I have returned from all day shooting at the first Santee Street Fair. I will have a more detailed post on it soon, but I wanted to get something up tonight before I collapse from exhaustion. And I know a number of others are at least as tired as I am, if not more so. But it was all worth it. I think I can safely say that this event exceeded at least the majority of expectations.
The planning for this day started only in January, and there were people who didn’t think it could be carried off. Well, they were quite satisfied being wrong. To give you an idea how successful the day was…
- The Boy Scouts were selling pancake breakfast to raise money for their activities – they had to send out three or four times for more supplies
- Eccentric International Chefs had to restock their supply of pastries three times
- Hunter’s Steak House ran out of sides to go with their delicious tri-tip
- Several vendors ran out of give-away items
Were there some glitches? Of course there were, but nothing major – mix-ups on locations or a need to move someone seemed to be the biggest things. Are there things that can be improved for next year? Of course there were – and if you were at the Street Fair and saw something that could be improved, they want to hear about it. After all, you can’t get better if you don’t know what to work on.
I’ll be back with a more in-depth post and more pictures soon.