Rumours of Twitter‘s eventual demise might be casting a shadow over the entire network right now, but honestly, it’s not like Twitter could ever disappear COMPLETELY, because otherwise how the hell would Sydney even know when a storm was happening?
Yes, that’s right. On this muggy Friday afternoon we found ourselves once again living in a world where #sydneystorm was the number one trending topic in Australia.
That was partly because Sydney can barely cope with a light breeze without tweeting about it, and partly because an actual freaking lightening bolt hit Sydney Tower.
I was making a video when the lightning struck Sydney Tower!! #sydneystorm pic.twitter.com/WIPrmrY9ax
— Felipe (@felipex_) January 29, 2016
Sydney journo / future legend Mike Morrow managed to capture the inarguably iconic moment:
Straight-up perfection, no?
The pic was of course just dripping with ripeness for the photoshop treatment, and to be sure, ABC Sydney tweeted this mere minutes later.
One of our FB fans James Musgrave has added a nice addition to the lightning photo by mikejmorrow #sydneystorm pic.twitter.com/LgwaI0IujF
— 702 ABC Sydney (@702sydney) January 29, 2016
Experiencing a heady mixture of ‘seizing the day’, ‘showing off’, and ‘avoiding deadlines’, a couple PEDESTRIAN.TV editors got in on the photoshop action:
The Tower Who Lived. #sydneystorm pic.twitter.com/4jelb1cvn9
— Cameron Tyeson (@camtyeson) January 29, 2016
pika…. pika…. CHUUUUU!!!!!!! #sydneystorm pic.twitter.com/mM2NX3Z3q6
— Alex Bruce-Smith (@alexbrucesmith) January 29, 2016
And, of course, do did a bunch of others.
Expecto patronum! Sydney spellbound by storms .. Details on @9NewsSyd at 6pm #sydneystorm #harrypotter #9news pic.twitter.com/SPjjI5U0O5
— Belinda Russell (@BelindaRuss) January 29, 2016
And here’s one by our own Gilbert Walden. #SydneyStorm pic.twitter.com/sLFg2akDIt
— Time Out Sydney (@SydneyTimeOut) January 29, 2016
Live #sydneystorm coverage (and city has had its equal 2nd most Jan days of 25mm or more): https://t.co/8eRl9unmbt pic.twitter.com/59oAEvjd2w
— Peter Hannam (@p_hannam) January 29, 2016
Ah, Sydney. Nothing brings us together more than some shitty weather and a photoshop battle, huh? Big love, happy weekend. #BlessUp.
Photos: Home-grown / Twitter.