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Dunc
GOLD Member since Aug 2003

Dunc

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

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Posted:Hello peeps wave



Not sure if this is the right place to put this thread, (moderate me if you need to)



If you're looking for an official PLAY alternative please note that we are not sanctioning/organising/controlling any events under the name of PLAY Festival.

It seems some people are under the impression we may be organising another event (I won't mention any locations) and asking people to pay to go. It's brilliant that folks are resourceful enough to organise another event at such short notice but if they're asking for money please don't misconstrue this into thinking it has anything to do with us...if it was it would be on our website. Also, be sure you're getting value for money, if it seems too expensive it probably is and demand lower prices (don't be taken advantage by those who can make a quick buck out of it) as I'm sure those who listen will understand...power to the poeple and all that wink lol



Anyway, sorry to go on and I don't mean to gripe or sound negative (I'm still mourning my loss....fricking rain grrrrr) as community spirit is what built PLAY into what it is and it's this spirit that lifts people up and gives them things to do next weekend and be fluffy with those they love, I just don't want you lovely peeps paying for something that doesn't offer the same level of value and turning up expecting PLAY Festival to be there and being let down. I hope you all have lots of lovely fun no matter where you end up and if you're at Secret Garden Party I might see you there hug



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Let's relight this forum ubblove

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jo_rhymes
SILVER Member since Apr 2005

jo_rhymes

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

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Posted: Written by :Spanner



Although I'm sure he was being genuinely non-specific, I chose to interpret it for myself as also applicable to the "fantastic opportunity" offered by the SGP. I do sincerely hope it passes without incident and that all involved stay healthy and safe and have fun, but "professional" performers and other more prominent members of the forums who are making exceptions in practising what they preach seem to be setting a very bad example, particularly to the less experienced and more impressionable among us. That is all.



I'm not a professional performer, but I'm lucky enough to be going to the Secret Garden party to perform for a measly 15. I get to hang out with my friends, go to an awesome festival and spin fire on a pirate ship! biggrin

I recall doing the Guinness mass fire spin at Play 06 and no one was paid, surely it's a similar deal?
Anyway, I just feel really lucky and really grateful that I have something to do now on Play weekend other than sit around the flat with 5 rats for company! ubblol hug


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FireNix
BRONZE Member since Apr 2001

FireNix

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Location: India/Bristol

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Posted:Just blinking enjoy - all you PLAY-ites deserve some fun

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Orbit
SILVER Member since Dec 2003

Orbit

enthusiast
Location: , USA

Total posts: 270
Posted:I had actually really wanted to go to SGP (and would have gladly paid full price), and was gutted that it was the same time as PLAY, so now I'm really glad I'm going to get the best of both worlds.

See y'all there!


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Bubbles_
SILVER Member since Nov 2004

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Carpal \'Tunnel
Location: mancunian, United Kingdom

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Posted:hey guys!

for anyone interested us northeners are still going shell island

itll be a bit easyer for us in travel and costs smile


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UCOF
SILVER Member since Apr 2002

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Posted:I'd just like to chip in and say, I only thought it was expensive as I had been 'told' (by the person who originally told me about the event with no indication that the price would go up) that the ticket price would be 10 - so when it was announced as 25, it seemed like an incredible hike in the prices. Had I been told from the start it was 25, I would have simply said "right, Ok, fair enough that's the price"

I am really sorry if I offended anyone or if I appeared as rude. hug2


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Skulduggery
GOLD Member since Aug 2004

Skulduggery

Pirate Pixie Crew Captain
Location: Wales

Total posts: 8428
Posted:We are having a small chilled weekend on the beach at Llangennith. Everyone is welcome to come along and join us. All the details are in this thread

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jo_rhymes
SILVER Member since Apr 2005

jo_rhymes

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Location: Telford, Shrops, United Kingdo...

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Posted:I wish teleportation was invented already because then we would all be together frown

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FireNix
BRONZE Member since Apr 2001

FireNix

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Location: India/Bristol

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Posted:Magic bins - just climb into the right bin and you'll be magicaly transorted to another bin just near where you want to go.

We used to think this would be a great invention.....if you want to goto a place unpopulated by bins, this could be a flaw in the design......but why would you want to goto a place without bins?.......I need to sleep


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

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Posted:what sort of bins? any bins? we've got a load of bins outside our flats but if i just go and sit in one and wait, i dont them to think i'm weirder than i already am.

Plus i just had a shower.


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Spanner
BRONZE Member since Feb 2003

Spanner

remembers when it was all fields round here
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Posted: Written by :jo_rhymes


I'm not a professional performer, but I'm lucky enough to be going to the Secret Garden party to perform for a measly 15. I get to hang out with my friends, go to an awesome festival and spin fire on a pirate ship! biggrin




No offence, but as the offer stated "you need to be part of a group, with previous performance experience", it seems that those who are expecting to be performing alongside fellow professionals with the inevitable experience in safety management that entails, won't be.

(By the way: did you manage to find out yet whether you'll be spinning on the burning 40 foot pirate ship in the lake, or just around the lake as originally claimed? smile )

 Written by :jo_rhymes

I recall doing the Guinness mass fire spin at Play 06 and no one was paid, surely it's a similar deal?



Of course not: as far as I know, no-one was obliged to do that as a condition of entry. In this case, if you're not happy with the safety arrangements or anything else before performing at your own liability, you could be out on your ear, at any hour or the day or night, likely miles away from home, both of which in themselves have dangerous implications.

Larger festivals - SGP being over 10 times bigger than Play - can be very lonely places for those in certain situations. I just don't want anyone to feel obliged to put themselves at risk for anyone because everyone else said either beforehand, or at the time: "oh, it'll be alright/oh, they'd never do that" when no-one knows for sure what it'll be like until they get there.

A different opinion, that's all. Certain claims being made about performers and payment aren't going to hold much water with me afterwards, but I'm not arguing to persuade anyone into not going. I'd just feel irresponsible not to pipe up about the other side of the coin so that people can make an informed choice.

I know - you moved the thread on - but you did ask hug


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Brenn
PLATINUM Member since Jun 2004

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Location: Melbourne, Australia

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Posted:I don't know if anyone has asked this in a previous post but i'm a bit short of time to read through it on these internet cafe thingies, but is there any chance that our PLAY tickets are refunded? I'm travelling and given how strong the pound is over in the UK every bit of money i can get really helps as the Australian dollar gets slaughtered over here frown

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FireNix
BRONZE Member since Apr 2001

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Posted:Good points Spanner

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jo_rhymes
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Posted:Well I'm leaving soon, hope you all have a wicked weekend wherever you are and whatever you do. Big love! ubblove hug sunny

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