@manton As with televised sport, I really don't find these events worth much without the live audience. And then there's all of the recapping that happens after the event... I'm good to go, and just busy anyway. Looking forward to Gruber's show, though.
Come to think of it, if there was a Micro.blog watch-along I think that would be how I would watch it but even then I'd only care about the other people and not so much about the presenting.