Saturday, 25 September 2010

@wheresrunnicles passes 1,000

If that means nothing to you, then you should probably stop reading now.

If, on the other hand, it does, then you'll know that the twitter account that accompanies this website recently passed the 1,000 follower mark (thanks to all those who follow - I never thought there'd be half that many).  By way of celebration, we're having a little competition.  Some people give away a prize to whomever happens to have been lucky enough to be number 1,000 but this strikes me as both arbitrary and unfair to loyal folk who've been around since day one.  So, anyone can enter this competition, as long as they're on twitter and following me - even if you're not on twitter you can sign up right now and enter.

The next question, then, is what the question should be?  Perhaps some Runnicles based fact to see how closely you've all been paying attention, such as what was the first piece I saw him conduct?  However, beyond putting your googling skills to the test, it doesn't really tap your creativity in the way that, say @missmussel's wonderful #operaplot does.

Instead, then, I've gone for something in that vein.  So, in order to win, all you have to do is send me a tweet which, in less than 140 characters, contains a description of, or interesting trivia about, Donald Runnicles.  The best one (as judged by me - unless anyone fancies volunteering as a celebrity judge), will win.  You can enter as many times as you like, the only restrictions are nothing libellous and that entries are kept within the bounds of taste and decency (wit and humour are perfectly fine, to be encouraged even).

But wait, win what?  Well, obviously it has to be Runnicles related.  This is your chance to win a copy of one of my favourite Runnicles recordings - Beethoven's 9th symphony with the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra (full details here).

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So, get tweeting, you have until midnight on Sunday 3rd October to submit your entry.

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