I went to this Soho event because, although I have been a vegetarian since 1989, I've struggled with becoming vegan. I felt it would be difficult if not impossible for me to give up my nightly frittata and morning cottage cheese. Then I saw the movie Vegucated.
I forced myself to look at the treatment of the chickens and cows whose products I've been eating all my life. Another attendee suggested a tofu/soy milk mix to make a frittata substitute. I thought I'd try. I'm in the middle of making an effort right now, so I'd rather not make any predictions, but, who knows, might just work. I'll keep you posted.
As far as the festival went, it was PACKED. I felt very naive for not realizing how popular a full-out vegan lifestyle gathering such as this would be. Shoes, purses, food, books, movies. You name it, it was there.