Bulwark’s marketing department spent last Friday night with the Phoenix Suns for their third annual #SunsTweetup event. Early access to pre-game shootaround. Club seating. Tour of TV productions trucks parked right next to all the players’ vehicles. Tweetup t-shirt. And post-game chat session with the Suns’ Jared Dudley. Here’s all the evidence.
We arrived 2 hours before tip-off to get an up-close look at both teams warming up.
After the team’s introduction we were ready for some basketball, in club seating no less!
During halftime we were treated to a little VIP access on the production side of things. Suns’ staff member, @SunsDigitalDiva took us down for a tour of the TV broadcast trucks. Audio, video, lighting, camera direction, statistics – it all happens here.
And of course we couldn’t pass on getting a few up-close shots of the player cars in the parking lot. Is that the coach’s car by its lonesome?!?
The Portland Trailblazers ended up winning that game. Oh well! After the game our Tweetup group got on a 1-on-1 session with Suns Forward Jared Dudley. Dudley is a consistent tweeter either talking about life in the NBA or where the best eateries are around town.
And thanks to our friend @SunsWebmaster, we were able to get our customized @JaredDudley619 t-shirt in his hands right before our very eyes. The tweet we put on his shirt reads: “I was having a good day but after I heard @jrich23 Spartans lost to Iowa my day got a whole lot better. Maybe next year.” (@Jrich23 is Dudley’s Suns teammate Jason Richardson, who played college ball for the Michigan State Spartans)
All in all, it was a great night with great people. Thanks to the Suns crew and Jared Dudley for all their hard work and effort. Here’s one last picture from the Suns’ official Planet Orange page. View the rest of the gallery as well.