Event Industry News: Oscars preparations, Staples Center goes vegetarian and Twitter ups the ante

February 19, 2013

Social media: Beginning on Wednesday, your tweets will have a price sticker on them. Twitter will decide the value of each tweet with a rating system similar to the “Top Tweet” category already on the site. Criteria will likely include number of followers, favorites, and retweets of any given tweet.

The Oscars: Next Sunday brings the brightest and biggest of Hollywood award ceremonies: The Oscars. In preparation for the big event, street closures spanning the length of Hollywood and Highland (and beyond) started this weekend as construction for the red carpet begins.

The Top 100: Nightclub & Bar released their 2013 list of top 100 clubs in the nation. Top destinations include Las Vegas (as expected), Washington D.C., Los Angeles/Hollywood, Orange County and New York.

Staples Center, minus meat: Already praised as “most vegetarian-friendly NBA venue in the country,” the sports arena is shutting down McDonalds when Morrissey, former member of The Smiths, performs on March 1. Per the artist’s request, the venue will shut down all meat eating for the night. Vendors are instructed to take meat items off their menus while McDonalds will close its entirety. This is the first time the venue has agreed to these restrictions. Sir Paul McCartney made a similar request earlier and was denied.

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