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PostPosted: Mon Mar 07, 2005 8:57 pm
by Alisha
Having just read the above post I'd like to say that wasn't supposed to sound quite so concieted that it should all be arranged round me. I was just putting forward my opinion.

love alice

PostPosted: Mon Mar 07, 2005 9:05 pm
by behooved girl
ok so lots of people want to come. but nobody who lives in any places where people are willing to travel to have any plausible ideas for where it can be held.

i had a couple of ideas, but nobody seems to have responded to them, so i guess they wont work out. i don't really know what to do anymore. nobody will travel to norwich cos the public transport lines here are shite, and don't know the areas of other parts of england at all.

the atmosphere surrounding meetups seems to have really changed on here in the past year or so since the birmingham meetup. it seems that way to me at least. i'm out of ideas. maybe it just wasn't meant to be...

maybe i can try again for august if i decide to come back here for a second year.

PostPosted: Mon Mar 07, 2005 9:12 pm
by Alisha
Oh Cheryl, please don't feel like that. Please come back to England next year, you've wanted to come for so long.

As for meet ups, if I knew where I was going to be in any vague long term I would organise it in seconds but I don't. I also don't know Birmingham and we can't have a meet up in Worcester cos it's shit and with only 3 of us living anywhere near, putting people up would be hard.

Personally I cannot travel to other places for medical/family/personal reasons some of which I don't want to discuss.

Oh I dunno. Having not been to a meet up before I don't know if there is a solution.

love Alice

PostPosted: Mon Mar 07, 2005 9:21 pm
by chloe55
hey i'd come to norwich..
and believe me i'd love to help actually organise something specific, i'm just completely snowed under with work, ucas stuff, new job, my own issues and various other things i'm supposed to have done and haven't and still need to do, and i think if i agreed to spend time doing one more thing my head's actually going to implode.

BUT i promise that i would come, whereverrrrr it is, as long as it was a weekend. & i'm leaving about 2 weeks after you cheryl so...before then is better for me too xx

PostPosted: Mon Mar 07, 2005 9:21 pm
by Phoenix Ferret
i thought you were doing your whole degree over here cher?

np. pinback - afk

PostPosted: Mon Mar 07, 2005 9:27 pm
by Sal
cheryl, at this rate... I think if you want something to actually happen any time soon, you and I should go with what I said on the phone. you know we can get a bunch of people together. I'll help organise. we could do a poll and see how many people are willing to come to somewhere anglian. if nobody comes, it's their loss. at the very least we could have a small group of us at someone's house. I'd have it down south here, but you lot are obviously more concentrated, so it makes sense to hold it somewhere there. if we did, we'd need a pub or a house or something. just a base.

otherwise, if we're going more full scale, I say get on with arranging a date and book the sunflower lounge. this will mean getting money off people and all that again, and finding places for people to stay.

all depends on demand I guess.

PostPosted: Mon Mar 07, 2005 10:50 pm
by behooved girl
Phoenix Ferret wrote:i thought you were doing your whole degree over here

i am. but this year hasn't been so great for me, and i'm having trouble coping being so far away from my family. plus the exchange rate is only getting worse. so i've been thinking about just moving back to california permanently, but i don't know for sure. it depends whether things pick up for me here enough to give me an incentive to come back next year.

and just so people know, i'm not blaming anybody for the lack of meetup-ness this past year or so. i know things have changed around here, and as clo said, people are getting older and have a lot more commitments in their lives now. i think i need to accept that the best days in this community are probably all in the past, and things need to move on. it still makes me sad to think about, but everything seems to be getting me down these days.

sal - where's the sunflower lounge? (feels dumb)

if anything does happen, i propose the first weekend in june. april is only right around the corner now, so it'll be too late for that. early june is possible though...

PostPosted: Mon Mar 07, 2005 10:51 pm
by sleepysheepy
I would come to Norwich, if it was in the holidays. I really want to meet you Cheryl, and it's so rubbish that you're considering not coming back next year after how excited you were about coming here in the first place :( .

PostPosted: Mon Mar 07, 2005 10:52 pm
by chloe55
check yo uni email, cher :)xx

PostPosted: Mon Mar 07, 2005 11:23 pm
by saaboo
I'll travel anywhere as long as I've got somewhere to stay and it's not a school night. I haven't been to a meetup before so I can't really help organise it, other than the fact that our phone has been cut off so I can't ring around any venues even >.<

But I really want to meet everyone and meetups seem to be getting increasingly harder to plan, it seems. Everyone's growing up and growing apart and having more commitments so I want to meet everyone now before you all disappear. I'm sure other people would feel the same.

PostPosted: Mon Mar 07, 2005 11:25 pm
by vid
i want to go to a meet up too this time. boo.

though i'm not really going to be free til june-ish. if after then anything is planned i can try help organise aswell, even though i don't really know what it entails.

PostPosted: Mon Mar 07, 2005 11:34 pm
by Abi
Stop making me cry!

I'll come anywhere....if people want me to..heh.

This will probably sound selfish because I live quite near but what Sal said about the sunflower lounge sounds good, it was good last time and we could go to cadbury world! Free chocolate!


