After a long day at work, you’ll either be fully exhausted and ready to crash for the night, or you’ll be ready to go out and hit the town before coming home to crash and start the vicious cycle all over again in the morning. Where I live, there aren’t exactly any hot spots to go to at night, however, if I’m willing to drive about an hour to get to Atlanta, then a whole world of options are available. For the record, I’m usually not willing to make the drive to Atlanta, and I end up choosing my couch instead. If you live in San Francisco, Seattle, or certain other parts of Washington and are regularly looking for stuff to do when the sun goes down and the Man on the Moon shows his face, then give down2night a whirl.

Without a doubt, the best way to be informed about events that are happening out and about while you’re out and about is through your cell phone, and that’s exactly what down2night utilizes. They’ll send you SMS alerts to let you know about what’s happening at the places that you love on the nights that you’re available. Users (and even venues themselves) can add information on upcoming events, so you should be able to stay in the loop. The service may only support a small amount of locations at this time, but they’ll be launching support for a number of new big cities soon.

[tags]down2night, Hot Spots, Atlanta, San Francisco, Seattle, Washington, Man on the Moon, Events, Cell Phone, SMS, Cities[/tags]

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  1. Bill Webb says:

    “Without a doubt, the best way to be informed about events that are happening out and about while you’re out and about is through your cell phone…”

    Have we now reached the point where we spend our leisure time flitting from flower to flower, taking it in bites instead of immersing ourselves in our own lives? Life-surfing. How sad!

  2. Connie Devine says:

    Hi Brandon,
    Just on my way to Atlanta this morning from North Carolina. What neck of these woods are you in?

  3. keri anderson says:

    hey! what do you recommend in atlanta. i’m going there in a few weeks for my first business trip and want to get out at night!

  4. Bill Hawver says:

    I have Vista Ultimate. Well, it isn’t quite ultimate when it comes to using the windows email. I am on Roadrunner and went there to get a password. Did the whole thing to get everything right with the windows email. Now, I receive and can send messages but always get the BIG error message along with them. It’s usable, but frustrating to keep getting the big ERROR panel each time. So, I went back to Roadrunner for help more than once. No matter what, when completed, the email does the same frustrating thing. The last guy I talked with finally gave up and told me to contact Microsoft. I haven’t done that yet because I can imagine that with the release of all the new versions of Vista, they must be buried with problems.

  5. Bill Hawver says:

    My experience with the AVG antivirus program:
    Sent a check for the specied amount in Jan. 2008. Finally received a disc. The disc did nothing. I sent it back and later received another. This disc was different. It REALLY did nothing even better than the first one. There was also supposed to be a license number that would arrive shortly after the disc arrived. Never came, so I spent weeks trying to get an answer. You can go to their site to report any problems but you have to have the license number. So, could not get through to anyone. The address to send the check was stateside but they could not help since the company was an overseas unit. After much frustrating moves on my part, I was refunded a little over ten bucks…..The program cost $25. So, unable to get a fair shake, I learned a good lesson…..From the folks who are there to protect me from unscrupulous people. Right….Thanks guys.

  6. Bill Hawver says:

    Just about a week ago, AVG finally coughed up the money that they owed me for the failure to send the license number for their anti-virus program which I ordered way back in Jan. 2008. they had sent the installation disc, but it was useless without the license key.
    It was beyond pulling teeth trying to get anywhere with them.
    I had used their program about 3 years and liked it very well. I am sorry that I cannot use it anymore.
    Of course, getting tech help was out of question since one needs the license number to activate.
    Never will know what the problem was, except that someone dropped the ball somewhere.
    Was also supposed to get a backup disc but that did not happen.
    Anyway, I was refunded all that I had sent.