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Posted by Derren Brown News August 27, 2009 at 11:14 am

You can all start thinking the right way round or stop thinking the other.

The Events – starting in September:

August 27, 2009 at 11:21 am
Kathryn says:

September 11th? Nice date choosing!
Anyway, wasn’t it the 9/9/09? Or did I just make that up?

August 27, 2009 at 11:23 am
Kathryn says:

Oh, and:
I’m thinking lottery and/or banks ?

August 27, 2009 at 11:24 am
Tash says:

How Exciting ๐Ÿ˜€

August 27, 2009 at 11:26 am
Tash says:

Bloody helll – that truck got a little bit close didn’t it!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

August 27, 2009 at 11:27 am
Tash says:

hang on – sorry i keep watching it – i thought it was 09-09-09 it said the 11th september on there!

August 27, 2009 at 11:37 am
Glenn Horsley says:

I thought it started the 09/09/09 not 11/09/09 :-S

August 27, 2009 at 11:41 am


What happened to it being on 09/09/09? Did Channel 4 have a change of midweek heart?

Anyway. I almost had a heart attact at the end when that truck almost didn’t stop!



August 27, 2009 at 11:46 am
Abeo says:

Make sure you still tune in 09/09/09! ๐Ÿ™‚

August 27, 2009 at 11:51 am
Chink says:

Love the sign on the bus ‘It will be you’ ๐Ÿ™‚

August 27, 2009 at 11:52 am




August 27, 2009 at 11:56 am
flapjack says:

“When I bang this clipboard on the dashboard and a mentalist steps out in front of you I want you to perform an emergency stop.
Drive on when it’s safe to do so.”

August 27, 2009 at 11:57 am
Fosca says:

Red and black, hmm? I see…

August 27, 2009 at 12:06 pm
Lotte says:

How cute is that – Derren couldn’t help blink as he heard how close the truck got. I WILL have that man!!!! he he..

August 27, 2009 at 12:07 pm
80s Craig says:

I’m really looking forward to this. I have no idea what he will be doing in any of the shows, and I think that is what is making me want to watch them. If we were told Derren would be doing such-a-thing on one programme, then It would spoil the build up.

I’d like to know how much of that ad was done for real, and how much was added in. My guess is most was real, but that truck was a little too close for comfort!

August 27, 2009 at 12:07 pm
SuZi says:

“making secure systems vulnerable” on the 8th anniversary of 9/11. Ouch.

Tune in on 09/09 on here or C4? But why am I asking? I’m here ALL THE TIME anyway! ๐Ÿ˜‰

August 27, 2009 at 12:13 pm
Jacob says:

There has been hints towards something important on 09/09/09
but the ad did say it starts on the 11th

He’s got into your minds already!

The competition to be part of the audience ends on the 9th…

Red & Black

August 27, 2009 at 12:14 pm
Meh says:

Mmm is that the Barclays Bank logo?…

August 27, 2009 at 12:16 pm
helen galland says:

im feeling very left out- my work computor doesnt have sound (blooming boss) and my home laptop is too slow to watch internet video clips ๐Ÿ™

can someone please tell me what is going on…………..?

August 27, 2009 at 12:20 pm
Chris L says:

Can’t wait for this!

Never really watched any of Derren’s shows on television when they were on, so I got all the DVDs instead and this new series I’m guessing is going to blow my mind even more.

I’m guessing the advert was shot in two takes (when stood next to the girl with the ballon and the last car goes past before he sets off walking backwards) and probably done on a green screen. ๐Ÿ™‚

August 27, 2009 at 12:20 pm
deed says:

The truck wasn’t close,that is the start point.. The tape is run backwards..

August 27, 2009 at 12:24 pm
Tony says:

Here what I’ve got:

1) Red & Black = roulette
2) Balloon has Barclays Bank logo on it (I think)
3) Lottery numbers on the lamppost (and the bus saying ‘it will be you’ – rather than ‘it could be you)
4) Manchester United website reversed on the poster – links to DB C4 website
5) Stuck to my sofa pizza poster – links to Derren Brown C4 website

So, I’m confused!

August 27, 2009 at 12:32 pm
alex says:

August 27, 2009 at 12:45 pm
s-a-m says:

All i noticed was Manchester United on the board (in their colours red, white and black), could be coinsidence, then again, maybe not. Is Derren going to destroy Man U?…make their ‘secure systems vunerable’?? Haha, i’d tune in to see that! Or could it be AIG or banks. Ah, how mysterious! I’m confused about dates though…i guess i’ll play it safe and tune in the 9th and 11th just to make sure.

That’s a very smart trailer aswell might I add, although no doubt filled with ‘hidden messages’, but it makes the show extremely intruiging; and I am intruiged! Roll on September! ๐Ÿ˜€

August 27, 2009 at 12:45 pm
Josh says:

I’m personally thinking that there will be something to do with Roulette in there. But who knows aside form Derren’s inner circle and every clever sausage out there who’s figured out each and every clue in the advert(s).

@Lotte – Dont’ be so sure! i know plenty of men and women who are aching to get their hands on him. Myself included! So you’ll have to beat me in the race. Plus his current man-friend.

August 27, 2009 at 12:54 pm
Cathy says:

Got very excited then realised I’m not in the country that evening. Pants, pants, pants.

August 27, 2009 at 1:08 pm
Jess P says:

Something HAS to happen on the 9th. They wouldnt just change the date. . . . (would they?!)

August 27, 2009 at 1:08 pm
Rob says:

On C4 of course… and then of course international bods i assume can watch on 4OD streamed the next night?

Mean while i will be at home in london a couple of miles away frustrated and on edge of my seat. I think this more intresting the the roulette by far as you knew the two out comes of that event. This is more about the unexpected, expectations of the viewer and nerves of one man on TV.


August 27, 2009 at 1:11 pm
peachykeen says:

uhh…confused. I hope you mean C4 on 09/09 Abeo…. I don’t think I can stay at work until 9pm to check on here ๐Ÿ™
I am so excited I think I might go pop. Oh *…..* there I go.

August 27, 2009 at 1:12 pm
Rob says:

worked out event one!

nice and easy!


August 27, 2009 at 1:21 pm
Kate says:

really really can’t wait now. Should Barclays be worried?

August 27, 2009 at 1:29 pm
Jess P says:

Theres a website called which apparently tells you everything you need to know about the basics of “the events” but im not sure if its for real because the quality of the page is pretty mediocre and nothing like the or graphics.
The thing thats puzzling me is why they have seemingly changed the date from 9/9/09 (which was both a pallindrome which tied in with the backwards/forwards theme, and the events and september both have 9 letters, and upside down became 6/6/6 the devils number :D) to the 11/9/09.

@SuZi – I thought the

— The above site is fake – nothing to do with us ๐Ÿ™‚ you can tell by all the amazon/google ads – Phillis

August 27, 2009 at 1:30 pm
Jess P says:

…same. it is a bit weird.

August 27, 2009 at 1:34 pm
Fosca says:

Hey, if Derren does anything even REMOTELY as good as this, I’ll retire from (watching) television:

August 27, 2009 at 1:34 pm
Lisa says:

Because the 09/09/09 wasn’t long enough to wait!!
Really looking forward to it all the same ๐Ÿ˜€

August 27, 2009 at 1:40 pm
James says:

Unless I am very much mistaken that whole advert was just played in reverse. So it started with him actually stood in front of a parked lorry.

The clever bit (if I am right) is that he had to speak backwards the entire time. Which isnt that hard – although its impressive that he memorised 40 seconds worth (although we dont know how many cuts were in that).

Whatever way it was great ๐Ÿ™‚

August 27, 2009 at 1:42 pm
Richard says:

It’s me birthday! – it’s mazing how no-one forgets it these days, I must be getting more popular.

August 27, 2009 at 1:46 pm
Debs says:

all i know is, ill be staying very close to my phone on 090909!!
i cannot wait for this

is it just me or is derren looking exceptionally hot in this ad!


August 27, 2009 at 1:50 pm
Tash says:

@abeo: what the lottery channel? or channel 4? any more details coming?

August 27, 2009 at 1:53 pm
Wonderer Woman says:

Couple of questions: as it is called the Events, does it mean lots of things happening in one show, or a few things happening in a few shows? Or neither? Will it be the 9th or the 11th? And what is ‘The Game’??? Ive heard strange things about this ‘Game’…

August 27, 2009 at 1:58 pm
Francis says:

All these clues remind me of ‘Masquerade’ by Kit Williams; with the blog represening the book itself, cunningly woven with hints and secrets. The Events in September I’m sure will feel like digging up the treasure at the end, and hopefully everything will become clear when we tune in! There are many similarities, for example alike Kit Williams, Derren has lost his hare….. ๐Ÿ˜‰ Just kidding, if anybody can carry off the bald look, it’s DB ๐Ÿ˜€

August 27, 2009 at 2:00 pm
Reaper9888 says:

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August 27, 2009 at 2:01 pm
Fiona says:

Oooh I’m getting excited at just wondering why we are tuning into both the 9th AND the 11th! EEEEE!

August 27, 2009 at 2:02 pm
Simon says:

Wooo the 11th was thinking i was going to miss this as im away on holiday till the 10th and i didn’t want to watch it on sky+ for fear i’d be told what happens before.

August 27, 2009 at 2:34 pm
Paul Ireland says:

september 11th? a unique day with a unique event? thank god a saw this the right way round, it was driving me nuts lol, will be watching as always!

August 27, 2009 at 2:38 pm
roz says:

i dont think derren’s in that video at all. just some really really nice CGI & editing, & a lotta hard work. you clever ole debbils.

August 27, 2009 at 2:38 pm

I’ve said before that I hate watching that truck coming up behind Derren at the end. I flinch just looking at it!

So, it’s Sept 11th now? So I wonder what’s going down on the 9th then? A wee appetiser before the main course, perhaps?? ๐Ÿ˜‰

LC x

August 27, 2009 at 2:57 pm
Bebecca says:

I think if someone could play this forward it would make much more sense.
I’m intrigued as to what the man on the bicycle says to him.
I found by viewing the source on both links provided it links back to somewhere called which is just way over my head and none of the content seems to make any sense, although I’m sure it is a legit site for web standards. WHY that is in the page source, also with the suffix of 1999 (the three 9’s again) another clue or am I just reading far too much into things? Probably the latter, that will teach me for having a day off work!

