Simon has flown specially to see the new kit coming out at NAB and to talk to suppliers, while doing so he will give HD Warrior some exclusive coverage from the shop floor.
I arrived in Vegas on Friday evening after a 3 hour delay on my 10 hour flight. A brief Mexican meal followed by an early night has set me straight for Saturday and my body and mind are fortunately now working on US time.
Everywhere you turn are familiar faces, the show really had come to town. Vegas is a vast party town and on these two rest and respite days before the show many NAB attendees seem to be enjoying what Vegas offers.
Vegas is an oasis in the middle of the desert. A triumph to engineering. The briefest of drives however takes you back to nature and some truly stunning landscapes.
For me the best part of Vegas (show excluded) is to take the opportunity to head out to the desert and explore. So at 8am on Saturday after a hearty breakfast myself and a fellow Brit headed back to the airport and for $60 dollars rented what can only be viewed as a American classic – a convertible Mustang.
30 Minutes away is the fabulous Redrock Canyon, the views are breathtaking and are a remedy to the loud, brash place that Vegas is. Signs warn you not to feed the wild horses and burros and the sharp hazards posed by the hardy desert plants and cacti are all too obvious.
Heading back into Vegas by taxi after dropping the car back off at 7pm we were set to join two more Brits for dinner. Over a pizza talk turned back to the show and what’s possibly going to be announced in the coming days.
Stay tuned for (hopefully) some exciting announcements…