Tip #4: Line waits can be enjoyable if you chat it up with other Cardinal kooks.
Conversations with kids go in all sorts of directions. Wear good shoes and be prepared to stand. Some seasoned attendees bring a padded baseball bucket to sit on while in signature lines. The lines move along at a decent pace although some (like Tony LaRussa) move slower depending upon the person and how much they interact with fans.
Lines open per a schedule. Cardinals Care does a very good job of keeping to the schedule, but many lines will pre-load with people eager to get in line. With a typical line including 400 total tickets, they naturally get long and therefore are setup in a back-n-forth amusement park ride fashion.
In addition to these, volunteers learned to add organization for the wait to get into the line and have a short set of pre-load waiting areas. Funny but true folks.
I make the most of the time in line to meet and enjoy other fans. They are eager to show you unique items, talk Cardinals and share their connection to the love of the club. Kids often say the most interesting things and surprise with answers.
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