Cirque du Mac 9 Scheduled for Friday, January 27 at Macworld | iWorld

| Macworld/iWorld Expo

Macworld|iWorld Expo is less than a month away, and our Cirque du Mac party again promises to be the greatest night of your life (at least while you’re at Macworld | iWorld Expo), assuming you can score a ticket. But more on that below.

This year, Cirque du Mac 9.0 will be held on Friday night of the Expo, with that being Friday, January 27, 2012. Each year it’s at Cirque du Mac where the Macworld All-Star Band plays, a band made up of some of the leading personalities in our community including Paul Kent, Chris Breen, Bob LeVitus, Chuck LaTournous, Bryan Chaffin, Duane Straub and, yes, me, Dave Hamilton. In addition to the band playing, we’ll have a trapeze artist perform, face painters, henna tattoo artists, and again a Videator-powered light show from none other than Videator’s (and Twittelator’s) author, Andrew Stone and his team.

Hosted by The Mac Obsever and BackBeat Media, Cirque du Mac 9.0 would not be possible without our great sponsors. This year’s sponsor list sees some long-standing favorites returning as well as some welcome newcomers. These sponsors grok the fact that you want to leave the trade-show floor vibe behind and party, and for that they should all be especially thanked. Visit them. Praise them. Support them. Know them. They are:

Smile Software



As usual Cirque du Mac is invite-only and beginning today invitations will be going out to the chosen few. At some point over the coming weeks, though, we’ll be giving away at least 10 pairs of tickets for you, the readers that make what we do here at TMO possible. We’ll give away some right here on the site, some to lucky listeners of our Mac Geek Gab podcast, and some on Twitter and Facebook. Make sure you “Like” TMO over on FaceBook and follow TMO on Twitter to increase your chances of winning.

We look forward to seeing — and partying with you — there.

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Was at MacWorld in 2006 with my son.  Managed to score an invite from Dave, but could not get into the party as my son was only 17 at the time.  Would have been a highlight and hopefully, when my kids are out of college and I am retired, I can afford the trip to MacWorld/iWorld again.  Please save a ticket for me.


Cirque du Mac is THE party of Macworld/iWorld.  I have a wonderful time the last two years and really hope (hint, hint) to have a wonderful time this year, too.



Dave Hamilton is the best drummer in the world !


Usually, we cannot go out in the evening during Expo because of the short person.  However, my wife and I have achieved the “babysitter” level for Friday, January 27th. 2012, by getting a commitment from the Grandparents to drive down from Sonoma to SF for the evening to watch their grandson.  Now if we can only manage to unlock “tickets 2.0” for Cirque du Mac 2012, it will be a perfect Macworld | MacIT | iWorld | Expo | and whatever the heck else we are calling it this year…


ps.  Ozrose, I believe that should be “best drummer in the Universe.”  smile  #ifyouaregoingtokissupdoitright


Would love to know how I can get a ticket to the party.  I’m glued to the site, twitter and facebook!

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