People lined up outside of Third Man Records
If you follow me on Twitter then you know that I tried to get into the free Conan show today but failed. When I say “tried” I mean I got someone to cover my shift at work and got there at 3:30 and waited to see some Conan + Jack White awesomeness. When I say “tried” I also mean I failed.
When I got to Third Man Records I was probably about 150-200 people back. People of course saved spots for their friends, who came later, and by 4:30-5 a guy came by, counting people, and told me that I was in the early 200s, and though he couldn’t promise anything the chance of me getting in seemed high.
This was before people started crowding around in the parking lot that people in line were wrapped around. It seemed innocent enough, but it did make me nervous. What could I say, though? They were just chilling out, drinking beer out of the back of an SUV and I wasn’t even sure that they weren’t there before me.
Then, at about 7pm the line made a mad, sudden shift, and in the confusion I was apparently cut by about 100 people who just crammed themselves into the fattening line. You know, people who I watched park their car across the street where they stood just looking at the line before rushing in (I’m talking to you, dude in ugly dark green polo). I was still hopeful, but nervous.