First US customer i8s being delivered at Pebble Beach, August 17

I guess that means to expect mine shortly after a couple of people get up on stage and have a crowd of strangers clap in honor of their "magnificence" and buying "the future."

Ugh. This probably means the local dealer will have an Apple launch style "clap as they leave" delivery event. Despite my choice of cars, I'm personally low-key and introverted, things like this seem ludicrous, boastful, and pretentious to me. Just let me show up, sign the paperwork, and drive off.