With our own Michael Fremer drafted to cut the ribbon, the first annual Florida Audio Expo got underway right on time on Friday morning. Alan Nastir, Board member of the local Suncoast Audiophile Society, began the short ceremony by welcoming everyone and thanking the show organizers. From left to right in the photo above: Alan Nastir; Bart Andeer, President of the Suncoast Audiophile Society and Resolution Acoustics; Ammar Jadusingh (aka AJ), owner of Soundfield Audio; Mike Bovaird, proprietor of Suncoast Audio; and John Chait, a longtime DIY audiophile who is a member of both the Suncoast and Sarasota clubs.

After Nastir honored the vision and drive of the show founders, he gave special recognition to publicists Sue Toscano and Angela Speziale (respectively left and right in the photo above, flanking Michael Fremer), who have helped make the show a reality.

Mikey’s comments, totally off the cuff, were right to the point. With over 2000 attendees expected, and fabulous, unusually warm weather, this looks to be the first of many Florida Audio Expos.

On with the show!