On my way to CEDIA and I am wearing socks….
Apparently, Clint gave me â€œpress statusâ€ for this weekend (insert laugh here). To date, I have received 97 emails from various venders. I have been invited to cocktail parties, classes (yawn), tours, lunches, parties, appointments, etc. I am overwhelmed and I am still in my hometown airport! All I know is that within 24 hours I will be in what has been described as a vast convention hall filled with gear and geeks and all sorts of madness. And I am excited about it! (What has happened to me? The dark side is winningâ€¦)
My favorite press email came from Snap AV. The subject line read, â€œDina, Are you wearing socks to CEDIA?â€ Yes, I agree. That does seem to be a bit personal, but at least they didnâ€™t ask about undergarments, so I read on. The email reads, â€œWhen you visit us at CEDIA, please be sure to wear socksâ€¦because we plan on KNOCKING THEM OFF.â€ Well, all I have to say about that is, a) it is the only email I actually read start to finish. (They even have a â€œSock-Knocking Strategy,â€ by the way.) And b) I actually packed socks! (I was afraid that if I went sockless, I might lose another piece of clothing, which just sounds dangerous and very unprofessional.) So, I will be heading to Booth #594, Sound Room #18 and I will report back. Will I still be wearing my socks? We shall seeâ€¦
PS Just a thought that frightens me: If Snap AV is Booth #594 could that possibly mean there are at least 594 booths there???? Help meâ€¦