Huge crowds celebrate grand opening of Belfast Apple Store

Apple Store Victoria Square in Belfast celebrated their grand opening on Saturday September 20th.

BBC News reports, “Hundreds of people have queued outside the new Apple store in Belfast for its first day of opening, with some waiting all night to be the first through the doors.”

BBC News’ video, “Queues at Belfast Apple store opening,” here.

“The first hardy souls started the queue before 11pm last night. Matthew, Michael, Stuart, Wayne and Karl. Another few arrived after midnight (better prepared with camp seats!). And then it was early morning – 5am-ish – when the rest of the queue started to form,” Alan in Belfast reports.

Read Alan in Belfast’s full account, with photos, here.

Video of Apple Store Victoria Square’s grand opening via YouTube:

More info, directions, and calendar of events for Apple Store Victoria Square here.

33 Comments

  1. Yeah, TT, it looks (and sounds) like the crowd is thrilled to have the Apple Store there … and they seemed happy to support it with their hard-earned ? Pounds? Euros? Things have changed since my visit to Galway, and the money confused me even then. ” width=”19″ height=”19″ alt=”wink” style=”border:0;” />
    So … what about Germany? Why are there no Apple Stores there? We have four in the Boston area, why do they not have at least as many in Germany? They have the population, the money, the smarts … I would think (not knowing the right questions, much less the answers) the country would be a great opportunity to expand the market.

  2. Well, I think the protestant attacks stopped after they realized the catholics really weren’t out to hurt them, they just wanted to hurt young catholic boys.

    Maybe I should have prefaced that with “This next comment could bring up bad memories for some sexually confused teenage to early 20 something catholic boys/men.” Sorry that I didn’t, doesn’t make the previous statement any less true.

    Blame your parents for being so intent on their religion. The only thing worse than growing up religiously in Ireland as a catholic/protestant is growing up religiouly in the deep south (USA) as a baptist.

    God have mercy, and please explain to ignorant parents everywhere to worship you, and not those who say they come in your name.

    Amen.

  3. “The only thing worse than growing up religiously in Ireland as a catholic/protestant is growing up religiouly in the deep south (USA) as a baptist.”

    So, I am worse off than an Islamo-Fascist?
    Interesting.

  4. Anonymous©: I’m quite sure there’s photos of a Bavarian Apple Store being built, at the ifoapple website.

    I wasn’t talking about Bavaria, I was talking about Germany…! ” width=”19″ height=”19″ alt=”wink” style=”border:0;” />

  5. @TowerTone:

    “”The only thing worse than growing up religiously in Ireland as a catholic/protestant is growing up religiouly in the deep south (USA) as a baptist.”

    So, I am worse off than an Islamo-Fascist?
    Interesting.”

    Whether jarrettdailynews implicitly implied you or not, I’ll trust your sound judgment and sensitivity to judge for yourself.

    However, by taking it upon yourself to drag in and bash another religion (that had absolutely no context in this thread so far) in order to defend yours (perceived or otherwise) and in the same breath tossing up hip words like ‘Islamo-Fascist’ (clever stuff, that!) regardless whether it’s a valid (or even a logical) juxtaposition, IMHO — yes you are.

    MDN MW: develop. Nah, I got nothing.

  6. “”The only thing worse than growing up religiously in Ireland as a catholic/protestant is growing up religiouly in the deep south (USA) as a baptist.”

    So, I am worse off than an Islamo-Fascist?
    Interesting.”
    ********
    Having lived in the South, I can tell you that there is very little difference between an Islamo-Fascist and a Conservative-Christian-Fascist. Both are willing to kill for God, which makes them both Devil worshippers.

    Sarah Palin is the mirror image of Osama Bin Ladin

  7. adashofflair

    I find it interesting that Baptist had not been brought up until jarrettdailynews made his statement, but that is OK with you, as long as the terrorist wing of Islam is not mentioned.

    Any parent can screw up any kid’s head by way of religion, sex, neglect or other abuse. I don’t see how the Baptist could be considered more detrimental to child-rearing than a fundamentalist conversion by death sect of a major religion.

    You and jarrettdailynews may consider all religions, or just Baptist, or just Southern Americans, to be just as backwards as Islamo-Fascist, but I don’t.

    Of course, jarrettdailynews could have also been making a joke at his own expense, by which I asked if I was in that boat, too, by comparing it to a more extreme form of religion.

    I’m sure you considered that first, though…..

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