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Ikea, the retail chain that will certainly change the face of sleepy Red Hook, is opening in two day's time. As fans camp out underneath the store in wait, The Life Vicarious scribe Adam Robb, who's fifth in line, is blogging for Racked from the scene.
The line has not grown since 7:45am. In fact, it's gotten shorter. We're losing campers as we gain reporters. There seems to be one Ikea employee monitoring the line (which resembles a Philly bus station at 3am) for every two people in it. We're not allowed to leave for more than 10 minutes at a time—long enough to move your car or smoke a cigarette. More bad news: the porta potties are already out of tp. They are, quote, "fucking sick." On a brighter note, staff is meeting to discuss bringing out games for campers, like hangman. An easel is imminent!
UPDATE: The lead of the security detail is walking people to the bathroom and timing them. But he hasn't seen the state of the potties yet. Someone's in for a surprise!
· Ikea Camper's Diary: The Press Arrives [Racked]
· Ikea Camper's Diary: Early-Morning Arrival [Racked]