Ahh... time to hit the ACen forum boards once again.
As with Wraith, I'm a tunnel rat, and dont get a chance to see the con goers all too often. That being said, I probably find myself amongst them more than anyone else in my "section" as I love doing crowd control. All things concidered, sparing the few annoying encounters, everyone was really cool this year.
As for the dude that was directing traffic... *waves* right here. Friday and Saturday nights when I'm technically "off shift" I'll hang out with crowd control and help manage the lines for the major events. By the time I show up they're usually hurting for some reinforcements and I have easily one of the top 3, if not THE loudest, voice on IRT. That traffic situation was nuts though. Talk about a horrible combination of events... dealer room closing, lines forming, and rush-hour traffic. And dont worry about the people that throw insults and question our authority... most of the time I'll sick a higher up on them and they get their badge revoked.
Pretty much look for a REALLY big line after about 5pm on Friday or Saturday and I'll be somewhere around there. I mean its not like I'm hard to spot... most of the time I wear either a kilt, a motorhead t-shirt, or a paddy cap... and I have long (or it will be next year at least) hair. I'm a bit of a jerk most of the time... but I dont mean anything by it. I just come off as a huge jackass most of the time - so just imagine me with pink cat ears or something and I'll probably be tolerable
"single file, stay to the left.... STAY ON THE SIDEWALK"
PS. Oh... by the way, thank you guys (in retrospect) for being as cooperative with line management as you were. Talking to you con attendees out there. It makes our jobs so much easier when we dont have to deal with unruly lines. Hell... the lines were so docile and law-abiding this year I went around yelling at people for not making trouble :\