From our Zune blog:
ZuneWidow and I attended the first Canadian launch party for Zune, in Vancouver last night.
(See blog post
for a short video of the event.)
We're not a natural fit for the edgy crowd that this party attracted, but we shared a Red Stripe stubby while we milled around. Some friendly spokesladies were talking up the Zune 8s and 80s, and handing out demo players for people to try.
The reps were all Canadian - I checked - so it appears that no Canadian-content rules were violated.
They were using a couple of "Tickle Me" Zune kiosks - which I hadn't seen before at other events. You can see more pics of those below.
The walls were draped with Zune art, and we picked up some limited-edition prints from Zune Original artist Meomi. We learned from a Riot publicist at the event, that different Zune Original artists will be featured at each event.
Zune becomes available in Canada on June 13. The Zune party wagon rolls east, with launch parties coming up in Edmonton and Calgary next week, followed by Winnipeg, Toronto, and Halifax. And, we learned last night that a seventh city - Montreal - has been added to the party plans.
You can see more details, and RSVP to attend, at the Canadian comingzune site
The event was at the Sweatshop on Hastings St.
Doors are opening! We got in early, apparently because we had RSVP'd from the Zune.ca site. We were "on the list"... first time that's happened!!
One of the reps with the Tickle Me kiosk
Another listening station. The kiosks had Zune 8s and 80s planted in them, with headphones.
I am really not that short.
ZuneWidow gets a limited-edition print by Zune Originals artist Meomi.
Lots of that artsy Zune-style graphics covered the walls.