So we set up on Authors’ Row, under a big ol’ shade tree, right near the fountain, within easy listening distance of the music. We brought our own food and water and spent a fine two days visiting with our fellow authors, attendees, and other vendors. We shopped, schmoozed, and sold books hand over fist.
The weather was perfect this year. Maybe a little warmish, but basically perfect.
Jamey Aebersold’s group playing jazz for hours? For free? OH, yes!
Also some first-class chorus groups and concert bands, and all for free, once you paid your entrance fee or paid for your vendor space. And did I mention the entertainment was free?
The first year we did this, we divided the time for the two days, so nobody had to stay more than a couple of hours, but most of us didn’t want to leave when our time was up. The year it rained like a big dog, we wrapped plastic around the tent and invited other vendors to join us. It was like the stateroom scene from A Night At The Opera.
We’re already looking forward to 2013.