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BridgehouseBridgehouse Frets: 10159
edited August 2017 in Events
I know the first one hasn't happened yet

However, knowing how much is involved in organising, I'd like to give us as much time as possible for any future endeavours. 

Now, I'd be prepared to do 3 a year. A south, a midlands and a north. North can be as north as it takes. (I draw the line at Iceland)

I would like to use this thread to gauge interest, discuss regularity, locations and other such subjects.

None of the other participants in the Sept 2nd Jam need feel they have to get involved.

My Starter for 10 is:

- January post-xmas cheer me up Jam, probably dahn sahf

- May oop norf extravaganza

- September back at Quad midland jam fest 

We would need to find suitable venues, and we could potentially have 30 attendees at each one. I would run the same format as the current sept session for ease. 

If it's a go-er I suggest we organise the next two in parallel, and do song lists for Jan in Oct-Dec and for May in Feb-Apr

They will only happen if there is sufficient interest.

Anyone want this to happen? If not, I'll crawl back under my rock
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  • TTonyTTony Frets: 12377
    Make it so.

    It might be easier to build the enthusiasm off the back of #1, and the chat and videos.
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  • richardhomerrichardhomer Frets: 16451
    I could be up for the ooop north one - unless I'm suddenly overcome with shyness.
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  • Two ways it could go.

    If I love the jam as much as I hope, you can put me down for the midlands one forever, or until I die, whichever is sooner.

    If I do terribly, lose my sh*t and screw up royal, I'll drive home and you'll never hear from me again....

    Seriously though, you guys have done a great organisation job, its no doubt going to be a massive success, and it sounds like a good plan to me!

    Depending on where it is I may be able to participate in others.  If all my Oasis suggestions get binned off a Manchester jam though, I wouldn't risk entering the city, they love their lager fuelled Beatles-copyists up there! :)
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  • BridgehouseBridgehouse Frets: 10159
    Yes Capt'n!!

    Agreed about videos etc. I just wanted to get the ball rolling and get people thinking about it. 

    I see other forums doing these sorts of things very successfully (*cough* bass bash *cough*) and wouldn't want us all here to fall behind. 

    Perhaps we might attract a few more supportive sponsors? *flutters eyelashes*
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  • SassafrasSassafras Frets: 11528
    I'm printing up my Sassafras name badge at this very moment.
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  • BridgehouseBridgehouse Frets: 10159
    Dahn sahf and oop north folks - where would be the best locations geographically to hold such events to get widest possible participant capture?
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  • Seen as the midlands one is in Leicester, I'd use Nottingham for up north, and Northampton for down south ;-)
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  • NikkoNikko Frets: 1781
    I'd be up for the sahf and Mids sessions. When you say Sahf, how far sahf do you mean? 
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  • richardhomerrichardhomer Frets: 16451
    Dahn sahf and oop north folks - where would be the best locations geographically to hold such events to get widest possible participant capture?
    Ooop north would be best in Manchester. Ideally Chorlton....
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  • BridgehouseBridgehouse Frets: 10159
    Dahn sahf and oop north folks - where would be the best locations geographically to hold such events to get widest possible participant capture?
    Ooop north would be best in Manchester. Ideally Chorlton....
    Lazy git... ;)
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  • BridgehouseBridgehouse Frets: 10159
    Well, for reference I would say South needs to be at least as south as Oxford/Reading/Swindon,

    and North presumably can either be somewhere on a line in between Leeds and Manchester (not the motorway services either!!) or, we need to go reet up north and try to encourage some of our Celtic brethren..

    or maybe both - maybe we could do a Scottish jam in between as well.. 
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  • NikkoNikko Frets: 1781
    Quite a big facility in Welwyn Garden City. Farm Factory Studios. I think they have 7 separate rooms. Is that far enough sahf? 
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  • BridgehouseBridgehouse Frets: 10159
    Nikko said:
    Quite a big facility in Welwyn Garden City. Farm Factory Studios. I think they have 7 separate rooms. Is that far enough sahf? 
    Is that west enough to capture some of our SW brethren, or should we go a bit more west and move away from the M1 corridor?
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  • A quick google suggests a few studios in Bristol if you want to catch the "geroff moi larrnnd" part of the country? ;)
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  • BridgehouseBridgehouse Frets: 10159
    A quick google suggests a few studios in Bristol if you want to catch the "geroff moi larrnnd" part of the country? ;)
    Do they let you back out if you go that far across? ;)
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  • NikkoNikko Frets: 1781
    You get chased out with fire and pitchforks ;) 
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  • guitars4youguitars4you Frets: 3131


    and North presumably can either be somewhere on a line in between Leeds and Manchester (not the motorway services either!!) or, we need to go reet up north and try to encourage some of our Celtic brethren..
    there is a nice farm on the M62 between Manchester and Leeds that sits in the middle of the 2 carriage ways  - so yes the east bound and west bound carriage ways, for about a mile or so are wide enough apart to have a farm in the middle and between the 2 out side lanes - maybe good for a rehearsal there


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  • NikkoNikko Frets: 1781
    Probably not West enough, no @Bridgehouse ;
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  • blueskunkblueskunk Frets: 2251
    I could be up for the ooop north one - unless I'm suddenly overcome with shyness.
    Terry Morgan is attending so that should be fun ! :)
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  • A quick google suggests a few studios in Bristol if you want to catch the "geroff moi larrnnd" part of the country? ;)
    Do they let you back out if you go that far across? ;)
    Yes but you have to pay a tithe in goats, and/or pasties.
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  • There's something rather quaint about Manchester being described as "the North"...its not even halfway up! 
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  • BridgehouseBridgehouse Frets: 10159
    There's something rather quaint about Manchester being described as "the North"...its not even halfway up! 
    I do agree - even Leeds is suspect north ;)
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  • You could go too far North, choose the wrong venue, and get this....

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P-0hIJOqlnE

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  • guitars4youguitars4you Frets: 3131
    There's something rather quaint about Manchester being described as "the North"...its not even halfway up! 
    I do agree - even Leeds is suspect north ;)
    wheel tappers and shunters club eh ?
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  • BridgehouseBridgehouse Frets: 10159
    There's something rather quaint about Manchester being described as "the North"...its not even halfway up! 
    I do agree - even Leeds is suspect north ;)
    wheel tappers and shunters club eh ?
    Don't tell me, meat and tattie pies for half time break too?
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  • AlnicoAlnico Frets: 3702
    edited August 2017
    I'll be Baldrick again then.

    Seriously i will be glad to help Mark organise these Jams. They're a great show of community strength here and always a great time with old friends. New ones invariably get made and the forum gets stronger each time.

    It's a lot to be proud of and I'm proud to be part of running it with the others. 

    NOW GIVE US YER F*$@#/* MONEY !!!!

    Oh wait, it's not that is it?..................
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  • GassageGassage Frets: 18917
    edited August 2017
    I think this is top work by all.

    Re venues, the key consideration for me is that they're all outside a 'reasonable commuting distance' for Drew.

    Donald Trump has spoken movingly about 7-Eleven. It reminded him, he said, of the way Americans came together in 1941 after Pearl Necklace.

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  • defo up for the dahn sahf one
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  • cj73cj73 Frets: 559
    Well, for reference I would say South needs to be at least as south as Oxford/Reading/Swindon,

    and North presumably can either be somewhere on a line in between Leeds and Manchester (not the motorway services either!!) or, we need to go reet up north and try to encourage some of our Celtic brethren..

    or maybe both - maybe we could do a Scottish jam in between as well.. 
    cos that's not encompassed by "North"?

    Now I know how the Welsh must feel about the ECB rebranding...

    tbf manc is only 3 hours down the road so I'd be tempted to come down for a jolly.. could even maybe arrange to car share with a few of my fellow denizens 



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  • BridgehouseBridgehouse Frets: 10159
    cj73 said:
    Well, for reference I would say South needs to be at least as south as Oxford/Reading/Swindon,

    and North presumably can either be somewhere on a line in between Leeds and Manchester (not the motorway services either!!) or, we need to go reet up north and try to encourage some of our Celtic brethren..

    or maybe both - maybe we could do a Scottish jam in between as well.. 
    cos that's not encompassed by "North"?

    Now I know how the Welsh must feel about the ECB rebranding...

    tbf manc is only 3 hours down the road so I'd be tempted to come down for a jolly.. could even maybe arrange to car share with a few of my fellow denizens 



    I don't want the proper up north guys to feel left out - it would be great to get as many members an opportunity to get to a Jam session as possible!
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