July 15th, 2009
As the Twitter turns: Chappelle’s (no) Show Portland or Dave’s not here… wait hold the phone, yes he is
Seems that sometime today a little Twitter rumor started that comedian Dave Chappelle was going to stage a secret show in Pioneer Square. Well, and you know. One thing led to another. And Portland does love the Twitter. And pretty soon there were thousands of people in Pioneer Square.
But the question remained: would Dave Chappelle make an appearance?
No one was really sure. Although KGW meteorologist Matt Zaffino continued to stoke the Twitter rumor. And Squid Vicious from KNRK got a great panning shot of the crowd.
But in the end, there was no Dave Chappelle. Or in the immortal words of Chong, “Dave’s not here.
Luckily, we may be saved from wider criticism for our naivete thanks to one small saving grace—our inability to spell “Chappelle” correctly seems to have prevented it from trending on Twitter.
Just as I was about to hit publish on my oh-so-witty diatribe, who to the crowd’s wandering eyes should appear but Dave Chappelle in Portland’s Pioneer Square. Just as Twitter promised.
Well, almost. He showed up right around 1 AM.
And here with a bunch of Qik video—which rivals the bigfoot videos in quality—is Varun Thota.
So the rumor that was a hoax turned out to be the truth. Stranger things have happened. And—appropriately enough—it’s all been captured on Twitter.
So see, Virginia? There is a Dave Chappelle. And a Twitter flash mob in Portland. And all is good in the world.
The incomparable PDX Pipeline has found four videos of Dave Chappelle in Portland’s Pioneer Square where you can actually hear what he’s saying.