As an overall fan experience without considering the team, I preferred SoxFest to CubsCon. SoxFest was like an April baseball game: spirited yet calm, meaningful yet without massive urgency. The mood was set partially by the Palmer House décor and atmosphere; while the CubsCon at the Sheraton felt like a Cubs fan trade show, this weekend felt like ¿SoxFest, brought to you by Stanley Kubrick.¿ It was weird setting foot into a lobby that feels straight out of ¿Eyes Wide Shut,¿ then looking up and seeing the ¿Welcome to SoxFest¿ sign.
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