OK, short and sweet, this was the second year I attended the Akron Feis and it is the second year I didn’t like it.
Lets lay it out, the performances are in a barn, unless you are champion level, then you get the AC room. Sure, its a cement floor big barn, but its a barn. It was hot, and a bit smelly and I think it wore on the dancers. On the positive, the camping was adequate.
Concessions – I have to give them a thumbs up. Prices were good and the people were friendly. If there is any downside, it is that it was fair food, but who doesn’t like fair food?
Swag – not too much, a nice jewelry booth and a few Irish things, some tshirts but other than that, limited.
So whats the issue? This year, actually worse than the year before was the scoring. It took literally hours from the dance to the results. EVERYONE was complaining. Mix that with the heat, and the barn etc…. not good.
This post is being written a week after the feis, but I still feel the same. Sorry Akron, we aren’t going back.