I think know is the time to start the planning of the East Coast October Polkfest. The date that I am planning is Saturday, 9 October.
Location is, obviously, my house in North Charleston, SC.
For those coming in from out of town, I am literally minutes away from the local airport (Charleston Int'l), Amtrak and Bus stations. If you choose one of those routes, let me know and I can arrange transportation.
Accomodations: I have LIMITED space at my house and so far the sofas and so forth have pretty much been spoken for. If you want to roll a sleeping bag on the floor, I have no issues with that. There are any number of hotels within minutes of my house. If there is enough interest, we can inquire about, possibly, a group discount.
All travel / accommodation issues we can work on a case by case basis.
For the event itself. As it is a holiday weekend, if there is interest, we can make it a weekend long event. A social / BBQ type affair on Friday night as people roll in. The gear demo and so forth on Saturday. If people want to hang around for Sunday, we can see about playing golf or taking in the sights of Charleston or what have you. Guys, Charleston is one of the top tourist destinations in the US, you can play this angle with your spouses. The lovely Wendi is more than happy to show your spouses and kids around. Spouses and kids are MORE than welcome at my house, I have no issues with that whatsoever.
Gear sale or swap: I think this is a GREAT idea. If you want to bring gear to sell, have at it.
OK, the demo setup:
I can set up, probably 3 quality demo rooms. 1 can double as a 2ch / HT setup.
As far as rigs,
I can do the Carver Amazings in the man cave / SDA SRS 2.3tl's in the main room / Lsi's 9's in third
As far as amplification, I have quite a bit of Carver gear and so forth.
If you want to bring gear, bring it on. I will probably be able to borrow a CJ MV60 tube amp and/or Jolida tube integrated. Possibly a pair of Totem Staff's. MAYBE a pair of Maggie 1.6's.
As far as the gear, talk it up and let's see what we can come up with.