Last year at the LDF show (up in cboy's neck of the woods) I got to "participant judge". Couldn't judge your own entries' class, and like you said, it was very hard to choose between what you liked and what you typically walk right past. Seen some nice ones in Iola (but most of the really catchy ones for me were in the car corral), and I hope to make it to a couple more shows. It's gotta be cool, though, to be one of the 5 judges. Too bad on the "no pics". I got plenty, and will post up after I get up tomorrow.
In a while, Chet.