In March, I went down to Harrisburg, PA for the 3rd annual Keystone Conference. Keystone Conference is sponsored by TransCentral PA. It was my first time attending but it turned out I recognized people from two other events I'd been at before, Beauty at the Beach (Rehoboth, Delaware) and the Erie Sisters Gala (Erie, PA). It makes any event better seeing familiar faces, but even if I hadn't I would have felt so comfortable with this crowd. Everyone was there to have a good time, and make sure everyone else did too.
There was a good mix of events out on the town and fun at the hotel. Thursday night the buses were loaded up and a fairly large group went to Hollywood Casino. I was still tired from the 6 hour drive down on Wednesday, so I skipped the adventure, but everyone who went had a good time. Friday night the bus went to a local club. With a great looking dance floor, awesome lighting, reasonable drink prices, and a talented DJ, we all went back to the hotel with feet sore from dancing all night.
Saturday night was by far the most fun. After a fantastic dinner banquet, one of the best bands, called Burning House, I've heard started playing. Everyone packed the dance floor set after set. The music they chose was not only really well executed, but there was entertaining banter between band members, and between the band and audience.
I'll definitely be heading back down to Keystone next year. It's too fun of a time to miss. Between now and then, though, I'll be attending the 2nd annual Empire Conference in Albany, NY (May) and Be-All in Chicago (June). It'll be my second time attending Empire, but my first time attending Be-All. I have high hopes and are looking forward to both events. Leave me a comment if you're attending either or both events!