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Old May 22nd, 2005, 11:35 AM   #601
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Good morning all, #10 here. That was certainly a blast last night. I arrived at yorkdale around 10:15 but didnt see anyone milling around the store when I walked by it so I went over to Casey's and grabbed a beer while I waited for everybody. Around 11:00, #9 (T-Hill) was over getting a snack and saw me using my powerbook and told me that the line had already moved to the Sears entrance.

I didnt bother to sleep at all (at least I dont remember doing it if I did) but the seven or eight hours before we got to go into the mall still went by extremely quickly. We did lots to amuse ourselves; we talked, welcomed newcomers to the line, and just had an overall great time. We took down some of the more interesting quotes heard which I will post in a new thread (in case anyone else wants to add anything else)

Once we got in the mall, the countdown began, less than three hours until the big event. For those of us dedicated (or is it crazy?) enough to wait as long as we did, were given the luxury of chairs to sit in while we waited. As you can see by the number of posts during the opening several people had their laptops out and going.

I didnt take too many pics with all the excitement but have posted the ones I did take at www.cdlu.net/~tcrabtre/apple-yorkdale

I have a video of the run-in when the store opened that I will post once I get a chance to compress it.

We've got to do this again. Who's in for Rochester or The Eaton Centre?!?

EDIT: forgot to mention, I ended up getting an airport express.

EDIT 2: the video is now available here (about 15 megs) It's not that great but I figure I should post it just in case anyone wants it.

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Old May 22nd, 2005, 11:53 AM   #602
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MacTeens eh? That sounds good for me, since I am a teen and I like Macs.
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Old May 22nd, 2005, 12:13 PM   #603
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It was a good time and it was great to walk into the store with the music playing and grabbing high-fives from the staff! Unfortunately I didn't get there quite early enough to score an ehMac t-shirt (my buddy and I were around 66 or 67th in line). Got a sweet black Apple shirt though!

I've got some pictures and a couple of clips to share, but I likely won't get a chance to post them until later tonight.
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Old May 22nd, 2005, 12:33 PM   #604
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Disappointed...

I came in from the boonies for this and wasn't really all that impressed. For the first store in Canada, it was a letdown.

I saw the ehMac.ca van parked along the long line-up outside and registered here just now. I hadn't known of this site before.

Took a few pix with phone-cam, and added commentary. My site is somewhat bleak and so is my view of the store opening.

Check out my website to see...

Live long and prosper, Apple!



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Old May 22nd, 2005, 12:51 PM   #605
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outside lineup pic...

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Old May 22nd, 2005, 01:00 PM   #606
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Multiple exposures? or just lots of ghosts wandering about the mall at that time of mornin?
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Multiple exposures? or just lots of ghosts wandering about the mall at that time of mornin?
It's called stitched pictures. Great job!
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stitched pictures doesnt show transparent people?
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Old May 22nd, 2005, 03:13 PM   #610
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Great pics and video. Keep it coming. Welcome to ehMac Yann!

BTW, was this woman an Apple photographer or newsmedia?



Anyone know what happened to SuperChicken? He's the one who travelled the furthest -- all the way from Winnipeg (30 hours on the train)!!
I think she was newsmedia. I saw her taking pics inside the store around 8:45 if I remember well.

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