When Geeks Lose It

I suppose I have to set up this video.

We had been waiting a little over 3 hours to get to this point… this… oh glorious point at which we climb the holy escalator to the third floor of Moscone Center West for a chance at getting into the main keynote presentation without falling victim to the overflow room. In the final stages of the line, we had been broken up into two feeds to tackle both escalators. I was on a feed that was moving at a nice clip. As I turned on the camera to record the video, I noticed that the other line was not moving.

If you listen closely, you can hear someone mention that the escalator for the other line stopped working. Watch and you’ll see one geek decide to jump the line. He succeeds mostly because the security folks didn’t see him do it – but he starts a bit of a commotion as the other geeks decide to follow along.

A brief uproar sparked and left at least one geek quite upset. This is what happens when you worship The Man Who Giveth Us Apple.

WWDC 2007 Keynote Cattle Herding.mov