POLKFEST 2022 - Oct 7-9 THE OFFICIAL THREAD

Ok folks, this will be here before you know it so let's get talking about it and making some plans.

Like the preceding PF's.....this is a multi-day event.

Friday afternoon/evenin everyone is welcome to come over and we eat, drink, socialize and listen to some music.

Saturday is the main fiesta. We listen to music, eat, drink etc etc. General kickoff is around noon and we go until we stop.

Sunday, everyone is welcome to come over.....hang out, pop a couple of aspirin and say our farewells.

Charleston is a BEAUTIFUL place to bring to visit so if you have family members who could give two turds about audio....there is plenty to do. I am minutes from downtown, the airport and several hotels so it's a pretty good spot for it. That being said, this is a family friendly event.....we have lots of non-audiophile attendees and they all seem to have a good time

For those who haven't been to the Rancho de No Concerno......I've got a decent selection of gear (Polk L800's/MF Tr Vista/hot rodded Rega P6/modded Oppo) and (Carver Plat's MkIV/ MF A1008/Modwright SACD/VPI Scoutmaster) and a decent library of music.

If you've never been to one here.....it's a pretty low stress event. You don't need to know anyone, and you don't need to bring anything. Just comeand have a good time....TLW and I really try to provide everything you need to have a good time.

I'm going to reach out to Polk....and they have supported PF in the past but if your expectations are for a corporate event with corporate swag and so forth, eh, not so much. This is, primarily, a homegrown social event. We talk about this every time....but it's always a blast.

Anyhow....it's official and it's ON. Mark your calendars and make your plans.

The FEST is ON!!!
I plan for the future. - F1Nut
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  • VR3
    VR3 Posts: 26,268
    There!
    - Not Tom

    "No, that's silly talk. Dude, you can't possibly be this audio dumb so quit the act." - Doro
  • TroyD
    TroyD Posts: 13,014
    We are 60 days out......make your plans!!!
    I plan for the future. - F1Nut
  • VR3
    VR3 Posts: 26,268
    Yes!!
    - Not Tom

    "No, that's silly talk. Dude, you can't possibly be this audio dumb so quit the act." - Doro
  • VR3
    VR3 Posts: 26,268
    Bump
    - Not Tom

    "No, that's silly talk. Dude, you can't possibly be this audio dumb so quit the act." - Doro
  • erniejade
    erniejade Posts: 6,068
    I am still trying to get out of running Karaoke that night to go!
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  • VR3
    VR3 Posts: 26,268
    Do it!
    - Not Tom

    "No, that's silly talk. Dude, you can't possibly be this audio dumb so quit the act." - Doro
  • treitz3
    treitz3 Posts: 15,982
    Brian, don't be a tease....

    Ya' comin' or not broskizzle?

    Tom
    ~ In search of accurate reproduction of music. Real sound is my reference and while perfection may not be attainable? If I chase it, I might just catch excellence. ~~ I had found excellence until I heard an ANK DAC ~ ~ The best way to enjoy digital music reproduction is to never listen to good analogue reproduction ~
  • newbie308
    newbie308 Posts: 452
    I really wanted to be there this year, but I found out yesterday that my nephew is coming home from the Airforce that weekend after being deployed for the last year, so I will be welcoming him home that weekend. Maybe next year...
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  • VR3
    VR3 Posts: 26,268
    Polk fest! This weekend!!
    - Not Tom

    "No, that's silly talk. Dude, you can't possibly be this audio dumb so quit the act." - Doro
  • TroyD
    TroyD Posts: 13,014
    Woop! Woop!
    I plan for the future. - F1Nut
  • treitz3
    treitz3 Posts: 15,982
    Hotel booked? Check.

    Date confirmed? Check.

    Adult drinks still not outlawed? Check.

    Music available? Check.

    Casa De Troy and TLW not flooded after the hurricane? Check.

    Not having Trey strapped to my hood this year? *sad*

    The bug pickin' out of Trey's front grill last year was so much fun for all (especially when we brought out the pressure washer B) ) .....what are we gonna do for fun now? It damned sure had better not be to watch me dance....People will be SO disappointed.

