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#1 Luvsdaizies

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Posted 27 March 2012 - 08:05 PM

Hey all....


Check out the new page on the Gathering of the Vibes Website


http://gatheringofthevibes.com/faq


There's a ton of answers here that cover our most frequently asked questions here at HQ.


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#2 Luvsdaizies

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Posted 27 March 2012 - 08:17 PM

Here is a repost of the Top Things to Brings to Vibes to make your adventure most comfortable.

 

Feel free to add your own must haves!

 

GATHERING OF THE VIBES 2013!!!!!!

 

This is a living list, if you see something that shouldn't be here or something we overlooked speak up and we can add it to the list

 

What To Bring

 

550 Cord

AAA Roadside Membership Card

A Few Friends

Air Mattress/Battery Powered Air Mattress Pump

Aspirin, Tylenol, Advil

Baby Powder

Baby Wipes Or Cleansing Cloths (keep in your cooler for a mid-day Freshener)

Band-Aids/First Aid Kit /with Tweezers

Batteries

Beer (In Cans. No Glass, No Kegs. If it fits in your pocket your ok!)

 

Binder Clips (for bags of food/to hang tapestries)

Blanket For Seating

Blankets/Sleeping Bags

Booze (No Glass!!! Put It In An Empty 2 Liter Coke Bottle)

Bubbles

Bug Spray :bee:

Camera/Film/Batteries/Extra Memory Card (attach contact info)

Camping Gear

Cell Phone & Charger

Change Of Clothes

Clorox/Lysol Disinfecting Wipes

Cook-ware

Cooler – 5-day coolers ROCK!

Common Sense And Respect

Contact/Eye-Wear Necessities

Contraceptives/Condoms (Or You Will End Up In Family Camping) :funny1:

Cups

Deodorant

Drinking Water (A Case Or Two Of Bottled Water Is A Good Idea)

Drum

Duct Tape

Earplugs (Great For Sleeping)

Eco-Friendly Soap (I.e.; Dr. Bronner's Pure Castile)

Extra Set Of Car Keys (Put Them In Your Friends Car)

Extra Sneakers/Sandals

Face Paint

Feminine Products

Fire Extinguisher If You Bring A Grill Or Lantern  :fireman:

First Aid Kit (moleskin, small scissors, and surgical tape for blisters)

Flag Or Banner To Mark Your Stuff & Find Friends

Flashlight

Food

Fork, Knives, Spoons

Frisbee

Frozen Water Bottles, Jugs, Large Ziplocs

Gas (somewhat full tank for waiting in line)

Glitter

Glow-Sticks

Grill (You Must Bring A Fire Extinguisher)

Guitar

Hacky Sack

Hammer (Rubber) For Stakes

Hat For Shade  :norm:

Hoodie

Hula Hoop's

ID (Identification) especially if you are over 21 and want to purchase beer  :toast:

Jumper Cables Or Booster Pack

Kindness

Lantern; Battery Operated

Laundry Bag

Lawn Chair

Lighter(s); All Weather Matches

Love Your In Heart :wub:

Mirror

Money

Mouth Wash

Mud Boots

Peace

Pen & Paper To Jot Down New Friends Contact Info

Pillow

Portable FM Radio (Tuned To Radio Vibes Wpkn, 89.5 In Bridgeport)

Prescriptions, Allergy Meds (In Original Prescription Bottle)

Rain Gear

Recyclable Items (I.e.; Mess Kit Vs. Paper Plates)

Repair Kit (Duct Tape, Needle, Thread, Nylons Patches, No Seam Material, Nylon, Rope, Shock Chord, Seam Grip, Splint/Shim For Broken Tent Pole, Etc.)

Shade Tent

Smokes :smoke:

Snacks :eating:

Soap/Shampoo

Socks (Bring Extra!)

