The first week of March, I had the opportunity to ‘live like an Adobe Evangelist’ by touring with our 3 creative evangelists, Jason Levine, Rufus Deuchler, and Paul Trani. It was a daunting task, but I grabbed the reins with both hands and held on for dear life as we sped from city to city across Europe.
First, we had our London event on Tuesday 5th (see my blog post here). As soon as the last question from the audience was answered, the guys slammed their laptops shut, and we dashed off to a taxi, headed for Paddington Station and my first ride on the Heathrow Express train. It really was like touring with a rock band – I kept expecting crowds of screaming girls to rush the car!
After a quick flight to Stockholm, we only allowed ourselves one quick beer in the bar before getting a good night’s rest.
It was a good thing we did have a good night’s rest, as the Stockholm event had 600 attendees! The crowd were excited and energised, and gave lots of great feedback. Rufus again dazzled with his trick of taking a photo of the crowd on his iPad and then using Photoshop Touch to insert an image of himself into the crowd shot. Brilliant! Jason was on fine form with his 1970s John Travolta impression on video, and had the entire crowd in hysterics. And Paul really impressed the audience with his responsive web design.
Slamming shut the laptops and again jumping into a taxi, we sped off to Arlanda Airport for our flight to Copenhagen.
Recognising that I wouldn’t be making myself popular by inhabiting every minute of their time, I let the guys have dinner to themselves and met up with a great Adobe community member. She gave me a lovely walking tour of the ‘meat packing district’ of Copenhagen and I got a few nice shots. What do you think?
The next morning, we had another phenomenal turnout; this time nearly 600 attendees at the Copenhagen event! We were treated to lots of great questions and excited attendees. You can get a sense of the excitement the guys were generating in this shot:
I was so sorry to leave the guys but I had a lovely lunch planned with several of our community members at a beautiful restaurant in the new foodie capital of Europe, Copenhagen. It was a delightful end to a whirlwind trip!
I can’t thank the team enough for inviting me along, making me feel so welcome, and impressing the hell out of me. What they do is amazing and we should all be very appreciative of seeing them in action!
Until the next time, this is Christie The Roadie, signing off…