nextNY: Faaantastic!

I couldn't think of a good title for this post, so I just wrote what I was thinking.

Last night, we probably peaked at about 60 or 70 people... (I counted 45 off the top of my head that I actually match a name to a face, and that's pretty good for me).  The bar was packed, people were mixing it up, and a bunch of people came back to me and said they're going to be following up and maybe collaborating with some of the people they met.  Faaantastic!

Darren beat me to the first post and I'm glad he had a good time.  He echoed something that I've been feeling, too... that there is a definite digital buzz in New York City.  I can't wait to see everyone again, and I'm sorry I didn't get to spend as much time with each person as I would have liked.  I felt like all I kept doing last night was walking away from people to meet more people. 

One thing that is different from some of the other digital parties I've seen.  Seems that New Yorkers are more interested in actually talking to each other than taking pictures of each other.  That's probably a good thing. 

I did manage to get a few pictures, though.  I don't know if anyone else did, but I'll be tagging mine nextNY, obviously.  Oh, and as per usual, if you want to chat with people about this blog post, you can click the "live chat" next to the screaming man icon at the end of this post.

Here's my fav:

Hair is so Web 1.0 - Dan from Rave, me, Eric from Folio Magazine

If you're bald, and you work in tech or new media in NYC, nextNY is obviously the party for you.

Gawker's Scott Kidder, Limor Garcia from R/GA, and Microsoft's Devrin Carlson-Smith

Greg finds a way into every shot