In the past, there was basically no other venue around Dayton like the Hara , that could fit it in. Not being a major metro area. Plus they must have gotten a good deal on it. Even if Hara remained open, it was not being maintained and becoming unusable, maybe. They did note the issues and make improvements this year. Part of it is Greene county/Xenia though, being happy to get the business into town. It is not out of line to critique the event in a reasonable fashion, as it is not just a small club setting up a small weekend fest, Hamvention is a big business. Keeps DARA membership large and the membership fees low and the club station large. Why Dayton got so big so fast, as compared to something put on in a larger population concentration like the coasts, who can say.