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Wednesday April 24, 2002
07:15 AM

I Saw It First!

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People are already camping out to get Star Wars Episode II tickets. Some people have been camping out since New Year's Day. Why? So they can see it before anyone else.

I cannot understand why this is important to anyone. Who cares when someone else sees it? Will it significantly impact your life in any way to see it the second or third day? Oh, I suppose you won't be able to put "I Saw It First" on your resume or tell people at parties how cool you are, but if you need to do these things ... well, I guess this is why these people are almost universally labelled "losers".

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  • I saw episode 1 at midnight on the opening day (the first show). It was kind of random though. A friend (or a friend of a friend, maybe) bought a whole bunch of tickets and I ended up getting invited.

    My job was reasonably flexible so I figured what else did I have to do on Wednesday at midnight?

    It was fun, cause the theater was completely packed and before the show it was amusingly rowdy. Two guys even went up front, dressed in full costume (Darth and Obi-Wan, I think) and had a light saber fight.

    But
  • I waited until Friday to see TPM, and if I had it to do over again, I'd see it at midnight. That's what I'm doing this time. I won't camp out, but I'd like to be there with all the truly fanatic fans. I'd like to go see the movie with a bunch of people around me in costume so wrapped up in it that they scream and yell and take sides and cheer the characters on.

    Then I'd like to see it again quietly with no one else around. :)

    Of course, I'm one of those wierdos who liked Episode I. Maybe it's just bec

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