So of course the whole big hoopla this weekend is Hair Fair 2009. Hey, I get it. I like new hair too, and sometimes the gifts out there are pretty decent. But what ended up happening this year is that some bloggers got butthurt over not being invited to a preview day.
Wow. Really? I mean, REALLY?
From what I've heard, this wasn't even a blogger/media preview day. It was a day for the designers and their guests and the winners of some contest. Did some of the guests happen to be bloggers? Sure. We all have designer friends, show me someone in SL who doesn't. And I can understand feeling left out when you're in a group of fashion bloggers and everyone got in but you. But every other blogger - even the non-fashion ones! - getting all upset because they didn't get in first? Give me a break.
First of all, if you're a non-fashion blogger, just be quiet. You had no right to expect to get in on any kind of preview day. Maaaaybe if you write some kind of super current events blog, or a blog specifically for charity events in SL, MAYBE. But other than that, shush.
And as for fashion bloggers, well holy cow, the sims only hold so many people. You probably would have just been crying for lag anyway when the 500 fashion bloggers out there descended upon the place.
I am lucky to get "press passes" for different events once or twice a month. The phrase "press pass" cracks me up when I get it because I don't consider myself press. I'm just a girl with a blog. [Well, two blogs now that I moved my reviews over here. Three, if you count WTFug. Holy cow, I write a lot.] I've yet to really go to any of these events. The lag, the bitching, the bumping into people - it's kind of part of the fun of these expos and fairs. And it gives me an excuse for not spending too much. ;) I DO like getting unreleased stuff first, but heck, who doesn't? But as far as crying because I DIDN'T get it first? Yeah, you know... LOL
Look, this isn't elementary school. You're not going to always get a Valentine from each kid in the class and you're not always going to get invited to every party. You're just NOT. Why let it get you down? Just have fun and go later. You're not OWED anything. Besides, you know these things - fairs, expos, hunts - are always all chaotic and not fully set up the first day anyway. Save yourself the headache and just go later.
And that's my $2L for today. :-p