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The_Pirate_Dyke_Boy
The_Pirate_Dyke_Boy

HOP Lord of the Pirate Admiralty
Location: Canterbury, UK
Member Since: 5th Nov 2002
Total posts: 1079
Posted:well i was thinking that the reason the last HoP day wasnt as good as it could have been was because it was thought up with like 2 weeks to get things organised.
So this year i thought if we could get the ball rolling, we could make a better go of things!

so first things first:
where are the central meeting points?
London?
Sheffield?
Sydney?
who's got suggestions?


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_VT_
Your Face!
Location: el paso, tx
Member Since: 15th Jul 2003
Total posts: 1173
Posted:I like the whole "HoP day idea" but what about the international date line and stuff??? oh yeaz,i'll probably meet up with the pounce since i think there are no mid continent spinners in the u.s.

Heroism on command, senseless violence, and all the loathsome nonsense that goes by the name of patriotism - how passionately I hate them!
-Albert Einstein-

Peanut butter... It fills the cracks of the soul! -Paul Blart-

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pounce
pounce

All the neurotic makings of America's lesser known sweetheart
Location: body in Las Vegas, heart all a...
Member Since: 10th Jan 2003
Total posts: 9831
Posted:well there are a few in the denver area, but they don't seem to post on here much. and some of them seem unfriendly frown but poitoi does post, and he's in colorado springs, and he's a total sweetheart. but i'm hoping i can get him to come to vegas too biggrin besides, vegas is just so freaking cool, who wouldn't want to go there??? biggrin

I was always scared with my mother's obsession with the good scissors. It made me wonder if there were evil scissors lurking in the house somewhere.

Do not meddle in the affairs of dragons for you are crunchy and good with ketchup.

**giggles**

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The_Pirate_Dyke_Boy
The_Pirate_Dyke_Boy

HOP Lord of the Pirate Admiralty
Location: Canterbury, UK
Member Since: 5th Nov 2002
Total posts: 1079
Posted:i did consider trying to ask every one to spin at a certain hour but two problmes came up:

1) so many poi and staff and diablo's and devil sticks spinning at one time might spin the world off its axis and make it start doing hyperloops with the moon

2)the mathematics and the organisation of selecting one hour for all to spin would take up too much time and not worth the hastle to get us all doing that. it'll mean some of us will be spinning at 10am and other at midnight local time

i think its just better if we spin some time on the 30th in the respective time zones.

PS pounce, afta seeing fear and loathing, im visiting you ASAP biggrin and cuz ur so lovely of course...............


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pounce
pounce

All the neurotic makings of America's lesser known sweetheart
Location: body in Las Vegas, heart all a...
Member Since: 10th Jan 2003
Total posts: 9831
Posted:YAY!! you definately need to come and visit me!

I was always scared with my mother's obsession with the good scissors. It made me wonder if there were evil scissors lurking in the house somewhere.

Do not meddle in the affairs of dragons for you are crunchy and good with ketchup.

**giggles**

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duballstar
duballstar

slack rating - 9.5
Location: Suburbiton, Yoo-Kay
Member Since: 3rd Sep 2003
Total posts: 2216
Posted:hey dykey b...
nice idea, be interesting if you can pull it off!
for my part i'm sure our loose shambles of a nottingham contingent would be happy to take part... sheffield sounds good to me cos it's so central, if it were to be london or bristol ppl from manchester, newcastle or even scotland would have to pay an arm an a leg to get there!!
keep us posted as to what you decide....


It is our fantasies that make us real. Without our fantasies we're just a blank monkey' - Terry Pratchett

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The_Pirate_Dyke_Boy
The_Pirate_Dyke_Boy

HOP Lord of the Pirate Admiralty
Location: Canterbury, UK
Member Since: 5th Nov 2002
Total posts: 1079
Posted:well, unless anyone objects, i think the uk north HOP party should be in Sheffield. but if anyone has a problem with that, can they please say so?!

also every group needs to have a digital camera and a designated cameraman. can we try n make sure of this!!!

also bluecat, can you specify how you want the footage sent to you once its been taken?

and of course it'll come together!


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Malcolm
Malcolm

HOP admin
Location: HOP
Member Since: 18th Nov 2003
Total posts: 995
Posted:This all sounds great.

We have a new online video and picture gallery in the works and We think if each party can send in either some pictures or video clips they can be put into a special event folder for everyone to see for free.
We in Christchurch will be celebrating the birthday with all our friends, no matter where you are, with the spirit of friendship and learning that has made the HOP community so special to us all.

If you are close by be sure to come and visit us in the home of HOP, Unit2/88 Hayton Rd, Christchurch, New Zealand. Be sure to let us know if you're coming, so we can handle numbers.

Regards

Malcolm


"May your balls always burn"

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bluecat
bluecat

geek, level 1
Location: everywhere
Member Since: 15th Dec 2002
Total posts: 5300
Posted:um.

that actually sounds liek a better plan for the footage. cause of:

if you want a saleable DVD then its going to need some hefty funding behind it.

my thoughts were for people to send me say 15 mins of the best footage they had from their hopday celebrations and for me to then edit down from there.

of course the middleman(me) could be cut out and the footage go directly to malcolm but i think he (and me in this case) would like some preediting before hand....

looking forward already(might be in NZ for it actually ubblol)

sorry i missed you while i was there malcolm, but soon i promise smile


R smile


Holistic Spinner (I hope)

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The_Pirate_Dyke_Boy
The_Pirate_Dyke_Boy

HOP Lord of the Pirate Admiralty
Location: Canterbury, UK
Member Since: 5th Nov 2002
Total posts: 1079
Posted:OMG, that is such a better idea!!!

okay, now i feel dumb for not thinking of it.

so yeah, this sounds good now. are we gonna make Christchurch ground zero of HOP day NZ then? and is the party on the 30th like everyone else, thats the thing.

Okay so we got:

London
Sheffield
New Yoik
Las Vegas baby
Sydney
and
Christchurch

and unreplied from
Bangkok
and
Paris

this is getting good!


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Tao Star
Tao Star

Pooh-Bah
Location: Bristol
Member Since: 30th May 2003
Total posts: 1662
Posted:Quote:
so us brits need to find some where warm...
or bring a lot of firewood (theres a good place in reading selling big bags for 5.25, like a hole in a wall)



i know this is foreward planning somewhat, but i can get f**kloads of free firewood from my theatre. No point in paying...


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it was the book of my dreams.

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The_Pirate_Dyke_Boy
The_Pirate_Dyke_Boy

HOP Lord of the Pirate Admiralty
Location: Canterbury, UK
Member Since: 5th Nov 2002
Total posts: 1079
Posted:you are a star!!!!!!!!
literally!!!!
thats fantab of you!
let us know if u cant get it though


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Kit
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Location: middle of Troon
Member Since: 22nd Jan 2004
Total posts: 1269
Posted:hmm sheffield, london, where is sheffield? you said north, what about Edinbuggery? we have a regular meet up monday nights in ed... will we have to go to sheffield? or can we have our own....???


umm


random murbles

BELTANE FIRE FESTIVAL. 30th april ~ Calton hill - Edinburgh
SAMHUINN FESTIVAL. 31st October ~ Royal Mile - Edinburgh

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The_Pirate_Dyke_Boy
The_Pirate_Dyke_Boy

HOP Lord of the Pirate Admiralty
Location: Canterbury, UK
Member Since: 5th Nov 2002
Total posts: 1079
Posted:edinboro?

corse you can!!!! why the hell not! so scotland joins HOP day too! is there gonna be a glasgow cru too? hows aboot aberdeen?

yay!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! ubbloco ubbloco ubbloco


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The_Pirate_Dyke_Boy
The_Pirate_Dyke_Boy

HOP Lord of the Pirate Admiralty
Location: Canterbury, UK
Member Since: 5th Nov 2002
Total posts: 1079
Posted:*BUMP*

guys can we keep organising this thing, dont let it slip awa and be forgotten!


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brodieman
brodieman

old hand
Location: london
Member Since: 11th Jul 2003
Total posts: 1024
Posted:the london could be clapham common....

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The_Pirate_Dyke_Boy
The_Pirate_Dyke_Boy

HOP Lord of the Pirate Admiralty
Location: Canterbury, UK
Member Since: 5th Nov 2002
Total posts: 1079
Posted:thats the idea

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bubblishis
False Eyelash
Location: New York City
Member Since: 27th Dec 2003
Total posts: 346
Posted:Regarding the video... this going to be a "spinning only" video? For sale? This is a great idea but can we do 2 videos? There are a lot of people (like me smile ) who will get edited out of such video. Plus it would be fun to do interviews and such. My vision was to make it more interpersonal (and humorous) than just clips of spinning. Or - even better - we could post a compilation video as well as one from each city. (We can edit those ourselves maybe.)

Regarding New York...our component of the party will coincide with another event - Burning Man Decompression. It's out of sync but will make it much easier for us. So that can be the kickoff or pre-party. It would be fun if we could get a humor/interpersonal video up quickly to get everyone psyched.

Regarding Fear and Loathing in LV....How much do I love that movie. And that book. And Johnny Depp. ubblove Never been there tho so maybe I'll hop on the caravan. smile




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FireSpirit
FireSpirit

Classic 90's Fire Dancer... Poi, Staff, Doubles, and Breathing
Location: South Lake Tahoe
Member Since: 29th Mar 2001
Total posts: 743
Posted:You guys are telling me you don't celebrate Holloween!!! eek eek eek
Its like My favorate Holliday!!! ubblove You can really feel the winds of change around that time, and everyone runs around in wild costumes! I Love it!
Yes you should Make a Poi/Holloween party! It would be soo much fun!!

ubbloveYa
~FS


FIRE IS ALIVE!
IT LIVES AND BREATHS!
IT CONSUMES, AND DISTROYS!
BUT WE CONTROL IT,
AND DANCE WITH FIRE!!

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bubblishis
False Eyelash
Location: New York City
Member Since: 27th Dec 2003
Total posts: 346
Posted:We do! You kidding?? Not celebrating a holiday where *everyone* dresses like their inner freak would put the whole city into therapy. And that's the problem really. *Everyone* is out and about which makes it...crowded. You can't even get a cab much less set things on fire. NYC suggested we do it a little earlier, at en event where fire spinning is allowed and everything is manageable. Wise one, that NYC.

Halloween is totally fun - I hear ya on that. I'm already thinking about a costume. ubbangel Maybe a ballerina or a princess. ubbrollsmile



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triple wordscore
member
Location: London, Uk, in a boring town c...
Member Since: 2nd Aug 2003
Total posts: 75
Posted:
Well i'm totally up for it. Great idea. Wow, i'm excited all ready!!!!

ubbrollsmile hug beerchug weavesmiley peace tongue


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The_Pirate_Dyke_Boy
The_Pirate_Dyke_Boy

HOP Lord of the Pirate Admiralty
Location: Canterbury, UK
Member Since: 5th Nov 2002
Total posts: 1079
Posted:**BUMP**

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elasta
elasta

addict
Location: wishing to be in Rio
Member Since: 28th Nov 2002
Total posts: 645
Posted:What about getting austrian spinners envolved? I'm going to be living in southern Austria from August onwards and I know there's a huge fire spinning scene in Graz. How about I post on some of their spinning forums and get them in on it?!

beerchug


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if you're full of sh!t, at least you're fertile

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OrangeBobo
OrangeBobo

veteran
Location: Guelph, ON, Canada
Member Since: 21st Nov 2003
Total posts: 1389
Posted:hey hey... hmm, 2004?

I'd definately get involved in organizing, but I can't. Because I'm not exactly *sure* where I'll be at that time. Somewhere in Germany, I think, but I don't know where! I'd try to get the Halifax people involved too, but I'm not going to be here for HoP day 04!

Also, I haven't seen many of the spinners from this area, outside of my close personal friends, since last fall frown Been trying to get a hold of them! We had such a good turn out for HoP day '03! I shall try to get a hold of them again...

