« on: August 14, 2011, 05:29:08 PM »
I would first like to congratulate everyone on a great experience at NPS 2011. As a first timer I enjoyed all of the festivities that took place last week, and can't wait until next year.
With that said, I would like everyone to use this thread to post either their favorite things about NPS 2011, or things they didn't like.
Personally, I loved the Box of Doom slam, I thought it was a great palette cleanser that let us hear something other than rape poems, and let us hear funny performances from the nation's best poets.
On the other hand, there was a definite issue, from what I could see, with how All Access Pass holders were treated. Most of the ones I talked to felt us though they were ripped off. At some events single event ticket holders were given first entry over those with passes. At day events the passes were not checked.
I talked to a few people who, by the end of the event, had stopped trying to attend events because they were being shouted at in lines for the events, and had to stand in the very back of the room for events because people who paid $5 for a single event got in before they did.
I hope these issues are addressed before NPS 2012, however judging by the reactions of the people I talked to, they may not be back, and they will certainly not be buying a Festival Pass.
Just some words from the street that I thought I would share, feel free to share yours.