BY BARRY SKELLY
AFTER SETTING UP 807 tables on Tuesday and Wednesday, getting them ready for dealer setup on Saturday night. We had a break on Thanksgiving, then Saturday came, weather was good, but cold, as we got close to 5 p.m. (Setup is 5-9 p.m., Saturday night).
The dealers came in droves and started to setup. Lots of buying-selling-trading among dealers and early buyers (146 total). This went on until 9 p.m., by now everyone is tired and ready to get some rest.
About 85% of dealers setup on Saturday night, the rest on Sunday morning from 7 a.m. to 9 a.m. As 9 a.m. got closer, there were lots and lots of early buyers and still lots of things going on with dealers.