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Hey chair needing sisters who do not fly,

Costco has a great Tommy Bahama Backpack chair for only $26.99. Looks great!

here's a link to similar (and more expensive) chairs on amazon:

http://www.amazon.com/Tommy-Bahama-Back ... 625&sr=8-1


Mon Apr 09, 2012 2:46 pm
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Just found this today (4/26). Seat height only 11".

http://www.altrec.com/travel-chair/french-cut-chair


Thu Apr 26, 2012 5:00 pm
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This may be my chair: http://onestopfanshop.com/p-343419-chic ... chair.aspx

In general I don't like to sit on the ground 'cause of the damp, but this looks insulated enough that I may risk it. It's a little pricy, but Amazon is having a 20% sale on sporting and outdoor stuff right now, so it'll probably end up costing about as much as the mountaineering chair. Plus it has a bunch of different reclining positions, and folds completely flat. Whoo hoo! Oh, and it has ARMS. I may be in love....

@corabantic: you can fly with any chair that fits in the overhead bin. My oldie-but-goodie sand chair used to fit in there just fine, so yours should be fine.


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Mon Jul 09, 2012 6:11 pm
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With free Super Saver shipping and the $12 discount (coupon code JULGET20), it only came to $47.00. Hope it was worth it!


Mon Jul 09, 2012 6:30 pm
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OK--here's my dilemma...I am young (30s) with physical limitations (from juvenile arthritis) that make it difficult for me to get up and down off the ground. I am going to fest for the first time, and with women my age who are all able-bodied and will have no problem with this issue. I want to be able to participate with them and not hold them back. I also do not want to relegate myself to DART because I am able-bodied otherwise (exercise regularly, into athletics, etc.) and want to participate fully with others in my age group.

Questions:

1. Is there anyone reading this with problems getting in an out of low chairs, like those needed for the night stage, and if so, what are your solutions to this problem.

2. Exactly how much ground-sitting happens at fest?

Any advice you have would be greatly appreciated, as this is really making me very anxious, and I am very much looking forward to fest in every other way. I feel like if I can solve this problem, everything else will be smooth sailing. Thanks!


Fri Jul 13, 2012 2:08 pm
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Since you'll be with friends, the simplest solution might be just to ask for help. After the first day or two, your friends will be so well trained that you won't have to say a word.

If nobody is available, here's what I do:
Roll onto the ground, get onto my hands and knees, spread my feet apart, straighten my knees some, and push up like a toddler. It's not graceful or dignified, but it's effective.

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Fri Jul 13, 2012 3:04 pm
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A fair amount of chair-seating happens at Fest, but you will almost always be surrounded by other people, also in low chairs, who will be happy to help you up. A simple "Mind helping me up?" will suffice, I assure you. We all have our stuff, but Fest women are the most helpful-est people on the planet!


Fri Jul 13, 2012 6:23 pm
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So my substantial sisters, what's a good chair that will support 300 pounds? Thay all seem to be rated for 225 or 250 -- what a bunch of wimps!

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Fri Jul 13, 2012 9:12 pm
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Best chair I have ever used....fest, soccer games, fireworks.........the foot rest will flip over to be used as a small
table for my plate when eating! A bit pricey but very worth it and another thing...it can hold a bunch of weight !

http://www.amazon.com/WearEver-Steel-Fr ... ever+chair

23 days!!!!!!!!!!


Fri Jul 13, 2012 9:24 pm
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I love my Alps Mountaineering King Kong Chair:

http://www.lorsey.com/store-products-42 ... 68995.html

It weighs 13lbs! So I use a small cart to roll it around:

http://www.jioluggages.com/category/rol ... y-cart.php


Fri Jul 13, 2012 9:29 pm
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@LitChick Just so that you know, you do not have to be registered with Dart to sit in the Dart area, and you can use regular height chairs if you sit there. If you have limitations require you to sit in a regular chair I think that is an option


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Hi Gleweliz. if you sit in DART seating you can use your scooter for you seat.

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Fri Jul 13, 2012 11:58 pm
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Thanks, Suji! I'm hoping to sit with friends some of the time, but will probably also spend some time in DART seating with the scooter

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Sat Jul 14, 2012 5:33 pm
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Your friends could sit with you in DART seating as well.

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Sat Jul 14, 2012 10:24 pm
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[quote="Gleweliz"]Roll onto the ground, get onto my hands and knees, spread my feet apart, straighten my knees some, and push up like a toddler. It's not graceful or dignified, but it's effective./quote]

yep. there's actually a lot of that going on.


Sat Jul 14, 2012 10:44 pm
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