The convention is now about 10 days away. What’s going to be hot? What going to be “not”?
Here’s a start:
I have been told that in general, the attire at the convention follows the trend of the president of the United States. George Bush was a suit man, and the past several years had more suits than casual attire. Bill Clinton was more casual, and the attire reflected that. Barack Obama is a suit man all the way. There’s another reason for the suits, too.
The convention is a great place to job prospect. I’ve done it in the past (many years ago). Looking for a job? Wear a suit.
* Big crowds
I said earlier that while the overall attendance figures will be lower than last year, I don’t expect a huge drop in the raw number. However, I expect more people will spend fewer days in Las Vegas. Instead of a full week, they’ll make it a three-day – or even two-day — vist.
The freebies — foam toys and things — have been declining over the past several years. I don’t expect to see too much this year either. Some t-shirts to select clients. I don’t count USB sticks as swag per se; they serve a useful function.
I’ll add more later.