Sorry, I am not even sure what exactly happened, much less what the source of the problem was. I only know that attendees brought it to the Organisers' attention and that it is being fixed.
me and my friends arrived just after 8am, at this point there was only one queue, we asked some people if it was early bird or pay on the door but nobody knew, there were no visible crew to ask so we just joined it, shortly after someone came out and seperated it into two queues, us being in the early bird side, the line gradually got longer and longer, then after a short time the few hundred or so people behind were moved forward and ahead of us, then everybody getting off the train was joining this third queue, then the nearer we got to the entrance the worse it got, with people stepping under the pointless red rope, everybody was then in the open area in front of the entrance, and as others have said it turned into a free for all, we got lucky and walked in ahead of people who had pushed past us earlier, and ahead of most of the people who had just arrived,
we're not attending tomorrow, but i seriously hope this is improved on, and there need to be many more staff and crew outside, preventing the blatant queue jumping, which is very unfair on those who have waited an hour or more to get in,
other than the saga outside, i enjoyed the event alot, great line up of guests, and a nice venue, see you in 2013