Hundreds camp out for Microsoft store opening

Credit: KGW Reporter Ashley Korslien

Hundreds camp out for Microsoft store opening

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by KGW Reporter Ashley Korslien

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Posted on June 20, 2013 at 9:06 AM

Updated Thursday, Jun 20 at 10:40 AM

PORTLAND -- Nearly 300 people camped out overnight in downtown Portland for the grand opening of the new Microsoft store.

The first 200 people in line got “meet and greet” passes to go back stage with the band Weezer. Weezer will perform downtown Friday night at 7 p.m.

Fans toughed out the cold and rain Thursday morning for the tickets.

Dustin Teagle brought along several items to stay warm, “I had one blanket, one pillow and my chair. And an umbrella,” he said.

Some people said they had waited since 11 a.m. Wednesday to be among the first in line.

"We were all just in here playing our video games and when it started to rain, our video handheld devices started getting wet and we were like, 'What are we going to do?'” Tim and Aftyn Garvin said. They ended up putting together a makeshift tent to hide from the rain.

The new Microsoft store opened at 10:30 a.m. Thursday.

More: Fans get sneak peek at new Portland Microsoft store

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