This was a lot of fun. The event had a merry pranksters feel. Potholder crafting was completely silly. I sat next to a dignified older gentleman who was also doing one, and making it is about stretching out sock rags onto an elementary school -style frame.
The Real Book is an incredibly interesting object. For example, many jazz musicians are slavering maniacs about copyright because they are desperately reliant on the old school biz for gigs, and at the same time every damn one of them has a Real Book, which couldn’t exist within the sort of copyright regime they’d advocate.