The loading dock anyway. We had done the same show in NH the previous year, but I didn't have a clue what the loading area was like. The same weekend I was in NH, Bob was in Chicago. So I had a rental truck. It was supposed to be a 12' truck, but I ended up getting the 14'. Which partially meant that I was too tall to fit into the parking garage. On the plus side, I didn't have to pay for daily parking. On the seriously minus side, this is a picture of the loading dock:
I almost cried. See those steps? The only way I had to get my product into the show. Fortunately, there was a teenaged boy there working for tips. He was willing to hoist everything from the back of the truck up onto the loading dock. From there, I had a cart to move everything. It took us 30-45 minutes and was the best $20 I had spent in quite awhile.
And because I knew that Bob would never believe me, parking pictures:
Notice the gas cap in the above picture? Notice no gas cap in this picture? Proof I took pictures of both sides of the truck!