There are numerous reasons as to why the evening portion of the show has been cancelled, here are the top three.
I was hopeful to find a local Sarasota entity/human/organization to co-brand the evening portion of the Atomic show. I presented my idea to several people in town, strangely, (at least to me) no one seemed to be able to grasp the concept. I made a feeble effort to meet with some other people but scheduling conflicts and day to day life and work got me side tracked.
I was hoping I could find someone who would share the workload and share auditorium expenses (only expenses related to the hours for the evening show) and I would split the door proceeds down the middle with them. This could have been a wonderful monetary opportunity for someone who could not really afford to rent the auditorium -- since the city won't let anyone rent the building for half a day. I thought this concept could work for someone who wanted to raise money for a charity during the holiday season or to simply be an event promoter and have an off the beaten path type of party, which incidentally would have included the fabulous Atomic indie crafters.
Also, managing the evening show in addition to running two fully loaded day shows has really taken a toll on my personal creativity and it will be nice to actually perhaps make something again with my two hands instead of being glued to the computer.
Lastly, a very good friend of mine is getting married on 12/10 and I am really hopeful that I can make it to her wedding reception after working the day show on Saturday.
As Scarlett Atomic O'Hara said, "after all....tomorrow is another day. So perhaps next year I'll try and throw another evening Atomic party. Until then, can't wait to see all of you at the Atomic day shows on Saturday, December 10th and Sunday, December 11th!
Hugs and Stitches,