Grandma and Grandpa try to stop China Surface event

Microsoft held a Surface launch even in Beijing, China at midnight on Friday local time, allowing the country to be one of the first places in the world to buy the new tablet. However, things at the event apparently got a little out of hand for one elderly couple. A video has been posted of the festivities, which shows that the two senior citizens stormed the stage of the Surface launch event as dancers continued to work the platform.

MicGadget.com reports that the couple was complaining that the noise generated by Microsoft's Surface event was disturbing their grandchildren's sleep. As you can see in the video, the couple was removed, rather forcibly, from the stage by security personnel. Some of the dancers on stage try to ignore what's going on around them.

The incident does seem to get ugly quickly and we hope that the couple was not hurt by the security employees, even if they were acting as if this event was the worst possible thing that could have happened to them.

As we reported earlier this week, Microsoft is working with China-based electronics retailer Suning to sell Surface tablets in 500 of Suning's stores. Microsoft and Suning are also selling the Windows RT tablet on their respective store websites in China.

Source: MicGadget.com

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Open Minded said,

They just found out that Windows RT is not x86 compatible.

Or that Solitaire and Mahjong are not yet ARM compatible

Hahah this is so china. Been visiting Beijing for a while and the chinese culture never ceases to amaze and enlighten me. They can be funny in their ways and you have to respect that.

drazgoosh said,
Where was this being held so that the children were sleeping close enough to be disturbed...?

Well, if chinese old people are anything like the old people around here, they moved into a lovely apartment, right next to where all the festivals and events happen

Then they complain

Sraf said,
Well, if chinese old people are anything like the old people around here, they moved into a lovely apartment, right next to where all the festivals and events happen

Then they complain

Replace 'old people' with 'anyone' because we see the same thing where people will buy right over the flight path of an airport but them complain about the noise of the planes.

Mr Nom Nom's said,

Replace 'old people' with 'anyone' because we see the same thing where people will buy right over the flight path of an airport but them complain about the noise of the planes.

Haha, so true.

Some old people have a determination that still amazes me. They'll stand up to anything and everything if they feel justified, just make sure you are not in their way or their target!

ROFL gotta love how everyone else on stage just went on like nothing happened. They probably should have let the lady stay up there though because her landing signal officer dance kind of added to the show.