If you’ve been around Aotea Square and/or are a Game of Thrones fan you are likely to have seen or known about the Bring down the King event SkyTV have been holding in Aotea Square. If you haven’t heard about it there are details here.
He is a difficult character to like, but now Game of Thrones fans have the opportunity to topple King Joffrey.
Ahead of the television series’ fourth season, audiences across the world can help bring down a seven meter statue of the character that has been errected in Auckland’s Aotea Square.
The statue of King Joffrey is expected to fall in five days.
Fans are tasked with harnessing power of social media to topple the king, using the Twitter hashtag #bringdowntheking.
A rope will be positioned around the King’s neck, and every tweet will bring the statue closer to toppling.
By now you might be wondering why I’m even bringing this up. The reason is because of just how successful it was in stoking public interest and activating Aotea Square. As the time drew closer for the statue to topple down. I was on my way to a meeting at 5pm so couldn’t stop to watch but I did take this quick photo showing a few hundred people standing around watching it. I suspect that number grew as people left work too.
It’s great that something so simple can help to make the city more interesting and liveable place. Good work Sky TV.