Seems better to start a separate thread on one of Peter McCabe's excellent observations based on old copies of Genii. (Thanks for that post, Peter.)
The ad for the '85 NYMS was very enticing. But how about lineup for the 1st NYMS in '82:
Bob Read (who killed)
And I believe these folks were in the audience:
The attendance was limited to 350 or so (and they did turn away some who expected to register at the Roosevelt, including a poor fellow who said he'd come from South America), but I remember thinking that 2/3 of those attending were recognizable.
Who is missing from the audience or show list? Were you there?