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Grosvenor Hotel Skegness Weekender

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I have been asked to post on behalf of the promoters of the proposed New Skegness Weekender at the Grosvenor Hotel.

I will say straight away that this proposed event has now been cancelled.

Before those of you who have orchestrated a vociferous campaign against this event pat yourselves on the back and go out for a celebratory drink, you might like to know why this has happened.

This event was never planned as a malicious act against other promoters but was a response to a demand from many soul fans that missed the event in its old format at the Grosvenor Hotel.

The promoters have been part of the 'scene' for many years and had a genuine interest in promoting a quality event.

From the moment the event was announced there has been an organised attempt to motivate people to speak out against and boycott the event. Normal business rivalry was to be expected and in the normal course of things the weekender would have survived or not depending on the success and demand for the event.

Last night, (11June) however, things took a much more sinister turn.

The promoters received several threatening phone calls and text messages, making threats against property and individuals. These seemed to be the acts of about four desperate and unstable individuals and could have been ignored.

In the middle of night at around 3am, one of the promoters partners received a call in which the caller named the persons child and the school which they attended. They further suggested that this child should not walk home from school alone.

The distress caused as a result is unimaginable and resulted in the decision to abandon the event. As the promoter states 'There is no soul event on earth worth risking the safety of your family for'.

It is too much to hope, that those responsible for this, will feel shame for their actions but hopefully the 99.99% of decent soul fans will feel it on their behalf. This sort of behaviour has never been an acceptable part t of our scene.

All matters have been reported to the Police and we would be grateful for any information that can be passed on to help in their enquiries.

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I have been asked to post on behalf of the promoters of the proposed New Skegness Weekender at the Grosvenor Hotel.

I will say straight away that this proposed event has now been cancelled.

Before those of you who have orchestrated a vociferous campaign against this event pat yourselves on the back and go out for a celebratory drink, you might like to know why this has happened.

This event was never planned as a malicious act against other promoters but was a response to a demand from many soul fans that missed the event in its old format at the Grosvenor Hotel.

The promoters have been part of the 'scene' for many years and had a genuine interest in promoting a quality event.

From the moment the event was announced there has been an organised attempt to motivate people to speak out against and boycott the event. Normal business rivalry was to be expected and in the normal course of things the weekender would have survived or not depending on the success and demand for the event.

Last night, (11June) however, things took a much more sinister turn.

The promoters received several threatening phone calls and text messages, making threats against property and individuals. These seemed to be the acts of about four desperate and unstable individuals and could have been ignored.

In the middle of night at around 3am, one of the promoters partners received a call in which the caller named the persons child and the school which they attended. They further suggested that this child should not walk home from school alone.

The distress caused as a result is unimaginable and resulted in the decision to abandon the event. As the promoter states 'There is no soul event on earth worth risking the safety of your family for'.

It is too much to hope, that those responsible for this, will feel shame for their actions but hopefully the 99.99% of decent soul fans will feel it on their behalf. This sort of behaviour has never been an acceptable part t of our scene.

All matters have been reported to the Police and we would be grateful for any information that can be passed on to help in their enquiries.

This is well out of order, this is Dave's neck of the wood, surely you can trace the phone call at 3am in the morning, to get to the bottom of things? I do understand where you're coming from especially when family gets involved. Whatever's the soul scene coming to? Cheers billy

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this the event ?

been edited recently and now says 2011 instead of 2013 ?

SKEGNESS NORTHERN SOUL WEEKENDER

Tue 22 Feb 2011 through 24 Feb 2011 @ SKEGNESS - UK weekender (Ranged Event)

Skegness Northern Soul Weekender

Type of Event: Soul Weekender

Added by: soul4sale

as cancelled have unapproved

not sure why you have posted this rather than one of the promoters when the member who posted this event -soul4sale - (who I take is the promoter) has just been online

anyway if you or soul4sale can pass on via pm the phone number of the police dealing with this - I will add it your request for information which will hopefully help get those responsible caught

as the police are involved am now closing this

mike

Edited by mike

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