Phil Parker (tigertoy) wrote,
Phil Parker

Home from GAFilk

I have just made it home from GAFilk. Although there weren't any actual problems with the drive, it was still too much driving. Even though we left Thursday afternoon and spent the night in Tennessee, I still arrived at the con pretty drained. It was nice to see people, but by the time the scheduled activities were done, I was too tired to filk. Saturday was better. I played several games of Dominion with filkcook with concerts in the background. I was actually in the room for Gwen Knighton's concert, because even though I'm Dominion-obsessed, I wanted to fully attend her. The dinner dance was awesome (the music was great, high point of a wonderful musical weekend), the dance was fun (I continue to wish I had the chance to dance with a welcoming, fun group of people I feel safe with more often than once a year, so that maybe I could actually learn to do it a little better), the food was hotel banquet food. I did manage to get my guitar to open filk Saturday, and sat in the alternate room where there weren't very many people and had a good time for a while, until the room broke up, mostly to join the big room, and I felt too tired to try to fit into the big room. Sunday got off to a slow start -- apparently no-one else went to bed at all early Saturday night, and the Ecumenifilk didn't get started until half an hour late. Then we had a special Stan Rogers concert by decadentdave, dinner at Barbecue Kitchen, and a good dead dog filk, which I departed before I really wanted to in the interest of being able to function for the long drive home. birder2 got up too early; we were actually on the road by 9:30 (which is about when I would have wanted to get up), so I'm home and writing this more than an hour before I'd expect to be home, though I'm so tired that it's a good thing I'm not driving any more. But maybe I'd be less tired if I'd had a couple more hours of sleep to start the day.

Thanks to all the friends who talked to me and/or hugged me, and thanks to everyone for all the music.
Tags: cons, filk, friends, travel
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