I participated in crowd and traffic control for two nights at HAN this year. because I was assigned to a particular duty I was not able to wander around during those times.
I did wander a bit otherwise. My observation was that the crowd was much smaller than in previous ears/ I suspect that we can attribute that to the economic malaise that has engulfed our country I guess this excuse is as good as any.
I like to visit the swap meet at the fair grounds. I was immediately surprised about the number of vendors. My first thought was, “where was everybody?” The number of vendors and other sellers was much smaller than in past years. My sense was that the number of shoppers and general spectators was also smaller than in the past.