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My first Soulgate yesterday. Despite the fact that we arrived 6.30 ish and left 11.30 ishh, and managed to lose Taffy & Wendy on the way home, really enjoyed it. So many old (and new) happy smiling faces, all having a whale of a time. Top quality music without any "chin stroking"! Dancing on the carpet, just like me front room (brought back memories of the early SITC nights at the Old Blue Last).

Big thanks and well done to the organisers, I'll certainly be back next year. :P

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A big big thankyou to everyone who attended yesterday,a nice mad day/evening out with fun and frolics thrown in.

Terry Cozens has informed me that the buckets collected over £1020,for the chosen charity,WELL DONE PEOPLE.

This annual event is in honour of our late departed friend Mr Randy Cozens,i bet he was smiling up there with some of the antics that went yesterday :thumbsup: .

On behalf of Terry & Paul Cozens a great big thankyou for attending,Djing,drinking,dancing and having fun.

see you all again next year then,

Toby.........

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Myself and SimonM arrived just after midday and the sun was out and music was playing, we stayed to about half 4 as i had duties elsewhere in the evening and was gutted i had to go as the atmosphere was building very nicely and the tunes were of the highest quality, it was great to meet a few new people like Chalky, Steve G, Steve Bish, and to see some good friends Toby & Mandy, Dave Greenhill, Martin, Paul Mackay, Peter etc etc.

Hopefully next time i wont have to leave so early as this day is definately one i will be attending again and staying until the end, thanks to Toby and all the organisers for a great time even though it was brief visit but it was well worth making the effort.

See you all next year if i dont see you before somewhere :thumbsup:

Bearsy

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Myself and SimonM arrived just after midday and the sun was out and music was playing, we stayed to about half 4 as i had duties elsewhere in the evening and was gutted i had to go as the atmosphere was building very nicely and the tunes were of the highest quality, it was great to meet a few new people like Chalky, Steve G, Steve Bish, and to see some good friends Toby & Mandy, Dave Greenhill, Martin, Paul Mackay, Peter etc etc.

Hopefully next time i wont have to leave so early as this day is definately one i will be attending again and staying until the end, thanks to Toby and all the organisers for a great time even though it was brief visit but it was well worth making the effort.

See you all next year if i dont see you before somewhere :thumbsup:

Bearsy

The Godfather Steve Guanori , :lol: , hes got some top tunes in that box , missed his spot though , :wicked: A great few hours of soulful banter and beer with Toby , chalky and all of the above !!

ATB

Simon

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What can I say....the sun shone, the new venue proved a huge success and the overall vibe was fabulous. After much delay with traffic, Simsy managed to deliver me in time for my set - the lift was very much appreciated. When I arrived, Val was playing her usual tip top selection of tunes and hopefully she'll post a playlist. The soul clans had gathered and everyone who was anyone turned out to make this years Soulgate one of the best so far. Large chunks of the South Coast contingent made the journey, the Runcorn posse were burning up the dancefloor and there were Londoners and Essexites galore. People from far flung places - some still wearing wellingtons (actually, that bit's not true lol) turned out in force and it was a pleasure to see so many old friends supporting such a positive venture. I think the generous donations had something to do with Caroline rattling the bucket - she worked tirelessly seperating people from their money :thumbsup:

Soulgate appears on our soul calendar every year without fail - thanks to everyone involved behind the scenes who offer their time and effort freely to put on my favourite alldayer. But ultimately, it is down to Paul and Terry for maintaining and continuing the enthusiasm and passion for soul that was their dad's legacy. Thank you :lol::wicked: Here's to next year. Jo

My playlist - in more or less order of play...

Vernon Greene - Look at me

Minnie Jones - Shadow of a memory

Friends of Distinction - Long time coming my way

The Imaginations - Love Diet

Isley Brothers - My love is your love

Girls - The hurt's still here

Barbara Long - We call it love

Yvonne Carroll - Please Don't go

Maxine Brown - Since I found you

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What can I say....the sun shone, the new venue proved a huge success and the overall vibe was fabulous. After much delay with traffic, Simsy managed to deliver me in time for my set - the lift was very much appreciated. When I arrived, Val was playing her usual tip top selection of tunes and hopefully she'll post a playlist. The soul clans had gathered and everyone who was anyone turned out to make this years Soulgate one of the best so far. Large chunks of the South Coast contingent made the journey, the Runcorn posse were burning up the dancefloor and there were Londoners and Essexites galore. People from far flung places - some still wearing wellingtons (actually, that bit's not true lol) turned out in force and it was a pleasure to see so many old friends supporting such a positive venture. I think the generous donations had something to do with Caroline rattling the bucket - she worked tirelessly seperating people from their money :thumbsup:

Soulgate appears on our soul calendar every year without fail - thanks to everyone involved behind the scenes who offer their time and effort freely to put on my favourite alldayer. But ultimately, it is down to Paul and Terry for maintaining and continuing the enthusiasm and passion for soul that was their dad's legacy. Thank you :lol::wicked: Here's to next year. Jo

My playlist - in more or less order of play...

Vernon Greene - Look at me

Minnie Jones - Shadow of a memory

Friends of Distinction - Long time coming my way

The Imaginations - Love Diet

Isley Brothers - My love is your love

Girls - The hurt's still here

Barbara Long - We call it love

Yvonne Carroll - Please Don't go

Maxine Brown - Since I found you

Must've missed the sun Jo, remember plenty of rain for us poor old smokers tho!!!

had a really lovely evening, a few nice dances, having an ns morning here today, nice to see some people i havnt seen for literally years! little reg and his book, bless his little happy face...

glad i missed your isley brothers tho Jo after last time at scorched...

just too sad for me!

X

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Brilliant day and suffering for it now. Thanks to all involved for putting it on.

Where else would you hear Bill Brandon's Rainbow Road sandwiched in between dancers.

Pat

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Must've missed the sun Jo, remember plenty of rain for us poor old smokers tho!!!

had a really lovely evening, a few nice dances, having an ns morning here today, nice to see some people i havnt seen for literally years! little reg and his book, bless his little happy face...

glad i missed your isley brothers tho Jo after last time at scorched...

just too sad for me!

X

It was lovely to see you Jo - I think I just caught the first few drops as I was leaving....I'd forgotten that thing about smoking outdoors :thumbsup: Just read the Big O's blog and he's written a brilliant piece about Soulgate which sums it up perfectly for me...I don't know how to do links but there's a Blog Button at the top of the page. Jo

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Myself and SimonM arrived just after midday and the sun was out and music was playing, we stayed to about half 4 as i had duties elsewhere in the evening and was gutted i had to go as the atmosphere was building very nicely and the tunes were of the highest quality, it was great to meet a few new people like Chalky, Steve G, Steve Bish, and to see some good friends Toby & Mandy, Dave Greenhill, Martin, Paul Mackay, Peter etc etc.

Hopefully next time i wont have to leave so early as this day is definately one i will be attending again and staying until the end, thanks to Toby and all the organisers for a great time even though it was brief visit but it was well worth making the effort.

See you all next year if i dont see you before somewhere :thumbsup:

Bearsy

Bummer - I missed you. Despite his best efforts, Simsy couldn't get to Southgate any earlier....it took us hours. Ne'er mind - hopefully see you at Greenwich on Sept 1st. Jo

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What can I say....the sun shone, the new venue proved a huge success and the overall vibe was fabulous. After much delay with traffic, Simsy managed to deliver me in time for my set - the lift was very much appreciated. When I arrived, Val was playing her usual tip top selection of tunes and hopefully she'll post a playlist. The soul clans had gathered and everyone who was anyone turned out to make this years Soulgate one of the best so far. Large chunks of the South Coast contingent made the journey, the Runcorn posse were burning up the dancefloor and there were Londoners and Essexites galore. People from far flung places - some still wearing wellingtons (actually, that bit's not true lol) turned out in force and it was a pleasure to see so many old friends supporting such a positive venture. I think the generous donations had something to do with Caroline rattling the bucket - she worked tirelessly seperating people from their money

Soulgate appears on our soul calendar every year without fail - thanks to everyone involved behind the scenes who offer their time and effort freely to put on my favourite alldayer. But ultimately, it is down to Paul and Terry for maintaining and continuing the enthusiasm and passion for soul that was their dad's legacy. Thank you Here's to next year. Jo

My playlist - in more or less order of play...

Vernon Greene - Look at me

Minnie Jones - Shadow of a memory

Friends of Distinction - Long time coming my way

The Imaginations - Love Diet

Isley Brothers - My love is your love

Girls - The hurt's still here

Barbara Long - We call it love

Yvonne Carroll - Please Don't go

Maxine Brown - Since I found you

Choon and choooon! :thumbsup:

Myself and SimonM arrived just after midday and the sun was out and music was playing, we stayed to about half 4 as i had duties elsewhere in the evening and was gutted i had to go as the atmosphere was building very nicely and the tunes were of the highest quality, it was great to meet a few new people like Chalky, Steve G, Steve Bish, and to see some good friends Toby & Mandy, Dave Greenhill, Martin, Paul Mackay, Peter etc etc.

Hopefully next time i wont have to leave so early as this day is definately one i will be attending again and staying until the end, thanks to Toby and all the organisers for a great time even though it was brief visit but it was well worth making the effort.

See you all next year if i dont see you before somewhere

Bearsy

Sorry I missed you mate.

Bummer - I missed you. Despite his best efforts, Simsy couldn't get to Southgate any earlier....it took us hours. Ne'er mind - hopefully see you at Greenwich on Sept 1st. Jo

It was North Weald market Jo. Traffic lights or something strange. Nightmare!

Thanks for your company on a really great day. :wicked:

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Ah thanks for the plug to the blog Jo and for the comments. Only speaking from the heart and hoefully tying toat least sum up in some way the SOULGATE experience. Agree with 100% your comments as well. Have a few good pics that will post later and a great one of you under that Fosters banner!!! Did you see Ady dancing!!!!! Shocking. Anyway roll on the next one and yet more enjoyable soulful shenanigans (spelling???) with the North London nutty boys and girls of This Thing Of Ours.

My blog on the day can beread and abused here:
 

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Bummer - I missed you. Despite his best efforts, Simsy couldn't get to Southgate any earlier....it took us hours. Ne'er mind - hopefully see you at Greenwich on Sept 1st. Jo

I was waiting and waiting to see you Jo but i just couldnt wait no longer :lol: never mind we shall meet and again some sunny day, glad everyone had a great evening and i have to agree Jo you played a few beauties in there too,

as im typing this our friend Bunny is sitting with me cos we have had a day of spinning vinyl and having a roast beef dinner, he says hello and sends his love and is looking forward to sharing the DJ stand with you at Boogaloo in September.

tata for now and take care :thumbsup:

Bearsy

ps, its all Simsy`s fault :wicked:

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I missed nearly all of you as we couldn't get there until late but managed to chat to a few friends, Paul and Terry, Val, Adam, Caroline, Inga and Johnny T, Gareth, Trickster, Nigel Flood, Eddie Piller, Karen B, Jeff and Roly, Ady etc.....didn't do to badly considering we were there for less than 2 hours! :wicked:

I don't think I have missed one for many many years but we had better make an earlier start next year!

It was great to see such a huge turn-out with everyone having fun-Randy would be thrilled! :thumbsup:

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Well what an enjoyable event!!! First time at this now legendary all-dayer for Carole and I and not the last I'm sure.

It was so fulfilling to have all those conversations you wish you'd had at soul nites/niters and it really is a party event with good music thrown in as a bonus.

Obviously we're not aware of what previous venues were like but this one seemed idyllic on the day.

I never knew Randy to speak to but knew of him in the early 80's when I attended the 100 club - and of his colourful and respected character - so it was a priviledge to have met his son, Terry, yesterday.

Shannanigans galore but most of all a lovely happy crowd who really did party hard. Many thanks Taffy, Toby and all involved in organising the successful event. Lovely to see the likes of Chalky, Guy, Simon & Sam, Caroline, Jon & Sue Buck, The Herts "massive" and many more.

Special thanks to Trickster and Etsu for the lift to my Ma-in-laws.

Pics to follow.

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Well what an enjoyable event!!! First time at this now legendary all-dayer for Carole and I and not the last I'm sure.

It was so fulfilling to have all those conversations you wish you'd had at soul nites/niters and it really is a party event with good music thrown in as a bonus.

Obviously we're not aware of what previous venues were like but this one seemed idyllic on the day.

I never knew Randy to speak to but knew of him in the early 80's when I attended the 100 club - and of his colourful and respected character - so it was a priviledge to have met his son, Terry, yesterday.

Shannanigans galore but most of all a lovely happy crowd who really did party hard. Many thanks Taffy, Toby and all involved in organising the successful event. Lovely to see the likes of Chalky, Guy, Simon & Sam, Caroline, Jon & Sue Buck, The Herts "massive" and many more

Yes our soul Godfather Randy (more our patron saint now but he's spit is beer out if he heard that one), would have thoroughly approved and the beauty of it was you could quite easily picture him there, totally at home and happy at seeing so many of his local lads mixing with his soul friends: and of course he would have been as proud as a peacock of Tel and Paul.

Donna and I had great fun double decking, though we didn't work out where all the dancers were until half way through. Thanks for the spot lads, we know pop super stars were blown out from DJing at this prestigious event.

And Steve, your Abba secret's safe with me, though I'm sure there were a few revealed on my part that won't look tasty in print!

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Yes our soul Godfather Randy (more our patron saint now but he's spit is beer out if he heard that one), would have thoroughly approved and the beauty of it was you could quite easily picture him there, totally at home and happy at seeing so many of his local lads mixing with his soul friends: and of course he would have been as proud as a peacock of Tel and Paul.

Donna and I had great fun double decking, though we didn't work out where all the dancers were until half way through. Thanks for the spot lads, we know pop super stars were blown out from DJing at this prestigious event.

And Steve, your Abba secret's safe with me, though I'm sure there were a few revealed on my part that won't look tasty in print!

:( Don't think you gave anything away Ady but there again my memory........................

Good to have seen ya again m8.

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Forgot to ask, who was the guy with the video camera with the 1,000,000 watt light? Would like to see the vid and, more importantly, all us lot dancing to 'Kiss My Love Goodbye' complete with soulful emotions of every word of the chorus (trust me if he got it on film you MUST see it!!!) Ady, you found the dancers in the end then!!! Will send you the MP3 of the Swan acetate I have as soon as I return from the States mate.

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Forgot to ask, who was the guy with the video camera with the 1,000,000 watt light? Would like to see the vid and, more importantly, all us lot dancing to 'Kiss My Love Goodbye' complete with soulful emotions of every word of the chorus (trust me if he got it on film you MUST see it!!!) Ady, you found the dancers in the end then!!! Will send you the MP3 of the Swan acetate I have as soon as I return from the States mate.

Neil,the guy with the camera etc was Mr Llynn Taylor from "home music tv" from Los Angeles USA,who is doing a film type documentary for the USA network on UK Soul people etc ,i belive this was organised a while back as a follow on from Cleethorpes W/E,.

A load of people were interviewed at Cleethorpes on film etc for future production,according to Terry Cozens this will be the most in depth article ever produced about the London Soul Scene,people ,music etc etc.

Taffy & myself along with Paul Temple,Mike Ritson and a host of others were filmed at Cleethorpes for this company........watch this space so they say....

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Thanks to Terry, Toby n Taff for putting on a brilliant dayer, not been before but I really enjoyed myself - don't know where the time went - didn't know Randy, though appreciated what a special guy he was from the passionate way people talked about him. Enjoyed from start to finish, had such a laugh n everyone so relaxed n just having a really good time - a real pleasure so glad I went.....

Karen

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Cheers Toby for the info, would make a change to see a decent report done on the scene! If the guy filmed you and taff et all did he have to use a wide angle lens to get all of you in :rolleyes: catch u later

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Cheers Toby for the info, would make a change to see a decent report done on the scene! If the guy filmed you and taff et all did he have to use a wide angle lens to get all of you in :rolleyes: catch u later

Saucey git....

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Jo, just noticed you spun 'Love Diet', that alone makes you my top bird of the weekend (obviously). Check out the unissued version on the latest Grapevine Chicago Soul CD - awesome!!! Oh, and you need to email me for that 'specialist information' we chatted about xx Leave for the States Wednesday

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I think the generous donations had something to do with Caroline rattling the bucket - she worked tirelessly seperating people from their money :huh:

Soulgate appears on our soul calendar every year without fail - thanks to everyone involved behind the scenes who offer their time and effort freely to put on my favourite alldayer. But ultimately, it is down to Paul and Terry for maintaining and continuing the enthusiasm and passion for soul that was their dad's legacy. Thank you :wub::wub: Here's to next year. Jo

Thanks Jo, I'm really good at rattling my bucket, even better at separating people from their money.

Thanks to everyone's generosity, thanks for trusting me not to nick all the takings too. (Apparently, the end sum was over £1,000, once the Halifax doubled the amount.) What a great all dayer, loved the portable, roll-up-at-end-of-night-dancefloor.

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Oh, and you need to email me for that 'specialist information' we chatted about xx

You weren't talking about your rubber shorts again were you? - I told you not to get Jo wound up about that :huh:

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You weren't talking about your rubber shorts again were you? - I told you not to get Jo wound up about that :lol:

Not just rubber shorts, Steve :D Like you and I both love underground stations, Neil and I have a 'special' topic of conversation :lol::D Isn't it wonderful that most people on the soul scene have a parallel interest rolleyes.gif PM me re: The Imaginations :lol: Jo

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oooooh er! Both underground subjects of a sort aren't they Jo! Have PM'd you but not sure its getting to you. Drop me a line at janeoppegaard@aol.com today Jo as we leave in the early hours for the airport. Re: rubber shorts Steve, I will show you the pics one of these days (or ask Jon Buck AKA Don Cluck as he still has a few from the Drummonds days I think) tongue.gif

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Thanks Jo, I'm really good at rattling my bucket, even better at separating people from their money.

Thanks to everyone's generosity, thanks for trusting me not to nick all the takings too. (Apparently, the end sum was over £1,000, once the Halifax doubled the amount.) What a great all dayer, loved the portable, roll-up-at-end-of-night-dancefloor.

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Not just rubber shorts, Steve laugh.png Like you and I both love underground stations, Neil and I have a 'special' topic of conversation biggrin.pngbiggrin.png Isn't it wonderful that most people on the soul scene have a parallel interest laugh.png PM me re: The Imaginations sad.png Jo


The mind boggles Jo - well no it doesn't because I think I've got a pretty good idea sad.pngph34r.gif

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Never had a bad day at Southgate and this one no exception :ohmy:

Oh and Toby your a star, see ya soon pal :yes:

Anyone find any sunglasses :rolleyes:

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Hmmm notice you've both gone very quiet now - you Rogues :D:yes:

That's because we chatted 'offline'....some of our business interests are too outre for SS :yes: Jo

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That's because we chatted 'offline'....some of our business interests are too outre for SS :D Jo

Yes I guessed that Jo. BTW I thought I had a spare of Love Diet but only have the one copy I can find right now. Sorreeeee......

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Apparently, the end sum was over £1,000, once the Halifax doubled the amount.)

Sorry to have missed it this year, due to rather dramatic onset of what turned out to be viral labyrinthitis. Not recommended- missing Southgate or V.L. sad.gif

Is there a quick and easy way of making a late donation?

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Me & Sam had a lovely day, great to meet up with fellow Soul Sourcer's old & new, would have liked to have said hi to a few others on here but i didn't know who you were & you probably didn't know who i was. :lol:

Unfortunately had to leave about 9ish as we were off to Brugges early in the morning & i didn't want to miss the train, otherwise would have stayed to the bittter end. The music was superb & Pete Wid's set was so loud the windows nearly came out! laugh.gif

Thanks to all who put on a great day & lovely chatting to you all.

Simon thumbup.gif

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a very good time had at soulgate and our weekend in the northern region of london , stayed in a lovely hotel (guest house) in finchley only a £10 taxi ride from southgate. well done to all the peeps responsible for putting this event on having gone last year for darkers stag doo it is now a firm fixture on our going out calender good to see jason & martin , toby & dave & sue , rob & john , steve g , ivor , chalky, darcy & annie (even if she did take the piss out of my welsh accent) ps annie i`m from birmingham.

went to a great record shop on sunday (ALAN`S RECORDS) in finchley i`m sure most of you southerner`s go there but if not seek it out didn`t get in to too much trouble , only a mad old chelsea footi hooli wanted to join us for a drink and play cards with us in finchley (it`s the first time i`ve been glad to see a taxi pick me up from the pub when the pub`s still serving).

anyway thanks to the soulgaters for a great day and also to lee & alan for making the trip south pleasureable.

all da best - mr etheridge.

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a very good time had at soulgate and our weekend in the northern region of london , stayed in a lovely hotel (guest house) in finchley only a £10 taxi ride from southgate. well done to all the peeps responsible for putting this event on having gone last year for darkers stag doo it is now a firm fixture on our going out calender good to see jason & martin , toby & dave & sue , rob & john , steve g , ivor , chalky, darcy & annie (even if she did take the piss out of my welsh accent) ps annie i`m from birmingham.

went to a great record shop on sunday (ALAN`S RECORDS) in finchley i`m sure most of you southerner`s go there but if not seek it out didn`t get in to too much trouble , only a mad old chelsea footi hooli wanted to join us for a drink and play cards with us in finchley (it`s the first time i`ve been glad to see a taxi pick me up from the pub when the pub`s still serving).

anyway thanks to the soulgaters for a great day and also to lee & alan for making the trip south pleasureable.

all da best - mr etheridge.

Just about recovered. I made the mistake of drinking on an empty head.

Despite the unwelcomed attention of "Shed Head" we coped and Kev even got to see his tatoo laugh.gif .

A big thank you to everyone for making it a great great day and with our expedition to Alans Records a top weekend that we will remember for a long while. Top people and a tidy sum for charity is pretty good as well.

Two records that sum up the whole event to me

BILL BRADON "RAINBOW ROAD"

SPOONERS CROWD "TWO IN THE MORNING" Been whistling that all bloody week.

Mind you Jerry Jackson always sounds awesome. Music wise it was superb all day. A bit of a first was eating a spicy beanburger sat next to a speaker blasting out the Girls "the hurts still here".

Got a feeling we'll all be back next year. North Finchley Chelsea fans beware :D:Dbiggrin.gif .

Regards Alan

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A bit of a first was eating a spicy beanburger sat next to a speaker blasting out the Girls "the hurts still here".

Regards Alan

I think I played that around 6pm....I'll never think of the Girls in the same way ever again... :D:D I have that vision in my head now... yes.gif Jo

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Thanks to Paul, Terry, Taff and Toby for inviting me to play had great fun and loved the new venue... This is always by far my favourite day of the year

Johnny

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A great day, thoroughly enjoyed it and a huge thanks to Chris (Trickster) & Etsu for the lift home x

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