You will need: Fanny pack, WSOP t-shirt purchased at any of the fine WSOP merchandise booths, black Sharpee, peanuts (good for sharing), dollar bills, sunglasses.
First, find a nesting ground. Decide if you are here for the poker or the babes. If you're here for the babes, find the "hot chicks" area, which means close to the Milwaukee's Best Girls or around Shannon/Vanessa/Cyndy's tables. For some reason, they are usually seated facing the rail despite the random seat generator - even probability knows not to waste the pretty.
If you're here to see some real poker, find a name-player like JC Tran to watch. Like today, it's usually pretty easy to get in there because the crowd is limited to people who really care about poker and non-credentialed reporters. Cross your arms, furrow your brow, and nod along to the good calls and bust-outs he makes. If you're lucky, he will notice your loyalty and invite you out with the rest of his gang who are sitting in the viewing lounge just behind you. If not, you can still admire his ogre-like gracefulness as he takes out his defenseless opponents, one sucker at a time.
Once you've situated yourself comfortably, keep an eye out for those cocktail waitresses. While they really are mostly focused on serving the players, you can catch one's eye, give her a little wink or smirk and mouth the word "beer" to her. If you do this while wearing a Full Tilt baseball cap or some other poker sponsor paraphernalia, she might actually think you're famous and then you're in the gold for sure. Give her a dollar bill.
"The Voice" will usually announce break-time, asking dealers to complete the hands they are on. At this point in time, do not follow the way of the wise; most people will get a head-start in exiting the room so that they don't get trampled by small-bladdered players.
Instead, you should hang around, wait for your favorite player to get up from the table, and run up to him with a black Sharpee. You will have already purchased an over-priced t-shirt from one of the WSOP booths in the hallway. Thrust it towards the player with gusto. With an excited and animated voice, tell him that your son/daughter/brother/great-grand-uncle is his BIGGEST fan and could he please just sign this t-shirt because it would mean the world to him. Remember to say thank you - just because it's Vegas, it doesn't mean you should forget your manners.
Now, you could go and get a bite to eat from the Poker Kitchen because everyone else is doing it, but that means you might lose your place at the rail. Instead, you should eat the food you've already packed in your railbird fanny pack. Yes, it's time to whip out the peanuts. Everybody loves peanuts. Offer to share with your fellow fans. This is how you will make some railbird friends who will become your posse and eventually, you will actually be able to go to the Poker Kitchen because somebody will hold your place.
Sometimes the floor gets a bit hectic and when there's a final table going on, there's a better place to be. Again, "The Voice" will usually announce when the final table will soon commence, and this is your signal to GO. There are plenty of bleachers for spectators, but the front-row is reserved for friends and family of the players. Again, if you are wearing Full Tilt paraphernalia and you pull your baseball cap down really low, an exception may be made and you could scoot in next to someone's mom.
The best seat in the house is in the Milwaukee's Best No-Limit Lounge, if you're lucky enough to get a table. From here you can view both the final table and the rest of the tournament room, so you can spy freely and plentifully. Remember to keep your sunglasses on because you don't want anyone to see that you're actually not watching Phil Ivey play heads-up but instead, you're checking out the hot blonde chick who does all the interviews. But keep it tasteful - don't smile creepily; keep your poker face on.
Give yourself well-needed breaks - play some cash games or something to stay sane. Hanging out at the WSOP is no easy task, and overdoing it could ruin your experience. Make some friends, talk to some pros, eat some nachos. You could improve your game tremendously by the end of the summer.