Continued from: Wat Lao Buddhavong July 4th, 2008 Concert Part IV Lao Foods
With the high price in gas, I’m surprised that there were still as many venues set up as the previous years, but of course the buyers also shared this cost because many items were a lot higher this year than last year, but one of the good things about a festival such as this is that the price is negotiable.
This year the weather was a bit unpredictable, one minute it was sunny, humid, and the next minute it was raining, the weather was good most of Friday, then it rained in the evening, and it was cloudy/drizzle Saturday morning, and we left around 1 PM, so I’ve no idea how the rest of the day went, but definitely not good for venues, some of these came from all over the united states, some from Florida, Connecticut, Buffalo NY, and some as far as Canada.
There were also sporting events on Saturday, July 5, Wat Lao Buddhavong Soccer officials, with the assistance of the VLSA, hosted a soccer, volleyball and flag football tournament. The playing fields were behind the main temple.