I went to the OR Trade Show in Salt Lake City for the first time this year. Despite having touched plastic cumulatively for less than an hour since the end of school, I decided to compete at the comp. Overall, both the show and the comp were a good time but the best part of it all was getting to connect with a lot of friends that I have not seen for a while.
Despite it having a very different vision from mine, I have to give Jason Danforth and Pete Ward big props for creating and executing these comps. I have heard criticism from a number of people concerning the details of the event but developing something on this scale takes a few tries and I have no doubt that in a few more years they will be pulling this off even better.
I will say I was a little taken aback by the scale of the OR show and despite the temps I felt much more comfortable out in Little Cottonwood Canyon than at the Convention Center. Bret and I spent some time working Bully and I already have plans to return at the end of October for five days when it is a bit cooler.