The doors opened at 1 a.m. at the Walpole Walmart. Workers let in 10 to 15 shoppers - the earliest of whom had been there since 4 p.m. - at a time.
Just in case, four of Wapole's finest were on hand:
Exactly at midnight, a manager opened the employee's entrance and workers streamed in (shortly before the opening, they gathered in the front of the store for a pep rally that ended with them applauding):
Meanwhile, the line of shoppers stretched towards the end of the large parking lot: