Note: The following blog is re-posted from a blog by Darnell Sue with her permission.

The Goodwill Glitter Sale was everything I thought it would be, and then some.

By “everything I thought it would be” I mean lots of great stuff and long lines. The “then some” includes much longer lines than last year and my inabilities to plan accordingly.

Sure, I knew shoppers would be arriving at 7am and/or earlier, but there was no way I was going to make it any earlier than 8:30am.

The sale opened at 9am.

I was up late the night before DJ’ing at Fall Forward at the Kingcat Theatre. (Great place for a party. Not such great planning on my part)….Thankfully my curls and glitter-clad makeup from said late night held up quite well and even received a compliment or two.

I was equally lucky to have my trusty GPH partner Samantha Lawton waiting in line while equally trusty camera man, Cedric Ross, and I canvassed the scene and talked to willing and excited would-be Glitter Sale goers.

I wore heels that I picked up at the sale last year and even double fisted lattes at one point during the morning, although I probably didn’t need to do so (ok, maybe that isn’t entirely true), as the energy from the enormous crowd was enough to get the most tired of gals into a competitive “Ready. Set. Go!” state of mind.

The line moved surprisingly quickly, but once I entered I failed to follow the “pink line” to the special Glitter and Vintage Areas where only a certain number of shoppers were allowed. No, instead, like a fish drawn to a shiny lure, I got sidetracked by long gowns and random items. Oddly enough I found 9 garments and 9 pairs of earrings that suited me just fine. Everyone else stood in line to get into the Glitter Section for up to an hour.

I settled my score at the register for a mere $112 and moved on….although I did have a thought today….”I wonder if there’s any Glitter left this week after the sale?”

Might not be a bad time to check out the Goodwill on Dearborn just in case.

Don’t forget to check out the official Goodwill Glitter Blog for shopping tips, tricks and Goodwill insight.

Darnell Sue is a founding member of Girl Power Hour, a DJ who you can see at many spots in Seattle, including Decks in the City at Viceroy

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