As this event grows, mistakes made in planning & running it are amplified.
Things like restrooms - On Sunday, CPX closed down the building bathrooms on Sunday, which were the Women's restrooms on Friday and Saturday. This left the women with using the port-o-potties that has been pee'd all over by the guys all day Friday and Saturday. I understand the property is on septic, and it's not ready to handle 3,000 people in a weekend, so plan on this properly and bring in APPROPRIATE female restrooms, not port-o-potties
Parking - The parking situation is horrific at best, it was bad at LL5, it's disastrous at this point. People are getting blocked in, people are parking anywhere they possibly can, they've got 500 spots for 2,000+ cars.
I understand that an event of this size is complex, expensive, and difficult, but considering it's going on it's 8th year, many of these issues need to get corrected.
This year, they had close to 1,800 pre-registrations. IF you assume CPX makes $100 in profit on each one, that's $180,000 in upfront money they can use to put this together properly.
The event (living legends) has long since outgrown the location (CPX), they aren't going to be given too many more chances to fix these issues before people stop going.
They NEED to get this right.
If you plan a wedding for 4,000 people, and only 3,500 show up, sure you might "overpay" a smidge on everything, but at least all 3,500 of those guests have a place to sit, and food to eat. Everyone is happy
If you plan a wedding for 2,000 people, and 3,000 people show up, you obviously now have a HUGE problem. Not enough seats, not enough food, everyone is pissed off, tension in the air, fighting, etc