Well, the big day has come and gone, but not without leaving us with some impressive stats (feel free to help us out in the comments with better stats and info!):

  • Number of people who attended: Tens of thousands (our guess)
  • Number of people who won a new Macbook: 15 out of a possible 24
  • Number of people who didn't: Tens of thousands minus 15
  • Number of Auctions on eBay selling commemorative t-shirt: Four (as of 9:30AM this morning)
  • Longest time on waiting for store to open: 41 hrs 45 minutes (Stormy Shippy, arrived from Texas and took his place at 12:15 a.m. )
  • Famous people spotted: Steve Jobs, Spike Lee, Finesse Mitchell, James Woods, Kevin Bacon, Julianne Moore, Amy Poehler, Rachel Dretch, Tina Fey, Elizabeth Berkeley, Chris Parnell, Fred Arimsen, Martha Plimpton, Seth Meyers, Bill Hader, Horatio Sans (heck it might just be easier to say the entire cast of SNL), Triumph the insult dog.

CNET has an interview with the line folk. [via TUAW]

ifo Apple Store has a day by day account of the event since Tuesday - there was a wedding proposal, some details about lights on top of the GM building and, of course, someone yelled at Steve Jobs, "You hot!"

Wired news also chimes in with a crowd report. All for a brand of computers!

Insane crowd shot part of timelapse quicktime at Check out their retail page, for a new time lapse for every hour for the first 24 hours - there were still crowds of people trying to get in at 1AM, and between 2AM and 6AM people were still streaming in and out of the store!

And sadly, the rumors of a free concert proved untrue.

UPDATE: Velvet Sea measured the line at 0.4 miles!


Jamfan spotted Triumph in a compromising position: with a human's arm sticking up his butt!


Kottke spent last night analyzing the 24-hour time lapse film, and made a startling discovery at around 5am:


Apparently this was the second proposal of the evening. Insanity!

UPDATE: 4:59PM tried to live-blog the first 24 hours, but collapsed at around 10am! Will anyone live-blog the whole way through?