Sign of the times
Mic Wendt, 20, of Chevy Chase, was the first to arrive at AT&T's Friendship Heights store, showing up at midnight Thursday. He plopped a mattress on the sidewalk and brought enough junk food to sustain him and his four friends. When no one else showed up for several hours, they almost abandoned camp.
"But being the first to get one was all that mattered," he said, although he hopes to turn around and sell it online for a considerable profit. "Are you kidding? I'm not going to waste my money on a $600 phone."