Dream On Treasure Island
By stephen.fox on Oct 15, 2009
The Epic Oracle OpenWorld Appreciation EventThe beers were cold. The rides were ready. The amps were turned up to 11. And then the party-goers poured in.
The Oracle OpenWorld Appreciation Event reset the bar for how to celebrate. With a boardwalk full of carnival games and rides at your disposal, we know you had plenty to keep you occupied. Add on the fantastic food and bevy of beverages, and you had ample fuel for the night, too.
But for us, the real attraction was the music. Shooter Jennings got the evening started with a bang in the tent under the shadow of the Century Wheel. Roger Daltrey and his band—featuring Simon Townshend—took the stage next, tearing through a set that included classics from The Who and a scorching version of "Summertime Blues." Closing out the roster under the tent was Three Dog Night, performing a solid set of crowd favorites from their catalog of timeless hits.
Over on the outdoor stage, Steven Tyler made a triumphant return to the spotlight, opening the Aerosmith set with "Eat the Rich!" The encore, fourteen songs later, proved beyond any doubt that the Aerosmith train just keeps a-rollin'. The Wailers closed out the evening sharing their legendary island sounds with the Treasure Island crowd.
Everywhere we turned, we found fun. From the NetApp Aussies ready for Aerosmith to our Over-dressed for Oracle OpenWorld V.I.P. winners to the friendly and knowledgeable staff at the Solutions booth, the smiles shone broad and abundant. The evening's success was due in large part to Hartmann Studios, the Oracle events team, sponsors CSC and NetApp and—most importantly—you. We hope that your night lived up to its epic billing.