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It now seems that there are weekenders every other weekend...Is this good with more choice for punters or will it kill off the little underground scene around the uk....Can you tell me what weekenders there are..Need to stick them in my diary..Must be hard for promoters of non weekenders if things clash because evryone seems to go on mass more and more..Just a thought..

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It now seems that there are weekenders every other weekend...Is this good with more choice for punters or will it kill off the little underground scene around the uk....Can you tell me what weekenders there are..Need to stick them in my diary..Must be hard for promoters of non weekenders if things clash because evryone seems to go on mass more and more..Just a thought..

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Last few years we have done around 8 a year - more than enough for me even though I love them. But something has to give financially (and energy wise - I'm knackered for a week afterwards) so we had to drop a couple off the agenda this year. We try and mix it up a bit, some modern do, some 70's, some NS, some mixed - that way they all have their own appeal. Recall a few years back Gavin Page telling me that there were 18 weekenders that year, bet there's more now ! The ones I can think of off the top of my head include.....

The Hilton Blackpool (and Birmingham when they run 2 a year)

Skegness

Soul Essence Great Yarmouth

Whitby

Cleethorpes

Prestatyn

Fleetwood

The Norbreck Blackpool

Torquay

another one in Torquay

Soul Village

Hemsby

Southport

Northampton (is that the one with Chuck Jackson on)

must be loads more, anyone ?

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Last few years we have done around 8 a year - more than enough for me even though I love them. But something has to give financially (and energy wise - I'm knackered for a week afterwards) so we had to drop a couple off the agenda this year. We try and mix it up a bit, some modern do, some 70's, some NS, some mixed - that way they all have their own appeal. Recall a few years back Gavin Page telling me that there were 18 weekenders that year, bet there's more now ! The ones I can think of off the top of my head include.....

The Hilton Blackpool (and Birmingham when they run 2 a year)

Skegness

Soul Essence Great Yarmouth

Whitby

Cleethorpes

Prestatyn

Fleetwood

The Norbreck Blackpool

Torquay

another one in Torquay

Soul Village

Hemsby

Southport

Northampton (is that the one with Chuck Jackson on)

must be loads more, anyone ?

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Thanks for that Princess Trout biggrin.gif Gonna have to find dates..Trying to plan events that keep away from these...

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Does it really matter how many there are? I presume many target different audiences so many of them don't really clash. When it comes to events in general it's almost like with what's on the telly, what I want is not a large quantity of programs and channels, I'd be happy with a small quantity of good ones. Quality, not quantity, is what matters. "Well that is all subjective, and so on" and here we go again... blush.gif:yes:

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Just remembered there's one in Weston Super Mare as well. Will look up dates for as many as I can and post later.

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Does it really matter how many there are? I presume many target different audiences so many of them don't really clash. When it comes to events in general it's almost like with what's on the telly, what I want is not a large quantity of programs and channels, I'd be happy with a small quantity of good ones. Quality, not quantity, is what matters. "Well that is all subjective, and so on" and here we go again... blush.gif   :yes:

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Dont disagree but variety is the spice of life. Yes, some are better than others but there's a variety of things to take into account that sway the decision; cost, friends attending, convenience, date....its not always just about the music policy.

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You also forgot Llandudnow and Rhyl and isn't Southport twice a year? then there are the foriegn jobbies and the overseas ones organised by people from the UK

Trouty

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I did say off the top of my head...I have lots of information I need to retain and it gets a bit full at times biggrin.gif

Actually it might be a good idea for the SS events guide, to have an individual annual listing for weekenders without having to go through month by month. Be useful for promoters as well as attendees.

Mike, what do you reckon ?

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I did say off the top of my head...I have lots of information I need to retain and it gets a bit full at times  blush.gif

Actually it might be a good idea for the SS events guide, to have an individual annual listing for weekenders without having to go through month by month. Be useful for promoters as well as attendees. 

Mike, what do you reckon ?

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I wonder when we are going to get the first all "Soul source" weekender......

No Boots or C.D's alowed..... :yes:

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I wonder when we are going to get the first all "Soul source" weekender......

No Boots or C.D's alowed..... blush.gif

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A two room event; one for the chinscratching soul policing OVO brigade, and the other for the "I dont give a shite what its on I'm dancing" crew :yes::D

see you at the bar :D

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A two room event; one for the chinscratching soul policing OVO brigade, and the other for the "I dont give a shite what its on I'm dancing" crew  :yes:   :D

see you at the bar  :D

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What about a third room with a boxing ring in it? Where everyone could meet up and discuss the old boots v originals topic! blush.gif

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What about a third room with a boxing ring in it?  Where everyone could meet up and discuss the old boots v originals topic!  blush.gif

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Who will run that room......... :yes:

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What about a third room with a boxing ring in it?  Where everyone could meet up and discuss the old boots v originals topic!  blush.gif

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HHMMMMMM I,ll enter my boxing team now.

Pat Brady, Andy Dyson, Johnny Beggs,s mate Mr Pollitt

I,ll fight in the over 50,s match.. :yes:

IAN C

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HHMMMMMM I,ll enter my boxing team now.

Pat Brady, Andy Dyson, Johnny Beggs,s mate Mr Pollitt

I,ll fight in the over 50,s match.. :yes:

IAN C

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may not play them out, but at least one of them sells 'em! blush.gif

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I wonder when we are going to get the first all "Soul source" weekender......

No Boots or C.D's alowed..... :D

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or Rabbits!

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You also forgot Llandudnow and Rhyl and isn't Southport twice a year? then there are the foriegn jobbies and the overseas ones organised by people from the UK

Trouty

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llandudno and rhyl ones were the same one if you know what i mean and sadly no longer as far as i know

:D

mike

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I did say off the top of my head...I have lots of information I need to retain and it gets a bit full at times  :D

Actually it might be a good idea for the SS events guide, to have an individual annual listing for weekenders without having to go through month by month. Be useful for promoters as well as attendees. 

Mike, what do you reckon ?

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yep good point

sort of a quick look at the whole year sorta view,

noted, memorised and will be actioned on :lol:

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HHMMMMMM I,ll enter my boxing team now.

Pat Brady, Andy Dyson, Johnny Beggs,s mate Mr Pollitt

I,ll fight in the over 50,s match.. :ohmy:

IAN C

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That's cheating. I know their backgrounds as well :ohmy:

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Does it really matter how many there are? I presume many target different audiences so many of them don't really clash. When it comes to events in general it's almost like with what's on the telly, what I want is not a large quantity of programs and channels, I'd be happy with a small quantity of good ones. Quality, not quantity, is what matters. "Well that is all subjective, and so on" and here we go again... :ohmy:   :rolleyes:

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Christian, keep it up my good man, your better than any UK television show that i know..... :thumbsup:

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What about snakes?  :rolleyes:

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monkeys? :thumbsup:

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The boxing room sounds great,have a feeling their would only be a handful in their though,true colours and all that :rolleyes: .

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Andy i'm only a skinny runt, but at one time i was likened to the great Ken Buchanan ( and no funny remarks about him laying on the deck after Duran hammered him, plus it was a low punch...... :thumbsup: ) :ohmy:

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