Solar Powered Garden Lights - Post near your Tent Guide lines for safety

Sunscreen

Sunglasses B)

Table, Folding Or Camping

Tarp

Tent (All Weather/Waterproof With Ground Pad & Rain Fly)

+ An extra for Friends, Cooler or Storage

Toilet Paper (Back Up)

Toothbrush/Toothpaste

Towels

Trash Bags (Heavy Duty)

Wagon (To Bring Ice Back To Your Camp Site)

Water For Bathing (Gallon Jugs)

Water Spray Bottle

*Your Ticket*, Directions, Travel Passes, & Any Special Parking Passes

Zip Lock Bags (In-Case It Rains)

Zip Ties

Extra Non-Perishable Food For Food Drive

 

:rulez:RULES

NO NITROUS

NO BALLOONS

NO GLASS BOTTLES

NO PETS

NO OPEN FIRES or TIKI TORCHES (Contained charcoal & propane grills are fine)

NO GUNS, WEAPONS or DRUGS

NO GENERATORS UNLESS YOU HAVE A RV PASS

 

PLEASE NOTE!!!!!

:papy:

You MUST have a fire extinguisher if you bring a grill or lantern!!!! 

 

 

*Disclaimer - If you bring all this stuff, you will need a bus or RV to put it all in.

 

*TIPS

:good_idea:

 

 

Attach contact info to things like cell phone, camera, and other valuables so we can contact you if your items get turned in to Lost & Found. Medical Tape and Sharpie or a Luggage Tag should do the trick!

 

Consolidate with your friends

  • You don’t need 4 bottles of bug spray and 4 first aid kits at camp!
  • Bring a mini tent to be used as a supply area.
  • Keep cups, paper products, first aid kits & other sharable items in an accessible place for all.


#3 Luvsdaizies

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Posted 27 March 2012 - 08:18 PM

If your bringing kids here is their list too!


Baby Meds

Baby Wipes

Ball

Bottles & Sip Cups

Bubbles

Beach Towel

Bug Spray

Camera

Clothes For Rain Or Shine

Crayons

Decongestant

Diapers Or Pull-Ups

Diaper Rash Stuff

Ear Plugs

Face Paint

Favorite Pillow

Finger Snacks

Flag (To Mark Campsite)

Flashlight

Gallon Water Jugs

Games

Glow Stick

Hats

Head Phones

Jogger Stroller

Kids Potty

Laundry Bag

Magnifying Glass

More Than 1 Pair Of Shoes

Paper/Coloring Books

Picture Books

Playing Cards

Play Dough

Raincoat

Recent Photo Of Your Child

Reflective Wrist Bands/Patches (Helps to see kids at night!)

Rubber Boots

Security Blanket

Shade Tent

Small Blow Up Pool

Spray Bottles

Stroller

Stuffed Animals (Blankie, Pillow)

Sunscreen & Hat

Tooth Brush

Umbrella

Wagon



#4 Norty

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Posted 05 April 2012 - 03:21 AM

Be prepared but don't overpack! Got home from the festival plenty of times and unpacked gear I hauled around ....then never even looked at the whole time.

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Posted 05 April 2012 - 03:43 AM

A battery operated fan if the weather is going to be like last year.... I got one at Dick's Sporting Goods last year for small money and the original set of batteries still work and it got a ton of use last year.

A somewhat full tank of gas when you show up so you don't have to be towed like these people (ingress line).

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Or without a proper amount of gas or a two rope bring friends like these people:

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#6 jimbo02816

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Posted 06 April 2012 - 10:08 PM

Battery powered air mattress pump is a necessity, especially if heat is a concern like last year...PLUS a battery powered tent fan for sleeping.

#7 jimbo02816

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Posted 07 April 2012 - 08:03 PM

Here's a great one.. the bugs on the ground in general camping last year made sitting at our campsite a nightmare. Everybody was getting their feet and ankles bitten. I swore that this year I would bring a tarp or carpet to put on the ground near my tent where we chill. Just remembered it so thought I'd pass it along :bee:

#8 Joker

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Posted 10 April 2012 - 10:46 PM

Will nitrous filled exploding glass dogs be allowed this year? :huh:

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#9 Luvsdaizies

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Posted 16 April 2012 - 03:55 PM

nope, not this year.

