I attended the SQL Server 2008 launch in Los Angeles for PASS. It was VERY nice to leave sub-freezing Kansas and arrive in warm, sunny Los Angeles.
My pictures of the keynote didn't turn out all that well unfortunately. The ones I took before it started turned out the best. I also ran into Janette from Idera. Idera and Quest were the only two SQL Server tools vendors that I saw there. The keynote presentation was projected onto some type of clear screen. You could see the presentation and see through it. It gave it a neat 3D look.
The walk from the Nokia Theatre over to the convention center was short but unusual.
PASS was in the Microsoft Pavilion and shared a booth with Culminis and INETA. I always forget how hard it is to work in a booth all day. I saw quite a few people I knew including Dinakar who blogs here but didn't have time to talk much.
I managed an invite to Microsoft's party (or maybe AMD's) after the event where they had The Barenaked Ladies playing. That was pretty cool.