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Title: Oh my GOD the ELEVATORS!
Post by: mekalai on May 26, 2008, 09:17:18 PM
!!!!!!

I was on the FOURTH FLOOR OF THE MARRIOT.

Sounds good, right? Stairs and all that? Well it SUCKS when you need to check out and you're trying to get downstairs with friends who have ginormous bags. (I had a backpack and a messenger bag, thassit.)

We could NOT get into the elevator for over half an hour until I (yes, me, Ricci, the wonderful) came up with this awesome idea.

We got into the first elevator we could that was going up.

Success.

We went ALL THE WAY UP TO LEVEL 25... But then we came back down. And all was good. Especially when we started singing tetris whenever someone new came in. And uh, yelled about sex or something. That could have just been the con in general though...

_Ricci
Title: Re: Oh my GOD the ELEVATORS!
Post by: Nina Star 9 on May 26, 2008, 09:25:17 PM
I also was on the fourth floor of the Marriott, and we ended up carrying our bags downstairs.


I actually had the worst time with elevators Sunday night. Whenever an elevator came by, going either up or down, it was totally packed, and everyone would yell (usually rudely) that I should just take the stairs. Not only is that totally insensitive (they had no idea if I had some sort of disability that wasn't obvious), but this was after walking around all day in 4" heels, then changing into another pair of 4" heels (stilettoes, this time), dancing like crazy at the Ball, and then walking upstairs to my room, and my hips and feet were hurting like crazy. Yes, I was the one who danced all night, and the shoes are actually more comfortable than one would think, but still, you shouldn't yell at someone that is in pain from walking too much already to take the stairs. Not cool.


Now, my sister was with a friend that was in a wheelchair on Saturday night and had a similar experience, which is a lot worse, since apparently the people were even more rude, and you can't really bring a wheelchair down an elevator. :<


I won't even get into people overcrowding the elevators like crazy...
Title: Re: Oh my GOD the ELEVATORS!
Post by: questionette on May 26, 2008, 09:28:12 PM
The elevators suck waiting for them, but inside is a party in itself
I met soo many people in the hilton elevators :D

My favorite time was when someone's cell phone went off and the entire ouran host club began singing "GAY BAR"

XD good times.
Title: Re: Oh my GOD the ELEVATORS!
Post by: heeroyuy135 on May 26, 2008, 09:29:50 PM
I was also in the 4th floor of the Marriott. I found myself taking the stairs the majority of the time between the 2nd and 4th floors.

I didn't have a problem getting everything up and down via the elevators. Me and my friend checked out really early before 9am, got the bellhop, got the elevator with ease, and was able to pack the car before the rush came - Vallet parking FTW
Title: Re: Oh my GOD the ELEVATORS!
Post by: Kaura117 on May 26, 2008, 09:32:30 PM
The Marriot elevators can rust in hell. 22nd floor. Things were bad enough that some of my roommates trekked the entire way down with their luggage via the stairwell.
Title: Re: Oh my GOD the ELEVATORS!
Post by: Gwydion on May 26, 2008, 09:38:26 PM
Crown Plaza's elevators were fine most of the Con... except for I think it was Friday when one died. I remember snickering that we were killing the elevators already. ^^ But it worked on Saturday so they fixed it pretty quickly. Only problem was that unless you were in the lobby, you had NO IDEA if an opening elevator was going up or down til you were already on it. Took the scenic route one day thanks to that...
Title: Re: Oh my GOD the ELEVATORS!
Post by: Reikon on May 26, 2008, 09:58:05 PM
The elevators at the Hilton didn't seem too bad. There were waits, but they were never long enough for us to even consider using the stairs (though we were on the 11th floor).
Title: Re: Oh my GOD the ELEVATORS!
Post by: billgoku on May 26, 2008, 09:59:10 PM
Rarely used the elevators at the Marriott...though I thought it was freaking stupid to see a guy take the elevator from the 2nd floor to the first one...
Title: Re: Oh my GOD the ELEVATORS!
Post by: weirderraindrop on May 26, 2008, 10:02:12 PM
The surrounding hotels always have horrible waits on the elevators during Con...that's just what comes with having so many people around.

It really does suck though. :\
Title: Re: Oh my GOD the ELEVATORS!
Post by: Snow Ninja on May 26, 2008, 10:03:20 PM
Personally I loved the elevators.

You get to chat with some funny people most of the time.

Favorite part was singing Queen in the elevator lobby, and in the elevator on Saturday night.
Title: Re: Oh my GOD the ELEVATORS!
Post by: Jun-Watarase on May 26, 2008, 10:07:28 PM
The elevators were constantly clogged. While it was frustrating, it was fun at the same time. It's like every time I stepped into an elevator, we all bonded into a group. However, there were always a few people who were just... too noisy, rowdy, and rude.

Though, there was one time where it dropped a couple of inches and stopped moving. Freaked everyone out, and the air was depleting. D:
Title: Re: Oh my GOD the ELEVATORS!
Post by: Roguethe on May 26, 2008, 10:45:07 PM
Elevators were horrible at the FairMont too. I was on the fourth floor, and just ended up taking the stairs in full fledged lolita XD
The Suite costed close to a Thousand already, didn't want to get an extra fine for missing the check out dead-line Dx
The elevator rides on Fri-Sat and sunday were funny though. The Non-Fanime people like to stare at you in your costume through the goldish reflective metal of the elevator doors, lol.
Title: Re: Oh my GOD the ELEVATORS!
Post by: Junon on May 26, 2008, 11:08:33 PM
5th floor of Crowne Plaza across the street from the 'con.

During the convention it was ok. I was able to ride it alone most time which allowed me to cut the cheese when I pleased.

However during the last day when people were running for the hills (to check out), the elevators were packed. It was almost impossible to get an elevator to even show UP on the 5th floor. However once one got there 10 minutes later, we (co-con'ers and I) manage to talk the people inside the elevator, OUT of the elevator and finally made it out the hotel.

