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Dunc
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playing the days away
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Posted:==============================

TICKETS UPDATE 11th April 2006

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TICKETS ARE NOW ONSALE!! bounce You can follow this link to the online Shop to make your purchase. If you buy a ticket with the forthcoming DVD you will get a 3 discount. Please note that the price of 25 will only be valid until the 13th June









Finally, we have a venue for play biggrin

Thanks for being so patient, the location for PLAY is now confirmed as being at Fordhall Farm, Market Drayton, Shropshire. TF9 3PS



The gates will be open from 10am Thursday 22nd June until 6pm Monday 26th June (yes that's FIVE days biggrin ) and will cost the princely sum of 25 in advance and 30 from two weeks prior to the festival. The tickets will be on sale from Sunday 2nd April right up until the event. The ticket price covers all facilities and events once onsite (bar, food & drink etc excluded of course) all workshops, the show(s), the childrens creche area etc etc etc



A beautiful organic farm set in the countryside (although 5 minutes from the town of Market Drayton) that will make for the most wonderful setting for this years (and hopefully many more) PLAY Festival.

(Please visit the Fordhall Farm website, they need to raise 600,000 by July 2006 to stop this beautiful fertile place from becoming yet another industrial development, if you can help their cause please do so hug )



It has great links to the M6 motorway via the A53 and for non car users we will post all info about the local transport situation asap. There isn't a train station that's particularly close but we will be laying on a PLAY Bus to make collections to/from the station as often as possible to help everyone out. There may be a very small charge for this (ie a quid or two) to cover the cost of the driver etc.



I will keep this post updated and of course keep your eyes on the PLAY Website and forum for the most up to date information.



If you could keep your questions in the PLAY Forum we'd much appreciate it as it will help us keep some control and ensure we answer as many as possible. It'll save Malcolms badwidth a little too.....



Hope to see you all there!



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Posted:Ill have it!



why not biggrin



ill need it to help pay for the van!



ubblol


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Posted:Here you go:


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Posted:sweet dude - now to find a rich granny i can "hold up" with it biggrin

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former manc tour guide
Location: Manchester
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Posted:I was impressed with the sound set up and running.
I did volunteer my services to help with the desk before the festival (via ravehead) and on a couple of occassions with Polarity and Duncduring the festival.
I also had a Y-lead with me just for connecting MP3 players to the desk (didn't have any phono-jack adapters though)
I will also offer my sevices for next year to assist with the sound set up, if required.

All in all i have no complaints about any part of the weekend, any issues I had at the time seemed to be resolved to the best of anyones abilities at the time smile

And Ed you rocked in the renegade show, that was one tough performance to follow up (especially with something that had been cobbled together about 15 minutes earlier) but i still gave it a go and enjoyed myself lots hug


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simian
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Posted: Written by: simta


 Written by: jo_rhymes


I admit i hated most of the music too, I was very much relieved when i got to put my ipod on one afternoon and had a good old boogie to some funky oldskool east coast hiphop! (shame it ran out of battery really!)



it seems to me that the only way that a majority of people will be kept happy is with funky underground hiphop (which i slightly specialise in!) cos it seems this placates the people who dont like full-on psytrance/dnb mentalness whilst those people who do like the full on mentalness are generally still happy if theres something that isnt full on guitar business.



YES! YES! YES!

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Posted:amen!

I couldn't believe that psytrance was actually played at play. I mean is there anybody that likes that stuff? Can you get any lower in terms of musical taste? (apart from gabba which I don't believe falls under the classification of music.)


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Posted: Written by: simian


 Written by: simta


 Written by: jo_rhymes


I admit i hated most of the music too, I was very much relieved when i got to put my ipod on one afternoon and had a good old boogie to some funky oldskool east coast hiphop! (shame it ran out of battery really!)



it seems to me that the only way that a majority of people will be kept happy is with funky underground hiphop (which i slightly specialise in!) cos it seems this placates the people who dont like full-on psytrance/dnb mentalness whilst those people who do like the full on mentalness are generally still happy if theres something that isnt full on guitar business.



YES! YES! YES!

hug hug hug


In my record box that was in my car all weekend there was loads of de la soul, grandmaster flash, public enemy...

I just want sure that anyone would really have appreciated it at the time rolleyes


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Posted:Dude!!

You certainly have more balls than me, That's for sure! I didn't have to follow anyone, and mine was over and done with first off! If it hadnt been for the Ministry people, I wouldn' t have got up in the end. hug And watching others would have made me even more nervous... At last year's play, I wanted to do something in the renegade, but chickened out after watching one of the other acts...


