Meeting at the Swap Meet

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Re: Meeting at the Swap Meet

Post by L42 » May 18th, 2009, 12:46 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

Post by HappySciencePie » May 18th, 2009, 12:54 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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Post by fmtiger124 » May 18th, 2009, 1:07 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

Post by EastStroudsburg13 » May 18th, 2009, 1:11 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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Post by blufoster6 » May 18th, 2009, 1:12 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

Post by Helix_Nebula_Freak » May 18th, 2009, 1:45 pm

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

What did u guys get?
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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

Post by Phenylethylamine » May 18th, 2009, 1:58 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

Post by blufoster6 » May 18th, 2009, 2:04 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

Post by sciolykid101 » May 18th, 2009, 2:08 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

Post by fli754 » May 18th, 2009, 2:09 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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