With Apologies To David Byrne

Adrian J Cotterill, Editor-in-Chief

Heard of a van that is loaded with CUPCAKES,
packed up and ready to go
…our Tweetup is on Tuesday 10.15 Stand 1M32

This ain’t no party, this ain’t no #DiSCO11,
this ain’t no fooling around
…the digital signage conference starts Monday 09:00

No time for dancing, or lovey dovey,
I ain’t got time for that now
…the Extron Party is Tuesday evening

TWEET the message, to the receiver,
hope for an answer some day
…the hashtag for ISE is #iseurope

I got three passports, a couple of visas,
you don’t even know my real name
…Adrian, Andrew, Geny and Russ

This ain’t no party, this ain’t no #DiSCO11,
this ain’t no fooling around
…listen out for the #dse2011 announcement at 17:15 GMT+1

You oughta know not to stand by the window
somebody might see you up there
…don’t forget the InAVation awards Wednesday evening

I got some groceries, some GIN&TONIC,
to last a couple of days
…there’s drinks (on stands), a beer bust or a party every night of the week during #iseurope

But I ain’t got no speakers, ain’t got no
headphones, ain’t got no records to play
…patently not true as this merry band are highly influenced by music from the late 1970’s and early 1980’s

Why stay in college? Why go to #ISEUROPE
Gonna be different this time
…bigger than ever they all say

Can’t write a letter, can’t send a postcard,
I can’t write nothing at all
…AV Magazine and InAVate both have stands; DailyDOOH and rAVePubs all have large teams at the show

This ain’t no party, this ain’t no #DiSCO11
this ain’t no fooling around
…track 1 business & Strategy, track 2 best practise

I’d like to kiss you, I’d love to hold you
I ain’t got no time for that now
…let me refer you back to the Extron Party on Tuesday evening 😉

Trouble in transit, got through the TUNNEL,
we blended in with the crowd
…we arrive by car at the Team Hotel 17:00 GMT+1 Sunday evening

We got computer, we’re tapping phone lines,
I know that ain’t allowed
…new SatNav, new fondle-slabs and new Sony NEX-5 Cameras, I think we are all set

We dress like students, we dress like housewives,
or in a suit and a tie
…depending on the day (and who we are) we’ll probably dress like all three

I changed my hairstyle, so many times now,
I don’t know what I look like!
…Geny is sporting a very nice new cropped hairstyle look

You make me shiver, I feel so tender,
we make a pretty good team
…four of us on the road and thanks to InAVate for making us feel welcome on their stand

Don’t get exhausted, I’ll do some driving,
you ought to get some sleep
…we’ll be leaving early on Thursday afternoon to head back to London

Burned all my notebooks, what good are
notebooks? They won’t help me survive
…fondle-slabs and smartphone are the order of the day this year

Try to stay healthy, physical fitness,
don’t want to catch no disease
…no comment but if you sample the delights of Amsterdam be careful

Try to be careful, don’t take no chances,
you better watch what you say
…anything you say will be written down and used in evidence against you

Apologies again to David Byrne.

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