It's over...everyone is relaxing on vacation right? Not exactly. People often think that we just drop everything and bolt on the last day of the Festival. They don't realize that by the time we wrap up this year, we have already started on the next. After we ship all the prints back, after we wrestle with accounting and budget tracking, after we clean up the mess that is inevitably left behind AND get Enzian up and running again...we start the post mortem.
Before, during and after the festival everyone takes notes on the good, the bad and the ugly and turns them in to our fearless leader Peg to compile and divide into departments. Then it's a fun week's worth of meetings to crawl through every detail from what a great job the volunteers did to who cracked the toilet tank in the bathroom?
Sometimes painful, always entertaining, this process allows us to let go of the past and get excited about what we can do better for next year...first we just have to fix the toilet...