August 27, 2009 at 2:59 pm
FarheenA says:

I’m a tad confused …

August 27, 2009 at 3:03 pm
Reaper9888 says:

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August 27, 2009 at 3:04 pm
Dan S says:

Well… Derren Brown is on E4 at 9pm on 09/09/09, but it looks like a re-run of evening of wonders…
See the link below:

August 27, 2009 at 3:07 pm
Jelly says:

I was involved in filming for episode 2. Cant wait to see the final programme and my appearence on TV… and, no, sorry but I can’t tell you what happens!

August 27, 2009 at 3:09 pm
FarheenA says:

… what happened to 9/9/9

August 27, 2009 at 3:12 pm
Bebecca says:

Thinking about it, England Vs Croatia is on 09/09/09.
Maybe Manchester United was a clue that went more towards football than a specific team?
They’re World Cup Qualifiers so people will be watching them, what if ‘interference’ meant that Derren Brown was going to overtake the TV channels?

Events for me would be classed as sport events (hence World Cup Qualifiers)
World Events (with the 9/11 theme on the advert)
And music and dramatic events (I’ve had a look online but nothing significant arises)

Like I said before, I think taking the day off work today was a foolish idea!

August 27, 2009 at 3:19 pm
Aaron says: must be fake as “event 4” says “This is why you are here now!
You will buy a lottery ticket using the 5 numbers below and have to guess the last one.
This will assure you get 5 out of 6 numbers on the lottery and reduces
your jackpot winning chance to 1 in 49.”

but as you have already used 5 numbers it would be 1 in 44 chance! doubt DB would get that wrong,

August 27, 2009 at 3:21 pm
Steve says:

it’s always been said itll be the 9/9/9, but im pretty sure the reason its on the 11th is becasue derren brown shows are usually always shown on Friday night’s on channel 4, which is the 11th sept. the 9th is a wednesday which wouldnt make prime time viewing. i think this is probably the case but not 100%. either way its going to be awesome!

August 27, 2009 at 3:24 pm
wendyandemily says:

september 11th ? fitting date About people feeling vunerable and security not being able to help,


August 27, 2009 at 3:41 pm
Colin says:

Or does it mean the 09th of November, 09? Only kidding, I reckon it’s an event on the 9th, but the program will be aired on the 11th, possibly partially prerecorded. It makes sense for such a big TV production to be aired on Friday prime-time, rather than mid-week.

@Aaron – yeah I think Phillis debunked that site in the comments above… it looks far too shoddy and was only registered a couple of days ago, deffo not the polished, planned, high standard we’re used to!

Yeah that truck wigs me out too!!

August 27, 2009 at 3:56 pm

Blimey, all these comments are making my head spin!
I’m just going to enjoy it all when it’s on and no doubt love Derren’s genius even more afterwards. ๐Ÿ˜€

LC x

August 27, 2009 at 4:20 pm
Debs says:

i can distincly recall Derren saying something about the Events, it will either make or break his career….i hope to god it makes it! But if hes saying things like that its gotta be something huge. im thinking gettin a payout from a lotto ticket that hasnt actually won (like at the dogs), and inteferring with a football match..maybe he is going to hypnotise a team to “get stuck” lol


August 27, 2009 at 4:42 pm
Debs says:

hmmm…art museum is one venue, on the 3rd….then more recording on 7th…so i take it its not live? so how is there going to be viewer participation….what if he hypnotises us all and then we lose power in our homes, we could be stuck in a trance….well…forever!!

ok so im gettin carried away LOL

August 27, 2009 at 4:48 pm
roz says:

luv that derek acorah video. thanx, derek, for conclusively proving that demonic possession is a big yawner. the only people who get justifiably excited over it are church treasurers…

August 27, 2009 at 4:59 pm
peachykeen says:

Do you think there’s something significant in An Evening of Wonders? We were told to watch on 09.09.09, at 9pm, 9 mins, 9 secs etc., and if that’s what’s being shown…. I’m going home to watch the dvd repeatedly!! :))

August 27, 2009 at 5:00 pm
Psycho says:

It tells you on the website exactly what will happen on the show that this is advertising.

August 27, 2009 at 5:04 pm
Julie says:

Weren’t we also told to keep an eye out at 9 mins and 9 seconds past 9pm on 9th of the 9th 09? Or did I just imagine that? lol. Here we go again…


August 27, 2009 at 5:05 pm
Julie says:

Weren’t we also told to keep an eye out at 9 mins and 9 seconds past 9pm on 9th of the 9th 09? Or did I just imagine that? lol. Here we go again…


August 27, 2009 at 5:13 pm
Matt says:

@Dan S The channel 4 listings for 09/09/09 show a 10 min program of DB:The Events LIVE starting at 22:35 and ending at 22:45
“The first of Derren Brown’s special Events in which he will attempt, live on air, his most ambitious challenge to date.”

August 27, 2009 at 5:14 pm
scott says:

At the end, has anyone noticed he says “and show you how you can get away with” then stops,
he doestnt tell you what you can get away with

just as he says that the “red and black” lorry is behind him, show you how you can get away with red and black?

August 27, 2009 at 5:15 pm
Jen and Si says:

well we are all right and all wrong. thanks to dan and his comment on here and a little bit of info from the recent comp with the “standing” on his head video, im piecing things together…… channel 4 10.35pm 09/09/09 for 10mins……. full show on the 11th so i assume we all will be made to respond on the 10th to whatever “trick” he plays/does. cant wait to find out if im right….

August 27, 2009 at 5:35 pm
Leon says:

I think I remember reading that it will be filmed on the 9th, which would make sense as it probably isn’t going to be live…

If this is the case then Jelly a few comments above is probably lying, as she s/he wouldn’t have to pretend to be finding difficulty in not telling us what happens as if she did the details would be moderated out anyway.

Looking forward to seeing this show Derren, though I’ll be amazed if you can surpass your previous acheivements in entertainment! But, then again, I’ve thought that way about your last few shows and you still somehow manage it…

August 27, 2009 at 5:45 pm
wendyandemily says:

only just noticed 6th number argh! its too confusing

August 27, 2009 at 5:55 pm
Tom Murphy says: containes things such as:

“Sponsors accused of using subliminal messaging in their advertising”
“Claims that reverse football website is just a front for getting people to go to the Derren Brown The Event website”
“New boy on the backward scene Brown is just “magic””

August 27, 2009 at 6:00 pm
Mr Woolf says:

I’m pretty sure that the W3 thing you’re referring to, is the internet’s standard recognition name tag thingamybob (www), it’s not a link to anything in particular to do with this site… all sites/pages on the net should have that stated up the top in the HTML (Hyper Text Markup Language) source code ;^)

Perhaps the Barclays thing, isn’t what it appears either:
At a glance, to me, although it resembles the Barclays Eagle… I would say that it could in fact be a Pheonix, not an eagle. 8^b

With regards to the possible lottery numbers… even if they are the correct ones (they wont be), how much do you all think you’ll end up with if you all won anyway? haha.

So yes… a little more for you all to ponder now.

Peace People!

August 27, 2009 at 6:01 pm
Tom Murphy says:

No one seems to have noticed this yet:

August 27, 2009 at 6:08 pm
Joe says:

The link above shows that at 22:35 on 09/09/09 there is a 10 minute program to do with the events on channel 4

August 27, 2009 at 6:13 pm
Rhian says:

More scary watching it forwards – I reckon to record that advert without getting killed is an achievement itself!

Hopefully The Events will run from the 9th to the 12th so that I can see them all before I go on holidays.

Hopefully tickets for next year’s tour will also be on sale by then – I’ll be more than a little upset if I miss out on the tour because the tickets go on sale when I can’t buy them ๐Ÿ™

August 27, 2009 at 6:27 pm
Reaper9888 says:

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The England vs Croatia game is indeed on 09/09/09 and the site mentions things such as a player being hypnotised when they glanced at the big screen. I am not much of a football fan but I am going to be watching that match! Derren is misdirecting so I don’t think he would just make it lead to one team’s game. Or is he misdirecting us to look at the bigger picture and ignore what is right in front of our eyes?

August 27, 2009 at 6:34 pm
Oyar F. says:

Just saw your finale dated release advert. 11th Friday!

August 27, 2009 at 6:35 pm
Matt Blais says:

He says even the most secure systems can become vulnerable, if you know where to look. Then he looks at the balloon which appears to have the insignia of the white house. CWAZI!

August 27, 2009 at 7:06 pm
FluffyDragQueen says:

@Scott I always thought at the end he said “how you can get away with IT”.
It’s weird, I keep going round and round in circles watching this video. There’s something about his gait that’s odd. I never really paid too much attention to it before, but watching it this way round, it doesn’t really look like someone walking forward normally, played backwards, the stride is odd. But then the other way round it doesn’t look like a normal forwards stride either. the only conclusion I’ve come to is he must have practised a lot, to have it not look quite right in either direction!! X~D

August 27, 2009 at 7:24 pm
Sophie says:

@Jelly I was involved in the filming for episode 2 aswell!!! Can’t wait for the new series, especially episode 2 (obviously!) It’s so hard to keep quiet about it!!!

August 27, 2009 at 7:27 pm
Rhian says:

@Matt Blais

while a police car drives past!

August 27, 2009 at 7:27 pm
Rob M says:

But to be in the audience live… how far would anyone go?
I would do my half marathon sponsored for the parrot sanctuary. anyone going any higher? lol


August 27, 2009 at 7:32 pm
Lacroix says:

09-09-09 could be the derrens brown new web release date?

August 27, 2009 at 7:41 pm
Mr Woolf says:

The neck of the bird emblem is too long to be an Eagle… if it is an Eagle, it’s a very poor resemblance, haha.
It’s more of a Pheonix shape.

Before everyone starts fearing that D has control of any nuclear systems… I would recommend thinking it through properly.

“Interesting game… the only way to win, is not to play.” ;^)

Well, either that or just play in a way that you’re not expected to :^P

Something only exists when you believe it exists.

Peace People!

August 27, 2009 at 8:10 pm
lexical23 says:

This is doing my noggin in, i love in.

August 27, 2009 at 8:13 pm
Amie says:

Out of interest, whilst cruising through old blog posts..

The picture in the post…

Do you think it’s ‘the box’ ?

August 27, 2009 at 8:20 pm
Wonderer Woman says:

I’m sooo piddling excited!!!

August 27, 2009 at 8:26 pm
phillis says:

I think he’s talking about my bra strap! PING!!!

