Those pesky customers visited Ning. After co-founder Marc Andreessen said, "Ideally we ll never meet any of our customers," some of those customers organized a trip to the office. Marc was ready with pastries and decorations.

He snapped a few camphone pics of the ensuing party. This is my favorite:

Ning hates loves meeting customers

See that sign back there? "We Love People." Brilliant. More pics after the jump.

Those pesky customers [Adam Kalsey]
Visiting Ning [plans on Ning]

Ning hates loves meeting customers

Nerd clusters.

Ning hates loves meeting customers

See, Marc, that wasn't so bad.