CS4 Launch Tour: Mumbai, Hong Kong, Taipei

I (and my colleagues Paul Burnett and Karl Soule) would like to thank the Adobe teams in Mumbai, Hong Kong, and Taipei, as well as all of the great people that turned out for our CS4 launch events. The events were a blast, and it was a pleasure seeing old friends and making new ones. A big, heartfelt "thank you!" to all of you who turned out to share the day with us in all three cities.

Mumbai

We had an opening act in Mumbai.

The lamp is lit.

After lighting the lamp, the CS4 demos began.

Brave souls in the front row.

The Mumbai event was unique in that I was able to demo something special for them that I will write about in a later post.

Hong Kong

We had a big hall in Hong Kong. This is how it looked before we opened the doors.

In Hong Kong and Taipei, we had our first encounters with the pong bong stick (aka, bang bang stick, people’s tube of joyful acclamation, etc.), a curious, inflatable plastic tube used to express affirmation and enthusiasm. There was much bong bong as Paul, Karl, and I showed off the new CS4 products.

Taipei

Taipei, you rock! We had to split the crowd into two room in order to accommodate everybody. More bong bong, and a lot of fun to get to present to our good friends in Taipei. (See Jimmy Hsia’s blog post for more [and better] photos.

Just part of the crowd in Taipei…the upstairs crowd. There was another enormous collection of devoted Adobe users in the downstairs room.

Some of our front row friends in Taipei.

And, of course, when one is in Taipei, one must drop in to the Wind restaurant there, and order at least one bowl of fly heads. And, for the record, there are no actual fly heads in a bowl of fly heads…or, at least there shouldn’t be.

For a little more information on fly heads–as well as an action photo of the dish–go to the Foodite site and scroll down to the entry dated Wednesday, March 22nd, 2006. I should have taken my own photo, but in the heat of the moment I was far too consumed with actually eating my fly heads to think about posing them and recording the moment with my iPhone.

Next up for us, Kuala Lumpur and Singapore!