Sorry to guys and gals who thought room 504 were giving out free anime DVDs and comics. TELLING LIES TO GET ON THE ELEVATOR IS METAL!!  >:(
Title: Re: Oh my GOD the ELEVATORS!
Post by: SOawesomeness on May 26, 2008, 11:11:54 PM
4th floor of the Hilton- not that bad, though I wish I could have found some stairways that wasn't alarmed so I could just walk down instead... D:
I got my luggage out of the room at 7-ish in the morning, me and my friends pulled an all-nighter and didn't have anything else better to do. (: No one in the elevators, barely anyone in the convention, too. :D It was awesome~
Title: Re: Oh my GOD the ELEVATORS!
Post by: Mordyan on May 26, 2008, 11:15:44 PM
9th floor of the Mariott.
I never waited more than a few minutes (ok maybe five). But I also avoided using the elevators during peak hour like checkout on Monday morning. For me the elevators were actually better this year. And I agree that the elevators were fun at times talking to everyone in them.
Title: Re: Oh my GOD the ELEVATORS!
Post by: Kimiko on May 26, 2008, 11:42:44 PM
Welcome to FANIME! lol

Yes, the elevators sucked, but it's like that every year. At one point, we walked down from the 11th floor, but other than that, it wasn't horrendous, but some people were still rude and tried to make the elevator LOOK fuller than it was. Sad, really!
Title: Re: Oh my GOD the ELEVATORS!
Post by: Kender on May 26, 2008, 11:46:56 PM
I knew there would be a rush and most everyone who's been to Fanime or any other con with large attendance numbers before knows to take the going up elevators or you won't be able to get on unless you luck out.  And it STILL was difficult to find an elevator that had enough room for even one person.

My biggest annoyance was I was there and waiting on the 11th floor of the Hilton with a huge and obviously heavy box and already had to wait through one elevator because someone had been there before me and was able to fit in the one spot that showed in even an up elevator.  This group of girls came up after I'd already been waiting another several minutes and CUT IN FRONT OF ME to fill all the empty space on an elevator GOING DOWN FOR ONCE that had just arrived a couple minutes after they got there.  It was completely rude and they should have done the courteous thing and let me go first.  I ended up having to wait for a third elevator that didn't come for another 10 minutes that I could fit into.

I know the elevators will be packed, but please people use proper etiquette and let those who are there before you on first if there is limited space.
Title: Re: Oh my GOD the ELEVATORS!
Post by: abcbadcat on May 26, 2008, 11:52:50 PM
There were a few times where the wait was pretty infuriating and long but when you get INTO the hotel room...

90% of the time... each ride was pretty enjoyable.
Title: Re: Oh my GOD the ELEVATORS!
Post by: red_thestrals on May 26, 2008, 11:54:48 PM
Rarely used the elevators at the Marriott...though I thought it was freaking stupid to see a guy take the elevator from the 2nd floor to the first one...

BWAHAHAHAHAHA! that IS stupid! omg this made me lol
Title: Re: Oh my GOD the ELEVATORS!
Post by: Kender on May 27, 2008, 12:06:06 AM
Rarely used the elevators at the Marriott...though I thought it was freaking stupid to see a guy take the elevator from the 2nd floor to the first one...

BWAHAHAHAHAHA! that IS stupid! omg this made me lol

You don't know if the person had a medical injury that required them to not use stairs so I wouldn't laugh =/.  Even if they looked perfectly fine I do know people who aren't allowed to use stairs via doctor's orders as they will aggravate existing medical problems like joint issues and the like.
Title: Re: Oh my GOD the ELEVATORS!
Post by: red_thestrals on May 27, 2008, 01:07:11 AM
Rarely used the elevators at the Marriott...though I thought it was freaking stupid to see a guy take the elevator from the 2nd floor to the first one...

BWAHAHAHAHAHA! that IS stupid! omg this made me lol

You don't know if the person had a medical injury that required them to not use stairs so I wouldn't laugh =/.  Even if they looked perfectly fine I do know people who aren't allowed to use stairs via doctor's orders as they will aggravate existing medical problems like joint issues and the like.

*sighs* happiness gone...
Title: Re: Oh my GOD the ELEVATORS!
Post by: Trumby on May 27, 2008, 02:07:32 AM
This is just how things are at checkout time...at any hotel, at any con. It took me 15 minutes to even get an elevator at the Crowne Plaza..because I waited until the last minute to check out like everyone else.
Title: Re: Oh my GOD the ELEVATORS!
Post by: Hylia on May 27, 2008, 07:27:11 AM
The elevators were WAY fun!
Hanging out in the elevators was WAY CREEPY.
We met a drunk dude, who fought with the crazy chick with a hot pink pocket knife, who was also crazy and liked "dead body's", while she fought with the OTHER guy in the elevator about who was the top "weed county" in California.
On top of that, Kegan (or Kaygen? DONT GET MAD ME LOVE YOU!) was creeping out all the people who walked in talking them into having an orgy in the elevators with us.
Yeah. WE'RE ONE OF THOSE PEOPLE.



To make a longer story short(er);
I AM NEVER HANGING OUT IN THE ELEVATOR AGAIN ;_____;
Title: Re: Oh my GOD the ELEVATORS!
Post by: Reinna on May 27, 2008, 08:18:23 AM
Hilton 11th floor.

Wasn't too bad, actually, but that might be because I kept extremely odd hours as staff and woke up and ran around earlier than most other people.  Also checked out earlier too, so I missed the worst of the end-of-con rush to leave. ;D

(Even so, I still had to wait about 15 minutes for an elevator.)

