Fader's bootcamp was an experience like no other. All the class sessions really resonated with me, and I was taking some furious notes. Whether you do or don't know any theory/read any material before the boot camp, everything is structured and covered in a way that doesn't completely overload you and make you shut down.
Fader Bootcamp - New York City, October 2011 Halloween Weekend
Day one class was inner game and some basic approach openings. One thing that's great that I don't feel enough people focus on is really going deep on inner-game issues. I'm a firm believer that if you solve any inner game issues you have with yourself, everything else will fall into line. Fader spent ALOT of time on inner game and that was really great.
Infield - This place was my type of place, I really enjoyed the atmosphere, and the different levels. All night long, I did group sets. My best approach for the night was a group of 4 girls, and 3 minutes in I was in isolation with the girl I wanted to talk to. Thing is, that set wouldn't have happened at all if Fader hadn't practically dragged me halfway to that one, the most I'd ever opened before that was 2 at a time. That really changed my reality for me, and was something that completely shattered a limiting belief I was holding on to without realizing it.
Our class was really cool, me and D were pep-talking our new friend J after 1AM who wasn't really feeling it that night (but would proceed to wreck night 2). We bounced around 2 (3?)AM to go to the strip club, which was something that wasn't in the class schedule, but Fader goes the extra mile in everything he does.
The strip club was something else. Fader and F (who was AMAZING) were locking in strippers and other hired guns. Fader lived up to his reputation of being the premier coach for hired gun game. The girls couldn't get enough of these guys. The night had a really interesting end to it, and made for a great story for everyone involved. In a word? Hilarity. Think burly Russians named "Richard," very very short cops, and massive amounts of name dropping/acting. Oh, and the boss/manager ending it all with a genuine "come back soon with your friends" and handshake.
Day two classroom - class was looking beat-up, the one guy who signed up for the seminar only probably thought we all looked sketch because we were all looking pretty tired. Little did he know how much we all grew during infield, pushing ourselves out of comfort zones, getting infield live feedback, and being in good company. Infield is important, do it if its not sold out! Fader was in overdrive though, spitballing attraction for 5+ hours. Again, real quality stuff, that I happened to have a general understanding of, but the way Fader teaches the material is "ideal" (for the lack of a better word). A combination of theory overload and not enough practice has always been a problem of mine in the past. Fader teaching it the way he did made it really simple for me what I needed to get out of my head, and what I needed to hold on to.
Day two infield - Weather was miserable and everyone was in costume. People were feeling a little bit under the weather too initially, but we got going hard real quick. We met up at one venue, where fader locked in a set for about 20 minutes so another student could hear him (I got to hear a bit of it). Great stuff.
Got to the venue we stayed at around 11:30'ish. It was extremely crowded, and everyone was in costume, but we still had alot of fun. Fader pointed out a single girl who was completely my type (short blonde with curves) and it was great. He literally stopped me midset and came in, said to do something, walked away, and I would do it. Always great to get feedback instantly like that and learn from it. Our new friend J had to have opened at least 10+ sets this night, so props to him.
Also, Fader talks about the type of woman he wants (physically) alot, so anyone who meets Fader gets a pretty good idea of what it is. Near the end of the night, he found the ONE girl at the venue that fell into his category, opened it, then introduced her to one of the students who's from that country. HUR?
Day three classroom - The seminar only guy didn't show, and F (the other guy there, he was there unofficially but he's definitely future LSI material, learned ALOT from him as well) left too, so the last day it was just us 4 and fader. we broke down what happened and went into everything else we hadn't covered in the progression model. Really great stuff again. Afterwards, Fader had work in the morning but he came out and we all had dinner and massive amounts of drinks. Two other coaches showed up to dinner who had worked on project rockstar, and we had a good time. Good conversation in good company with good food and good drinks. Let the good times roll =D
Never let it be said Fader doesn't go the extra mile for his students. We all had an amazing time, and I consider many of the people I met at this workshop as new found friends (Fader included). Whether you've seen all the material out there, or are a complete newbie, Fader is definitely the way to go.