Monday, September 24, 2007

Jamaican CES minus the E

So I decided to pass through the 2007 Digicel consumer electronics show last Saturday and yet again I feel robbed that I paid them a $400 cover fee + $100 parking fee. I figured that since they changed their venue from the normally packed Hilton Hotel to the National arena they would have improved the booths they had. If I wanted to see standing fans, fridges, chairs and insurance companies I would have gone to the plazas and done it for free.

The show was so lame that this "silver man" was reportedly the main highlight of the event. He did his robot dance, tore up a newspaper and like magic it came back whole! His silver body suit did nothing to hide every unsightly feature of his aged body and I could barely look as he did a few other mildly entertaining magic tricks. After the silverman's show digicel had a competition where a phone was the prize. This lucky fellow with his arms in the air won and he was quite deserving as he was previously owned one of those nokia flashlight phones. I was tempted to enter but I don't think my company would have appreciated that.
The fame girl on the right came up to me and asked me to give the turntables a try and after explaining to her that my music hand/eye/ear coordination left a lot to be desired she turned to begging me to play. After explaining to her how firm I was on my decision not to play I strongly encouraged her with my hand(pushed her over to them) to get one of the other patrons to play where she spent a few second talking to them, they say now then she comes back over to me. Her pursuit seemed endless so I went to talk to some other booth people and left her by the fame booth and I returned when she seemed to be more occupied. She came back over to plea with me just to come behind the table with her and she will play, I didn't have to do anything but just look. Something was very fishy with this situation, somehow she is trying to con me but I couldn't figure out what she was getting out of it. I wasn't born yesterday and I had a good enough view of the turntables from the side I was supposed to be on so I made haste and retreated from her booth.

This is the first time I was seeing a chat booth and I must say this was probably the only thing that impressed me at the expo. I got a phone call and when I went in there the blasting music and noise almost went away, they needed a few more of these and it would be perfect cause the next time I got a call I looked inside and somebody was already using it. They need a couple of these at every party, club and event.

12 comments:

GC said...

maybe the fame girl wanted your number.

I like the chat booth. A LOT.

marangand said...

yeah, the chat booth is a great idea.....didnt pass thru the electronics show but went to buy a media card from the store in new kingston shopping centre and they were closed for the day becasue they were at that show....bummer....

bobby said...

I need two of those chat booth at homes ..... that would be so kool.

Hey T is like the girl like you she just wanted to get "close" really close to ya, you know some body contact

Crankyputz said...

i shall keep a look out for the chat booths in the future.

Adrian said...

so these are really new things? nobody has seen them before?

SimplEnigma said...

Everytime I think you can't be a bigger geek than you already are, you surprise me.LOL

Adrian said...

is that a bad thing?

geeks rule!

bassChocolate said...

I didn't even see the chat booths!

The show wasn't great... I was bored after one pass thru the place...

And silver man really didnt need to display his silver balls.

owen said...

maybe its the fake hair. it gets to me too. I dispise the fakeness

Mad Bull said...

The chat booth thing... how does it work? It does sound interesting...
You know that song with Babychams and some girl, "I fell in love with a DJ"? Well, she wanted you to be a DJ so she could take you out by the back door so you could both make out till you heard someone say "hoo hoo hoo!". :)

taylor2nd said...

jamaica's ces = the biggest waste of time in the world. i already said it i carry higher tech in my little bag i take with me on a daily basis. lol.. i ranted bout this event n i never even went.

Tami said...

i share all your sentiments about the show even a almost a month later. It flop big time!