But looking at how crowded the Marriott elevators were at some points... wow.
Title: Re: Oh my GOD the ELEVATORS!
Post by: nf33 on May 27, 2008, 10:42:02 AM
17th floor MARRIOT

one evening i got into the elevator and it was getting packed. then off course the pizza my heart guy got in with pizza. im surprised non of us jumped him for it  :D

also it was never to long of a wait for me except i think it might have been Sunday eveing when i ended up taking the stairs and out of sheer bordnees walked all the way to the top then back down to the 17th floor. in all honestly i still think that would have been the same amount of time as an elevator.
Title: Re: Oh my GOD the ELEVATORS!
Post by: Mr Anime on May 27, 2008, 11:00:30 AM
I was on the 11th floor of the Hilton and had no problems with the elevators. The most I waited for one was about 2 minutes.
Title: Re: Oh my GOD the ELEVATORS!
Post by: nf33 on May 27, 2008, 11:37:12 AM
I was on the 11th floor of the Hilton and had no problems with the elevators. The most I waited for one was about 2 minutes.

that is lucky i think avrage wait time for me was 5-8 minutes for most of my rides
Title: Re: Oh my GOD the ELEVATORS!
Post by: kuroi on May 27, 2008, 12:18:05 PM
Rarely used the elevators at the Marriott...though I thought it was freaking stupid to see a guy take the elevator from the 2nd floor to the first one...

BWAHAHAHAHAHA! that IS stupid! omg this made me lol

You don't know if the person had a medical injury that required them to not use stairs so I wouldn't laugh =/.  Even if they looked perfectly fine I do know people who aren't allowed to use stairs via doctor's orders as they will aggravate existing medical problems like joint issues and the like.

However, if they were in the Marriott, there is still very little reason for them to need the elevator. There was an escalator not too far from the elevator lobby that was working 90% of the time (there was one time around 1PM on Sunday where the down escalator wasn't working, but the up one was) Taking the escalator would've meant less wait, and probably less crowding from the multitudes of people who went down to the first to take it back up to whatever floor they were going to.

Re stairs: I was on the 16th floor of the Marriott, and I'll admit, I took the elevator most of the time. However, there were times (like right after the masquerade) when it was crazy enough that I took the stairs up and down. As well as one trip down to my car with luggage on Monday. And by that time, my right foot was actively bleeding, I was limping slightly, and had been wearing heels pretty much the entire weekend. But for the most part, we didn't have too many long waits.
Title: Re: Oh my GOD the ELEVATORS!
Post by: Hylia on May 27, 2008, 12:21:01 PM
And by that time, my right foot was actively bleeding, I was limping slightly, and had been wearing heels pretty much the entire weekend.

This makes me happy I'm not a chick.
On that note, that really sucks ^^"
I hope you're feeling better already~
Title: Re: Oh my GOD the ELEVATORS!
Post by: IshokuOsero on May 27, 2008, 12:42:21 PM
I was on the eleventh floor of the Marriott with my friend. We didn't have much of a problem, considering we didn't need the elevators at peak hours except once or twice, and we just took the stairs up to our floor instead - which wasn't that bad either, considering even though we were a bit worn out after the walk up, it wasn't anything major. I think the only time during peak that we waited for an elevator up was right after the An Cafe concert, since we were worn out because of being in the third row of the pit, right in front of Miku. We didn't want to take the stairs, we wouldn't have made it all the way to our floor. xD

Anyways though, not much of a problem. Even when we checked out Monday morning, we didn't have a problem getting an elevator, but then again maybe people just weren't up around 9:30am when we went down to check out.
Title: Re: Oh my GOD the ELEVATORS!
Post by: The Sax on May 27, 2008, 01:11:10 PM
As I told my friend as I walked down the stairs to check out of the hotel.

Quote
People who design hotels should seriously play Sim Tower. Then they would know that you should place Escalators to service the first 7 floors and an elevator for the rest.

elevators were pretty bad when you're checking out at floor 7 down. I was on the 9th. Just barely fit most of the time
Title: Re: Oh my GOD the ELEVATORS!
Post by: SheikOfTwili on May 27, 2008, 01:34:35 PM
I stayed at the Fairmont, and the elevators were never really packed...n__n Lots of nice people---but also lots of lost people who had now clue what kind of convention was going on. I got lots of looks when entering and leaving there.

I also hated having to cross the street...it was freezing >< and most of my costumes showed a lot of my legs..and arms.
So despite...having to deal with Elevators next time, I will gladly take that chance..over a further, more expensive and longer walk through the cold...xD

(I did experience the Marriott Elevator problem when I was with a friend, on the way to her room. It was crazy!)
Title: Re: Oh my GOD the ELEVATORS!
Post by: ph1shf00d on May 27, 2008, 01:50:27 PM
I didn't have any huge problems with the elevators (the Marriott one went REALLY fast though.  Horrible cases of vertigo all around, haha) and several minutes' wait wasn't that bad, but I know lots of people had trouble with them.

I guess as a kind reminder to cut down on traffic and maybe make thing easier for everyone, it'd be nice if people on, say, the 3~5th floors could use the stairs if they don't have any luggage to carry.  If it takes too long to wait for an elevator or there are too many people in one, it definitely makes a lot more sense to just use the stairs, doesn't it?

