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Have You Ever Camped Out on the Street in the Name of Entertainment?

When I was at Comic-Con just a week ago or so, I was slightly in awe of the folks who camped outside the convention center in order to be the first people inside, ensuring good seats to the panels for things like Twilight and Heroes. It made me wonder if I'd ever do that, and if so, what I would do that for.

Have you ever camped out to be first to an event or to get tickets to something?


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posey posey 8 years
in 1994 or 1995 i camped out for REM tickets...i was in college, so you can imagine in a college town they'd be popular. it actually was a pretty good time. my friends and i brought games and snacks. another friend and i did the same for NIN tickets around the same time.
Allytta Allytta 8 years
never. will. do. it. i'm too laid back to be so obsessed with something.
couture-yourself couture-yourself 8 years
The only time I camped out was for Britney Spears tickets years ago. Then, come to find out, it didn't matter how long you'd waited - because they gave out wristbands and did a lottery for the place in line. Dumbest thing ever. Since then, I've never waited again. I tried waiting for PS3, but got bored and realized I probably wouldn't get one anyway, so we left.
DecemberBaby DecemberBaby 8 years
I did when I was about 13. There was this heart throb R&B group called B2k and they were on tour with a bunch of others. Me and my cousin drug my aunt out with us so we could camp out and get tickets.
proteanlives proteanlives 8 years
I haven't "camped" but I did wait outside for a long time to get sold-out Pavement tickets to a show in London. Although I'd seen them before, and since then actually, it was still well worth it.
misslilad misslilad 8 years
for tom waits i would do anything
californiagirlx7 californiagirlx7 8 years
Nope I've never camped out for anything and I probably wouldn't do it. I had already reserved my copy of Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows at Border's weeks before the release and I picked up a wristband early in the afternoon that saved my place in line. Then I went to see Hairspray at the movie theaters and came for the midnight release party at 10:30-11pm. We already had a place reserved in line and then we were out of there by 1am. As for midnight movie premieres, all I usually do is ask around to see which of my friends want to go, reserve our tickets on Fandango, and show up a few hours early. I don't need to have th best seat in the house, I'm happy as long as I'm not sitting in the first few rows.
Kate-Marie Kate-Marie 8 years
I went to the midnight event at Barnes & Noble for the last two Harry Potter books, if that counts!
faerymagick15 faerymagick15 8 years
yep, way back in 1990 I camped out in front of Specs Music store to get BonJovi tickets for their New jersey tour. I was about 5 months pregnant at the time! I got awesome seats and husband had to go and give the tix away to his uncle because he didn't think it was healthy for me to go to a concert being pregnant. Needless to say I divorced him...for other reasons of course!
Lysa1237 Lysa1237 8 years
Unfortunately for me yes, it wasn't my choice. I was living with my cousin and her boyfriend and they were big star wars fans so when episode I came out they camped out outside the movie theater to c it 2 days before it was released, I have to admit it was fun, but don't see myself doing that ever again, although I did cheat, I met them there 3 hrs b4 the movie started so they basically had a good place in line. but still not my thing
jennjennnbubba jennjennnbubba 8 years
no and I dont think I ever would do that
ilanac13 ilanac13 8 years
nope i haven't personally but my boyfriend in college did. he and like 10 friends camped out to get tickets to the Star Wars movie and i have to say that i think that it's a big joke that they went to all that trouble - but i can understand being fanatical about something.
sheiserin sheiserin 8 years
I have an OBSESSION with waiting in lines and camping out: 1) First started at age 13, waited all night at Ticketmaster for NSYNC tickets 2) Have waited to be front row at countless Justin Timberlake shows, signings, appearances 3) This past SNL season and the one before, I waited every Friday night before a taping for standby tickets. 4) Slept outside for free Madonna tickets. It's just something that I do at this point - it doesn't phase me at all.
danielletbd danielletbd 8 years
Back in the 90s when I was living in NYC my best friend and I were dropped off (we were 13 or 14 at the time) to wait on line at a Rite Aid with the hopes of getting Jingle Ball tickets. It was a big year for that concert, as its headliners were Hanson, Alanis Morrissette, Jakob Dylan, one of the boy bands (I think it was 98 Degrees but at this point they all mesh together in my memory) and special guest Celine Dion. Now that I'm older, though, I absolutely abhor waiting on line and much prefer to attend events with a press pass so I don't have to take a day off work and line up at nine am to wait in the sunshine and heat for hours upon hours.
Frank-y-Ava Frank-y-Ava 8 years
My sister's boyfriend camped out for the PS3, he was there like 2 03 3 days. I kinda thought it was cool cause he was 1st in line. But I could never do it though.
elynlovesyou elynlovesyou 8 years
I "camped out" for Harry Potter 5 the movie and the HP7 book and Breaking Dawn this last week. It wasn't OFFICIAL camping... We didn't bring a tent, we just got there terribly early. Like For The HP book I was there at 6AM and the doors opened at 9AM. For the movie, I was there at 5PM, for the midnight showing. And for Breaking Dawn I got there at 430 AM when the doors opened at 9AM for wristbands. It was more in the name of the experience. HP was just fun, we just had a blast doing it... I'm not even a huge Harry Potter fan. Breaking Dawn however, was definitely for the experience of being first in line. I think my camping out days are over...I can't say though. Seeing as I just got on the Twilight train last month... so who knows what other guilty pleasures I'll have?! Idk. Twilight has some parts set in Jacksonville,FL (where I live) and if they filmed here (which is a possibility... but probably not) I'd definitely camp to meet the actors. I'm 18. cut me some slack. I have 2 more years at least of nerd-dom
pinkflats pinkflats 8 years
no. i'm too much of a germaphobe to do where would i pee? in one of those green, portable bathrooms? NO WAY! ewwww.
skigurl skigurl 8 years
i slept over for backstreet boys tickets in about grade 9...totally worth it!
kayla74 kayla74 8 years
I went to college in a small town with very little to do. I camped out for Kenny Chesney tickets for a friend once. I slept on the floor of the basketball stadium. And one night I was bored enough to sit outside while my guy friends waited to buy Matrix 2 tickets. (I don't even remember if the movie was good, but we had fun together!)
bohosimple bohosimple 8 years
I rushed for RENT back in the day as well. The longest I ever waited was 10 hours, and it was worth it.
Zivanod Zivanod 8 years
Yes, I was a RENThead back in the day and camped out for the $20 rush seats for the last show in Toronto. It was really fun but I don't think I would do an overnight thing again.
Frank-y-Ava Frank-y-Ava 8 years
I'm sorry but no singer or rapper is this important, where I need to camp out for some tickets. I'll just buy it when it comes on dvd.
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