Day One – Wednesday, July 23, 2008
My girlfriends and I arrived in great time, before 8:30 p.m. The San Diego Convention Center had crowds of people everywhere with long lines wrapped around the massive hall. I had heard stories of what to expect from friends who had attended before, but it’s hard to visualize how massive the event truly was.
While in line with the masses to get our passes, my Blackberry began buzzing with phone calls and texts from the rest of our group anticipating our arrival. We met up with them and had a wonderful dinner in the Gas Lamp district, directly across the street. Jane, Lois, Lynne, Lynnette, Marcy, Maree, and me. the Girlies, that’s what we call our little group, were together again! When we walked back to our car about 11:00 p.m., we had to pass by the convention center. We couldn't believe a line had already begun forming in front of hall H for the next day. People were camped out with sleeping bags and folding chairs!