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Midem Update: I’m In Cannes, Meetup Moving

I just arrived in Cannes for MidemNet and Midem via an overnight flight from Boston  Gotta say that Air France's food and service beats the US carriers. Little to report yet. Almost no one gets into to town until tomorrow and the action does not officially start until Saturday. Did hear a few unconfirmed rumblings that the organizers are worried that: a struggling music business plus soft global economy might equal lower attendance.

The Hypebot / TopSpin Media meetup on Saturday night is moving. I'll let Topspn's Ian Rogers' explain:

"Angela Linneman did some research and discovered the venue we chose for Saturday is CLOSED. 

But fear not.  I'm on the ground in Cannes Friday morning, will find a new, better place and will update this invite with the new location ASAP.  We have two backups selected already but I figure at this point I may as well touch/feel it before I send everyone the update. 

Think of it as an ultra-hip and secret party only for very special "in-the-know" people.  Consider this an intentional bait/switch meant to weed out the undesirables.  In truth I'm not that elitist, but play along and it'll feel like some modern flash-mob role-playing game in a foreign country.  I might even introduce a secret handshake or something"

– Ian

I'll have the new location here on Hypebot and via our Twitter feed asap.                

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  1. i hope a billion people show up.. but it’s an unnerving feeling on the other side of the desk, eh? : )

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