If you're lucky enough to have a media badge at PAX, you get the chance to head into the venue an hour early. This time is best used scoping things out, getting your bearings, checking out a few things before the crowds get in. But my absolute favourite part of getting in early is getting to watch the exact moment when everyone else is allowed in. It's like a goddamn stampede.
This crappy, iPhone 4S recording does not do it justice.
When I first arrived into the massive hall where PAX Australia is taking place, I quietly wondered to myself why the hell all the booths were so far apart. As soon as the hordes charged in, I understood. PAX Australia is packed. You need all the space you can get.
The picture at the top of the page was the queue at 9am, one hour before opening. I never got a chance to take a pic before the doors opened, but I can only imagine the insanity.
There are a lot of people here. A lot.