Not "butt-hurt" at all. I've attended several of these "events". Even had a booth hawking European motorcycles about eleven years ago. It's changed over time into a huge disruption by a bunch of carnys and pirates rather than a fun local/regional event.
That's why, beginning in 2005, I've spent half of these BBBQ weekends somewhere else, hanging out with local people, and enjoying parade-free highways.
Santa Fe sounds good about right now...
Rocker59 (aka guzzimike), Aux Arcs
Moto Guzzi Sport 1100
"Do what you can, with what you have, where you are." - Theodore Roosevelt