So, this is interesting.
Justin (@oracletechnet) reported last week that the Black Eyed Peas will be headlining the OpenWorld appreciation event, which is held on Treasure Island and always includes a live concert.
This is definitely a departure in musical guests from the previous appreciation event headliners. See if you can find a pattern.
I couldn’t quickly find headlining acts past 2006, but I suspect they’re in the same vein, i.e. classic rock. To clarify, I’m of this very same vintage, so don’t take offense. The music that was new(ish) during our younger years is now squarely in the classic rock bin.
It’s a fact of life.
I suspect the selection of musical acts is based on the demographics of the attendees, which leads me to wonder how the Black Eyed Peas were chosen.
Personally, I’m a fan, not only of the music, but also of will.i.am (@iamwill), who is a self-described geek. He made a surprise appearance at Twitter’s developer conference, Chirp and attended some of the events during that conference.
In an interview, I heard him say he’d be geeking out at a tech company if he hadn’t made it in music.
He’s an interesting fellow.
Just in case though, Don Henley and Steve Miller are also on this year’s bill though.