I feel bad for the Cooley guy. Did he appear suicidal?
No, he had that used-car-salesman look of a person who remains chipper under any conditions.
And to put this in perspective, it wasn't just Cooley whose table was dead, it was really feast or famine around there. Reps from all kinds of random schools of lower tiers were standing around with nobody to talk to, while other tables were swamped.
Personally, I felt that the reps should have been a bit more assertive, calling out to people who walked by and so on. Because there were a lot of shy kids there who, I could tell, were afraid to talk to the reps. The whole thing was a tiny bit dysfunctional.
And the place was so noisy that the place where they had the videos set up made it impossible to hear the speakers. Most people started to wander out after a little while, realizing they would need to read lips to understand the videos.