I have been getting some things done in my house and was about to head to The Barn (in the backyard) when a downpour started. So I jumped in here to look around. Now i am wondering what everyone is doing this week/weekend? Prepping for a show(s)? Going to a show?
We did Vintage Market Days of Mississippi last weekend. We left on Thursday AM for check in and set up starting at 1:00 PM. This was a date changed from the original weekend in November. This event was in the same venue though. Let me tell you, September is much too hot in Mississippi for a show with no climate control. There was some behind the scenes stuff that caused the date to get moved. I won't bore you with those details. The biggest news was that the promoters have sold off Mississippi. The Carltons, the outgoing promoters, are really great people. However they we were doing 2 shows a year in Mississippi and 2 in Louisiana, near Hammond. They are from Louisiana and so it makes sense to sell off Mississippi. It was getting to be too much to promote a total of 4 shows a year. Don Carlton still works a full-time job besides working with his wife in the show business.
Interesting story. Dh and I went to eat at The Filling Station on Saturday evening after the show. We got to talking to the lady running the place and it came up that we were in town for VMD. (By this time we knew it had been sold.) She said well, I guess I can tell you that we (she and her husband) are the new owners. We were so excited to get to meet them. We were totally unaware that the new owners of VMD Mississippi owned the restaurant we went to and that they were on the premises that evening. Her husband found out we had a booth at VMD and broke away from whatever he was doing and pulled up a chair at our table. We visited at length with him, and he appears to have some good ideas and would like to expand the number of VMD shows in Mississippi. If you are ever in the Jackson, MS area, try out The Filling Station. http://www.fillingstation.buzz
We have a break now till October 19-21, when we will go to Amite, LA for VMD of Southeast LA. We unloaded a good bit of stuff from the trailer Tuesday. I had booth curtains to launder, all done now. I am reworking some things to help it move. We have a Duncan Phyphe table still in the back of my Suburban that did not sell. It is going to The Painted Pelican in Covington where I have a booth. I will trade out some stuff to make room for the table. Must be done with that by 9/20 because we are open that weekend.
Anyway, just wanted to touch base and see what y'all are doing.