Mayor of Philadelphia waiting in line for his Apple iPhone

“Donning a white baseball hat and warmup suit — complete with an iPod strapped to his arm — a casual Philadelphia Mayor John Street patiently sat on a lawn chair on a South Philadelphia sidewalk, hoping to get his hands on the new Apple iPhone Friday morning,” reports.

“‘I’m out here with the rest of the gang, and we’re all waiting for the iPhone,’ said Street, a self-proclaimed technology advocate. ‘This is the latest and I’m going to have it,'” reports.

“Street said he waited for most of the overnight storms to clear before securing his spot at about 3:30 a.m., noting that the two people in front of him were so sleepy they didn’t even recognize him,” reports. “NBC 10 producers also camped out to try to get their hands on an iPhone.”

Full article here.

[Thanks to MacDailyNews Readers “Winston,” “Mike,” “mango,” and “Dave” for the heads up.]


  1. It’s the first thing he’s done in 7.5 years that makes me proud to have him as our mayor. ” width=”19″ height=”19″ alt=”smile” style=”border:0;” />

    Here’s a brief interview with him about it:
    KYW’s Mike DeNardo reports that another person waiting in line early Friday morning was Philadelphia’s own mayor.

    Mayor Street got up in the wee hours, grabbed a patio chair, and began his encampment outside the AT&T store on 16th Street in center city at 3:30am:

    (Street:) “This device is supposed to be very special. And so, I’m going to see it on the first day. The very first day, I’m going to have it.”

    (DeNardo:) “Mr. Mayor, with all due respect, this is kind of geeky.”

    (Street:) “Well yeah, I guess so. I mean, that’s okay. We live in a kind of a geeky world. I mean, there used to be a time when the athletes were the ones everybody had so much respect for. I think the geek has come into his own nowadays.”

  2. John Street is a freakin’ joke of a mayor. He is nothing better than a street punk. He has “acquintances” who act as protection thugs. When he was a city council member in the 1980’s, he had these “acquintances” drag one of the other council members who disagreed with him out into the hallway during an official council meeting and beat the crap out of him!


    Oh, and then there are the comments he made after his first election about Philadelphia being a city for the black people and by the black people and that white folks shouldn’t even think that they may get a city job during his tenor or that he will pay any attention to non-black issues. Example? The main road leading into Chestnut Hill sat unrepaired for 11 months because Mayor Street said that those rich white folks in Chestnut Hill could pay for the street repairs themselves! Chestnut Hill is a part of Philly AND has the biggest tax base in the city. I guess we weren’t entitled to use any of that money that we pay in our taxes. (I used to live in Chestnut Hill).

    I guess I made my thoughts clear on this issue.

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