It stands for fun and good times.
It’s an informal meet of awesome people who use Twitter.
Thanks to SHTBOX I have met so many fucking superb people – you all know who you are 😉
Myself and two legendary characters Mal Damkar aka @maldamkar and Mitch Malone aka @mitchmalone met on Twitter nearly two years ago and decided to catch up in the real world – SHOCK HORROR!! For all I knew both of them could have been killers/stalkers/nerds thankfully it turned out they were just cool motherfuckers. On that first night a few other people turned up including the lovely Emily Wearmouth aka @EmVicW and Mandi Bateson aka @mab397. The first time we all met was so awesome we did it again the next week and more people came…and more people came.
In fact I believe Emily, who met her fiance at SHTBOX, is marrying him this weekend in London!! How cool is that!?
Some weeks we had thirty to forty people turn up at the same location – The Clock Bar in Surry Hills in Sydney (see how Surry Hills fits in to the name. Mal came up with the whole name. He’s a genius that lad).
Sometimes we organised crazy nights of fancy dress. The last one we did was superheroes. Last count there was six Superman. It was amazing. We’re in that picture up there.
Everyone is invited and we only have two rules:
1 – No name badges
2 – No cunts
Alas I have been sadly remiss in not attending this year. In fact just close to its two year anniversary I seem to have stopped going and I think that this has to change. Starting in May I’m going to revitalise this awesome event with gusto!
It’s time to bring the SHTBOX back. It’s time to round up all the old faces and invite so many new ones.
Let’s get SHTBOX back on the map after Easter!