Today the band for VMworld 2012 in San Francisco has been announced. Its Jon Bon Jovi and the Kings of Suburbia. For those of who grew up in the Eighties having Bon Jovi is very cool. The VMware parties are always a great event but the real value for VMworld I think is the networking opportunities with your peers as well the sessions, labs and of course the vendors. If you have the opportunity to go this year I definitely recommend it.
Check out the VMworld 2012 Networking page for info on the VMworld party with Bon Jovi as well as other events.