FIRST ONE @ ONE FIRST

Pre-McDonalding

Posted in Anticipation by Mike Sacks on March 2, 2010

Just got home from nearly 24 hours out on the pavement.  The company was wonderful all night and the line got mega-long come daybreak.

Despite my pout above, I am honored to claim Third One @ One First behind Rob and Larken.  They flew out from Malibu, CA, to see McDonald and hit the concrete at 5:30am yesterday.  Champions, both of them!

A few notes:

  • Look for Adam Liptak of the NYT to scoop my vox populi column tonight or tomorrow.  He came out last night and this morning to cover F1@1F and the line experience more generally.
  • There were far fewer gun rights supporters in line than I expected.  I deeply enjoyed getting to know those who were there, however.
  • Huge thanks to ABA Journal for buying the line pizza last night!
  • Thanks to Josh Blackman for teaming up with me to deliver some fun overnight coverage.  Check out joshblackman.com for some more video and commentary.
  • Dick Heller came out to entertain the linegoers last night and this morning.  He was especially a hit among the fifteen high schoolers from Cupertino, CA, that braved the cold overnight wait.
  • Predictions for McDonald are all over the place, from 5-4 to 9-0.  The only thing everyone agrees upon is that the Second Amendment will be incorporated against the states.
  • Finally, I think I got the makings of the first Supreme Court Side Walk episode.  I hope to have it up here in some fashion by the week’s end.

Time to dethaw, get clean, suit up, and head back out.

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  1. tracingmemory said, on March 2, 2010 at 11:16 am

    Just saw the story in the NYTimes. Looking forward to the first Supreme Court Side Walk episode. Cheers,
    Naomi

  2. ned said, on March 2, 2010 at 12:12 pm

    congrats on the exposure!
    http://www.nytimes.com/2010/03/03/us/03line.html?hp

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