Also, could it be possible to somehow restrict any "elevator tag" games going on?  It's just a nuisance for people who actually need to use the elevators.  It doesn't make sense that people who need to get into their rooms to sleep or get supplies for tables, panels, etc. to wait longer just because some fuckheaded kids want to chase each other around in elevators. =T
Title: Re: Oh my GOD the ELEVATORS!
Post by: rude32 on May 27, 2008, 01:53:33 PM
11th floor Marriott. Those elevators rawkd. In one of the elevators I got on, everytime the elevator stopped and the door opened, everyone in the elevator screamed at the top of their lungs like we were on an amusement park ride, it was awesome. Also on saturday night, my friend and I were leaving the rave, and as soon as we were waiting for the elevator, we started to sing some "Avenue Q" songs. As soon as we got on, some other people came, and knew exactly what we were singing and joined in. 11 floors of singing "Everyones a Little Bit Racist" is freaking awesome.
Title: Re: Oh my GOD the ELEVATORS!
Post by: Rette on May 27, 2008, 02:35:46 PM
The elevators at the Marriott sometimes offered group therapy. Like when my boyfriend and I, and my other friend got fed up and left the B&W Ball, and when we got to the elevators there were other people coming from the ball and we had a discussion until the 18th floor about how it wasn't anything like we expected, but we all felt a bit better afterwards.
Title: Re: Oh my GOD the ELEVATORS!
Post by: furubaholic on May 27, 2008, 08:07:05 PM
I stayed at the hilton 4th floor mostly took stairs but when I did take an elevator the people were quite nice
Title: Re: Oh my GOD the ELEVATORS!
Post by: FanFicGuru on May 28, 2008, 01:37:04 PM
4th floor of the Hilton- not that bad, though I wish I could have found some stairways that wasn't alarmed so I could just walk down instead... D:
I got my luggage out of the room at 7-ish in the morning, me and my friends pulled an all-nighter and didn't have anything else better to do. (: No one in the elevators, barely anyone in the convention, too. :D It was awesome~

I was on 4th floor at the hilton too! Which room?
Title: Re: Oh my GOD the ELEVATORS!
Post by: crazychichi on May 28, 2008, 01:54:39 PM
Marriott - What sucked most was after I injured my foot to the point of a EMT evaluating me, was the process of getting into a elevator.  I showed up first to the elevator on many occasions and then people would start jumping ahead and rushing the elevator door as it was opening when 8 people needed to get out.   I had to on many occasions do line control on elevators :(

Though at one point it was fun to see which floor the elevators went to to idle - 22!  I actually jumped into a elevator, hit no buttons and the elevator when to that floor and the doors did not open.  I was like  :o for a couple seconds until I hit a button.... talk about a blonde moment...
Title: Re: Oh my GOD the ELEVATORS!
Post by: Hylia on May 28, 2008, 02:02:27 PM
For me and my friends, the elevator went idle at 16. Always 16!
We spent like, atleast 30-45 minutes in there, waiting for people to get in and be like "13th floor please"
Some people would stare at it, looking for the 13th floor for a while. It was awesome ;D!

Another weird part of the adventure that day, was when we stopped on the 1st floor, and a janitor started to clean around the elevator with 4 people laying around inside of it with his crazy mexican music blaring loudly XDD
All 4 of us tried SO HARD not to laugh. The lot of us couldn't take it ;_;
Title: Re: Oh my GOD the ELEVATORS!
Post by: Kender on May 28, 2008, 02:11:12 PM
Rarely used the elevators at the Marriott...though I thought it was freaking stupid to see a guy take the elevator from the 2nd floor to the first one...

BWAHAHAHAHAHA! that IS stupid! omg this made me lol

You don't know if the person had a medical injury that required them to not use stairs so I wouldn't laugh =/.  Even if they looked perfectly fine I do know people who aren't allowed to use stairs via doctor's orders as they will aggravate existing medical problems like joint issues and the like.

However, if they were in the Marriott, there is still very little reason for them to need the elevator. There was an escalator not too far from the elevator lobby that was working 90% of the time (there was one time around 1PM on Sunday where the down escalator wasn't working, but the up one was) Taking the escalator would've meant less wait, and probably less crowding from the multitudes of people who went down to the first to take it back up to whatever floor they were going to.

Re stairs: I was on the 16th floor of the Marriott, and I'll admit, I took the elevator most of the time. However, there were times (like right after the masquerade) when it was crazy enough that I took the stairs up and down. As well as one trip down to my car with luggage on Monday. And by that time, my right foot was actively bleeding, I was limping slightly, and had been wearing heels pretty much the entire weekend. But for the most part, we didn't have too many long waits.

Some people can't even be on stairs in any form, even ones that move on their own.  I just think it's rude to make fun of someone when you don't know the whole story.  Seriously not cool.
Title: Re: Oh my GOD the ELEVATORS!
Post by: crazychichi on May 28, 2008, 02:15:08 PM
Rarely used the elevators at the Marriott...though I thought it was freaking stupid to see a guy take the elevator from the 2nd floor to the first one...

BWAHAHAHAHAHA! that IS stupid! omg this made me lol

You don't know if the person had a medical injury that required them to not use stairs so I wouldn't laugh =/.  Even if they looked perfectly fine I do know people who aren't allowed to use stairs via doctor's orders as they will aggravate existing medical problems like joint issues and the like.

However, if they were in the Marriott, there is still very little reason for them to need the elevator. There was an escalator not too far from the elevator lobby that was working 90% of the time (there was one time around 1PM on Sunday where the down escalator wasn't working, but the up one was) Taking the escalator would've meant less wait, and probably less crowding from the multitudes of people who went down to the first to take it back up to whatever floor they were going to.

Re stairs: I was on the 16th floor of the Marriott, and I'll admit, I took the elevator most of the time. However, there were times (like right after the masquerade) when it was crazy enough that I took the stairs up and down. As well as one trip down to my car with luggage on Monday. And by that time, my right foot was actively bleeding, I was limping slightly, and had been wearing heels pretty much the entire weekend. But for the most part, we didn't have too many long waits.

Some people can't even be on stairs in any form, even ones that move on their own.  I just think it's rude to make fun of someone when you don't know the whole story.  Seriously not cool.