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Posted 08 May 2012 - 02:42 AM

one thing i dont see on the list is moleskin
bring a small pair of scissors, a package of moleskin and some surgical tape
any blisters or raw rub marks from your shoes can be dressed securely so you can dance/walk comfortably
even in the most well-worn-in shoes/sandals, these things tend to happen at fests in my experience
what could be worse than being at vibes and not being able to dance? :dance:

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Posted 09 May 2012 - 02:29 AM

Are backpacks allowed on the concert field? I may be getting there saturday morning but wont be able to check into hotel until later. Also hydration packs with water in them, allowed on concert field? Are beverages at all allowed on the field?

#12 mgm92

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Posted 09 May 2012 - 08:36 PM

what about bicycles? would we even have room to ride them? I'm just curious... i know it might seem strange but this is all new to me! thank you!!!

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Posted 09 May 2012 - 08:46 PM

@jcomeau amd mgm92...in order.....anyone please correct me if I'm wrong...yes, backpacks are allowed on concert field but they will be searched..no personal alcohol...you must buy alcohol inside the venue. You may bring ONE sealed 24 oz or less bottle of water onto the concert field. Hydration packs allowed but they must be empty upon entry. You can fill them up once inside the venue. You can drink all personal alcohol at your campsite but you can't bring any into venue. Yes bicycles are allowed but not on the concert field. They must be locked up (plenty of places to do this) before you enter concert field. Plenty of room to ride bicycles. I'm bringing bicycles this year to get around easier because last year the heat and long walks almost killed me.

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Posted 09 May 2012 - 08:52 PM

Correction...hydration packs, camel packs are NOT allowed anywhere inside venue...sorry for screw up

#15 Luvsdaizies

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Posted 09 May 2012 - 08:53 PM

Yes, you can bring backpacks, just not coolers.

No hydration packs either.

You can bring in 1 sealed 24 oz bottle of water from the Day entrance at North Grove.

#16 mgm92

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Posted 09 May 2012 - 09:57 PM

@jcomeau amd mgm92...in order.....anyone please correct me if I'm wrong...yes, backpacks are allowed on concert field but they will be searched..no personal alcohol...you must buy alcohol inside the venue. You may bring ONE sealed 24 oz or less bottle of water onto the concert field. Hydration packs allowed but they must be empty upon entry. You can fill them up once inside the venue. You can drink all personal alcohol at your campsite but you can't bring any into venue. Yes bicycles are allowed but not on the concert field. They must be locked up (plenty of places to do this) before you enter concert field. Plenty of room to ride bicycles. I'm bringing bicycles this year to get around easier because last year the heat and long walks almost killed me.


so you can use the bike to get around the arts craft areas and bathrooms? or the beach? and you said there are places to lock em up but do you remember where they are? right outside concert field? bathrooms?

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Posted 09 May 2012 - 11:05 PM

so you can use the bike to get around the arts craft areas and bathrooms? or the beach? and you said there are places to lock em up but do you remember where they are? right outside concert field? bathrooms?


if you have a lock that can fit using a chain link fence, that is the most abundant place to lock your bikes up
i think there were some bike stands but cant remember clearly as i am a hoofer...
lots of good biking there but you will have to walk it through checkpoints and i am pretty sure you cant bring it onto the main stage field
if you camp in west camping (tazwookistan) a bike is a great idea as it is a good walk to the stage

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Posted 09 May 2012 - 11:26 PM

if you have a lock that can fit using a chain link fence, that is the most abundant place to lock your bikes up i think there were some bike stands but cant remember clearly as i am a hoofer... lots of good biking there but you will have to walk it through checkpoints and i am pretty sure you cant bring it onto the main stage field if you camp in west camping (tazwookistan) a bike is a great idea as it is a good walk to the stage


thank you!!!

