“More than 1,000 people [lined up] directly across from the Microsoft Store, which officially opened at 10 a.m. in The Shops at Mission Viejo,” Niyaz Pirani reports for The Orange County Register.
“A curtain that shrouded the store dropped and the crowd roared as workers within the store, dressed in shirts matching the primary colors of the Microsoft logo, danced and lined up to give high-fives to patrons as they streamed through the doors,” Pirani reports.
MacDailyNews Take: Sounds very familiar yet horribly perverted.
Pirani reports, “Many, including Aliso Viejo resident Stefanie Tran, had been waiting for this moment since the day before. Tran was first in line, around 3:45 p.m. Wednesday. She waited through the night, partly for her own curiosity, but mainly to secure tickets to a parking lot performance by Canadian pop star Justin Bieber at 5 p.m. today.”
Those in attendance “received their high-fives and picked through gift bags that included tickets to see Bieber, a $25 Zune Pass gift card, ChapStick, a sport bottle and a sticker,” Pirani reports. “At least one man was seen clutching a MacBook while waiting for Justin Bieber tickets for his sister.”
MacDailyNews Take: ChapStick? What did Balmy have a bunch of tubes left over once his daily Gates ass-kissings ended?
Pirani reports, “Though a majority of those who camped out in the cold the night before were there for the concert, some did come to shop. ‘We came at 8 p.m. last night and yes, it was worth the wait,’ said Shelly Nicks, of Laguna Niguel. ‘… I’ve been looking for a laptop. I’m really computer illiterate, so I can’t wait to get started.'”
Full article here.
MacDailyNews Take: Microsoft. Banking on computer illiterates since 1975.
“Mac users have made conscious technology choice and are therefore better informed.” – Paul Thurrott, December 15, 2004
[Thanks to MacDailyNews Reader “Joe J.” for the heads up.]