Wednesday, July 11, 2012

San Diego Comic Con 2012: Preview Night

Tonight was the big "Preview Night" of San Diego Comic Con - the night when people stand in crazy lines in the hopes of buying as many exclusive items as possible so they can turn around, mark them up, and sell them to someone else.

Sorry - did that sound a little jaded? Maybe it's because trying to nab a few exclusives myself (not for resale, but either for friends or to keep) netted me approximately 2 1/2 hours of time spent waiting in line at A SINGLE VENDOR to get a must-have item for a friend. Do you know that moment when you want to give up, but you stick with it because "hey, I've already invested this much time into it"? Yeah. That. Except for me, add in TWO helpings of "declined for unusual activity" attempts to purchase said items after spending 2 1/2 hours in line, two frantic calls to two companies assuring them the activity wasn't unusual at all, and then more time spend in the line I thought I'd finally left behind.

Maybe it's the exhaustion talking. Maybe it's the fact that this morning I accidentally erased ALL of the images on my camera (including ones from my possibly once-in-a-lifetime Van Halen concert (the real band - aka The David Lee Roth band). Maybe it's the exhaustion of spending the day at an amusement park. Or maybe I'm just feeling really old and tired. (Get off my lawn, you little scamps!) But today was a tough one. Good overall, but definitely tough.

Hopefully tomorrow will be better. Hopefully tomorrow I won't stand in a handicapped line that didn't move until enough of us started questioning why the heck another register for the disabled hadn't been opened. (Hint: The disabled are in a separate line for a reason - namely, that those of us with issues such as mobility can't handle standing for 2 1/2 hours. Hello, that's why we're IN the special line - to try to avoid that added pain. (And no, we aren't "lucky" to be in a shorter line. I can't speak for anyone else, but I'd LOVE to be able-bodied and have to handle the long lines. Feeling pain 24/7 is NOT in any way "lucky".)

I'm just hoping tomorrow is a little smoother, a little less painful, and more conducive to being able to enjoy my surroundings.

Were you at SDCC Preview Night? What goodies were you hoping to score? Were you successful?

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