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Official NHL Tweetup on April 15th

As the NHL continues to stay on top of technological advances in social networking, a “Tweetup” has been suggested in all the NHL markets, to celebrate the beginning of the Stanley Cup Playoffs.

Now, Nashville will be watching other teams *single tear*, but it gives the communities from Cellblock 303, PredFans, and other Twitter users a chance to celebrate Nashville hockey, and enjoy some great hockey.

Here’s the details for Nashville’s Tweetup

Date: Wednesday, April 15th, 2009
Time: 5pm – 9pm
Location: Closing Bell on Demonbreun, near Otter’s.

We’re hearing reports of giveaways, which always makes things interesting.
All ages welcome, smoke-free environment, come out and celebrate all things Nashville hockey!!

After the jump, you’ll see the blog post taken from, posted by our own George Scoville (@stackiii)

Thanks to George Scoville (@stackiii) –

What is a “Tweetup,” you might ask? The answer from @Forechecker:

Basically, a Tweetup is a gathering of folks who use Twitter, the social networking/microblogging sensation (you can find me at @Forechecker). People who “tweet” back and forth on the internet occasionally get together in public for one cause or another, and the Stanley Cup Playoffs are as good a reason as any to rally the crowd!

This all started when Michael DiLorenzo (@umassdilo) organized an event at the NHL store in New York City, and soon the buzz began working its way around to make this a multi-city event, all taking place on the first night of the Stanley Cup Playoffs, the greatest postseason tournament in professional sports.

Come out and meet your fellow Middle Tennessee Hockey Tweeps (and Twits like me, @stackiii) from 5pm to 9pm next Wednesday, April 15 at The Closing Bell Wall St. Pub on Demonbreun Street (between Music Row and the Sommet Center)!  We will be joining a host of other cities as we simultaneously celebrate and ring in the 2009 NHL Playoffs by getting together and watching the first playoff game!

Hopefully, with wins in Detroit and Minnesota, and a little help from our Western Conference bretheren, we will be celebrating the Nashville Predators’ FIFTH CONSECUTIVE PLAYOFF BERTH!  Yes, there is a chance that the Predators will miss the boat this year, but the NHL office in New York City is sending us some nifty swag to give away at the event, including a one-year complimentary subscription to NHL GameCenter Live – don’t miss out just because the Predators might be on the golf course next week!  The #NHLtweetup in Toronto was cancelled recently due to lack of interest, so let’s don our gold and blue and show the hockey world how we do things down South!

The Closing Bell Wall St. Pub is located at 1524 Demonbreun Street, Nashville, TN 37203.  They can be reached by telephone at 615.255.6004. The venue is non-smoking (smoking allowed on the patio outdoors), has an average menu price of about $9.50/dish (for full menu, click here), will suspend the 21-and-up policy so those with minor children can attend the event, and will be postponing their previously-scheduled live music booking JUST FOR US!

Attendees are encouraged to bring a device with them from which to “tweet” during the event — that means BlackBerries, iPhones and iPodTouch, and laptops (although we aren’t sure that Closing Bell has wi-fi; please call in advance to confirm).  Guests are also encouraged to bring cameras to upload photos of the event!

PLEASE remember to use BOTH the #nhltweetup AND #nhltweetnsh hashtags when tweeting about and at the event!

So come on out and watch the game with us — Preds fans and Detroit transplants off all shapes and sizes alike are welcome! If you haven’t done so already, please RSVP by clicking here. We look forward to seeing you there — LET’S GO PREDATORS!