CES 2011: Day 1 - Famous People

by: Ben Berry -
The truly big conventions are almost always a good place to meet celebrities, and day one of CES 2011 was no exception. I got to be very close to 2 of my biggest passions today: Star Wars and triathlon. It's really a tough call as to who was the biggest celebrity. Sure, everyone in the universe knows who Darth Vader is, even if today he was neither portrayed by David Prowse or voice by James Earl Jones. Still it was awesome to see a detachment of Stormtroopers standing guard while Darth plays along with the announcement.

The other slightly lessor known, but WAY more impressive celebrity siting was reigning Ironman Women's World Champion Mirinda Carfrae who was accompanied by her boyfriend (and a strong professional triathlete in his own right) Tim O'Donnell. They were repping for Yurbuds, a headphone company that has recently licensed the Ironman brand. They weren't at CES, but rather at Showstoppers, which was a much smaller show. Definitely gonna be tough to top that, but I know I have competition lined up for them tomorrow night already. I won't spoil too much of the fun other than to mention the words American Pie, and Star Trek: TNG.

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