A 15-year veteran reveals his training tips for film buffs getting buff for MIFF

David Weir, writing for The Sydney Morning Herald with tips on how to prepare for the Melbourne International Film Festival:

A haircut is mandatory for tall competitors, to reduce air resistance and avoid friction with spectators seated behind. The final preparation involves a shopping trip and making a two-week supply of sandwiches.

Funny stuff, and not as facetious as you might think. Every festival veteran has a personal set of rituals that makes a marathon event bearable. I really do have a friend who gets what he calls his "festival haircut" a few days before his favorite fest.