Our booth at ABA Techshow was a hit. We heard third-hand from someone who looks important that they overheard someone say:
Rocket Matter has the coolest booth I’ve seen in the history of ABA Techshow.
We bought a cool new table, which added a touch of class, and our hot new inflatable chair we bought from Amazon for $30 was exceedingly comfortable.
The reason we purchased the chair was to avoid paying $130 per day for a cocktail chair. Expo show prices are notoriously exorbitant: if you thought $6 for a mini-bar Red Bull was bad, try swallowing $12 per day to rent a waste basket. This is not a joke.
For an operation like ours where the founders are still very active and we pride ourselves on our ruthless efficiency, paying these fees is totally out of the question. As a result, we ended up with our inflatable chair which was a conversation piece, a necessary bastion of comfort, and a money saver all in one.
Also, so you know, we also took a trip to Office Depot and purchased a $5 waste basket. Pictures below: