|(I actually took this a few days before the event because I wanted to check out the location. It's why it's empty here!)|
|View from behind the scenes at my booth looking out.|
|Another shot as I sit behind the booth.|
|One of the food trucks and some of the vendors in the grassy field.|
|Crafty demos and such on the wooden platform next to the courts.|
|Some of the shuffleboard courts the night of the event.|
If I'm honest, the entire thing was a bit of a fiasco. At the last minute, the building we were SUPPOSED to be in was changed to one without A/C. This is Florida. In June. It was 96F outside Thursday not factoring in the humidity and heat index. The building I was in had one door tied shut and all but 4 windows nailed shut. So NO breeze, no ventilation or anything.
You know how you get in your car when it's been sitting in a parking lot for hours in the summer sun and you are sweltering in the oppressive heat because it's just all trapped in there? Yeah, it was like that. I drank 2, 1-litre bottles of water and sweat so much I was drenched. One of the organizers actually fainted from heat exhaustion and had to be attended to by paramedics.
We had a surprisingly good turnout and lots of compliments and people taking my card but only three small sales. In the end, I was out more in costs then I made. *boo* Plus, I was miserably hot from 3pm - 9:30pm when I left. So was my fiance.
Neat location but there's just NO WAY I will ever do a non-a/c event like that again in summer!