A free-for-all thread

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Re: A free-for-all thread

Postby Applecore » Wed Jan 12, 2011 3:08 pm

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Re: A free-for-all thread

Postby Smindas » Wed Jan 12, 2011 3:31 pm

As the line-up stands, I probably won't be going to BOA this year either. I love the people and will be gutted I'll miss out on hilarious campsite shenanigans (ie. drinking a lot whilst being soaked through thanks to torrential rain) but there are just not enough bands I'm interested in on the bill to justify spending the money. Last year was a similar situation but the announcements of Devin Townsend and Twisted Sister guaranteed my presence. There was however a lot of down-time.

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Re: A free-for-all thread

Postby Moonburp » Wed Jan 12, 2011 3:33 pm

Hamdir wrote:Do what I do and go to both!
You don't need friends at festivals, you make em!
I'd choose Wacken over BOA though if there's a choice

Yep, you run into people at the airport and on the plane :yes:

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Re: A free-for-all thread

Postby Jim » Wed Jan 12, 2011 3:38 pm

Moonburp wrote:
Hamdir wrote:Do what I do and go to both!
You don't need friends at festivals, you make em!
I'd choose Wacken over BOA though if there's a choice

Yep, you run into people at the airport and on the plane :yes:

It's almost guaranteed you'll find someone who knows someone you know, anyway.
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Re: A free-for-all thread

Postby Smindas » Wed Jan 12, 2011 3:41 pm

Well, of course (providing you're flying from Blighty) - it's the teeny tiny world of UK metal, after all. Everyone seems to know everyone. It's scary.

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Re: A free-for-all thread

Postby Danroush » Wed Jan 12, 2011 4:59 pm

Finnvitka wrote:
siliconfury wrote:Yes, because of course if a band's songs have no solos then it's never a rock band. :eyes:


does this mean I can't listen to The Ramones any more because Johnny Ramone never ripped out a squealing face melter and they're officially Not A Rock Band? :(



A fair amount of people who play the Rock Band/Guitar Hero games enjoy the solos as it brings some real difficulty into the game and otherwise they find it too easy, combined with the fact it's fun to try and manage the solos and they bring some variation into the game, and without them the game becomes weakened.
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Re: A free-for-all thread

Postby Jim » Wed Jan 12, 2011 5:00 pm

Should've called the game "Solo Hero" on that premise :lol:
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Re: A free-for-all thread

Postby Danroush » Wed Jan 12, 2011 5:05 pm

siliconfury wrote:Should've called the game "Solo Hero" on that premise :lol:


I'm not saying they're everything to the games but they're a pretty big part :lol:
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Re: A free-for-all thread

Postby NeglectedField » Wed Jan 12, 2011 5:07 pm

In an ideal world I'd go to BOA and MetalCamp/Wacken (lineup permitting with the latter), but right now I've not a scooby how I'll fare financially this year.

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Re: A free-for-all thread

Postby Slayer-ov-orcs » Wed Jan 12, 2011 6:12 pm

Thinking of getting these http://www.amazon.co.uk/Acoustic-Energy ... 237&sr=1-1 anyone good with speakers and stuff know if they are decent?
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Re: A free-for-all thread

Postby Womble » Wed Jan 12, 2011 6:22 pm

Slayer-ov-orcs wrote:Thinking of getting these http://www.amazon.co.uk/Acoustic-Energy ... 237&sr=1-1 anyone good with speakers and stuff know if they are decent?


Any 2.1 that is more than £80 is you being ripped off.

The speakers I have are pretty much the same as Beardy's except it's the (now out-of-make) 2.1 version. I bought them threeish years ago for £50 and I'm yet to meet someone with better 2.1 PC speakers.

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Re: A free-for-all thread

Postby Jim » Wed Jan 12, 2011 7:08 pm

Came up with a fuckin awesome idea for a new medium for books.

DVD Books.

Dustin Hoffman sits in a big leather chair and reads a book out to you.

There'd also be Morgan Freeman special editions.
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Re: A free-for-all thread

Postby Big D » Wed Jan 12, 2011 7:18 pm

siliconfury wrote:Came up with a fuckin awesome idea for a new medium for books.

DVD Books.

Dustin Hoffman sits in a big leather chair and reads a book out to you.

There'd also be Morgan Freeman special editions.

I give it two weeks before somebody does a porn version. "Tera Patrick reads Moby Dick"

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Re: A free-for-all thread

Postby Beardy » Wed Jan 12, 2011 8:17 pm

siliconfury wrote:Came up with a fuckin awesome idea for a new medium for books.

DVD Books.

Dustin Hoffman sits in a big leather chair and reads a book out to you.

There'd also be Morgan Freeman special editions.

Is that not just a Hollywood version of Jackanory?

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Re: A free-for-all thread

Postby Jim » Wed Jan 12, 2011 8:18 pm

Beardy wrote:
siliconfury wrote:Came up with a fuckin awesome idea for a new medium for books.

DVD Books.

Dustin Hoffman sits in a big leather chair and reads a book out to you.

There'd also be Morgan Freeman special editions.

Is that not just a Hollywood version of Jackanory?

Pretty much.
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