I used to go every year, starting in 1999. I stopped when I moved to Cali.
I MISS MICHFEST!!! I love it and want to go again so badly! Check out the Festival discussion boards if you haven't yet. It's a great community with a TON of helpful info. And there is a new person or "alone" people meet up at the beginning so you can get to know other people that are new or there alone. Really, you won't be "alone" by the 2nd day! You'll have lots of new friends by then.
Your DD will love it! But I bet you will too, if you go alone! Go for it! Buy your tickets and then I want to live vicariously through a festie virgin's eyes when you come back and tell us all about it!
I have to tell you about my Michfest curse. There is a lot of fest lore about couples meeting and falling in love at fest and then not lasting, like it's cursed. But my
curse is that every relationship that I've been in and then gone to fest, either with that person or alone, has ended the relationship within two months. 100%. And it's not because "things" happen with me there. It's purely coincidence! I keep telling my DW that she'll have to go with me someday so we can break the curse or prove it wrong.