Bobble Hats...

Discussion in 'Off-Topic Chat' started by BrianT, Aug 20, 2007.

  1. BrianT

    BrianT Member

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    I've heard that members of the public who are keen motor racing enthusiasts are sometimes known as "Bobble Hats" by the people who actually work in motor racing. Is there a banding equivalent of the Bobble Hat?
     
  2. BigHorn

    BigHorn Active Member

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    Pension books?
     
  3. Bungle

    Bungle Member

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    Sweet paper rustlers
     
  4. MissBraz

    MissBraz Active Member

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    band geek?? ahahaha
     
  5. Leyfy

    Leyfy Active Member

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    as in, someone who is interested in brass bands but doesn't actually play?

    "Bando's" maybe?
     
  6. ScaryFlugel

    ScaryFlugel Member

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    Groupies! hahaha
    Or perhaps FOBBs - Friends of Brass Bands.
     
  7. Robhibberd29

    Robhibberd29 Active Member

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    If it's a band with younger members we normally find these people to be.............parents! Ever done a gig with a "junior band" that play the first half or so then you have a break then the "senior band" takes over?
    All the audience disappears at half time!
     
  8. 2nd man down

    2nd man down Moderator Staff Member

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    Ah! That's why you're supposed to organise a couple of massed band numbers at the end of the concert ;)
     
  9. Hells Bones

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    That's what we did, We did a massed Slaidburn, I stood up to let the second trombones sit together (There were four, I was the only first trombone :confused:)
    So my stand fell over and I had to play the march from memory :biggrin:
     
  10. Robhibberd29

    Robhibberd29 Active Member

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    That's what I like to hear, fellow bone player with all the odds stacked up against us, aint it always the case!!
    I remember the first concert I ever did.It was at school and my parents were there to watch.I caught the music stand which, unfortunately, brought everyone else's crashing down like dominoes.Very embarrassing! It's a wonder it didn't put me off ever playing again.I bet there's plenty wishes it had!
     
  11. Robhibberd29

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    Did this on tour in Germany many years ago, we did a rendition of 76 trombones and it wasn't far from the truth! other problem was they played in F so had to transpose, yikes.
     
  12. bigmamabadger

    bigmamabadger Active Member

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    Yeah, like there's a bander in the country who can't play Slaidburn from memory...:rolleyes:
    BMB
    xx
     
  13. Robhibberd29

    Robhibberd29 Active Member

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    Or any bone player with any Frank Baernarts piece he he
     
  14. Hells Bones

    Hells Bones Active Member

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    True, I was quite proud at the time, I had only been in a band for 4 months and I had never played Slaidburn before I joined the band so it was a milestone for me lol!
     
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