I've been to many of these conventions over the years. I've come to expect a certain amount of "electricity" each time I'm here.
It's not the same this time around.
This year is much more contemplative and introspective
Is that just a nice way to say 'dull'?
It would be dishonest to say completely "no", as without the rush things seem much less exciting.
It would also be dishonest to say completely "yes", since spending time not being entertained opens me up more to discern the soft whisper of God.
I'm discovering that boring is good.