London meet up - Saturday 27th July

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London meet up - Saturday 27th July

Postby verbal gymnastics » Sun May 26, 2019 1:31 pm

At last - the UK news you wanted is now here.

Granted, we may not get an Elvis tour just yet (he’s just teasing us at the moment), but there will be a London meet up on Saturday 27th July.

Why settle for the Impostors when you can have the real thing - John Foyle, Sheeptotheslaughter, Neil., sulky lad, goon squad, KRM (making another international visit), Ian Sephton (who will have first hand news about the My Darling Clementine project) AND MORE!

And if that’s not enough for you, I’ll be there too.

It’s the usual set up - 2pm at the Woodins Shades.

Look forward to seeing you.
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Re: London meet up - Saturday 27th July

Postby sheeptotheslaughter » Fri Jun 07, 2019 3:51 am

Looks like the female fans might outnumber the men for the first time in the meet ups that I have attended.

Mrs Sheep, Paulina, Janice, Clare and Susan are saying they will all attend.

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Re: London meet up - Saturday 27th July

Postby verbal gymnastics » Fri Jun 07, 2019 8:57 am

They'll change their mind about coming in the future after they've met me :lol:
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Re: London meet up - Saturday 27th July

Postby sulky lad » Fri Jun 07, 2019 11:36 am

Have you asked Bruce if he's interested, Sheep ?
I'll guarantee he won't need to buy a round ! :shock:

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Re: London meet up - Saturday 27th July

Postby sheeptotheslaughter » Mon Jun 24, 2019 12:20 am

I can confirm I have asked Bruce and he said has a bit of tooing and froing with family but if he can make it he will

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Re: London meet up - Saturday 27th July

Postby sulky lad » Mon Jun 24, 2019 2:09 am

Methinks that might be a very generous and polite way of saying "No f*****g chance ! :wink:

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Re: London meet up - Saturday 27th July

Postby verbal gymnastics » Mon Jun 24, 2019 6:10 am

I’m sure Bruce is moving heaven and earth to be there :lol:
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Re: London meet up - Saturday 27th July

Postby sheeptotheslaughter » Thu Jun 27, 2019 12:23 am

Actually he seemed quite decent about it. Of course I will be amazed if he turns up but he didn't dismiss it out of hand.

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Re: London meet up - Saturday 27th July

Postby Man out of Time » Tue Jul 16, 2019 6:37 am

It would be interesting to see Bruce. Sadly my copy of “The Big Wheel” is in storage. Is he doing anything musically these days still?

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Re: London meet up - Saturday 27th July

Postby sheeptotheslaughter » Thu Jul 18, 2019 3:47 am

Bruce made that album with Spencer Brown a year or two ago. It seems he maybe doing more writing as hid Tyson Fury book followed his Man United book pretty quickly.


I will book the tables at the pub for us early next week

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Re: London meet up - Saturday 27th July

Postby sulky lad » Thu Jul 18, 2019 8:31 am

Sheeototheslaughter wrote:
[quoteI will book the tables at the pub for us early next week][/quote]
Hoorah !!
Looking forward to seeing you all ! :D

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Re: London meet up - Saturday 27th July

Postby sheeptotheslaughter » Wed Jul 24, 2019 1:11 am

Just to confirm the tables are booked under my name (Steve not sheep) I think its unlikely Bruce will show but he did meet up with Susan and Clare yesterday top man

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Re: London meet up - Saturday 27th July

Postby verbal gymnastics » Wed Jul 24, 2019 2:33 am

sheeptotheslaughter wrote:...I think its unlikely Bruce will show but he did meet up with Susan and Clare yesterday top man


That’s impressive. We’ll get to grill them about it on Saturday. He might show up - you never know as he’ll know there’s no chance of any awkward encounters with Elvis and the Imposters :lol:
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Re: London meet up - Saturday 27th July

Postby Goon Squad » Fri Jul 26, 2019 8:39 am

verbal gymnastics wrote:
sheeptotheslaughter wrote:...I think its unlikely Bruce will show but he did meet up with Susan and Clare yesterday top man


That’s impressive. We’ll get to grill them about it on Saturday. He might show up - you never know as he’ll know there’s no chance of any awkward encounters with Elvis and the Imposters :lol:


Any idea of numbers attending VG ?
Haven't seen your usual roll-call list yet ? :wink:

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Re: London meet up - Saturday 27th July

Postby verbal gymnastics » Fri Jul 26, 2019 11:00 am

It's most of the usual lot (having missed a few meet ups you can't be classed as a regular :lol: ) plus whoever who has been contacted through FaceBook. As I don't bother with FaceBook the attendees are usually a surprise to me as well!

