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February 15th, 2015
07:40 pm


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Safely home from Capricon. I had a good time, got some badly needed emotional recharge, and am frustrated it ended so soon. I spent most of my con in concerts (between the Cafe and main stage), which meant that I was getting concerted out by the time the main event concerts came around Saturday night, with Cheshire Moon giving a great show opening for Alexander James Adams, who is still fabulous. I also made it to open filk both nights and carried my weight in the circles without (I think) being a filk hog.

I didn't make it to any regular programming, even though there was some I kind of wanted to get to, because there was so much music I wanted to hear. Since not being able to do all the things at the con that you'd want to isn't actually a complaint, the main things that were less than perfect were the horrible hotel air (seriously, hotel air is always so dry it's corrosive, but it seemed worse than usual -- is it just me?), and the fact that the parking lot was so jammed that we didn't dare leave on Saturday, so I didn't get to have Pita Inn. The con didn't seem to have more attendees than usual, and although there was a lot of snow around, I don't think snow piles were actually taking up more than a handful of parking spaces. I think the problem was that Valentine's Day was Saturday -- I think there were more mundanes than usual staying in the hotel, and there were certainly a lot of people coming to Saranello's.

I'm sure there were problems at the con that were actually con related, but the concom and staff handled them smoothly enough that I never noticed. Everything seemed to run very well. Kudos especially to the filk and cafe people who put together the parts I was at (and made them so all encompassing that I didn't get to much else).


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Date:February 16th, 2015 05:38 am (UTC)
I'm glad you enjoyed the music! It was a pretty awesome weekend, and I was happy to actually make it to more open filk than has been possible for the last couple of years. :-)

I hear ya on the parking... I only made it out of the hotel for one meal, and that was over to Cooper's Hawk on Thursday night, 'cause we could walk and not move cars! It took me close to 30 minutes to find a parking space the first time... I wasn't about to risk having to do that again.

It was good to see and hear you this weekend! Sorry you didn't make it to any other programming... I've quit even looking at the schedule for Cap, 'cause I know I'll just be frustrated by all the things I want to go to and can't!
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