Okay, I failed. I couldn't hug 1,000 people. It took too long, what with stopping to talk to everyone and stuff. Thanks to Shawn for putting this together. (This has only a third of total hugs on it.)
But the effort was there. Remember: This is waaaay out of the ol' comfort zone. One lady came up, said, "Who are you? I just saw this big line. I'm supposed to...what?" Awkward.
Yes, the redheaded lady I'm a-smooching is my wife. And yes, I took a very long shower following HugFest. And no, this event will never recur. God bless everybody.