Saturday, April 30, 2016
Derrick Days was much better than anticipated
It's no secret (because I have said so here) that The Crafty Dad and Daughter has had less than stellar events the past couple of months. Events we thought would have tons of people were seemingly ghost towns.
Coupled with threats of thunderstorms, I kept my expectations for Derrick Days in Corsicana low and was pleasantly surprised! There were crowds all day long, and we had a really good day.
I haven't gone down to Derrick Days and years, and the last time I did go, the crowds weren't huge. I think there were arrests for drunken disorderly conduct, and maybe a stabbing last year.
I finally have to give the hometown some props since we had one of our best (if not the best) single day ever. At the end of the day, we had empty spaces we didn't have something to put back up in. It's been a while since we have had an event where you could see empty spaces.
Now, I have two weeks to make lots of stuff back for the Balloon Festival in Canton in two weeks. It's a Friday night/ALL DAY event on Saturday. Like 12 hours long. I'm looking forward to it though. I've always wanted to go to a hot air balloon festival, and I think the fact that we'll be in Canton will result in good sales.