Agreed. People looked at me and I tried to appear normal after I injured my foot.  Went to the ER finally yesterday after I couldn't take the pain and the s0-called normal looking girl actually got diagnosed with OsteoArthritis and Tendonitis with minor trauma to the left foot
Title: Re: Oh my GOD the ELEVATORS!
Post by: Hylia on May 28, 2008, 02:19:16 PM
Agreed. People looked at me and I tried to appear normal after I injured my foot.  Went to the ER finally yesterday after I couldn't take the pain and the s0-called normal looking girl actually got diagnosed with OsteoArthritis and Tendonitis with minor trauma to the left foot

Oh, ouch....

At any rate, those two just probably weren't thinking when they posted that ; p
Title: Re: Oh my GOD the ELEVATORS!
Post by: error00004 on May 28, 2008, 02:21:10 PM
dude...when I went to my room and changed into Halloween Sora and went down the elevator it started to get crowded and right when I was trying to get out someone breaks off my wing D;
Title: Re: Oh my GOD the ELEVATORS!
Post by: crazychichi on May 28, 2008, 02:23:18 PM
Agreed. People looked at me and I tried to appear normal after I injured my foot.  Went to the ER finally yesterday after I couldn't take the pain and the s0-called normal looking girl actually got diagnosed with OsteoArthritis and Tendonitis with minor trauma to the left foot

Oh, ouch....

At any rate, those two just probably weren't thinking when they posted that ; p

Yeahs, hehe! Its no worries
Title: Re: Oh my GOD the ELEVATORS!
Post by: EvilBunnyKid on May 28, 2008, 02:59:18 PM
Third floor of the Ramada (but of course there were only three).  And my room was right next to murder central!!  (yes, I watch CSI).  I didnt have to worry about elevators, and the parking was free, and I could walk the distance to the covention center.  (I also paid half the price of you marriott and hilton people.)  :P   much love see you all next year!!  o(>v<)o    bye nappy!!
Title: Re: Oh my GOD the ELEVATORS!
Post by: mekalai on May 29, 2008, 02:43:04 PM
OH MY GOD. O_O

I posted this, didn't expect 44 responses, so I left and didn't come back until today to see if anyone said anything. o_o;;; And I waaant waaaaaaant to read it all! But but! SO MANY!

:: hangs head ::


I read a few. I know we -could- have walked down the stairs, at least some of us. But one girl didn't bring a suitcase. She brought a jumbo-sized black garbage bag. It kind of... would have broken going downstairs. o_o I mean, my memory is kind of messing the image up... (I'm sure it was NOT moving around... but hey, animebrain...) But it was still big. And stuffed. With pointy things. Or well... semi-pointy things.

But yeah, once inside an elevator, it's SO much fun. xD I mean, when we got off, my friend pulled out his cellphone and pulled out this little generic "YOU WIN" kind of ringtone. xD

Oh.

And people? Stop being rude and telling people who may or may not have a disability (such as something like scoliosis or arthritis) THIS:

"TAKE THE STAIRS" <---DON'T SAY IT.
Title: Re: Oh my GOD the ELEVATORS!
Post by: crazychichi on May 29, 2008, 05:39:16 PM
So guys, you're gonna    :o  when you hear this one....


My friend sent me video of the Marriott elevators breaking and a group of cosplayers stuck inside with him taping...  I'm going to get him to trim it down and post it on YouTube, so I'll post a link soon hopefully.... Its hilarious, trust me.

And btw, the reason it needs to be trimmed is cause its like 15 minutes long....

And speaking on the issue of people yelling at others to take the stairs...  Please people, unless you know what the person on the other side of the elevator is ailing from... do not say the horrid "TAKE THE ______  STAIRS!!!!"  its rude and wrong....

But anyways, video will be up soon
Title: Re: Oh my GOD the ELEVATORS!
Post by: K&K4ever on May 29, 2008, 08:57:14 PM
Yeah, people kept on yelling at me to take the stars when I'm carrying my xbox, swap meet stuff and THREE garment bags >:( .
Title: Re: Oh my GOD the ELEVATORS!
Post by: Sasuke13 on May 29, 2008, 09:20:09 PM
So guys, you're gonna    :o  when you hear this one....


My friend sent me video of the Marriott elevators breaking and a group of cosplayers stuck inside with him taping...  I'm going to get him to trim it down and post it on YouTube, so I'll post a link soon hopefully.... Its hilarious, trust me.

And btw, the reason it needs to be trimmed is cause its like 15 minutes long....

And speaking on the issue of people yelling at others to take the stairs...  Please people, unless you know what the person on the other side of the elevator is ailing from... do not say the horrid "TAKE THE ______  STAIRS!!!!"  its rude and wrong....

But anyways, video will be up soon

lol, my friend D. NAruto taped us and some people trapped in the elevator as well, prolly the same people. And sadly later on, when my friend changed into his Link costume, he heard the elevator alarm, he decided to walk down the stairs...18 flights...x_o;;;
Title: Re: Oh my GOD the ELEVATORS!
Post by: K&K4ever on May 29, 2008, 09:25:02 PM
Well now we know better. Kimu told me that next time I should get most of my stuff out the night before. That way you only have to take one trip down the next morning (to get to the con and put the last few bags in your car.)
Title: Re: Oh my GOD the ELEVATORS!
Post by: XpHoBiaX on May 29, 2008, 09:41:40 PM
Well, I was on the 19th floor this year. I am a stubborn person when it comes to health, and this year I had been off of work and on disability for a year. Becuase of that stubborness.
I have combination of things wrong with my back and hips that cuases it to pop/slide out of place often. It's painful.

The thing that really pissed me off is when some jerk tried to shove himself into me and a few other fellow con goers on monday. He swore at us and called us nasty names. This was AFTER another con goer did the same thing and knocked me in the head with a big bag. Neither of them fit into the elevator.

STOP MAKING IT A BIG FUCKING ORDEAL OVER A DAMNED ELEVATOR! If you don't like it, don't go to the convention. Or room somewhere else and WALK your ass to the con.

