SERIOUS congratulations to everyone who was on the Rev field this past week...
We only did a couple of grid flies (one 16 and one 36), but what I DID see was three or four folks leading teams who hadn't really been in that position before!
For me especially, this is so wonderful to see... I specifically wandered around in the background quite a lot instead of leading, because this is very much what I was hoping for.
The more able callers we have, the stronger and more visible we are as a community, and more folks can benefit with these leaders stepping up.
Thank you, sincerely, well done!
Also, a VERY special hats off to Joe (8 years old) and David (
9), both of whom jumped into REAL team flies and were doing 1x2x3's, balls and bursts, bangers and mash (weave + big top roll) and more... HOLY CRAP!!!
I spoke with some of you about this, but to recap...
Next year, I'll be pushing very, very hard to get the Rev group into field B all week, directly adjacent to the main demo field.
It's a better location for us (bathrooms, festival, food, spectators, etc, etc), but I also believe it will be better for the festival as a whole.
If we can't get field B, I think I'll be moving us back down to the south end... I know this isn't ideal for some (especially competitors and folks who do other parts of the event), but I'm looking at the big picture here.
I'll keep you posted on this after I have some meetings with the organizers.