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I was commenting last night to a couple of friends that I was not as fatigued by the holiday as I had expected.  And then as I got back to our apartment in the early hours this morning, I felt that familiar drag set in.  Spoke too soon!   So Tony is getting the 'night passes' for the rest of the con and I'm going to be pulling bedtime cover with the children.

(This holiday so far is being an excellent illustration of just how much we have life-at-home optimised for everyone's needs and just how much work it is to cope without those optimisations.  I'd thought my physical stamina was going to be the limiting factor on what we got done; instead it's the family's collective emotional comfort level with being in new places and Doing Stuff.)

Before staying up too late talking to lovely people, last night I danced my legs off at the Clipping concert.  Clipping's hip-hop Afrofuturist dystopian concept album is up for the Hugo award for Best Dramatic Presentation: Short Form, and the con managed to persuade them to come over and play a gig to a bunch of geeks.  The queue for entry was long, and the room was set up with seating, but the band basically said "ok, we're not allowed to get rid of the chairs - we asked - but there's a lot of space here at the front", which was enough to get [personal profile] ceb up and dancing, and I followed.  It was ace.  I think that about 90% of the population right in front of the stage was female-presenting (and within that, mostly white, and mostly around mid-thirties or older).  I am not sure this is Clipping's usual audience demographic? I had a moment of looking around and realising I was dancing in the vicinity of a number of amazing women who I admire greatly and just feeling overwhelmed and joyous and incredibly lucky to be there at that time.  (Speaking of,[personal profile] mizkit also liked the gig.)

So I not only danced at a Clipping gig a few metres away from Daveed Diggs, I had a short appreciative conversation with him in the bar afterwards, and my internal squee may not stop for days.

Totally worth being shattered today.

Date: 2017-08-11 09:42 (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] wildeabandon
Eeee!

(I would guess that the clipping gig I went to in London was maybe 15% female and 30% white or thereabouts, but average age probably was into the 30s)

Date: 2017-08-11 14:41 (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] deborah_c
I've been moping at home because I'd been looking forward to going to Helsinki until I reluctantly sort-of-accepted that I wasn't going to be fit enough to. Except I've had a bit more energy last week and this, which leaves me thinking "But I could have gone..." but knowing that really, it would have been really, really stupid and I'd have spent most of the time exhausted in a hotel room. Which, honestly, I can do cheaper here, and maybe even Get Some (Limited) Stuff Done...

Date: 2017-08-11 17:00 (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] sebastienne
W.O.W. I am v. envious!

Date: 2017-08-11 19:31 (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] hilarita
That sounds like an awesome gig!

Date: 2017-08-12 00:08 (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] siderea
Before staying up too late talking to lovely people, last night I danced my legs off at the Clipping concert.

Waitwaitwait. Clipping concert?

the con managed to persuade them to come over and play a gig to a bunch of geeks

Wait, are you actually saying that Dav–

So I not only danced at a Clipping gig a few metres away from Daveed Diggs

–eed Diggs was there in the room with you?

I had a short appreciative conversation with him in the bar afterwards

*swoonfaintthud*

Date: 2017-08-12 04:14 (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] siderea
You MADE WORDS with your MOUTH!!! If you weren't all like "it will give you bees" you are made of IRON.
Edited Date: 2017-08-12 04:16 (UTC)

Date: 2017-08-15 09:49 (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] sfred
Eeeee!

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