So I’ve now had a day or two to recover from Bristwestival and I have to say that I think it was a great success and alot of fun. As hoped I got to meet a few Twitter types face-to-face for the first time, enjoyed a number of pints of Bitburger (following on from several pints of ale in the 7 Stars thus the evil hangover!), managed to come second in a couple of frames of bowling (though I think Mr Beadle aka @timmyb should have had some kind of handicap as he was sober) and listen to some cool music and one talented beatboxer (though I was less convinced by the 2nd guy – but 25 years of listening to old school hip hop makes me a harsh judge of these things) – much to my own surprise I really enjoyed Fortune Drives set – I’m rarely a fan of guitar based bands but was impressed and the drummer in particular was quality.
Had a few drunken debates on both geek matters and truly life and death stuff (like the upcoming Bristol Rovers vs Brighton game) so all-in-all it was a great success from a personal point of view and as I understand we made almost £1500 for charity:water and 200 folk showed up so I guess it was a success for the organisers as well.
On a side note in comparison to the photos I’ve see from the London Twestival the Bristol one seemed to have a different flavour to it with more students, academic types and Bristols usual slightly ‘hippy’ element to it than PRs and social media types.
[I would have added a few photos to this article but as the majority of pics from the event seem to be ‘all rights reserved’ I won’t be – seems a bit out of step with the event if I’m honest – would have expected some more CC pics – but there you go]