I just went the to Home Theater Shack and read through the AXPONA 2016 thread. Wow, I got really lucky in that I went to nearly all the same rooms you guys did. And I agree with so much of what was posted there.
One of the best parts of this business is coming home with a few newly discovered songs to demo. Many of these were oldies but goodies, but some take on new life - particularly Supertramp's Bloody Well Right - which is played endlessly, along with Rush and Pink Floyd, on Chicago's The Drive radio station.
No matter, when I heard it through the Wilson Audios backed by 160w monoblock tube amps, it reminded me of why I like this stuff in the first place. It's hard to beat a good song, mastered well, played through good gear, and shared with good folks.
Also, I was tricked two or three times into thinking, "oh, I did read that they would have live music, so that room is playing it." For me, the Martin Logan's backed by McIntosh amps had me fooled. I think JBL was another.