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Posted:One small other point. Could someone please ask, before they print your name onto a workshop list, if you were actually willing to run one. It would be the polite thing to do smile

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Dunc
Dunc

playing the days away
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Posted: Written by: Skully

One small other point. Could someone please ask, before they print your name onto a workshop list, if you were actually willing to run one. It would be the polite thing to do





Sorry Lynne, it wasn't impolite it was a simple typo.....it was copy and pasted from a master list that was a mixture of who had offered to do workshops and who we thought would be interested in doing a a workshop or two. Some of those that were unconfirmed got through the net when we filled the main guide for which we can't appologise enough and at the time we did speak to people (like liquid bubblegum) who raised issues with us. As it was only a rough guide that was firmed up on the black board I don't think it mattered much that a hoop workshop wasn't held by you.



I certainly didn't hear any complaints via Rossco that folks were asking for it and it wasn't available or from you saying you were put out by it.



I've said this a number of times now, any problems at the festival see me or another appropriate person (in this case Rossco) to get the matter sorted there and then and understand why something has happenned meaning folks aren't left feeling hard done to or have had their name used innapropriately.



We're all there to help and I didnt even know this was an issue you had, I spoke to you a number of times over the weekend and it wasn't mentioned until now when it's posted in a public forum (when really the matter should be taken up with me direct and in private given the personal nature of the issue) over two weeks after the festival started?!



Again we're very sorry, it's something that won't be repeated next year. And should the same thing have happenned to anyone else read post above and take a hug from me hug



 Written by: mcp



I couldn't believe that psytrance was actually played at play. I mean is there anybody that likes that stuff? Can you get any lower in terms of musical taste? (apart from gabba which I don't believe falls under the classification of music.)





Well it certainly wasn't my choice, I think my views on psytrance have been well covered but from the amount of people dancing to it and complaining when we turned it down at about 2am I'd say quite a few folks really do like it!.......As for why tho shrug ubblol


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Posted: Written by: mcp


amen!

I couldn't believe that psytrance was actually played at play. I mean is there anybody that likes that stuff? Can you get any lower in terms of musical taste? (apart from gabba which I don't believe falls under the classification of music.)



There was a wide variety of music played at Play not all of which I liked but I'm not going to single out and belittle one type I don't like because I know other enjoy it. So who made you the arbitor of good taste in music?


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Posted:i'm happy to listen to any kind of music as long as it's not pop or manufactured bands.


i know the name says ravehead but dance isn't ALL i listen to wink


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Posted:ubblol you tell her zeeboo!



meg is the meter and judge of all things cool and good in this world.



its just a shame she's wrong most of the time wink





cole. x



"the ministry people"

ah, a brand new new euphamism for 'those weird contact jugglers' ubblol wink


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Posted: Written by: simian


 Written by: simta


 Written by: jo_rhymes


I admit i hated most of the music too, I was very much relieved when i got to put my ipod on one afternoon and had a good old boogie to some funky oldskool east coast hiphop! (shame it ran out of battery really!)



it seems to me that the only way that a majority of people will be kept happy is with funky underground hiphop (which i slightly specialise in!) cos it seems this placates the people who dont like full-on psytrance/dnb mentalness whilst those people who do like the full on mentalness are generally still happy if theres something that isnt full on guitar business.



YES! YES! YES!

hug hug hug



well then begin some kind of petition to get me djing at next play and i will indeed bring the funk ubbrollsmile


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Posted:about the music:

i didnt like that metal band that played on friday (i think), because i dont like metal, because it's really too loud, they should've turned it down. besides, i dont think metal fits any kind of object manipulation, me and my friend were spinning to that and it totally killed the mood, i really think they should have another warm place with light to spin in at night, with quieter music (or no music), so that people that dont like the music played will be able to go there, i only stayed in the big tent because it was warm and had light and there was no wind to ruin my throws and wibbles. (i know dunc said that they're doing something about it, and it'll probably be solved the next festival)

and about the psytrance, i think it's really good for spinning, but i get bored really quickly just listening to it, probably because the songs are like 6-10 mins and are repetitive. but i liked it.

next year i hope they play some reggae, dancehall and hip hop, and if they play rock, that's cool as long as it's not really loud heavy metal.

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Posted: Written by: ZeeBoo


 Written by: mcp


amen!

I couldn't believe that psytrance was actually played at play. I mean is there anybody that likes that stuff? Can you get any lower in terms of musical taste? (apart from gabba which I don't believe falls under the classification of music.)



There was a wide variety of music played at Play not all of which I liked but I'm not going to single out and belittle one type I don't like because I know other enjoy it. So who made you the arbitor of good taste in music?



Er, My brain did? I know other people can turn off their aethetic centers of their brain that tells them what tastes good and what doesn't, what looks good and what doesn't, and what sounds good and what doesn't, but I haven't. And I don't care to take the time either. It's like macdonalds, I don't particularly care if people enjoy eating there, I'm going to take my time to belittle them and it, because I think macdonalds is bad, their food is bad and that people who eat there are practically equivalent to morons.

coleman: being wrong makes arguments all the more fun, there's nothing to lose...


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Posted:It's not like McD at all people who go there are morons most of the people I have meet through psy trance nights are very lovely intelligent people who don't go to McDonalds and would join you outside telling people that it's c***p and that they are morons.

It is good to have an opinion on what you feel is good or bad taste but sometimes it's best to let people make up there own minds and not slag off something just cos you can.

Or if you must write it in away that people might not find so offensive:

 Written by: meg

I was surprised to hear psytrance being played at play. I don't like it and am narrow minded enough to believe no one else should either.

wink

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Posted:To be fair though - if MCP didnt slate people, tell them they are gay and all there opinions are rubbish (apart from hers)



id think shed been kidnapped and replaced by an imposter.......



Good to know your ok Meg biggrin wink



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Posted:ubblol

i'm suprised to hear that meg dislikes psytrance - its like the musical equivalent of contact staff; the pioneers think they are creating something new and unique yet to anyone who isn't blinkered by pretense, it all sounds the same... wink


cole. x


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i come to 'dis cafe quite a lot myself.
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Posted:Simta, I wanna DJ next year, under the name DJ Momma Bear.
We could have a rap battle if you want, I reckon I'd win. biggrin also i have a pink top hat- that blatantly makes me better!! tongue


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Mr_widd

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Posted: Written by: coleman


ubblol

i'm suprised to hear that meg dislikes psytrance - its like the musical equivalent of contact staff; the pioneers think they are creating something new and unique yet to anyone who isn't blinkered by pretense, it all sounds the same... wink


cole. x





biggrin biggrin HAHA i think a bit of wee just came out i laughed so hard at that.

personally i love the psytrance, but i can understand why some people don't. same as happy hardcore, i hate it but i can understand why some people like it.

I would be intrested to hear what you like to listen to MCP?

Also i just been looking at the Fordhall farm website and seen that they managed to buy it and save it from development but they are planning on building 'The Bunk House, Local/organic food tea rooms, educational resource room' Does this mean that play will probs not be there next year? as the plans look like it would be in the field we were in. confused


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Pirate Pixie Crew Captain
Location: Wales
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Posted:Ok instead of this subjective arguement about right and wrong music (which is never going to be resolved), I think feed back to the Play team would be much more helpful if you just made a short list of the things that you felt they got wrong and a list of the things you felt the got right. You can put a reason why you thought they were wrong or right and if you have an idea of a solution to the things you feel they got wrong post it. All this other bickering isn't really helping anyone.



Got right:-

The toilets- they were the best I'd seen at a festival in a very long time and were kept clean and stocked with loo rolls. Thank you to all the toilet cleaners.



The variety of workshops run along side each other was much better than I remembered last years being and they seemed to run in an order of easiest the first day working up to harder as the weekend progressed.



Having water stand pipes and toilets at the top of the field as well as the bottom I found useful. Maybe next year if we could fashion a trough for under the tap, so that you don't have to run the tap constantly to wash up, we could save water. Also if next year I brought some tall posts and some dark sheeting would anyone object to me building a screen around one of the taps so people feel they can strip off and have a quick wash. Some people asked me where they could wash and seemed not to like my idea of stripping off by the tap in the open.



Things I didn't like:-

Not the Play teams fault but I thought the food in the cafe was inconsistant. Some things they served up were tasty but other things were not so good quality. I know it's hard to turn out amazing food in a field but some of it was worse than I cook... and everyone knows I'm the worlds worst cook.



I said it before but the lay out to me was a bit wrong. I now know from answers above that this was due to power problems. I still feel that the festival would benefit from splitting the trading area from the noise of the big tent. Maybe I could look into wind/sun power for the traders so they could be situated futher over the field near where the cinema was. This would provide a 'quiet' night time area for people to come and chat and chill. I'm sure I can find some kind of solar powered fairy lights to string up so that people who want to have a spin will be seen.


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Posted: Written by: Mr_widd



Also i just been looking at the Fordhall farm website and seen that they managed to buy it and save it from development but they are planning on building 'The Bunk House, Local/organic food tea rooms, educational resource room' Does this mean that play will probs not be there next year? as the plans look like it would be in the field we were in. confused



Or dude - Bov and others can be happy that there will be a building for him and others alike to sit and chill in - after all brick walls are pretty sound proof! biggrin



lets wait and see!



