December 02, 2010
This December, London is a buzz with anticipation for one of the biggest announcements in recent years, an announcement that's caused controversy, in fighting and on which hangs the collective pride of the nation... That's right; it's The Event 100. Perhaps you've already been accosted by a fellow commuter this morning, who grabbed you by the shoulders, trembling with excitement and hissed "Today is the day! Today is the day they announce the Event 100!" to which you replied "The Event 100? Hurray! Today we will find out the names of the top 100 people working in the events industry!" Naturally the conversation eventually reaches the inevitable question, the question we've all been asking ourselves for months "Who has nabbed the most coveted spot of all; the holy grail of the Event industry... the hotly contested Number 49 spot?"
We're happy to break the news that having beat off fierce competition from 51 of the Event Industry's biggest movers and shakers, our very own Adam Sternberg has taken hold of that number 49 spot and really made it his own.
To celebrate Adam rocketing up into the top half of the list, here are some number 49 facts of varying significance -
Between May 2003 to October 2004 Arsenal had a staggering 49 game unbeaten run which to this day is a record in English Football. You'll never guess which of the Event 100 is an Arsenal Fan...
Prospectors in the Californian Gold Rush who arrived relatively early, in 1849 were known as "The 49ers"
49er is a class of racing Dingy (which, being a boat, has a Stern)
The Crying of Lot 49 is a book by Thomas Pynchon - a future office book club selection? It's not exactly tube reading.
The Number 49 bus runs from White City to Clapham Junction and once you get to Clapham Junction you can get on a train to Wandsworth Town... where you'll find the offices of Sternberg Clarke home to Event 100's number 49 Adam Sternberg
In all seriousness, we're very proud of Adam's achievement and we're even more impressed by his restraint in not mentioning it every couple of minutes.