A few words before I go into hibernation for a while..... First, the biggest thanks in the world goes to my wife. If you haven't figured it out by now, this is truly a Glenn/Jen production. She puts up with me working on this stuff year-round and has grown the social media content from zero to hero. I love you, dear. Second, thanks to my crew. I will not go into specifics, but simply say that this was the most challenging edition in the history of the festival. Not a single delay could be attributed to my crew or the venue. Some things are simply beyond our control and they did an amazing job during the weekend to keep things in check. This includes not only the stage crew, but the backstage, lobby, & video production folks as well. Third, thank you to all the folks at Center Stage. They roll with the punches all year and always accommodate us in the end. Fourth, thank you to the all the bands. It's a pleasure to work with people that are appreciative of your efforts and go out of your way to be cool with everyone. Fifth, a special shout out to my sponsors this year. We have a system unlike anywhere in the world and you guys are the reason I can do it every year. I want to give a very special shout-out to Lane Miller, Nathan Block, & Keehn Hosier for the above and beyond efforts this weekend. Sixth, thanks to the photo crew. They work hard to get the stuff out as soon as possible to capitalize on the buzz. Seventh, Amaranthe deserves special kudos. For those unaware, Lufthansa lost their luggage that contained all of their backing tracks. We met at 1100 that morning to discuss the situation as their stuff would not arrive in time. I seriously thought they were going to have to go with an unplugged show. However, they worked all day to get the tracks from their producer overseas into a basic format that would work. Thus, they had to start every song from an ipod without any rehearsal. It was hell on them, but they came across as total pros. Finally, thank you to all the fans that continue to support the festival. It's never going to be perfect, but we sure as hell try. You are the reason we try. *** A few random things to note: 1. Emails & messages sent this week will not be answered quickly. Jen & I need time to detox and wrap up festival business matters over the next few days. We will lurk and get back to you when we can. 2. Shirts. We had a handful of small & medium left only (thank you!). I am going to consider a small pressing of other sizes. That will depend on pre-orders. Do not expect any news on this for a few weeks. 3. The video will be online by next week if all goes well. The website re-design obviously will take a while. Claus does a great job. Many thanks to Wayne Joyner for the incredible job on this year's edition with the limited time. 4. Circus Maximus & Sabaton truly love this festival. I think their segments on the roster video prove that. 5. We had a few issues with the Artmore this year that I will address with them in time. However, it only takes one person to ruin something for everyone. As a result, expect changes in the future and I don't blame them one bit. 6. Regular tickets will go on sale in November. I will be in touch with the Gold Badge folks to explain sales prior to that. 7. Sponsors for next year will be announced in the next 4-6 weeks. 8. Expect Pre-Party (Wed) & Kick-Off (Thurs) news soon. I will just say that it's time to take a step back to the old ways next year so my crew can relax a bit more next year. 9. I appreciate all the gifts this year. I'm sorry I didn't get to thank a few of you in person. Thanks all. See you in 2013.