Title: Re: Oh my GOD the ELEVATORS!
Post by: mekalai on May 29, 2008, 10:18:15 PM
Well, I was on the 19th floor this year. I am a stubborn person when it comes to health, and this year I had been off of work and on disability for a year. Becuase of that stubborness.
I have combination of things wrong with my back and hips that cuases it to pop/slide out of place often. It's painful.

The thing that really pissed me off is when some jerk tried to shove himself into me and a few other fellow con goers on monday. He swore at us and called us nasty names. This was AFTER another con goer did the same thing and knocked me in the head with a big bag. Neither of them fit into the elevator.

STOP MAKING IT A BIG FUCKING ORDEAL OVER A DAMNED ELEVATOR! If you don't like it, don't go to the convention. Or room somewhere else and WALK your ass to the con.



I'm not sure I understand the first paragraph at all.

Anyways. I feel no sympathy for your capitalk. Straight up, I stayed with strangers both nights I was there. I had no control over where I slept. If I could have, I would have -stayed- at the Motel 6 instead of switching to the Marriot.

The point of this thread is not to make a big ordeal about the elevator, it's the fact that people were consistently rude. I'm sure this was received from both ends. but I'm telling you, even when I myself wasn't taking the elevator, people would piss me off. The door would open, and people would IMMEDIATELY scream at you. "TAKE THE FUCKING STAIRS."

You have a health condition. So did my friend. I don't have a lasting condition, but by that point in the con, I -could not take the stairs.- I TRIED. I went up and down them several times, my feet literally couldn't handle it. My knees literally couldn't handle it. My hips literally couldn't handle it. My muscles... you get the fuckin' point. I have a hard time going -down- anything. I've had to walk to the train station the last two days of school. My knees hurt like a bitch, as well as my back. Mad at me for my messenger bag.

I still enjoyed the con. It was the fact that people can be very inconsiderate. I saw someone else mention "Well we were on the fourth flour, we carried our bags."

THE. BAGS. WOULD. HAVE. BROKE.

I would rather people didn't pack so much shit for a weekend, personally. I carried my stuff with me the whole con, it was so little. I mean, my shoulders hate me for it (since I had both backpack straps and a messenger bag strap), so does my back, but it was small enough that I -could- get away with it. If everyone did that, I expect things would've worked out much better.


Uh. End rant.
Title: Re: Oh my GOD the ELEVATORS!
Post by: XpHoBiaX on May 29, 2008, 10:26:52 PM
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Anyways. I feel no sympathy for your capitalk.

I don't really care, I was ranting. Just like you, I roomed with strangers too. And for the record, all I said was don't make a big deal out of the elevators, it can't be helped. And don't take my response so offensively. I wasn't telling you to do anything. It was a general opinion.
Title: Re: Oh my GOD the ELEVATORS!
Post by: mekalai on May 29, 2008, 10:30:50 PM
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Anyways. I feel no sympathy for your capitalk.

I don't really care, I was ranting. Just like you, I roomed with strangers too. And for the record, all I said was don't make a big deal out of the elevators, it can't be helped. And don't take my response so offensively. I wasn't telling you to do anything. It was a general opinion.


Most of my rant wasn't even directed at you. Shoulda specified that. >.O A lot of it was just general BLAH, worded into "GKAHDGKAHGD ELEVATORS!"

So yeah, I didn't mean to make it seem like I took serious offense. It just... perfect syntax for me to go BOOM.

Too bad I forgot about my idea from LAST year until just now. o_o I was gonna bake a bunch of cookies, go around con offering "Cookie and a hug?" If they wanted one but not the other, I was gonna run away screaming "Syntax Error!"
Title: Re: Oh my GOD the ELEVATORS!
Post by: XpHoBiaX on May 29, 2008, 10:39:53 PM
I don't think you'd be allowed to do the cookie thing. There is a rule about that. x_x
But I would love the hug after getting whacked in the dome by a careless ass shoving his way into the elevator. @_@
Title: Re: Oh my GOD the ELEVATORS!
Post by: Chloe on May 29, 2008, 10:49:06 PM
Did anyone come across people pressing all the buttons of the elevator once you came down on the 2nd or 1st floor? Like... Right before they get off, they press a shitload of floors?

Also, I think I heard people yelling in the elevator on the 18 floor.  Right as I stepped out of my hotel room, I heard screaming by the elevators...  Could that of been people stuck inside?
Title: Re: Oh my GOD the ELEVATORS!
Post by: mekalai on May 29, 2008, 10:59:04 PM
I don't think you'd be allowed to do the cookie thing. There is a rule about that. x_x
But I would love the hug after getting whacked in the dome by a careless ass shoving his way into the elevator. @_@


Hmmn, no, offering food is fine. I think. I do it every year with various things anyways. But anyways, not all the rules really need to be enforced. A lot of them are there just to point out some common sense things. "Don't eat other people's food" boils down to "Don't take candy from strangers, it'll have the date rape drug in it, and you shall get date raped."

And yeah, I wouldn't mind the hugs either. O_o When my friends and I got out of the elevator, we did hug. xD
Title: Re: Oh my GOD the ELEVATORS!
Post by: rude32 on May 29, 2008, 11:04:55 PM
Did anyone come across people pressing all the buttons of the elevator once you came down on the 2nd or 1st floor? Like... Right before they get off, they press a shitload of floors?

Also, I think I heard people yelling in the elevator on the 18 floor.  Right as I stepped out of my hotel room, I heard screaming by the elevators...  Could that of been people stuck inside?
It could have been the elevator XpHoBiaX and I were riding on where we screamed at every stop on the way down. Was it located on the Mariott side?
Title: Re: Oh my GOD the ELEVATORS!
Post by: Sucrose on May 29, 2008, 11:30:47 PM
My group was on the 7th floor of the Marriott, and usually we had to wait for a few elevators to go by before one would arrive that we could get on. The annoying thing was when there was obviously plenty of space in the elevator but all the people would crowd towards the front of it so that it looked like nobody else could get in...obviously they were pretty packed on Monday around checkout time and everybody had Tons o' Stuff to tow out to their cars, but most people on the elevators were really rude to us while we were waiting with our own selection of belongings. The doors would open and they would all go "NO YOU CAN'T GET ON WAIT FOR ANOTHER ONE" and only one elevator had somebody who said "sorry!" when the doors closed (pointless, but it was nice to get some sympathy).

