I thought that you guys were going to the Boston Grand Prix? I'm waiting to hear back on a consulting proposal that I have submitted. Might not be able to make it to Fest this time.
The IndyCar Grand Prix of Boston event was cancelled on 4/29. The organizers got blindsided at the last minute by a wetlands permit issue. After a long struggle with city and state officials in securing permits etc., the wetlands permit came as a surprise was the final straw. The wetlands permit issue arose after Boston's maps of the area were updated in late 2015. Some of the grandstand construction projects are on areas now designated as wetlands. Existing buildings and roads are grandfathered but new construction is not and requires a permit from the feds to build on wetlands. Organizing the GPB event was already in process when Boston updated their maps. Everything appeared to be all set to go until the organizers found out at the last minute that they need to get a permit from the feds to build on wetlands. IMHO, I say there is grounds to challenge it given the timing of everything involved but the organizers chose not to.
The organizers were advised by city officials to not begin selling tickets until it was all a done deal. Well, they went ahead anyway and started ticket sales in mid-March. Everything looked like it was a done deal and going to happen...or so they thought. I bought pre-sale tickets in March and got reserved grandstand seats. I got the best possible seats without having to spend the big bucks for any of the club seating packages. The wetlands permit issue surfaced a few weeks later and 22,000 tickets have been sold to date. Now with the event cancelled, the organizers are broke and don't have any money to refund ticket sales. They have made refunds to some ticket purchasers but I'm not one of them. I'm currently out $195/ticket x 2 tickets and haven't got my refund yet.
There is talk of legal action to make ticket purchasers whole again. It may take a while to get resolved. Meanwhile, IndyCar has filed a lawsuit against GPB organizers for damages and breach of contract. It's still a developing story. IIRC, the Labor Day weekend Grand Prix event originally planned for Boston will be held at Watkins Glen, NY.
Anyhow, TDIfest 2016 is Plan B for Lisa and I.