Kelly Clarkson, Jerry Rice Kicks Off Microsoft Store Opening

CORTE MADERA (CBS SF) – The likes of pop singer Kelly Clarkson and former 49ers football star Jerry Rice marked the opening of a Microsoft Store in Corte Madera, according to Microsoft officials. The store’s opening celebrations began early on Saturday at the Village at Corte Madera.

The official opening kicked off with free tickets distributed to see Kelly Clarkson perform later that afternoon for the first 2,000 or so people in line for the computer and software store opening.

At 2:00 p.m. lines opened for fans to prepare for the “American Idol,” Kelly Clarkson live concert at 4:00 p.m.

The opening celebrations continued Sunday with former 49ers wide receiver Jerry Rice playing Kinect with customers in the afternoon.

Kinect is an interactive, full-body video game. Store officials said customers in line early are more likely to get the chance to take on the football legend at the store.

The store, which offers Microsoft software, PC hardware and other electronics, is part of a series of openings throughout the U.S. this year.

The store is located next to Free People across from Williams Sonoma at the shopping center located at 1640 Redwood Highway.

(Copyright 2012 by CBS San Francisco and Bay City News Service. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.)

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