No LIVE near WWDC show for 2022

June 5, 2022

Before WWDC22 gets started tomorrow, I wanted to announce that there will be no LIVE near WWDC show for 2022.

Why no show this year?

First, I’d love to do a live show. A live performance has an energy that just isn’t there in an online event, and I’ve missed that a great deal.

That said, this has been a particularly unpredictable year. A fair number of people are coming to the area for the WWDC special event at Apple Park, but when and where to hold a show? How big a venue? Some people are in town for a day or two, some are staying longer. Some folks are staying up in San Francisco, some in the South Bay.

It felt like there were too many unknowns this year to produce a show while hoping all the guesses were good enough to make it a successful one.

Besides unpredictability, another possibly more important reason is weariness. I don’t know if it is just the past two years taking its toll or some other cause, but the year so far has felt like trying to walk quickly while wading through waist-deep water.

And so, for the first time since 1999, I will be attending WWDC without being on stage presenting, performing a new James Dempsey and the Breakpoints Song, producing a LIVE near WWDC concert, or some combination of the above.

This is a big change from how I’ve experienced WWDC for the last two decades. Part of me is disappointed to break the tradition but another part of me is excited to spend the week focused on the conference without the stress of putting on a show.

There will be one bit of music from me this week. I am happy to be performing my ninth annual WWDC Week In Review song on Friday at try! Swift Dub Dub. It’s a lighthearted musical look back at the week.

I’ll be kicking off the virtual conference at 10 am Pacific time. Registration is free and I encourage you to check it out.

Thanks for all of your support of our shows and I and hope to see you LIVE near WWDC in 2023. •

P.S. If you need a James Dempsey and the Breakpoints fix this WWDC here are some links to some past endeavors:

The Liki Song


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Categories: Apple, Mac, Music, Software Development, iOS

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