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When you come to the Berkshire meeting, there are a few things you just have to do.

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The Berkshire Hathaway annual meeting is an all-out festival.

Berkshire shareholders come from around the world to see CEO Warren Buffett speak for hours on Saturday morning.

Berkshire owns dozens of businesses — from shoemaker Brooks to See’s Candies — and while Buffett is speaking, there is a shopping event in the convention center adjoining the meeting arena.

In 2015, Berkshire’s 50th anniversary, the shopping festival ran into a second day, and Business Insider sent reporter Myles Udland to see what the madness was all about. He saw everything from gold-plated vacuum cleaners to something called “cognitive cooking.”

Here’s what happened:

The CenturyLink Center in Omaha hosts both the shopping event in a convention hall and the annual meeting in an arena right next door.

The CenturyLink Center in Omaha hosts both the shopping event in a convention hall and the annual meeting in an arena right next door.

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As I approach CenturyLink at around 11:30 a.m., it’s clear there will be a line before the doors open at 12:00 p.m.

As I approach CenturyLink at around 11:30 a.m., it's clear there will be a line before the doors open at 12:00 p.m.

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It’s a long line.

It's a long line.

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I get in the doors at around 12:10 p.m. and immediately head to Fruit of the Loom. It is chaos.

I get in the doors at around 12:10 p.m. and immediately head to Fruit of the Loom. It is chaos.

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There is no way to really tell who is shopping and who is waiting in line.

There is no way to really tell who is shopping and who is waiting in line.

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But I deal with the crowds because there are hilarious items, like boxers with Warren Buffett and Charlie Munger on them.

But I deal with the crowds because there are hilarious items, like boxers with Warren Buffett and Charlie Munger on them.

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And T-shirts that say, “The Next Warren Buffett.”

And T-shirts that say,

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At the end of this row are “The Next Charlie Munger” T-shirts.

At the end of this row are

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Eventually, I get out of Fruit of the Loom and head to Brooks Running to sign up for the “Invest in Yourself” 5K on Sunday morning. Brooks is also mobbed.

Eventually, I get out of Fruit of the Loom and head to Brooks Running to sign up for the

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Right behind Brooks is Pampered Chef. Packed.

Right behind Brooks is Pampered Chef. Packed.

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This is the scene probably 25 minutes after the doors open. These shoppers were here on a mission.

This is the scene probably 25 minutes after the doors open. These shoppers were here on a mission.

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Next I head over to get some 50th anniversary Heinz ketchup and mustard.

Next I head over to get some 50th anniversary Heinz ketchup and mustard.

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A two-pack costs $2.

A two-pack costs $2.

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So I got two of them.

So I got two of them.

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Next is GEICO, one of Berkshire’s insurance subsidiaries.

Next is GEICO, one of Berkshire's insurance subsidiaries.

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You can actually sign up for insurance on the spot.

You can actually sign up for insurance on the spot.

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The GEICO pig from their commercials about pigs flying.

The GEICO pig from their commercials about pigs flying.

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I had to.