The Rough Guide to FrightFest

Have your say on what you would like to see new, changed or just kept the same at the next FrightFest.
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Re: The Rough Guide to FrightFest

Post by lisy-babe » Mon Aug 23, 2010 1:51 pm

A friend of mine organises LARP games. After some venues said "look, we're not going to be able to accept any more bookings from you because the smell drives the other customers away," they had to start issuing personal hygiene rules for players.

The rules included:

* If you're staying away from home for the weekend make sure you pack: Clean clothes for every day (including underwear), a towel, shampoo, shower gel, anti-perspirant, a toothbrush, and toothpaste.
* Before coming to a game make sure you shower (not bath because you'll just be stewing in your own juices) incl washing your hair.
* Wear anti-perspirant (deodorant doesn't stop you sweating so is not good enough).
* Wear clean clothes.

Last year was my first FF and I was quite surprised by how ripe such a large, air-conditioned auditorium smelled after a couple of days (and I have chronic sinus problems and my sense of smell is somewhat impaired so it must've been really bad for me to notice it!). The foyer (being smaller and less well airconned than the auditorium) was especially whiffy and it's the area members of the public seeing films in the couple of other, non-FF screens, will be using. I started to picture FF getting told the same thing as my friend's LARP group: You're putting off the other customers with the smell. Which made me think of the LARP hygiene guidance and left me wistfully wishing FF had something similar.

So, um, please be kind to your fellow film goers and shower before you leave the house/hotel/hostel of a morning!

In hygiene-related things: You'll wanna make sure you've got some tissues in your bag for when the cinema toilets are out of loo roll. I also made sure I had baby wipes with me for when I invariably spilled nacho cheese dip down my front, though it might just be me that's that clumsy.
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Re: The Rough Guide to FrightFest

Post by maxmum » Mon Aug 23, 2010 2:41 pm

Ouch... haha, yep there have been a few smellies floating about frightfest, overpowering booze smell or BO smell, they are both as bad :lol:

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Re: The Rough Guide to FrightFest

Post by xBIGJOEx » Mon Aug 23, 2010 3:03 pm

geeks smell?!?! who knew :lol:
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Re: The Rough Guide to FrightFest

Post by lisy-babe » Fri Aug 27, 2010 12:15 am

I was muchly amused to read a point about personal hygiene on the T&Cs on the pass!
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Re: The Rough Guide to FrightFest

Post by sherbetbizarre » Sat Aug 28, 2010 1:38 am

Add to the guide - bring earplugs for Screen 1 :evil:

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Post by zombie-elvira » Sat May 28, 2011 8:24 pm

I take a little blankie with me, as sometimes it can get a little a chilly (plus its great for snuggling down)
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Re: The Rough Guide to FrightFest

Post by Kris » Sun May 29, 2011 7:59 am

And a big cushion or pillow, one for numb bums and two, to hide behind
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Re: The Rough Guide to FrightFest

Post by Mr Bill » Mon May 30, 2011 7:05 pm

Much respect to anybody who brings and passes round a hip flask, thermos flasks not so much.

I think anybody who brings a picnic instead of cocktails, has misjudged the spirit of the occasion, but having said that, for some perverse reason, I would be secretly impressed by anyone I saw eating a bowl of cereal in the theatre, maybe I'll bring a box of Sugar Puffs this year.
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Post by Maniacal » Tue May 31, 2011 4:21 pm

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The Rough Guide to FrightFest

Post by daveroughcut » Tue May 31, 2011 7:16 pm

Condoms... to put over the head if the person in front of you and kill 'em. What row will you be in?

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Re: The Rough Guide to FrightFest

Post by Mr Bill » Thu Jun 02, 2011 6:31 pm

daveroughcut wrote:Condoms... to put over the head if the person in front of you and kill 'em. What row will you be in?
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Re: The Rough Guide to FrightFest

Post by Malky » Mon Jun 13, 2011 1:10 pm

Hey guys I'm planning to visit FF for the first time this year. I've been to Glasgow FF twice so I kinda know what to expect but I just want to clarify a couple of points.

Are seats numbered? A mate and I are going and therefore will want to sit together. Will we have to book our passes at the same time? or do you just claim any seats you can find?

The GFT has a lax attitude to drinking, does the London venue also share this attitude? In other wordfs I can bring a bag of booze and drink without fear of repercussion?

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Re: The Rough Guide to FrightFest

Post by streetrw » Mon Jun 13, 2011 1:57 pm

Malky wrote:Are seats numbered? A mate and I are going and therefore will want to sit together. Will we have to book our passes at the same time? or do you just claim any seats you can find?

Yes, the seats are allocated and you get that seat for the duration.
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Re: The Rough Guide to FrightFest

Post by Maniacal » Mon Jun 13, 2011 3:40 pm

streetrw wrote:
Malky wrote:Are seats numbered? A mate and I are going and therefore will want to sit together. Will we have to book our passes at the same time? or do you just claim any seats you can find?

Yes, the seats are allocated and you get that seat for the duration.
Didn't you have trouble locating your seat last year?
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Re: The Rough Guide to FrightFest

Post by streetrw » Mon Jun 13, 2011 3:42 pm

Maniacal wrote:
streetrw wrote:Yes, the seats are allocated and you get that seat for the duration.
Didn't you have trouble locating your seat last year?

Yes - they sold me O34 which turned out not to exist - the seating went from O33 to O35 across the aisle. I had to be relocated. If I am there this year, that won't be happening again.
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