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Chickpea
SILVER Member since Jul 2005

Chickpea

mostly a muppet in need of distraction...
Location: bristol, Australia

Total posts: 305
Posted:I know theres another play thread, but this the after thread so u dont have to trawl through the other one to find out what happened!



Personally I just wanted to say thanks to Dunc for sorting a fantastic weekend - well impressed!

and sorry to all the HoPpers i didnt introduce myself to coz of being a fraidy cat and for running away without dishing out many hugs coz i have to get to work!

But heres a hug for all the folks that were there - stunning weather and great people...roll on next year!


Build a man a fire and he'll be warm for a day, set a man on fire and he'll be warm for the rest of his life.

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Mint Sauce
BRONZE Member since Sep 2003

veteran
Location: Lancs England

Total posts: 1453
Posted:Written by: Mint Sauce

slight cough

PLAY web site
PLAY web site
PLAY web site



before i met those lot i thought they'd be a bunch of dreadlocked hippies that smoked, set things on fire ,and drank a lot of tea but then when i met them....oh wait (PyroWill)

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Lavatwilight
GOLD Member since Aug 2004

Lavatwilight

old hand
Location: Wellington somerset, UK

Total posts: 834
Posted:Im just popping in to say biggrin
was a brilliant weekend, lots of lovley people that i met..
even tho a few kept confusig me with nate!
ah well smiles to all smile


Drawings by chalk minds, strech between the stars

Kyle Mclean-
Contact without dance is like sex without wiggling.
A) it does feel as good
B) it does not look as good on film

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stroo
SILVER Member since Feb 2003

stroo

trusty sidekick to superman
Location: oxford, england, uk

Total posts: 799
Posted:ooh good pics smile thanks to everyone (especially Dunc) for making it such an amazing amazing weekend. big love to everyone i met for being so cool hug

Livin' on dreams and custard creams

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coleman
SILVER Member since Aug 2002

coleman

big and good and broken
Location: lunn dunn, yoo kay, United Kin...

Total posts: 7330
Posted:aimee, i reckon i'll give you a run for your money on the redness factor.

not only does being back in an office watching the rain fall on the city suck compared to the weekend that has just been, but having to wear a shirt collar against a red raw neck is making me a very grumpy employee today!

lucky for me, i get the best pick-me-up ever on my lunchbreaks wink

seriously though, if you really want to say thank-you, it makes sense to visit and support the play forum and say it there. smile


cole. x


"i see you at 'dis cafe.
i come to 'dis cafe quite a lot myself.
they do porridge."
- tim westwood

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jo_rhymes
SILVER Member since Apr 2005

jo_rhymes

Momma Bear
Location: Telford, Shrops, United Kingdo...

Total posts: 4525
Posted:sunnythanks Dunc and EVERYONE for the weekend thankx thanks to the sun for putting his hat on and coming out to Play sunny being back home is so dull, who's up for forming a HoP commune where we can be self-sufficient? I know I am peace and ubbloveto Sym x x x x

Hoppers are angels who lift us to our feet when our wings have trouble remembering how to fly.

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flid
BRONZE Member since Aug 2002

flid

Carpal \'Tunnel
Location: Warwickshire, United Kingdom

Total posts: 3136
Posted:I don't hafta wear a shirt, but being in an office again today looking at the rain and feeling generally sleepy (I put the climate control upto 25 degrees earlier because it felt cold - bad move!) does suck ubbcrying

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Mynci
BRONZE Member since Apr 2005

Mynci

Macaque of all trades
Location: wombling free..., United Kingd...

Total posts: 8737
Posted:guy with chilli vodka was devkev. he's great... top poiggling genius. wish i could have seen him in action to pick up a few new tricks

A couple of balls short of a full cascade... or maybe a few cards short of a deck... we'll see how this all fans out.

