Yo, I live in the path of totality and am gonna see the whole thing. We're taking a break at work to check it out. Luckily we have welding masks which *are* rated safe enough to look at the sun (these are heavy duty #14 welders' glass).
What grinds my gears is the traffic and flood of tourists we're going to have. They're anticipating clogged freeways and overcrowding in restaurants and hotels. It's going to be a nightmare in some respects because this is a rare event in which my area would actually get a sudden increase in tourism.