~ Bobo


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Rouge Dragon
Rouge Dragon

Insert Champagne Here
Location: without class distinction
Member Since: 21st Jul 2003
Total posts: 13215
Posted:30th october? damn, wont be able to be involved. those wonderful things called year 12 exams frown

a few weeks later and i could have incorporated it into my road trip!

if theres a melbourne event i *migh* be able to go. but it still wouldnt be very likely.


i would have changed ***** to phallus, and claire to petey Petey

Rougie: but that's what I'm doing here
Arnwyn: what letting me adjust myself in your room?..don't you dare quote that on HoP...

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The_Pirate_Dyke_Boy
The_Pirate_Dyke_Boy

HOP Lord of the Pirate Admiralty
Location: Canterbury, UK
Member Since: 5th Nov 2002
Total posts: 1079
Posted:you have exams, in october? ouch, i thought we were dumb to have them now...



Elasta, course the Austrians are welcome to join in, thats the point, though from a video/dvd point of view, i was hopng to get as many "HOP celebrities" on as possible, you know so we could put faces to screennames, so if there arent many, in austria, you might get smaller time then others. sorry, but do you see my point?



bubilishis, regarding what you said bout the inverview thing, thats what i wanted in the ifrst place, but it now seems that its gonn takke too much effort/no one can be arsed so what we're gonna do now is post videos up on the site for all to see, i might then pull those together for a dvd, but dont count on it.



im suprised this thread was so high up, i thought no one cud be arsed wiv it


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GottaLoveIt
GottaLoveIt

Sponge
Location: Stevenage
Member Since: 21st Sep 2003
Total posts: 883
Posted:So London in October then? my plans have changed so much I'll probs be able to make it! Don't go taking my word for it though!!!!

Monkeys monkeys and bananas

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duballstar
duballstar

slack rating - 9.5
Location: Suburbiton, Yoo-Kay
Member Since: 3rd Sep 2003
Total posts: 2216
Posted:*HUGE bump from page 17!*

i've just dug this thread up from the topsoil because it's a nice idea that needs more publicity and has more exicitingly has an interesting parallel development. wink

when this thread was last posted on it seems that the general consensus was to have a worldwide HOP day on the Halloween weekend. meanwhile those lovely poiple over on spherculism are planning on 'A Sphercular Ball' to celebrate 1000 members on poipoipoi's wonderful site, and guess when they're planning on holding it? dun dun dun... yes, it's looking like halloween weekend! eek poi minds think alike eh? smile

now it seems that if both sites were to have their big meets on the same day, they'd either have to join forces or compete with each other. as we can probably ignore the later i suggest we either get in touch with our sphercular friends and either invite them to join us or ask them to consider a different date. umm personally i'd love to see the two combined but would eqully love two seperate events to go too! ubbrollsmile

i'm about to go pose this problem over on the sphercular board + ask matt what he thinks. in the meantime maybe we should all start thinkin a bit more about HOP day 2004!!!! biggrin


It is our fantasies that make us real. Without our fantasies we're just a blank monkey' - Terry Pratchett

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Dunc
Dunc

playing the days away
Location: The Middle lands
Member Since: 19th Aug 2003
Total posts: 7263
Posted:YEY for Sphercularhop Day 2004!!

They're all dudes in Spherculism so I think an amalgamation is the way forward, and shows what the true spinners community spirit is all about....spinning with new and old friends from far and wide and sharing all our knowledge for the good of us all

juggle weavesmiley juggle weavesmiley peace beerchug hug grouphug


Let's relight this forum ubblove

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meep
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Location: Midlands - nr cov
Member Since: 23rd Jul 2004
Total posts: 344
Posted:One big group would be cool. I couldn't feasibly get to both, so I'd go for the bigger meet, probably HoP...

Mmmmmmmm Poi............


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_Clare_
_Clare_

Still wiggling
Location: Belfast
Member Since: 22nd Oct 2002
Total posts: 5967
Posted:Hey this would be great... I'm sure we could organise an Irish spinny thing too biggrin

I haven't checked through the rest of the posts, but if this works maybe next year we could get media interest and everyone could do it for charity, or something??!
(That's probably a little ahead of myself, but I have an overactive imagination redface)

xx


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