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Seryl Cann
01-05-2002, 09:36 AM
I read this on Slashdot (http://www.slashdot.org):

"They're at it already! According to http://www.TheForce.net, Two Guys have already started lining up for Episode II (To be released May 16, 2002). Updates will be posted at http://www.SeattleStarWars.com and a their own website http://www.WaitingForStarWars.com will be up soon."

acdcfanbill
01-05-2002, 11:41 AM
well, i guess if i was born rich, and didnt have anything to do, i would do that too... too bad im poor, and have to go to school:)... gotta have admiration though...

wardz
01-05-2002, 12:04 PM
And I thought this was nerdy. :rolleyes:


wardz

Hannibal
01-05-2002, 12:59 PM
Originally posted by acdcfanbill
well, i guess if i was born rich, and didnt have anything to do, i would do that too... too bad im poor, and have to go to school:)... gotta have admiration though...

If I was born rich I would be sitting in Hawaii or the Bahamas while I paid some poor person like yourself(or myself) to sit in line for five months to see this movie.

Or I'd just wait till it had been out for a week and go see it.

Darth Simpson
01-05-2002, 01:33 PM
Geez... A little early wouldn't you say?

No way I'm ever going to sleep outside the theater for Episode 2.

digl
01-05-2002, 05:51 PM
Originally posted by Hannibal


If I was born rich I would be sitting in Hawaii or the Bahamas while I paid some poor person like yourself(or myself) to sit in line for five months to see this movie.

Or I'd just wait till it had been out for a week and go see it.
LOL
thats some good thinking :D

Those guys are crazy
Upon arriving at the landmark Cinerama Theater, I was greeted by four members of the Seattle Star Wars Society. President John Guth was in attendance, and had just completed an interview with a local news station. After catching up with John, I set about asking the group a series of questions.
The first question I asked was the most obvious one, "why are you lining up so early"? what I learned was that this event is part of a film project, as well as an action to increase awareness about the club and the numerous charity functions that they are invloved with. It was explained to me that should the group have started to line up in April for instance, then the art project would not have the time that was needed for it to be developed properly, also since they lined up 31 days prior for "The Phantom Menace", the group wanted to beat their old record. During the course of my visit, I learned that the group plans to have wireless internet access soon, so they can conduct their business and pass time while on line. John Guth also wanted to make mention of how pleasant and cooperative the Seattle Police Department have been, and wanted to praise them for their support and professional treatment of the line event. While there are those who will undoubtedly pass coments about members in the line having no life, being losers, and only out for attention, they are not harming anyone, and if they chose to pass their time in this manner, then it is their right as Americans to do so. When the issues of work and funding were raised, Guth explained that since he owns his own business, all he requires is web access to complete his work. Other members of the line said that they hold jobs, and will sit in line when they are not working, and will come and go as various needs arise, but are comitted to remaining in line. I will be covering the line on a weekly basis and will follow the group through the premiere of Episode II and the launch of their film project, so stayed tuned for future updates.

OnlyOneCanoli
01-05-2002, 06:15 PM
There's no way I'd camp out for this, unless somebody paid me. I'll just go a few days before it opens, get my tickets, and show up 15 minutes early on opening night.

Agen
01-05-2002, 06:53 PM
Yeh right... who'd camp out to see a movie that u can see easily two days later with no stress.

digl
01-05-2002, 06:57 PM
Originally posted by OnlyOneCanoli
There's no way I'd camp out for this, unless somebody paid me. I'll just go a few days before it opens, get my tickets, and show up 15 minutes early on opening night.
and 15 minutes is enough to get a decent seat?
or they sell you numbered seats?

Agen
01-05-2002, 07:21 PM
Pay extra for numbered seats and laugh at all the people camping.:laughing:

OnlyOneCanoli
01-05-2002, 07:48 PM
I live in the swamps of South Florida, of course 15 is early enough. It was when TPM came out, anyway. I'll probably go 30 minutes early for good measure. That worked out fine for LOTR.

digl
01-05-2002, 07:50 PM
Here I went about 2 hours before to see TPM, and the line had started already, but we were within the first 50 :)

The_WAH
01-05-2002, 08:02 PM
I just waited a week and there were few in line in front of me. (I arrived 5 minutes before the movie started) I guess Jar Jar scared everyone away.

Sounds Risky
01-05-2002, 08:53 PM
I don't know when the tickets were bought (probably a week before), but we arrived like an hour early and were just fine. Got to sit in the middle in the back, THE perfect seat. Had a great time too.

Eets
01-06-2002, 07:16 PM
Look at my sig.

That's what I'm doing for preperation. :D

:jango:

Omne
01-06-2002, 08:48 PM
I'm gonna do the same thing I did for EpI, just go to the movie theater a day before or so, buy my ticket, and go. No sense in waiting in the cold for many months.

