So I sent in my reservations and bought my plane tickets to go to NAMM in January. It's becoming a nice winter ritual for me and the family. It falls within the break for college, and right about the time my wife's job is slow and she can get away. Dad keeps an eye on the house for us while we're gone. We take a few extra days and hang out with my fabulous cousin who lives in the LA area. Last year we spent 3 days at Rimrock and hope to do the same this year.
It's a really interesting thing to attend. I've attended trade shows most of my life, starting when I was kid with my dad. NAMM is certainly different. I have to admit the first year I was pretty shell shocked. Last year I did some business, this year it's get serious time. I think I have it figured out.
I'm looking forward to the time off. It's been a long, hard year. But this business is the most fun I've had in ages. Every time I hear from a happy camper about a kit or a speaker it just makes my day.