I'll be there, Room 7004! BRING YOUR MUSIC!
Sorry to see some of you AC'ers can't make it
Looks like maybe "the spell is broken". I have never attended and surely never will but in years past, this event above all others, seemed to be very popular. What has changed?
Your guess is as good as mine, but I'm thinking a couple of things:
1) It seems there are more audio shows in the USA per year than ever before! For example, AXPONA and T.H.E. Newport
were big shows this year. I think having many shows divides up attendees somewhat, and I personally know some people who
just want to fly out to the "biggest" show in the USA and just once a year (instead of numerous shows). Travel expenses do add up.
2) RMAF's hotel has been going through renovations this year, and it has been a somewhat chaotic for vendors as well as attendees (they
had to even move some sleeping rooms to nearby hotels due to rennovations). I'm sure RMAF will remain strong, but this has been a challenging year for Marjorie and her team and I know she is doing the best she can given the circumstances. I do know some vendors who decided to pass on RMAF this year because of this.
I still hope to see many of you there!