Originally Posted by SummitSurfer
local Salida folks just there for the beer and concerts....
I am wondering why you think the crowd that was there for the beer and music was Salida locals? In my experience the locals are generally the ones taking part in all the events (outside the pro freestyle) and doing all the volunteer work, and the people from the Front Range and even out of state are the one's getting shit faced and imo ruining the scene.
I give the organizers props for trying something a little different this year. Hopefully they can take the criticism with stride and try to get back more to the roots of the "First in Boating the Arkansas" festival. Many people put in lots of time and effort to make the fest go as smooth as possible. Thanks.
Oh, I totally agree about more river related booths. A little less funnel cake and a little more kayak, raft and sup would go a long way.