Now that was a Damfest! The days leading up to Friday the 26th forecast the weather to be potentially…inclimate. Rain and overcast skies were in the cards, but by the afternoon of the day of, the skies cleared and the temps were perfect. Setup was straightforward except for a lack of power this year which required some trekking across town for mechanical assistance. Turnout was possibly the largest ever, breaking the 30 barrier. Lots of great food, cold drinks and no Po-Po drive-bys.
One new addition was a tripod Micah brought along to get a well-composed dam shot and that seemed to work well. I unburied the Polaroid 220 but the aging film (10+ years old by my estimation) captured a couple of partial shots before giving up. One notable absence was Cam’s showboard; previously display space was at a premium, but it occurs to me some twine tossed around the roof support on either side would allow it to be hung up on one of the sidewalls up out of harm’s way.
Around 9:30 someone got the bright idea to close up shop but evenings as clear, temperate and bug-free, under twinkling lights and with good music are tough to come by. Even tougher to come by as the years progress. A small group of us hung out and chatted for another hour or so until finally retreating to Micah’s place to witness the infamous back yard fountain and take a spin on the new rider…at midnight.