Starting a new show or event is never an easy task. With so many other events taking place in our relativley short season it’s nearly impossible to schedule something that is not on the same day as at least one other event.
Never mind choosing a venue, enticing vendors, and getting participants and spectators to come out.
Lord knows I don’t really want to deal with any of that but the crew at did and did a damn good job with their first event.
The show had a lot of things going for it: first and formost having onsite is never a bad idea, and if Burritos were not your thing the Port Credit location offered tons of other local restaurants within walking distance.
There was even a skatepark a stones throw away if anyone wanted to take their bikes and boards off their car and put them to use.
Having cars parked indoors and outdoors was also a nice touch, especially for those who burn in the sun, and Eurnoited was streaming the event on line which is something I have never seen any other local event do.
I was at the event from beging to about mid way through and the turnout was pretty good, with a little more promotion I could see this show getting a lot bigger in the years to come.
Though it wasn’t without it’s challenges (ie the entrance) having indoor and outdoor show space is something few shows in the area have.
It did make shooting a little hard though as arena lighting is weird.
Outside seemed to continously be filling with cars even though the roll in was supposed to go until 11 or so. Props to the staff for not turning people away.