One finally came with three or so dudes on it, and we all got up with our junk to load it on, since there was plenty of space...and one of the dudes hit the "close door" button and it shut before any of us could get on. We ended up taking the stairs, which wasn't so bad since we were on the 7th floor, but we had lots of heavy baggage and I was dumb enough to still be in costume with a compression vest on that made it really hard to breathe properly (and with no easy way to take it off until we found a bathroom) once we finally hit the bottom. That part was my own fault, but it just seems a shame. What happened to sharing and caring?
Title: Re: Oh my GOD the ELEVATORS!
Post by: XpHoBiaX on May 30, 2008, 12:00:24 AM
Did anyone come across people pressing all the buttons of the elevator once you came down on the 2nd or 1st floor? Like... Right before they get off, they press a shitload of floors?

I threatend to break fingers becuase I got stuck in an elevator twice that people had done that on. Infact, I was in the secod elevator WITH the people who did that. So yeah...I dunno if they continued after I threatend them, but it never happened again when I was in one.
Title: Re: Oh my GOD the ELEVATORS!
Post by: FinalShadows on May 30, 2008, 12:03:55 AM
Man.. elevator was hell on the checking out part.. I was debating whether I should have taken the 8 flights of stairs down to the first floor, then I managed to find a tiny space in the elevator, so it saved my life lol.
Title: Re: Oh my GOD the ELEVATORS!
Post by: XpHoBiaX on May 30, 2008, 12:26:59 AM
I would like to see the cookie and hugs at the elevators. @_@ If mekalai  does it, I would be happy. XD
Title: Re: Oh my GOD the ELEVATORS!
Post by: Shinsengumi on May 30, 2008, 12:30:07 AM
Well now we know better. Kimu told me that next time I should get most of my stuff out the night before. That way you only have to take one trip down the next morning (to get to the con and put the last few bags in your car.)

I always do that every year  ;) :-*
Title: Re: Oh my GOD the ELEVATORS!
Post by: crazychichi on May 30, 2008, 09:16:26 AM
Well now we know better. Kimu told me that next time I should get most of my stuff out the night before. That way you only have to take one trip down the next morning (to get to the con and put the last few bags in your car.)

I always do that every year  ;) :-*

Pretty smart...  Didnt do it this year but next year its going to happen.  In fact, maybe I'll try the Hilton next year and see how it is...elevator wise... 

Because of my staff responsibilites I have to be close by in case of sudden acts of God, aka emergencies, so i can't just jump down the road to a off site hotel.
Title: Re: Oh my GOD the ELEVATORS!
Post by: gackt_2003 on May 30, 2008, 10:36:00 AM
Ooh elevators were interesting. I was on the 16th floor at marriott. My friend had a brilliant idea when it came to elevator rush time. If going up, take the stairs to the 2nd floor since that's where everyone gets off and get on. You'll go to the first floor with an already full elevator and no one can get on XD then just go up to your floor XD hahaha...well, i thought it was funny >.>
anyways. yeahh...checkout day, half my group got an elevator and me and the other half had to wait. i didnt want to so i took the stairs [from the 16th floor] with a suitcase, fairly sized duffel bag, and heels. not fun. but hey, cons give you the most exercise i like to think XD
Title: Re: Oh my GOD the ELEVATORS!
Post by: Kegan_Flame on May 30, 2008, 12:23:09 PM
The elevators were WAY fun!
Hanging out in the elevators was WAY CREEPY.
We met a drunk dude, who fought with the crazy chick with a hot pink pocket knife, who was also crazy and liked "dead body's", while she fought with the OTHER guy in the elevator about who was the top "weed county" in California.
On top of that, Kegan (or Kaygen? DONT GET MAD ME LOVE YOU!) was creeping out all the people who walked in talking them into having an orgy in the elevators with us.
Yeah. WE'RE ONE OF THOSE PEOPLE.



To make a longer story short(er);
I AM NEVER HANGING OUT IN THE ELEVATOR AGAIN ;_____;



KEGAN!



and you totally know that was MADE OF WIN =)
Title: Re: Oh my GOD the ELEVATORS!
Post by: Jerry on May 30, 2008, 12:24:02 PM
I'm glad i was one the 3rd floor.

woot for only walking up 1 flight of stairs :P
Title: Re: Oh my GOD the ELEVATORS!
Post by: mekalai on May 30, 2008, 02:24:06 PM
I would like to see the cookie and hugs at the elevators. @_@ If mekalai  does it, I would be happy. XD



xD See, the biggest thing is that I can never remember that I need to start baking cookings a few days ahead of time! ...Then I need to hide it from the folks. If I can remember that next year, then at Check Out, be at the Marriot. x3 Or well... I dunno. o_O I'll make an announcement if I am, depending on which hotel I end up sleeping in. xD Though, considering it was a fluke that I ended up in the Marriot and not under tables at the con...

