And I'm Not Even Attending.
As show time approaches, I notice a building of anticipation and excited tension. Somewhat like the pre-game jitters in high school football. Although, my only action was pre-game calesthenics, and some excellent "bench-riding", but I digress.
I've not attended an ANA since 2003, in Baltimore, but none the less, I experience this great anticipation every year.
So, it's not the auction. (I don't generally bid with the "Big Boys"!)
It's not the multitude of dealers and their endless rows of inventory. (Large shows overwhelm me, and I go into brain freeze with too much "Eye Candy".)
It's not the reuniting with familiar dealers and friends. (I'm pretty much a loner.)
No, for me, it's the appearance of great new STUFF on my favorite dealers' web sites in the weeks after the show- almost like Christmas delayed! I enjoy my "show" for a couple of weeks after the LIVE event.
The excitement is building as the show doors open today: My show starts in a week. I'm feeling the jitters!
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