- It was too danged hot to justify going to an event whose only hook was beer. I assumed I could buy the same beer cheaper and bring it home to a comfortable, shady spot, and still have a view of the Downtown skyline.
- No good transportation system to get to SoBro. It's a made-for-Downtowners or made-for-parking-vendors kind of event.
- Reciting #1 in a different way: there was nothing (including unobtainable or exotic brews) that I might miss in order to make me put my plans aside and get a babysitter in order to go to the fest. Oktoberfest, it ain't.
- What was up with those weird open/closing hours?
Unless they offer more incentives, I won't be going next year, either.