I haven't shared my story, but what the hey, better late than never.
Part 1: Midnight Madness
This being my first Midnight Madness, I was pretty damn excited. I had invited a friend who collects SW over, and we played Halo 2 'til about 11:40. My mom, who would be our chauffer, was at a dinner party, and would not be back until around this time. Then it gets to 11:50, and were wondering why she isn't here yet. At 12:10 she finally comes home and we quickly set out.
We arrive at TRU around 12:20, and the place is already a ******* zoo. While my mom waits by the registers, me and my friend trek through the crowd of SW fans. We hit the basic figures first, and I pick out a #6 Clone Trooper and a #2 Anakin Skywalker, and my friend gets a #6 Clone Trooper too. While my friend fights his way through the crowds in search of a 12' Grievous, I make my way to the vehicles and pick out a BARC Speeder. Minutes later we check out, our bounty in hand. Me, my friend, and my mom bolt to our car, as it's pouring rain outside. We arrive home, and spend the rest of the night opening our ROTS items, drinking Mountain Dew, and playing Halo 2.
Part 2: Aftermath
We wake up at 8:00 with Mountain Dew in our bellies, visions of ROTS in our heads, and Clone Trooper rifles littering the floor. After my friend leaves, I hit Target, hoping to score a blue Senate Security Royal Guard. I fast-walk to the pegs, and there it is! A Royal Guard! I check out with my prize and head home. All in all, a great experience, and it felt cool being a part of SW history.