On December 6th, the Husband and I were doing what we normally do – sitting on the couch and watching TV. Per the usual, I was Twittering as we watched our programming of choice, which happened to be the latest reality show sensation, The Sing Off.
The Sing Off is basically a group, a cappella version of American Idol. However, I was seriously doubting whether the numbers were live or lip-synced and Twittered:
Within minutes, my Twitter EXPLODED with fans insisting that The Sing Off was NOT lip-synced. Apparently, a cappella groups take this accusation very seriously!
And then, suddenly, I received this e-mail:
Not going to lie, I nearly fell off of the couch! It was SO STRANGE. There I was, Twittering away my thoughts as I watched this reality show, and suddenly one of the people on the show was responding to my tweets via e-mail (the show is obviously not live). I was gasping and laughing and groaning all at the same time – I kind of felt bad that I had insulted poor Peter from On the Rocks (they were really good).
So, in case you’re keeping score, this means:
- I was interacting with a TV show and the show’s fans via Twitter.
- Peter was interacting with me via Twitter and my blog.
- And now we are talking to each other through G-Chat.
It was a TOTAL social media moment.
So, Peter and I struck up a little e-mail friendship. Turns out that being on The Sing Off has been incredible for his music career (he produces, too). He sent me a few demos of his freshly produced a cappella solo, and since I felt so badly for insulting The Sing Off, a cappella fans everywhere, and Peter, too, I promised that I’d share the final version on the blog.
Pretty fun, huh? If you love it, pass it on! Peter says thanks in advance!
Have you ever had a crazy social media moment? Spotted a blogger in public? Tweeted a company to get better customer service?