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History made under a tent

Editorial | June 1, 2017 | By:

From wartime tenting to the best backyard parties, tents are where we make memories.

Like most tented events, issues of InTents magazine usually have themes—ones we build around specific topics such as weddings, equipment and fabric. This issue highlights decor and event accessories, from the challenges of Pinterest expectations and small budgets, to popular upsells for backyard parties.

But sometimes, unplanned themes emerge, and that’s the case with this very presidential issue of InTents. We begin and end the issue at the Museum of the American Revolution in Philadelphia, Pa., where George Washington’s headquarters tent has been restored, and where EventQuip of Lansdale, Pa., installed a 12-by-76-meter structure and additional tents for the museum’s grand opening gala.

In between those stories, we showcase the media tents at the 2017 U.S. Presidential Inauguration, installed by McCarthy Tents & Events of Rochester N.Y. The only way this issue could be more historical would be if Lin-Manuel Miranda adapted “Hamilton” for a traveling tent show. I’d buy a ticket to that!

Of course, this issue still includes all of the relevant information you’ve come to expect from InTents, from installation challenges to news of a major scheduling change in the code revision process. IFAI Tent Rental Division members on the code, ASTM and steering committees are pressing for changes that will benefit both public safety and help to keep the tent and event industry on solid footing for generations to come. We’ll keep you updated on these pages and at

Sometimes history is made under a tent. Sometimes history is reported from under a tent. And sometimes, a tent is just a great place for a party that no one will forget. As you forge through a busy tenting season, remember that your complete source for industry information is at your fingertips.

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