Would you have a picnic in your basement? Of course not. Why should we listen to our favorite music on our favorite equipment in the stale atmosphere of a typical hotel room? Thanks to Alex Brinkman and the Ayre acoustics team for raising the bar when it comes to creating a relaxing more home-like environment at RMAF 2012. Walking into the Ayre Acoustics room was like walking on the set of Mad Men . I loved every second relaxing and even listening to a little Smashing Pumpkins Siamese Dream on orange colored vinyl. Hopefully more companies will follow Ayre's lead with respect to creating a welcoming environment for show visitors. At this year's show I brought my iPhone 5 running iOS 6. I took advantage of the new panorama feature, that has been available on nearly all other phones for years, to shoot photos of a few of the rooms I spent time in and found interesting equipment and people. I also want to thank Majorie Baumert and the Colorado Audio Society for organizing an awesome show. I can't wait until next year.