Last Saturday was the International Angry Birds Day.
London was definitely up for the challenge and #LeStudio52 stepped up to support the fans and organize the event.
We started with a Flash Mob at Convent Garden, which almost didn’t happen cause we were told off by the security of the square.
We still managed to make that happen on a tiny piece of westminster road at the edge of the square :)
It was quite a challenge to keep quiet and not moving, especially in weird positions.
People around definitely wondered what was going on, some filmed and some took pictures.
We had couple of people there to explain what this was all about.
We then set off towards Trafalgar square for a silent (but with the tune playing) march.
We met loads of people, some recognising the birds, some asking us what it was all about.
We had a good spirit, we were smiling, happy to be part of this day and the positive energy was communicative.
Of course we got challenged again by the security on Trafalgar Square who asked us to leave the square, but we knew about that as we had been there the night before to play with our Mobile Gaming Rig.
We still managed to get a picture with the Christmas Tree and walked quietly through the Square.
We then took the protest to couple famous landmarks, such as “10 Downing Street” where the cops were quite happy to get a “peaceful & fun” protest like ours after the past couple of weeks.
They couldn’t accept a “direct” gift, but when we asked what would happen if we would just “forget” one, the man in charge answered that he would have to take it away, and might use it for “target practice”.
We left a gift for them on the gates.. :)
It was getting time to get indoor and enjoy coffee/tea with more gaming going on.
We had different activities at the venue and kids definitely had a lot of fun.
From drawing, to sling shooting birds and playing the game, everyone had something to enjoy.
We also watched videos about the game, especially the one from Israeli TV – Angry Birds Peace Treaty.
Some had seen the video, but most were happy to see it again anyway :)
The afternoon ended with the finals of the competition, with the finalists of the time & points rounds.
To add a bit of complexity, we gave them a pair of AGloves to be playing the game with :)
Seems it didn’t really have any negative impact on their gaming, and they gave us a good show :)
As they still won a round each, we had to find a way to make one win.
They ended up playing real live Angry Birds by sling shooting birds at each other :)
Oli won by hitting Richard one time more :)
They both got tshirts and gloves.
We did a raffle for the Tshirts, gloves, powermats and other gifts we had to give away.
The “Fair” ended on a really positive feeling and we set foot to #LeStudio52 for the evening party.
I will not share the pictures of the party as it went really well, but kept on going until 5am :)
With over 200 participants for the whole day/evening/night activities, London was a leading international event.
We will be putting more content up in the nest couple of days, but wanted to thank all of you who have participated.
We’ve got already quite good feedback from the event, and some blog posts and galleries have been popping up.
And here is a preview of the Flash Mob:
Thanks again to all of you for joining, as well as the volunteers helping: Alexa, Scott, Gareth, George, Claire, Jennifer, Jon, Abul and the ones who gave a hand during the day!
A special thank to Craig and his kids who did an amazing AudioBoo where they thank us for the birds. Listen here: http://audioboo.fm/boos/236014-thank-you
More events coming up organized by #LeStudio52. Follow us on twitter! @lestudio52.