to clarify, after a pm.
feel free to continue the discussion, but leave the politics to the other thread for the most part.
i.e. this one's now for discussion of the event itself, improving the event etc.
on which note it does strike me that if what those who went say is true (can't see any reason for it not to be) then the organisers are cracking down and it could have a bright future!
lack of beer tent thoguh - not good sign - it's one of the big reasons to go to most big events in england, and is ind of expected at multi society bashes, so if you want the english to turn up en masse, it would be worth sorting out.
plus another potential income stream for the organisers
"What a lovely hat! But may I make one teensy suggestion? If it blows off, don't chase it."
RIP Edward the avatar cat.