I attended the 2011 “Business After Dark” event at Hard Rock Hotel & Casino, Catoosa, OK last night.
The meeting area was quite large, stocked with 80+ trade booths giving away tons of goodies, schwag and literature. People were quite enthusiastic and friendly, and I think I passed out 100 business cards in the course of two hours. The food was excellent, professionally catered and custom prepared for those with special diets (my wife is allergic to fowl and I am a vegetarian, and we were attended to with great professional courtesy). I tried the pasta with fresh garlic, basil and alfredo, and my wife grazed on swedish meatballs, shrimp pasta, and random finger foods. Yum!
All in all, it was a fantastic event, though parking was a bit challenging as well as traffic. The interchange east of Tulsa made for a rather lengthy line of cars, as the start time of the event coincides with rush hour (5PM). Another day in the neighborhood for this part of the country, as the orange cone should be nominated as our State Tree. I will definitely be attending next year.
Here’s the Balloon Drop video I captured with my iPhone:
Me, posing with a Gene Simmons impersonator from the KISS tribute.