This past weekend I was vending for Utilikilts at the New Hampshire Highland games. I've been working with them for nearly 5 years, and sadly, this was the worst weekend I've had doing it. Scotland lost the bid for independance, which left a damper on things to start with. I've heard attendence was down considerably, which would match with sales. Now, sales are not the primary reason I do these events - but knowing I'm making the money I'm spending has a big mood impact. Normally - and this is the case for any weekend event, Saturday is your busiest day, and the bulk of your customers come through then. It was COLD. No - high 30's with mist and wind, bringing the apparent tem down around freezing. Sold all my socks, but not a lot of kilts, and we were reduced to hanging out in the Portable Bathrooms for heat.
The only saving grace was my crew.