Every year for the past four years though I feel so ripped off after I leave. It doesn’t feel special and theatrical like the old Cow Palace.
But I really want to go again this year. I can’t stop myself. I just keep on hoping.
I should probably just give up and forget about the The Show, but I can’t, waaaaaahh!
OK, so here’s my plan: Perhaps my approach is wrong. I usually just drive up to San Mateo early when the show opens, plop my $20 down, and spend a couple hours. Of course, when it was in the Cow Palace, sniff, I’d spend all day.
I never go to the seminars ‘cause I can’t remember anything and I hate taking notes. I would prefer to take pictures and pretend I know what I’m doing.
But this year, I’m thinking of going to the gala. Drinking I can do.
I’m very good at it. I can drink and garden. So here’s what, I’m kinda shy, and I feel very inadequate as a gardener, so I have a hard time talking to the designers about their gardens. I figure, a couple of cocktails and I could be blabbing my head off with these people.
Think how much first-hand knowledge I could glean from these people, I may not remember it in the morning but I can glean can’t I? I will be spending about three times the money but I could be having four times the fun.
It will be dark, and perhaps that, in combination with alcohol, will make the venue seem much more theatrical and cool like the old, sniff, Cow Palace.
Maybe everything will look nicer and seem better and more dramatic. Maybe I’ll dance in one of the temporary design display garden ponds or fountains.
Maybe I’ll get kicked out and be asked never to return to the San Francisco Flower and Garden Show ever again and that way I wont have to torture myself by comparing the San Mateo County Fairgrounds with the Cow Palace for the rest of my life.