A bit of a dilemma here....
...but maybe that relates more to finding a way to stay married after being away for two weekends and the week in between!
Having been to a fair number of BGA and predecessor events, there is no comparison for me, even though the only two times I ever attended the GAC Gettysburg were as spectators. But -- and maybe this will somehow change -- the National Regiment, of which I am part, is expected to be doing a dress parade on Sunday at the Pennsylvania Monument, where we are then invited/expected to camp for the rest of the week.
That's why the NR is committed to the GAC event -- presumably (since I am not part of its leadership), the feeling was this event, or no 150th Gettysburg event at all. Because I am a mere private, what I am going to try to do is go to the BGA reenactment, then on Sunday morning bop over to Gettysburg, and then maybe, or maybe not, go to the rival event the following weekend.
It is a real annoyance to even have to make these choices, but as great as the BGA event will be, far more compelling to me is the opportunity to camp on the field, and take part in the ceremonies that the NPS will be conducting during the week, even if it means attending neither.
A real annoyance, I say!
Company K, First Penna. Reserves