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February 14th, 2006 - Phil's Rambling Rants

February 14th, 2006

February 14th, 2006
03:05 am

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Capricon, part 3
Sunday morning, the first order of business after hauling myself out of bed was the concert for the participants in the Performance Master Class.  Because I assumed that the concert was in the same order as the class, I made an effort to be there 10 minutes before the concert was to begin.  I was a little surprised to see that there was a stage set up.  A nice touch, and probably the first time a couple of the participants had ever been on a stage.  Things were a little bit fannishly disorganized, but I did end up leading off, after a little confusion.  I introduced myself to the audience with the instafilk (see part 1) about Saturday, which I really had composed in the shower, which got laughs, and did “The Word of God”, as the masters had recommended, without the fingerpicks.  It felt fine, but I’ve been really amazed by the number and intensity of comments on how much of an improvement it made and how well I did.  Thanks, guys.

art show success and still more filkingCollapse )

All in all, this is the most fun I’ve had at Capricon in a couple of decades.  Which is not to say that it isn’t usually fun, but this was the best the music has been in a long time, with the best support from the convention that it’s ever had.  There were some imperfections, like the con suite closing at 2, and the Internet Cafe apparently not looking at the schedule of other music events when deciding when to have performers, and the confusion about where the music would be Saturday night, but overall, I had a fantastic time, and I mainly thank singlemaltsilk for putting together such a great music program, and daddy_guido and the rest of the committee for letting her do it.  In fact, the only person who’s probably not happy is billroper, and that’s because he’s running filk next year and he’s going to have to work his ass off to clear the bar where singlemaltsilk has set it.

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