March 30-31 Not attending "Big Sandy" this go-round. Other plans. May try to go again next October though. Hopefully gas prices will be down by then. I sold 4 videos to Break.com last Oct to pay for the trip.
April 20-22 Antique Farm Show in Tulare, CA. I missed this one last year since it fell on my weekend to work. Lot and lots of very interesting antique tractors, hit-and-miss engines, old tractor pulls, steam engines/tractors, etc. Probably a few slow motion opportunities but the HD footage should still be good. I need a heavy duty battery for my Panasonic camera, what a joke the recording time is. It sure records some fantastic imagery though. I have to fall back on the Flip camera way too much or switch one of the Casios to HD mode.
May 12 Advanced Explosives Demonstration in Tulare, CA. Got a follow-up from the arson investigator wanting to know if I am still interested in attending. Duh! This is an invite-only event so I got very lucky on this one. Basically a bunch of LEO's from all over California putting this on. They sound like a bunch of pyro's. Should get some killer HS footage. They blow up cars, buildings, aircraft, etc. I believe this is on my weekend off. (I get every other weekend off) I would still go even if I had to drink a few Rockstars and go without sleep that day. Should be some amazing stuff to post. A buddy from work said he was golfing near the area last year and said he saw a tire fly about 500' in the air. Lots of very heavy explosions.