The magazine Latitudes and Attitudes puts on a FREE (free is good®) beer and pizza party every year at this show. It's quite the event - several hundred ravenous, apparently not been fed in a week, sailors rushing (I'm not kidding here) the pizza tables. It would be funny if it wasn't so juvenile.
I was in the lineup along with Aduana, not realizing what was going to happen and was afraid she would get stepped on when the crush started. Not Aduana - we were close enough to the front, she ducked under the table where she was safe from any errant boat shoes and their owners.
Interestingly enough, the beer lineups were much more civil - go figure. The show purchased a couple of extra kegs for the party this year, so we got to listen to Eric Stone's music for longer than usual.
Made some great new friends, ran into some people I'd met at the Durban, South Africa boat show three years ago (Knysna Yachts), and was served the LAST beer from the last keg, to cheers from the hard pressed staff who only wanted to go home after a very long day....here's the photo, taken by Captain Happy , one of the show managers, on his phone.
Are we having fun or what?