:

      Hi Susan, you would love this! It was a lot of fun and the performance was just great. Memphis is a lively musical with humor and romance too.

  • Cindee says:

    What a great opportunity. I know they do that in LA one if the reporters does it sometimes from our local fox channel. Have a great time I hope I can catch some if it. Good luck

    • Lisa says:

      Thanks Cindee, it was a blast and the show was superb. I would highly recommend it to anyone who loves to tweet and enjoy a performance.

  • Donna Merrill says:

    Hi Lisa,

    This is a first for me. I haven’t heard of it. Maybe it is because I don’t have a fully loaded phone to depend on. OK I will share my secret. I have a flip phone that is not connected to the internet.

    As an internet marketer, I’m on the computer almost all day. When I go out, I leave my phone home. I want to enjoy the entire experience when I am anywhere, even breakfast at the diner.

    Plus, I spend at least 4 hours a day with clients on the phone. So you see, this is why I am out of the loop with these things. So many people have told me the benefits and this post is yet another benefit.

    But I know that if I made that switch, I would be so hooked and carry my phone everywhere.

    Thanks for the tips and have a great time.


    • Lisa says:

      Wow Donna I am surprised, you and Adrienne in the same boat. That makes sense since you both work from home all day on the computer. Once I forget my phone on a weekend when I went to visit a relative in a nursing home. It was refreshing and almost like being about of “jail”. I really depend on it for so many things. You and Adrienne would be hooked if and when you get one. It’s like a dishwasher if you don’t have one, you don’t need one but once you have it, you always will need it! Odd how that happens. Thanks for coming by and sharing your secret with us Donna 🙂

  • Erika says:

    That sounds like a lot of fun, Lisa, and something we’d probably enjoy too! Good luck and enjoy the show.

    • Lisa says:

      Thanks Erika, It should be fun and the show looks like a good one too. Glad I can type fast 🙂 Thanks for coming by and I hope you’ll tweet with me too tonight.

  • Adrienne says:

    I’ve never heard of this Lisa but glad you got your hands on some of those tickets. I guess I can see why this would be a big thing. I mean people love to hear about things like this so not only is that free advertisement for the show but we all know how word of mouth will bring the people in over any other form of advertising.

    Have a great time!


    • Lisa says:

      Always something new huh Adrienne? I was so excited to be chosen. Word of mouth is the oldest form of it but combining it with other mediums always amplifies the effects to a maximum. Thanks for reading about it and commenting. Hope you’ll do a few tweets with me from it too 🙂

  • candice says:

    What a cool concept! Can’t wait to read your Tweets! 🙂

    • Lisa says:

      Too bad you weren’t still here Candice, I think you’d enjoy it and qualified too. Hope you’ll tweet with me from it. Thanks for commenting on it today.

  • Brenda says:

    Whoa! First time I’ve heard of this! Where’ve I been? I’ve been to tweets up’s but Tweetseats? That’s pretty awesome! I’l lhave to remember and see if I can follow your tweets that night. Very cool! 😀

    • Lisa says:

      I’m surprised Brenda, you would enjoy it. You should start one for your “Walking Dead” show events.

      • Brenda says:

        ACK! But usually when I’m watching shows at 9 pm and later, I’m in bed. Don’t think the hubs would appreciate the light from my EVO. 😯

  • Lauren says:

    Interesting! I know companies are using Twitter a lot these days. Our client was looking for ways to use Twitter at a trade show. Are you supposed to tweet during the show?

    • Lisa says:

      Hi Lauren, Yes, that’s the point of it – to tweet during the show about the show. Spread awareness in the community about it and maybe more people will buy tickets to come to the other evenings performances. It should be a lot of fun. I hope you can tweet with me during it too.

  • Cynthia says:

    Hi Lisa,

    What an incredible cool thing to do. I will have to try and stay awake so that I can be on Tweeter. There are so many ways of getting information out these days. I find it funny about the cell phone. I was at my children ballet performance last week and there was an older gentleman’s phone going off. Most of us would have set it to vibrate and watched the show. He got up and left. I assumed it was because he did not know how to work his phone. Have fun and can not wait to hear about this experience.

    • Lisa says:

      Thanks Cynthia, I hope you can too. I’m headed to bed early myself so I’ll be able to stay awake. Wow, he didn’t even come back? That’s too bad. I hope to share about the event here too. Thanks Cynthia for coming by today and commenting.

  • Sapna says:

    Hi Lisa

    You are constantly bringing in something, which is very new and I really admire this quality of yours. Yesterday I came to know about the Pez and today today it is Tweets Seats.Really a novel idea.

    I was thinking, whether these ideas can work in India?

    We all are wary of the phones in the meetings and in shows. It just kills the momentum at times.

    Will be looking for another post from you, detailing the experience you had.

    Thanks for sharing the wonderful new thing.


    • Lisa says:

      Thank you Sapna. I’d love to know now which other countries have been using tweet seats. Something else for me to research soon. I did not come across any besides United States in my initial research. I’m thinking maybe in Europe. I’ll keep you posted in my follow-up.

  • Mayura says:

    Hi Lisa,

    Cool image 😉 Reminds me of Pumpkins pic you had here.

    You gonna experience the BIG event 😉 Tomorrow… Cool… I really love to hear from you after been to that event. Hope I can catch you on Twitter at that time 😉


    • Lisa says:

      Thanks Mayura. I love playing around with Photoshop. I’m sure I will have a follow-up on it as it should be really interesting and fun. The musical looks to be really good!

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