After Munich last year and Axpona this year, the people setting up rooms at these shows are REALLY out of practice after the pandemic. There were so many poorly set up rooms, made 10x worse by choices in music that sounded like absolute crap with the room issues
when folks in the rooms really had good ears or cared about music, it was very clear. Alas many rooms did not.
show conditions are challenging, but you have to be able to adapt and play to your strengths
pro tip to exhibitors: the best sales strategy is to be as passionate about music as all your potential customers.
that being said, it was a marvelous weekend. So nice to be back IRL with real humans. The capper for me was being able to see Amber Rumbarth live Saturday night. Such an amazing talent.