I felt a huge disappointment and then let it go. There was some debate about this amongst my friends in Auroville and the general opinion is that people were still grappling with the aftermath of the cyclone. You can see the picture of my room, the same morning I started the workshop.
Well, the next day a couple of my friends showed up and slowly more people joined. In the end, I enjoyed the event as much as any other event.
It was a good learning experience for me. One of those practical lessons to learn that "It is not over till it is over"