The picture to the right was taken outside the Metreon in San Fransisco on September 11, 2007. If you enlarge the image below, you can see the Halo 3 sign.
Yeah, the Halo junkies are already lining up outside the store to wait for the Halo 3 launch. Two weeks in advance. They are going to stay there for the next 14 days. The reporter aptly describes them as "mass stupidity."
(Don't they have a life or job?!)
Several members have pointed out that the people in the picture were actually in line for Pontiac's invitation-only IMAX screening of Halo 3, which took place at the AMC Metreon in San Francisco on September 11. So they were not lining up two weeks in advance for the Halo 3 launch. Thank goodness!
Interesting and somewhat ironic notes: The Metreon is an entertainment shopping center originally created, owned and managed by... Sony. Sony had intended it to be a theme park and gallery for Sony products and an anchor for strengthening a hip image for the Sony brand. However, Sony sold Metreon to The Westfield Group in February of 2006. People used to line up outside Metreon for the launch of Sony's PlayStation systems; now they line up outside Metreon for the launch of Microsoft's Halo games.