My family and I stopped in at Fashion Place Mall in Salt Lake on the way home from Provo. Fashion Place Mall decided to open at 12 midnight, one of the only places to do that in the country. I heard that the New York Times was there documenting this craziness. There were thousands and thousands of people there lined up liturally around the entire mall at every door waiting in the cold to get in. The doors opened people started yelling and pushing to get in. Inside free dvds and other stuff were given out. People were going crazy for free stuff. Every hallway and store was packed like a rock concert to were you couldn't move. I felt bad for the stores because I'm sure that so much shoplifting was taking place. I don't think the stores were ready for that craziness. I didn't even end up going in any stores. I was satisfied buy just watch this event go on.
We got home from the mall at about 2:30am. My mom and I started looking through the newspaper for the deals at all the stores. We found some deals that we couldn't pass up so we decided to wake up at 5:30 and continue our shopping craziness. We hit up 4 or so other stores like BestBuy, Staples and Hastings. This was my first experience with Black Friday. I'm tired.
Waiting outside of Fashion Place Mall at Midnight.
Inside Fashion Place Mall. The entire mall, hallways and stores, looked like this.