The week took a distinc turn for the better Thursday night at WWDC. Tim and I had pretty much finished eating and walked up tot he upper level of the Yerba Buena Gardens park to get a bird’s eye view of how many people they could actually pack into this relatively small park. 5200 people attended WWDC and I didn’t think they could all fit, but apparently they could, but it was very tight. While eating our Klondike bars and people-watching, Phil Schiller came on the music stage to announce the band for the night. I was expecting a local SF group, to stay for a few songs, then head out. When he announced it would be BNL, I turned to Tim and said “We’re Staying”.
What a great show. I wish the set was longer, but the extra value of the show was that the band are real Mac-heads and related extremely well to the crowd with some inside-politics types of jokes that only Apple fans would get. They made a real connection that even people who didn’t really know their music (Tim) enjoyed. In the video below (not taken by me) they tell Phil Shiller to stick around after he introduces them because “They will need him for some product demos later in the show”.
This morning when I woke up, I Google’d “Barenaked Ladies WWDC” and the first hit I got was of someone’s Flickr posting of this image.
Thats the back of mine and Tim’s head. I think that is our better side.
I guess in the end all I wanted to say was “Great call Apple!!”