Even though I seem to have beaten the masses by a ways (seems to be mainly dealers and staff here now), everyone I've seen has been quite friendly. In fact, nearly everyone who walks by says hello or strikes up an impromptu conversation. May have to wait until 11 am to buy tickets, but I'm not moving from my stakeout next to the unstaffed registration table. I'll be able to schedule better if I ever do this again, but for now I'm sacrificing luxury for certainty.
Haven't written much because lately I've felt nothing but tired, tired, tired. No reason that I can discern; I just think I'm a bit in the dumps for some reason. People have been good to me in the season of my birthday, yet I just want to be alone sometimes rather than in the midst of a fuss. I don't let myself have peace in the few opportunities I have, but then I get frustrated that there aren't more opportunities.