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03 January 2013 @ 08:05 am
2013: the Gathering  
Ireland, in a desperate attempt to revive the tourist industry, has declared 2013 the year of The Gathering, a "year-long celebration of Ireland, its people and its connections," wherein everybody is supposed to come home to (or come visit) Ireland and spend their money here.

Naturally, I have a very different association with "the gathering", and I am deeply, deeply tempted to run a Highlander flash mob in Temple Bar this summer.

My idea would be to pre-choreograph it to a montage of "It's A Kind of Magic/Who Wants to Live Forever/Gimme the Prize/Princes of the Universe" with staged battles that would kill everybody off until there was, of course, only one left. (And then everybody would get up and run away.)

I mentioned the idea on Twitter and the Gathering Twitter people thought it was *awesome*.

I am so, so tempted.
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Wolf Lahtiwolflahti on January 3rd, 2013 08:25 am (UTC)

Do it! It must be done!
Flitterbyflit on January 3rd, 2013 08:38 am (UTC)
That is a completely fabulous idea and I hope that if you do it, there will be pictures and videos!
kitmizkit on January 3rd, 2013 12:52 pm (UTC)
In the unlikely event that I do it, there will be. :)
helsinkibabyhelsinkibaby on January 3rd, 2013 10:19 am (UTC)
Primary school teacher here, off July and August and willing to pitch in any way I can if you do this! ( Also mother of a three year old but I think we have common ground there!)
kitmizkit on January 3rd, 2013 12:51 pm (UTC)
A startling number of people are very enthusiastic about the idea. :)
Mary Anne: pixelpers1stence on January 3rd, 2013 12:08 pm (UTC)
Too many spoons?
kitmizkit on January 3rd, 2013 12:51 pm (UTC)
Yes, but it's still so tempting! :)
Mary Annepers1stence on January 3rd, 2013 03:23 pm (UTC)
I can see why.... :)
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kitmizkit on January 4th, 2013 08:48 am (UTC)
I had thought that if I could find Methos and Duncan look-alikes I would choreograph them as the final two, but I like your idea MUCH MORE. :)
jmward14jmward14 on January 4th, 2013 05:15 am (UTC)
I'm totally with pbray on this. I'd contribute. :-)
anthony_lionanthony_lion on January 4th, 2013 07:38 am (UTC)
Strange that...

What I associate with 'The Gathering' is an upside down viking ship filled with nerds playing violent computer games and drinking way too much coffeinated energy drinks...

www.gathering.org
(The world's largest loserfest. There's a bigger LAN-party in Sweden, but they actually do a bit more than just play games and watch Pr0n)
liber_ovateliber_ovate on January 7th, 2013 12:06 am (UTC)
Please Do this!!
You should so do this. :)
irishkateirishkate on January 8th, 2013 09:07 am (UTC)
I have the same reaction to the name - I as telling someone about it over Christmas.. Give me warning and I will come up for it.
Trent the Uncatchableknappenp on January 9th, 2013 08:28 pm (UTC)
Or, when you go to North Dakota!