Hey Mark, I see we've done some shows in common!
lets see-wind destroyed booths-
Yep, did one was in Crescent City... wind blew over booths, street barricades, anything and everything. The vendors were all totally sandblasted and dodging traffic as we packed it up at noon. Another in Bandon, at least there though I managed to keep things from self destructing and cars wizzing by the booth wasn't an issue. A couple on the Brookings Boardwalk, but they were good shows once I had someone crawl under the boardwalk and run a line around so I was literately tied down to the boardwalk.
How about drunks about to fall into your display
Yep, North Country Fair. Nothing like having your booth backed up to the local liquor store that has tied a bottle opener to the corner stop sign for the duration. The falling drunks missed me that year (but got the booth next to me) and next I requested a booth round the corner some...
Then there have been the Ash Rain show (Biscuit fire fall out, nasty stuff on woodwork) and the RAIN rain show - another Festival of the Arts, a few years later where my booth was in 3 inches of water most of the second day after an overnight deluge. A bunch of duds where nobody came but the vendors. The down-a-dark-hall shows where I watched the customers stream by going around the corner and mostly missing our hallway.
Then there was the dead-alternator show, where my truck made it exactly half way to the show. But I had a spare battery for booth lighting, five miles of power cord and a charger in the truck, so I had the tow truck haul me to the motel I had reservations at and plugged in there. Would have been ok, except some shmuck stole the battery charger from under the truck. I drove back in daylight so it all worked out. Eventually.
Oh my. There's a reason I don't do many shows anymore!