I was surprised to see the number of people at Red’s Fest last Friday night. It was held at the Duke Energy Center in Cincinnati, which is a huge facility. There must have been 5,000 people there, most in Red’s garb and probably, all but me, big Red’s fans.
I will say that the Reds staff in charge of our interview area were really nice people and very helpful. Interviewing is not what I do best, but they did what they could to make us feel at home.
Talking with several of the current Reds’ stars and some of the past ones was made easier by the cooperation of the staff and the players themselves.
Only one time did I see a case of a player being too big for the person who was asking for an autograph and that was somewhat justified. We had a great time and I would recommend Reds’ Fest for any fan of the Reds to attend.