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sunbeam
SILVER Member since Nov 2001

sunbeam

old hand
Location: Madrid, United Kingdom

Total posts: 1032
Posted:hmmm some people just don't seem to listen (or read threads they're posting in) Link to PLAY website, where people should post thoughts and comments about play. Please.

biggrin yeah it was great ubbrollsmile

grouphug


"I don't take drugs. I am drugs" - Salvador Dali

sunny

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JtJ


JtJ

Check ya later
Location: Lower Shaw Farm

Total posts: 500
Posted:wish i could have gone, but was at ejc, which was great by the way. did nate get there ok? he left us on friday morning before i was up so didnt get to say goodbye.

there better be another one, that doesnt clash with anything!!! oh well, you all just have to go to bristol for the last 2 days so i can see you there.


Jake the Juggler

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Spanner
BRONZE Member since Feb 2003

Spanner

remembers when it was all fields round here
Location: in the works... somewhere..., ...

Total posts: 2790
Posted:Written by: sunbeam

hmmm some people just don't seem to listen (or read threads they're posting in) Link to PLAY website, where people should post thoughts and comments about play. Please.



I appreciate that, but I, for one, can't access the PLAY forum from most of the computers I use. I've encountered the same problem with Xoops and certain firewalls before but I don't have the permission to configure those settings on most of the computers I use, so I'll have to e-mail my thoughts and comments directly. I hope people don't mind me and anyone else in the same situation saying what a great weekend we had in this thread - I expect it'll be locked if it is a problem smile

I got back about an hour ago and I'm so overwhelmed that I can't say much more, but PLAY was absolutely worth it ubbrollsmile


"I thought you are man, but
you are nice woman.

yay,

:R"

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Fine_Rabid_Dog


Internet Hate Machine
Location: They seek him here, they seek ...

Total posts: 10530
Posted:Written by: JtJ


there better be another one, that doesnt clash with anything!!!





Uhhuh, damn right, I aint missing another smile

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The existance of flamethrowers says that someone, somewhere, at sometime said "I need to set that thing on fire, but it's too far away."

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Muddy Puddle


Muddy Puddle

newbie
Location: England

Total posts: 10
Posted:Hey! Just dropping by to say WOW!! The Play festival was amazing.. I enjoyed every single second! It was so inspiring to see so many great people spinning their toys, the workshops were a brilliant idea.. wink
The atmosphere was perfect, chilled out and fun! Fun fun fun!!! biggrin All the people were groovy and friendly..
Can't wait until next year!!!!!! *Bounce bounce* ubbloco
hug


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linden rathen
GOLD Member since Mar 2005

linden rathen

Carpal \'Tunnel
Location: London, UK

Total posts: 6942
Posted:hee hee biggrin

go play biggrin


back

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stroo
SILVER Member since Feb 2003

stroo

trusty sidekick to superman
Location: oxford, england, uk

Total posts: 799
Posted:spanner - i've had exactly the same problem...so yeah i'll just post on here instead. hope thats ok...

Livin' on dreams and custard creams

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PyroWill
GOLD Member since Aug 2004

PyroWill

HoP's Barman. Trapped aged 6 months
Location: Staines, United Kingdom

Total posts: 4437
Posted:im having that prob too frown

An eye for an eye only ends up making the whole world blind

Give a man a fish and he'll eat 4 a day hit a man with a brick and you can have all his fish and his wife

"Will's to pretty for prison" - Simian

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Dom
BRONZE Member since Dec 2001

Dom

Carpal \'Tunnel
Location: Bristol, UK

Total posts: 3009
Posted:I've left this thread open as I completely understand that we need a 'wow that was cool!' thread here as well - seeing how many HoP people were there.

If you do have an suggestions then please PM Dunc or use the Contact form on the Play site if you can so all the info goes towards the fab Play team.


Oh, and... "wow that was a cool weekend!"


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.:star:.
SILVER Member since Jan 2005

.:star:.

Pooh-Bah
Location: Bristol, United Kingdom

Total posts: 1785
Posted:i miss everyone already!
people in the real world don't hug as well as hoppers do!

I had so much fun. It was the best weekend ever and i wish it had lasted longer.

biggrin


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flid
BRONZE Member since Aug 2002

flid

Carpal \'Tunnel
Location: Warwickshire, United Kingdom

Total posts: 3136
Posted:Written by: Star
i miss everyone already!
people in the real world don't hug as well as hoppers do!



I was the only person in the office today, was tres bizarre.


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FireKitten
SILVER Member since Dec 2004

FireKitten

newbie
Location: YORK, United Kingdom

Total posts: 17
Posted:hey play was fun! Im glad I went now it was touch and go with my job frown. but I got there and had fun and im being shouted to go so byeeeeeeee

xX Twist and twirl to trance and techno Xx

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robnunchucks
BRONZE Member since Jul 2004

robnunchucks

enthusiast
Location: manchester uk

Total posts: 363
Posted:loved the festival fav moments were definatly

contact fire wheel barrow
durbs body popping
and 12ft contact fire staff on stilts

can't wait till next year biggrin


My nunchucks vital statictics biggrin

weight: 500g
handle lenght: 16 inches
chain length: 2 inches

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Sym
BRONZE Member since Sep 2004

Sym

Geek-enviro-hippy priest
Location: Diss, Norfolk, United Kingdom

Total posts: 1858
Posted:Hi everyone!

Thank you all for making the first PLAY so amazing. I can't thank Dunc enough for thinking about, planning bossing me about. Everyone needs a massive hug!

hug

Let us hear your comments and feedback, please use the PLAY site though, as it'll keep all the ideas and comments in the same place!

hug


There's too many home fires burning and not enough trees

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yoni
GOLD Member since Jun 2005

yoni

Carpal \'Tunnel
Location: Bideford and Bath, United King...

Total posts: 3099
Posted:i am going to post this on the play site too but i thought others may see it too.
first i seem to have someones purple and black stiped sock poi.
second thanks to everyone at play for being really cool and many of you teaching and entertaining me, and thanks to dunc and sym and all the others for making it happen


UCOF "evolution: Poi -> stick -> hoops -> devil stick -> juggling club -> juggling ball -> crayons."

Supergroovalsticprosifunkstication
In other words, it's the thumps bump

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GothFrogette
BRONZE Member since Oct 2004

GothFrogette

grumpy poorly froggy
Location: Nuneaton, United Kingdom

Total posts: 3999
Posted:on a side note i have a great anti tan of an eye patch biggrin

Life's too short to worry about where you put your marshmallows

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linden rathen
GOLD Member since Mar 2005

linden rathen

Carpal \'Tunnel
Location: London, UK

Total posts: 6942
Posted:hee hee i bet you do miss frogette - post us a pic biggrin

back

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Dunc
GOLD Member since Aug 2003

Dunc

playing the days away
Location: The Middle lands, United Kingd...

Total posts: 7263
Posted:Hello everyone! wave

I'm almost lost for words, it was just sooo amazing! I'm really fulfilled to hear how happy everyone was with PLAY as a whole. We've learned a massive amount to understand what will make it a success again next year. We will be making many improvements, hopfeully so subtle you guys won't even notice you'll be having so much fun biggrin


The hugest of thanks to everyone who helped me over the weekend, each person helping was as much of an integral part of it's success as the idea for play itself. From gate crew to artistic direction from those in the know. I love you guys from the bottom of my heart ubblove hug
SYM hug I love you dude! You've been key almost since day one, I'm proud to call you a close friend and it's all thanks to PLAY fest. Dan, Matty and Rossco....you know I couldn't have done it without ya, the best slaves I could hope for wink ubblol hug2 Rob (bluecat) you have been an inspiration! Your input for the show with Dror on Saturday made it what it was. It wouldn't have had half the impact it did have without you kiss To all the crew who helped out from Tuesday till Sunday, from those who I grabbed to run a quick errand for me to those working the gate for hours and making sure everyone ran as smoothly as possible.
And a big shout to Dom, the excapades on saturday morning were much better dealt with thanks to your knowledge, experience and calm temprament. Thanks for helping to resolve a very difficult situation and hopefully making one persons life much better in the long run hug2 And not to forget, the media crew who were busy all weekend and I'm sure got some awesome footage hug2 (Remember if you have any videos or pictures to send in send make them avaiable online or send to 2bags on the address on the play DVD thread on the play forum)

I can say that I've probably never been hugged as many times in my whole life as I have been during the last weekend at PLAY. There was just sooooo much love and happines over the weekend I was left (almost) speechless!