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Posted 10 May 2012 - 01:12 PM

You can use bicycles anywhere except the concert field..not sure about helmet rules for kids...check CT state law

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Posted 10 May 2012 - 05:25 PM

between set changes the main road gets too busy to ride sometimes but usually you can use the bike lane without too many problems. people are gettng used to leaving that open and there are more bikes each year, too.

don't forget to decorate your bike with lights or something too! i also bring a basket and a bungee to attach it - really invaluable. :thup:

#21 mgm92

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Posted 10 May 2012 - 07:47 PM

between set changes the main road gets too busy to ride sometimes but usually you can use the bike lane without too many problems. people are gettng used to leaving that open and there are more bikes each year, too. don't forget to decorate your bike with lights or something too! i also bring a basket and a bungee to attach it - really invaluable. :thup:


it be obvious to some but whats the basket for? lol
and the bungee?

#22 JBetty

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Posted 10 May 2012 - 08:06 PM

She puts stuff in the basket and lends the bungee as a seat belt to Butch so he won't fall out of the golf cart... again.

#23 Luvsdaizies

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Posted 10 May 2012 - 09:25 PM

:rotf:

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Posted 11 May 2012 - 12:33 AM

No hydration pack at all huh? I can see the reason for not allowing them to brought in full, but really? That would make it soo much easier to keep hydrated and not miss the music.

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Posted 11 May 2012 - 12:32 PM

it be obvious to some but whats the basket for? lol and the bungee?


bike basket = invaluable, to me. the bungee is wayyy too small to hold our Butch onto a golf cart but works great to get the basket attached to the bike.

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Posted 11 May 2012 - 06:45 PM

bike basket = invaluable, to me. the bungee is wayyy too small to hold our Butch onto a golf cart but works great to get the basket attached to the bike.


Nice!!! :)

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Posted 11 May 2012 - 06:53 PM

throw a couple beers in, ride over to someone's campsite to hang out, throw a water in, don't have to carry it, stuff an extra shirt in it.... the first year we were back at bridgeport, it was my last time out the door and the basket that holds my mail on the kitchen wall caught my eye. hmmmmm. grabbed and emptied it and haven't not brought it since. :thup:

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Posted 12 May 2012 - 05:39 PM

HEY! GOD DAMN KIDS! :joker:




:lol:

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Posted 19 May 2012 - 08:43 PM

Crocs or other similar shoes can help when at the beach..we spent a lot of time at Midwest Beach last year rocks made it somewhat uncomfortable to wade out...also, goggles for the eyes to protect against the salt water...(if you choose to swim)....oh yes almost forgot: Gold Bond powder to prevent salt-water crotch rotPosted Image

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Posted 19 May 2012 - 08:45 PM

It would be a shame if this one had crotch rotPosted Image

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Posted 28 May 2012 - 02:58 PM

Battery powered air mattress pump is a necessity, especially if heat is a concern like last year...PLUS a battery powered tent fan for sleeping.


great advice...forgot about need for a fan!

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Posted 31 May 2012 - 02:18 PM

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Large Sze Binder Clips - perfect to reseal a bag o chips or hang a tapestry / drop cloth off the side of an ez-up.

i will usually throw in a 3 pack of the 7mil clear palstic dropcloths in the car, to attach to the sides of my ez-up in case it rains.

these can come in handy as well
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Posted 01 June 2012 - 04:45 PM

Tabbooma likes to write his name and camp address in his undies :)

#34 little frog

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Posted 01 June 2012 - 05:02 PM

totally bringing Jane Canondale (my bicycle)

#35 Karen

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Posted 01 June 2012 - 07:28 PM

throw a couple beers in, ride over to someone's campsite to hang out, throw a water in, don't have to carry it, stuff an extra shirt in it.... the first year we were back at bridgeport, it was my last time out the door and the basket that holds my mail on the kitchen wall caught my eye. h :mmmmm. grabbed and emptied it and haven't not brought it since. :thup:



I ordered a basket today! :woot:

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Posted 02 June 2012 - 01:40 AM

A fishing pool and some "bait" (lighters and such) to fish for people that try to ground score. Saw it at SC....very entertaining!

