T.H.E. Show Newport 2015: Introduction
I quite enjoyed the vibe over at the Atrium and Hilton hotels T.H.E. Show Newport has been held at for the past few years. But Bob Levi and Richard Beers have grown the show so much that it no longer fits in the twin hotel venue there, and have had to find one much larger. Enter the Hotel Irvine: A Lifestyle Hotelthey say on their promotional materials.
I'm not exactly sure I know what a "lifestyle hotel" is, but I can tell you its bold colors, open breezy feel, and superb amenities seems like a perfect fit for Bob Levi's audio extravaganza. As in years past, wine, cigars, fast cars, art, food trucks, and most importantly live music, filled show goer's sensory experience to overflowing.
Where to start? At the beginning of course. I was at the front desk about an hour before showtime to get my press pass, and passed the time before the 9:45am opening ceremonies hobnobbing with the audio celebs.
Me? I headed straight for the Headphonium to see if there was anything new. Mind you, two months ago I was at CanJam SoCal and last month at AXPONA with all same players. The good news? Yeah, I did see some cool new stuff. It's all coming up, stay tuned!