The 2010 UK MLP International Fete (Meet)

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  1. John Vasco

    John Vasco I'm with the band V.I.P. Member

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    I had a chat with Phil over the phone this afternoon, and we discussed our initial thoughts over putting together a UK Meeting in 2010.

    The following matters came to mind, and we will be looking to firm up the details in the forthcoming months.

    1. Date of event
    The venue has now been confirmed as the Crown Inn, Bridport, West Dorset England. The date: Friday 21st May 2010. **Updated 3 Dec 2009--BB**

    2. Venue
    The location would be in the vicinity of Phil's, and he is confident that he can get a venue to accommodate all our needs.

    3. Accommodation in the locality
    Again, Phil believes accommodation is available in his area, and outside the main holiday period, as proposed, should not be too expensive.

    4. Additional players
    With Phil's extensive contacts, he should be able to arrange for a rhythm section to be there, and his daughter to be there to warble, if needs be.

    5. Backline
    Excellent backline will be provided (as long as nobody wants to play a Banjocaster through it! - only kidding!!!)

    6. Time period for the event
    This would obviously be flexible according to individual's ability to attend. However the main period would be Saturday, with the event being from the afternoon into the evening. So, depending on your wishes, arrival could be sometime Friday, with an evening get-together spent in some hostelry, or Saturday morning. Departure would be Sunday.

    So, that's the initial planning. Please let us know if there is anything that has been missed.

    We hope to provide sufficient notice for those in the UK to make the necessary planning, and we would be delighted if any members from outside the UK were able to make it.

    Watch this space for updates/developments.

    The venue will be at the Crown Inn, Bridport, West Dorset England. May 2010 ( exact date to be finalized, but probably in May )

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    For Train, bus, road and air links to the event , please keep a look out for future thread, or PM John Vasco or Phil47uk for more information.



    John Vasco/Phil47
     
  2. Harmony

    Harmony V.I.P. Member

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    I'm coming over to see family if all goes well..but it will be in the summer when school is out in the US.

    I do hope to meet some of you while I'm over. CB make sure you leave me some of your plonk ok lol
     
  3. AXE

    AXE Six String Soldier V.I.P. Member

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    Been saving for the visit.
    Now if I can get my Passport reinstated.:hmm:
     
  4. FrankieOliver

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    Sounds good, John. I was just thinking about this event and counting fishhooks, beads and clam shells. By the by, are wives welcome? :hmm: I may very well have to pack mine. :D
     
  5. davebag89

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    Sounds good John, I'm in :)
     
  6. John Vasco

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    No problem with wives attending, I expect Anne will be with me.

    It's a serious event (in that we are going to make such arrangements that everything will go smoothly), and we are going to make it happen next year. I know there's a 'jokey' side to me and Phil, but we are deadly serious on this meet-up. The backline will be what ever amp Phil has, and I will bring my two Mesa Boogies (an F-50 and an Express 5:25). Every one else will just need to bring their instrument and effects pedals.
     
  7. Drudeboy

    Drudeboy V.I.P. Member

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    Will I need a Visa to get into Dorset?


    EDIT, oh and can't we ban wags from this event ?
     
  8. Horse

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    Am i welcome guys?
     
  9. John Vasco

    John Vasco I'm with the band V.I.P. Member

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    Why?
     
  10. John Vasco

    John Vasco I'm with the band V.I.P. Member

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    All welcome.
     
  11. Drudeboy

    Drudeboy V.I.P. Member

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    Because the behaviour of a group of men is always much more fun when they can get on with enjoying themselves without the women watching!!

    I don't mind that much, but I think I'll leave 'er indoors at home!
     
  12. Horse

    Horse Senior Member

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    im with you there........Guitars and guys...... its one of the sacred things of the universe man.....
     
  13. John Vasco

    John Vasco I'm with the band V.I.P. Member

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    As one who has clubbed hard and drunk hard from the day she met me, there's nothing that will scare, intimidate, or shock 'er indoors, believe me! Not even you, mate! :laugh2:
     
  14. Harmony

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    :rolleyes:
     
  15. Drudeboy

    Drudeboy V.I.P. Member

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    LOL, when I read that comment I ducked for cover, waiting for one of the wimen to wade in :thumb:

    I think you have a homing device that alerts you of these comments

    Having said that, there is some truth in it........

    /me runs away quickly
     
  16. John Vasco

    John Vasco I'm with the band V.I.P. Member

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    If you don't take your main squeeze with you, who's gonna steer you back to your accommodation and tuck you into bed at the end of the night? I'm not, for sure!!! No feckin' chance!
     
  17. Harmony

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    Well you sing like a woman Drude, maybe you should be barred too :laugh2: :naughty:
     
  18. FrankieOliver

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    Oh boy...I've got a feeling this gathering is going to be a real blast. :hmm: :D

    :laugh2: That's tellin em, Harmony. Sounds like a bleedin castrato if you ask me. :D
     
  19. Stowburst

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    I'm in.. cant wait! Make sure Phil locks his dogs away.. they are intimidating!
     
  20. Drudeboy

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    That's no way to talk about his wife and daughter!
     

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