On Thursday, Microsoft opened the doors to its newest retail store at Ala Moana Center in Honolulu with the help of Seattle-based megastars Macklemore and Ryan Lewis and alternative group Neon Trees.

More than 4,000 customers came out for the grand opening, some of whom camped out starting at 10 p.m. on Wednesday evening for their chance to be the first ones in the door.

The local Honolulu community welcomed Microsoft with open arms, and the excitement for the grand opening was overwhelming.

Here are a few tweets from the event:

Microsoft retail store employees cheer after the ribbon is cut and curtain drops:

Doors opened and Microsoft customers and fans flooded the store:

Love from the local Honolulu community. We’re happy to be there!

Fans of Macklemore and Ryan Lewis + Neon Trees are ready to get the celebration of the new Microsoft store started:

Macklemore and Ryan Lewis rock the stage:

Following an electric performance by Macklemore and Ryan Lewis, Neon Trees lit it up for the crowd:

And even took the time to visit with some fans when the festivities were finished:

We’d like to send a big shout out to everyone who showed up to make the Honolulu store opening so spectacular – our customers, store employees, partners, community organizations, Macklemore and Ryan Lewis + Neon Trees!

Jeff Meisner
Microsoft News Center Staff