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Katinca


Katinca

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Location: Adelaide - South Australia

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Posted:Welcome the the 2008 Common Ground Thread!


***SOLD OUT***

DO NOT TRANSFER ANY MONEY INTO OUR ACCOUNT USING DETAILS SOURCED FROM PEOPLE OTHER THAN US and think that that somehow qualifies you for a ticket after the sellout announcement!

We are going to begin returning payments made in this way. We appreciate your enthusiasm, but please please respect our limits -we have provided the max number we can have for the event.

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*ROLL UP* *ROLL UP*

TICKETS ARE NOW ON SALE !

Please email [email]common-ground2006athotmail.com[/email] to request ticket numbers.

Early bird tickets avaliable till end of Aug or until sold out - $30
Not so early bird - $40 till end of September or until sold out
Didn't sort it out at all on the door tickets - $50 (only if available)

The dates for this years Common Ground are

Friday 3th of October to Monday 6th of October

For those living in states who celebrate Labour Day it falls on the 6th this year - which means an extra day to spend in the beautiful Adelaide hills. W00t

More soon...... <img src="/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/ubbrollsmile.gif" alt="" />

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~*~ Katinca ~*~

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Brenn
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Posted: Written by :Moka


 Written by :bender


Just don't disturb my tent between the hours of 7:30AM-7:32AM cus that's business time.



Ewww... eek ubbloco ubblol



What? it's just socks wink


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Pyrolific
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Posted:I guess the reason we can keep the price down is because we don't pay anyone's expenses to come and provide services - its kinda central to our philosophy that we want to attract people who love what they do and want people to learn it without it having to go though the capitalist evaluation of worth, costing, level of attraction or coolness of a particular skill. Supply and Demand etc etc.

After all, many of the skills that people take for granted occur outside of the workshops (Marty cleaning the toilets is a good example!).


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bender
GOLD Member since Nov 2001

still can't believe it's not butter
Location: Melbourne, Australia

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Posted:yeah alot of non-twirling skillz really make it the social gathering that it is.

There's a level of personal interaction happening that's impossible at events not that much bigger. Common ground really lives up to it's name.


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NathanielEverist
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NathanielEverist

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Posted: Written by :Pyrolific

we want to attract people who love what they do and want people to learn it without it having to go though the capitalist evaluation of worth, costing, level of attraction or coolness of a particular skill.



That put a big smile on my face, lovely philosophy, that's what it should all be about. I can go to Common Grounds, because I can afford it, whereas people like me (poor students) cannot go to UberOz or similar events because I need that money for porn, milk and other necessities, and it is kinda commercial discrimination. Obviously that's how a capitalist economy works, as such discrimination is an incentive for people to work harder to earn more money and increase the nation's GDP and aid economic growth and by extension, the health and luxury in which society as a whole lives in... but it also has many negative effects, like consumerism, greed and selfishness that arguably result in capitalism being something that works well in theory, but in practicality, doesn't work (something most capitalists will say about communism).

Sorry for the tangent, in short: I like that, I think you're doing the right thing and that you're good people.


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gita
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Posted:*squee* money transferred to katinca for my ticket!! biggrin bounce

*waits patiently for confirmation email*


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if at first you do succeed, try not to look too astonished!

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Pyrolific
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Posted:^^I should point out in saying that, that we're not casting judgements on other events - I just think that its tricky ground when you start to say X can have a free ticket for doing Y and Z can be paid to do AA or whatever. the CG team would simply rather not enter into it smile I guess its about suspending the supply vs demand interactions that dominate suburban life for a long weekend. for example - if you go to Uber you *will* be taught by some really good teachers who represent the some of the highest skills around. If you come to CG, similar people might be there, but they might take a beginners tiddly winx workshop, and that's fine smile

If I had the time / money - I'd go to all the Aussie events. I really think that we have an awesome circuit down in Oz. but my capitalist reality makes that fairly impossible (between work and mortgage, josh cant make all the events he'd like to go to).


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bender
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Posted:to be sure, technical skills are an important part of twirler development however i would find it difficult to remain interested in twirling as an art form unless i had experiences where i can camp out surrounded by so many people so passionate about twirling and tiddly winx.

At a time when so much of twirling can seem homogenised, such inspiration is essential. 'specially when ed takes his top off.
again.


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BrettStar
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Posted:or when petey takes his off onto a coat hanger that is stuck in his nose! ubblove

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Pyrolific
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Posted:yeah that was wicked!!! smile

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newgabe
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Posted:It's OK. I'm not gonna get upset about being a porn depriving driver of the capitalist alienation machine meditate

And can you send me a Marty for the weekend, Josh, that man ROCKS!! My kitchen floor has been gleaming ever since he came to stay. What a honey!

I really look forward to Common Ground. Doing NOTHING (well almost) for three days is a good payoff for having to wageslave to pay the airfares wink

Only this year I'm a student too .. eep, I'll have to wonder about how it all fits with Uni assignments like the rest of the kiddies!

I'd like to offer a workshop on how to teach/run workshops.


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mcp
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Posted:errr, so I'm coming, can you save a ticket for me? I would likes one!

Here is my cutest smile: biggrin

Errrrrrrrr.... and I'll nice, I promise!

