Well I'll tell you folks, I'm still hungover from the energy expenditure of the last couple of weeks, but have to post regardless of incooperative braincells.
I'm gonna list a lot along the way, and probably won't have half the people covered I'd like to.
I've already thanked Ron Welborne and Doc B on their forums over on A/A, but every darn person who worked that show is to be commended for their work and for not saying 'Screw it!' and running away to see the show instead of working it.
The manufacturing and vendor folks were just so friendly and obliging, across the board, whether they were selling vinyl, parts, or speakers that cost the same as my first house. This is a particular sore spot with me in high end. If you have looked at the pictures, I'm not pretty and not about to start dropping my 'styling' just because I'm over 50.
It is amazing how many high end salespeople cannot see past the long hair so that they get a chance to look into my deep pockets, know what I mean?
I heard so many rooms, but not enough. ("I want it ALL!")
I'd definitely plan on the next event like it being about 2 weeks long, maybe.....heheheheh Yeah, and I'd still miss something...
Truthfully, this was such a hoot.
And another tip of the hat to all the other nutzoids out there like me, shipping pictures back. I think I got to see a lot more in others' pictures than I got to see in person, didn't I? I must have missed 2 floors or something..
I'm truly trying to figure out where some of the things I've seen in pictures were!
A thanks should also go to all the attendees, whose attitudes on one level or another reflected mine own in what a playground we were allowed to wander thru, hearing stuff we had only read or heard about. Kind of like going to a Dead concert, just chock full of family and friends I hadn't met yet!
A special thanks to all the A/C members I got to meet and chat with, or even just to meet! Time was precious! I wish we had more time. And I hope that next event I can make, that I can meet even more! And until then, that conversations started may continue in like vein, if you can stand how much I type.
And finally, hoping I missed no others in the above descriptions, in a manner of classifications, I must sincerely thank Mrs. DeadFish.
Folks, this lady sent me into the arms of The Harlot Who Vies For My Time.
We had both planned to attend RMAF when first announced, having been to the first MWAF together and having a great time.
When she got a permanent job, she wasn't going to be able to go, and I dropped the idea. For my birthday on the 4th, she told me to go and have a great time.
I had to. She told me to.
And we both found out at the end of the show and the long ride home, all I wanted to do was to be with her.
Ayup, pardon the mushy moment, but it had to be said. There aren't many men as lucky as me.
So to all involved, many thanks for many great experiences and listens.
Zen moments abounded for me out there, and I couldn't have had them any other way, than by the participation of all the players.
I was just a camera.
And to all that wished they went but didn't, use that frustration to motivate a bit harder the next time it might be possible to do such a thing.
From what I've heard so far, nobody has regretted this one.
a tired, but sated DeadFish