Bring Your Apple Device to 4th Annual iPod, iPhone Mania Beach Bash


Playlist water aerobics from a previous iPod mania bash. Photo courtesy

Watch out the for sand and water, but bring your device to the fourth annual international meeting for iPhone and iPod fanatics in Riccione, Italy.

This Sunday, August 2, thousands of Apple fans are expected to stage playlist battles and contend for Apple-related prizes at the event organized by Italian site ipodmania.

How did it get started? Well, according to the press release in somewhat maccheronic inglisc:

“The iPod and the iPhone are a mania, there’s nothing to do, and we are subjugated by that insana disease, so we have decided to celebrate this obsession…”

Never mind that iPod/iPhone festivities at Aquafan, Europe’s biggest water park, will be a minefield for devices (everybody in the pool!), site founder Andrea Di Mambro says past editions drew thousands of fans from all over Italy, plus the UK, Germany, Spain and Russia.

Don't I know you? An attendee from last year's iPod pary.
Don't I know you? An attendee from last year's iPod pary.

A live concert from lounge virtuosi Montefiori Cocktail is also on, as well as tutorials from website staff on how to get the most out of your device.

If you happen to go, send us a report and pics.