Back from MidsouthCon. Overall the event we pretty good. It was marred by 2 small distractions. First was our GPS sending us to a landscaper supply depot rather than our hotel. The actual hotel wan't far away but wasn't marked and kind of sucked. Second, someone stole our dolly. No, not a cute little doll with ribbons in its hair. Our loading dolly.
It the twenty something years I've been doing this I've never had something stolen from me at a show (that I could detect). Why a dolly? Why not just ask to borrow it? The pisser is that I JUST refurbed it the week before. Cleaned it up, painted it, reinflated the tired to spec. This thing takes a lot of abuse. And now? Gone. Swell.
The cool part was having diner with Nigel DeSade and a friend of his named Amul. Nigel is a character in every sense of the word and talking to him for any length of time will put a smile on your face.