One thing I hadn’t quite grasped about being here: there are a lot of people here. Like a hundred and fifty of them. It’s kind of nice. Most SF summer workshops are about 15 people, which is great and all, but that’s a lot of togetherness. Here, it’s basically a party all the time. And you have the space to retreat and seek relative anonymity if you want.
Actually, it’s quite literally a party all the time. The amount of free booze is astounding. Two receptions a day w/ beer and wine. Alcohol at dinner every other day. And then booze at a house nearby until maybe 12:30-1 AM every night. It is crazy. Oddly, not drinking allows me to keep pace much better than if I did drink =)