The first night of the tournament I had one of the best times I've had in a while. Before round 5, I became part of a secret plan - my co-conspirator and I would leave the tournament after the round announcement, make a quick trip to a liquor store, and then enjoy dinner in one of the NYU guest apartments available only to certain VIPs like my co-conspirator.
The apartment was amazing. Kitchen, living room, entryway, dining room (!) and wonderful furniture and decor everywhere. I should have snapped a few more pictures, but we had a lot to talk about. Get two debate coaches together who have similar interests and there's little time for anything else.
It was a great time and I highly recommend visiting the NYU apartments if you get a chance. I had no idea they were even there.