Putting tens of thousands of hackers in one casino...
I love DEFCON. The people, the sights, the hackery, the music, it's all amazing.
I first attended in 2015 (DC23) and have been going yearly since then. My first year I mainly attended talks and one or two workshops. My second year I talked to lots more people, went to more talks and workshops, and had loads of fun. In 2017, after meeting Justin (My boss at Aptiv), I helped volunteer with the Car Hacking Village, helping to set up a head unit hacking CTF for attendees to participate in.
I had tons of fun and everyone from the Car Hacking Village was amazing! I have no idea what the future will hold - spend more time volunteering? Meet more hackers at the various parties and gatherings? Not sure! Whatever it is, it will probably involve fun people and high-tech hijinks.