August 27, 2009 at 8:34 pm
Andrew says:

I’m back at college on the 11th. This is something to look forward to on that day at least. ๐Ÿ™‚

August 27, 2009 at 9:35 pm
Kathryn says:

Wow- I just saw this version (the forwards one ๐Ÿ™‚ ) on actual telly! T’was so exciting!

August 27, 2009 at 10:01 pm
FarheenA says:

On the c4 listings, for the 9th it says at 10:35 – Derren Brown : The Events Live and it’s only for 10 mins.

Sorry if spoiling any sort of surprise … :-S

August 27, 2009 at 10:42 pm
80s Craig says:

You know the “Stuck to my sofa” thing?

Wouldn’t it be funny if one of the Events episodes put a warning out to tell you that Derren was going to semi-hypnotise you to become stuck to your sofa, which he would then do and people would become stuck,

Then, towards the end of the same programme, he could say he was about to un-stick you, but then the programme cut off and there was a pretend transmission fail. You’d have loads of people thinking they would be stuck to their sofas for eternity.

Well, I’d laugh anyway… :-/

August 27, 2009 at 10:57 pm
Stephen says:

“Derren has recently been filming a series of documentaries Derren Brown: The Unexplained which will be aired in 2009-2010 alongside a series of four one-hour specials known as The Event which will air in Autumn 2009. ”


– actually it’s called something else – but you’ll only find out when The Events finish on the blog ๐Ÿ™‚ – Phillis

August 27, 2009 at 11:31 pm
Jelly says:

@Sophie, I’m so glad someone else on here was involved in the filming! I haven’t even told my fiance about it!!! I hope you had fun, It was amazing. P.S 3 WEEKS TOMORROW!!!!
And @ Leon… I’m not fibbing about anything, and i’m still not 100% sure what you think i’m lying about…. just trying to get you guys even more excited about what looks like it’s going to be the most mindblowing TV experience EVER! And I wouldn’t put anything on here about what happened at the filming because we all promised Derren that we wouldn’t say anything.

August 28, 2009 at 12:47 am
Julie says:

Julie is jealous of Jelly.



August 28, 2009 at 12:48 am
flapjack says:

Before everyone gets excited about the lottery numbers on the lampost if that is what they are, I just want to be a smartarse and say that in the unlikely event that Derren can rig the national lottery so those numbers come up, so many of you will have bought those numbers that the jackpot will be divided between thousands if not millions of people who saw this ad and fancied their chances.
If anyone here wins more than a tenner from it that’ll be something of a miracle in itself.
Unless Derren can also distort the law of economics.
If this happens, he should be the next chancellor!

August 28, 2009 at 2:20 am
Jellyous says:

Jelly, I’m jealous! :p or is it Jolly?

August 28, 2009 at 3:18 am
Angelos says:

Well, there are two symbols of birds, one on the balloon and the other at
The double-headed bird in the UnaM emblem is not an eagle, but a phoenix, like the mythical Egyptian phoenix bird that had two heads. As it became the clichรƒยฉ emblem over the years, the phoenix was substituted with a double-headed eagle as to stop the allusion to the original symbolism of the phoenix…
The bird on the balloon appears to be a phoenix with its pointy feathers, also looking to the left like the Barclays logo, but I don’t know if the connection with Barclays is necessary without the emblem of UnaM and football.
Probably none of this makes sense, and the birds could be misdirection, although unlikely. However, they probably mean something else.

..and sorry for the messy, run-on post!

August 28, 2009 at 3:30 am
Ben says:

Just looking at the TV listings for 9th of Septemeber. Derren’s 10-Minute “Events” special that night coincides exactly with The National Lottery Draws on BBC1.

Coincidence? I really think not!

August 28, 2009 at 7:13 am
graeme r says:

wonderful so i now have to book thr 11th off aswell as already booking the 9th off n is the badge on the balloon not the badge of the american cia?????

August 28, 2009 at 8:35 am
Sophie says:

@Jelly Yeah I had a great time! Ahhhh it’s so hard to keep my mouth zipped, reading all the ideas on here is driving me crazy!! My friend who went to the audition with me has been given a load of different dates for filming! So exciting! Derren, please don’t traumatise her, she’s getting married in a few weeks!

August 28, 2009 at 9:35 am
Debs says:

@Jelly @Sophie im so jealous you boith got to meet Derren! thats like my dream! lol

August 28, 2009 at 11:00 am
LairyT says:

Can’t get the BBC1 listings for the 9th Sept on their site yet but I see that for the past two Wednesdays the midweek lottery draw has been on at 10.35pm for ten minutes, which is how long and when the live ten minutes of ‘The Events’ is on Ch4 on Wednesday the 9th. Maybe, just maybe………………..

August 28, 2009 at 11:13 am
kirsty says:

i don’t think we’ll ever be figuring out what he’s on about until we watch it : ) but i’ll definately be watching the match on 9/9/9 just in case he suddenly runs on to the pitch or something along those lines.

August 28, 2009 at 11:15 am
Ed Trist says:

Googled to see if anyone had TV listings for the 9th, and found this site. So there is a lottery draw at the exact same time. Hmm.

August 28, 2009 at 11:35 am
Hari says:

Hah… mind control is one thing, but correctly predicting lottery numbers? That would be impressive… especially since it’s impossible ๐Ÿ˜› Unless he uses a similar method to “The System” and purchases 14 million lottery tickets… Which would be equally impressive, because it involves having ร‚ยฃ14 million…

August 28, 2009 at 11:42 am
Debs says:

i think we will all be going out to buy lotto tickets with those 5 numbers from the video…from those 5 numbers we will “randomly” pick a 6th number, which wont actually be random but will be a typical number we will all pick, coz being human we are like that….predicatable…Derren will know already what the 6th number we pick is….
thats what im thinking anyway…im gonna buy a lotto ticket with those 5 numbers and my own 6th number anyway lol! i really dont think they will be winning numbers, but it will be amazing if derren could predict on a psychological level what random number we would pick following that 5 number sequence.

August 28, 2009 at 11:43 am
Debs says:

i mean predictable lol

August 28, 2009 at 12:39 pm
LairyT says:

Would someone please be kind and confirm what they believe the 5 numbers to be, as my video quality is poor? Also a while ago we were told to tune it and look especially close at 9pm 9minutes and 9seconds. Does anyone know what that is referring to, like what channel and prog we should be watching or whether that is the blog we should watching at that time?

August 28, 2009 at 12:43 pm
Rob says:

I also took part in the filming Jelly and Sophie. its been killing us for months. Talk about an exercise in selfcontrol!

The back of the guys jacket is a ZERO, The lamp post numbers are random but up to 49. Friend of a friend worked on the GCI and asked if we saw it, to which i gave him a long list of questions. lol


August 28, 2009 at 1:26 pm
Fraser says:

The listings are up for Friday the 11th on Channel 4.

Friday 11 September, Channel 4, [S]
The first of four Friday night specials from Derren Brown. Derren reveals how he could have pulled off Wednesday’s live stunt.

Followed by David Blaines new show. Good tv is coming back people! : )

August 28, 2009 at 1:54 pm
peachykeen says:

Oh my actual God. I wasn’t entirely convinced about the lottery thing until everyone said about the coincidental times… I’m going to have to buy a ticket for the first time ever aren’t I. Derren, you are a cunning little fox!! (and probably getting a ‘back-hander’ from the Lotto people for getting so many extra tickets sold!!)

August 28, 2009 at 2:12 pm
Cookie says:

The description under DB : The Events on the c4 listings says “Derren reveals how he could have pulled off Wednesday’s live stunt”.

Just thought some might like to know. ๐Ÿ˜€

August 28, 2009 at 7:11 pm
Josh says:

Wednesday 9 September, Channel 4

The first of Derren Brown’s special Events in which he will attempt, live on air, his most ambitious challenge to date. 10 mins long

August 28, 2009 at 8:04 pm
Sophie says:

@Debs Aww..I hope you get to meet him too sometime! I was surprised at how…normal he was! Hehe
@Rob Hello! Roll on being able to talk about it!!

August 28, 2009 at 9:00 pm
Siobhan says:

Grrr, I just moved house and am having problems getting UK TV wired up in the new apartment… for some reason they couldn’t understand when I attempted to explain why it HAD to be done by 09/09/09… who wants to invite me to theirs if it doesn’t work out in time???

[…] link is being shared on Twitter right now. @derrenbrown said Blog post: Derren Brown The Events – […]

August 28, 2009 at 10:02 pm
Andrew says:

I have no idea how mot of it was filmed, but i’ve spotted 1 thing – you had no reflection in the bonnet of the truck.

August 28, 2009 at 10:09 pm
Brian New says:

Ohhhhhhh, it’s the Manchest City logo, in the girl’s balloon. See for youself:

August 28, 2009 at 10:21 pm
Brian New says:

Man City vs. Man U on 20th Sep?

August 28, 2009 at 10:50 pm
sammy says:

i didnt thin i t ever said 09/09/09 everything i ever saw jst said 09/09.which i always interpreted as sept 09!!

August 28, 2009 at 11:26 pm
WendyandEmily says:

I really cant wait to watch it now! It is all so exciting! I have been considering the whole lottery thing… Not sure what i shall do though! I am jealous of jelly, rob and sophie too!!! I would love to be part of all this! Although i have met derren before after a live show which was soooo cool!! ๐Ÿ˜€
Anyways i shall carry on watching this advert over and over to see if i cant work out what it all meeaans before the rest of you! Hehe ๐Ÿ™‚

August 29, 2009 at 12:25 am
Kathryn says:

I’ve just noticed that there’s a puddle infront of the little girl that dries up as Derren walks past it. Odd…

August 29, 2009 at 1:03 am
Vicky says:

Brainstorming: Barclays Premier League = Man U = RED & BLACK = AUDIENCE = DERRENBROWN = STUCK TO YOUR SEAT = THE EVENTS.

I.E. Derren is going to make the audience @ Man U game Freeze in their seats.

August 29, 2009 at 11:26 am
ed F says:

I doubt it will have anything to do with Man U for two reasons :
1) They are too big a club to let Derren Brown do “something” with them
2) It says the filming will be done in London

August 29, 2009 at 1:28 pm
LairyT says:

@Rob – I’m confused. A while back you posted and said you registered for tickets on Lost in TV but never heard anything back, but now you say you’ve been involved in the filming for The Events?!?

August 29, 2009 at 2:17 pm
Eoin says:

The advertising board does NOT say … Look at it again.

August 29, 2009 at 2:18 pm
Kathryn says:

@Kathryn (nice name, glad you spell it the proper way! :P)

the puddle doesn’t dry up, its from the lady’s coffee cup. in the backwards version she spills it and in this one it goes from the puddle back to the cup.

August 29, 2009 at 2:23 pm
Eoin Rafferty says:

The advertising board does NOT say ….Have a look at it again.

August 29, 2009 at 5:20 pm
James Ray says:

Well I for one am watching the ManU match now, it’s kicked off and if it is a draw then ManU wont be happy after last time they really need to win this one so if DB’s prediction holds up I’ll be impressed but a bit sodded off at the same time.

August 29, 2009 at 5:24 pm
BoneyM says:

Sod that! Arsenal will b like Burnley last week… that’s MY prediction. If derren is right then I bet he’s one rich dude and there’s gonna be some pissed off fans.

August 29, 2009 at 5:25 pm
JanT says:

what site are you talking about predictions on?

August 29, 2009 at 5:28 pm
JanT says:

the it’s been up there for a bit but now has a picture of some guy who looks like Ricky Gervais out side with the score 2-1 and says that ManU will win

August 29, 2009 at 5:54 pm
MaGz says:

:O :O :O I’ve just found another secret website apart from the ones you’ve spotted in the ad!!

Am I allowed to post it?? It’s got something to do with the bus…

August 29, 2009 at 6:10 pm
tiram says:

yeah saw the prediction site. But isn’t that just a luck guess. 1-0, 2-0, 3-0 not much to chose from.

August 29, 2009 at 6:51 pm
Sophie says:

I don’t know if anyone else has mentioned this…in the trailer for the events there’s the whole red and black thing going on…and in one of the other videos, the one where Derren is taking his jacket off, his shirt is black with red bits on the cuffs, and he wore the same shirt at the audition. Coincidence?

August 29, 2009 at 6:54 pm
Mihnelis says:

You son of a gun ๐Ÿ™‚
You did it again. Backwards Illusion. I’m amazed that you learned all that text in reverse :). However you are not the first one to use it. As far as I know, Weird Al did it in the Amish Paradise parody after Coolio’s Gangsta’s Paradise. Pretty amazing though.

August 29, 2009 at 7:04 pm
Enigma says:

@Mihnellis – I don’t think he learnt any of the text backwards ๐Ÿ™‚

August 29, 2009 at 7:20 pm
Mick says:

Ah cmon I could have TOLD you it would be 2-1 to man U! Thats not predicting its friggin obvious

August 29, 2009 at 7:24 pm
janT says:

@mick I suppose itรขโ‚ฌโ„ขs not that impressive but Derren would look a bit silly if it wasnรขโ‚ฌโ„ขt the case. Maybe there were some other prediction sites out there but I only came across the backwards รขโ‚ฌล“Man Unitedรขโ‚ฌย one and the รขโ‚ฌล“Sure Scoreรขโ‚ฌย one.

August 29, 2009 at 7:35 pm
80s Craig says:

I like the little “hidden” comments in the surescore site, if you look at the source code.

Don’t pick 13 – Derren tells us not to!

August 29, 2009 at 7:38 pm
raginrob says:

Been waiting to see this result since I found that site. I’m not good with suspense.

August 29, 2009 at 8:35 pm
sonofsam83 says:

saw the surescore website earlier today… but not being much of a footie fan didnt really think much of it… until my dad finished watching the match tonite.. and was not impressed at the score!!! lets just say i am now very very scared….. kinda worried bout tuning in to the events now! might get “glued” to the sofa and never be able to get up!

August 29, 2009 at 9:06 pm
Mihnelis says:

He did it for the lipsync. Obviously the text is prerecorded and played back in reverse during the whole scene. All he has to do is walk forward and mime his lips.

August 29, 2009 at 10:09 pm
Berber Anna says:

sonofsam: So the surescore website got the actual match score correct? Impressive…

August 29, 2009 at 10:45 pm
LairyT says:

Sorry if I’m being dumb but how did you find/know about the sure score site? I’m getting totslly confused by all of this.

@80s Craig – can’t find the hidden comments you are referring to on the Sure Score site? Help! please.

August 30, 2009 at 2:21 am
Thistooshallpass says:

I donรขโ‚ฌโ„ขt like the lottery mainly because I believe itรขโ‚ฌโ„ขs got รขโ‚ฌหœsod allรขโ‚ฌโ„ข to do with luck. Derren loves to explore and examine our belief systems, so, Iรขโ‚ฌโ„ขm wondering if he might just attempt to create his รขโ‚ฌหœown kindรขโ‚ฌโ„ข of lottery draw…how exciting would that be!!
I just canรขโ‚ฌโ„ขt wait for it all to start and Iรขโ‚ฌโ„ขm now beginning to sound like an annoying little child on a car journey who keeps asking รขโ‚ฌล“are we there yetรขโ‚ฌย

August 30, 2009 at 4:03 am
Berber Anna says:

LairyT: Right click on the screen in one of the margins of the site (so that you’re not actually on top of a picture), then choose View Page Source from the dropdown menu. Hidden in the code is a comment, something about not choosing 13 because people don’t like it. ๐Ÿ˜‰

August 30, 2009 at 8:23 am
Eoin Rafferty says:

In the add, when Derren reaches half way across the road (near the woman and child) the guy who walks by in a black suit has a 0 on the back of his jacket….. I wonder what that’s about??

August 30, 2009 at 1:26 pm
MaGz says: <–I didn't put that, it's something different!! Guess I wasn't allowed to post it ๐Ÿ™

August 30, 2009 at 1:27 pm
MaGz says:

I didn’t put that…:(

August 30, 2009 at 1:28 pm
MaGz says:

Look at the bus… ๐Ÿ˜‰

August 30, 2009 at 2:13 pm
CJE says:

I think I’ve missed something. What’s all this about a “surescore” website? Is this like the stucktomysofa one and how do I find it?!

August 30, 2009 at 2:43 pm
Hannah Taylor says:

Has anyone else noticed the man who calls for a taxi??? He’s got a big white circle on the back of his jacket… like one of those symbols on supposed pyschic cards? Look out for it. I reckon that’ll feature in the events somewhere!!

August 30, 2009 at 2:45 pm
Hannah Taylor says:

And on the backwards advert, the car before the bus is driving the wrong way. Weird. I would like to know how he made this advert.

August 30, 2009 at 2:49 pm
Iain says:

Has anyone else noticed that on the erocserus site that the “Ricky Gervais” lookalike has exactly the same eye composition and top half of the face as Derren does… It wouldn’t be the first time he’s worn a disguise… thing of the “depressed” clown in TOTM or the Mind Reader booth on the Pier… andfor the record… I have all 6 lottery numbers =]

August 30, 2009 at 5:57 pm
WendyandEmily says:

I think the guy on the bike maybe was told to speak backwards or mime it and the reverse version is the way they first made it! The lorry looks like it does actually brake behind derren at the end as he blinks when he worries it might not stop in time! Lol,plus he looks like he has a slight smirk on his face once it has stopped right at the end ๐Ÿ˜›
Or maybe they put lots of different clips together somehow cos there is so much you can do with technology nowadays. It is a really cool ad though, I luuurve it! ๐Ÿ˜€

August 30, 2009 at 8:08 pm
Aaron says:

“the events” is an anagram of HE SENT VET

August 30, 2009 at 8:11 pm
Tammy X says:

@iain, yer, but would Derren be seen dead in that outfit? I think not! (I could be wrong, I hope i’m not though!).

@sonofsam83, I’m not too into football either, but seeing the prediction site made me need to know the scores!! Scary stuff, wish i was a gambler now!


August 30, 2009 at 8:23 pm
LairyT says:

@CJE – the Sure Score website appears to be one set up by Derren to predict the football results. I only found it though someone’s comments on here but the address is which reads Derrens Score Predictions backwards and it predicted the Man U Arsenal score from Saturday.
Still have no idea how someone came across it though or if there is any reference to the spelling mistakes and extra words on the site!?

August 30, 2009 at 8:55 pm
Cookie says:

Has anyone else noticed on the sure score website if u look closely at the red bit that goes accross the top of the page it says “will it be you” near the bottom; and in the trailer on the bus it says “it will be you”.

August 30, 2009 at 9:01 pm

I’m not too sure about the surescore site, can we have some confirmation from Phillis/Abeo?

August 30, 2009 at 9:03 pm
ed F says:

Just noticed, theres quite an obvious cut at about 20seconds when the car goes past the camera – look at Derrens face. Just thought you’d like to know.
P.s. where is the suppposed prediction for the football?

August 30, 2009 at 10:20 pm
LairyT says: – that is the score prediction website.

Yeah I did notice that the website says ‘Will it be you?’ and on the bus it says ‘it will be you’.
Website has got to be something to do with it, if you look at the predictions experts name, the fact that the’being glued to our seats’ reference is being used again and it says it will help you ‘beat the system’ – has to be Derren related surely!?

August 30, 2009 at 10:29 pm – from the advert at the bus stop.
Read what it says on the website. I have a nasty feeling that viewers of the TV show won’t actually be able to get up off the sofa!

August 30, 2009 at 10:37 pm
LairyT says:

@MaGz – I think the website you put got changed on here because Philis has already commented that it is nothing to do with them & DB, that it is fake. When you consider the quality of it compared to the stucktomysofa and retsehcnaMdetinU site, I say I have to believe Philis

August 31, 2009 at 2:14 am
soulmate02 says:

The guy with the big white circle/zero on his back kinda reminds me of that game Derren talked about in one of his shows – the one where you try to make someone look into the circle, which he used to make with his index finger and thumb. Just a thought…

August 31, 2009 at 9:55 am
Jacqueenking says:

Has anyone noticed the changes on the original DB website? You can interfere with Derren’s eyes and mouth, making him pull funny / creepy faces – Great fun, just thought I’d mention in case anyone has missed it.

August 31, 2009 at 9:57 am
Jacqueenking says:

Ahem – I’ve been playing with it all morning ๐Ÿ™‚

August 31, 2009 at 11:44 am
Iain says:

@ ef F – Yeah, there is a cut there, maybe it helps with filming?

I have just had another look at the socre prediction site and have noticed that apart form “Wembly” being spelt wrong, there is also a mention of being “glued to our seats”. I wonder what Mr Brown is upto? I can just imagine everyone being glued to their seats on Wednesday and not getting unstuck until the second show on Friday…haha, imagine that in the papers. Derren Brown causes mass absense from workplaces due to “glue” stunt. Maybe he’ll have Coops and the team secretly gluing our butts when we are not looking…ok that sounds sordid, I’ll stop now

August 31, 2009 at 1:33 pm
Dale Shrimpton says:

I am not sure if it is just me, but the whole back to front theme, reminds me of the book shop scene, in the zucker, Abraham’s film top secret.
Which makes sense, since its advertising a series of top secret events.