Thanks to everyone who came, everyone who contributed behind the scenes and every performer for their fantastic shows, they were so unique, proffesional and inspiring how the hell will I improve the show for next year?!?!?!

Remember the dates for next year, all going well it'll be over the weekend of 23rd/24th/25th June 2006 (no Glasto you see wink) so plans are underway for a site that doesn't have the noise limitations we experienced in Shrewsbury after middnight, I'll try not to goof up the electrics so we don't lose our lights again (a very silly error by me caused that on Friday I'm afraid redface) still has lots of space to play in and explore, lots of facilities to make your time there as enjoyable as possible and still be easy for folks to get to. Which reminds me, sorry about the crappy directions, blame multimap not me ubbangel Oh we're also hoping to let everyone onsite on Thursday evening with hometime on Monday.

I've booked the sun again but you may have to dance for the poi gods a few more times to make sure we get it wink

Thanks you thank you thank you all hug kiss hug


p.s. I'm never getting my arse out in public ever again wink

p.p.s. please let us know everything you were happy with and everything you weren't happy with from the weekend. It's the first time I've ever done anything like this and we want to be able to improve this year on year and can't without your comments so let us know on the play forum or by any other means you know how to use. You all have my phone number too so feel free to use it

thankx


Let's relight this forum ubblove

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Dunc
GOLD Member since Aug 2003

Dunc

playing the days away
Location: The Middle lands, United Kingd...

Total posts: 7263
Posted:and before I forget, thanks to HoP supremo Malcolm for providing the prizes for the games session (except for our own poi and staff of course) and helping us get our fire staffs made, we sold out of them completely!

hug


Let's relight this forum ubblove

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flid
BRONZE Member since Aug 2002

flid

Carpal \'Tunnel
Location: Warwickshire, United Kingdom

Total posts: 3136
Posted:Written by: Dunc
so plans are underway for a site that doesn't have the noise limitations we experienced in Shrewsbury after midnight





This may sound like a comment from an old/sad git, but I actually quite liked going to bed at 1-2am knowing that the cheesey crap that was being pumped out of one of the VWs till midnight wouldn't continue all night - I don't think I've ever slept as well as I did at Play and felt a lot better for it (once at glasto after putting up my tent i had a burger van setup a few metres away which played the same mix tape in loop mode 24 hours a day!!). I don't mean to sound like a party pooper, but it'd be cool if there are no noise restrictions in future to have a part of the campsite for families with small kids/people who don't want to be kept up all night.


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NYC


NYC

NYC
Location: NYC, NY, USA

Total posts: 9232
Posted:Does anybody know the link to the actual 'play' website?

(Sorry, I had to... wink )


Well, shall we go?
Yes, let's go.
[They do not move.]

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blu_valley
SILVER Member since Apr 2005

blu_valley

fluffy mess
Location: Brighton, United Kingdom

Total posts: 197
Posted:Ah,it was a great weekend indeed,there was a nice balance to it,didnt make as many workshops as I would have liked,but met loads of friendly people and had a lot of fun. Will defenitly come to the next one too!

I posted on the Play website, but couldnt not post here too ubbloco


"I want to know if you can see beauty even when it's not pretty, every day,and if you can source your own life from its presence.." - Oriah Mountain Dreamer

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bluecat


bluecat

geek, level 1
Location: everywhere

Total posts: 5300
Posted:biggrin

still grinning.

we love you dunc

biggrin


Holistic Spinner (I hope)

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