...I have to say there won't be one this year. A number of factors come into play that make having one this year impossible. These past 2 years have been uniquely difficult for my family and myself. Truth be told, when 'Palooza happened last year, I was in foreclosure and the Sheriff's Sale was scheduled for that subsequent monday. Things have improved a bit, but not completely. I am now in Chapt. 13 following a Chapt. 7 filing. Plus, as many know, I have played off a movie release of the last 2 years for a subtitle to the event. I mean, c'mon "ScooterMan"? (ScooterMan, ScooterMan..does whatever a Scooter can...) Not much to play with! As for other issues, scheduling and what not became logistics that Ron and I found tough, at best, to overcome. For myself, not the least of which, is getting Morgan off to The University of Rochester in August. On the plus side, I am NOT moving as I thought I would this year. The area is BOOMING and I would be embarrased to tell you what my house is now worth, let alone where it's expected to go in the next year or two. Suffice to say, I am in a position to do nicely ultimately. Feast or famine and all that. So ScooterPalooza 2005 is very much a possibility! What I DO want to do is something less formal. Perhaps catching a release a week or two before street date and having a smaller gathering. After all, the Sabrett cart needs a workout! So if any are interested in a a casual gathering lemme know. Nothing nearly as elaborate as years past, but a nice moment together none the less. And Holadem....."YOU" bring the beer!!!!!