What a day… I arrived at Square One reasonably early this morning expecting to be one of the first people in line to get into the new Microsoft Store. I wasn’t even in the first 200! Fortunately I had registered as an MVP and was ushered into the VIP section.
This is not my first Microsoft Store opening. I was at the opening of the Yorkdale store in 2012, and it was amazing. I suspect that today’s opening however shattered any records. There were well over 1,500 people waiting when Mayor Hazel McCallion cut the ribbon shortly after 11:00am.
The ongoing flow of traffic lasted all day – at 4:30 there were still hundreds of people lined up to buy a Surface Pro 128 for $399. While I do not know how many they sold, I am sure it was well over a thousand.
As was the case at Yorkdale the CSM handed me the microphone to emcee the events at the theatre, and I got to announce a few fellow MVPs, a gaming convention brought in by We Got Game, and even a world renowned Call of Duty player who goes by a name that I can only remember as Goom Jar (I will confirm that later).
As I have been busy all day I have not had time to blog, but I promise to sit down tomorrow or Monday and post the pictures I took… if you follow me on Titter (@MGarvis) you would have seen some of them already.
Congratulations to the crew here for a great event, and I invite you down to the store to see what they have… a lot of great stuff, and a lot of great people!