Why is it called "Black Friday?" Because it looks like this when you wake up at 4:15 a.m. to go shopping:
But don't worry, you aren't the only crazy people. In fact, this parking lot at Kohl's was 90% full when we arrived at 5:00 a.m. and the lines were already backed up all the way to the back of the store on both sides with people who arrived when the store first opened at 4:00 a.m.
One of said lines - this is from the back of the store, where the line then curved around the corner behind and to the left for another few dozen people.
Thankfully the stores have all or most registers open even at that early hour so our trip down the line only took us 30 minutes...
Then off to the mall where at least there are pretty decorations: