Dan, I second Barry's observation about the kid-friendliness of the festival. My two were always comfortable there, and we never felt a need to worry about them. It seems like most of the crowd is made up of teachers and related professions, which may be part of it. I also agree that there was a great variety among the vendors, though I wish the felafel gang would figure out a way to speed up their ordering process.
A benefit to coming to Old Songs, Dan, instead of GA, is that you DON'T have to listen to "Spirit of Life."
I also suffered from early morning noise in the "Quiet" area. Perhaps we should petition Andy for a "No, Seriously, SHUT UP Between Eleven PM and Seven AM" area.