Do you suffer from post area blues??

Discussion in 'Off-Topic Chat' started by Trigger, Mar 9, 2004.

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Do you suffer from post area blues??

  1. Yes, I can't stand it when it's over

    94.0%
  2. No not at all. I can't wait for it to finish

    4.0%
  3. Don't really care either way

    2.0%
  1. Trigger

    Trigger Member

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    I haven't had my area yet, but the build up and the weekend away is such a laugh that it's horrible going back to normality afterwards. Just wanted to know if others suffer from post area blues? :(
     
  2. Lauradoll

    Lauradoll Active Member

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    Isn't that a hangover???
     
  3. Trigger

    Trigger Member

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    Yes, I think you may be right. Perhaps I'm getting confused and it's the alcohol I get withdrawal symptoms from and not the music making! :lol: Perhaps I should change the thread??
     
  4. lynchie

    lynchie Active Member

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    no idea... area virgin till the weekend!!! wooo!
     
  5. floral_dance

    floral_dance Member

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    I know what you mean it is such a big build up to the day then in the flash of an eye it is gone, but the hangover tends to hand around for longer
     
  6. Kari Anson

    Kari Anson Member

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    Despite a large infusion of alcohol Mrs Anson doesn't do hangovers! :lol:

    As for post area blues - I find that if we've done well then I tend to get the blues (in the sense that I don't want it to end) a little as non-banders in your everyday life just don't appreciate your achievement, it's like a foreign language to them!

    However if the result isn't too great then I'm actually pretty glad it's all over and don't even attempt to tell non-banders what I got up to at the weekend.
     
  7. sudcornet

    sudcornet Member

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    Completely dependant on the results......I'm currently playing the chords of A,D and E on a battered old six string whilst sitting in a rocking chair on my verandah.

    Sud.
     
  8. Trigger

    Trigger Member

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    Good luck on your first contest!! :tup
     
  9. Jo Elson

    Jo Elson Member

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    Don't be fooled, he was only taking part in the drinking aspect on sunday!
     
  10. WoodenFlugel

    WoodenFlugel Moderator Staff Member

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    After our Area result this year "getting the blues" is putting it mildly! :cry:

    I do feel a big anti-climax after any contest, regardless of our result. The first rehearsal back is always a bit ropey and I often wonder how a set of players that played so well [generally speaking] at the weekend can get to be so rubbish so soon! :shock: But it's generally just a post-contest hangover (playing wise that is - my beer hangover after this year was a VERY big one :guiness )

    All part of the rich tapestry that is banding I suppose.......... :p
     
  11. super_sop

    super_sop Supporting Member

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    I found playing at this years area very emotional. The lead up to and including starting to play, but once we had finished i was a complete wreck. it was really weird. couldnt stop shakeingand stuff :cry:

    but within half and hour or so, i was back to my normal sane, quiet self :lol:
    cant wait for the next one now :lol:
     
  12. Naomi McFadyen

    Naomi McFadyen New Member

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    I take it you went on stage zips up then Craig?

    ;-)
     
  13. super_sop

    super_sop Supporting Member

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    LOL, cant remember how many times i checked!!!!!
     
  14. Euph-Bari

    Euph-Bari Active Member

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    Nope! not this time! still on a high from doing so well :D :D :D
     
  15. pug_101

    pug_101 Member

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    Not so much blues, just a massive hangover and a lip that feels so sore my trombone sounds like a chainsaw for a few days! CLASS!
     
  16. Nat

    Nat Member

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    i used to get the blues because i would not be able to speak to any brass friends until the next contest but now i have TMP.com to keep in touch and up to date!!!
     
  17. Rambo Chick

    Rambo Chick Member

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    yes i guess after such a big build up, it is an anticlimax but i have to say i was counting the days 'til we got to play something new!!bashing away at Coventry variations for two months solid rendered me a jibbering wreck!! :hammer

    i am glad its over , but disappointed at the result. :cry:

    Carolyn
     
  18. satchmo shaz

    satchmo shaz Active Member

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    havent got time to get the blues!! :? My band are asking whats next? can we do pontins/ aCD or more entertainments contests!!
    As for the training band, They have decided that they ALL want to do solos , duets and quartet contests....... now the senior band do too!! boy have I got my work cut out!! :wink:
     
  19. jambo

    jambo Member

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    I agree, time for the blues, no chance. We might get a rehersal off but then its on to the next one. Spring Belle Vue isnt a million miles away plus concerts...it just never stops.
    Marvelous! :lol:
     
  20. akwarose

    akwarose Active Member

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    hmm. i really enjoy the day, and it's disappointin when its all over, coz its done so quickly, but having sed that.... i dont think that i could take another rehearsal playin JUST viscaya :hammer

    good result tho... 5th out of 18 in the 3rd section inthe london n southern counties...... come on brad'll!!!!!!!
     
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