Meeting at the Swap Meet

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Re: Meeting at the Swap Meet

Postby Aia » Mon May 18, 2009 2:54 am

I met nejanimb, sciolykid101, computernerd, and made several new friends on different teams. Quite fun!
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Re: Meeting at the Swap Meet

Postby jazzy009 » Mon May 18, 2009 11:25 am

Haha, I doubt I found anyone and if I did I didn't realize it. Did anyone else laugh when the cops started making people leave because there were too many people? I did...it was kind of a small room for 120 teams...
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Postby Aia » Mon May 18, 2009 1:09 pm

I think the problem was all those tables. Only a few teams actually used them, and the rest became considerable roadblocks when people were trying to move around. It was a pretty huge fire hazard.

I only found a couple of fun t-shirts at the swap this year... what do others think about the swap?
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Re: Meeting at the Swap Meet

Postby Phenylethylamine » Mon May 18, 2009 4:09 pm

jazzy009 wrote:Haha, I doubt I found anyone and if I did I didn't realize it. Did anyone else laugh when the cops started making people leave because there were too many people? I did...it was kind of a small room for 120 teams...

Yeah, you'd sort of think that they would have thought of that beforehand... I mean, 120 teams x 15 people per team was probably already more people than could legally be in that room, plus there are coaches, parents, alternates, etc.
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Postby gneissisnice » Mon May 18, 2009 4:37 pm

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gneissisnice wrote:Yeah, i didnt recognize me. I had my name on my shirt, but it was so chaotic in the swap meet room that people probably didnt even get to see it.
For those that were there, i was the one who got 3rd in remote, 5th in ecology, and 5th in fossils.
If you guys got medals, whatd you get? Maybe I'll recognize you that way.

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Postby L42 » Mon May 18, 2009 7:46 pm

Aia wrote:I think the problem was all those tables. Only a few teams actually used them, and the rest became considerable roadblocks when people were trying to move around. It was a pretty huge fire hazard.

I only found a couple of fun t-shirts at the swap this year... what do others think about the swap?


This was my first time at Nats. It was pretty fun. The swap meet was very crazy...

I think I met you (Aia), too. I was with nejanimb watching EV... I'm on his team.
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Re: Meeting at the Swap Meet

Postby HappySciencePie » Mon May 18, 2009 7:54 pm

Ohh, it was in a ROOM? I didn't get to go, btw.
Somehow, I always pictured it outside, with a bunch of umbrellas for shade, and HUUUUUUUGE crowds of people knocking the umbrellas over o-o;
I really wanted to go to Nats, solely because of the swap meet, because I'm not on the team xD

Who was handing out the pins with the M/U-tant Cow Pi? They look cool ._.
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Postby fmtiger124 » Mon May 18, 2009 8:07 pm

HappySciencePie wrote:Ohh, it was in a ROOM? I didn't get to go, btw.
Somehow, I always pictured it outside, with a bunch of umbrellas for shade, and HUUUUUUUGE crowds of people knocking the umbrellas over o-o;
I really wanted to go to Nats, solely because of the swap meet, because I'm not on the team xD

Who was handing out the pins with the M/U-tant Cow Pi? They look cool ._.
If somebody from that team reads this, then BRING THEM AGAIN NEXT YEAR >:U
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thats sort of how i pictured it too
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Re: Meeting at the Swap Meet

Postby EastStroudsburg13 » Mon May 18, 2009 8:11 pm

Me too, but then I saw DS's picture from the meet, and I saw it was in a room. It seemed to be very big though, so that helps! :)
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Re: Meeting at the Swap Meet

Postby blufoster6 » Mon May 18, 2009 8:12 pm

Our team didn't even get inside the main room. We were all outside in the lobby sitting on the floor.
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Re: Meeting at the Swap Meet

Postby Helix_Nebula_Freak » Mon May 18, 2009 8:45 pm

We were there. I might have very well met all of you guys, but just didn't know it... :D

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-A Washington DC snowglobe which I gave to my coach because I broke her Witchita one

Someone even gave me a Bluray disc for 5 pencils! I don't have a Bluray though, so I gave it to a team mate...
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Re: Meeting at the Swap Meet

Postby Phenylethylamine » Mon May 18, 2009 8:58 pm

The swap meet was in a gymnasium in '07 at Wichita; last year it was outside in a parking lot or something. I think it's usually inside, so they don't have to worry about moving it if it rains, but sometimes it is outside. And it's generally after dark, so there's no issue with umbrellas or shade.

The only thing I got was the free eggs of silly putty they were handing out. I actually did my best to get rid of all my stuff... the swap meet isn't really my thing.
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Re: Meeting at the Swap Meet

Postby blufoster6 » Mon May 18, 2009 9:04 pm

Near the end when we only had like pencils and small things left, me and my friend were like, "Hey! Ya'll can have this for free! Take it!!" And most of the people wouldn't take it. At the last minute, we just handed all of our stuff to 2 girls.
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Re: Meeting at the Swap Meet

Postby sciolykid101 » Mon May 18, 2009 9:08 pm

Phenylethylamine wrote:The swap meet was in a gymnasium in '07 at Wichita; last year it was outside in a parking lot or something. I think it's usually inside, so they don't have to worry about moving it if it rains, but sometimes it is outside. And it's generally after dark, so there's no issue with umbrellas or shade.

The only thing I got was the free eggs of silly putty they were handing out. I actually did my best to get rid of all my stuff... the swap meet isn't really my thing.

Same here... I gave 98 percent of my stuff away to these Auburn kids.
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Re: Meeting at the Swap Meet

Postby fli754 » Mon May 18, 2009 9:09 pm

i dumped everything i had in my backpack onto my team's table, and when we were packing up to leave and on the bus, one of my coaches said i accidentally left my t-shirt up for grabs. it was all sweaty too :lol:
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