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    rather than outside bar, waitress service would be good.

    will pm my other suggestion

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    Quote Originally Posted by Toad View Post
    I've got one - not sure it's possible, but I'd have loved some wifi...............
    Might be up for trying to do that, depends if the 'Three' network signal is up to much, or if they have an ADSL connection in the clubhouse.

    Custard doughnuts - bugger, missed those, my favourite. Although I suspect the "tea table monitor" would have the main duty of preserving the doughnut stock against the lard monsters.

    Perhaps Slimbo could be persuaded to do an afternoon DJ session from the comfort of his yellow abode, as an alternative to Elvis?

    I did get the impression that there were fewer sprogs, and fewer sprog activities this year, was that 'policy' or just how it panned out?

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    there were were custard donuts?



    noooooooooooooooooooooooo, i missed them

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    Quote Originally Posted by shugie View Post
    Might be up for trying to do that, depends if the 'Three' network signal is up to much, or if they have an ADSL connection in the clubhouse.

    Custard doughnuts - bugger, missed those, my favourite. Although I suspect the "tea table monitor" would have the main duty of preserving the doughnut stock against the lard monsters.

    Perhaps Slimbo could be persuaded to do an afternoon DJ session from the comfort of his yellow abode, as an alternative to Elvis?

    I did get the impression that there were fewer sprogs, and fewer sprog activities this year, was that 'policy' or just how it panned out?
    I had a very good 3 Mifi signal where we were
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    can we have it plainly signed that dancing is not compulsory?

    my middle thinks its been worked over by david hay!!

    if its not broke dont fix it ..

    top tunes top folk and another hograost success.

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    Elvis was funny for 5 minutes, but got a whole lot boring after the third hour on the second day. Nice chaps, good show for 30 minutes, but an hour or more each over both days was just plain irritating, specially queueing for my grub.
    I'd prefer some kind of DJ type, playing stuff that everyone knows, a bit Radio 2 ish dare I say it, but with more blues, dad rock, AOR stuff, just burbling in the background rather than at 100 dB as an "act".
    Seems by the T shirts in evidence, and many of the Tossers I met and yapped with over a beer that the majority are rock fans, not metal heads, just good old fashioned Zep, Lizzy, Rush, Skynyrd/ Dead Heads style of music lovers.
    Only problem there would be a PRS licence.

    The 50's Rockabilly act were in my opinion just the wrong act for the Friday night, as born out by the lack of bums on hay. Pity , as I'm sure in the right club they'd go down really well.

    Me and Mrs Mungrel agreed that the Blues Brothers were most definitely not our cuppa, but the majority enjoyed the festivities, so no complaints here.

    Outside bar? Not a bad idea, what with having a gammy knee.

    An more portaloos please. 2 was too few. Wasn't there about 4 last year? (I recall one for 1150 riders, one for 1200 riders, one for airheads and I'm sure there was a ladies one as well?)

    Mrs Mungrel actually preferred the portaloos to the ones inside the clubhouse, and after the one in the gents packed up and left a very unpleasant pool of yak on the floor, so did I.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Shep View Post
    Less elvis more blues brothers
    It's Heartbreak Hotel for Elvis when even Old Shep has had enough.

    I think a DJ like Slimbo or an enthusiastic Volunteer playing something different through the early evening would be ok.

    I didn't like the real Elvis but each to their own

    And there were no custard doughnuts, that's just a Taff fantasy

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    Great event Mr Bakerman and colleagues

    More than one working inside poohole would have been good.Standing queueing in a brown fog isnt pleasant.
    Buy the tins of beer from the supermarket and sell for a £1 a can, and give the profits to the charity, we do it and it works really well.Just find a large fridge to put them in.(magners pleeeeeze)
    More blues brothers please, Elvis had left the building before he got there.
    Late night, small hours, mini disco beer drinking session like ours..we didnt get to bed till around 3am sunday morning....parteee

    On the whole you ran a very well organized event, and you and the purple slaves,and countless other un-named helpers should be proud of yourselves for doing such an excellent job of such a difficult and complicated task.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Doug View Post
    And there were no custard doughnuts, that's just a Taff fantasy
    Wot??

    What was in the middle of the one I ate then??

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mungrel View Post
    An more portaloos please. 2 was too few. Wasn't there about 4 last year? (I recall one for 1150 riders, one for 1200 riders, one for airheads and I'm sure there was a ladies one as well?).
    Last year the 1 for the 1200 riders was taken away on the back of a truck after the first day, the airhead riders never made theirs in time, so those 2 were left off the list this year

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    Quote Originally Posted by Greg Masters View Post
    Wot??

    What was in the middle of the one I ate then??

    Well bloody hell I didn't see them

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    I didn't see a custard doughnut either but I'm very grateful for the jam one I did have thanks Bakes.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Doug View Post
    ... And there were no custard doughnuts, that's just a Taff fantasy.
    I couldn't make it this year, but there was definitely custard doughnuts last year. They didn't last long.

    That's my only constructive suggestion Bakes.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Taff View Post
    I couldn't make it this year, but there was definitely custard doughnuts last year. They didn't last long.

    That's my only constructive suggestion Bakes.
    So, more mythical donuts then
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    Bands -

    Echoes of Elvis - Always was envisaged for the Gateway club members who love a bop to his tunes - would hope that aspect of the weekend remains as it reminds us all why we do this event and they have a fantastic time

    2 gigs was though too much!

    Rockin' Bandits - Good enough for a Friday night when people are more interested in getting in, getting tents up and getting re-acquainted with friends and making new ones.

    The Briefcase Blues Brothers Band - absolutely top notch gig, if I have a criticism it was a tad short in length - not on until well after 9, had a break, two encores and off shortly after 11, that's at least half hour too early for the headline Saturday night gig. But right from the intro people were up and dancing and even the sluggish ones managed to get their arses of the straw and the bar was empty!

    Rugby Club - very friendly staff but ales finished very early, one didn't make it until the end of play Friday. Clubhouse toilets need regular servicing and cleaning throughout the weekend, I don't think this is the Hograost's responsibility as the facility is being hired. Sunday morning was grim in the gents.

    Breakfast were speedier this year - maybe because Toad Hall was packed out?!

    Raffle - like the tombola style in preference to the dragged out one at a time drawn tickets and the winners each taking 20 minutes to choose their prize but the collection needs supervising and it was pandemonium trying to determine colour sizes of raffle tickets in the dark amidst the scrum. A £5-£10 'purchase' of raffle tickets deserves better imho. Give the band a proper 20 minute interval keep the table lit and a couple of dayglo slaves looking after it, after 20 minutes close it and allow the stragglers to have another look in the morning.

    Oh and lastly put a charity bucket out by the rideouts so those who rock up just for the rideouts have an opportunity to be reminded what we're about and don't miss the opportunity of boosting the fund-raising effort like the paying guests do.

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    Quote Originally Posted by judge View Post
    Oh and lastly put a charity bucket out by the rideouts so those who rock up just for the rideouts have an opportunity to be reminded what we're about and don't miss the opportunity of boosting the fund-raising effort like the paying guests do.
    Couldn't do the Raost this year but that seems like a very good idea

    The price of a pint or two lobbed into the bucket to go on the rides is not going to break the bank. No need to check on who is camping and who isn't..... just leave it up to bods' conscience.

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