I have been doing shows since the beginning of October and my last one of the year is this Saturday. I have noticed a sharp decline in attendance this year at every show. I don't know if it is the economy or people just aren't getting excited about going to the shows. Even at my best shows I have made far less money this year over last year. It is very discouraging. I will be doing fewer shows next year because I have barely made my table money back at most of them.
I don't know what the answer is but I truly wish that I did. Hopefully my last show of the year will be more profitable even though it won't be able to make up all the lost income and time from the previous shows.