“Remember Qualcomm’s Big-Bird-infused freakfest at CES? Remember the four-hour Plato’s Cave at the PS4 launch?. It needs to stop. It shows these guys have more money than sense. Just because you can have an all-singing-all-dancing cast of thousands on stage doesn’t mean you have to. The phone/chip/laptop/fridge is the star here. Don’t make it about you.”
You’ve got to watch this. The opening segment with the “teenagers” is horrendous. It’s like an episode of Disney’s tween show So Random. Awful in every way. I suspect it was written by old white guys who’ve never met an actual teenager.
Actors portraying “born mobile” teens, [1. As opposed to those who are born immobile.] most of whom were dressed like Madonna circa 1989. Seriously, I cannot express how awful this segment was. You have to see it for yourself. Warning: you will feel keenly embarrassed for the actors on stage.
Ballmer in a manic state.
An “…incredibly gory and graphic scene from Blade II. It was not appropriate. At all.” And then…
Big Bird from Sesame Street. And then…
Archbishop Desmond Tutu. For real.
Actress Alice Eve, whose enthusiasm was palpable (above).
An electric Rolls Royce on stage.
Rock band Maroon 5 then performed for the live audience. Those watching the stream heard Dido over the band’s performance until it was suddenly cut off.