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IBM ends Pulse 2011 with a bang: photos

After four long days of meetings, presentations, expos and skills sessions, IBM's annual Pulse conference came to a close with a bang, as the technology giant put on a 1960s-style dance night for delegates.

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The event was held at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas and was entitled Tuesday Night Fever. Over 6500 delegates packed out the Grand Garden Arena.

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Delegates were met with a disco floor rolled out especially for the event.

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The DJ squints through the purple haze to spin the tunes.

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The DJ gave way to a disco cover band, creatively titled Sinner and the Superfreaks. They were introduced to delegates as "the hottest band in Vegas".

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The event came complete with professional dancers to show delegates how it was done (or how it used to be done).

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Most of the delegates seemed happy taking photos at first …

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… until they added a disco ball …

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… and everyone got in on the act!

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IBM's general manager of Tivoli Software, Danny Sabbah, came along to the event, sans costume.

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Delegates chill out in funky lounge spaces after getting their groove on.

(Luke Hopewell attended the Pulse Conference in Las Vegas as a guest of IBM)

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