A mall nearby where I live does not let you camp out until 5 am. You can't park in the parking lot overnight either. From 5 am, the line always forms at the same entrance (which is the main entrance). Having never waited at that mall before - what do people usually do when they can't camp out? Anyone have any tips or strategies from experience? I am worried about people running to the door at 5am from everywhere and there not being any fair line for those who've waited since the night before. I want to avoid a mad stampede to the door when 5am hits and me potentially losing my spot by random people who are faster and who have showed up later. What do people do in such situations? Any experiences? Or do you really just run and hope for the best?