Originally Posted by Smokin' Gnome BBQ
this may seem backwords but I think that if you want to hang with a team then you kinda need to make friends with them before asking to hang out at a comp.
YES, that helps... as a lot of people are a little reluctant about letting strangers come into their "home" and just hang out so to speak... making friends first does help. If you show up at several comps, and keep introducing yourself, asking question and general chit chat, it won't be long and you will have lots of friends....
If you all weren't so far, or was willing to travel, you can come and hang out with me any time...