• Name: Gate Rulus!
  • Caption: “Gate Rulus!” is what the early admission wristband said.

    Now for the extremely geeky backstory.

    If you had permission to come on site early to work, you were given a black vinyl wristband bearing the cryptic message R2F0ZSBSdWx1cyE=. Ben Page can be seen wearing one in this photograph.

    The message was supposed to read “Gate Rules!” encoded using the MIME Base-64 scheme. But someone had made a typo when producing the bands and had substituted a numeral 1 for a lowercase L, resulting in the hi-larious spelling error.

    Well. I thought it was funny.

    Also, the gate was kind of looking particularly prisoner campesque this year.