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I know we all a get a little 'crazy' at times , but what's the nuttiest thing you have witnessed at a Northern Soul gathering. Mine is hilarious.

I was at a funeral some years ago when coming out of the church, a dealer had set up his record stall as we were all gushing tears! Talk about milking sympathy!

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Funniest(or is it sad)..That bloke on Market street in Manchester..He's a northern soul dancer with a tin at the side of him asking for money..Flares/vest and beer towel..People were just pissing themselves...I think you all know the guy,he's at niters up north a lot and was always dancing on the stage at the Ritz...He shouts "fucking handbag to anyone who goes to them soul nights that aint all-niters..He is the all niter hard core,the London Crowd call him Bag Of Shite...Pissing myself just thinking about it...

I wish i had seen that bloke in the Midlands who came back onto the scene after many years away..He was sporting a wig and a bad one at that..A few pints inside him and he thought the time has come...He walks onto the dancefloor to a big stomper and goes into a mad spin...Falls over knocking a table full of drinks and the wigs in the middle of the dance floor...The come back king aint been to a night since...

Thats a idea...soul wigs...60s/70s style to go with a scooter/parka or beer mat/flares.....

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I think the appearence of John 'Budgie' Burridge at many recent events in the north west has surprised me.

For all the non-football fans out there, John was a very well known goalkeeper in the 80's for many top clubs. He was absolutely crackers with the odd occassion of genuis. Very similar to Bruce Grobelaar.

Well he seems to still stay on the mad side side of life with his choice of wacky clothes. He dresses like a male stripper! Leopard skin suits and leather jeans with leather waistcoat etc. Also seen with leather jeans and all year round sun tanned bare chest! With all the usual gold medallions etc.

Has anyone else seen him recently? You cant miss him!

Shane

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We could use him as a replacement for OLA TIDMAN who is utterly useless!

For those not in the know...its HILLSBOROUGH, S6 banter.

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far too many to list off.........we always had a good time when we travelled,still do ,

best one for me is when Keith Minshull upset my mate at Wigan over the price of a record ( or something ) so he threw a pie at him from the balcony and part of it landed on his neck, it was red hot, and Minsh couldnt get it all out and it was burning away like mad, it took him a little longer than usual to walk to the stage, record box in one hand and a hand on his neck trying to get the hot remnants of a meat and potato pie out of his collar....you had to be there !!! ph34r.gif

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For all the non-football fans out there, John was a very well known goalkeeper in the 80's for many top clubs. He was absolutely crackers with the odd occassion of genuis. Very similar to Bruce Grobelaar.

Top clubs ???? & he also played for crystal palarse

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For all the non-football fans out there, John was a very well known goalkeeper in the 80's for many top clubs. He was absolutely crackers with the odd occassion of genuis. Very similar to Bruce Grobelaar.

Top clubs ???? & he also played for crystal palarse

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Some big clubs in there mate. Newcastle and Man City for example.

All decent clubs apart from Sheffield United :diablo: :graywanker:

Shane

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Yep. A fine goalie for a fine team. Part of Terry Venables team of the 80s which lasted a season :angry:

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ha ha team of the 80s didn't we laugh in SE7

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A few years ago I met up with an old Wigan mate and during the night he came out with what I thought was a classic but typical conversation between him and another mate one night at the Casino.

Mate 1 was walking towards the door looking like he was on the brink of cracking up. Mate 2 goes up to him and asks were he's going. Mate 1 replies that he's not feeling too good and wants to be on his own. Mate 2 replies "good idea I'll come with you"

Well I thought it was funny.

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far too many to list off.........we always had a good time when we travelled,still do ,

best one for me is when Keith Minshull upset my mate at Wigan over the price of a record ( or something ) so he threw a pie at him from the balcony and part of it landed on his neck, it was red hot, and Minsh couldnt get it all out and it was burning away like mad, it took him a little longer than usual to walk to the stage, record box in one hand and a hand on his neck trying to get the hot remnants of a meat and potato pie out of his collar....you had to be there !!!  ph34r.gif

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Absolutely hilarious that, and something I wish I could have done in the past!

Brilliant...

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Peterborough all nighter about 1988, went to the pub next door for a few beers before the doors opened. As we left the pub to go next door we could clearly see two blokes in the hall where the nighter was in the toilets. They had gone in there to make some wraps in privacy on the windowsill. What they didnt realise that they where silhouetted against the window and everyone walking past could see what they were doing.

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At the recent Middleton allnighter a guy by the dancefloor passed me some binoculars. I tried them out to be polite and found they were those night-vision ones where everything is green. laugh.gif

Why did he bring those along????!!!!???? :fool:

Shane

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The infamous record dealer Rob the Stick, going thru the sex change.....

Looked like one of the characters from the Les Dawson show.

He used to walk everywhere with a stick...... but used to leave it lying around when he was sat with his records.... one of my mates used to take it when he wasnt looking, remove the rubber end and saw a few millimeteres of... then replace the end.... :D

The shortening of the stick was only gradual only a month to month basis, but after about 6 months the stick was about 6" shorter.... laugh.gif

Took him/her quite a while to catch on....

WOOF!

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Was the same thing that they did with his little old man..Bit by bit and then Arthur became Marther..

Thats another idea to go with my northern soul wigs..Northern soul sex changes..Pete Stone island comes back as a big lassie and hes into very modern soul...Sorry Shane,this is about sex changes and you and cross dressing..

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ha ha team of the 80s didn't we laugh in SE7

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I saw the team of the 8Ts (Esp for Johnny T) at Ashton Gate. We beat them 2-1. laugh.gif

Budgie came out about 15 minutes before anyone else. Went up to the east end, the area where most of the City fans stood behind the goal. He started having a bit of a crack with city. Winding us up, and generally taking the P.

All the time tho he was just sat on the ball. It must have been a good 10-15 minutes. His feet didnt touch the floor. He just balanced there, and had a laugh.

By the time the teams came out he had got bored, started doing a few tricks etc and generally entertaining the crowd.

The City team expecting to have their pre match kick about in the east end goal saw Budgie there, and slunk off tail between legs to warm up at the Park end. That is possibly the only time, before the ground got refurbished and the home end is now the away end??, that I saw that happen.

He was one in a raffle Budgie. Even Charlton fans must agree there.

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The infamous record dealer Rob the Stick, going thru the sex change.....

Looked like one of the characters from the Les Dawson show.

He used to walk everywhere with a stick...... but used to leave it lying around when he was sat with his records.... one of my mates used to take it when he wasnt looking, remove the rubber end and saw a few millimeteres of... then replace the end.... :D

The shortening of the stick was only gradual only a month to month basis, but after about 6 months the stick was about 6" shorter.... laugh.gif

Took him/her quite a while to catch on....

WOOF!

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Christ Pikeys Dog, I was there when all this started to happen, we laughed loudly as well........what ever happened to him/her ????????

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I know we all a get a little 'crazy' at times , but what's the nuttiest thing you have witnessed at a Northern Soul gathering. Mine is hilarious.

I was at a funeral some years ago when coming out of the church, a dealer had set up his record stall as we were all gushing tears! Talk about milking sympathy!

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Got to be careful here.....

Do you remember a few years ago Dave from Leeds, Scots chap. Had his "nite owl" Cuddly toy kidnapped off his nighter bag...

The person that did it, sent him...

A picture of it tied to a railway line....

Then he got a seamstress to take it's ear off, and posted it to him...

All acompanied with ransom notes....

The wacky world of Northern Soul.

I think he got it back in the end...

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I know we all a get a little 'crazy' at times , but what's the nuttiest thing you have witnessed at a Northern Soul gathering. Mine is hilarious.

I was at a funeral some years ago when coming out of the church, a dealer had set up his record stall as we were all gushing tears! Talk about milking sympathy!

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Chris King at the KGB all nighter in Sheffield, telling Nev Wherry and myself that he had a new unplayed cover up, on a british label , that would be massive. He put it on the deck and the paper he'd put over the label was so thin that we could see it was Junior Campbells 'Hallelujah Freedom' on Deram. If only we'd let him play it. laugh.gif

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Funniest(or is it sad)..That bloke on Market street in Manchester..He's a northern soul dancer with a tin at the side of him asking for money..Flares/vest and beer towel..People were just pissing themselves...I think you all know the guy,he's at niters up north a lot and was always dancing on the stage at the Ritz...He shouts "fucking handbag to anyone who goes to them soul nights that aint all-niters..He is the all niter hard core,the London Crowd call him Bag Of Shite...Pissing myself just thinking about it...

I wish i had seen that bloke in the Midlands who came back onto the scene after many years away..He was sporting a wig and a bad one at that..A few pints inside him and he thought the time has come...He walks onto the dancefloor to a big stomper and goes into a mad spin...Falls over knocking a table full of drinks and the wigs in the middle of the dance floor...The come back king aint been to a night since...

Thats a idea...soul wigs...60s/70s style to go with a scooter/parka or beer mat/flares.....

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That sounds like the geezer who was dancing next to me on Saturday night. Everyone virtually walked past him. He was saying f###ing handbaggers. It was quite funny, he was saying to me my knees are not what they used to be.

Billy

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Errr,unfortunately I know him, we share a first name, but it ain't me!!!

He's the one at the Ritz afew years back said"hey I know the bouncer,for a fiver each he'll let us in for nowt!" laugh.gif

my other two both involve the upstairs cloakroom at Wigan where we used to go for a quiet natter.

First-- Sat up there with Pete Tyldesley and a few others when Brian Leah bounces up the stairs 3 at time shouting "It's on! It's on!"

"what's that??" aks Pete.

"You're crack up mate" came the reply.

You can guess the rest.

Second--At the time there were some very strong backstreet blueys around ( not that I approve of course) rumoured to contain strychnine.

Anyhow this guy is staring in the mirror for a long time.

"wassup?" we enquire.

" I feel weird"

"What you had??"

"Backstreets"

"It's only the strychnine"

I think he's still screaming.

Tony

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The infamous record dealer Rob the Stick, going thru the sex change.....

Looked like one of the characters from the Les Dawson show.

He used to walk everywhere with a stick...... but used to leave it lying around when he was sat with his records.... one of my mates used to take it when he wasnt looking, remove the rubber end and saw a few millimeteres of... then replace the end.... :D

The shortening of the stick was only gradual only a month to month basis, but after about 6 months the stick was about 6" shorter.... laugh.gif

Took him/her quite a while to catch on....

WOOF!

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oh my god totally forgot about him (her )

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For all the non-football fans out there, John was a very well known goalkeeper in the 80's for many top clubs. He was absolutely crackers with the odd occassion of genuis. Very similar to Bruce Grobelaar.

And he also played for Hibs in the early 90s and even won the League Cup with them! (Hibs fans reading this will confirm we only win a trophy every 30 years or so...)

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Christ Pikeys Dog, I was there when all this started to happen, we laughed loudly as well........what ever happened to him/her ????????

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If you get bbc 3 he was actually on the real little britain documentry which gets repeats.Hes now living as Robin and getting his op soon. likes as he says "getting his hip knocked out" by married single or anything. fair made me throw up.My mate used to go to a nighter every month and ask how much he wanted for the same

Timi Yuro record and he used to say £50 every month and my mate eloquently used to tell him to f*** off this happend until one month apparently he was asked to leave as people were complaining! the tranny obviously not my mate. laugh.gif

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up until now I thought that transexual was officially known as Mrs Doubtfire...I'd forgotten all about him/her! thanks for the reminder.

little stevie mentioned Mr Bag o Shite - I saw him at my first all-nighter, he dropped down on his knees n hands beside the dancefloor & started doing press-ups. He was wearing braces at the time, I thought he was a professional clown...Mrs Doubtfire was there the same night selling records. All in all it was a scary experience & i'm wondering now why I ever went to another nighter after that..

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up until now I thought that transexual was officially known as Mrs Doubtfire...I'd forgotten all about him/her! thanks for the reminder.

little stevie mentioned Mr Bag o Shite - I saw him at my first all-nighter, he dropped down on his knees n hands beside the dancefloor & started doing press-ups. He was wearing braces at the time, I thought he was a professional clown...Mrs Doubtfire was there the same night selling records. All in all it was a scary experience & i'm wondering now why I ever went to another nighter after that..

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Wendy are u sure it wan't me I just luv being a clown or the Wigan Joker LOL Billy :sleep3:

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