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Posted:I''m sure we could find somewhere in the 140 acres of land they have wink

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Posted:Skully- i really like the idea of a screen around the tap. I put my bikini on when i had a wash and i still felt rude. It was right near the big top and people were walking past. eek

Also, you're totally right about the food. some of it was deee-lish! some of it was downright Bleargh!! thank god for morrisons! thank god for chocolate croissants!


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simta
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Posted: Written by: jo_rhymes


Simta, I wanna DJ next year, under the name DJ Momma Bear.
We could have a rap battle if you want, I reckon I'd win. biggrin also i have a pink top hat- that blatantly makes me better!! tongue



your pink top hat can quite easily be commandeered

but in terms of tunes, as seye can vouch i do have a collossal collection of funky bizness

and ive generally specialised in doing hiphop/funk/random sets which ive found generally can manage to please a big cross section of people even if i had no intention of pleasing anyone at all lol


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Posted: Written by: simta


 Written by: jo_rhymes


Simta, I wanna DJ next year, under the name DJ Momma Bear.
We could have a rap battle if you want, I reckon I'd win. biggrin also i have a pink top hat- that blatantly makes me better!! tongue


but in terms of tunes, as seye can vouch i do have a collossal collection of funky bizness

and ive generally specialised in doing hiphop/funk/random sets which ive found generally can manage to please a big cross section of people even if i had no intention of pleasing anyone at all lol


If there's going to be any 'playing tunes for your own satisfaction with absolutely no regard for those listening' I want in too! wink


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compfuzzled
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Posted: Written by: Seye


 Written by: simta


 Written by: jo_rhymes


Simta, I wanna DJ next year, under the name DJ Momma Bear.
We could have a rap battle if you want, I reckon I'd win. biggrin also i have a pink top hat- that blatantly makes me better!! tongue


but in terms of tunes, as seye can vouch i do have a collossal collection of funky bizness

and ive generally specialised in doing hiphop/funk/random sets which ive found generally can manage to please a big cross section of people even if i had no intention of pleasing anyone at all lol


If there's going to be any 'playing tunes for your own satisfaction with absolutely no regard for those listening' I want in too! wink



well if u hadnt been so lazy at play and actually got ur box of tunes out the car you'd have had in


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Posted:Hopefully this is a useful suggestion rather than bickering.

I highly recommend giving these guys http://www.weirdigans.co.uk/
a call about catering they do lots of small and big festivals are really sound people do lush food and reasonable prices and are into fire spinning too.

Am really pleased that Fordhall farm got the place as it was beautiful. On the last night myself and the missus went for a walk down to the river and sat in the early morning glow and stopped hundreds of damson flys sleeping in the reeds really beautiful sight.

Back to the bickering wink not


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Posted: Written by: coleman


i'm suprised to hear that meg dislikes psytrance - its like the musical equivalent of contact staff; the pioneers think they are creating something new and unique yet to anyone who isn't blinkered by pretense, it all sounds the same... wink




coming from the guy learning CJ and juggling... As one isn't as bad as the other... wink

Strugz: Nice comment!

Simta's sets sound like the bizness. Thou I personally think that Gayles workshop had the most wonderful cheesy pop music. I still remember the moves whenever I hear the nelly furtado song... biggrin

I'd happily dance to anything from cheesy pop wedding music, to drum and bass, to bad house music, to classical music to awful mixes of classical music and pop, to mashups and bootlegs, to IDM, to goth rock, rock and pop rock, to the spinal tap soundtrack, (Not the dancer in the dark soundtrack thou) to the rock horror pictures show soundtrack, through hedwig and into hustle and flows soundtrack, past that in gangsta rap, hip hop and funk, ANIME soundtracks, cartoon soundtracks, french rap and folk, power ballads to eastern bloc modern gypsy music but then, that's dancing to music and I can't say I'd dance to one type for hours on end, but I do really LOVE cheese for dancing to.

Personally I don't really care that much about music, unless it's for dancing to. I don't go to concerts and get infatuated with bands. I don't listen to lyrics unless they're funny.

zeeboo: Couldn't really understand your argument, yes, I enjoy writing offensive things cos maybe people will question why they do certain things. I'm pretty much sure that eating ikea's furniture would be better for you that eating at macdonalds.

Yes, I was surprised to hear psytrance being played at play, especially on a friday night, when you'd expect music that wasn't [censored] to be played so that people would dance to it, and not just four people who looked like chavs who'd wandered in from the surrounding area.


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