After MotFG, we had a large reception given by Novell. WHOA, this had more people in it than the last 3 JBoss events (that I've been to) combined and it was only a "day before" reception and there are many late arrivals due to weather. It was also amazing to see so many big brands with booths. From Apple to IONA to MySQL to UNISYS among others. It was also interesting to see the number of folks who I traditionally thought of as in a competitive camp. We're in a different stratosphere now.
However, the most interesting thing was watching our own Bob Bickel try and demonstrate the MotFG "lighter than air" basket jump on a chair. I always envisioned him performing this primarily through diplomacy, but no...Bob is ready to start training in Kung-Fu under the One-armed boxer.