“About 2,000 people waited next to the second-floor Shirokiya entrance to get into the new Microsoft store at Ala Moana Center, many of them queuing up before 10 p.m. Wednesday,” Amy Busek reports for the Honolule Star Advertiser.

“Hawaii’s first Microsoft store opens this morning at 11:00 a.m. at Ala Moana Center and the first 2,500 people in line will get free tickets to tonight’s concert at Kakaako Waterfront park,” Busek reports. “The first 200 people were given wristbands that allow them to meet Neon Trees tomorrow, the second act following Macklemore and Ryan Lewis.”

Busek reports, “Jenn Branstetter, a Microsoft social media team member, believes that Microsoft is also a huge selling point for the crowds.”

MacDailyNews Take: She also believes in unicorns, leprechauns, and that the government is watching her at all times. Oops! Er, strike that last one.

Read more in the full article – all about free concert tickets, nary a word about Microsoft products – here.

MacDailyNews Take: People line up at Apple Retail Stores to buy Apple products. People line up a Microsoft Stores for free concert tickets.

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