I didn't attend on Friday but I'll be there tonight and I had a couple of thoughts about what could make this more popular and get out to a farther reach of people. For starters, I'm an avid listener of power metal so you can imagine how ecstatic I would be for the opportunity to see Wizard live. My concern though is that the only other band out of the two days I actually listen to is Pharaoh and other than those two, I've only heard of Virgin Steele and Slauter Xstroyes. I feel that a more publicly received band would do wonders in attracting others. Wizard, as amazing as they are and as happy as I am to see them headline, I don't feel they have the draw that they would deserve as I've had to introduce many people to them. You'd think being around since 1989 would suffice to causing everyone to know about the band, but I don't feel that is the case. I've been to a number of power metal shows and regular shows in general. If we are eliminating death or black metal from the mix, we would need a large draw power or folk (medium between power and death, plus goes along with the festival name) band. Power Metal bands I've seen draw well here are Sonata Arctica, Edguy, Iced Earth, Firewind, Kamelot, and Sabaton. If we can get a band this well known to the fest (I think it's possible as Edguy also hailing from Germany like Wizard seems doable) it would do wonders in getting a nice turnout. Also folk shows draw immensely, I have not seen a folk metal show have a lackluster turnout. My other concern is location. Mojoes just doesn't draw most of the time. A lot of people in Chicago just don't want to make the trip down to Joliet and I think this is impeding a lot more of a turnout, maybe even cutting it in half. Seeing Firewind's headlining tour at Mojoes a while back, the turnout was rather disappointing for band of this caliber and I know if the show was in Chicago the turnout would have been a lot different. So, if the fest could take on Reggies or the Bottom Lounge (preferred), it could gross a lot more and bring out the crowds these bands deserve. Any opinions on this?