Action Research - Blackpool

Discussion in 'Off-Topic Chat' started by Steve, Jan 19, 2004.

  1. Steve

    Steve Active Member

    OK, following on from a previous thread about the rivalry between youth bands (I think it was actually about Tameside but nevermind) I think it is time we started planning a get together at Blackpool. Depending what days everyone is going up/down to Blackpool it would be nice to meet up over the weekend and have a 'McDonalds'. I know I am going up a day early to get in at least one propper nights partying on the Friday, if anyone else is doing the same it would be a good chance to dispell these rivalry theories once and for all. If not we should find somewhere to go for a glass of 'pop' afterwards.
     
  2. Naomi McFadyen

    Naomi McFadyen New Member

    I take it you're talking about the Areas?! In which case, if I remember rightly, all the sections are playing on the same day in Blackpool ;-)
     
  3. Aidan

    Aidan Active Member

    nope its a youth band contest in april (i think)
    its a pile of poo :p all singing and dancing and no music ;)
     
  4. Naomi McFadyen

    Naomi McFadyen New Member

    lol- oh right ok... the Areas would be an ideal date for a "get together" seeing as all the sections are in one day :D
     
  5. Steve

    Steve Active Member

    :shock: What a cynic!!!! If it keeps the kids interested then its good for banding and it is one of the highlights of the year for us as the average age is now about 15!!

    As for no music, we won everything a few years back with no visuals or dancing. Granted the band sang a hymn in four part harmony but hell, if you have it in you then why not. I will ask Jeansy to put you right after next rehearsal!!!
     
  6. lynchie

    lynchie Active Member

    oh... and it's in february!

    but really, if anyone's going i'll be there reasonably early on the friday, so if a day of drinking, arcades and fish and chips sounds appealing let me know!
     
  7. Steve

    Steve Active Member

    Lynchie,

    Me, Jamie, Sam and Tracey should be up early on Friday but chips and arcades wasnt in the original plan. Will let you know when we know more!
     
  8. lynchie

    lynchie Active Member

    If you're up for it, thursday night in manchester followed by general collapsing on my floor is perfectly acceptable...
     
  9. Aidan

    Aidan Active Member

    haha arg dont set the reverend on me :p
     
  10. Euph-Bari

    Euph-Bari Active Member

    I agree - had to hel-p a band out at it for the last 3/4 years! - its ok for younger ones i suppose
     
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  12. Dolly

    Dolly Member

    Nadia wrote:
    nope its a youth band contest in april (i think)
    its a pile of poo all singing and dancing and no music


    [/quote]

    none of you went and listen to Rochdale Borough Youth play there last year i take it?
     
  13. Di

    Di Active Member

    Thats hardly fair to all the kids who are practicing their little butts off. Don't forget, you were a kid once too! :wink: :?

    Me or hubby (don't know which yet, will be running little 'un (he's only a wee 11 year old, so no beer or late nights!) late on Saturday for an overnight stop. Had the luck to draw number 1 which'll be great for a quick getaway giving us a chance to catch t'other one playing in contest in Derby, depending of course on what time the second section starts :?
     
  14. HBB

    HBB Active Member

    Dinie, I don't think he was. I think he was born a 20-something-BOC! :D
     
  15. IckleSop

    IckleSop Active Member

    Steve, i'll c u there i suppose!!!! i mean if your willing to come for a drink! and you Paul im sure me,leisa and Nicki can manage to sup a couple with you after playing of course.

    Blackpool is a strange contest, for years its been so close to the National Youth Champs so for most (not every) of the bands the test piece set for the Nationals has been placed in there program, be interesting to see what people pull out this year. Yet for years people have thought its been fixed!!!

    Cant Wait Anyway
     
  16. Aidan

    Aidan Active Member

    ok ok il retract the comment before i get reamed anymore :p
    but 'tis true ;):p
     
  17. Di

    Di Active Member

    That you were born a 20 year old boc? :lol:
     
  18. lynchie

    lynchie Active Member

    unfortunately there are some youth bands whose idea of entertainment differs from that of every other human being... doesn't mean it's all bad though!
     
  19. Steve

    Steve Active Member

    none of you went and listen to Rochdale Borough Youth play there last year i take it?[/quote]

    Anyone who did obviously wouldn't be commenting on the poor standard as they were awesome! They also did windows of the world the year before and won then as well. Hopefully Nadia will realise this when YBS do their masterclass and joint concert with Rochdale in a few weeks. They are an awesome band and I understand The essence of time was in their concert programme this year, obviously that is all singing and dancing ion some peoples eyes!!! lol
     
  20. Dolly

    Dolly Member

    Anyone who did obviously wouldn't be commenting on the poor standard as they were awesome! They also did windows of the world the year before and won then as well. Hopefully Nadia will realise this when YBS do their masterclass and joint concert with Rochdale in a few weeks. They are an awesome band and I understand The essence of time was in their concert programme this year, obviously that is all singing and dancing ion some peoples eyes!!! lol[/quote]

    exactly
     
  21. Aidan

    Aidan Active Member

    i have seen rochdale a few times, and been impressed both times (specially windows of the world in the festival hall foyer (i think it was) when we were playing at the youth music festival thing held there.
    fallen into the usual trap of saying something which can be easily misinterpreted i spose "tMP OTT syndrome" :twisted: Didn't discredit any band at all. I have been to the contest twice and it always comes across as more of a *beeping* about and dancing contest than a music contest :p i know it makes it more exciting for the kids etc, but if they cant enjoy the playing without all dressing up as women or as the rocky horror show... :p but granted its a good day out for them, and something a bit different etc.
    commence the reaming... :twisted: ;)
     
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