I did the Dragon last spring(2008.) It was a week day, it was "stressful". I'm certainly not trying to discourage anyone from the ride, heck I think any motorcyclist owes themselves the experience to know what all the talk is about.
The only point of this post is to be careful out there and not be surprised by what you may find there.
There are riders on that road trying to improve their "personal best" time. They will pass in double yellow zones, I was passed on an inside right hairpin with oncoming cages. Those that know me are aware I do not ride slowly in twisties. Pay attention and don't get caught up in the race mentality some riders demonstrate while riding this piece of road. Some may try to ride your tail.
Let's all have a great Mountain Magic rally in Tennessee!!
Yea, I know this sounds like a mother but ... well, ...you certainly can take it or leave it.