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How much sleep do you get a during FRFF?

poll How much sleep do you get a during FRFF?
Sleep? I Don't need no stinkin sleep!
Less than 4 hours a night.
4-6 hours a night.
I can't go to FRFF, you insensitive clod.
I nap whenever I can during the day.
I get a normal night's sleep.
  47 Votes - 29 Posts
   Discussion: How much sleep do you get a during FRFF?
Steve Martin · 17 years ago
100% dainty! · 17 years ago
If I'm volunteering in the morning, I usually get like 6 hours of sleep, cause I rarely go to bed before midnight at frff.
goovie is married! · 17 years ago
i find i enjoy the festival much more when i actually take care of myself.
A girl named Becca Back · 17 years ago
Word. I stay up later than I would normally, but I sleep in enough to make up for it.
Bruce Rose · 17 years ago
It's easier to sleep if you're not camping.
nate... Back · 17 years ago
while I agree.... it really depends on WHERE you're camping.

I'll grant that I slept a little better the one year I stayed in a hotel..... but... it was only a LITTLE better....

If only the sun would come up later, I could sleep. They should really have falcon ridge in september.... or some other non-obscenely-hot time of the year.

I'm not asking for much... just.... later than 5:30 am.

Bruce Rose Back · 17 years ago
For that matter, it matters where you stay if you don't camp.  The commute in can be interesting.
stealthlori Back · 17 years ago
i'm a big fan of hotelling/B&Bing, but if I don't have a room (and it looks like I may not this year), I find earplugs invaluable.

they don't solve that dratted daytime-heat problem, unfortunately.
ChrisChin is Getting Old · 17 years ago
I probably averaged 4-5 hours of sleep a night last year. Which showed, as I had really big bags underneath my eyes and was half awake driving home on Sunday night.

I find that when it's not sunny out in the morning, I can get much more sleep since I'm not baking in my tent.
Misch Back · 17 years ago
That's why I usually try to get back up the hill and into the bondage chair as early as possible.
John J. Ryan · 17 years ago
I debate on whether to stay up late (2-3 AM) jamming or song-circling or to go to bed early so I can tarp run early in the morning. Doing both is VERY tough.

Last year I went to bed early many nights, Friday in particular because the rainstorm sapped all my energy from stressing out. Not fun. Who knows what this year will bring.
lawrence · 17 years ago
last year I didn't really stay up very late any night and found that it was one of the best times I've had at the festival. I think I'll be leaning towards more sleep again this year.
Misch · 17 years ago
I haven't gotten a whole lot of sleep at Falcon ridge of late... but that's because I've been emceeing late-night sessions at The Budgiedome.
stealthlori Back · 17 years ago
and a fine job you make of it, too. :)
Phoenix Back · 17 years ago
emceeing l??
stealthlori Back · 17 years ago
yes, paul is our official master of ceremonies and introducer of talent. which means he's up until the performers stop wanting to play. :D
Phoenix Back · 17 years ago
morning Lori!

You're training for Falcon Ridge? ;-)
stealthlori Back · 17 years ago
psha. no, I'm just on Hawaii Standard Time. :P

(it's GOOD to go to bed before sunrise. it's GOOD to go to bed before sunrise. it's GOOD to ... )

i'm digging your latest screen name. :D
Phoenix Back · 17 years ago
Ha. And I'm digging your new screen name!

(it's GOOD to go to bed before sunrise)

So true. That reminds me of FRFF '03 when I couldn't motivate myself to go to "bed" on Sat (I had to stalk one of my fav folksingers at the BOT tent and when Butch Ross started to play at 4 am I was just glued to my seat. D'oh.)
stealthlori Back · 17 years ago
one year i WAS in my tent, in my sleeping bag, all ready to sleep.

and then.

adam brodsky showed up in the 'dome at something like 3:30 am.

and after ten minutes of trying to giggle silently, so as not to wake steve and andrew who WERE asleep beside me, i had to give up and re-join the madness.

hence my repeated endorsement of earplugs for people who actually WANT to sleep but are easily distracted (or disturbed by sound).
Phoenix Back · 17 years ago

But Adam Brodsky is teh fun (but I'm not sure if this is still true at 3:30am.)

Earplugs don't seem to work with my ears :( I tried them last year for the first time not at FRFF but on the plane homebound but they didn't fit that well. I got cranky and just tried it with pressure (in one ear) - the only result was that when I released the plug the ear decided to hurl it about 2 feet across the aisle. *facepalm* :D
stealthlori Back · 17 years ago
i think he's even funnier when he's sleep-deprived and so is everyone he's singing to. or maybe it just seemed that way because i totally didn't want to be quaking with laughter at that point, but i couldn't help it.

the ear decided to hurl it about 2 feet across the aisle


sorry, but that's just funny. although not as funny as adam. :D
Bender Back · 17 years ago
I have photographs!
stealthlori Back · 17 years ago
not from that year, you don't, because you weren't there.

it was '02 or '03, I think.
stealthlori · 17 years ago
I usually get 4-6 hours a night, and try to nap some during the day. Last year was a personal first for me -- I actually fell asleep outside my tent one afternoon, because I was exhausted and it was entirely too ovenlike *in* the tent. I've never slept out in the open like that before in my life, far as I can recall.

Sleeping at night upstairs is a lot easier with earplugs, I've found.
Misch Back · 17 years ago

> Sleeping at night upstairs is a lot easier
> with earplugs, I've found.

And a shotgun to go scare off the poseurs with...
stealthlori Back · 17 years ago
poseurs? is that what we're calling them now?

(i guess it's kinder than the other terms we were using ... )
zil · 17 years ago
it depends on weither I bring sedatives or if I use some other substance to calm myself or if I try to do it without drugs... and that never ends well(in this instance I'm talking perscribed drugs, just to avoid the wrath of the addament anti-drugs people here).

on a regular basis I get 0-2 hours of sleep a night when I'm NOT at frff... so I dunno. it depends.
nate... · 17 years ago
is a lot easier when you camp downstairs. :)

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