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I was driving through Times Square this evening and by chance came across a huge Pontiac display. Turns out Pontiac was having a big Solstice Intro with the band Jet. Naturally we stopped. The fun started at 10:30pm. We got a few pictures with a camera phone. Enjoy....

 

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Solstice on Jimmy Kimmel [All June 21st Events]

The Jet playing in front of an Aggressive Solstice in Times Square (another user posted pictures of the set earlier today)
 

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I hope somebody else TiVo'd it, cause I don't think Kimmel ever re-airs.
 

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I didn't know anyone actually drives by Times Square. What are you a cabby or a cop? :jester:

Seriously, I rode my motorcycle one lap around Manhattan and I don't know what scared me more, the traffic racing by at 70mph or the 5-inch deep potholes. I'm no stranger to traffic congestion as I commute through downtown San Francisco and across the bay bridge every morning. But anytime a city needs coned-off lanes just so emergency vehicles can get through town, that is my cue not to drive in those conditions.

Maybe it is different on nights and weekends.
 

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I couldn't stay up long enough but the event at Times Square was featured on Jimmy Kimmel Live (after the Pistons/Spurs game). and had to do with the opening of the PONTIAC GARAGE. Any one watch the show last night?
 

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Here's the article on all the days festivities...

http://biz.yahoo.com/prnews/050621/detu011a.html?.v=1

Pontiac Stages Solstice Show in Times Square

Tuesday June 21, 10:30 pm ET
Summer Solstice Event Signals New Season for Pontiac

NEW YORK, June 21 /PRNewswire/ -- With the sun at its peak, Pontiac used the summer solstice to shine new light on its brand and vehicle line -- including the Solstice two-seat roadster, G6 coupe and Torrent compact SUV -- through a wide-ranging event extending from Times Square to Hollywood.

"The solstice represents a turning point in the seasons, and we felt it was important to celebrate this particular solstice as a turning point in the renaissance for Pontiac as we bring three new products to market this summer," said Mark-Hans Richer, Pontiac marketing director. "What better way to celebrate than to 'fuse' the excitement of these new Pontiacs with the excitement and energy of Times Square."

The Pontiac Summer Solstice Party included:

* Virgin Megastore In-Store Concerts -- Three performances by emerging bands inside the Virgin Megastore - Times Square. The bands, currently featured in new Pontiac advertising, include The Vacation, Citizen Cope and Kinky. Each performance is featured on Pontiac.com.

* Maxim "Pick Me Up" Winner Announcement -- Pontiac and Maxim co-sponsored a nationwide online contest called "Pick Me Up" featuring Maxim Hot100 model Rachel Perry and the new 2006 Pontiac Solstice roadster. The winner with the best pick-up line received a brand new 2006 Pontiac Solstice hand-delivered by Perry at the event.

* Pontiac Garage Unveiling and Times Square Performance by Jet -- To introduce its new presence in Times Square Pontiac didn't hold a press conference, it threw a surprise musical performance. An interactive multimedia billboard and stage -- called the Pontiac Garage -- was the site for platinum-album band Jet's impromptu Times Square performance, complete with light show and pyrotechnics.

* Jimmy Kimmel Live -- June 21 also launches Pontiac's relationship with ABC's Jimmy Kimmel Live, which airs weeknights at 12:05 a.m. The show broadcast Jet's Pontiac Garage East performance and sent their special Hollywood correspondent, Guillermo, to cover the Summer Solstice event. Additionally, Jimmy Kimmel Live will announce the opening of the Pontiac Garage West in Hollywood later this week, where the show will continue to broadcast high profile musical acts on a custom-built stage.

* VIP Party at The Whiskey Bar -- An exclusive VIP party, The Whiskey Bar featured a live feed from the Pontiac Garage Concert and an acoustic concert by Jet featuring songs from their not-yet released album.

* Online Musical Performances -- Jet's Pontiac Garage East performance, along with select performances from Jimmy Kimmel Live's Pontiac Garage West, can be viewed at http://JimmyKimmelLive.ABC.com . The Vacation, Citizen Cope and Kinky performances, as well as a behind-the-scenes podcast from the Summer Solstice Party are available on Pontiac.com.

The Pontiac Summer Solstice Party is the latest in a series of highly targeted marketing programs that leverage top entertainment properties, such as The Oprah Winfrey Show and The Apprentice. Pontiac's appearance on The Apprentice launched the Solstice's early order program and resulted in 1,000 orders in 41 minutes and a 1400% jump in traffic at Pontiac.com.

Pontiac is a division of General Motors Corporation (NYSE: GM - News) and markets the G6 sedan, GTO, Grand Prix, Vibe and Montana SV6. Pontiac sold more than 474,000 vehicles in 2004, ranking third among GM divisions in total sales. In 2005, Pontiac will introduce the Solstice roadster, G6 coupe and Torrent compact SUV, followed by the G6 retractable hardtop convertible in early 2006. More information on Pontiac and its products can be found on the division's website at http://www.pontiac.com and in Spanish at http://www.pontiac.com/espanol .
 

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I'm merging in all the topics on these events into this thread
 

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Solstice on Jimmy Kimmel

If anybody was able to stay up and watch Kimmel last night, 1:00am (EST) an aggressive solstice was on there. Kimmel pulled down the pontiac garage, and there it was along side with the band "Jet." The band played eithit right behind them, and im sure it got a lot of advertising this way. It had the black leather combo. There were many great shots of it too. Maybe somebody has this on TIVO?
 

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This car needs to go into production yesterday... All this advertising and NO CAR.

Two weeks after hearing about the new Mustang I saw it on the road (production car). Ford did that right.
 

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Is it just me? Can anyone else see a solstice in these two shots? Please point them out. :brentil:
 

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Is it just me? Can anyone else see a solstice in these two shots? Please point them out. :brentil:
Go to the Pontiac site and view the new video posted from the Jimmy Kimmel show. It will make a lot more sense.
 

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Go to the Pontiac site and view the new video posted from the Jimmy Kimmel show. It will make a lot more sense.
I don't see that video anywhere?!?!?!
 

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We could barely see the car ourselves. It could only be seen on the monitors. Even then it was partially hidden by Jet. :brentil: It would have been nice to have it closer to the crowd so we could actually see it.
 

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I didn't know anyone actually drives by Times Square. What are you a cabby or a cop? :jester:
Neither. We were riding in a cab. It was an amazing coincidence to stumble upon the event. :cool:
 

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He also using a Mean Solstice is his video reply to Shara Silverman's video with Matt Damon
 
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