Scenes from VMworld Day 1 — from CEOs to superheroes

It was an eventful first day at VMworld (s vmw), highlighted by VMware CEO Paul Maritz’s keynote to thousands of attendees (about 19,000 are expected to attend over the week). For the geeks in attendance, Fusion-io (s fio) capped off the day with a superhero-themed party featuring Marvel Comics creator Stan Lee and Apple Co-Founder/Fusion-io Chief Scientist Steve Wozniak. I didn’t see everything going on — I had work to do, after all — but here’s VMworld Day 1 as I experienced it outside the press room.