Atlantans have made #404Day a no. 1 local trending topic on Twitter Saturday as they share their pride and adoration of the city, which is way the day is all about.
The holiday began on April 4, 2012 when local musicians including Mayhem, Ployd and Mighty High Coup performed for guests at the Clermont Lounge, an Atlanta staple.
Typically, the live event — one of which has included a block party on Edgewood Avenue in 2014 — have amassed more than 2,000 attendees, according to the official Facebook page.
But this year, the celebration is all online as the statewide shelter-in-place order aims to curb the spread of the coroanvirus.
As a special celebration of the day, Atlanta-based producer Jermaine Dupri is DJing a virtual party on Instagram Live. He tweeted he won’t be playing anything “but the stuff that made that A the way it is today.”
Meanwhile Twitter users are joining the party.
They’re also sharing their fondness for Georgia’s capital city.
Organizations also celebrated with graphics, including Atlanta United and Fox Sports South. Georgia Tech running back coach and offensive recruiting coordinator Tashard Choice also chimed in.
At least one Atlantan used the time to encourage others to take pride in their hometown while remaining socially distant from one another.
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