9/16 4:36 PM PT: Working in Santa Barbara this week and no preordering for iPhone 5s means that I'll be lining up at the Apple Store State Street in the wee hours of the morning. I'll update this post along the way.
9/16 3:39 PM PT: Wearing an official Apple shirt, I'm counting down the time!
9/16 5:45 PM PT: Heading to dinner; quick drive by at the Apple Store - 7 people in line.
9/16 9:30 PM PT: At the Apple Store. Was 11th in line, got a promotion to number 10. The store is shrouded in secrecy. The wait begins!
9/16 11:55 PM PT: They're jamming to Ylvis' The Fox inside the Apple Store. Rock on!
9/20 12:03 AM PT: Apple.com is up! Good luck to all those placing orders. Don't forget about the Apple Store iOS app too!
9/20 1:45 AM PT: That's right - it's almost time for the bars to close! State Street is coming alive.
9/20 2:00 AM PT: Surviving the night with The Big Bang Theory and 5 Hour Energy
9/20 4:22 AM PT: Some are sleeping, the rest of us are having a great time chatting about everything under the sun. Even a little iPhone Group Therapy!
9/20 4:40 AM PT: "Outlook owes me a Hotmail." --Homeless Bum trying to add to the conversation
9/20 5:00 AM PT: Approaching the 3 hour mark, there's approximately 30 people in line and Apple employees have completed the reset inside the store
9/20 6:05 AM PT: A local news crew has arrived to cover the launch.
9/20 6:45 AM PT: Apple reps have handed out cards reserving an iPhone for each. Whitney and I are anxiously awaiting 8a!
9/20 7:52 AM PT: The store is being prepared for opening... the curtains are coming down!
9/20 8:01 AM PT: We're in the store! Whitney and I have our reps and we're getting our phones!
9/20 8:07 AM PT: Just some random shots of the store while Lauren is getting my phones ready.
9/20 8:19 AM PT: Just 19 short minutes after opening, and being number 10 in line, I'm heading out of the store with two devices. Apple is efficient! It was a GREAT experience getting to hangout with everyone overnight in Santa Barbara!