After announcing yesterday that Macworld Boston will move venues to provide “a more intimate setting,” IDG announced today that the event is now scheduled to take place in Larry’s basement.
A press release issued by the company said “Larry’s basement is an ideal venue for Boston’s preeminent Apple event. With easy access to the freeway and even a small fridge, Larry’s basement has all the features the discriminating Mac user desires in a conference site.
“Also… that Larry! What a crack-up!”
The only problem with this venue, IDG Vice President of Business Development and Operations Colin Crawford said, was Larry’s mom.
“She’s always callin’ down and asking if we want any soda or chips and then Larry’s all like ‘Mom, leave us aloooooone!‘ and then they get into it and it’s a whole big thing.”
However, Crawford emphasized, Larry does have a foosball table and a Playstation and the basement was refinished in the late 1980s.
“We were well pleased to be able to book Larry’s basement for the 5-10 people we expect to show up for next year’s Macworld Creative Pro Conference Expo Extravo-Rama… uh…
“What the hell name did we settle on for that thing again?”
Sources close to Larry indicate that he will be going all out for this event, getting out the Zeppelin tapes, putting up the poster of Nastassia Kinski with the snake and, if the mood is right, even screwing the black light into the bare socket in the ceiling.
“Houses of the Holy will be played,” a source said. “I can guarantee you that, my friend! And there’s even talk of, not a six, not a twelve-pack, but a case of Old Milwaukee!
“Larry’s brother found it on the side of the road a couple of years ago and we’ve just been waitin’ for the right moment to break it out! A gift from the gods like that? You don’t just blow it on some Saturday night sitting around watching soft porn on cable.”
Apple was unavailable for comment.