Renegade was amazing, as per usual. Great vendors, I bought some awesome stuff (some kick-ass candles in recycled liquor bottles- Templeton Rye!- by Reuse First) and a new hat!
One beef I have with the holiday fair is that some vendors on corner and edge booths spread their booths out (in one case, to the size of 2 booth spaces!) and are able to use the extra space for more inventory and better displays. They tend to be the same booths every year, native Chicagoans too, which screams of favoritism. It bugs me, and I think they should be asked to either pay extra for the extra space, or asked to keep within the assigned 6’x6’ booth space. I had a middle booth and had exactly 6’x6’, so why should they get more?
Rant aside, I’m ready for next year. I’m thinking of doing Austin for sure, and maybe Brooklyn, possibly LA or SF. Who knows??