Best Buy is Looking For Black Friday VIPs To Start The Insanity In Style

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Black Friday's going to be longer and crazier this year, thanks to The Troubles. We got the memo. But Best Buy is jumping in with both feet-with their Black Friday VIP program, they're looking for a few good crazies to arrive in a limo sipping mimosas at 25 major metro Best Buys around the country, bright and early at 4:30 AM for the rare privilege of buying up some "doorbusters" (limit four) before the ravaging hordes with faces smashed against glass outside. Do you have what it takes? To enter, Best Buy wants to see a video from you sharing "how Black Friday shopping is an important holiday tradition for them and their family, and what kinds of rituals they have to make the morning after Thanksgiving an enjoyable kick off to the holiday season." So be sure to demonstrate your abilities to trample and claw at your fellow man without worry, and especially your proclivities at fashioning crowd-control weapons from items rummaged from JC Penny's dumpster (where you must also forage for breakfast). Winners will also, in addition to 4:30 AM buying privileges, receive on-site prizes and "pampering" for up to three guests and a Flip Video ultra to preserve the memories. Sign of the Apocalypse, perhaps, but maybe a touch of genius: this is the ONLY way I would ever, ever consider getting with in 2 square miles of a Black Friday cattle call. Here is the list of participating Best Buys:

Atlanta Store #896 – Edgewood 1210 Caroline St NE Atlanta, GA 30307 Baltimore Store #282 — Security 1701 Belmont Ave Baltimore, MD 21244 Boston Store #436 – Dedham 700 Providence Hwy Dedham, MA 02026-680 Chicago Store #815 – Clark St. 2650 N Clark St Chicago, IL 60614-1523 Cleveland Store #1161 — Steelyard Commons 3506 Steelyard Dr Cleveland, OH 44109-2388 Dallas Store #58 — Walnut Hill 9378 N Central Expy Dallas, TX 75231 Denver Store #1134 — I-70 & Tower Rd 3511 N Salida St Aurora, CO 80011 Detroit Store #1406 — Allen Park 3349 Fairlane Dr Allen Park, MI 48101-2874 Houston Store #291 – Galleria 5133 Richmond Ave Houston, TX 77056 Los Angeles Store #183 – Atwater Village 2909 Los Feliz Blvd Los Angeles, CA 90039 Miami Store #1502 – Doral 10760 Nw 17th St Miami, FL 33172-2012 Minneapolis Store #1000 — Mall of America 340 W Market Bloomington, MN 55425 New York Store #1028 – Midtown Manhattan 529 5th Ave New York, NY 10017-4608 Orlando Store #157 – East Colonial 4601 E Colonial Dr Orlando, FL 32803 Philadelphia Store #579 – Deptford 1851 Deptford Center Rd Deptford, NJ 08096 Phoenix Store #260 – Mesa/Fiesta 1337 S Alma School Rd Mesa, AZ 85210 Pittsburgh Store #882 – Waterfront 680 Waterfront Dr E Munhall, PA 15120-5000 Portland Store # #1454 – Washington Sq. 8905 Sw Cascade Ave Beaverton, OR 97008-7496 Sacramento Store #364 – Citrus Heights 6110 Birdcage Centre Lane Citrus Heights, CA 95610 San Diego Store #352 – Mira Mesa 9540 Mira Mesa Blvd San Diego, CA 92126 San Francisco Store # 187 – San Francisco 1717 Harrison St San Francisco, CA 94103 Seattle Store #498 – Bellevue 457 120th Ave NE Bellevue, WA 98005 St. Louis Store #42 — Watson Rd 9450 Watson Rd Crestwood, MO 63126 Tampa Store #561 – South Tampa 1725 N Dale Mabry Hwy Tampa, FL 33607 Washington, D.C. Store # 1092 – Columbia Heights 3100 14th Street, NW Washington, DC 20010-2310

[Best Buy - Black Friday VIP, photo: besighyawn on Flickr]