I came. I saw. I bought stuff.
(albeit not a lot of stuff)
Over the weekend, I had my first Brimfield experience. Believe me when I say that it is as overwhelming as you've heard. I prepped beforehand and I heeded all the advice: I got there early, I brought a friend (Chris), I wore sunscreen and comfortable walking shoes, and brought lots of cash. Still, I choked and only came home with a couple of things.
Getting there early gave us the place practically all to ourselves. By 1 o'clock when we left (Chris had had enough), it was a mob scene.
I should have gotten them anyway.
I'm really glad he didn't get them anyway.
Every time we saw a framed vintage photo of a sports team, Chris would whisper, "Carpe Diem" in a Robin Williams's Dead Poet's Society voice.
I spent more on parking and lunch :)