WWDC 2012 - Day 4
Day 4: The big official WWDC bash
After a busy day of interesting sessions we grabbed our fancy green wristbands, went home to get some fresh clothes and went straight back to the Yerba Buena Gardens which are next to the big cinema right across the street of Moscone Center to get in line for the WWDC Bash. Apple provided drinks and food and they invited a band called Neon Trees to play live on stage. I haven't heard of them before, but there life performance was pretty great.
If you look closely at the photo, you can see what goes wrong when you put a rock band in front of 5000 nerds. The photo doesn't make it that obvious, but simply everyone was just standing around. Most of them put their phone in the air, but it didn't look like they were having a lot of fun. So we made our way to the front and started the party! Yeah, me. I didn't see that coming. We danced and jumped until our feet hurt, but at the end it was really worth it as at least all the people around us started joining in the dancing and the band seemed really happy too. I tried to catch a few moments on video, but that didn't wok out that well. More dancing, less filming turned out to be the best decision.
Later that night we went to a pub called the Chieftain, where I hoped to meet that Louie Mantia guy and some fellow designers who seemed to have vanished long before we arrived there, which was kind of a bummer. But then I met two coders from taptaptap and many other guys.
It was a great night and really showed a different side of the people at the conference.