After matters of logistics had been settled and the band confirmed that all equipment could reasonably be transported for a weekend's work, the two-day sessions assumed their own routine. On Friday evenings, Michael and Charlie and others would drive up to the church and deposit all the gear necessary for recording the next day and Sunday. These nights would sometimes end late, owing to a long chat or spontaneous jam.

Sessions began around eleven in the morning, and regularly lasted until eight at night. Here the group's rapport made the time pass easily. Lunches and dinners were often taken at Café Stratos, a restaurant several blocks down the street.