So, if you didn’t like the facilities this year, you’ve never liked them and probably need to remove the pea from under your mattress.
The buzz among many exhibitors on the Expo floor was less about attendance or the tournament than about some union fees to get their goods and exhibits into the booths. The number I kept hearing was $1.50 per pound, which may not sound bad if you’re shopping for ground beef at the grocery, but it’s daunting if you want a bass boat hauled onto the floor.
I’m not sure where the disconnect occurred here. Did the complaints reflect a lack of due diligence on the part of exhibitors (some of which seemed to know about them in advance) … or the Convention Center … or BASS? No matter who gets the blame here, it’s a disincentive for coming back to Houston.