As always every up-side has his down-side. It is nice to be at PDC and sit and listen to all those great developers and program managers to tell about their products. But on wednesday the fun was over.
7000 PDC participants where directed to not too many buses and transported over totally congested freeways (funny name) to a theme park called Universal Studio. it was so Universal that it looked like the Efteling but than smaller.
We were greeted by a mexican dance- and fire-eater act. After that we proceeded to the Frankestein walk-through ghost house. Some mentally ill americans jumped from behind walls to scare the *** out of us, which went very well.
After that we had to wait for 5 minutes to get in the Terminator 2D-3D theatre. After the theatre was pumped full with mist we were presented a sort of unrealistic movie. I didn't get where all the fuss was about but that might be caused by my lack of understanding the english language.
When we left the theatre we headed for a restaurant where we had a 3 course meal (French Fries, Hamburger, Coke).
The queue for an animated presentation of a Shrek was a moderate (about 10 minutes) wait. Here the crowd was sprayed with water. The same happened in a presentation called Waterworld. On the billboards the show was rated as #1 in the World. In real some actors performed some stunts with boats and pyro-technincs. They even simulated a plain crash. It didn't impressed me because it wasn't a real plane.
Finally we had to take a ride in a car, a DeLorean. I don't like convertibles and this car had a special lousy suspension so the guy in the front-seat had to puke.
Luckily at 11:00 pm the ordeal was over and Rob, Erwyn and myself could finally get to our hotels.
If you ever happen to come to a Microsoft Conference, skip the party.