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Originally posted by Esmeralda:
Where did it happen in the end? Because when I arrived (admittedly about 2 hours late) the bar wasn't letting people take drinks out on the steps, and I couldn't recognize any shipmates or identify a group which might have been shipmates.

They weren't! When I got there an hour late they weren't. But by the following night they'd submitted and let people out there!

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Is there anyone who doesn't want themselves / their spouses / partners or children in photo's online? Sorry. I should've asked earlier.

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Originally posted by Pânts:
quote:
Originally posted by Esmeralda:
Where did it happen in the end? Because when I arrived (admittedly about 2 hours late) the bar wasn't letting people take drinks out on the steps, and I couldn't recognize any shipmates or identify a group which might have been shipmates.

They weren't! When I got there an hour late they weren't. But by the following night they'd submitted and let people out there!
They didn't seem to be able to decide whether people were allowed out there or not. I think it depended on who was stewarding the venue at the time. Last night during the comedy thing we got told off for having drinks outside again.
Oh, and the last act of the comedy night was that Malawian guy, who was really good. Very funny, even when he was talking about serious subjects.

Also, I enjoyed Simon's seminar/workshop on icons. It was interesting to hear some of the results of the survey and see some pictures of people's icon corners (including one I recognised, even before the name of his cat was mentioned...) Just a shame there wasn't more time afterwards to take a closer look at the icons there, without being ushered out by a steward to make way for the next session.

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The Winged Ox didn't seem its usual welcoming self this year, but it is encouraging that this may have been a misunderstanding rather than a delberate change of policy.
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Finally back home, after slight detour into work.

Just wanted to say thanks loads to those of you we were camping with. It was great meeting you (again)and the other ship people I encountered at various points.

Also thanks for the whole dfg thing, they were well worth seeing - although not quite as funny as Peterson.

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It was good to meet up with some of you on the first night. It was an odd Greenbelt for me, for reasons too complex to discuss just now. I really enjoyed it, but the complexity cast a bit of a shadow. Still, next year will be better,

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Gosh so many shippies I never got to meet.

My highlight was - as some of you have already heard ad nauseum - being kissed by Martyn Joseph!

Though Beer'n'Hymns, John Tavener's talk, Peterson T and the chocolate brownie from Pru's Cafe were pretty damn good as well.

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quote:
Originally posted by Yangtze:
Though Beer'n'Hymns, ...<snip>... were pretty damn good as well.

So I noticed [Biased]

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What a fabulous weekend. [Angel] I can't believe what I've missed out on all these years (and the sunshine helped).

Highlights: John Bell (x3), Matt Harvey, Over The Rhine, Jo Enright, the nChant evening prayer, Aqualung, Last Orders, Steve Tomkins, Wild Geese, Mark Townsend, the Taverner concert.

Lowlights: Missing Basslines (although I talked to someone in the queue for dfg who said it wasn't their best show). Gillian Allnutt (Writing/Significant Thoughts/In unstructured/Free verse does not/A poet/Make). The lost adolescent loudly announcing the fact somewhere near my tent in the early hours. The loud snorer from a couple of tents over.

Unclassifiable lights: dfg. Yep, I spent most of today humming the 'One Day We Will All Die' song.

Carefully avoided lights: Chas 'n' Dave. Although I did hear some of their stuff involuntarily on the way to admire the kites.

Parson's Nose light: the communion service. Which was pretty good, and I joined a nice bunch of people for the bread and wine, but to be honest Gospel choirs singing gospel-y songs in a gospel-y way don't do much for me. On the other hand, I found singing 'O Lord My God' with a couple of thousand other people under a blue sky a moving experience.

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It was absolutely a laughter-filled life-affirming faith-enhancing weekend. I loved it.

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Marvin the Martian

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Well, that was fun. Is no-one else going to put Matt Redman as one of their highlights though? It was good getting the chance to see so many of you guys again as well [Big Grin] .

The lowlight for me was definitely getting up at 6am this morning and getting a lift to work early enough to have a shower before starting the day's business. And then putting in a full 8 hour day in front of the VDU [Help] ...

Night then [Snore]

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ken
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Originally posted by Manda:
Peterson Toscano is on the ship? And you were drinking with him? How damn cool is that.

Drinking? We even shook hands!!!! [Eek!]

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Originally posted by Quercus:
On the other hand, I found singing 'O Lord My God' with a couple of thousand other people under a blue sky a moving experience.

