Tonight was the “Campus” Beer Bash at WWDC–now moved from the Apple Campus to Yerba Buena Gardens atop Moscone Center. I wasn’t sure I’d like not being in Cupertino, but I sure didn’t miss the bus ride down and back. Overall, I think it was a good move.
We snuck in the back way and didn’t have to wait in line for food. They had tables set up by regions of the world, including Japan, China, Italy and Mexico. Lots of drink servers, a few ice cream carts and several desert tables equaled (or maybe exceeded) the catering options of beer bashes of old.
The musical entertainment turned out to be a pleasant surprise. The past few years have been major let-downs, especially considering the clout Apple now has in the music business. This year’s act, Ozomatli, was featured in one of the iPod ads. I’m glad we stayed for their set, as they were energetic, talented and fun. As they apparently do at many shows, they ended their set by parading through the audience playing, singing and interacting with the crowd.
Earlier in the day, we had lunch at House of Nanking in Chinatown. We ate there last year and it was well worth the mile walk up Kearney Street to this award-winning restaurant. We lucked out yet again–no wait and we got a great table by the window. Jake and I both had sesame chicken and enjoyed seeing the owner being his usual crabby self.
WWDC 2007 (also know as SausageFest) wraps up tomorrow.Originally published by DK on June 15, 2007 at 1:10 am