August 31, 2009 at 1:45 pm
Jerome says:

the ballon with an eagle on it is a symbol of the CIA!!!!

August 31, 2009 at 1:46 pm
nigel says:


“You wouldn’t want to predict 13 would be in there – it’s an unlucky number for some “

August 31, 2009 at 2:14 pm
CJ says:

@LairyT – I still don’t know how anyone found out about the score prediction website apart from posts on here. Is there something in the trailer I’ve missed?

Any ideas anyone?!

August 31, 2009 at 2:28 pm
nigel says: its another site!!!!!!!!!!!!

August 31, 2009 at 3:10 pm
Ms G says:

Forward, backward .. with brown you can go all ways .. doesn’t really matter …

Yes, you appeared a bit stiff in the forward walk (of yourself) in the previous post .. but for a weird reason I excluded you from the check on all things (a bit stiff .. thats what I thought about you in that post .. but hey .. brits ..).

Now .. the truck …

August 31, 2009 at 3:11 pm
Berber Anna says:

Nigel: Awesome (though not very sense-making) — where’d you find that one?

August 31, 2009 at 3:24 pm
Aaron says:

Another spelling mistake on surescore website is on the “big bucks generator” bit says you to occould be rolling about in it with our big bucks generator” OCCOULD???

August 31, 2009 at 3:31 pm
CJ says:

@nigel – Excellent! I knew there must be something in that but I just couldn’t find it. It’s all about the”-” in the middle!

August 31, 2009 at 3:39 pm
stacie says:

I thought if you look closely the “0” on the mans back looks more like a “U”. Therefore, i read it as- Back Man U?

August 31, 2009 at 3:51 pm
Sophie says:

Great find Nigel!

August 31, 2009 at 3:52 pm
Siobhan says:

@ Nigel, thats just excellent, and more anigrams for us!


August 31, 2009 at 4:24 pm

@Siobhan – Derren Brown by any chance?? ๐Ÿ™‚

LC x

August 31, 2009 at 4:26 pm
stacie says:

Unless I have missed something. Has no one been to……NOT Its a lottery syndicate website and you only have to pick FIVE numbers! Like to hear peoples thoughts on this

August 31, 2009 at 4:27 pm

Derren Brown is also an anagram of ‘WN Bend Error’……

LC x

August 31, 2009 at 4:27 pm
stacie says:

and the lorry that nearly runs derren over- the number plate has the same numbers as the seen on the lamp post?

August 31, 2009 at 4:34 pm

Not too sure the forward-splash site is legit. It’s registered to a guy in Kilbride called Ewan Howard. The whois lookup is totally different from the legit sites.

August 31, 2009 at 4:34 pm
CJ says:

“WN bend error” = Derren Brown as well!

August 31, 2009 at 4:38 pm
LairyT says:

Could someone tell us how they discovered the Sure Score site please?

@Aaron – the bit on the Big Bucks Generator ‘you to ocould’ I took to be a typing error with the space in the wrong place as it should be ‘you too could’. Wembley is spelt wrong on there as ‘Wembly’, also literally is spelt wrong with two ‘t’s as ‘litterally’ and favourite is missing the ‘u’. Also there is an extra word in the text at the very bottom. ‘The’ doesn’t need to be in the sentence as it doesn’t make sense. I also think the bit ‘we’ve seen some interesting numbers coming in from Man United’ is worded oddly.

I’m flummoxed as to whether any of this means anything though!

August 31, 2009 at 4:41 pm
stacie says:

where are people getting these anagrams from? Are the from the blogs or the websites. I have tried putting all the letters from miss spelt words together but not getting anything.

August 31, 2009 at 4:42 pm
stacie says:

the site mentions the numbers 25, and 47 again also the number 2

August 31, 2009 at 4:45 pm
LairyT says:

@James Houston – the site is legit because if you click on any of it, it takes you to Channel 4’s The Events page again like the stuck to my sofa one and the man u one.

August 31, 2009 at 4:50 pm
stacie says:

what about the colours used for the lottery balls. red red green blue blue. they dont correspond to the colours used in the national lottery. Dont know if this means anything,

August 31, 2009 at 4:58 pm
Gav says:

On the score prediction site, “Come join us at Old Trafford where we will LITTERally be HANDLING the money to you on a plate.”

Now watch the video again and look at the pavement furthest away.

August 31, 2009 at 4:58 pm
nigel says:

look at what everyones saying ….has appeared on the soruce code on surescore site…when yesterday only had the number 13 message…….and i hope forward-splash is real…..took me hours to find it out lol

August 31, 2009 at 5:12 pm
nigel says:

on the source code for is a site called asks for your password when you go onto it

August 31, 2009 at 5:15 pm
nigel says:

also all sites say they was created 09/10/2009 how is that possible??

August 31, 2009 at 5:54 pm
Berber Anna says:

Interesting — I wonder whether those comments in the code are for us, or communication between (Derren and) some super secret programmer team or something?

When I look at it, though, Gav, it says ‘litterally’, but not ‘handling’ (just ‘handing’). By the way, literally handing people money on a plate would be quite funny…

August 31, 2009 at 6:05 pm
Jerome says:

wouldn’t the fact that the show is on friday 11th correspond to the euro millions draw? Not the national lottery.

August 31, 2009 at 7:02 pm
LairyT says:

Gav – I watched the video again, I see the litter guy but still not seeing what you’re getting at, please can you enlighten me? ๐Ÿ™‚

August 31, 2009 at 8:19 pm
steve says:

i loved this advert, especially the bicyclist, and Nigel the date could be in American as they put ‘month/date/year’ instead of the normal way of ‘date/month/year’. either that or Derren Brown is a Time Lord.

August 31, 2009 at 8:26 pm
Debs says:

either way, that date is in the future….and the 10th of sept is when theyre filming the competition winners isnt it…

August 31, 2009 at 8:32 pm
nigel says:

even if it was the american way the date still hasnt happened yet!!!!!!

August 31, 2009 at 8:59 pm
Aaron says:

on surescore website why is the a picture of a camera? how does this have any relevance? and why is the money in euros?

August 31, 2009 at 9:06 pm
LairyT says:

I think we are supposed to use the numbers given in the clip, to bet on the Euromillions draw. As you only choose five main numbers for that and then 2 star numbers – these will be the ‘random’ numbers we choose. That’s why the money on surescore is in Euros and why it says ‘place small amounts on a really long shot and watch the cash come rolling in’ because it’s only a pound or whatever to enter so thats the ‘small amount’, winning the lottery is a ‘long shot’ and the balls will be ‘rolling in’. This is what we are being directed towards I think, but whether it will actually happen is another matter.

August 31, 2009 at 10:26 pm
mary says:

when and how was the score predicting website found?

August 31, 2009 at 10:44 pm
Colin says:

@Aaron – think it’s a reference to the image – filename: photo.jpg.

Incidentally, the last-modified date of that image was “Sat, 29 Aug 2009 16:03:58 GMT” – when did the match finish – was it actually a prediction? Also, 2-1 doesn’t indicate which side wins – bit of an ambiguous prediction, even if it was posted before the result came out.

@Mary – I can’t find any reference to it either… I’m suspecting it could be bogus – none of the official sites have had so many typos:

– misspell “litterally” twice,
– misspell “wembly” once,
– misplaced space in “you to ocould”,
– additional word: “we will be predicting the more results”,
– page title “erocserus” – other official sites’ title’s start: “Home Page: ”

These could be clues… or indications the site was put together in a rush!

August 31, 2009 at 10:46 pm
raginrob says:

I saw it a week or so before the game, I think. It wasn’t too hard to find if you watched closely but it spoils the fun if people give it away.

August 31, 2009 at 10:55 pm
Colin says:

edit: Hmm, i might have to eat my words – the info on the domain looks like it might be genuine – much of it matches this very domain (… perhaps the typos ARE clues after all.

Incidentally, the and domains are registered by Channel4 – but this (and the domain is registered by “Derren Brown Art”.

Curiouser and curiouser…

August 31, 2009 at 11:12 pm
Colin says:

@raginrob – mind sharing where you saw it? It’s out in the open now, so nothing to “give away”. The domain was only registered 28-Aug-2009 – are you sure you didn’t see the reversed Man U site (URL on the telly advert)?


August 31, 2009 at 11:24 pm
MattB says:

@Colin the match started at 16:15 GMT (remembering we are currently an hour ahead) – so by that measure it counts as a prediction. Also, the home side score is always given first – so it seems it is a genuine prediction (incidentally, exactly the same score as I predicted for this match – so not *that* impressive perhaps)

August 31, 2009 at 11:26 pm

Someone mentioned about why there is a camera on the score prediction site, and I maybe way off beam here, but there IS a woman in the pic with an almost exact camera to the icon. Plus (unless my eyes deceive me) there seems a few others taking pics too.
I don’t know what on earth that means, but it’s just an observation, and it probably means nothing…..

LC x

August 31, 2009 at 11:36 pm
ed F says:

@MaGz ( a while back)
Desperately looking at the bus now – obv its not “It will be you” , because thats been posted. any more hints?

August 31, 2009 at 11:47 pm
Manny says:

@Matt – so your telling me if I’d have put a grand on Manu to win with that score (I could have got odds about 4-1) I’d be 4 grand better off? Find me another one and I’ll split the winnings with you mate!

August 31, 2009 at 11:50 pm
ChrisVL says:… the predictions are made by Victor B Redner. hahahaha. yur brain dead if you dont get that one.

August 31, 2009 at 11:55 pm
ChrisVL says:

also if you look the card that says “1” definitely has the letters DB in the top corner.

August 31, 2009 at 11:56 pm
MaGz says:

@ed F I’m don’t think I’m allowed to post it because it gives quite a lot away on the site that I found, (phillis changed my post!! ๐Ÿ˜› ) you’re halfway there but you could also try putting dot info at the end….. ๐Ÿ˜‰

– for the record it’s fake and it’s on more than 5 places on this blog. – Phillis

September 1, 2009 at 12:12 am
MattB says:

@Chris Those were good odds – should have gone for it! I’ve been playing the Guardians “predict the score” game. This week from 10 games, I correctly predicted the score of 2 of them – the Man U game was one of them.

