I'm sorry. I'll try to be a little quieter.So interesting to read everyone's perspectives, I too didn't realize this festival was so controversial... I've only been to Food and Wine once last year and all I saw were obnoxious shirts, no drunks...but I wasn't there on a weekend.
The worst person I saw was during the Flower & Garden festival last year - a middle-aged lady who was shouting VERY LOUDLY about how much she looooved wine to her group of friends. That was pretty early in the afternoon, too...should have followed her around for a few more hours, then I would have had a great story to contribute.