Yes, I know I’m friggin’ late. But still, it’s better than nothing. Post will go in order of of the pictures I have taken. It is the only chronological order I have.
So you might’ve noticed that plenty of bloggers out there had actually attending the Media Conference on Friday. Sadly, I was never informed of it so I have nothing. It was to my utter dismay that I had not registered at the Press Section as a blogger to be granted the media pass. But oh well. I learnt from this experience. The hard way.
Gordon dropped by later on. By then the queue behind me had snaked two times down the corridor. It was lucky I was already waiting there. Panther and the rest of Team Blue were one of the earlier ones so they had been long since waiting outside the hall gates. A good thing for us, since right after we received our pre-reg tix, it was a big queue jump right to the front of the line awaiting entrance into the event. Saw tueac and xkaonslaught (I think) outside, who got the both of us to do a video segment.
At ten sharp, it was the big rush in. Gundam Exia happily greeted the visitors. Many people rushed to the Takashimaya booth to grab the exclusive greyscale 75-something Gundam and Exia trans-am model kits. I first checked out the Bandai gunpla displays. I would later on return to that exhibit many times over as I undertook my photojournalism roving.
walked around a while to get myself familiar with the place. The stage was set at the far corner of the exhibition hall; they were holding the opening ceremony that time. To my surprise, the audience was treated with a preview of what’s to come later on in the evening:
Within half an hour, KKnM had assembled a queue of customers stretching all the way to almost the entrance. Spotted two schoolmates in the queue, and they agreed to let me join them in the queue later on as they got closer, in exchange for my give-me-a-discount-since-we-know-each-other skills. actually, it was more of a “if I want to buy this Sekirei shirt and promise that I shall wear it now, will you give me the 10% discount on it?” Yeah, buruburu13 is a really nice person after all.
This I could use for my room…
Not a lot of people know this, but there were actually serving food at the back of the staging area. Why don’t you know about it? I was practically the first guy there, together with Actar (you know me, free food is my weakness and always my primary target of any event. I can smell it from a mile away), and then I attracted the attention of some Team Blue guys, whose sheer size practically attracted about 10% of the present crowd then. Everything was lapped up in a matter of minutes.
Oh, but who is this charming young lady here? Apparently she belongs to some guy…
Tragic Comedy himself.
Ending off the day with Aniki. Very soulful performance by a very talented and likeable superstar. He even agreed to do two encores on behest of the audience. Sadly I was suffering from a severe case of sleeping legs and dizzy head by that time, and had to take a premature leave.
Allow me a deep breath before I resume on Day Two.