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Got to the con around 10:30am. Wasn't able to sleep in as this bright light shone through the windows, and I was awake by 7:30am. Tried to nap, but kid downstairs decided to sing. Oy. Still not a great fan of rap.

Checked out the main room where there was to be "warm up singing for those who do not wish to awaken their roommates" or something like that. I think everybody decided to sleep in as there were no people singing. Then there was medieval dancing at 11am which sounded really interesting. The class was being taught by Franklin, the Interfilk guest from Germany. (think exchange student, only in this case, exchange filker) Was just going to watch, but ended up doing a little bit as all people attending were to participate. Did find somebody to take my place in the circle as I was meeting Joey at 11:30.

Joey & I walked over to the Mayflower restaurant - his sister Linda would meet us there once the dance class finished. Dim Sum. YUM! As usual, there were many plates spread over the table. Ended up leaving the leftovers in the Con Suite. Actually, the Mayflower restaurant was the place that Joey ended up taking me, greenmtnboy18 and mat_t the first night of Conjose.

Spent the rest of the afternoon listening to 4 Shillings Short, Kristophe Klover & Margaret Davis (Cynthia McQuillan had to cancel because she came down with laryngitis *sigh*), Jeff & Maya Bohnhoff (loved their song "We are the Cubs Fans" sung to "We are the Champions - much giggles)& Tony Fabris.

Next up, the Interfilk auction. People donate all kinds of stuff to be auctioned off to fund the Interfilk program. I spent the next hour ROTFLA especially when the the "Interfilk wenches and wenchers" (just what is the term for "male wenches"?) went up to the bidders and did whatever was needed to get them to increase their bids. Joey got into several bidding wars with Dr. Kathleen and the hottest fought duel was over Franklin's songbook. I laughed so hard my stomach was hurting *grin* I have to get a copy of some of the pictures!

I did win the first auction (very low key compared to what came after!) - a copy of Steve MacDonald's cd that he sent to friends for Christmas. Go Me!

Dinner Break! Back to Mayflower restaurant - 8 of us this time, me, Joey, Linda, Franklin, Dr. Kathleen, Katy,Steve and Ju. (It's sort of strange meeting people when you have been reading their live journals for months because of the friend's friends thing *grin*) Most of the restaurant was occupied by a wedding reception. Was surreal to hear singing through the walls and some that we thought to be in Chinese later turned out to be in English. After some discussion, we ended up ordering the banquet meal - oh my - combination plate of beef, char siu, duck and jellyfish. Then came some sort of beef with veggies served in a potato noodle nest. Shiitake mushrooms & bok choy, soy-ginger chicken, garlic crab, seafood soup, fried rice, a mongo steamed rock cod with ginger and scallions, and finished with sweet red bean soup. Again, the leftovers were left at the Con Suite.

On the way back to the hotel, I was my usual graceful self and went splat on the pavement in front of the hotel. Misjudged the curb. *sigh*. Scraped knee. I believe what I have is not called a cut, but an avulsion(sp?). I know this because I have done this many times. Doing the usual J-A thing, I of course picked myself up immediately and swore I was fine. Discovered the blood in the bathroom. Oh well. Linda had bandages *grin*

More concerts! First up was Ju & Katy. Wow! Need cds! Then Tom & Dave of Dandelion Wine - the GOH did their concert. Oy! More Wow! More cds!

Went to the dealers room and spent much money - bought Ju & Katy's newest cd, Dandelion Wine, two by Urban Tapestry (one has a track where Joey sings - talk about rare!), two by the Bohnhoffs, and my own copy of Moonshadows by Cynthia McQuillan.

Linda gave me a bottle of late harvest zin from the nearby (to her) Nevada City Winery. Yum! I have lots of dessert wines thanks to the Shoji's. Party time!

Late night filking seemed very low key. Listened for about an hour, but I was falling asleep. Needed the sing-a-long stuff to stay awake. Finally gave up and left around 1:15. Of course, now that I'm home, I'm wide awake.

Comments

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greenmtnboy18
Mar. 7th, 2004 06:30 am (UTC)
Whee! Deb, this sounds awesome. :-) So glad your lingering cold allowed you to get out and have some fun. Was feeling bad that you were feeling so poorly this week.

I really want to get to an all-filk con. (I keep wanting to go to FKO but it comes at exactly the wrong time of year for me.)

I loved the Mayflower... YUM!
patoadam
Mar. 11th, 2004 10:06 pm (UTC)
I see you are in Vermont. You know about the rotating East Coast filk cons? Concertino is in MA, but it won't roll around again until '06 or '07. See http://www.nefilk.us.
greenmtnboy18
Mar. 12th, 2004 06:00 am (UTC)
Oooh cool! Thank you!
debmats
Mar. 12th, 2004 07:21 am (UTC)
Isn't BB/BS BFKS done by the beginning of March?

You know you deserve a break after the craziness. Yesssss...
Fly out to California, Alex. Come to Consonance. You knows you wants it. You knows it will be fun. You deserves it, really you do. Yesssss. *grin*
greenmtnboy18
Mar. 12th, 2004 08:02 am (UTC)
LOL! STOP! STOP! I am *so* not supposed to be traveling...!

And no, my BFKS is the first weekend in April, so I'm still in craziness season for another month and a half. (the craziness extends to post-event by about two weeks at least.) BBBS's all over the country do them at different times, with most of them concentrated in the spring.
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