Friday, June 29, 2007

'iFoam' big hit for iPhone fans long wait

iDay has finally arrived- Friday, June 29, 2007. Here in San Francisco, the line outside the Apple Store looped around the block. A couple of brave souls towards the front settled in Wednesday night. By early this morning the line had grown a few hundred deep. I biked over to check out the scene and couldn't help but notice the sheer number of people sitting uncomfortably on the sidewalk - no chairs, no seat cushion, not even a towel. And there were 10 hours left to go! Some were going across the street to Walgreen's to buy folding chairs. There must be something better than a gigantic folding chair, I thought. Something lightweight, weatherproof, and easy to clean.

You can see where this is going.

I raced home, collected 20 CritBuns (all could carry), and proceeded back to the Apple Store. I spent the next 5 hours walking the lines at the Apple Store on Stockton St., and two AT&T Stores on Market St., offering Apple fans the 'iFoam' discount. By 3pm, I was down to one pair left, and joined some my friends in line (#62). The insanity climaxed at 6pm when the doors opened. The sheer amount of people, media, celebrities led me to believe this was what my parents experienced going to a Beatles concert.

In the end, CritBuns saved the day for 19 lucky buns, and helped pay for a new iPhone to boot.

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