Last weekend I was helping my wife at her vendor booth in Wilmington, at
their Riverfest Celebration. It's a two day event on the downtown streets
near the water. An event organized by dumbfucks.
A two day event typically has the vendors leaving their tents up on the
event site while they pack up and take away their products for the night.
Vendors at Riverfest were told sales would be between 10am and 6pm, so we
all started boxing merchandise a little before 6. Of course, the
organizers never gave a thought to how the vendors would actually get
their stuff out. It's a street fair, so the roads were closed to traffic.
A street fair that continued on well into the night as a street party.
And none of the event staff knew anything about how vendors were supposed
to load their merchandise into their cars for storage over night. It was
never told to vendors or on any of the printed material. It's like they
didn't even think it would be an issue. Leaving merchandise unattended
over night in the middle of a street fair? Not an option.
Finally we got information from a police officer (not from event staff)
that they'd let us drive into the parking lot behind our booth at 7pm.
All the while, sitting around and not selling to people walking by
who were wondering why all the vendors had packed up their stuff. We were
so pissed by the total lack of organization that we simply packed up
everything and left for home. We had no interest in going through that a