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GothFrogette
BRONZE Member since Oct 2004

GothFrogette

grumpy poorly froggy
Location: Nuneaton, United Kingdom

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Posted:well last night i was due to do my first Fire Spinning gig and i couldn't find the sodding place. in my defence the directions were no good.... i was told it was Walting street A5 and it was at the boarding kennels (Try looking on the net) no contact number was given not that i could of called them anyway as i don't have a mobile phone. all in all its got me down loads. i now have to pay the guy back his money which i already spent on school shoes, aghhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh.

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UCOF
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UCOF

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Posted:Ive met you so thats my reasoning behind why im of the opinion that all this is their fault. They didnt give you good enough directions so how can you be expected to get there? hug2

And why are you buying school shoes? Im guessing you dont need them, and as its you, you surely must have a school shoe fetish biggrin

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Vixen
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Posted:awww hun, thats pretty crap... it wasnt your fault tho so there was nothing you could do! I hope the guy wasnt mad at you? xxx

tHeReS gOoD aNd EvIl iN EaCh InDiViDuAl fIrE, iDeNtIfIeS nEeDs AnD fEeDs OuR dEsIrEs.

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GothFrogette
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GothFrogette

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Posted:hug
and the school shoes were for the kids


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UCOF
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UCOF

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Posted:ahhhhhh.

smile



Can you not just paint their feet black, then cover their feet in PVC glue so it is hardwearing and shiney?

Wouldnt that work? confused


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MiG
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Posted:*gives you mega hugs*

"beg beg grovel beg grovel"
"master"
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MiG
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MiG

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Posted:@ ucof: Why not mix black paint into the pvc glue?

"beg beg grovel beg grovel"
"master"
--FSA

"There was an arse there, i couldn't help myself"
--Rougie

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Gayle......!
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Posted:hug for you Froggy. Sounds a bit harsh.....bloody shite direction givers.

Gayle.....!

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Skulduggery
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Posted:hug2 Oh babe thats so crappy! I would send the guy a letter telling him that if he expects acts to turn up for him he maybe should post them a full address, a small map and a contact number. Then give me his address and I'll go and poke him in the eye biggrin

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_Aime_
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Posted:Written by: Skulduggery

...give me his address and I'll go and poke him in the eye biggrin



ubblol


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.:star:.
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Posted:don't feel too bad about it hun, it wasn't your fault

hug hug hug hug hug hug


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Fine_Rabid_Dog


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Posted:Least ya didn't drop anything on people redface

hug

This doesn't sound like your fault smile


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jo_rhymes
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jo_rhymes

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Posted:hey Froggy hug
you're brilliant, and these people sound like unproffessional wankers. they owe you compensation for wasting your time. you should refuse to pay them back. Dont let the bastards get you down girl, you got a whole load of people here who love you and support you. We love you girl!!! heart grouphug hug


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Posted:huggles, froggy.

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onewheeldave
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Posted:When it comes to gigs I find that it's best to be almost paranoid about directions- finding places can often be harder than you'd think, and directions given to you can be inadequate.

Always expect things not to go smoothly and have back-ups (a-z for example)- if the place is local go there in adavnce so you know where it is (Assuming that you're being paid a decent amount ).

I'm not clear from your post whose at fault here- were you given the wrong address? If so then it's their problem- keep the money.

If you were given the correct address it's less clear cut- to an extent it's your responsibility to anticipate difficulties, and, if the directions look problematic, to contact the organiser well in advance and get them clarified.

Whoever's fault it was, it's a learning experience- gigs often don't go smoothly, which is performers have detailed lists of equipment, maps, a-z's, mobile phones etc; it's just a shame it happened on your first one- I'm sure your second gig will go much better.


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Cantus
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Cantus

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Posted:Written by: University Can Offer Future

ahhhhhh.
smile

Can you not just paint their feet black, then cover their feet in PVC glue so it is hardwearing and shiney?
Wouldnt that work? confused




PVA isn't waterproof tongue

hug2 4 miss frogette hug


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GothFrogette
BRONZE Member since Oct 2004

GothFrogette

grumpy poorly froggy
Location: Nuneaton, United Kingdom

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Posted:Written by: onewheeldave

When it comes to gigs I find that it's best to be almost paranoid about directions- finding places can often be harder than you'd think, and directions given to you can be inadequate.

Always expect things not to go smoothly and have back-ups (a-z for example)- if the place is local go there in adavnce so you know where it is (Assuming that you're being paid a decent amount ).

I'm not clear from your post whose at fault here- were you given the wrong address? If so then it's their problem- keep the money.

If you were given the correct address it's less clear cut- to an extent it's your responsibility to anticipate difficulties, and, if the directions look problematic, to contact the organiser well in advance and get them clarified.

Whoever's fault it was, it's a learning experience- gigs often don't go smoothly, which is performers have detailed lists of equipment, maps, a-z's, mobile phones etc; it's just a shame it happened on your first one- I'm sure your second gig will go much better.




the adress they gave me was the boarding kennles, watling street a5.... the whole street runs from london to scotland umm we traveled for over and hour trying to find the place until we decided enough was enough.... i feel bad for letting them down but we did all that we could.

side note... we did find one boarding kennels but it wasn't the right one. frown


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GothFrogette
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GothFrogette

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Posted:University Can Offer Future... hug kiss Thank you hug

jo_rhymes...hug kiss Thank you hug

hug2 grouphug hug2 grouphug hug2 grouphug hug2 grouphug hug2 grouphug hug2 grouphug hug2 grouphug hug2 grouphug grouphug


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PyroWill
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Posted:Im really sorry to hear all that Mel, and you were so excited too, best thing is to put this one down to experience, and make sure you dont make the same mistake again, the msitake being performing for knobs ubblol

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Posted:I really feel for you. Especially on your first gig. They are truly crap directions. I always make sure I have postcode (to put into multimap, narrows it down loads) and a contact number so you can get in touch if you are delayed. Because my show is so big to set up I try to arrive the day before but even with a show you just turn up and do, give yourself hours of leeway in case of delays. As far as this gig goes, I'd say to the guy that he didn't give you enough directions and that you would like to keep the portion of the money you spent on fuel trying to find him and give the rest back. And don't give up.

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GothFrogette
BRONZE Member since Oct 2004

GothFrogette

grumpy poorly froggy
Location: Nuneaton, United Kingdom

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Posted:well as soon as i found the directions were rather odd (In the fact of the length of the road) so i got in touch with the person who was organised it and asked for a house number, he said there wasn't one and it was the only house on the road.... which it wasn't. oh grrrrr i cannot believe how much this is getting to me hug

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MiG
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Posted:*gives you a massive cuddle*

"beg beg grovel beg grovel"
"master"
--FSA

"There was an arse there, i couldn't help myself"
--Rougie

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GothFrogette
BRONZE Member since Oct 2004

GothFrogette

grumpy poorly froggy
Location: Nuneaton, United Kingdom

Total posts: 3999
Posted:muchley needed hug hug hug hug hug hug hug

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jo_rhymes
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Posted:hug

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

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TinklePants
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Posted:awww hug
its their fault they didnt give enough info, dont feel bad about it. they are the idiots for not organising contact details for you in case you had a few problems.
bloody amateurs lol hug


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