We went to the LSAF (Lone Star Audio Fest) this last weekend (May4-7) in Dallas. This is ‘non-show’, very loosely organized, no show fees for either participant or spectator. One simply rents a room and shows up. This has been going on for over 7 years, started in Oklahoma City. The two young men who ‘Shepard’ the event are smart, energetic, and just plain nice guys. In terms of size I did a rough count at about 100 attendees and 50 or so presenters for 20 or so product lines, mostly small company loud speaker systems. All the action was on Saturday. In generalizing the attendees I would say a strong flavor white or no hair DIY speaker and tube fans, most over 65, and from what I can tell most seem to know each other and this is their annual meet up. I was the only one there with either headphones, a turntable with vinyl, or a CD player. Virtually all the other displayers had speakers (lots of horns), and a variety of tube amplifiers. Music sourcing was laptops or servers, lots of wireless gadgets. This was the first time I have shown equipment “in public” and we had a lot of fun. Our room was the only one without speakers so a lot of people stopped by because they could talk to someone and see something different.