I’ve been hearing about it all week…the Google dance this, the Google dance that. It’s one of the few public after-hours SES San Jose events. Coach buses are piling up outside the convention center to shuttle attendees to the 2007 Google Dance tonight in the Amphitheater at Mountain View corporate headquarters. I’m sure it will be great fun but I didn’t go. Maybe I’m crazy to miss an opportunity to party on Googlers’ home turf but I don’t think so. Here are the top 9 reasons to skip the Google Dance at SES San Jose:
#9) Free beer at the dance?…or Blue Point Long Island oysters, Mixed Greens with Blue Cheese, Walnuts and Balsamic Dressing, Kendall Jackson VR Sonoma Chardonnay, La Crema Sonora Coast Pinot Noir, and Swordfish Palua at The Fairmont Hotel 3 blocks from here?
#8) Heck, I’ve already seen the Acropolis, Vatican, Bazaar in Istanbul, New York City, Washington’s National Mall, the Appalachian Mountains, Florida Keys, The Grand Canyon, and the Mayo Clinic. Google can’t be THAT important.
#7) I Stayed up too late last night.
#6) Tonight is the last night without my wife on this trip for even-later-night blogging. (She actually supports me a lot but I can work even later tonight.)
#5) My guess is that the average Google-dancer’s age is 34. That means when I was a junior in high school they were 2 years old…now THAT sounds like fun..trying to talk to the other grownups about my amazingly wonderful job over blaring music.
#4) It’s more fun to Blog about Avinash.
#3) An hour on a bus…for what? Being herded like sheep to stand in long lines to see an amphitheater and get drunk with mostly strangers?
#2) I’ve hung out with these SES people all day anyway. Even though I love search marketers and talking about search marketing every once and a while this boy needs a break.
#1) 10:14PM, goodnight