September 1, 2009 at 12:20 am
Enigma says:

@LariyT – Just because it links to the same page doesn’t make it legitimate ๐Ÿ™‚

But it could well be.

The Score Predictions site, however, looks as fake as fake can be….Whilst this could be intentional, I’m hoping it’s not, it looks awful and reads dreadfully.

September 1, 2009 at 12:22 am
mary says:


sure score is part of the goose chase.

think rob may have got mixed up. where was the first mention of the sure score site on this blog? maybe admin etc dropping links in.

September 1, 2009 at 12:26 am
mary says:

also you lot, could you update the sure site in plenty of time so we can get our bets on.

thanks x

September 1, 2009 at 12:31 am
ChrisVL says:

I saw the site late around the night before, its linked to on another post… but the picture of the guy holding up the cards wasn’t there. It was just a grey square saying “photo coming”. I didn’t look till about 8-9pm after the match when it was there.

is there any way to find out if that photo was taken BEFORE the match and not after? it’s defo Trafford as I’ve been enough.

September 1, 2009 at 12:31 am
mary says:

has the stuckonmysofa site gone down?

September 1, 2009 at 12:35 am
Colin says:

@MattB – ah cool, cheers for confirming that – I’m not a big football follower…

OK, so it’s a pretty decent prediction then… although the odds of guessing it aren’t impossible (did i see 1/4 above?), the egg-on-face factor for posting a prediction right before a national TV show starts would be massive, so Mr B would have to be pretty certain that he wouldn’t have to switch images and hope no-one noticed.

So… assuming he’s not manipulating the game… could be manipulating any other facts? Can anyone 100% vouch for seeing the 2-1 image before the match started? Could he have created images for every result?

Either way, I’m bookmarking that site and betting heavily if any more predictions come up!!!

September 1, 2009 at 12:42 am
ChrisVL says:

@Colin. I’ve put a fair few bets on and 4-1 is not the odds of that score ocuring. It would be something like 20-1 so it depends on when you put it on and who you went to. 4-1 odds is pretty crap. I could have said it would be 2-1, 1-2 anyway with teams like that but last time they played it was nil-nil so yeah it isn’t really too obvious. The disallowed goal was potentially a swinger too as it could have easily been 2-2. Pity no details about who would score.

September 1, 2009 at 1:04 am
Jess xxx says:

Very weird coincidence…
A pizza menu came through my door today, offering a ‘999 Deal’. Of course, 999 made me remember The Events, and then I also remembered the pizza advert in this vid. You should have seen my reaction; “Oh my God, he’s EVERYWHERE!” Then I realised the menu was just a Pizza Hut one. Phew!

Bring on The Events!

September 1, 2009 at 1:22 am
Colin says:

@ChrisVL – Ah, i just picked the 4-1 from someone above, who mentioned that was the odds they could get on that score.

I’ve found a post on a magic forum talking about the prediction on the site at Sat Aug 29, 2009 9:05 pm – that’s the earliest record I can find via google… they do mention it has a prediction on it, but that could be the “nice little victory for Man U” prediction.

The only way to check the photo’s authenticity would be to have the original file from the camera, or visually recognise some aspect of it (people in the background?).

Here’s a thought… if you were going to predict a score, why have your photo taken at the match? Why not have it taken before the match? And is that a disguised Derren in the photo?

September 1, 2009 at 2:19 am
mary says:

@chrisvl do you know which post, i cant find it?

the earliest mention i have found of it is:”

Paul Kayle says:
August 29, 2009 at 1:39 pm

yes and thereรƒยขรขโ€šยฌรขโ€žยขs victor B redner thats obvious but how can the score prediction site work? either the game is rigged or itรƒยขรขโ€šยฌรขโ€žยขs going to have to be one very lucky guess. with all the different scores up to 5-5 your looking at a 50-1 chance. I think thats right not so good at math but itรƒยขรขโ€šยฌรขโ€žยขs 5รƒฦ’รขโ‚ฌโ€5×2 isnรƒยขรขโ€šยฌรขโ€žยขt it”

but no mention previously that i can see, unless team db have delyed it!? will keep searching curious as to how it was found.

September 1, 2009 at 3:27 am
raginrob says:

Colin: OK, I’ll be honest and quit acting clever, I picked it up in the comments of another blog posting the backwards trailer. I actually suck at this stuff. I thought it was a joke or a fake at the time though, I wish I’d had the brains to bet on it. I was kicking myself when I saw the match score.

September 1, 2009 at 5:58 am
nigel says:

anyone know the actual numbers for the supposed draw?? ,theres so many variations dotted around the place.

Surely there has to be more than the three sites so far found i guess more looking is needed!!!!!

September 1, 2009 at 7:17 am
Kirsty says:

I did see the prediction before the match, although I’m not usually into football, but thought I’d take a look as my brother was going to watch and he loves Man U. Can’t remember the exact time that the prediction was up but it was probably between 4:30 and 5-ish I think.

September 1, 2009 at 8:11 am
Leigh says:

I remember seeing the prediction site on the day of the match. My bf – he’s the Man U fan – came across it. And for the people here who are keen on details, I think it was around 5pm.

September 1, 2009 at 8:20 am
Paul B says:

I found the score prediction site in the morning, and that photo was up when I checked about half an hour before kick-off. It’s definately taken at OT, and looks like pre-kick off (somewhere outside around the front of the megastore unless I’m mistaken) – you can see some of the match programme booths in the background, and the east coach park.

You can tell it’s pre-kick off as people are milling around taking photo’s. You wouldn’t get that many people stood around afterwards.

Paul B

September 1, 2009 at 8:32 am
lolcat says:

I found the link on a forum, while searching for Events-related things.
Not really that interested in football, but ended up stuck in front of the TV for the match!
And WHY OH WHY did I not bet some money on the result???

September 1, 2009 at 9:01 am
CJ says:

@mary – which website/blog post is that on?

September 1, 2009 at 9:32 am
mary says:

@cj is was on this blog, post titled THE EVENTS FULL TRAILER รขโ‚ฌโ€œ WATCH HERE NOW!

ctrl + f + “prediction” will take you straight to it the comment. there is also one in this post at August 29, 2009 at 5:20 pm by james ray.

strange how there is no link that i can find previous to those times and people just seem to mention the prediction without actually referring to a link.

September 1, 2009 at 9:33 am
Colin says:

Cheers guys for the confirmation – looks like Derren has done it again, and totally foxed me… he would have to be certain that he’d be right if he was going to release a public prediction like this.

I wonder if that site will be updated, or if other predictions will be made on other (currently undiscovered) sites… I suspect the latter, just to keep us on our toes!!

September 1, 2009 at 8:07 pm
Disaidra says:

news flash guys, i was watching channel 4, and the schedule came up but the text was in red and black. oh Derren you sly fox, will we ever escape your clutches. teehee ๐Ÿ™‚

September 1, 2009 at 10:52 pm
Daniel says:

On 09/09/09 at 22.35 derren browns event is on tv live!!!! and then on the 11th it says he reveals how he could’ve pulled of wednesdays live stunt, as you can see on channel 4 tv listings. I bet Derren will be looking at these finding it very funny how were spending hours trying to work out his hidden messages!!!!

Soooo excited can’t wait!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

September 1, 2009 at 11:25 pm
jordan o'connell says:

omfg omfg, christ i have discovered alot, this is went more far than i thought im getting somewhere, found the 5 correct numbers, 22 is not 22 its something else, and wee hint all im telling you is “Ludwig” its something to do with that alot, yay im smart and i am the only one thats discovered this thing thats tooken this to the next level, i cant beileve i found this information, dont know if the meant to share this but i dug deep enough to find to find this information its hidden really well and its the last place you would look

September 2, 2009 at 12:54 am
phillis (not phillisdorris) says:

feel free to share what you have found jordan. what do you think the next level is?

September 2, 2009 at 2:46 am
Julie says:

Deep breath Jordan! ๐Ÿ˜€ Blimey your excited. Must be something good. Care to share with the group??? ๐Ÿ˜‰
(and by that I mean your theory AND your winnings.) x


September 2, 2009 at 2:49 am
Julie says:


September 2, 2009 at 3:36 am
Julie says:

Oh and this means nowt most likely but has anyone else noticed that the background to the stuck to my sofa website is lots of rows of teeny Derren heads? Cute ๐Ÿ™‚


September 2, 2009 at 10:09 am
Colin says:

@jordan – are you 100% sure it’s legit? Seems quite an obsure way to hide something, if only real geeks would find it… and don’t assume everyone shouts about everything they find ๐Ÿ˜‰

September 2, 2009 at 10:47 am
Francis says:

Oh do tell Jordan! Phillis said some time ago that we should all keep talking and sharing… plus my brain hurts from trying to find new things ๐Ÿ˜€

September 2, 2009 at 10:58 am
CJ says:

@Colin – Is there something you’re not telling us?!

September 2, 2009 at 11:07 am
Gewitternacht says:

just to recap: there are four events (to win, to trick, to control and to fool if I remember right – can’t remember where I saw that) and – by the looks of it – four websites:

Assuming they are all legitimate sites, I wonder if they can be assigned to the various events? My guess would be: – to fool – to trick – to control – to win

September 2, 2009 at 1:29 pm
LairyT says:

Yes, Jordan, please share your ideas. There’s lots of people’s ideas on here and it’s nice for those of us who don’t maybe have as much time to hunt around for stuff to be able to see what people have found out. Is there another website we need to find? Or maybe we need to look a little closer at one of the ones already listed on here. Come on give us a few hints at least, pleeease! Can’t contain my excitement till the show starts, must know more now!! ๐Ÿ™‚

September 2, 2009 at 1:54 pm
neil says:

First Time Commenter – Had seen the add again last night and looked up the site and boy was i stuck to the sofa, after reading blogs,forums,videos and all the prior mentioned sites I found myself still on the sofa totally engrossed at 06:30 this morning. If its just and advert its certainly done its job, however I would agree with the general opinion whether it be clues to what Derren has planned for the show, a mix up of previous shows or maybe to make us look deeper and hes hinting at something. It all reminds me of a competition on a social networking site that you could win a pair of trainers earlier this year in which clues were given and entrants had to work out the answer and enter it in the sites address bar then find and click something on the found page ……

September 2, 2009 at 2:03 pm
neil says:

…the competition had fake pages and the use of code searching came in very handy. In relation to the Derren advert it seems similar, yet no mention of a direct competition exists but what if you do as he says and “You know where to look” there could just be something there. I could just be rambling on and my paranoid conspiracy mind has taken over again Ha Ha Ha but i believe that there is more to it than just and advert and a tv show.

