Definitely a good time hanging out and meeting up with Cory. Will make sure to go early next year to try and avoid the shuttle! :)
Great venue and the weather was perfect. Will have to remember to submit contest tickets by 3pm though. Was surprised how quickly things started winding down. May consider staying for the after party next year.
Cigar Dojo had a booth this year. Cigar Geeks, being the better community and awesomest of awesomest databases should have a booth too!
I bought a 5'er of pudgy monsters for $40 and a 4 pack of diamond crown for $50. A few people were selling event blends for $100 a 10ct box. I wouldn't say anything I saw was a steal, but better than B&M in most cases. For the early bird general admission price you got 38 cigars (and a box of villigers and some other filter/flavored stuff I gave away), free food, drink tickets, and other stuff. Many of the booth's had free samples. Got the free pipe stuff at one.
Was worth the price of admission IMO. One of the workers said they sold over 1900 tickets for the event, and checked in almost 1800 people.
Looks like a great time. Are the cigars you can buy there priced good?
Picked up a 10 count box of AJ Fernandez RMCF exclusives for $90, a10 count box of RMCF LFDs for $100 with a 3 pack of unreleased event only sticks, a 4 pack of Cornelius and Anthony sticks for $24 (best deal i got at less than half the actual price), the 5 pack of pudgy monsters for $40 and a 6 pack of pepin blue in demi tasse for the wife for $18.
Smoking one of the AJF event sticks now, it's fantastic. I hope the FDA bull s**t doesn't prevent them from putting on the festival again next year.