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I made sure to get a front-row seat for the Wikileaks talk very early, and right before the talk started, three of us in the center of the front row were told we had to move, by security. This was for three people who were brought up from backstage, who were Jacob's family/friends(?). Anyhow, we were given seats all the way at the end of the aisle, which was somewhat inconvenient considering I got there very early for center front-row seat.
However, I still had a great time, and thank you guys for an amazing conference!
might have been the FBI...
Anything security did, they did for a reason. I have, personally, had to move several people away from the middle of a front row for the security of a speaker's girlfriend (which I thought was ridiculous but won't go into that) I know it sucks.
Every year I plant myself in the front row in the main room allowing for only two bathroom breaks to ensure a front row seat, some may say that's pathetic, I consider it staunch dedication. Every year a sense of dread comes over me (that would likely kill a weaker heart) as the guys in orange (love you guys) start gathering and whispering about who to shoo away for the benefit of a speakers support group (no qualms with the nicety of it) but perhaps consideration for those who did forfeit food, drink and potties to be there could be exercised just by putting a lil piece of paper down reading 'reserved during _____.' The blank underscores would hopefully be filled in with the time slot of when the seat will no longer be free for us hopeful saps.
Since I plan on being there all the time anyway... I will totally volunteer for this action. And, since I feel as though I'm typing to myself considering the light posting frequency, I will say to myself, "I'll just ask one of the guys in orange once I get there. Or, track down Lazlo... he seems like a nice semi-authoritative chap."
You're never typing to yourself...just maybe only a small handful of us.
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