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HD: Waikiki Apple Store Grand Opening

Sept. 27, 2008

Royal Hawaiian Apple Store Grand Opening from hawaii on Vimeo.

The grand opening of the new Apple Store in the Royal Hawaiian Center in Waikiki on Saturday, Sept. 27, 2008. I arrived at 3 a.m., and was second in line behind Sophie, and we watched as the construction crew raced to finish the store's facade before sunrise. The event was celebrated with a Hawaiian blessing and hula performances.

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