This show was not what I'd been led to believe by the promoters -
namely a high-end apparel and jewelry show.
I’ve never heard of this show, but the name seems like a tip-off. If
it’s called a bead show, people are going to come looking for beads.
My experience at bead shows (I teach at them) suggests that beaders
will look at finished work-- to see what ideas they can appropriate
for their own uses.Sadly, promoters will often tell you what you want
to hear-- they are trying to put together a show, and their interests
are not the same as yours.I recently walked a wholesale show, at the
invitation of the promoter, who went on telling me things as we
walked that were directly contradicted by what we were looking at.
Didn’t faze her a bit.