Friday Sep 30, 2011

Berlin Featuring Terri Nunn All Set for It's a Wrap!

It's a Wrap! brings Berlin to Yerba Buena Gardens Thursday, October 6, from 4 to 7 p.m. where iconic rock vocalist Terri Nunn and the rest of the California-native band bring this year's Oracle OpenWorld to a rousing, have-to-dance close.

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Thursday Sep 23, 2010

Eclectic Lineup Rocks Treasure Island Appreciation Event

Live Twitter Feed Makes Attendees Part of the Act

 

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Upwards of 25,000 customers and users, techs and execs, partners and vendors all came together and partied down at the Oracle OpenWorld 2010 Appreciation Event on Treasure Island. Nobody had trouble finding something to do, with entertainment that included a full carnival midway with lots of games and rides, tents and booths serving up food and drinks, a diverse lineup of musical acts, and a stunning full moon that rose over the San Francisco Bay Bridge.

On the main stage, Berlin opened with their hits from the 80s plus some modern-sounding new releases. Midway through their set, tiny Terri Nunn hopped onto a roadie's shoulders and took a tour of the audience, happily greeting fans and leading a sing-along.

"Can you believe this?" she asked the crowd. "What a company party ...!"

 

 

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Next up, the Black Eyed Peas stormed the stage in full hip-hop regalia with dancers, props, and neon exoskeletons. They played a full set and left the crowd dancing and calling for more. Steve Miller closed things down with a long set that concluded with Terri Nunn back on stage for a duet.

 

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On the indoor stage, the English Beat, Montgomery Gentry, and Don Henley kept their half of the crowd cheering and dancing to three genres--and three generations--of great music. Henley closed his set with the Eagles' Grammy-winning hit "Hotel California."

 

Between sets, two giant video screens scrolled through tweets that used the conference and Appreciation Event hashtags. There were tweets like these:

RT@mandiho426 Does your DB security provider hire Steve Miller band for you? #oow10ti Yea Oracle!

RT@briancharrison Black Eyed Peas were great at #oow10, but Montgomery Gentry is what American country is all about. Wish I had my hat and boots.

 

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RT@arewold Hello Larry, I am a Java developer, and right now I like you quite a lot! #oow10ti #javaone

 

RT@larrywake Updating presentations to include new Oracle tagline "Hardware and Software Engineered to be Fergalicious." #oow10 #solaris

And the somewhat less fortunate:

RT@ghrd Huge queue at Moscone for party buses. From experience I strongly suggest taking a bus from a hotel #oow10

RT@binoy1 Can we apply some cache fusion to the food queues at #OOW10

RT@ddelmoli Where are the Oracle snuggies? It's cold out here #oow10

RT@rootwyrm Well, #oow10 has officially destroyed any hope of making deadline with their awesome music. Whoops!


Wednesday Sep 15, 2010

Catching Up with Berlin


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Tuesday Sep 07, 2010

Get to Know Terri Nunn, Lead Singer of Berlin

See Berlin Live at the Oracle Appreciation Event on Sept. 22

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The OpenWorld Blog staff checked in with Terri Nunn, Berlin's lead singer, about her band's upcoming performance and what she thinks of the OpenWorld crowd. Look for Part 2 of our interview next week!

 

Blog Staff: This will be the third time you've performed at OpenWorld. What are your memories of the previous show?

Terri Nunn: The last time I performed at OpenWorld was one of the highlights of my life. The amazing Oracle people gave us the unbelievable opportunity to play with ELTON JOHN! I don't care where my career has gone or will go; that night will be a standout forever. The crowd seemed in a daze and it's no wonder. How often will you ever get to see Elton John and--even more incredibly--see him at a company party?

Blog Staff: Do you like performing in San Francisco? Are there any particular things you do while you're here?

Terri Nunn: San Francisco's such a gorgeous place. The weather is perfect for me. I like places that are cooler, especially in the summer. I love the character of the city, the hilly streets and the archictecture. And we are SO EXCITED to play with THE BLACK EYED PEAS!! It's our first time!

Blog Staff: What have you been up to this summer?

Terri Nunn: I've been playing concerts and touring behind our latest release, "ALL THE WAY IN," a CD/DVD package. I'm also completing an all-new studio album that will come out in 2011. Simultaneously, I'm co-hosting a new talk show every week called "Between The Sheets" on HotTalkLA.com. We interview amazing guests - we recently did a two-parter with Grace Slick from the Jefferson Airplane, one of my heroes! She asked me to sing on a song with her to benefit the needy people in Louisiana right now called "Edge of Madness." In return, she let me interview her. You can download "Between The Sheets" shows anytime at HotTalkLA.com or on iTunes.

Other than work, I've been teaching my daughter how to swim! She goes into first grade in September.


Read Part 2 of our interview with Terri next week. In the meantime, check out Berlin's website, Facebook page, and MySpace page.

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