Seem to recall that mods don't like people to take an existing thread and hijack it, so I'll create a new thread about it... Since about the only person you can dance with the first year is Haley unless you are incredibly lucky (and Haley is assuming you remembered her birthday and gave her a liked/loved present) is it worth going to the flower festival the first year? Will you get a modest boost with all the villagers that you talk to, or is the first year better spent getting the farm up and running? Haley is not who I choose as a dance partner so for first year am I better off foraging and mining, and saying "bah, humbug" to the flower dance? Also, why dos Haley HAVE to be the Queen of the Flower Dance? Why can't Abby win it one year and just really cheese Haley off? And, since I haven't gotten an answer on this yet, when talking to Haley during a normal day and it says "Haley is ignoring you" or "Haley is too busy to pay attention to you" do you still get a friendship boost? Among the reasons I dislike Haley, she'll ignore you completely. Shane may be very rude at first but he at least acknowledges you. Is it weird that I like her more bizarre sister quite a bit but pretty heavily detest Haley?