-"Hey! How's it going? What have you been up to? Any plans for the winter? See you at the party tonight."
I think I used these sentences at least 10 times per hour for three days. As a rider, Ispo is great for meeting your sponsors get new sponsors, get gossip about the market situation, get drunk and make future plans. Unfortunately it's also a haven for shallowness and ass licking. Half of the conversations you make leads nowhere and feels more like an act of politeness than anything else. Ispo is one giant mingling party, yet I like it. Most people you meet are nice and some give you free stuff. Some even has interesting projects going on and wants you to be a part of it. The more conversations you get into, the more possibillites you will get. So when you smell a chance, just get on your knees and let the metaphorical fellatio begin.
Music tip: Turbonegro live on Ispo - They even played Sailor man!!!