The lines were all exponentially larger than last year (45 minutes to get some lukewarm mini perogis? 30 minutes to take a piss? 3 1/2 months to get three bottles of Dark Lord?) and they were completely unorganized. I spoke to someone, who will remain nameless, who just walked up to the front of the line and purchased their bottles! This just shows how this event has outgrown what Three Floyd's can handle, which is only partly their fault.
The limited beer itself was, of course, excellent. This years Dark Lord had noticeably less alcohol warmth but definitely had more flavor going for it. My buddy Andy disappeared for quite a while and came back with a few glasses of the glorious motor oil. The caramel in the finish popped out at me, but he stated that this year had more coffee going on. This beer is so complex that everyone who had a glass of it had a differing opinion of what was the most significant flavor. I wish Dark Lord was available in the winter, the season it would pair up with best, but that would eliminate any festival (which might be a good thing at this point).
We also played a game which can only be played when 4500 of the 5000 people around you are white males- spot the kilt. Unfortunately I only got pictures of these two gentlemen, but my count at the end of the day was 6 or 7. Yes, one kilt was 'questionable'.