AkaneNoHime, on Jan 21 2008, 08:50 AM, said:
Quick thought about the Soap Bubble...
I waited in line last year, and actually had fun waiting with my friends and getting to know the other people around me. But, about 20 minutes after I got into the Soap Bubble, I had to take some medication and stepped out to fill a cup of water in the bathroom. But when I tried to get back in, the bouncers wouldn't let me. My friends came over and talked to them, telling them I already had waited in line once already, but they wouldn't budge. So then my friends and I all left the Soap Bubble because they didn't want to party without me, and because they didn't want me to have to wait an hour in line to do so.
I know it's unfair to just let people randomly go in and out because that prevents people waiting in line from experiencing the Soap Bubble, but at the same time it's not fair to let someone have to stand in line twice just for having to address a medical issue. So, I don't know if this is something that's been taken into account while planning for this event this year, but I had an idea to offer up so that others wouldn't be forced to wait in line twice just for having to use the bathroom/water fountain: When people leave the Soap Bubble, if they could tell the bouncers that they're just going to use the facilities and that they'd be right back, maybe the bouncers could give them something almost like a "Hall Pass" - like the ones we used to get in grade school. That way, the person can go and come back, and give the pass back to the bouncer so that they know it's not just some random person trying to cut in line. Thoughts?
Looking forward to Acen '08!
i'm very sorry you had trouble getting back into the party especially because you had to get some water to take meds. i'm hoping for this year we can avoid the whole line thing all together. if there is one thing i dont want is people waiting in line to get into my party. hell i don't like waiting in line to get into clubs or parties and i don't think you guys should have to wait in line either. the line thing couldn't be avoided last year because we had the fire marshall breathing down our necks about fire code and he threatened to shut us down if there were to many people in the soapbubble.
we are trying are hardest now to see if we can get the main programming room bigger, but i haven't been told anything as of yet. i had thought it was gonna be bigger but then was told it might not be. i'm crossing my fingers and hoping that it is so we can avoid the line all together.
If anything, I think they should do like lots of parties/bars/bands do. They should stamp your hand. Because not allowing you back in because of a medical reason is pretty bad.
i think thats idea to have a handstamp for those that are in the party and wanna go out and come back in. i think we'll do that for this year.
You know what I can't believe above anything? That there is a flippin' LINE to get in the Soap Bubble! I saw that last year and I was like...what's going on here that requires a bouncer?! I remember for many years you could dash in and out at your leisure... It just makes me feel: 1. old, 2. like I'm missing out (the last Bubble I went to was in 2005), & 3. proud that Anime Central has gotten so large.
Since the hall for the Masquerade is growing, or so I hear, will this mean that Main Programming in General is going to be larger and, in light of that event, will the Soap Bubble be affected by the growth (considering they are both typically held in Main Programming)?
don't feel old man and yes your definitely missin out the soapbubble is always a good time. i'm gonna try to make sure we don't have a repeat of last year. that line looked like it sucked really bad. i was shocked and amazed at how many and how long people waited in line to get into the soapbubble i was very flattered by that. that just means that i must be doing something right if that many people would wait that long to get into the soapbubble.
well this year i've got somethings in the works if they come through i think all of you will be very happy