There is absolutely no doubt that I will be fighting the crowds for an iPhone next week. I have waited more than five months, and nothing is going to stop me from showing up on June 29. But I am worried. What time should I show up? I'm pretty sure I don't want to camp out overnight, but is that really the right decision? I do, after all, live in an area with a super high concentration of nerds, geeks, and Apple fans. Is showing up at 10 am really early enough? I would just die (ok, not really) if I end up right behind the person who buys the last available iPhone at the store.
Timing aside, I have never even attempted to stand in line like this for anything since I was not a fan of such hype-generating machines as Star Wars or Back Street Boys. What do I need to bring with me? Will my spot in line be safe if I need to go to the restroom? What survival tricks do I need to learn?
My mind has been blinded by desire, and I can no longer decide if blogs like this are over-the-top or just detail-oriented?