Bloodstock Forum Meet 2018

August 9-12, Catton Park, Walton on Trent, Derbyshire
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Bloodstock Forum Meet 2018

Postby Noodle » Sun Jun 10, 2018 2:14 pm

It's that time again. For many it'll be the first time in 12 months since they last clapped eyes on their Bloodstock mates, for others they may know each other only by "SwooshyHairMetaller165" or "ImActuallyJustAKnob1337xXx69xXx420" and have no idea what they look like.

The annual Unofficial Bloodstock Forum Meet is an opportunity for Forum (and so often non-forumers) folk to gather after arrival and stand awkwardly at each other until the alcohol finally takes effect and begin the weekend with familiar faces or meeting new faces to recognise as the days pass. Anyone is welcome (especially those who appear on the Pints list) and whether you want to be the centre of attention or just stand around, I'll be around to meet, greet, introduce and forget names and/or forum user names (nothing personal; I'm just extremely likely to hammered already by this point).

If you're completely new to this, here are the details:
Location: In front of the Rock Society/Lost Property tent. This is located towards the back of the arena. Hug the back of the arena on your way to Lemmy's Bar beer tent and you'll pass it on your way there.
Day: Thursday.
Time: 5pm start - ARENA OPENING TIME. Likely to be all done by around 7pm due to folks disappearing to see bands.
What to look for: I'll be in my usual red and gold tailcoat and top hat, probably carrying a half empty tankard. I've yet to see anyone else with this combo so just head to the tent and keep an eye out for some knobhead talking bollocks wearing the above, that's me, and that'll be the meet.

Anyone got anything else to add that I've forgotten?
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Re: Bloodstock Forum Meet 2018

Postby Tet » Sun Jun 10, 2018 8:48 pm

No, I think that covers it. Worth mentioning that this year will see the return of several former forum denizens that haven't been to the festival for a while. I know Ndnd (formerly Bellini, for those that remember that far back), fluffymoo and Littlemissmetal are all planning on coming this year, and I vaguely recall Dansiferum saying he was, too.
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Re: Bloodstock Forum Meet 2018

Postby WorMzy » Sun Jun 10, 2018 9:36 pm

Noodle wrote:I'll be in my usual red and gold tailcoat and top hat, probably carrying a half empty tankard. I've yet to see anyone else with this combo


I think I rocked it pretty well last year, although I can't remember why I ended up wearing it, I just remember that it was far too small for me. :P

Any chance of smuggling mead past security this year? Last year's post-meet-meet didn't really turn into a thing, so I dunno if it's worth trying that again. Maybe a rolling meet at the IRC camp (assuming there is one) is the best way to go.
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Re: Bloodstock Forum Meet 2018

Postby Noodle » Tue Jun 12, 2018 12:55 am

Ach, sorry WorMzy, it's doubtful. I had to let Slev down last year too with his biscuits.

We forum mods don't have the same access as we did in times gone by, therefore we must enter only through the same pleb entrances as the others. You may indeed have difficulty finding me in Campervans this year too, as according to Vicky and Adam on the last Facebook live thing, the campervan field will have separate wristbands, and those without relevant wristbands will be turned away...
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Re: Bloodstock Forum Meet 2018

Postby i0th » Tue Jun 12, 2018 8:29 am

Noodle wrote:You may indeed have difficulty finding me in Campervans this year too, as according to Vicky and Adam on the last Facebook live thing, the campervan field will have separate wristbands, and those without relevant wristbands will be turned away...


Really? That's crap. Got a couple of mates who take their caravan and always have a wander over to say hi and share a beer or 5.
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Re: Bloodstock Forum Meet 2018

Postby Haldamir319 » Tue Jun 12, 2018 12:16 pm

Depending on how organised our group is, I may quickly pop along to this. Be nice to put names to faces etc.
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Re: Bloodstock Forum Meet 2018

Postby Leemanruss » Tue Jun 12, 2018 4:14 pm

I really want to see Hundred Year Old Man, but depending on what time they're on, I'll see if I can make it for at least a while. Thursday is always a hectic day of running around catching up with various people, so I can't promise anything!

It would be good though because I think the only 2 forumers I've actually met in person are Tet and Danroush, so would be nice to meet more of you!
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Re: Bloodstock Forum Meet 2018

Postby Black Wizard » Tue Jun 12, 2018 8:09 pm

I might show up. It could be interesting to meet some of you snowflake millenials.

I'll be wearing a black t-shirt by the way.

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Re: Bloodstock Forum Meet 2018

Postby CharlesDexterWard » Wed Jun 13, 2018 6:46 am

I will try and pop along - I am not normally organised enough!
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Re: Bloodstock Forum Meet 2018

Postby Soze » Wed Jun 13, 2018 9:35 am

I'm not going, could we run some sort of video conference call?

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Re: Bloodstock Forum Meet 2018

Postby bloodofthekings » Wed Jun 13, 2018 11:22 am

Black Wizard wrote:I might show up. It could be interesting to meet some of you snowflake millenials.


That's if we haven't killed off Bloodstock altogether by then like apparently we've killed off everything else. I might see you there if I can drag myself away from all that avocado toast I'm apparently gorging myself on.

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Re: Bloodstock Forum Meet 2018

Postby florencethemachine » Sat Jun 16, 2018 6:51 am

I'm afraid I will be busy purchasing viking drinking horns and shouting various Slayer and Harambe chants Ghost Bath style while bin jousting.
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Postby WorMzy » Sat Jun 16, 2018 8:53 pm

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Re: Bloodstock Forum Meet 2018

Postby Jay1993 » Sun Jun 17, 2018 9:32 am

Thursday is always a mad one for me what with getting set up, catching up with friends I haven't seen in ages and watching bands so I've never made it to one of these. Maybe I will finally get to meet some of you one day!

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Re: Bloodstock Forum Meet 2018

Postby Danroush » Mon Jul 30, 2018 8:21 am

I'll show my face as usual, glad I checked here as normally it's 7pm! It doesn't look like there will be much of an IRC camp this year to be honest, about 10 of the usual 15-20 attendees just said they weren't going on facebook over the weekend :(
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