- Jan 29, 2008
- Reaction score
Just returned from Raleigh after attending the TAPS show & it was close to awesome this year! The show was slightly smaller last year but the vendors & attendees were there in force this year. The vendors included Steve Monjure(now there's a surprise), Cornell & Diehl, The James Island Piper, Don Seatter, McCranies manned by the ever smiling Trent McCranie, Mr Lawdog, Robert Lawing plus about 30+ more vendors with tables jam-packed with everything from pipes, tobacco, stands, & some bamboo & stems from Bob Ray's estate. The club had been given special dispensation from the State so smoking was allowed in the building. I sold a few pipes & traded a few pipes so I think that I broke even but the vendors that I spoke to were exceptionally pleased with their sales. I am sure that there will be other reports regarding the show & I hope, more detailed than mine. Any way you cut it, the show was memorable & will, hopefully, be back next April with smoking again permitted.