Public Sportacles

Subway parties, pillow fights and Big Wheel racing demonstrate the viral potenti
Description - It’s just not as fun to create a spectacle when you’re all by yourself, which is probably why public spectacles are becoming so popular and have even been turned into sporting events encouraging public interaction. Spectacles include pillow fights, racing tricycles in the street, water gun fights, racing the streets in high heels and, in cities like Toronto, costume parties on subways.

Implications - As much as we’ve all embraced the virtual worlds we create via the web, we still have a basic human need to interact with real people. These public spectacles answer that basic need (plus it’s fun to watch people make fools of themselves). For marketers, there’s an opportunity to sponsor such events, especially if they align well with your brand.
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Hot Top 6 Examples: 51,384 Total Clicks Feb 06 - Dec 07
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Real-Life Fight Clubs - Underground Pillow Fighting Rings Pop Up Worldwide
SCORE: 6.5
V. Hot 8,412 Clicks Pub: Feb 17, 06
Real-Life Fight Clubs
Underground Pillow Fighting Rings Pop Up Worldwide
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Stiletto-Wearing Sprinters - Experience the Intensity of Professional High Heel Racing
SCORE: 6.6
V. Hot 11,094 Clicks Pub: Jul 31, 07
Stiletto-Wearing Sprinters
Experience the Intensity of Professional High Heel Racing
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Insane Party Locations - Subway Shindigs Take Public Parties Underground
SCORE: 6
V. Hot 11,803 Clicks Pub: Feb 17, 06
Insane Party Locations
Subway Shindigs Take Public Parties Underground
Subway parties have become a hip new phenomena. How do you launch a subway party? (1) Go on a media blitz promoting the party to as many friends as possible; (2) Get your costume and decorations; (3)… [More]
Pillow Fighting Now a Sport
SCORE: 6.2
Hot 7,823 Clicks Pub: Jan 17, 07
Pillow Fighting Now a Sport
Almost a year ago, we discovered that Pillow Fight Clubs were popping up around the world. The Pillow Fight Clubs launched public pillow fights in the streets of Isreal, USA, Australia, the United Kingdom,… [More]
Street Wars Water Gun Assassination Game - Live in NYC
SCORE: 3.7
Warm 5,683 Clicks Pub: Sep 29, 06
Street Wars Water Gun Assassination Game
Live in NYC
Imagine a real life assassination game in the streets of your city. In April, we introduced you to the Street Wars Assassination game in LA. Then it came to London, and now it's in NYC. It's 6 months… [More]
Bring Your Own Big Wheel Racing
SCORE: 5.2
Warm 6,569 Clicks Pub: Apr 12, 07
Bring Your Own Big Wheel Racing
Retro toys are cool, so it should come as no surprise that adults are racing plastic tricycles down urban streets. Specifically, on April 8, 2007, over 100 fun loving people raced in the Annual Bring… [More]
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