The Rally was:
Well Layed out.
I was a first time rally attendee, So it gave me some time to look at the event
from outside the box as I help with 2 music events and 1 Art event where I live.
The event committee should get a big kudos for the sight selection. Plenty of
everything. Space, Trees, AC in the buildings, misting stations, even colf carts
running H2O around. Portalets were maintained, grounds were picked up.
I didnt stay for the music, but it was a great lineup. We had the Thunderbirds in
'06 and Stacy in '10. So music was thumbs up. Beer garden was a nice combo for
outsiders to sit in the tent or go inside an have a cold one in the cool. Good idea!
Vending area had plenty of farkles to load yourself up on. Seminars were well
attended. And I volunteered at the stage to load in the first band on Thursday.
Volunteering Gives back to the event and adds something to it by taking the load
off of the people helping the chairs and helps make the event run seamlessly.
If more people attending helped then maybe only 2 hours would be needed per
person. At our events if you work 1 day at the event your wristband is free for
the weekend, and you get a Event Staff Shirt. That helps get people on board.
Then people that wear Event Staff shirts to other events Advertise(for free).
And if the event goes smoothly they get a Kudos for volunteering. Win, win, win.
Anyway enough said,
GREAT JOB, Event Committee! I will add another Rally to the bucket list.
Madison Ribberfest ---- 3rd weekend in August
Riverroots Music Festival----- 3rd weekend in May
Madison Chautauqua of the Arts. ----4th weekend in Sept.