If there was any way O2 could pay back it’s teenage customers that missed out on a full afternoon and evening’s worth of texting, tweeting and talking on their contract or Pay As You Go mobiles a couple of weeks back, it would probably be by setting up a series of concerts hosted by, and starring, the teens that they let down.
As it happens, this is exactly what they have done (probably not for the reasons stated, though), as they’ve given people looking to make a difference in their communities the chance to get involve with all aspects of the event, including making-up and styling the stars, building the set and performing alongside the likes of RWD favourites Tinchy, Chipmunk and Sway, and pitching their projects to the crowd as they compete for the chance to win a grant to help their community.
Glasgow headliner, Tinchy Stryder said of the tour: “The O2 Think Big tour is all about noticing young people who are doing great things within their communities. It’s a simple concept, by young people, for young people. There are a lot of gifted youngsters in this country with great ideas that need to be given a platform to make a difference. Schemes like O2’s Think Big provide a stepping stone which allows talent to shine.“
If Tinchy can forgive O2 for their shaky service and get behind the campaign, we're sure you can, too.
Tickets for each gig are a £5 charitable donation back to O2 Think Big to create more projects across the UK (plus £1.75 booking fee). For booking details see www.o2thinkbig.co.uk