I met Dale in my pre-conference workshop and he joined us for the big bloggers dinner at CIL. Take a look at his blog:
His frank "Heart of Darkness" piece about a conference trip to Nashville and the Opryland Hotel is a hoot. Describing the "opening of the exhibits reception" he writes:
"They would be a lot less tense about these things if their organization, like all good librarian organizations do, knew that free booze (even if it is cheap-assed Sutter Home) makes for a pleasanter conference. Vendors like free booze, too, I might add."