I did make home-made potato chips this year. But no one wanted them. =( Apparently home-made potato chips (which by the way, were probably the best potato chips I've ever eaten... so much better tasting) aren't as appealing. OF COURSE IT DOESN'T HELP THAT MY DAD PUT A BATCH OF CHIPS INTO ONE OF THE BAGS BEFORE THEY HAD TIME TO SET. X_X
See, if you put them in with the others too fast, the oils that haven't dried yet... ruin the whole batch. Y'gotta let them sit on a cold plate for a while. :: nodnod ::
Title: Re: Oh my GOD the ELEVATORS!
Post by: XpHoBiaX on May 30, 2008, 04:47:27 PM
I would like to have a taste of these homemade chips too! ;)

;>.> I was going to make jello shaped shot glasses full of pudding. But I forgot. ;)
Title: Re: Oh my GOD the ELEVATORS!
Post by: K&K4ever on June 01, 2008, 08:26:35 PM
Well now we know better. Kimu told me that next time I should get most of my stuff out the night before. That way you only have to take one trip down the next morning (to get to the con and put the last few bags in your car.)

I always do that every year  ;) :-*

 :-*
Title: Re: Oh my GOD the ELEVATORS!
Post by: FinalShadows on June 01, 2008, 08:28:06 PM
Anyone want to camp out in front of elevators for one night? xD
Title: Re: Oh my GOD the ELEVATORS!
Post by: K&K4ever on June 01, 2008, 08:37:18 PM
Anyone want to camp out in front of elevators for one night? xD

And get yelled at by the hotel staff? (that happened on my first year, when a friend of mine and I fell asleep in the lobby by mistake)  I think not, so count me out.
Title: Re: Oh my GOD the ELEVATORS!
Post by: anime2yasha on June 01, 2008, 11:30:01 PM
Haha, these elevator stories are hilarious (not to be rude or anything). I'll remember this when I plan to stay at a hotel for Fanime.. XD Probably.. in the distant future.. >_>; Oh yes, I would LOVE to see that youtube video of the people stuck in the elevator.. I wonder what they did in there to kill time..? xD
Title: Re: Oh my GOD the ELEVATORS!
Post by: narutofan17 on June 02, 2008, 01:40:11 AM
I said in the Marriott last year so I feel your pain. I said in the Hilton this year but I liked the Marriott a lot better. I know it's annoying at time but I think the elevator rides were pretty fun. Seeing it you can make it to the 2nd floor. XD
Title: Re: Oh my GOD the ELEVATORS!
Post by: Thisiskat on June 04, 2008, 12:47:02 AM
I was on the 17th floor, unable to even get an elevator. I had to use the stairs, my legs were spasming like crazy, it was annoying and painful.


However, I must say it was pretty neat seeing how many people could fit in an elevator. I saw a group of at least 10 people, one giant sword, a cart of luggage followed by one person all exit an elevator with more people inside, it was like watching a clown car unload.
Title: Re: Oh my GOD the ELEVATORS!
Post by: Thisiskat on June 04, 2008, 12:57:32 AM
Yeah, people kept on yelling at me to take the stars when I'm carrying my xbox, swap meet stuff and THREE garment bags >:( .

you got to be kidding me, we had 2 ice chest, and x360, a wii, and groceries all taken down the stairs at same time from 17th floor. There's no reason you should think of saying that as rude... Except those who yell it out of elevators, then they're just greedy.
Title: Re: Oh my GOD the ELEVATORS!
Post by: Punkbuster on June 04, 2008, 01:17:55 AM
I would be one of the first people in the elevator, and it'd get super crowded so I'd be in the back corner. I was on a really low floor and it was hilarious seeing everyone spill out to let me out, and getting the dirty looks. I'm paying to be there, like everyone else is, so whatever!

My friend and I checked out on Tuesday so we weren't rushed on Monday. It did suck when everything was deserted Monday afternoon.
Title: Re: Oh my GOD the ELEVATORS!
Post by: Truten on June 04, 2008, 05:09:06 AM
Yeah, people kept on yelling at me to take the stars when I'm carrying my xbox, swap meet stuff and THREE garment bags >:( .

you got to be kidding me, we had 2 ice chest, and x360, a wii, and groceries all taken down the stairs at same time from 17th floor. There's no reason you should think of saying that as rude... Except those who yell it out of elevators, then they're just greedy.

Geez Katrina you sure did have a bunch of fun stuff to do while you were  sick...LOL
Title: Re: Oh my GOD the ELEVATORS!
Post by: OniCourseMusha on June 04, 2008, 11:19:10 AM
Me and my gf had to live on the 11th floor at the Mariott! FUCK THAT WAS PACKED!
Title: Re: Oh my GOD the ELEVATORS!
Post by: UpNextIs on June 04, 2008, 05:26:15 PM
Hey anyone see the two girls randomly hanging out in the Hilton elevators?
Title: Re: Oh my GOD the ELEVATORS!
Post by: DivineChaos on June 05, 2008, 11:56:27 AM
Oh, doesn't have much to do with the topic at hand, but about the elevators, and not even the lines, did anyone else get dizzy from going on the Marriot ones?  It could have just been me running off of no sleep, but I never had that before.  Like, right when it stopped moving, I would almost fall down.  Terrible.
Title: Re: Oh my GOD the ELEVATORS!
Post by: heeroyuy135 on June 05, 2008, 02:22:46 PM
Yeah, I had that same feeling
Title: Re: Oh my GOD the ELEVATORS!
Post by: DivineChaos on June 05, 2008, 05:52:15 PM
Yeah, I had that same feeling

Good to know it's not just me.  Were you running off of no sleep, too?  Or were you rested at the time.  Just trying to figure out what it was exactly, because the Hilton's elevators didn't do it to me.
Title: Re: Oh my GOD the ELEVATORS!
Post by: Tsu on June 05, 2008, 06:51:29 PM
The Hilton elevators used to do that to me, but the Mariott ones didn't.  Then again I never really had to go far because usually the elevator got stopped on the 2nd floor, and I was on the 8th... If I was on the 10th or so it might've been another matter.

All I can suggest is sleep and eat.  I tried getting into an elevator at the con a few years back after not eating, I nearly fell on my head.  The inertia-vertigo gets a crapton worse if you're dehydrated, haven't eaten or are severely sleep deprived.