[Otherwise gabe will give me the stare...]


"the now legendary" - Kaskade
"the still legendary" - Kaskade

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mcp
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Posted:I can send you an email of much hype if you want, also....

including a request to borrow a tent. rolleyes


"the now legendary" - Kaskade
"the still legendary" - Kaskade

I spunked in my friend's aquarium and the fish ate it. I love all fish. Especially the pink ones. They are my bitches. - Anon.

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Pyrolific
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Posted:lols- u can haz ticket smile

tentage shouldn't be an issue. There are always communal spaces that can be used for crashage - however as I said, tentage shouldnt be an issue.

smile

Josh


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bender
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still can't believe it's not butter
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Posted:^^ i heard brettstar's lap is warm.
It'll be good hear your accent cus i read your posts in a terrible scottish accent, aye.


would love to see meg do an imitation of ben doing an imitation of meg. I'll bring the anti-matter.


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Dentrassi
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Posted: Written by :bender


At a time when so much of twirling can seem homogenised, such inspiration is essential. 'specially when ed takes his top off.
again.



children are still scarred from that belly dance routine...


"Here kitty kitty...." - Schroedinger.

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newgabe
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Posted: Written by :mcp


Errrrrrrrr.... and I'll nice, I promise!

[Otherwise gabe will give me the stare...]



the stare ubblol

you been talking to my son again eh. He's TERRIFIED right. No Ma... eek Pleeeaase.... not THE STARE ubblol

Meanwhile he gives me this one: umm
puts me well in my place when he does that one on me


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NathanielEverist
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NathanielEverist

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Posted:MCP, I'm happy to bring a spare tent. I've got 3 and I'll only be using one, and it would be great bragging rights to say that Meg slept in my tent, even if it was a different one from mine, that's a detail that can be left out. I learnt all my contact and double staff from your site, so I owe you.

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mcp
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mcp

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Posted:Sweet! You guys are too nice to me! Like lots too nice.

So yeah, thanks for the ticket, thanks for the offer of the tent, and thanks for reading my posts in a scottish accent, I wish more people would do that...

biggrin


"the now legendary" - Kaskade
"the still legendary" - Kaskade

I spunked in my friend's aquarium and the fish ate it. I love all fish. Especially the pink ones. They are my bitches. - Anon.

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jarle
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jarle

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Posted:I won't be coming, I recieved a nasty email saying 'You are required to attend...blah-di-blah-blah-blah. Long story short I commited to a leadership course through Scouts last year, and they've 'booked' me for that weekend frown

Kupo!

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Pyrolific
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Posted:LOL Jarle - you receive a "We Demand your Atendance!" letter and you think you are going to learn about leadership?

hehe smile

sorry - just seems a bit ironic smile

Josh


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Moka
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Posted:ubblol
Just shirk it... I'm supposed to be helping my father set up for his wedding which is the weekend after CG... (He's damn lucky he didn't call it the week before or his "best man" would be a no show... lol)


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Adya Miriyana
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Adya Miriyana

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Posted:moka your avatar has some serious splayface.

really looking forward to just being around that lovely energy ubblove

missing being back in Adelaide with people of good ness at the moment.


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jarle
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jarle

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Posted:Haha, if I didn't make this commitment before LAST years Common Ground, I'd show. I guess the anticipation will have to build up till next year...

Kupo!

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Pogo69
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Posted: Written by :Moka



ubblol

Just shirk it... I'm supposed to be helping my father set up for his wedding which is the weekend after CG... (He's damn lucky he didn't call it the week before or his "best man" would be a no show... lol)





ugh... how rude are family? I still haven't made it to CG and it's not looking good this year either... missed it last year, cos it was the same weekend as my sister's wedding; wouldn't you think they'd have the good manners to clear it with us all, first? tongue


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Moka
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Posted: Written by :Adya Miriyana


moka your avatar has some serious splayface.

really looking forward to just being around that lovely energy ubblove




I love my splayface... lol
Don't worry... I bring that energy with me pretty much everywhere... lol biggrin ubblol


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BrettStar
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Posted:i some how dont think she wasnt refering to your splayface energy there moka... i need to remember to pack some snugs to keep warm...

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FoxInDocs
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Posted:hmm... 2 ticketses for me... mebbe more... will see how it goes...



brett, you're a crackup.


"i am exotic, and must keep my arms down" - Rougie

"i don't understand what penises have to do with getting married" - Foxie

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Adya Miriyana
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Adya Miriyana

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Posted:ahh yeeeah. i wasn't referring to your splayface energy, sorry moka. umm

snugs! hug (.. and a ham sandwich.. with a pickle?)


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Pyrolific
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Posted:wooo! well we've had a few meetings and bought some stuff and its coming together really well! I think this year's CG is going to be the most beautiful (in lots o' ways wink) ever!!! smile we've got some really good ideas for fun workshops and other shenannagans for people to get up to....I'm a bit overexcited about some of the stuff. I have to distract myself with mundane things like uni assignments and work to calm down a bit...speaking of which...better get back to it hehe

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Moka
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Posted:=( *sulks*
Oh well...

Josh, the new ideas and shenannagans sound cool... any sneak previews?


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