Sunday, June 23, 2013
Time on the tickets were for 8am, they said do not be there more than 1/2 hour b/4 your scheduled time. We arrived (myself & son Frank) around 7:30am and they had been letting people inside since 7am. I am glad we were in the first group into the Convention Center, we were through it all in less than 40 mins. They have it well organized, and lots of volunteer helpers, too. Nothing we took in was worth very much. An early print drawing $50, some old type of candle holder (I think to take to the outhouse) $120-150, my Victorian handbag & a old flip/flop doll left to me my a great Aunt who was born in 1883 both worth $65. So we won't be selling the house and moving to beach at anytime soon. lol
Still it was great to see how they set everything up. Jeff was there also because his company does a lot of the electrical work at trade shows and such for the Anaheim Convention Ctr. He wasn't working but his boss let him in so he could walk around with us. He had to go back to take the show out at 6pm last night. There was still a ton of people there and they closed the doors at 7pm but he said there was still about 500 people inside in line. PBS gave out 3,000 sets of free tickets, which is how we got to go. They were sold out even with the tickets going for $400 ea. I think it was to keep the riff raff out. Guess it didn't work cause we got in. lol
I did wave at and told Leslie Keno how much I enjoyed watching him on the AR for many years. He said "Thanks so much" and saluted me. We were walking toward the same point and our paths would have crossed, my husband was watching from afar. Couldn't believe we were gonna be so close, it just seemed rude not say something. Jeff wasn't surprised that I said "Hi, Mr. Keno, have enjoyed watching you for years." In fact he was a bit jealous because he had been hoping to see LK around the whole time he was doing set up. I did get a few dirty looks from people in the various lines, like who do you think you are. I just smiled, thinking any of you could have spoken up at anytime. HA! Also was at a table right next to the toy guy Noel Barrett who is on RS a lot. I also tried the feedback booth, but don't think it will air as I really blew it. lol I didn't really want to be on tv anyways, but it was fun. Frank refused to do it so I was by myself & maybe a little stage fright. lol No camera's or pictures are allowed to be taken at anytime.
Ok tomorrow is my hearing test to see if I did any permanent damage to my ear when I perforated last month. I am sure all will be fine!