    Tom
    ~ In search of accurate reproduction of music. Real sound is my reference and while perfection may not be attainable? If I chase it, I might just catch excellence. ~~ I had found excellence until I heard an ANK DAC ~ ~ The best way to enjoy digital music reproduction is to never listen to good analogue reproduction ~
  • tratliff
    tratliff Posts: 1,423
    2 Channel
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  • treitz3
    treitz3 Posts: 15,982
    Leaving tomorrow......

    The time has come once again to have some good ol' audio fun.

    Tom
    ~ In search of accurate reproduction of music. Real sound is my reference and while perfection may not be attainable? If I chase it, I might just catch excellence. ~~ I had found excellence until I heard an ANK DAC ~ ~ The best way to enjoy digital music reproduction is to never listen to good analogue reproduction ~
  • heiney9
    heiney9 Posts: 24,458
    Good luck, everyone have fun. I hope it's a decent turnout. It just wasn't in the cards for me this year. Post lots of pics.

    H9
    "Appreciation of audio is a completely subjective human experience. Measurements can provide a measure of insight, but are no substitute for human judgment. Why are we looking to reduce a subjective experience to objective criteria anyway? The subtleties of music and audio reproduction are for those who appreciate it. Differentiation by numbers is for those who do not".--Nelson Pass

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  • TroyD
    TroyD Posts: 13,014
    Going to be a small crowd but still going to be a GREAT time!!!
    I plan for the future. - F1Nut
  • txcoastal1
    txcoastal1 Posts: 12,554
    No pics, no hello's, what up guys
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  • VR3
    VR3 Posts: 26,268
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    - Not Tom

    "No, that's silly talk. Dude, you can't possibly be this audio dumb so quit the act." - Doro
  • F1nut
    F1nut Posts: 47,692
    Sorry I couldn't make it. Too many other things going on at the moment. Please tell Flo hello for me.
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  • VR3
    VR3 Posts: 26,268
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    - Not Tom

    "No, that's silly talk. Dude, you can't possibly be this audio dumb so quit the act." - Doro
  • nooshinjohn
    nooshinjohn Posts: 23,854
    I don't even want to know what is going on here...
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  • VR3
    VR3 Posts: 26,268
    Definitely open to interpretation
    - Not Tom

    "No, that's silly talk. Dude, you can't possibly be this audio dumb so quit the act." - Doro
  • pitdogg2
    pitdogg2 Posts: 21,760
    edited October 8
    VR3 wrote: »
    Definitely open to interpretation

    Well I see a dead dog on the floor sooo whatever came out of Toms exhaust was deadly......
  • TroyD
    TroyD Posts: 13,014
    We are having an absolute blast!!!
    F1nut wrote: »
    Sorry I couldn't make it. Too many other things going on at the moment. Please tell Flo hello for me.

    Totally get it brother!! TLW and I will be bringing the party to you in the near future.

    SAY IT!!!

    I plan for the future. - F1Nut
  • TroyD
    TroyD Posts: 13,014
    VR3 wrote: »
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    Assuming the position!

    I plan for the future. - F1Nut
  • treitz3
    treitz3 Posts: 15,982
    We had a blast! Pics to come....

    Tom
    ~ In search of accurate reproduction of music. Real sound is my reference and while perfection may not be attainable? If I chase it, I might just catch excellence. ~~ I had found excellence until I heard an ANK DAC ~ ~ The best way to enjoy digital music reproduction is to never listen to good analogue reproduction ~
  • VR3
    VR3 Posts: 26,268
    As always Troy and Wendi are the perfect host, they always are the most welcoming and amazing folks. They make Polk fest great, my daughter immediately fell in love with both of them and everyone else haha

    Great time this year for sure! Already looking forward to next year!

    The L800 and tri Vista combo is very nice! They easily fill the space with great sound
    - Not Tom

    "No, that's silly talk. Dude, you can't possibly be this audio dumb so quit the act." - Doro
  • verb
    verb Posts: 10,162
    Awesome pics!
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