I did end up going to the game. And I spent the better part of the morning beforehand enabling mobile twitter. I thought I had it working the way I wanted, with only @s and DMs coming to my phone, and we left in a hurry to pick up everyone.
Moments after arriving at the tailgate in Foxboro, my pants caught fire. Immediately after putting out the flames, and taking off the smoldering layer of pants, I thought to myself, "I need to tweet this."
So I did:
skalik so five minutes into a tailgate and my pants catch fire
And I patiently waited, while I was checking my leg for damage, for the shocked @s. But none came, at least not to my phone. The "track skalik" failed me, my network didn't. Here are the reply tweets I found the next morning.
|leahjones @skalik i think we need more of the story and pics.|
| ||DougH @skalik Your pants caught fire? That's been happening a lot to lady-fans of Tom Brady, I hear|
|stuartma @skalik How, exactly, did you set your pants on fire? (Had to write that ;))|
There's the mockery I had expected and looked forward to. But I had to wait until the following Monday to see it...
I continued to tweet what was going on at the game. I wasn't sure if my tweets were getting through, so I didn't tweet much.
Why did it fail?
It was a failed experiment because there's no sense in talking if you don't hear any replies. Engagement was lost, at least for the time. It made one hell of a story time Monday morning.