“I imagine it will be exactly like that moment in Charlie and the Chocolate Factory… the first one (aka Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory). You know when Veruca gets her dad to stop the factory and everyone has to look for the golden ticket? Well this swap, I so hope it’s just like that.”
The world according to my friend Emma is an interesting place to be, but in fact when I attended National Swap Day it was sort of reminiscent of Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory. I wouldn’t say Emma drew parallels on particularly the right scene, however when we started swapping I did feel I was in the middle of a stampede of women trying to find the golden ticket.
Amazing pieces were hidden amongst the racks; it was our job to find them. The problem was; were you going to find it first? And then if you did, was it in your size? Unfortunately for me I found loads I wanted, it’s just someone else had found it first. Luck was not on my side but this didn’t put a damper on my evening. I was able to pick up a few pieces in need of a tweak here and there, but will be very valued within my wardrobe.
Some found their golden ticket, some not so much, but as far as I could tell everyone was having a good time. In the end, isn’t that the most important thing? It may have been a little over crowded and it was hard to move, but you can’t fault the atmosphere within the room and National Swap Day’s ethos. I would definitely go back again. Next time I’ll sit further up the front so when the swap begins I’ll be the first person on the floor, not the 100th. Move aside bitch’s that golden ticket will be mine!
For more info on National Swap Day and The Clothing Exchange events head to their website.