Events ~ Top of Tweet-Up, July 8, Newport

Top of Newport
Hotel Viking
1 Bellevue Ave.
Newport, Rhode Island

Hotel Viking hosted another tweet-up this summer, and allowed me and @carloverkat to host it. We promoted the meeting for about a month, and finally the big night arrived.

The hotel put up a great spread for our group, with chips, salsa and fresh fruit and veggie trays.

Buffet for Top of Tweet Up

The white structure is used as storage, but originally it was private access to the roof from the owners' suite below, accessed through a spiral staircase that is now filled in.

The tweet-up brought together tweeters from all over the state, including @NEMultimedia, @carloverkat, @girlierev @aphaneuf @atlanticbldg @weekendinparis @AmericasCupNPT @12metercharters @thedailybasics  and @sjohnkreese. We were joined by a couple of people who weren't yet on Twitter, but were curious about how it works.

Top of Tweet Up Top of Tweet Up: Sue Jackie and Julie Top of Tweet-up Top of Tweet Up: Michelle and Aaron

We had a great time getting to know each other, or in some cases, catching up. It was so nice to be able to put faces to Twitter IDs. I'm sure everyone who attended found they had more "followers" the next morning, and once again, we added some new people to the ranks of Twitter.

If you're not familiar with Top of Newport, it's a deck on the roof of the Hotel Viking, right at the top of Bellevue Ave., where so many of the mansions are. Half of the deck is tented, and the rest is open-air. There's a bar and an open grill. You can see the water on one side, and a nice view of the city on the other. It's the perfect spot for a warm summer night's get-together. They even have live music.

"Betsy" did a fantastic job, just a solo voice and acoustic guitar, she played from 6 to 9 without stopping, great tunes, good arrangements, and not obtrusive. Bear thought she was the best part of the tweet-up, and will be writing a separate post about her.

Thanks again to Hotel Viking for providing the venue, food and entertainment that made the Top of Tweet-Up such a success. Everyone who attended said they had a great time, and I know Bear and I did.


  1. What a great time we had, Erika! Thanks so much to you and Kathie, and Hotel Viking, for the perfect summer Tweetup - on a rooftop in Newport, RI!

    Looking forward to the next one.

  2. Thanks Michelle,

    I got such terrific feedback o nthe event. I can't wait to do another!


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