Bellevue Square’s new Microsoft Store has been grabbing headlines for much of the week. Tonight they are for all the wrong reasons.
After convincing hundreds of youth and parents to spend up to 12 hours camping out for tickets to a Miley Cyrus “concert”, the event turned out to be 4 more hours of waiting and then 4 songs and less than 28 minutes of music. Not exactly the “concert” that was promised.
Many, many children and parents were upset leaving the venue, with one youth saying “I’m going to sue Microsoft” while leaving the parking lot of the old Safeway store where the “event was held”.
It was a MAJOR PR nightmare – guaranteed to have caused many people to look at software and gaming systems other than Microsoft this holiday season. I know I will be making my next computer system a Linux system. Even my daughter Jacqueline Kennedy who turns 7 tomorrow said “what a great birthday present – I cannot believe they would do that.”
At the grand opening of the Microsoft Store on Thursday, I was kind of proud when Microsoft’s bosses called Bellevue Microsoft’s “home town” – after tonight, I am fully embarrassed. I fully agree with Jacqueline – I cannot believe they would do that ….