legere2LAS VEGAS — T-Mobile CEO John Legere has been crashing AT&T’s party figuratively for the past year, but he did it for real tonight — showing up uninvited at his rival’s private Macklemore concert at the Rain nightclub at the Palms Las Vegas.

But he wasn’t able to stick around for long.

Roger Cheng of CNet News, who tweeted a picture of himself with the T-Mobile boss (below), said Legere was subsequently escorted out of the party. GeekWire’s Taylor Soper and I are both at the event right now. We didn’t happen to run into Legere, unfortunately, but a security guard confirmed that Legere was told to leave. The security guard said AT&T representatives told nightclub staff that Legere was “harassing” attendees at the party.

No word from Legere on Twitter yet, but you can bet he’s working this into the script for T-Mobile’s big press event here later this week.

Update: Legere tells Re/code, “I just wanted to hear Macklemore.” He also gets in a dig, of course — saying that he could have cut prices for customers with all of the money AT&T spent on the party.

Follow-upT-Mobile’s John Legere makes most of AT&T party ejection

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  • Wazzifer

    Now that’s epic.

  • http://blog.findwell.com Kevin Lisota

    Really, he was “harassing” attendees? Or was his presence alone considered harassment? Well played Legere.

  • Buddha

    I seriously love this guy. He knows he is getting to them and he’s enjoying every minute of it.

  • http://www.cygnismedia.com/social-media-application/custom-facebook-page.html Nelsan Ellis

    Wonder what got him so hung up. I guess you would say it was a close call.
    I’m done.


  • Ecoline T

    Lol haa. That just business, love to see leaders show the world how other leaders don’t lead right. Legere couldn’t had did it better. Don’t steal from your customers AT&T it’s bad business. Im doing my part taking customers from AT&T using Tmo supported company called solavei. We are going to help tmo dominate the market watch. http://www.solavei.com/Ecoline

  • Viet Nguyen

    Awesome. . .

  • Guest

    Pathetic. I switched from T-Mo back to AT&T because T-Mo has an insultingly poor network. Now their CEO is pulling all manner of pub stunts to distract from his own company’s terrible service.

    Shame on T-Mo. Shame on GeekWire.

    • Axxell

      TMo has a very good service where I live/work, and keeps getting better. It’s no wonder people keep switching to it. And why should GW be ashamed? They’re just reporting what happened.

      • James Temple

        I live in Issaquah, WA, just 5miles from T-Mo HQ – and my phone doesn’t even work in the middle of my house. When I called the helpdesk asking for help – they sent a “tech” and confirmed the issue – Didn’t offer a repeater – would just have to wait for net work upgrade… 6mths later – still the same BS…

  • Dogteam18

    Actually, he made himself look like a juvenile jackass! Would have been nice to get the pic of him on his azz trying to climb out of a trtash pile in the alley after getting bounced.

    • WirelessWisdom

      My Hero! ATT sucks and they have no idea what to do about this T-Mobile company that is taking 1000’s of their customers every week. Maybe 5 years from now we will see another possible aquisition, where T-Mobile is taking over ATT? Too FUNNY!

    • Lava Roush

      How did he make himself look like a jackass? He just showed up at the party to enjoy a party and enjoy his friends performance. He ALWAYS does the bunny ears in his pictures. I have a picture of him the first time I met him and he did the same thing. His tag line should be “Why so serious?”.

      • Bill the Smith

        he is a jackass of the biggest kind and a hypocrit

        • Lava Roush

          How is he a jackass and hypocrit? Have you met him? I have. He is a really nice no bullshit kind if guy.

    • enantiomer2000

      Says the AT&T employee. =D

  • Brian Woodward

    He didnt show up uninvited. He is friends with Mackle.ore and had passes.

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