The definites I know of are John Foyle, Sheeptotheslaughter, Neil., sulky lad, goon squad, KRM (making another international visit) and MOOT.

Look forward to seeing you! 8)

Cheers
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Re: London meet up - Saturday 27th July

Postby Goon Squad » Fri Jul 26, 2019 4:12 pm

verbal gymnastics wrote:It's most of the usual lot (having missed a few meet ups you can't be classed as a regular :lol: ) plus whoever who has been contacted through FaceBook. As I don't bother with FaceBook the attendees are usually a surprise to me as well!

The definites I know of are John Foyle, Sheeptotheslaughter, Neil., sulky lad, goon squad, KRM (making another international visit) and MOOT.

Look forward to seeing you! 8)

Cheers
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8)

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Re: London meet up - Saturday 27th July

Postby Man out of Time » Sat Jul 27, 2019 5:28 pm

(NOECCON) - London, July 27, 2019

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Woodin's Shades, July 27, 2019
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If you can recognise folk you know, you can add your own captions.

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Re: London meet up - Saturday 27th July

Postby Man out of Time » Sat Jul 27, 2019 5:31 pm

Later the same afternoon.... before Neil. arrived.

2019-07-27 Woodin's Shades.jpg
Woodin's Shades, July 27, 2019
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Re: London meet up - Saturday 27th July

Postby This year’s girl » Sat Jul 27, 2019 5:39 pm

Hi guys! I had a wonderful time meeting everyone. It was a really fun afternoon. Thanks for welcoming this American.
Oh and verbal gymnastics, I’m still not telling you the gossip.
I hope I can make it over for another one in Spring if EC does a tour. See ya then!

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Re: London meet up - Saturday 27th July

Postby Neil. » Sun Jul 28, 2019 6:23 am

Great to see you all - especially Malcolm, Fiona, Debbie and Brian. Sorry if I got a bit loud toward the end.

Here's Withered and Died - Ms P., you need to hear this! https://youtu.be/hFd-kxrOwkg

And here's End of the Rainbow I was telling Mark S. about as we staggered out of the pub: https://youtu.be/bOubQpbfzAY

(But the version on KOA Rykodisc is a better version.)

Thanks for organising, Verbal! X
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Re: London meet up - Saturday 27th July

Postby verbal gymnastics » Sun Jul 28, 2019 6:34 am

What a terrific afternoon!

The funny thing is that from the conversations I had Elvis wasn’t really mentioned at all. My only recollection was the lovely Cla(i)re telling me that she set next to me in the front row of Elvis’ last gig at Basingstoke. I recalled this because of her two distinctive Elvis tattoos. It really is much more of a friendship group now. The regulars know a lot about each other although Elvis is our common ground.

It was great to meet This year’s girl (you got the login sorted out then :wink: ), Janice (who had come once before with some fantastic Elvis memorabilia) and Cla(i)re, as well as the usual crew.

My only regret is that the time went so quickly I didn’t have time to speak in depth to everybody, particularly sulky, johnfoyle and Neil.

Thanks all.

Ps Neil. - who are Malcolm, Fiona, Debbie and Brian?
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Re: London meet up - Saturday 27th July

Postby Goon Squad » Sun Jul 28, 2019 6:48 am

Man out of Time wrote:Later the same afternoon.... before Neil. arrived.

2019-07-27 Woodin's Shades.jpg

MOOT


Great photo, and a brilliant afternoon/evening !
It was so good to catch up with so many of you, special thanks to Sulky for my folder, and a massive thanks to VG and Sheep for organising everything!

Roll on 2020 and some gigs...............................!!! 8)

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Re: London meet up - Saturday 27th July

Postby Neil. » Sun Jul 28, 2019 7:11 am

verbal gymnastics wrote:The funny thing is that from the conversations I had Elvis wasn’t really mentioned at all.


Oh Lord, Verbs, I made up for it at my end of the table. I love geeking out about Elvis with you guys - I can't do it anywhere else. So you'll forgive me if I don't ask you about your families etc at these meetups - all I want to do is Elvisize.

verbal gymnastics wrote:Ps Neil. - who are Malcolm, Fiona, Debbie and Brian?


Ha ha, soz - I was just joking about the fact that I never get people's names right until I've met them about 50 times.

PS Thanks to Steve, too, as he helped you organise it!

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Re: London meet up - Saturday 27th July

Postby docinwestchester » Sun Jul 28, 2019 8:10 am

So Bruce was a no-show?

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Re: London meet up - Saturday 27th July

Postby Neil. » Sun Jul 28, 2019 8:17 am

docinwestchester wrote:So Bruce was a no-show?


Correct.


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