Longtime club treasurer Felton Dengler led the effort in 2005 for the Festival's second year in NoDa. Demand for tickets was overwhelming and the event sold out long before the lines ended. Potential patrons were lined around the block, and the total attendance topped 4500, eventually forcing the organizers to cutoff ticket sales later in the day. It was obvious an even larger venue would be needed for 2006. Charitable giving surpassed $20,000.