Fred Windish Posted August 8, 2022 Report Share Posted August 8, 2022 (edited) 28 minutes ago, MikeZ said: I understand the issues and limitations of JBC. But as someone who waited 24 years to get back there, I had a blast this weekend. The bathroom situation is awful, the bleachers suck, parking is difficult, etc and I didn't care one bit. I can see if you attend Allentown annually how that stuff could get tiresome. I loved that i got to take my wife on her first trip to Allentown. We sat in row 2 between the 45 and 50, ate funnel cakes, watched Tony try to tell the PA announcer when to talk and not talk, got overwhelmed by Crowns hornline, and basically had what will be the best weekend of the year for me. Z I think you summed it up nicely, MikeZ. One factor few ever consider is the huge amount of money being saved by having the event at Allentown as compared to any “Pro Football type” venue. As a DCI Regional, all net income after operating expenses eventually goes back to the corps. For all its warts, Allentown produces considerably more money to each corps. Why? Lower facility rent (very much lower). Staffing all done by an experienced local committee of volunteers, about 75 people. No outrageous requirements as to required staff at very high union scale (Philadelphia, in example). Besides, it’s actually not too difficult to find free spectator parking at Allentown, compared to $25-30 per night at a major facility. Food and drink prices MUCH less expensive in Allentown, too. I estimate each DCI corps comes out of the Allentown Regional with between $10-15 thousand dollars MORE per year! Edited August 8, 2022 by Fred Windish 3 2 Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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