I did it! I survived yet another Black Friday! That's one more notch on my belt! If you haven't heard the hell-ish Black Friday then go here. http://forum.purseblog.com/general-discussion/black-friday-camping-advice-209673.html This year was completely different. I went at 8:30pm this year, happy to see that I was the EIGHTH person in line! (the patrol was there and cops too!!) I pitched my tent, mattress, sleeping bags, blankets, throws, lawn chairs, board games, food, tea, coco, and other things like gloves and what not. My friends came about 30 minutes later, and fiance joined too! We made friends with our neighbors, from the first person to the eighteenth person. :] We called ourselves "Team" and helped each other out. Taking turns driving to the restroom, and the near by Denny's for more fresh hot food. We all played games together and shared a lot of laughter. The board games were a hit for the Team. Scatagories, but maybe it was because we were going delirious by then?? When it was 4am Walmart employees came out with shopping carts full of hot fresh coffee, juice, and donuts yelling, "Whooohoo! Look at you guys freezing! Let's get some hot coffee, and get ready to shoooop! Ya ready??" They did a great job to hype us up! They passed out tickets, and when it was almost time to go in, the cops saw people were swarmed near the caution tape blocking them off from the front of the line. (trying to cut us!) So on the police car's loud speaker he announced all the people not in line (near the caution tape) needs to head to the back of the parking lot behind the building where the line is ending, there would be no cutting. If they do not immediately move, they will be evacuated from the premesis immediately! He even acknowledged us campers saying we do not deserve to have anyone cut, we've been camped out all night. The crowd went wiiiiiild!! When it was time to go in, all the Walmart employees lined up as a tunnel inside for us to go through, (because I was the eighth person inline, I got to be the first 50 people in!) and the othr employees lined up around the end of the tunnel.. All clapping for us and screaming. I, who has been up for almost 48 hours by then, went histerical! I have no idea why, but I felt like a football player running through that tunnel. I kept raising my arms saying, "I did it!! I won!!" bouncing up and down. (the lack of sleep was making me hysterical!!) My fiance kept hitting my feet with his cart because I was moving too slow, not moving fast enough. I was too into the cheers. Haha, the employees were laughing because I was going crazy cheering with them. Plus I probably looked a hot mess with all these clothes on me, looking like a bum. My hair was a mess! Once I passed that happy tunnel, I RAN like crazy through the middle of the store. (Behind me was a huge gap, I was running too fast and the people lined up behind me were also getting into that happy tunnel. I bet they too felt like they won a million dollars!) I came across a huge mountain of video game chairs with built in speakers, too tall for my little short Asian self, so I had to jump and punch it off into my cart. At that time, my friend took the lead in the pack running. I followed her, and we ran to get cameras (first in line!) and GPS systems. We got everything we wanted! Even kitchen appliances for only $2.95! It was amazingly soooo organized. Much better than how Best Buy did it last year! All the cash registrars were open, so my wait was only about 2 minutes! I GOT EVERYTHING IN 45 MINUTES! Then I was outta there to go home to drop off my things, and hit the malls! Haha. (Got jeans for myself for only $10!! And they fit perfectly! Usually I have to get a 0 short, and I still have to get them hemmed! This time the regular size was perfect! Found a great place for jeans finally! Searching my whole life!) I was done with my shopping at 9:20 am! Got my whole shopping list done! Went home to rest and nap with fiance before he went to work. I was suppose to go back out at 5pm to shop more with my Mom, but she said she had to change plans. Which was good too, I was beat. And needed moooore sleep! Anyways, thought I'd share! It was awsome! Anyone else have good/bad stories to tell?? I'm dying to hear!