Some may think that maybe I'm a poor sport,
but the truth is I'm not so sure I'll even do Zfest when it comes here. As you say, there's really nothing you can do to escape the heat at the time of year we're talking about. No mountains or beaches, and even the lake water around here is probably 90 degrees. So even if the organizers put together a really nice schedule of events, the heat's likely to ruin half the fun.
I mean, I love the state and I'm not bashing it, I'm just bashing the weather. And the truth is, a lot of Z3'ers and Z4'ers are not exactly young chickens anymore, and most of us AARP'ers are the ones the heat affects the quickest.
And on the serious side, there really were a lot of out-of-towners complaining at O'fest. And I'd bet that 99% of them just stayed in their hotel rooms during the day time hours, for good reason. I really wouldn't want people to drive as far as some will for Z'fest and not have a good time.
I'm with you, I seriously think this Labor Day thing needs to be rethought. Besides, a lot of people I know do family things over Labor Day anyway, so just like HC, those that need to put family first will not be able to attend this either.
Just my .02