If you’ve been in “show business” long enough, you’ve had some oh-so-dreadful experiences that you may want to forget. They happen. Sometimes, though, they even make good stories.
Have you ever ….
Done so many shows in a row that you weren’t sure which state you were currently in?
Arrived at a show on the wrong weekend?
Stood in the pouring rain wondering what you were doing, and if you’d lost your mind?
Packed up your booth in five minutes flat during a weather disaster?
Had your booth completely blown away? Did you find it later?
Clip someone else’s booth during setup with your car?
Arrived at a show and a staff member approached you, saying “Well, we’ve got some bad news …”
Met your craziest customer ever, who wouldn’t leave your booth?
Realized when you got to a faraway show that you packed your vehicle but forgot to include your suitcase/lights/inventory/tent poles/show change? (Or, fill in the blank)
Arrived at a show to find your booth assignment was in the worst possible space?
Had a show so bad that you sold nothing at all? And placed bets with other exhibitors whether anyone would make a sale that day?
Ended up with the exhibitor “neighbor” from hell?
Had some of these awful experiences and been able to laugh about them later?
What’s your best story?