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Will contain logistics updates for the FB Jam in Leicester!
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  • BridgehouseBridgehouse Frets: 11232
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  • AlnicoAlnico Frets: 3989
    edited September 2017
    Here is the Main List of people who are confirmed as attending the Jam Session at Quad Studios in Leicester on September 2nd, 2017.

    1. Octatonic
    2. AllthegearNoidea
    3. Bridgehouse
    4. Ennspek
    5. LegionReturns
    6. Impmann
    7. Paulmapp8306
    8. Flink_Poyd
    9. Slacker
    10. Strumjoughlamps
    11. KickTheHabit
    12. spark240
    13. MarkBlagdon
    14. Darthed1981
    15. Pablo
    16. TTony
    17. Brocco
    18. Not_The_DJ
    19. HPhillipsmusic
    20. Horse
    21. TADodger
    22. Fandango
    23. Aord43
    24. ChrisMusic
    25. AdamPeter
    26. Stevie_The_Spy
    27. DigitalScream
    28. Nikko
    29. JonnyBradford
    30. Bigjon

    Reserve List:
     
    EMPTY.
    "Though much is taken, much abides; And though we are not now that strength which once moved earth and heaven, that which we are, we are; One equal temper of heroic hearts, made weak by time and fate, but strong in will to strive, to seek, to find and not to yield." - Sir Alfred Lord Tennyson.
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  • LegionreturnsLegionreturns Frets: 3873
    edited July 2017
    In the hope that we can save some people a bit of cash on transport and get all eco warrior, can you please either pm me or reply here where you'll be traveling from, whether you'll be driving or would like a lift and (if you're a driver) whether you'd be prepared to give lifts etc. I'll try and keep this post as the main place to refer to and match people up where I can. I'll start with a rough geographical split and then drill it down further as needed.

    London / South East: @Alnico - Bedford, 1space ; @aord43 St Neots (possible share with @Alnico ?) ; @Nikko  Harlow, Essex 1 or 2 spaces (Now bringing @TheBlueWolf )

    South West:

    North East:

    North West:

    Midlands: @not_the_dj (Kenilworth, Warwickshire *some* space) ; @darthed1981 (Wellingborough, Northants *some* space) ; @WezV  Burton on Trent, can drive or hookup for a lift tbc

    Yorkshire ish: @Legionreturns (Huddersfield now also bringing @jonnybradford ;)




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  • AlnicoAlnico Frets: 3989
    In the hope that we can save some people a bit of cash on transport and get all eco warrior, can you please either pm me or reply here where you'll be traveling from, whether you'll be driving or would like a lift and (if you're a driver) whether you'd be prepared to give lifts etc. I'll try and keep this post as the main place to refer to and match people up where I can. I'll start with a rough geographical split and then drill it down further as needed.

    London / South East:

    South West:

    North East:

    North West:

    Yorkshire ish: @Legionreturns (Huddersfield - 3 spaces)




    Thank You, I appreciate the Help!

    Ok, so I'll be driving from Bedford Up the M1 to J21 (Just before LFE Services) and into Leicester.
    I'll have a reasonably sized hire car and so far I've got the room for one passenger plus their gear with rear seats folded.
    "Though much is taken, much abides; And though we are not now that strength which once moved earth and heaven, that which we are, we are; One equal temper of heroic hearts, made weak by time and fate, but strong in will to strive, to seek, to find and not to yield." - Sir Alfred Lord Tennyson.
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  • AlnicoAlnico Frets: 3989
    ^This will help me out this weekend when I start putting peoples locations next to their names on the main list.
    :)
    "Though much is taken, much abides; And though we are not now that strength which once moved earth and heaven, that which we are, we are; One equal temper of heroic hearts, made weak by time and fate, but strong in will to strive, to seek, to find and not to yield." - Sir Alfred Lord Tennyson.
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  • not_the_djnot_the_dj Frets: 5412
    I'm in Kenilworth, Warwickshire.

    Happy to drive and collect people. So if anyone is in Coventry, Nuneaton, Hinckley I'll be passing by on the way to Leicester.
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  • darthed1981darthed1981 Frets: 1334
    I'm only about an hour away I'm near Wellingborough Northants so I'm likely just going along the A14 then up the M1.  So probably not much help to anyone! :)
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  • LegionreturnsLegionreturns Frets: 3873
    Updated everyone above this point

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  • AlnicoAlnico Frets: 3989
    Cool, Thank you very much man.
    "Though much is taken, much abides; And though we are not now that strength which once moved earth and heaven, that which we are, we are; One equal temper of heroic hearts, made weak by time and fate, but strong in will to strive, to seek, to find and not to yield." - Sir Alfred Lord Tennyson.
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  • WezVWezV Frets: 7839
    Burton on Trent- midlands between derby and Tamworth 
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  • NikkoNikko Frets: 1785

    Ill be driving from Harlow, Essex, so I suppose the route will probably be M11, A14, M1. Will have room for either 1 passenger or 2 depending on what gear they were taking. I wouldn't be staying over night.

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  • octatonicoctatonic Frets: 16878
    I would offer a lift to someone but it would involve strapping you to the bonnet of the car, or using you as a snare drum.
    I'm fine with either.
    I am the juice of four limes.
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  • AlnicoAlnico Frets: 3989
    I've got to be honest and say that some of the humour that's coming out of all of this is brilliant and it's why we're doing it so keep having a laugh everyone and keep each other smiling.
    :)
    "Though much is taken, much abides; And though we are not now that strength which once moved earth and heaven, that which we are, we are; One equal temper of heroic hearts, made weak by time and fate, but strong in will to strive, to seek, to find and not to yield." - Sir Alfred Lord Tennyson.
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  • LegionreturnsLegionreturns Frets: 3873
    WezV said:
    Burton on Trent- midlands between derby and Tamworth 
    Driving? Or needing a lift? 

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  • aord43aord43 Frets: 280
    I am coming from St. Neots area, probably up to the A47 at Peterborough then across to Leicester.  In a little Micra :-)
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  • AlnicoAlnico Frets: 3989
    aord43 said:
    I am coming from St. Neots area, probably up to the A47 at Peterborough then across to Leicester.  In a little Micra :-)
    If you're only in St. Neots you could easily come over to my place !
    I could show you the solo from S.O.Y.L. and whatever else you want to focus on and my place is niose friendly.
    I've got one of the new Marshall CODE 25 amps you could try too.
    Just a thought but you're pretty close by so if you want some help, don't hesitate to ask.
    I'm in Bedford, on the edge of the town centre by the train station.

    No problem man.
    "Though much is taken, much abides; And though we are not now that strength which once moved earth and heaven, that which we are, we are; One equal temper of heroic hearts, made weak by time and fate, but strong in will to strive, to seek, to find and not to yield." - Sir Alfred Lord Tennyson.
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  • WezVWezV Frets: 7839
    WezV said:
    Burton on Trent- midlands between derby and Tamworth 
    Driving? Or needing a lift? 
    Good point!  I am happy to do either.
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  • aord43aord43 Frets: 280
    Alnico said:
    aord43 said:
    I am coming from St. Neots area, probably up to the A47 at Peterborough then across to Leicester.  In a little Micra :-)
    If you're only in St. Neots you could easily come over to my place !
    I could show you the solo from S.O.Y.L. and whatever else you want to focus on and my place is niose friendly.
    I've got one of the new Marshall CODE 25 amps you could try too.
    Just a thought but you're pretty close by so if you want some help, don't hesitate to ask.
    I'm in Bedford, on the edge of the town centre by the train station.

    No problem man.

    Will discuss by PM!
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  • LegionreturnsLegionreturns Frets: 3873
    And I'm up to date again. Anyone else? 

