If you’ve RSVP’d to the Save the Rhino event on Towel Day 2020, you might like to know what #Team42 got up to at previous Towel Days*.
The very first Stand Up for Towel Day was in 2017 in the basement of Waterstones in Tottenham Court Road.
My sister, Helen Puddefoot, very kindly made me a towel jacket.
Trystan Mitchell of the Big Foot Studio made us our beautiful logo.
Steve Cross interrogated the original Hitchhiker book to find out which day the world ended for Arthur Dent and the rest of the population of Earth in the book.
You can watch the set in full, here.
There were Pan Galactic Gargle Blasters courtesy of the Waterstones bar, and Andy Mil of the Cocktail Trading Company, who very kindly gave me the recipe.
Paul Duncan McGarrity materialised as a sperm whale at a probability of 8,767,128 to 1 against.
And John Lloyd joined us to read some extracts from the book he wrote with Douglas in 1983, The Meaning of Liff.
And everybody had a generally hoopy time.
This year’s Towel Day is going to be online and you can sign up to attend here.
And if you’d like to be first in the know about the event on May 25th, you can join our Facebook group.
I’ll be back with a review of 2018’s Towel Day events soon.
* Towel Day is an annual celebration on the 25th of May, as a tribute to the late author Douglas Adams (1952-2001). On that day, fans around the universe carry a towel in his honour.