Every summer, interns working at Microsoft get to have dinner with Bill Gates at his house. There's a tremendous cult of personality around Bill Gates among Microsoft employees, so this is a really big deal. An intern named Jeff Maurone describes his experience and the cool parts of the house the interns are allowed to see. And the security:
The buses then proceeded through Seattle's eastside to an undisclosed location in close proximity to Bill's home. We then left the buses and were subject to airport-level security. This included shoe-removal, metal detectors, random screenings, etc.
The house sounds really cool, though, so it's worth the security hassles. Sounds like a fun evening!