Have You Ever Woken Up at the Crack of Dawn to Queue For Something?

By Kat Hannaford on at

As I was taking my place in a well-formed queue outside Oxford Street's new HMV at 7:30am, I realised it was the first time I'd ever risen early to queue for something. Sure, I've covered the queues of many an iPhone or game launch over the years (and even a designer H&M collaboration when I was roped in by a fashion blogger friend), but this New Order LP, one of 100 produced to mark HMV's return to the street, was the first thing to get me out of bed early. What was yours?

In case you haven't heard, each day this week HMV's new stomping ground (that'll be 363 Oxford Street) has been handing out limited edition vinyl to a handful of people at a time. Tomorrow's the last day to pick up a rare piece of history, with 30 10" 78s featuring Robbie Williams's Millennium on one side, and Royal Albert Hall Orchestra: Elgar - Enigma Variations, Op. 36 ("Nimrod") on the other. Not quite as appealing as Monday's giveaway of The Beatles' Live On Air Volume 2, and Tuesday's Elvis Presley debut album, but I'm sure that'll please a few people. Somewhere.

So tell me, readers -- what has got you up out of bed early, and caused you to make awkward small chat with the person beside you in a queue? Was it an iPhone? You must not have read this, if so.