A lot of the problem last year was created by the Calgary Convention Center (not sure if that is the actual name, but you know what I mean). They derailed it by having WAY too much security. Not only did that cause problems for Riderville in the pocketbook, cause those 80 security guards have to be paid, but it also created huge problems getting people in and out of the venue. They also did not allow Riderville to go to full capacity. It was almost cancelled beacuase of the demands the venue made to Riderville, but luckily cooler heads prevailed and it still went down.
Example of the big brother policies put out there, the famed funnel guys were not alowed to bring their funnel into the party. These 5-8 guys go every year, and carry around a beer funnel. It's a pretty good time, It's a party tool, and it is not there to hurt anyone (excluding alcohol poisoning). In fact Dressler's Dad was doing rye and coke funnels, ice and all, in Montreal.
Last time the Grey Cup was in Edmonton, Riderville was in a hotel conference center. Not sure which hotel, but it was definetly not big enough then, so I highly doubt they will be back there.
I'm sure someone is already working on this party, and lets all hope that they can accomadate everyone. All I ask is they remove all the big brother security. It is the Grey Cup, and in the 11 I have gone to, I have only seen 1 fight, and it was quickly broken up by other party goers. People are there to have fun. I don't care what "day and age" this is, having the amount of Security they had in Calgary is just a huge waste of money and time.