How much sleep do you get a during FRFF?
100% dainty! · 12 years, 10 months 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! · 12 years, 10 months ago
i find i enjoy the festival much more when i actually take care of myself.
A girl named Becca · 12 years, 10 months ago
Word. I stay up later than I would normally, but I sleep in enough to make up for it.
nate... · 12 years, 10 months 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 · 12 years, 10 months ago
For that matter, it matters where you stay if you don't camp. The commute in can be interesting.
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 · 12 years, 10 months 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 · 12 years, 10 months 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 · 12 years, 10 months 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 · 12 years, 10 months 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 · 12 years, 10 months 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.
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
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
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.)
one year i WAS in my tent, in my sleeping bag, all ready to sleep.
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).
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
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
not from that year, you don't, because you weren't there.
it was '02 or '03, I think.
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 · 12 years, 9 months ago
> Sleeping at night upstairs is a lot easier
> with earplugs, I've found.
And a shotgun to go scare off the poseurs with...
poseurs? is that what we're calling them now?
(i guess it's kinder than the other terms we were using ... )
zil · 12 years, 9 months 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.
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