Yes. For me that was the highlight of the weekend. Really. Sang that song at the Communion service in the morning, in the arena in the asfternoon and in the beer tent in the evening.

Moments of theological insight and all that. Incarnational theology apprehended primarily through worship not study. Now have to rewrite an essay I thought I'd finished last week.

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Originally posted by Tractor Girl:
Also thanks for the whole dfg thing, they were well worth seeing - although not quite as funny as Peterson.

I'm not sure how much of it was intended to be really funny I wonder if anyone recorded any of it? I have some photos I might put on Flickr next time I get to a fast Internet connection.

As always they succeeded in being genuinely offensive - always difficult at Greenbelt where everyone is determined to be nice and liberal - and in making us laugh when we swe ecretly felt ought not to. There is a huge amount of embarrassment about being in a dfg gig. But the ending this year was astonishing. Really really well done.

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The lowlight for me was definitely getting up at 6am this morning and getting a lift to work early enough to have a shower before starting the day's business. And then putting in a full 8 hour day in front of the VDU
(apologies I seem to have messed this up a bit).
Think yourself lucky. Some of us didn't manage the shower, but rather had to leave at silly o'clock and change / clean up in motorway services on the way home to go straight into working 7+ hours at an open day.

Still it was better than having to miss the Monday afternoon / evening which was the other option.


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Originally posted by Flausa:
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Originally posted by Tubifex Maximus:
Alan and Flausa really are as nice in real life as they seem on the ship.

Thank you for that. We quite enjoyed your company as well. In fact, I admit I had some tears in my eyes as I dashed to deliver your mug to you in the car this morning. Looking forward to hearing more from you on the Ship!
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Had my usual post festival blues last night, but have perked up again now!

Was great meeting you all, although I did spend most of this Greenbelt in my own personal bubble of thoughts, but I think that was a good thing.

My highlights were Duke Special, Chas and Dave, a little gathering of bloggers, Hummingbird, and the absolute highlight was Jo Enright.

Same time next year?

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Originally posted by starbelly:
Same time next year?

It's a date [Biased]

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By the way, we have a couple of items lost and found (we were the last people packing up).

  • 2 spoons with white handles
  • the handle off a camping saucepan

These are sendable through the post if anyone is missing them.

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It was good to be back to Greenbelt after last years absence. Having the wee man with us didn't seem too big a handicap ... we probably spent a bit less time just wandering around, and did spend longer getting moving to some stuff (though that could have just been us being lazy) which meant we missed the Communion and I also missed Keith Ward (though the Big Top would probably have been too crowded and hot for the wee man). We found that the times we went into the Centaur there was plenty of room at the back and the wee man could move around and enjoy himself (though I did get the "he's causing a distraction" scowl from a woman at the back of Petersons show - though as there was plenty of room further forward she could have sat without possibility of distraction that seemed a bit strange). And, a few seminars by the grandstand gave him room to run around on the tarmac behind the stage out of the way.

Apologies to the people in Simons icons talk. I didn't quite catch your names. The wee man got a bit restless and I took him further back where he could run and I could hear most of what Simon was saying (though no longer see the images, which as it was a talk about the use of images rather than words did rather miss the point ...). I'd intended to hang around and chat with people afterwards (either there or wherever people moved to) but the Messy Space was a more sensible place to go to.

Yay for the Messy Space!

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quote:
Originally posted by Alan Cresswell:
Yay for the Messy Space!

Relaxing was it? [Biased]

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Originally posted by Nats:


Karl - have you got an email address for the lovely lady who did my henna for me? Would like to mail her! Thanks. PM me for mine to pass it to her if she would prefer it that way round.

Difficult, because Dave employs rather a lot of nice young ladies. So I'm not sure which one of them it was.

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Originally posted by Alan Cresswell:
We found that the times we went into the Centaur there was plenty of room at the back and the wee man could move around and enjoy himself (though I did get the "he's causing a distraction" scowl from a woman at the back of Petersons show - though as there was plenty of room further forward she could have sat without possibility of distraction that seemed a bit strange).

One of the - many - things which I found striking at GB was how relaxed all the events were, with people wandering in and out, even during the Taverner concert and some of the worship sessions (as well as the pleasing novelty of listening to a concert lying down.) Which was great, and not usually distracting. It was quite funny when a kid toddled down to the front during the Taverner and her mum casually strolled down the aisle to retrieve her. So I didn't feel bad about leaving the Gillian Allnut reading, and going off to Wild Geese instead.

It was a shame that the Soul Space wasn't quite right for Simon's icon talk, but I suppose they weren't expecting quite the numbers that turned up.

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Originally posted by Auntie Doris:
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Originally posted by Alan Cresswell:
Yay for the Messy Space!

Relaxing was it? [Biased]
For anyone who didn't hear. Yes, on Saturday I did take a wee nap in the Messy Space while Flausa and 'frin were with the wee man.

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Karl - it was the lady Rev'd from Wokingham... does that help? Just off maternity leave....

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Karl: Liberal Backslider
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Originally posted by Nats:
Karl - it was the lady Rev'd from Wokingham... does that help? Just off maternity leave....

I'll see what I can find.

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Originally posted by Alan Cresswell:
which meant we missed the Communion .....

Hmmm you didn 't miss much.
I think if I hadn't been with friends we see once a year at Greenbelt I would have left during this. In fact Apothecary did and went to Mocha Mania instead. The thing is we had been to Trance mass on Friday and the superb Ikon service on Saturday so it was a bit of a shock to go to such an ordinary Main Stage communion, by ordinary I mean C of E plus dire choruses. They will have to do something really amazing to get us there next year.

Other highlights: Getting into both of Peterson's plays, John Taverner concert, Dave Tomlinson, sunny dry weather, meeting shipmates.

Question: how can we get students to go to seminars? They are getting very middle aged. What do we do to get younger people interested? We will of course be asking Greenbelt when they have space for feedback on the website.

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The GB mainstage communion service has been dire for around a decade now. Once of a day it was usually done by the Wild Geese, and that was good; one year they let Glasgow's Late Late lot do it, and that was good as well.

But, alas, there did come a plague upon the feedback sessions and the unadventurous did complain that they knew not the songs in the service (despite the teaching of them at the beginning).

And it's been a dire mix of crummy choruses, blandly done hymns and average liturgy (sometimes too clever for its own good) ever since.

I haven't been for years. Just hearing the musicians getting started has been enough to put me off, I'm afraid.

Which (vaguely) reminds me - why does mainstage face the village these days? Once of a day (OK, pre-Deane Park) it used to face out into the wilderness, so one could actually hear oneself think in the other venues. Perhaps I'm getting old, but the whole festival just seemed Too Damned Loud these days.

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I thought the Mainstage was facing the carpark this year. With the village off to stage left, and the bit in the middle of the racecourse behind it. Even so, you could hear the stage quite well from the campsite behind the stage, even way off the other side of the race course where we were.

I usually find the Sunday Communion well worth going to. OK, if I was leading it I'd probably not do things exactly that way, but there's not many places you can get that number of people worshipping together. I'm still sorry I missed it. It might have been OK if RadioGB had broadcast the service, instead we got a fairly normal selection of recorded music with occasional comments like "they're just distributing the bread" followed by an indepth discussion of the service at a time when people were still filing out of the mainstage area (ie: those listening to the discussion couldn't have actually experienced it).

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quote:
Originally posted by geroff:
Question: how can we get students to go to seminars? They are getting very middle aged. What do we do to get younger people interested?

Really? The ones I went to (John Bell, Mark Townsend, Simon Jenkins, James Alison) had a pretty wide age range there, including younger people. But then that's a small selection, and probably among the most popular seminars anyway.

I glad it wasn't just me that was lukewarm about the communion, as it was the least good of the worship sessions that I attended, I did value worshipping with such a large number of people. And I found the last hymn a special experience, as I said.

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Originally posted by Karl: Liberal Backslider:
Perhaps I'm getting old, but the whole festival just seemed Too Damned Loud these days.

I didn't think it was that bad, but I'd be all for giving anyone with a drum their own venue. In Gloucester.

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OK
Perhaps it was just me - I didn't go to hear any of those people.

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I absolutely love the big Sunday morning communion at Greenbelt, it's brilliant.

It means I can have a lie-in, wander down in the sunshine, buy breakfast with no queue, get into a clean indoor toilet with no queue, sit quietly outside the Chai Chapel with nobody running about, and get into the Tank for my morning internet fix with no queue.

[ 29. August 2007, 12:57: Message edited by: Persephone Hazard ]

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Originally posted by Alan Cresswell:
For anyone who didn't hear. Yes, on Saturday I did take a wee nap in the Messy Space while Flausa and 'frin were with the wee man.

I saw you! In fact I saw you when you were awake, was going to come over and say hello, but then by the time I'd got baby b settled I looked over again and you were nodding. Actually you were slumped! I had mercy and didn't wake you up.

