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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.
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...

(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!