Tomorrow night is the first round of the NFL Draft, and I've made no secret of my ambition to be in attendance. Three years ago in the midst of the Nets' last playoff appearance, this is what my planned schedule looked like:
- Friday 8:00-10:30 PM - Nets/Raptors game 3 at the Meadowlands
- 10:30-11:30 PM - Go home, sleep
- Saturday 4:00-9:00 AM - Wake up, stumble to Radio City Music Hall, wait until tickets are handed out
- 9:00 AM - 10:30 AM - Go home, nap
- 10:30 AM - noon - Return to Radio City Music Hall, get a seat
- noon - 8:00 PM - Day 1 of the draft
- 8:00 PM - Get dinner, go home, pass the fuck out
- Sunday 9:00 AM-5:00 PM - Day 2 of the draft
- 6:30 PM - 9 PM - Nets/Raptors game 4 at the Meadowlands
- Monday 9 AM - Start the work week!
As it turns out I didn't get to Radio City Music Hall until 4:45 AM, which was too late. I waited until tickets were passed out and was within shouting distance of the entrance and where the tickets were being distributed when they said they were out. I went home, passed out for four hours, woke up and saw the Eagles had traded their first rounder to the COWBOYS and was generally in a pissy mood. In the end maybe it was a blessing in disguise that year that I didn't get tickets, since I think I would have passed out from exhaustion at some point. And I would have let loose with a tremendous string of expletives once the Eagles/Cowboys trade was announced.
So CGB readers, what have you stood in line all night for? Are you one of those people who's camped out all night for an iPod? Or the iPad? Have you waited in front of your favorite movie theater for a midnight opening? New shoe line? Spill the beans.
Incidentally, with the draft's new format they're handing out tickets for tomorrow night's first round tonight at 10 PM. I'm going to plant myself firmly in line after work. I might even leave work early depending on how much I get done. Fingers crossed!