Anyone else get emotional when they get through security and get to run through the Hynes?

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Anyone else get emotional when they get through security and get to run through the Hynes?

Post by Fangreaper » Tue Mar 06, 2018 1:12 pm

Every year since '09 I've gone to AB and every year I get all emotional and teary eyed coz I feel like I'm home. Like I'm amongst people like me. I also cry at closing ceremonies too anyone else?
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Post by Mamacass » Tue Mar 06, 2018 6:41 pm

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Post by Master of NERV » Tue Mar 06, 2018 6:55 pm

Not to that extent...but even after 15 ABs I still get the feeling of putting on a well-worn but warm, comfy blanket. AB is one of the few places that, despite my age, I still feel I belong.
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Re: Anyone else get emotional when they get through security and get to run through the Hynes?

Post by Fangreaper » Tue Mar 06, 2018 10:20 pm

Master of NERV wrote:
Tue Mar 06, 2018 6:55 pm
Not to that extent...but even after 15 ABs I still get the feeling of putting on a well-worn but warm, comfy blanket. AB is one of the few places that, despite my age, I still feel I belong.
I feel the same its just a warm welcoming feeling like I'm home
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Re: Anyone else get emotional when they get through security and get to run through the Hynes?

Post by Nenie » Tue Mar 06, 2018 10:50 pm

Yes! It's exciting even leading up to the entrance to the con. Well you know, when it's not so overcrowded.
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Post by Aidan2 » Wed Mar 07, 2018 11:05 am

For me it is coming into the building thursday morning. There is a group of us from tech that are there first thing, we get breakfast then head in. The building is quiet, some work has been done, but its a clean fresh slate to build from.

That is when i get emotional.
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Post by Fangreaper » Wed Mar 07, 2018 2:04 pm

Aidan2 wrote:
Wed Mar 07, 2018 11:05 am
For me it is coming into the building thursday morning. There is a group of us from tech that are there first thing, we get breakfast then head in. The building is quiet, some work has been done, but its a clean fresh slate to build from.

That is when i get emotional.
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Post by ConDadJeff » Wed Mar 07, 2018 2:26 pm

Threads like these are always a comfort to read about. I've only been to AB for a few years with friends, but this is the first year I've decided to take the initiative and come here on my own with just my daughter. I hope to share this event with her as something of a tradition and to look forward to as a father-daughter thing for years to come.

I can't wait to see my daughter runs through the convention hall all excited and giddy :D .
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Post by MandaTifa » Thu Mar 08, 2018 8:31 am

*killjoy* Please no actual running. ;)

That said, I love coming back, and the thrill of walking past that triangle banner for the first time is one of my favorite moments. Reuniting with my Con Family is my favorite part of any convention, but it's extra special at AB. This is gonna be a GREAT year! :mrgreen:
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Post by dstnyskr » Sat Mar 10, 2018 10:08 am

MandaTifa wrote:
Thu Mar 08, 2018 8:31 am
*killjoy* Please no actual running. ;)

That said, I love coming back, and the thrill of walking past that triangle banner for the first time is one of my favorite moments. Reuniting with my Con Family is my favorite part of any convention, but it's extra special at AB. This is gonna be a GREAT year! :mrgreen:
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And then you hear someone shout "MARCOOOOOOO" and you mutter to yourself 'Damn it....another year of this (marco/polo)' :lol:
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Post by Nenie » Sat Mar 10, 2018 10:21 pm

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Post by Aurabolt » Mon Mar 12, 2018 7:44 pm

This is the third year and second in a row the Con falls on my birthday (March 30) so...yeah.

I always pre-register Thursday and each year, the lines move faster and faster (LOL!). This will also be the fourth year in a row I buy an Anime Boston T-Shirt (WOOT!).
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Post by Victablook » Wed Mar 14, 2018 3:23 pm

definitely. after going through the security checks and spilling into the crowd of cosplayers and con-goers... i start to tear up because it's one of the biggest things i look forward to all year. this year, i have a boyfriend to bring with me for the very first time. this will be his first ever convention, and i can't wait to see how his reaction will play out taking everything in.
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Re: Anyone else get emotional when they get through security and get to run through the Hynes?

Post by soulshipping » Wed Mar 14, 2018 4:23 pm

For me it's more of a "FINALLY I can feel comfortable being the nerd I am for a solid day or more" emotion, because I haven't been into the convention scene as long nor as deep as most of you (my first attendance was 2012, but I only went on Saturday up until 2015).
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Post by H. Guderian » Wed Mar 14, 2018 5:27 pm

I'm a trainwreck. I'm usually already fearing it is ending soon.

I've been at the con, and looking forward to the con next year and maybe something grand will happen then. I don't live in the moment.

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Post by ickycosplay » Thu Mar 15, 2018 1:32 pm

Yes, absolutely! I'm a local, so any time I go to the Pru, I'm thinking, "X days until AB...!" I am so excited for this year's con. Especially after all this snow (blech!), AB is going to be such a joyful experience.
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Post by karriachinoryu » Thu Mar 15, 2018 7:03 pm

Oh my goodness I thought there weren't many other people who feel as deeply about it as I do! I get teary eyed when I come to pick up my badge. I almost cry when I first come in, I gotta take a deep breath to regain some composure, haha. AB's been like that for me for years, nothing like it!

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Post by PatrickD » Tue Mar 20, 2018 2:05 pm

Walking back into the Hynes (particularly after moving off to California) is like a nice warm hug.
...and walking out for the last time on Sunday has almost always been sad for me. (2005 was an exception because I was so busy trying to track people down in the chaos.)
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Post by THX1139 » Fri Mar 30, 2018 10:23 am

I love going to AB it’s like walking into a Amine. It has a warm and friendly feeling. I wish the outside world was like AB. I’m always sad when it ends.
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