You might be able to tell how things were going with my section of the crowd today (the infamous purple ticket holders) by the chants everyone shouted in unison.
When we still had hope in the tunnel:
"Fired Up! Ready To Go! Fired Up! Ready To Go!"
"YES WE CAN! YES WE CAN!"
When we got out of the tunnel, and ran into barricades and blocked gates:
"LET US IN! LET US IN!"
When someone with a megaphone asked us if we had tickets:
"Purple! Purple! Purple!"
When the frustration got to be too much, but we still thought we could get in:
"What! The! Fuck?! What! The! Fuck?!"*
And when everyone gave up:
"I hate purple! I HATE PURPLE!"
*You haven't lived until you've heard ten thousand people chant this. But seriously, wtf?