September 2, 2009 at 2:16 pm
Finch says:

Got it. It’s an article on the site. Got to be a good start hasn’t it.

September 2, 2009 at 3:52 pm
Finch says:

It ties in with the ‘Ludwig’ clue above as well y’see…

September 2, 2009 at 5:40 pm
Paul says: seems very interesting

September 2, 2009 at 5:54 pm
Paul says:

He is on both days – wednesday and friday.

the wednesday one is live and the friday one will be explaining how it was done

September 2, 2009 at 6:12 pm
Disaidra says:

so far i have made notes of everything on this site that might have anything to do with it. my theory is that after last nights change to red and black text on adverts for the whole of big brother, ending after they reported “technical difficulties” (coincidence or are the difficulties derren taking over) during this week running up to the events, little subliminal messages will keep popping up.

September 2, 2009 at 6:32 pm
jordan o'connell says:

ok ill share, i dug deep into the websites now on foward splash i researched the source code and found a code of numbers hidden in the source, now i copied to google and it seemed to convert it to text, it discovered to be a url to an audio file which is crazy it tells you the lotto numbers and alot of other weird kl things
this is what i found on foward splash

which translates in english to –>

September 2, 2009 at 6:36 pm
jordan o'connell says:

yes im a geeky person lol i researched this like hell watched it lots of times, ok found an audio file, got it from a hidden url, and ludwig is a person derren adores, in the audio file it, tells you the lotto numbers and then quotes from ludwig and other pholosiphors, just wee tip 22 isnt the correct number that everyone thing that it is ๐Ÿ˜‰

September 2, 2009 at 6:38 pm
nigel says:

September 2, 2009 at 10:22 pm
LairyT says:

@Jordan – can you not specify how to find this hidden audio file? I respect your right to privacy etc but i for one would have idea how to find it and i really want to be able to dig deeper too!!

September 2, 2009 at 11:01 pm
Amie says:

Damnit! I knew I was slow again! I just looked in the source code and found that, copied it to google, then got the website then it told me the limit for downloads had been exceeded!

Then I read your comment just now! Any way you could upload the audio file?

I’m mega gutted!

September 3, 2009 at 12:39 am
mary says:

oh yeah. wav cant be found now tho. arghgle!!

September 3, 2009 at 10:58 am

anyone noticed that when the little girl lets go of the balloon a magic puddle suddenly appears in front of her?

September 3, 2009 at 11:00 am
LairyT says:

Yeah I got some ‘help’ and found the audio file but it says the download limit has been reached – which is pants. I found the weird numbers in the page source myself but had no idea what they were for until my ‘helper’ came along. I sat there for ages looking for a pattern in the bloomin’ sequence, duh! I just wanted to hear the numbers really as have an idea of what they are but wanted ‘confirmation’.

Also while I was trawling the blog a week or so ago I came across a post from DB saying he was in a casino in Manchester with the guy from ‘The Real Hustle’ filming for an upcoming series. Well that kinda ties in with The Events doesn’t it………….

September 3, 2009 at 11:11 am

so only ten people actually know what the message is on the audio file anybody fancy telling us all?

September 3, 2009 at 12:35 pm
JayKay says:

What does the backwards voice say at the beginning of the ad?

September 3, 2009 at 12:37 pm
JayKay says:

On the events/comp entry video that is.

September 3, 2009 at 4:02 pm
mary says:

the (witch) hunt continues…

September 3, 2009 at 5:11 pm
Alistair says:

I managed to get hold of the file off rapidshare yesterday and I’ve been puzzling over it for a whole day, has anyone else who got it figured anything out from it?!

@mary – did you get that from the clip or are there references to witches somewhere else?

Sorry if I’ve said too much!

September 3, 2009 at 5:20 pm
scott says:

How come when you press “Set as background” on the background of “” (the part with all the mini derrens), the background is just red lines, and the derren heads dissapear (not very good with pc’s sorry).

September 3, 2009 at 5:33 pm
David G says:

One of the lucky ten downloaders was kind enough to post the wav:

I was thinking it might have had some back masking, but that doesn’t appear to be the case (text to speech).

September 3, 2009 at 5:45 pm
scott says:


found this while searching for the events–will-incapacitate-viewers.html
(sorry if im not alowwed to post this)

September 3, 2009 at 5:46 pm
Paul B says:

@scott : that’s because the background is just made up of a number of those ‘red lines’. When you put them all together, they make the collage effect of all the derren heads – the background is lots of those lines next to each other – it’s not one big picture.

It should still work though if you want it as a background, you’d just need to set the bg.jpg to tile all over your background, it should work.

Paul B

September 3, 2009 at 5:49 pm
Paul B says:

My local pizzerea does a Derek Accorah Pizza – cheese, with lots of ham.

It’s available in small, fake medium or large.

Paul B

September 3, 2009 at 6:11 pm
JayKay says:

Well, if it’s all down to playing about with computer code, then it’s all way over my head. Codes? I don’t know my S.O.S from my A.S.S!

There are lots of bits and bobs to play with underneath the competition entry/events video. But it’s all gobbeldygook to this technothicko.

And there was a bit in the Telegraph today about the ‘Stuck to My Sofa’ episode.

Stuck to my sofa? I just must have a dirty mind or something…

September 3, 2009 at 6:44 pm
Luq says:

I have tried to access the audio file that appears in google when I paste in the numbers from the forward-splash source code and just get the following error message:

This file is neither allocated to a Premium Account, or a Collector’s Account, and can therefore only be downloaded 10 times.

This limit is reached.

To download this file, the uploader either needs to transfer this file into his/her Collector’s Account, or upload the file again. The file can later be moved to a Collector’s Account. The uploader just needs to click the delete link of the file to get further information.

V clever, but also v frustrating, I thought that I had cracked something. Is there something i can do to listen to the file?

Isn’t this exciting!!

September 3, 2009 at 7:01 pm
Berrnerd Row says:

September 3, 2009 at 7:02 pm
Jacko says:

Hello you,Now it can’t just be me.How long has this been 4 years nearly(Your a sadist Mr),but what to expect when dabling in the occult hey.It just occured to me I may be a firestarter.Wow I must be a Virgin I told you so. I’m guessing it was the MU.Could never understand why they talked about football until now. David and Goliath is so appropriate you seem to have such powerful friends backing you this time.Tuesday 007 9 pm nice touch.Its going to take me 999 to get enough reputation for that horse.Why Wednesday?Green.I always thought everyone knew the Sun moved backwards.I see you parents never told you to look both ways when crossing the road.But nice to see you gained enough exp to follow through from the middle.I see Daddy likes his pizza.More but your tight with characters as usual.

September 3, 2009 at 7:11 pm
Berrnerd Row says:

September 3, 2009 at 7:17 pm
DomZ says:

If you want to hear the audio file, it can be found (with a transcript) over at my blog – as well as some other articles I’ve written about The Events. I’d love some feedback, or if you fancy writing an article on something you’ve found/your ideas feel free to email me at

September 3, 2009 at 7:48 pm
Gewitternacht says:

@Jordan & Alistair: are you going to buy yourselves a lottery ticket?

I just worked out how to get to the rapidshare site all by myself (didn’t even use google), but I am obviously far too late. Are you sure it’s lottery numbers he’s talking about? I can’t imagine how he could possibly predict those…

September 3, 2009 at 8:20 pm
Nopke says:

Scott: that is because all the little red horns screwed up ….. it’s demon in the background .. that’s why .. now you know ..

Mini derren’s? I’ll have a look to see what all those babies from Derren are doing there …

September 3, 2009 at 8:31 pm
Nopke says:

Scott: Hehhehe ….. is quite nice! Ehehehe … All need to go there ..

September 3, 2009 at 8:43 pm
Luq says:

@Domz – Great article, thanks. Now I really am confused! Plenty food for thought though.

September 3, 2009 at 9:05 pm
David G says:

“@Berrnerd Row” That one sounds a little like ‘You’ll never get the clues now(?)’ if you play it backwards. ๐Ÿ˜‰

September 3, 2009 at 9:34 pm
Luq says:

What links Ludwig with Malleus Maleficarum? ๐Ÿ˜‰

September 3, 2009 at 10:39 pm
Gewitternacht says:

I had an enjoyable read of Wittgenstein tonight – thanks for that, Jordan! I even found a note of a joke about a man who wins the lottery after finding some numbers in the street, but can’t see how it relates to the Events. Maybe the moral is that you can always make out that you predicted the numbers correctly, even if you really didn’t have a clue.

September 4, 2009 at 3:34 pm
JayKay says:

Don’t leave the next clue tonight, eh? I’m doing a charity walk and I’ll miss the fun again.

September 4, 2009 at 3:52 pm
stacie says:

I think I have found another website but im not sure so dont want to make a fool of myself by posting it. Has anybody else found anything? Feeling a bit hustled about this? or maybe green?

September 4, 2009 at 4:54 pm
Ryan says:

you are all silly

the ‘happenings’ will happen on the 09/09/09 (i think) and he will explain how he did it on the 11th (again, i think)

September 4, 2009 at 6:06 pm
Jasmine says:

@Luq the only thing I could find was a little criticism of the book :
Its in french but quite easy to understand and the google translation is also ok but it doesnt translate stuff like pourtant

September 4, 2009 at 6:43 pm
Julie says:

This might be completely wrong but I’ll put it out there anyway.

The pic that Derren posted where he is on a bus with some children, are they all twins? It’s difficult to tell because it’s blurry and they are all laughing and smiling but the two little girls in the middle look like they have very similar hair and the other boys look alike but like I said it’s hard to tell becuse they aren’t straight to the camera. Could be non identical twins?

Just though as there has been lots of posts about twins, double, left and right sides etc. Also on the advert the woman with the long wavy hair and the man with briefcase appear twice. Presumed it was the smae people but could be twins?

Then again I might be clutching at straws.


September 4, 2009 at 6:44 pm
Julie says:

(photo is in November 2008 posts)

Mirror references and photo copies also mentioned more than once on the blog


September 4, 2009 at 6:49 pm
Julie says:

Sorry, try August 12th 2009 for the full photo.


September 4, 2009 at 6:57 pm
Julie says:

Last comment-promise :-p

If they are twins they’ll be nonidentical because the pair at the back are a girl and a boy I think.


