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Show of hands: Are you going to attend in person? (Read 1164 times)
Jan 26th, 2022 at 9:39am

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Crunch time approaching.

So, who's decided to attend the Marathon this year?
 
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Reply #1 - Jan 26th, 2022 at 7:41pm

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I won’t be going along with 4 others in my group.
 
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Reply #2 - Jan 28th, 2022 at 7:51pm

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Lile wrote on Jan 26th, 2022 at 7:41pm:
I won’t be going along with 4 others in my group.


     Wise decision, Lile.  There are a lot of irresponsible people out there, & this latest variant has jumped past the vaccine in certain genetically pre-disposed individuals.

     Gotta say, I'm a bit nervous myself about working this thing this year.  I reckon I'll triple-mask, stay locked in the booth, & keep away from everyone.

     Maybe we'll see you next year.   Smiley

     Stay healthy.  Stay safe.

 

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Reply #3 - Jan 28th, 2022 at 8:19pm

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David the Projectionist wrote on Jan 28th, 2022 at 7:51pm:
Lile wrote on Jan 26th, 2022 at 7:41pm:
I won’t be going along with 4 others in my group.


     Wise decision, Lile.  There are a lot of irresponsible people out there, & this latest variant has jumped past the vaccine in certain genetically pre-disposed individuals.

     Gotta say, I'm a bit nervous myself about working this thing this year.  I reckon I'll triple-mask, stay locked in the booth, & keep away from everyone.

     Maybe we'll see you next year.   Smiley

     Stay healthy.  Stay safe.



But, the power that be says it'll be super low risk
 
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Reply #4 - Jan 28th, 2022 at 10:26pm

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L.A. Connection wrote on Jan 28th, 2022 at 8:19pm:
But, the power that be says it'll be super low risk


     And maybe theyre right.  Then again, maybe theyre wrong.  The thing is, no one knows for sure: there could be a new variant that sweeps in, there could be a resurgence of the old one.  Nothing is written in stone right now, and "low risk" is a subjective determination.  Would you be "low risk" if youre immunocompromised?  Would you be "low risk" if youre diabetic?  Asthmatic?  Having several comorbidities?
     You have to be careful making such pronouncements: there are a lot of factors that might come into play that would make some people as far from "low risk" as can be imagined.  And being locked in a room for 24 hours with people who eat & sneeze & drink & cough might raise the risk factor up a few points.
     We dont know for sure, so being cautious seems a well-considered & intelligent choice.

 

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Reply #5 - Jan 29th, 2022 at 7:26pm

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My regular cohorts and I will not be attending.
We're doing a a zoom based Marathon instead, of our own concocting.
 

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Reply #6 - Jan 30th, 2022 at 6:14pm

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My wife and I will be following the Marathon along from home (and recording the experience again) just to be safe. We're hoping next year we can come back to watch it live with everyone.
 
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Reply #7 - Jan 30th, 2022 at 7:47pm

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UncleTim wrote on Jan 30th, 2022 at 6:14pm:
My wife and I will be following the Marathon along from home (and recording the experience again) just to be safe. We're hoping next year we can come back to watch it live with everyone.


I didn't think there was any virtual Marathon element planned, only for the festival. Has that changed in the last few days?
 

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Reply #8 - Jan 30th, 2022 at 7:59pm

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I didn't think there was any virtual Marathon element planned, only for the festival. Has that changed in the last few days?

There isn't. For the past few years we haven't been able to make it to Somerville for various reasons so we get a hold of the movies being shown (usually we already have a bunch of them in our collection) and just watch right along according to the schedule.
 
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Reply #9 - Jan 31st, 2022 at 2:02pm

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Was really hoping for a virtual option for the thon.  Leaning toward not going this year, given how bad omicron is.  Even if everyone at the thon is boosted, we would still have to take public transport to get there and back.  Will probably just do our own at home thon this year.
 
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Reply #10 - Jan 31st, 2022 at 8:20pm

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BrianInNH wrote on Jan 31st, 2022 at 2:02pm:
Was really hoping for a virtual option for the thon.  Leaning toward not going this year, given how bad omicron is.  Even if everyone at the thon is boosted, we would still have to take public transport to get there and back.  Will probably just do our own at home thon this year.



Yeah, me too.

If I have the time and energy I will post a full list of Watch At Home links to the movies. If anyone else wants to - feel free. I will give it a good placement on the site
 
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Reply #12 - Feb 2nd, 2022 at 11:24am

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Sadly, I will also not be attending in person this year. 

If someone wants to step up and run the music this year, I'd be glad to help with the playlist and give the run-down on how the technical side works.

I'll miss everyone dearly, as this is one of the high points of the cold and bleary season that is winter in Somerville, but health has to come first. 

Dan Abraham
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attending since 2003 SF28,
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Reply #13 - Feb 3rd, 2022 at 9:33pm

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anu3bis wrote on Feb 2nd, 2022 at 11:24am:
Sadly, I will also not be attending in person this year. 

If someone wants to step up and run the music this year, I'd be glad to help with the playlist and give the run-down on how the technical side works.

I'll miss everyone dearly, as this is one of the high points of the cold and bleary season that is winter in Somerville, but health has to come first. 

Dan Abraham
Music Meister


Sorry to hear that. But, it's a personal choice. We seem to be losing a good core of our audience.

Full strength in 2023!
 
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Reply #14 - Feb 4th, 2022 at 2:53am

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L.A. Connection wrote on Feb 3rd, 2022 at 9:33pm:
[quote author=3B342F693833295A0 link=1643207940/12#12 date=1643819076]Sadly, I will also not be attending in person this year. 

If someone wants to step up and run the music this year, I'd be glad to help with the playlist and give the run-down on how the technical side works.

I'll miss everyone dearly, as this is one of the high points of the cold and bleary season that is winter in Somerville, but health has to come first. 

Dan Abraham
Music Meister


Sorry to hear that. But, it's a personal choice. We seem to be losing a good core of our audience.

Full strength in 2023!
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Wish we could all be there this year, next year at sf 48
 
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