4 Mar

If you’re only reading our articles here on the WNYMedia.net homepage, you’re missing the plethora of workday information and entertainment we provide on other platforms.  On a daily basis, you’ll find Alan Bedenko, Chris Charvella, Brian Castner, Marc Odien, myself and dozens of other WNYMedia writers arguing, hectoring, bickering, and having fun on Twitter and Facebook.  Look us up and follow, if you’re interested in the extended conversation.

Fridays are typically active days on the social networks as people get ready for the weekend and have a little more time to check in on their phones.  The big story of the day in Buffalo is that pop superstar Lady GaGa is in town to perform at HSBC Arena tonight.

Around lunchtime, one of the BuffaloRising writers posted the following on their Twitter page.

Now, of course, that was bullshit.  I don’t know if they were serious or not, but I assume that it was posted in jest.  Alan and I were having lunch at Louie’s on Elmwood when we read it and laughed about the absurdity of the thought of Lady Gaga eating onion rings and footlongs at Ted’s.

Later in the day, Alan started a twitter hashtag titled #FakeGagaSightingsBUF and hilarity ensued.  Here’s the opening volleys of the Friday nonsense:

After a couple of dozen entries, John Borsa of Channel 7 helped spread the word to a larger audience…

And it took off from there…

Even Erie County Legislator Tom Mazur got into the act…BTW, it’s his day off.

After that, it just became a free-for-all as we attempted to fit LadyGaga into every existing Buffalo issue and story…

Finally, harkening back to the last time we had a notable visitor to our humble little ville

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4 Responses to “#FakeGagaSightingsBUF”

  1. RaChaCha March 4, 2011 at 10:55 pm #

    Your stuff with LaGaGa is hysterical!!

    Your article reminded me it’s time to get on the Twitters — there I am @HeyRaChaCha. Although I admit I’m not entirely sure of the point as I don’t have a mobile device…

  2. Ethan March 5, 2011 at 12:07 pm #

    I think Allan should be the next @MayorEmanuel

  3. kbecker March 5, 2011 at 7:17 pm #

    There is not a hash that Bedenko hasn’t tagged.

  4. Jennifer March 6, 2011 at 2:28 pm #


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