SIGGRAPH day 2 - parties ahead!

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Wearing a suit for the business meetings...
I had some work to do today, mainly business meetings and stuff, but got time to enjoy the parties organised for the conference. First one was Autodesk User Group Meeting, which was held at the Marriott hotel, featuring a lot of movies from their clients, partners and so on. It was pretty nice albeit a bit long. We were starving and went to get dinner in the gaslamp neighbourhood. Following my guide's recommendations, we stopped at NY Strip Club, a grill-your-own-meat kind of restaurant. It was delicious, and it's always fun to do the cooking yourself, right?!

Later on, we joined the crowd at the Autodesk afterparty, which was on the USS Midway aircraft carrier! You read it well, on the Midway. The lower deck and inside aircraft warehouse was filled with aircraft simulators, and you could get dinner at the buffet here.
The Autodesk User Group Meeting
You could also go on the upper deck, check out the aircraft stationed here for the museum, and breathe the fresh air of SD at night...
The point of view at night from the Midway is actually very nice, since you get a very decent view of SD skyline, and you can spot every plane about to land at the airport!

While there was a DJ featured at the lower deck, the poor guy had to create a lively and friendly atmostphere out of those whatever-the-size sq. feet room and hundreds of people. I'm afraid it was too hard of a job for any DJ (with the limited speakers he had and given the people attending). I would have loved seeing something crazy going on in this place however!

We retreated to the Chapters party held at a club downtown named "On Broadway", smartly named after its location, which was very good. It's strange to enter a club where the dancefloor is on the main floor, but why not (I'm used to go down a fair number of stairs before getting to the action) People were dancing, so there was some cool vibe going on until the end, 1:45am unfortunately ("biggest disapointment of the trip" award). The DJ played a remix of Justice - D.A.N.C.E. as the last song, though, which was quite funny to hear over there.

And there ended another great day in SD...
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The Autodesk User Group Meeting
The Autodesk User Group Meeting
The Autodesk party on the USS Midw…
The Autodesk party on the USS Mid…
The Autodesk party inside the USS …
The Autodesk party inside the USS…
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