Friendly Center Waiting Line Begins

February 20, 2009

To kick off the first Apple store opening of 2009, Ian has started the waiting line for the Friendly Center (Greensboro, NC) grand opening, scheduled for 10 a.m. Saturday. There was scaffolding still in place when he arrived just after 6 p.m. (EST), and the temperatures are in the mid-30s, and expected to drop to around 19º. The storefront is of the typical stainless steel, back-lit logo and glass variety. The iPhone Savior Web site has photos and a video of the grand opening, and check photos on flickr by el frijole and talosman.At 6:18 p.m. Friday…

Check these photos from the camp-out by El Frijole on flickr.

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{ 9 comments… read them below or add one }

Mike Kaufmann February 20, 2009 at 1630

Ian must have been shivering while he took the picture!


Ian February 20, 2009 at 1637

It *is* friggin cold out here!

We’re up to 3 in line, and might be setting up a tent soon ;)


Gary Allen February 20, 2009 at 2029

Ian – You may be nearing the record for the coldest grand opening camp-out. My personal record is about 30º.


Scott February 20, 2009 at 1852

Why did I know that Ian would have posted already? :)


ian February 20, 2009 at 2116

all three of us deserve credit then ;)

its getting pretty frigid out here, but we’re well insulated!


Gary Allen February 21, 2009 at 0132

The Greenboro News-Record is covering the waiting line with a story that remarked on the overnight camp-out in sub-zero temperatures! Congrats to Ian, Dan and Kevin at the head of the line!

Read the story here.


Sebastian February 21, 2009 at 0418

I think the coldest opening was in Munich, Germany last year. I think it was about 25-26 degrees.

But have fun out there in Greensboro!;-)


Hooray February 21, 2009 at 0821

WXII did a piece on the Apple Store yesterday. you can see the video at


Hooray February 21, 2009 at 1406

The N&R has photos of the store opening here, and you can also read an updated story here.



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