6/28/09, Hyde Park, London, backstage at Hard Rock Calling
– What’re you doing here? – I’m working for Hard Rock… What are you doing here? – Uh-huh… – That was great, you goin’ up onstage with those guys [Gaslight Anthem]? – Yeah… – Really cool. Really fun. – Yeah… [Hug.] Good to see ya, Bobby.
The once top-secret Hard Rock memorabilia site, the first on the planet to use Microsoft’s Deep Zoom technology and the star of the keynote address at Microsoft’s MIX conference in March, is still making waves, with scores of prominent and positive citations throughout the blogosphere, a complimentary story in USA Today, a laudatory item on Wired.com, and, of course, much mo’. In addition, the site, conceived and designed by Duncan/Channon, is being presented at Microsoft’s Tech·Ed Conference this coming week in Orlando. Further, it was announced on Friday that the memorabilia site will be featured on public kiosks in London’s Hyde Park in honor of Hard Rock’s Ambassadors of Rock tour, which kicks off there with the Police, Eric Clapton, and many others on June 28–29. Accordingly, the site is being updated specifically to encompass a full complement of memorabilia from various of the Ambassadors of Rock artists — one of whom, Clapton, was actually Hard Rock’s original memorabilia donor.