And it was me in the Simon's icon talk, playing peep-o with the wee wan. (I hope that was a help rather than additional distraction!) I didn't know the woman sitting between us, she just talked like she knew everyone!

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And it was me in the Simon's icon talk, playing peep-o with the wee wan. (I hope that was a help rather than additional distraction!)

No, not an additional distraction at all. He seemed to be enjoying it, which kept him entertained sitting on my lap a few minutes longer than would otherwise have been the case - which allowed me to catch a bit more of Simon's talk before he'd had enough sitting and I needed to make an exit.

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Paul W.

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quote:
Originally posted by Persephone Hazard:
I absolutely love the big Sunday morning communion at Greenbelt, it's brilliant.

It means I can have a lie-in, wander down in the sunshine, buy breakfast with no queue, get into a clean indoor toilet with no queue, sit quietly outside the Chai Chapel with nobody running about, and get into the Tank for my morning internet fix with no queue.

Yeah, Sunday morning was the only time I managed to get to the Tiny Tea Tent this year, cos every other time I walked past there was a huge queue. Seemed to be busier than usual in its new location. I quite liked the nice little cafe in the New Forms venue though, it was a lot quieter, even when there was a worship session going on. I think I spent half of Monday in there.

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quote:
Originally posted by Paul W.:
]Yeah, Sunday morning was the only time I managed to get to the Tiny Tea Tent this year, cos every other time I walked past there was a huge queue.

I went a few times (and got a seat every time! In the shade!) but only after I'd been to the bookshop and/or snaffled a copy of Third Way from the Church Times tent, so I had something to pass the time. Worth the wait though, I thought.

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Originally posted by Nats:
Karl - it was the lady Rev'd from Wokingham... does that help? Just off maternity leave....

Drat. I missed Emma then, haven't seen her since her wedding. I knew she was friends with a couple who did jewelry and stuff and had a stand a Greenbelt but I never found it. Where was it?

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Originally posted by Quercus:


Unclassifiable lights: dfg. Yep, I spent most of today humming the 'One Day We Will All Die' song.

Me Too! So infectious. I have been singing it too and my host, Trevor, has offered to make today that day if I don't stop singing it.

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To add my two cents, I too greatly enjoyed your show. We queued for the George Bush one but couldn't get in (Dave, my hubby, was especially sad about that.*)

Anyhow, we very much appreciated the Homo Nomo Show. You spent quite a bit of time in the UK right? - because your English Vicar accent is spot on! In fact, you were uncannily like a vicar from a church I used to attend...

I thought the character of Chad was great, very amusing - and the backstory was touching. The thinking behind those homo conversion places is sort of fascinating in a gruesome way. I don't know if there are any equivalents in the UK. (Hopefully not.) I vaguely remember there was a teenage gay guy in "Saved" who got carted off to a similar institution (he ended up dating his room-mate, which seems quite a likely outcome, those guys must have a lot in common).

Anyhow, really enjoyed it!


*Dave was the sound and lights person- I think that's right - for a satire called "The Madness of George Dubya", which went on to have 2 sequels. These were written by Justin Butcher, a veteran arty Greenbelter who we didn't see this time round. I hope you get to meet Justin sometime - if you haven't already!

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I was browsing through the official photos on the Greenbelt site (much more managable than browsing through all the unofficial ones!) and found a couple of one Shipmate - albeit a Shipmate who posts very rarely.

Now, that'll get you all hunting through the official pics ...

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Paul W.

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I went through them all last night and found a couple of Shipmates on there (though within 3-4 photos of each other).

Not that I was bored or anything...

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My total and absolute highlight was in the Organic Beer Tent. I got John Smith to snog a (male) mate of mine. John was totally up for it and my mate was both furious with me and delighted. There was a good reason, but its a bit boring unless you know us.

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First Greenbelt for almost 30 years.
A lot has changed - and not just the toilets!

Highlights were
  • Wine & chocolate tasting with the Angels
  • Shepherd's ice cream
  • The smiley ladies in the Tiny Tea Tent
  • Hangman Charlie, The Repercussion & Phil Pilot in the Underground
  • Cathy Burton, Willard Grant Conspiracy, Rebecca Worthley & the wonderful In Camera in the Performance Cafe
  • the weather!
  • Anthony Wilson's poetry
  • Did I mention In Camera? - (Dave Perry, Ray Khan, Andrew Rumsey & Maggi Dawn) [Big Grin]

Lowlights....

not many, but
  • Over the Rhine
  • thebandwithnoname
  • not being able to get in to see Peterson cos the queues were too long

We'll be back next year.
With cushions to sit on.

