Tech really is the new rock and roll.
I first noticed this when people began lining up for new iPhone releases overnight, as we used to do as teenagers for hot concert tickets.
But Wednesday makes it official. Google is holding its annual conference for developers, Google I/O, at Shoreline Amphitheatre. Here’s what the stage looks like right now:
- Jillian D’Onfro/business Insider
Shoreline has an interesting history. It was built in 1985 by the city of Mountain View, California, working with the Bay Area rock promoter Bill Graham, and was designed in part as a tribute to the Grateful Dead.
The Dead were known for their rambling hourslong live shows, which audience members often recorded with the permission of the band, and then traded obsessively. Graham was one of the first promoters to help make the Dead famous in the 1960s.
The venue was designed to resemble the Grateful Dead’s “Steal Your Face” logo when seen from above.
Here’s the overhead view from Google Map:
- Google Maps
Here’s the logo:
- Wikimedia Commons