Hitting the 2017 NAMM show

Every year, instrument and equipment manufacturers, musicians, sound engineers, producers and just about anyone else who has something to do with the music industry heads to Anaheim, California to attend the NAMM (National Association of Music Manufacturers?) trade show. It's enormous, it's overwhelming, it's loud, and I'm going. Good opportunity to see what's new, meet old friends etc. If I have any observations I'll post them here.