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Posted 06 June 2012 - 11:36 PM

Reading the tips makes me all the more excited... bubbles :)

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Posted 07 June 2012 - 10:47 PM

so you can use the bike to get around the arts craft areas and bathrooms? or the beach? and you said there are places to lock em up but do you remember where they are? right outside concert field? bathrooms?

I highly recommend bringing a skateboard if you have one. No need to lock anything up!

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Posted 13 June 2012 - 06:04 PM

plenty of room to chain your bike to the fence near the concert field ... fun to go for a ride, and really nice for riding down to the free public showers (in the cement building a half mile or so outside the gate, along the beach) ...

orange surveyors flagging tape to mark your tent lines (makes them easier to see when it's dark) ... wookie repellant ...

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Posted 11 July 2012 - 02:30 PM

Here's a good one.....YOUR TICKETS!! Any admin have a count on how many folks showed up last year without their tix?

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Posted 11 July 2012 - 03:38 PM

You can bring EMPTY CamelBacks onto the concert field. Fill em up at the hydration station

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Posted 12 July 2012 - 05:06 PM

yea! did a dry run with tent, ez-up and blow up mattress. New tent this year should save a bit of time and
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Now to gather all my other "essentials"

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Posted 16 July 2012 - 12:45 AM

Hi all, thanks for this FAQ page, it's great! Re: camelbaks/water bottles, this is quoted from the Vibes website. I'm thinking of printing it and taking it with me because last year some of the security guards were unaware that you could bring empty bottles through the check points and it was quite annoying! See you there!

Attendees walking from the camping areas into general assembly areas may pass through security check points with:
  • 1-24 oz sealed or unsealed water per person. No coolers.
  • Any non-alcohol beverage purchased from a food vendor may pass through security check points.
  • Per state law, you cannot bring alcohol into the concert or general assembly areas.
  • Any container larger than 24 oz needs to be emptied and can be refilled at our free water station (located at the Food Court)
  • Empty CamelBacks, or empty water bottles up to 1 gallon, may be brought into General Assembly and filled at our free filling stations.


#44 Luvsdaizies

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Posted 17 July 2012 - 03:26 AM

Hi all, thanks for this FAQ page, it's great! Re: camelbaks/water bottles, this is quoted from the Vibes website. I'm thinking of printing it and taking it with me because last year some of the security guards were unaware that you could bring empty bottles through the check points and it was quite annoying! See you there!

Attendees walking from the camping areas into general assembly areas may pass through security check points with:

  • 1-24 oz sealed or unsealed water per person. No coolers.
  • Any non-alcohol beverage purchased from a food vendor may pass through security check points.
  • Per state law, you cannot bring alcohol into the concert or general assembly areas.
  • Any container larger than 24 oz needs to be emptied and can be refilled at our free water station (located at the Food Court)
  • Empty CamelBacks, or empty water bottles up to 1 gallon, may be brought into General Assembly and filled at our free filling stations.


You can bring it with you if you like - but there will be signage up for their benefit, and yours. :)

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Posted 19 April 2013 - 06:40 PM

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#46 hippieskichick

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Posted 19 April 2013 - 06:54 PM

:woohoo:      :jumping: Does it make me a total dork if I already have a pile started downstairs? 

 

 

Oh and didn't see yoga mat on there, for folks who want to get up at 9:30 (I think...) and do yoga on the beach...



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Posted 19 April 2013 - 06:56 PM

:woohoo:      :jumping: Does it make me a total dork if I already have a pile started downstairs? 

 

 

Oh and didn't see yoga mat on there, for folks who want to get up at 9:30 (I think...) and do yoga on the beach...

lolwakeupat9:30



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Posted 19 April 2013 - 06:56 PM

Dork



#49 hippieskichick

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Posted 19 April 2013 - 07:23 PM

Dork

 :moon:

 

Yeah, we'll see about that whole 9:30 thing. depends on how well I can actually sleep in the wee hours...



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Posted 19 April 2013 - 07:40 PM

Sleep?  :rolling:

 

You might want to get a hotel room., rookie.

 

  :moon:

 

Yeah, we'll see about that whole 9:30 thing. depends on how well I can actually sleep in the wee hours...