PostPosted: Mon Mar 07, 2005 11:55 pm
by Anna
june july.

june sucks :(

PostPosted: Tue Mar 08, 2005 2:08 am
by Cyril Hovercraft Whackitt
behooved girl wrote:where's the sunflower lounge? (feels dumb)

It's in birmingham where we had the last one!

PostPosted: Tue Mar 08, 2005 2:19 am
by liddleruth
Abi wrote:and we could go to cadbury world! Free chocolate!

i think abi has just made a very valid point.

this has all been silly, really. really.

so, sunflower lounge, early june.
someone book it. lovely. sorted. xx

PostPosted: Tue Mar 08, 2005 10:47 am
by Abi
:D Hehe


PostPosted: Tue Mar 08, 2005 12:47 pm
by Vezzi
I still want a meetup. Yeah maybe things have changed, but I still find it a novelty to have a bunch of us meet up, espcially if someone new is there, cos it's like... the internet in real life! And that hasn't changed.

That was an irrelevant point, but yeah, I'll try to travel most places if there's somewhere for me to go, although the first weekend in june is my (and my housemates) birthday, and the end of our exams, so I really have to be here/see family and that. But don't worry about me, I'll pop up somewhere when you least expect it instead!

PostPosted: Tue Mar 08, 2005 6:35 pm
by Rach
i will come. definitely. as long as it's a weekend of course.

PostPosted: Wed Mar 09, 2005 11:08 am
by Beth
any weekend in june is good for me, unless it's the 25-26th cos that's when i have to leave halls by. if any nottingham people wanted to help me organise something then we could do it (roo and helen know good places. or i could just get templars again-but they aren't allowed bands) but if not sunflower lounge sounds a good idea.

PostPosted: Wed Mar 09, 2005 3:24 pm
by The Wizard
Well, I can't help organise this one this time, as I've got a lot of work commitments now.

However, I'm willing to be on hand for any advice that may be needed.

I'll tell you now that having someone who can actually physically GET to the venue is a MUST! Luckily Jo was able to do this for me for the last one, whilst I did all the finance/logistics etc. She was able to do the bookings and get the venue info etc.

I'll still say it's a two person job

The Sunflower Lounge cost £100 to hire for the night, which I was able to recoup (just!), through ticket sales and donations from you lovely people! I managed to get the tickets made/printed for free through my work. So long as there's enough notice, and the option to pay on the door, the members of this board (despite what some may think!) can get themselves organised quite well!!

PostPosted: Wed Mar 09, 2005 4:15 pm
by ali_hadz
Sunflower Lounge, June 10th? What do people think?

I'd be happy to help arrange it in any way I can, but would somebody nearer be willing to book it, etc?

PostPosted: Wed Mar 09, 2005 4:19 pm
by vid
i need to find when my exams finish to see if i can go, by looking on the site, but i don't want to because i will then know when they start and panic coz i have done NO work.

PostPosted: Wed Mar 09, 2005 4:20 pm
by ali_hadz
I think my exams are late May, but it's probably different in Engerland. :?

PostPosted: Wed Mar 09, 2005 6:53 pm
by behooved girl
i think june 10th at the sunflower lounge sounds good. unfortunately that's the day my uni is kicking me out of halls, so i'd have to somehow get all my stuff into storage early and sort out going to the meetup at the same time *argh stress*.

my exams are all in may... hopefully it's everyone elses will be finished by the 10th of june?

thank you for your expert advice, stu. i'd be happy to sort out printing (crappy) tickets, collecting money, finance, etc. but i'd need an accomplice in birmingham who's willing to help out. :?

PostPosted: Wed Mar 09, 2005 7:21 pm
by behooved girl
actually i have a feeling that it'll probably be really rubbish having it at the same place, cos it'll never live up to what the last meetup was :( i don't think i could handle being in that room.

PostPosted: Wed Mar 09, 2005 9:05 pm
by ali_hadz
Personally I don't think anything could take anything away from the last one. Yes, it'd be different, but that doesn't have to be a bad thing... and it was a pretty nice venue?

I dunno though, that's just my opinion. :/

PostPosted: Wed Mar 09, 2005 10:47 pm
by Beth
i can't make june 10th, i'm at download that day (just for the day mind, i'm not turning metal on yo asses :p). but the sunflower lounge would be ace, maybe on june 11th though? it's a saturday which might be a lot easier for everyone who works/has school/college in the week, or is that just being selfish of me?

like ali said, i don't think anything could take away from the last meet up there, but it would just be ace to have everyone in the same room again, cos it has been a long time.

PostPosted: Wed Mar 09, 2005 11:05 pm
by chloe55
nooo not friday. i second beth, 11th is better!

PostPosted: Wed Mar 09, 2005 11:08 pm
by ali_hadz
Bleh, yes... that was just me being stupid. For some reason I thought the 10th was the Saturday... :roll:

Should we... er? copy/paste thing.

Sat June 11th
Ali Hadz

PostPosted: Wed Mar 09, 2005 11:09 pm
by vid
ok i just checked some exam dates, i have some until the 22nd june, so i cant make it. booo.