I'm glad to hear the show won't be over Memorial Day again, but I really hope there will be heaters in the tent. The May dates at Pheasant Run were frequently so cold I had to sit on my hands to stay warm!
Lots of bitching about the place being outdated in its last few years... worn carpet, tired curtains, and so forth. But such things were destined to become a part of the Chicago Show associative memory package, not something that actually mattered.
In fact (in my case, anyway), Pheasant Run's distinctive 1970's "feel and personality" made the show experience more memorable overall---and therefore categorically better---than if it had been held in a modern cookie-cutter corporate monoblock hotel.