Prof. Wagstaff wrote:Fashion tip: if you want a lot of strangers to talk to you about your clothes, wear a Cheap Trick shirt.
It seems like every other dude in that joint wanted people to ask him about his t-shirt. And succeeded.
My favorite: "What happens in a black hole, stays in a black hole."
My biggest complaint was the anarchy of the ticket line. I got there about 2:30 and moved up to the entry. Handed the ticket taker my ticket, moved forward and another volunteer asks me, "where's your wristband?"
"Wristband?" I ask, then I see others with wristbands. I run back to the ticket-taker, he says "that guy is handing out wristbands." 'That guy' says, "I'm out of wristbands." I see another volunteer one line over with wristbands and cut-in to get one. She asks me where my ticket is, I say I already gave it to that guy, she looks incredulous but fortunately I get his attention and he gives the thumbs up.
So it ended well, but I easily could have been left without a ticket or a wristband and no way to prove I ever had one. I also saw other people in the same limbo ... hopefully the got theirs resolved as well.
My advice, if you're going to split up the responsibility of ticket takers and wristband wrappers is to employ a chute system. People line up and cannot enter the chute without a ticket, then cannot exit the chute without receiving a wristband. So if they run out of wristbands at one end, the line stops until they reload.
I know this will never run flawlessly because you do it once a year. If you ran the event every weekend, you'd have it running perfectly within a month.
BUT HEY, THERE WAS A LOT OF GOOD BEER SO NO HARD FEELINGS, MAN.