Click twice to load?

I've just launched a site[1] for the Web 2.0 Expo conference, and I'm
encountering the strangest problem: Oftentimes a page won't load on
the first click, but if I stop the request and re-click the link, the
page loads just fine.

1: http://www.conferenceer.com/

Has anyone experienced a problem like this? More importantly, does
anyone know how I might fix this problem?

(Also: My site's running on a SliceHost box with Ubuntu, Apache2, and
three Mongrel instances.)

best,

Jacob Patton

What shows up in your Apache and Mongrel logs the first time you send
a request? How far down the stack is it getting, if at all?

Chris

Hi Chris,

The Mongrel log looks clean, but my Apache error log for the app has a
bunch of entries like this:

[Mon Apr 16 19:03:22 2007] [error] (111)Connection refused: proxy:
HTTP: attempt to connect to 127.0.0.1:8000 (127.0.0.1) failed
[Mon Apr 16 19:03:22 2007] [error] ap_proxy_connect_backend disabling
worker for (127.0.0.1)
[Mon Apr 16 19:04:10 2007] [error] [client ::1] proxy: error reading
status line from remote server 127.0.0.1
[Mon Apr 16 19:04:10 2007] [error] [client ::1] proxy: Error reading
from remote server returned by /
[Mon Apr 16 19:04:49 2007] [error] [client ::1] proxy: error reading
status line from remote server 127.0.0.1
[Mon Apr 16 19:04:49 2007] [error] [client ::1] proxy: Error reading
from remote server returned by /