The Night Before the 3G iPhone Launch at the 5th Ave Apple Store

The line outside of the Apple store on 59th street in NYC is definitely an event. There are about 100 people wrapped around the block, patiently waiting for the iPhone 3G. We'll be up all night checking out the scene and talking to the diehards who can't wait to get their hands on the new phone. We've got games,… » 7/11/08 1:03am 7/11/08 1:03am

Greg Packer Seen in the Wild, Still First in Line

Greg Packer, everyone's favorite professional linesitter, was spotted by our enterprising videographer Alex Goldberg this weekend at the Village Voice Siren Festival at Coney Island. Where was he? Up at the very front, of course. Whether or not he'd ever heard of any of the bands he saw is currently unknown. You'll… » 7/24/07 2:55pm 7/24/07 2:55pm

Sweaty iPhone Linesitter Photoshop Contest: Pure Horror

Click to viewMy God. This was by far the biggest response to a Photoshop contest yet, with entries filling my inbox every minute or so for the past 24 hours. Stop! For the love of everything holy, please stop! I can't take looking at this guy any more! I feel completely dead inside. Consider this the last post… » 6/29/07 1:15pm 6/29/07 1:15pm

All Quiet on the 5th Avenue Apple Store Front

Proving the old adage, "The media loves a whore," the man with the pole posish at the 5th Avenue Apple Store iPhone line, Greg Packer, was besieged by microphones and cameras. A CNBC news van was on its way out as I came in, and it looks like Fox News woke up one of their reporters for a quick stand-up. No comb,… » 6/28/07 6:00pm 6/28/07 6:00pm

Greg Packer, iPhone Camper: Drunk Toy Edition

Noted iPhone waiter Greg "The Line" Packer may look nice and gentleman-like now, but wait 'til you see him with a mug of booze. Just 4 AA batteries in this Happy Drinker, who has more than a passing resemblance to Greg, will make him drink, dance and jiggle his stomach. How they managed to capture his essence so well… » 6/28/07 2:45pm 6/28/07 2:45pm

Breaking: First in Line Guy is a Pro Linesitter, Sweats a Lot

[UPDATED: Nipple Shot by Infoweek] You know that guy who's first in line at the 5th Ave Apple Store? Greg Packer? Turns out he's no Apple fanboy. No, he's an obsessive linesitter. He was the first person to see Ground Zero when the viewing platform opened, the first to sign the condolence book at the British consulate… » 6/27/07 8:24pm 6/27/07 8:24pm