Sizzlin' 17 was my first Jam. I actually thought that the length of the Jam was just perfect. 5 days of camping and 4 days of Jamming was an amazing summer vacation for me. In my line of work I also deal with a lot of businesses and help them with their business processes, and I realize how much extra expense there is for staffing, bands, VIP drink/food costs etc for 1 more day. If the Jam isn't making money, it won't be around for long. I loved the 4 day Jam. Even if the Wednesday had just been all cover bands, that would have been perfect. Black Valentine rocked!
I travelled over 1000 miles to get to the Jam, so having 4 days of relaxing, Jamming, drinking was a ton of fun. Will I go again if the Jam is only 3 days? Yes. I would expect to see the price of the VIP tickets to go down a little due to 1 less day of food/drink. Although if Bill and Kathy were to sign Kiss, Judas Priest, Ozzy then I'd pay the full VIP price that I did this year
Bill and Kathy - it's your event. I sincerely thank you for all of the hard work you put into putting on the Jam - I had an awesome time at my first Jam. I'll be back. But if possible, could you keep the 5 day camping option? Seriously consider having just a regional bands night on Weds (even if VIP isn't open and it is just general admission). I travel a long way to the Jam. I'd rather not travel 1000 miles each way for a 72 hour jam...