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The question is whether Paul and Alan's shipmates are the same ones, or are there at least 3 on there?

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quote:
Originally posted by welsh dragon:
By the way, we have a couple of items lost and found (we were the last people packing up).

[list]
[*]2 spoons with white handles

These are sendable through the post if anyone is missing them.

Thanks, but feel free to add the spoons to your cutlery draw - we have others.

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Originally posted by welsh dragon:
Anyhow, we very much appreciated the Homo Nomo Show. You spent quite a bit of time in the UK right? - because your English Vicar accent is spot on! In fact, you were uncannily like a vicar from a church I used to attend...


welsh dragon, I am an English vicar trapped in an Italian-American Quaker body. Currently they do not offer any sort of medication or surgery to help address the situation, so my Christian-Socialist, New Age psychologist and massage therapist suggested I release some of the building pressure by doing theater. Really my "shows" are really all an elaborate therapy scheme to keep me from having a complete breakdown. Thank you for contributing to my mental health.
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Originally posted by peterson toscano:
Really my "shows" are really all an elaborate therapy scheme to keep me from having a complete breakdown. Thank you for contributing to my mental health.
[Yipee]

Hahahahah... I think you might need to increase the therapy! [Biased]

Auntie Doris x

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quote:
Originally posted by Carys:
quote:
Originally posted by Nats:
Karl - it was the lady Rev'd from Wokingham... does that help? Just off maternity leave....

Drat. I missed Emma then, haven't seen her since her wedding. I knew she was friends with a couple who did jewelry and stuff and had a stand a Greenbelt but I never found it. Where was it?

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Esmeralda - I went and looked for you at the mennonite stall a couple of times (but forgot when you were going to be there!) I did eat a couple of scrummy cookies though [Smile]

Persephone - thats exactly my feelings about communion. I remember a few years ago a fab tiny tea tent meeting of all the non-communion shippies that just happened to pop along instead of the service! I've found it rather dry and boring in the past, especially when GB is full of such interesting services - it would be better (imho) to do one style well (like have iona peeps or a new forms peep ) do it than a boring run thru of liturgy!

PT - fab [Smile] definately a call for a private shipmeet/ pub meet/ I think [Smile]

Highlights - ikon (though Im not sure I want to "unravel" to the point of not believing in a realist God just yet. I loved the change-the-creed idea. PT, just brilliant (and do we have places like that here - I so hope not) We queued forever to make sure we got in!. Lots of drinking tea as ever [Smile] catching up with people, meeting people, etc.

Lowlights - not seeing so much of shippy people, not taking drinks onto the steps (tho I am more of a TTT person really) long queues at TTT (chai chapel was much better but they had Irritating Drummers a lot). Queues everywhere - I didnt get into Dave Tom and wanted to!!And of course being ill this year meant I wasnt as mobile and runing around as I usually do - maybe slow is a blessing in disguise though... hmmmm not sure.

We're thinking pitville next year - maybe we should have a pitville posse?? Anyone know when they announce the booking for pitville?

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quote:
Originally posted by Manda:
The question is whether Paul and Alan's shipmates are the same ones, or are there at least 3 on there?

Well, the Shippie I spotted on the photos probably isn't the same as who Paul spotted. I base this on the fact that I'm pretty sure the Shippie I spotted has never, to my knowledge, attended a meet. We know this person through other circles (albeit circles that intersect with our Ship circles like some Venn diagram).

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I had a great weekend and am glad I got there in the end. Seemed to spend far more time sitting and chatting to people than going to any events, and worked on a strategy of if it's got a queue I don't want to go (apart from Peterson's extra show which was great - I now really want to see you do the whole homo nomo show). Matt Redman and Delirious both made me feel old cos I only knew a couple of the songs, Kanda Bongo man was great fun.

Didn't see too many ship people (although I did eventually find Jack the Lass despite her managing to not see me waving in her face on Friday night) but it was great to see those I did. Finally met the Alien, and got to see how grown up the not so wee wan is getting - such a cute smile!

Ate lots of yummy Brownies in Prue's cafe, and we managed to be sat next to the divine chocolate stall just as they decided to sell their left over stock off cheap so have come home well stocked with yumminess.

Couldn't get over how much bigger it all was than last time I was there (2001) and will have to not leave it so long before I get there again. And might even manage to get scz there next time....

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