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  • bigjonbigjon Frets: 589
    Based in Histon just north Of Cambridge. I'll make my own way there, to retain maximum flexibility with the family. May bring the car but don't want to promise lifts in case I end up getting the train instead.
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  • LegionreturnsLegionreturns Frets: 3873
    bigjon said:
    Based in Histon just north Of Cambridge. I'll make my own way there, to retain maximum flexibility with the family. May bring the car but don't want to promise lifts in case I end up getting the train instead.
    Ok on that basis I'll not put you on the list as it'll just take up space :) 

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  • TADodgerTADodger Frets: 34
    i'm only in Rugby, but happy to help out as I can be in Leicester whenever. 
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  • TravisthedogTravisthedog Frets: 1523
    Although I can't attend - 99.9% of people on this forum live in one of three places - the midlands - the Far East or Scotland !
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  • BridgehouseBridgehouse Frets: 11232
    Okay, a quick update.

    Have been having a chat with the other organisers, and I've noticed a few things:

    - We have a full complement of 30 people. That's a lot.
    - We have a mix of experienced, not so experienced, and very inexperienced
    - There is a massive song list suggested with varied tastes and massively varied abilities
    - We only have 5 hours to cram in as much as possible
    - You can please some of the people some of the time, but never all of the people all of the time
    - It's all about having fun, with an emphasis on helping inexperienced players experience what playing with a band is really like
    - We have more than one drummer and bass player on hand

    See where I'm going?

    30 people paying £8 is a lot - considering the first room booking was £80.

    So, I'm going to book another room on the 2nd Sept. This means we can have an 'experienced' room, and an 'experienced' song list, and a 'inexperienced' room with an 'inexperienced' song list. Obviously on the day people can drift around wherever they would like to - listen to jams, take part, ogle gear, fiddle about with stuff and all sorts of other stuff as well. It also means twice the time - 10 hours of Jam time, not 5, so more chance for people to play what they want. I think with this amount of time, it means everyone will get at least one chance to play one song they really want to, and probably two. It will mean some will get a chance to play a lot more, but ultimately that depends on how keen you are and how much confidence you have. 

    Once done, we will publish two lists of songs - Experienced, and Inexperienced. You'll then get a chance to declare an interest in songs from either list, learn them, and then on the day we can run those lists in tandem and people will get more of a chance to play what they want. 

    I don't propose to increase the number of places as that will just compound the problem. However, I am putting thought to getting an "Up Norf" jam and a "Dahn Sahf" jam up and running for October/November time as well.. Bear with me on that.

    I'll book tomorrow (if they have another room free!) 

    If anyone has any massive objection then let me know by tomorrow. However, I reserve the right to ignore you and book anyway. 
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  • bigjonbigjon Frets: 589
    Personally I vote against. As an "experienced" person, I'm looking forward to making some music with fellow-travellers of all abilities and confidence levels, hopefully helping to give others a revelatory moment as they play something in a band in front of an audience of 25 and it sounds good. Anticipating quality craic as thirty people gather in the same room and have some fun. Nonetheless, however you decide to run the event I'll do my best to help it be as good as it can be in whatever format, and thanks for your hard work organising. :-)
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  • fandangofandango Frets: 704
    Ha! Are you experienced?

    Two rooms - great idea. If the costs are covered, then why not? But possibly mix it up, so both standards in each studio, along with a mix of easy/intermediate songs. Just a thought.
    "A mind is like a parachute. It doesn't work if it's not open." (Frank Zappa)
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  • BridgehouseBridgehouse Frets: 11232
    I've replied in the other thread. Let's keep the discussion in there for now.

    My reply is quite long, but:

    TL/DR:

    It's 5 hours, 30 people, 1 room, most likely to be 18 songs in that time. Maybe up to 25 if we are really slick. 

    If we are happy with that, then great - and if we are, please accept the fact that our song list will be 25 max, and probably 18.

    Second room option doubles our potential song list. It splits the group up, but it's a floating thing where people can go where they want. 

    We are inexperienced amateurs at organising this and making it up as we go along. It's a lot of work to do it and we are bound to get things wrong. So bear with us.
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  • TheBlueWolfTheBlueWolf Frets: 1444
    I'm heading up from that there London. I'm quite happy to get the train up, unless anyone fancies being stuck in a car with me :)
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  • NikkoNikko Frets: 1785

    Don't know what part of London you are in obviously, but depending on how much of a ballache it was for you, if you could make your way to Harlow Town (about 40 mins on the train  from Liverpool Street) id be happy to pick you up and give you a lift.


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