No Joke: The Guy Who Played Hodor On Game Of Thrones Is Going To DJ At Dallas’ The Door.
Update on Friday, June 17 at 12:48 p.m.: It looks like this show isn’t going to happen after all — not at The Door, anyway. Or with any involvement from Jared Guynes. Read more on these developments here.
Hopping on the fake Facebook event trend a few weeks after we initially thought the joke series had run its course and the morning after the most emotional episode of Game of Thrones‘ sixth season, one too-clever-for-his-own-good North Texan created an event advertising that the revered character Hodor would be performing at The Door — playing on a notion that any up-to-speed GoT fan will understand.
The event, which was never intended to be taken too seriously, currently boasts 1,288 attending guests and another 2,419 interested parties at the time of this writing.
But last night shit got real.
After spotting the post, epic party bro Jared Guynes figured there really wasn’t any reason why this event couldn’t actually happen. GoT‘s beloved gentle giant, after all, is played by Kristian Nairn, who is actually a pretty well-known progressive house DJ in his native Northern Ireland. And Jared, in his own words, is a guy that knows how to make things happen.
Still, a little unsure of himself, Guynes made a Facebook post of his own last night saying he’d only pony up the cash to fly DJ Hodor into town for a gig at the Door if his own post got at least 1,000 likes. In a matter of hours, of course, the post racked up over 4,400 likes and 960 shares and counting — at the time of this writing, anyway. And a later update from Guynes now says the event is fully on.
Tentatively, it is scheduled for some time in August, although it won’t “officially” be announced for a few days.
Shut. The. Front. Door.
As far as what to expect, it looks like Nairn will be doing one of his famed Rave of Thrones sets, spinning his songs of fire and ice to a crowd of adoring cosplayers. Well, the lucky few, anyway. Remember: The Door only holds 1,200 or so party peoples, and it looks like interest is already several times greater than the venue’s capacity. That said, you might want to go ahead and follow Jared on Facebook so you’ll be the first to know when tickets actually go on sale, because I swear by the old gods and the new, they’ll surely sell out quick.
One last order of business: After penning half-a-dozen pieces slamming Mr. Guynes, we’d like to issue a formal apology here. If this does go down, we’ll admit that this party would indeed be pretty epic.
Sorry, Jared. We know nothing.