My wife and I were at A-Day for the class of 2016 yesterday and it was well worth the time and effort. Like so many others, we arrived at 7:00 for the 9AM ceremony to capture the best seats. We learned that we could not get in until 7:30AM so like hundreds of others, we parked on the side of the road anxiously waiting to get one of those coveted bleacher spots smack-dab in front of our Basic Cadet. Fast forward to 8:45AM. I could have easily drove though the gates and selected the exact same bleacher location as if I walked in the ceremony just 15 minutes early. I'm not sure if this year was different that past years but it was a big waste of time for a couple hundred cars that had to do a U-Turn past the gates and idle for 1/2 an hour while they waited to be let in. We were WAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAY too early. So for the class of 2017 and beyond, enjoy that extra hour of sleep and let the anxious people battle it out an hour early. I was about the 20th person in the bleachers and it didn't serve any benefit.