Exhibitors like Musik Messe because they know they'll be getting a captive audience. Frankfurt, Germany in early March--gray skies, gray buildings, gray food--is no one's idea of a tourist destination. Attendees aren't distracted by slot machines, theme parks, tourist sites, or haute cuisine, so R&R is more than likely not on the itinerary.
This year's show, held March 3-7 at Messe Frankfurt, was no exception. Rain was as much a staple as new products, as over 2,000 exhibitors sho