Last week at Photoshop World, Scott Kelby was limping along on crutches due to an unfortunate “incident” with what turns out to be a home treadmill. See his admission on his blog. But it seems Scott was able to move around pretty good because of his rented scooter.
We first saw Scott at the instructor’s dinner, Tuesday night.
He was greeting people on crutches as they arrived to the dinner. Later, during dinner he had his handy crutches next to the table.
The next morning at the PSW Keynote, Scott was scooting around in preparation for the luanch of the starting ceremonies.
Later he scooted off towards backstage.
Did I mention that Scott is a fast scooter?
During the start of the Keynote, Scott appeared from a puff of smoke (presumably to allow him time to limp into position).
He explained his “issue” and went on to tell the truth regarding the injury. No, it wasn’t a Swiss sking accident and no it didn’t occur during a kickboxing match. He fell off a treadmill.
Always one to make the best of a bad situation, he pointed out that his walking boot cast sported advertising (hey, why not?).
At the end of the Keynote, he limped off the stage and got ready for the start of the conference.
He was spotted all over the trade show floor and the conference in his scooter. He had an annoying horn (to alert people to get out of the way) and a reverse beep (like a big truck) when backing up. Of course, he didn’t take the escalator like the rest of the attendees–he took an elevator.
In the speakers lounge, he even gave rides.
Here he is giving a ride to his son.
I was going to try to sneak out and give his scooter a test drive but Matt Kloskowski caught me and snapped a picture. I figured I better leave the scooter where I found it.
So, this points out a problem Scott is going to have at the next Photoshop World in Vegas later in the year. I’ve been talking to the other instructors and it seems we all agree–we should ALL get scooters to go to and from the hotel and tradeshow. Can’t you just see us having drag races up and down the halls of the Mandalay Bay Resort? Hum, maybe that isn’t such a good idea after all.