September 4, 2009 at 7:29 pm
Jess P says:

@ stacie, no ive not found anything else yet. could you share?
you wouldnt make a fool of yourself!
your obviously a lot smarter than all of us by finding something (even if its not correct)

September 4, 2009 at 8:06 pm
CJ says:

@ Stacie – feel free to post! Any new leads would be much appreciated, no matter how silly!

September 5, 2009 at 1:49 pm

@stacie – think you might be on to something… i’ve been hunting for a “green” related site (on a hunch – we’ve seen red and blue sites already), but not come up with anything yet. I definitely think there’s at least one more site to find.

If you’re not sure about posting it publicly, you’re welcome to get in touch on twitter… i suspect there’s a roulette theme somewhere (references to numbers, red and black, pockets, circles, etc).


September 5, 2009 at 2:18 pm
mary says:

whats a double bet then?

September 5, 2009 at 3:15 pm
mary says:

doesnt matter think i understand. =)

September 5, 2009 at 6:49 pm
Ben says:

I have been reading the thread here for a bit now, surprised me nobody had thought to flip the ManU site, so put in photoshop and all seemed a little clearer…..

states that a player ‘froze on the spot’ after looking at the big screens

subliminal messages in adverts

and that new player ‘brown’ is “magic”

September 5, 2009 at 7:36 pm
mary says:

no togger predictions then. ive been refreshing surescore all day. anyone froze to the spot in the match?

September 5, 2009 at 7:36 pm
Ace says:

Why Does the Man united emblem have a picture of Neptune(Man on the right) on it and call it the Devil?Is it because he’s under a boat?What a coincidence its MU and MU I mean what are the odds?

September 5, 2009 at 11:36 pm
Julie says:

I guess I’m wrong then. lol.

Keep em coming.


September 6, 2009 at 12:28 am

Colin, all those references could also be to do with snooker. I don’t think that’s got anything to do with anything, just felt like pointing it out! LOL ๐Ÿ˜€

LC x

September 6, 2009 at 12:58 pm

@Lady Claire – true, DB is the master of misdirection after all, it could just be something to keep us guessing…

@Julie – I like the twins theory, sounds like the kind of thing DB might want to explore mentally… though not sure if that leads us to any more clues…

@Ben – Yeah that site has been flipped and read by a few poeple… Another thought I had was about Detinu (“United” backwards)… found this:

Could be coincidence (do we believe in that?), that page has remained largely unchanged for over 2 years, and there are no other coinciding references to DB/events/etc.

Not long now….. ๐Ÿ˜€

September 6, 2009 at 1:17 pm
Aaron Gabriel says:

you can watch the wednesday night show on channel 4 now. on 4 on demand.

September 6, 2009 at 2:28 pm
scott says:

how, its not been aired yet? ;s

September 6, 2009 at 3:03 pm
JayKay says:

Well, I’ve spent the whole morning plugging combos of the numbers on the Lottery Lamp Post into rapidshare under borderwrenn and I think I’m just about done in now. I figured the last .wav was a 9 digit number and there are 9 on the post. But nothing worked. I’m probably of on a wild goose chase, maybe it’s under another rendering of Derren’s malleable name? Maybe it’s a 6, not a 9, a 22 and not a 32. Dunno. But I’m off for a walk and a tub of frozen yogurt (green tea with pineapple, yummy) from Frais. I deserve a wee treat even if I will never be able to work it all out. Prob if I just sit patiently, it will all unfurl. But it has been fun working bits n bobs out and reading up on lots of the philosophy bits and bobs. It’s a whole nother career though and my brain hurts a tad.

September 6, 2009 at 3:34 pm
Jelly's Bloke says:

I’m possibly massively behind the curve on this, and apologies if I am, but I was just forced to try and decipher the whole shebang today by my lady wife. On the reversed manchesterunited website, the crest has the motto ‘HIC LOCUS VERUS NON EST.’ Obviously the rough latin translation of that is ‘The truth is not here.’ but if you jumble it you can get ‘EVENTS’ with the remaining letter as ‘CUHCOSNSORIL’
I’ve been racking my brains all morning, but can’t make a functional word from that. Anyone any ideas, or am I reading way too deep?

September 6, 2009 at 6:53 pm
JayKay says:

Jelly’s bloke, I think lots of us are, as you say, reading too deep and walking in circles, wandering around in the dark, taking backwards steps, blinded by science, looking one way whilst something’s happening the other way. He called us and we came! It’s been fun though.

September 6, 2009 at 7:40 pm

@JayKay, what a wonderfully concise way of putting it. That’s put into words exactly how I’ve been feeling over all of this of late! And I agree, it has been fun! ๐Ÿ˜€

And you had frozen yoghurt, and I’ve just demolished some Ben & Jerry’s Phish Food! Yum!!

LC x

September 6, 2009 at 8:19 pm
Julie says:

@ Lady Claire- I just ate half a tub of Cherry Garcia ๐Ÿ˜ฎ It’s frozen Yogurt so I’m almost being healthy ๐Ÿ˜€

Maybe there’s subliminal “Eat Ben and Jerry’s” messages in here too and DB’s on commission. lol.

It has been fun getting lost hasn’t it?


September 6, 2009 at 9:14 pm
stacie says:

@jelly’s bloke. The only two words I get are- councilors and occlussions? Not much help then

September 6, 2009 at 10:15 pm
JayKay says:

LC, I’ve been good today. Fat free. Wasn’t intentional, believe me! And, though not being tremendously computer literate and thus frustrated at times digging for source codes (what?), I’ve thoroughly enjoyed having my horizons broadened in a couple of days.

September 7, 2009 at 2:20 am
neil says:

when you click the derren uk page bottom right it says “all your browser are belong to us” another anagram maybe havnt got much and my brain hurts but found:

Gooseberry runabout loser wall

which i think is quite fitting lol found anagram solver at which is helpful or will enable you to melt your brain some more ๐Ÿ™‚

September 7, 2009 at 10:09 am
scott says:

thanks neil, great website ๐Ÿ™‚

just found out “derren brown” translates into “newborn dr dre” ๐Ÿ˜€

derren should rap battle him fo sho ๐Ÿ˜›

September 7, 2009 at 10:47 am
neil says:

With more help from the anagram solver as posted above รขโ‚ฌหœHIC LOCUS VERUS NON EST can be turned into
“sensuous tv chronicle”

I know im probably looking for an answer thats not there however its fun and better than trisha lol ๐Ÿ™‚

September 7, 2009 at 11:05 am
neil says:

Rush see tv conclusion

i’ll stop now my brain is hurting again

September 7, 2009 at 11:09 am
Burntbroccoli says:

The “All your browser” thing is a reference to an internet meme,

HIC LOCUS VERUS NON EST also translates into Cuticles Nervous Nosh, which is probably what Derren is doing right now… ;D

September 7, 2009 at 10:14 pm
Rosh says:

The whole ‘green’ clue, I think it could relate to the 4th event, the roulette one?
Because apart from the lottery the only other event that uses numbers is this one, and in the advert it has two set of numbers, the lottery ones and the number 0 on the mans back.
If you bet on the number 0 in roulette it is green, not red or black, also you quadrouple your money, and everyone else who put money down gets they’re money back.
This one has something to do with members of the public right, so mabye he’s playing with their money.
Just a theory like, but I think it’s quite plausable.

September 8, 2009 at 3:26 am

I know what ol’ Dezzer is up to, It’s fucking plain and simple. He has figured out the lottery number with his immense brain power, stuck them on the lamp post but left one out because its the euromillions draw, the dream numbers will either be 7 9, or they will be something no body get. Thousands of people will buy Euro tickets after the wednesday one ends up being different numbers (which he will blatantly predict, amirite?) and the 85 million jackpot will be spread across the nation to all the people who identified the 5 numbers on high def streamed videos and it will pull the UK out of economic crisis. People debts will be payed, people can afford little luxuries, everyones happy. I know what my numbers are anyway ;). Derren saves the UK theory copyrighted

September 8, 2009 at 12:32 pm
Mr Woolf says:

@ JayKay (and everyone who hasn’t heard it)

Just in case you weren’t able to get hold of it in time and are still in the dark about the .wav file on rapidshare…

DomZ appears to have been kind enough to enlighten us all a little with regards to it.

Peace People!

September 8, 2009 at 12:52 pm
JayKay says:

I have, but is it real? I know there’s been a religious theme for a while, but the witches stuff sounds a bit whacko. Read up on the saint etc and maybe it’s in-keeping with certain things; maybe Derren’s got some kind of Macbeth scenario in mind to film, or whether it’s all metaphorical or whatever? Dunno. I’m sure all those who were clever enough to collect the wav are sworn to secrecy. But, as I said, I dunno. I have the various combos of numbers though. They must be relevant for something, but maybe it’s not the lottery. I thought the diff colours would help us work out the units of 10 they belonged to, but they don’t help – unless I can’t see the difference in the reds/pinks v well?

September 8, 2009 at 3:53 pm
Lee says:

Far too head-meltingly confusing for me i think its his plan though to build people up to a frenzy of misdirection and create alot of hype for his shows. CANT WAIT!!!!!!!!

September 8, 2009 at 4:24 pm
Francis says:

Don’t forget The Events competition people – listen out for your phones at 10am tomorrow! ๐Ÿ˜€
Fingers crossed …

September 8, 2009 at 5:02 pm

@Francis, no I’ve not forgotten! Everything crossed here also….. ๐Ÿ˜‰

I must admit that I feel like I’ve been tying myself up in itty bitty knots endeavouring to work out various things to do with The Events, but I don’t know…..perhaps now I just want to ENJOY them all! ๐Ÿ˜€

LC x

September 9, 2009 at 4:50 am
Ylime says:

I can’t help feeling we are all being tricked. Although I suppose that IS the point seeing as he’s an illusionist. Since predicting the lottery is actually impossible, there must be some sort of manipulation involved to get us to at least believe that he has. And it would be easier to control thousands of viewers seeing as he’s taken over an entire channel.

I feel as though I’m being subliminally messaged. ๐Ÿ™

September 9, 2009 at 5:33 am
Margaret says:

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September 9, 2009 at 2:46 pm
Nick says:

I’m very sad ๐Ÿ™ I didn’t recieve anything at 10am this morning……….I hope tonight goes well and we are all as amazed as we expect to be. Having been to several shows of yours I am confident that I will be entertained.

September 9, 2009 at 7:16 pm
Sophie says:

the sign on the girl’s balloon is the embelem for this website
which is manchester united backwards-
aka what is on the billboard.
look closely, i just noticed this!