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by Michael James — Aug 14
I was in that long line for about 95% of the campus bash.

The ironic thing about it all is that in previous years, I've found the campus bash (apart from the company store and the access to Apple employees) pretty bland. I'm not trying to take away anyone else's good time (because people definitely do have a good time there), but:

1. I don't drink (the campus beer bash is all about the alcohol as far as refreshments are concerned) and

2. I don't care much for rock music (or any music that is mostly guitar). In my musical tastes, the guitar just doesn't do it for me as the premier instrument. Sorry.

So for me in previous years, the campus bash is me being the only one of age without a beer in his hand (not a problem) and getting more annoyed by the blaring guitar of some rock band like the Wallflowers.

I figured standing in that long line to the company store wasn't so bad after all, until I heard the music (and could tell that it definitely wasn't rock). I heard from other people that it was "just a DJ." I personally love techno and I thought a DJ was a welcome change of pace. It wasn't until I finally got into the quad that I hear someone announce: "Let's hear it for BT!" D'oh! If I had heard some of his signature tracks like Flaming June or Movement in Still Life, I would have picked up on it and jumped out of line to see those songs played live.

Oh well, I'm just glad that Apple is willing to switch things up. It makes going to events like the campus bash more worthwhile and exciting.
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