We were treated to a perfect autumn day in Chattanooga for the 10th annual NormalPalooza outdoor arts and music festival. The organizers contacted us earlier in the fall looking for some way to add a LEGO element to this year's event. Fortunately, we were able to drum up the necessary interest within the club to make this happen. Thanks to the popularity of this event and the ideal conditions, I imagine attendance was easily in the thousands.
Our exhibit was very well received and the "Stay and Play" area was a definite hit. Some energetic kids (and weary parents) stayed nearly the entire day! In addition to having fun with kids and adults alike, the entire staff, from organizers to volunteers, were very gracious and appreciative of our attendance. We even received mention in some pre event advertising!
With support from Jennifer, Matt, Charles, Scott and Brian, Pete, Chris & families hit the road early Saturday morning. We displayed a relatively small, but detailed, 5'x15' town & train layout sporting something of a Halloween/Monster Fighter's theme. Police were deployed en mass in a futile attempt to prevent a full scale Zombiepocalypse. In hindsight, this perhaps was not the best day to plan a jailbreak...
Next door to the layout, we also spread out two tables worth of play bricks and enjoyed watching what became a huge kid magnet over the course of the day. We experienced a steady stream of young engineers and architects seeking our approval of their creations. This was definitely one of our most interactive events ever!
with little success.