I've never been at Oracle OpenWorld so I'm very curious about how it feels. In preparation, yesterday I poked around a bit and found several videos that may (or not, we will see) convey a bit the mood... check them out and let me know what you think:

• Keynote Preview Series: Applications, Virtualization, DataBases, Middleware.
Overdressed at OOW Series: [1], [2], [3], [4], [5] and [6].
OOW 08 Party - they take over Howard Street, like the good J1 days!
• More virtalization and cloud previews: Alex A and Rich Schwerin.
• And last, but not least, Every Build You Break.

The main blog for OpenWorld is Oracle OpenWorld and there will be live streamcasting of multiple events at OpenWorld Live.