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Train Show exhausting, but a huge success!

I didn’t think we could have an event bigger than last year’s Oktoberfest, but the train show blew the doors off of that. I’m not sure on the specifics yet as to attendance or money, but I’m guessing based on the number of door prize tickets we handed out there was at least 2000 people. There was a steady stream of people lined up to get in from 10am – 2:30pm, and only then did it start to slow down. Food sold out. Merchandise sales were brisk. I didn’t even get to see any of the show because we were well understaffed to handle the amount of people. No fault of our own, really, we just don’t have enough people in the volunteer pool yet. Luckily we did have some new volunteers that were able to help out (and a couple of my friends that stopped by to see the show that I wrangled into helping). Without them, I think we’d all be passed out on the terrazzo now.

I’m too damn tired to download the few photos I did manage to get before the show started, so hop on over to Broadway Fillmore Alive’s site for Mike Gihooly’s recap and photos!

Update: Red’s recap is here.
Update: Photos by Adam Vester
Update: Recap on Buffalo Rising

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  1. It was a great time, my throat is sore from all the talking I ended up doing at the Merch booth! I even saw some old friends I haven’t seen in years. It was a great time and I think everyone was very impressed with the event. We almost sold out of some merchandise around 11:30 ( a mere hour and a half after the show started) and I was almost sure that we would have to close early! But thanks to Ken Kraemer for bringing us more of his wonderful books (our biggest seller) and finding more items in the merchandise room, we pushed on. I know for sure that we broke $1000 at the Merch booth alone! What a great event!!! A BIG shout out to Mark and Bev for pushing for this crowd pleaser. I can’t wait for next year’s show!!!

  2. Great show, especially for a first time event. I heard a number of vendors comment on how they thought it was important to attend this show. I hope next year’s show is even better.

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