CaptainRAVE
01-07-2002, 01:48 PM
Yea, this was on the news today. Four people, obviously with nothing else better to do, have started to que outside a cinema waiting for Ep II....only thing was the cinema havent decided if their going to show the film yet...:), LOL

StormHammer
01-07-2002, 06:51 PM
Yep, I agree with the concensus here...it's pretty daft queuing now for a film that isn't going to be released for months. I'll probably book tickets in advance, and try to go sometime during the first week of release. If I can't make it the first week, it won't bother me though. :)

Omne
01-07-2002, 10:04 PM
Apparently the guys are members of the Seattle Star Wars Fan Club, and have their cronies raising money to pay for them to sit on their butts and wait for the movie, which, according to the news, "may not even be shown in that theater."

GonkH8er
01-08-2002, 03:39 AM
Originally posted by Omne
"may not even be shown in that theater."


oooooooh how would ya be :)

CaptainRAVE
01-08-2002, 03:05 PM
The people who have already started queing are only going to see it a couple of hours before us anyway :rolleyes:......lol.......all that waiting seems kind of pointless.

wardz
01-08-2002, 03:09 PM
It cuts both ways RAVE, they could say that perhaps the time you spend here waiting for JKII is pointless. Think of that?


wardz

CaptainRAVE
01-08-2002, 03:12 PM
mmmmmmmmm.........doesnt seem pointless to me. But im not queing for it and have an easier solution of pre ordering it ;)

wardz
01-08-2002, 03:33 PM
doesnt seem pointless to me

and perhaps waiting for the film doesn't seem pointless to them. Get it?


wardz

DrIfTeR
01-08-2002, 05:59 PM
If I was born rich I would be sitting in Hawaii or the Bahamas while I paid some poor person like yourself(or myself) to sit in line for five months to see this movie.

HeHe look at my location,im sitting in hawaii and it sux ass!believe me this is a place to just visit unless you enjoy being bored,and not too many goto see star wars,so we dont got long lines here hehe.

digl
01-08-2002, 06:02 PM
A friend moved to the US last year, he was several months living in Hawaii and he also said It was incredibly boring
now he is studying in NY

Mafia_Jabba
01-12-2002, 12:36 PM
Wardz...jesus dude how about you think before you reply for once.

Talking on this message board once a day is NOTHING like waiting 24/7 for 5 months outside in a tent for a movie! THey are doing nothing but waiting. However, we are hopefully living our lives and do not spend our entire existence for the next 3 or so months untill JKII comes out on these boards. Geeze man.

JR2000Z
01-12-2002, 12:54 PM
Let's not forget the people who were in line for weeks to see Ep1 then end up disliking it.

It would be stupid to stay in line for months and then end up hating Ep2.

Wacky_Baccy
01-12-2002, 01:06 PM
Originally posted by Mafia_Jabba
However, we are hopefully living our lives and do not spend our entire existence for the next 3 or so months untill JKII comes out on these boards. Geeze man.

Speak for yourself!

j/k

...I hope :eek:

;)

Ashavah
01-12-2002, 01:08 PM
Episode 2 doesn't hold any excitement with me. Episode One bombed with my entire community, and I doubt a little sappy romance, Mandalorians and clones will change that.

wardz
01-12-2002, 02:41 PM
jesus dude how about you think before you reply for once

hahaha, you would make your point so much more convincing if you weren't so insulting. And just a little FYI, I spend some time looking at all the other posts before I return to write a reply to any particular thread - to avoid any hotheaded decisions.

Perhaps you should try it?


wardz

Mafia_Jabba
01-12-2002, 04:00 PM
[Edit - Stormy - please refrain from trying to bait another member into a slagging match. Everyone has a right to post on these forums without being attacked for their point of view. If you have nothing to contribute to the discussion at hand, then in the immortal words of Obi-Wan... 'Move along...move along'. :cool: ]

Ushgarak
01-12-2002, 07:16 PM
You guys are being very harsh.

The two people concerned do a ton of charity work on behalf of the Seattle Star Wars Club. This the latest in a long string of charity-based public events they have staged. They are not doing it to get in first, or just to get their names in the paper. They are doing it tro raise awareness for charity.

Of course, when people hear about people queing up in advance they immediately think 'nerd' and slag them off, without bothering to take full account of the facts.

I urge you to think differently, gentlemen.

darthfergie
01-12-2002, 07:33 PM
Originally posted by Omne
Apparently the guys are members of the Seattle Star Wars Fan Club, and have their cronies raising money to pay for them to sit on their butts and wait for the movie, which, according to the news, "may not even be shown in that theater."

That is pointless...If I was going to camp out for Eps. II, I would go to the official opening. I wouldn't go to some showing at a dinky local theatre. It just isn't worth it...

Ushgarak
01-13-2002, 10:42 AM
Well, you are wrong. It IS worth it, because they ARE getting the publicity they wanted. In just about every way their operation has been successful.

If they go the distance, they will have broken the world record, which is all the publicity they will ever need.

Omne
01-13-2002, 04:45 PM
Interesting...I had no idea of the charity implications involved. The news never even mentioned that, just that the club was raising money to pay for the men involved, not charity.

Mafia_Jabba
01-13-2002, 05:37 PM
charity

Thanks man....

Ushgarak
01-13-2002, 07:00 PM
No problem. Actually, this story seems to be being mis-reported all over the place, it seems only the 'nerdy' bits of it get passed on and the true reasoning behind it al has gotten lost.

Bad grapevine, I suppose. But it really is in a good cause.