Generally speaking, there was quite a crowd on the first day. The second day seemed to be less crowded — but it depended on what time of the day it was too.
I didn't hang around for the clinic that first night though — I suspect that it got a crowd too.
It was hard to tell just how big the crowd really was because of the way it was set up with the clinic area on one side and the product booths on the other. Plus the way I was running around — I just couldn't keep track of it all! I didn't even realize that they were holding clinics in some of the smaller rooms across the hall too.
I helped percussionist Pete Lockett get set up for his clinic with Steve Smith. But most of the time I was helping man the consignment table/area. I met a few legends in the vintage drum collecting community and even helped one make some deals!
I noticed that some of the other smaller drum shows weren't held this year either. [TigerBill's in New Jersey was one of them.] I am not sure if the sponsor/promoter was able to break even on it — between the advertising and other costs of it — it had be serious money to pull it all off!