Phoenix, January 24-26, 2018
NOTE: This is a big gallery. Additional photos from this event can be found in Part 2 of the gallery, here.
The show was held at the gorgeous Phoenix Marriott Tempe at The Buttes. The hotel complex is built into and around a butte, and is surrounded by a classic Arizona landscape everywhere you look. The sunsets over the mountains were especially amazing. The temperature (in January!) was a balmy 70 degrees, and it was a real pleasure to walk outside without boots and a coat. Just like the East coast, Phoenix has three months a year when it’s uncomfortable to venture outside, but for them it’s in the Summer. However, as our Lyft driver told us, there is one major difference: you don’t have to shovel sunshine.