Peak attendance (Sunday): 5,645; 26 baptized. General impression: "Convention Light"-- i.e. entertainment value:(previously nil) now enhanced by leavening the boring talks with interspersed video. Shameless, maudlin appeal to emotions of the crowd (not a few tears shed during final video). Total abandonment of intellectual appeal (first-ever convention with no literature release).
Otherwise a traditional JW gathering... ethnically diverse, preponderantly black (by a small but distinct margin)... the usual smattering of grotesquely obese and pretty-to-beautiful young girls, trophy wives-in-waiting, dressed to the hilt;
No Bethel biggies in evidence (they're holding out for an all-expense trip in Business Class to an exotic international destination).