I don’t drink much, maybe few beers a year but Saturday night after the Striper Day I came home, hugged the wife and daughter and poured myself a massive glass of Pelinkovac (Croatian bitter liquor). It was awesome seeing many of you and yeah, thanks for the kind words. SJ crew did a great job under challenging circumstances and my son busted his ass on his feet all day too at SJ table.
Did we expect such a crowd? Let me ask you something, if you did something for the first time in your life, could you tell me exactly what you would expect to get ? It got very crowded for about two hours in the morning, after that it seemed like a breeze in comparison. Vendors might like packed house but I don’t and I am pretty sure most people trying to buy stuff would prefer a little bit less. So I’ll use this blog post for you to tell us how we can we give you a better, more pleasurable experience
It is only fair that we take suggestions from our readers , after all we did his show for your enjoyment and to promote the sport we all dearly love. I was very touched that not few but over a hundred of you took the time to stop me in my tracks and tell me how much you enjoyed it and how much local surfcasters needed a show in this area.
(yeah, you knew that the BUT was coming)
you have to take in consideration these things BEFORE you reply.
- There is no bigger place on Long Island that has a Theater and big room in proximity of each other. Rent a gym? Sure, do you want us to make another flea market type even on LI where there is NO seminars and no interaction with guides, authors and speakers? Keep in mind that sales rep from co like VS, Penn, St Croix and many more do not attend flea markets because they do not sell direct. Do you really want another flea market ?
- If I hear one more time “you guys need a bigger venue”….anyone on this blog knows of a bigger venue WITH not one but TWO seminar rooms in close proximity, one that seats at least 400 people for a seminar? I am all ears. Yes, we know gyms are great location for a show but I have not seen one yet that has any type of seminar room attached, never mind two. It seems that learning and sports do not go together.keep in mind that we spoke to just about every college in LI last year ad visited facilities
- Please don’t mention the Nassau Mausoleum aka Colosseum . Not even the biggest publication in USA can afford that place. You want to pay $15 or $20 just to park your car? I think not
- So no ability to get bigger venue except turning it into another flea market. Now that we take that in the consideration, lets hear some thoughts on how to make it better in the future. I bet that takes a lot of wind out of the sails of many but we’ll sit back and listen to our readers