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Offline insidiousraven

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How do you keep time?
« on: August 01, 2012, 08:10:09 PM »
To make it to performances and events, how do you keep time?  Do you have a watch hidden in a pouch or a piece of jewelry?  Do you just ask patrons the time?

This is my first faire, and since I'm a musician instead of an actor, I'm a little wary of interacting too much with the patrons. 

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Re: How do you keep time?
« Reply #1 on: August 01, 2012, 08:27:22 PM »
I personally carry alot of the mundane junk in my pouch however there is a company out there that creates clip clocks that are time pieces hidden in jewelery and on my list of things to get. Not interacting with the patrons just give that time but do not fear after all they too for the most part are Rennies and unless required by management or trying superhard to stay in character I would not be overly concerned with BFA play with it and have fun. By the way send me some info on your act if you would like to travel to Oklahoma in May I need performers and we are a great place to break the ice.
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Re: How do you keep time?
« Reply #2 on: August 01, 2012, 09:53:56 PM »
I use a Clip Clock too. I bought the do-it-yourself clip and added a PaRenFaire.Netters' pin. Check out the website-

http://www.clipclocks.com/

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Re: How do you keep time?
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Re: How do you keep time?
« Reply #4 on: August 02, 2012, 05:26:33 AM »
I wear one of these hung upon my belt.

http://www.thinkgeek.com/product/e56d/?cpg=cj&ref=&CJURL=&CJID=2275685

I like this, just bought one.

For M'Lady I found an ornate cross with a small clock on the back on the Internet.
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Re: How do you keep time?
« Reply #5 on: August 02, 2012, 06:18:57 AM »
I wear one of these hung upon my belt.

http://www.thinkgeek.com/product/e56d/?cpg=cj&ref=&CJURL=&CJID=2275685

I like this, just bought one.

For M'Lady I found an ornate cross with a small clock on the back on the Internet.

I've used one of those for years. Just a few things to keep in mind:

1) Set it early in the day by a real clock. Don't rely on the approximations; your location will also shift the way it reads.

2) Don't play with it after it's set. You can change the setting, and then you'll have no idea what time it is.

3) All times are approximations, and don't expect to have much of a clue what time it is between 11 a.m. and 1 p.m. The design causes it to read the same through that period.

4) Put it on a long chain or string so you can dangle it straight down in the sun to catch the time.

5) On cloudy days, you will not know the time. When we went up to GARF on a partly cloudy day, I was running for sunny spots first off to try to set it.

I'd like mine a whole lot more if I could just stop playing with it ...

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Re: How do you keep time?
« Reply #6 on: August 02, 2012, 09:37:33 AM »
I riveted a wristwatch to the inside of my bag.  It works great!

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Re: How do you keep time?
« Reply #7 on: August 02, 2012, 10:16:53 AM »
I just ask Butch for the time  :P
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Re: How do you keep time?
« Reply #8 on: August 02, 2012, 12:16:35 PM »
I guess I'll just have Nim use her cell phone to call Butch...
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Re: How do you keep time?
« Reply #9 on: August 02, 2012, 12:42:45 PM »
I'm a musician as well and we do have to start and stop our sets on time so a sundial won't cut it.

I purchased an inexpensive wristwatch and removed the wristband.  The rest of the watch is attached to the inside of my vest with a safety pin so I can see it by glancing inside my vest.  Watches with hands work better IME than digital ones.  A pocketwatch will work but it's hard to find small ones, they're more expensive, and most of them being sold now have lids.

It's much more discreet than looking at a phone, and you can do it with one hand.

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Re: How do you keep time?
« Reply #10 on: August 02, 2012, 04:04:16 PM »
I have a watch face that I took off of the band and pinned to the inside of my pouch with a ribbon but we have clocks at most stages as well. By the end of the season, most of our cast can stop and listen for a few minutes to tell about what time it is by the ambient noise of the shows as well. Asking a patrons works well too. I know a lot of people who have clipclocks or appropriate pocketwatches.

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Re: How do you keep time?
« Reply #11 on: August 02, 2012, 04:08:29 PM »
Thanks all!  These are great tips.  Keep em coming.

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Re: How do you keep time?
« Reply #12 on: August 04, 2012, 09:23:37 PM »
Like some others here, I have a watch face pinned to the inside of my bodice. I think it cost $8 including the safety pin.

(Another tip: make sure you set your timepiece to festival time at morning meeting. Don't assume it's still correct from yesterday/last weekend--always check.)

 

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