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Re: SynthFest UK 2019

Postby ConcertinaChap » Mon Sep 30, 2019 9:11 am

OK, anyone in Sheffield Friday evening and fancy meeting up for a Lebanese meal in Mount Lebanon restaurant in West Street? I'd like to suggest meeting in a nearby pub first but don't know the pubs of Sheffield so perhaps a local could suggest somewhere suitable. Time, say, 6pm.

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Re: SynthFest UK 2019

Postby Folderol » Mon Sep 30, 2019 2:05 pm

I'm up for this, but would need an idiot's guide to where the pub is, and how long you expected to stay there.

I'm not supposed to start breaking down my stand until after doors close at 6:30pm, and official unloading time starts at 7pm :(

Others wanting to come along may be in the same position.
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Re: SynthFest UK 2019

Postby blinddrew » Mon Sep 30, 2019 2:10 pm

Friday night not Saturday Folderol, it can't take you that long to load in surely? Unless you've suddenly gone all modular on us? ;)
I'll miss this as i'll be helping with the load in but might sneak out for a cheeky half later.
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Re: SynthFest UK 2019

Postby Folderol » Mon Sep 30, 2019 2:28 pm

blinddrew wrote:Friday night not Saturday Folderol, it can't take you that long to load in surely? Unless you've suddenly gone all modular on us? ;)
I'll miss this as i'll be helping with the load in but might sneak out for a cheeky half later.

Oops! Didn't spot that. I'm actually setting up first thing Saturday morning, so will have to work out something for parking on the Friday - I'm actually staying in Hope valley - not exactly walking distance!
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Re: SynthFest UK 2019

Postby ConcertinaChap » Mon Sep 30, 2019 2:40 pm

Indeed I am asking about Friday because plans can be made for Saturday on the day and I didn't know how many (if any) might be in Sheffield on Friday evening and at a loose end.

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Re: SynthFest UK 2019

Postby Wonks » Mon Sep 30, 2019 4:40 pm

There's just over half a million people in Sheffield, so most of them will be there on Friday evening. Hope that helps. ;)
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Re: SynthFest UK 2019

Postby blinddrew » Mon Sep 30, 2019 4:52 pm

Folderol wrote:
blinddrew wrote:Friday night not Saturday Folderol, it can't take you that long to load in surely? Unless you've suddenly gone all modular on us? ;)
I'll miss this as i'll be helping with the load in but might sneak out for a cheeky half later.

Oops! Didn't spot that. I'm actually setting up first thing Saturday morning, so will have to work out something for parking on the Friday - I'm actually staying in Hope valley - not exactly walking distance!
There's always the Hope Valley railway, that's generally a bit of an experience...
Not sure what time it stops running though.
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Re: SynthFest UK 2019

Postby Eddy Deegan » Mon Sep 30, 2019 5:24 pm

I'll not be around on Friday night as I'm staying with my Father near Northhampton, but if there's anything going on after the show on Saturday I'm up for that :-)
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Re: SynthFest UK 2019

Postby Jumpeyspyder » Tue Oct 01, 2019 9:58 pm

BTW, I'll be there (as usual) :)
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Re: SynthFest UK 2019

Postby Folderol » Tue Oct 01, 2019 10:04 pm

blinddrew wrote:
Folderol wrote:
blinddrew wrote:Friday night not Saturday Folderol, it can't take you that long to load in surely? Unless you've suddenly gone all modular on us? ;)
I'll miss this as i'll be helping with the load in but might sneak out for a cheeky half later.

Oops! Didn't spot that. I'm actually setting up first thing Saturday morning, so will have to work out something for parking on the Friday - I'm actually staying in Hope valley - not exactly walking distance!
There's always the Hope Valley railway, that's generally a bit of an experience...
Not sure what time it stops running though.
Pretty good actually. I used it the very first SynthFest. Can't remember the last train time now though. The worst bit was finding my way to the Octagon for Sheffield station :(
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Re: SynthFest UK 2019

Postby blinddrew » Wed Oct 02, 2019 12:15 pm

Come out of the main entrance and head up hill for half an hour ;)
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Re: SynthFest UK 2019

Postby Logarhythm » Wed Oct 02, 2019 1:29 pm

blinddrew wrote:Come out of the main entrance and head up hill for half an hour ;)

If one starts at the station then don't those the directions get you to about half of Sheffield? :tongue:

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Re: SynthFest UK 2019

Postby Folderol » Wed Oct 02, 2019 2:35 pm

I think I'm going to have to pass on Friday :(
The train times are not good, and would result in me having to ask my hosts to leave the door unlocked two nights in succession. It's only a small two (elderly) person establishment. Added to which the likelihood of rain is quite high, and as well as the walk Sheffield end, it's anther 20 minutes Hope end.

So, all in all I think it best to stick with a Saturday dinner with friends for me.
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Re: SynthFest UK 2019

Postby ConcertinaChap » Wed Oct 02, 2019 2:50 pm

Ah well, I guess I shall be eating in solitary grandeur, then. At least I can get embarrassingly drunk without anyone on the forum knowing.

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Re: SynthFest UK 2019

Postby blinddrew » Wed Oct 02, 2019 3:42 pm

I can swing by later and take embarrassing videos if that helps?
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Re: SynthFest UK 2019

Postby Folderol » Wed Oct 02, 2019 5:46 pm

Panic panic panic panic panic panic panic panic panic panic panic panic panic
{you get the idea}
That was me a short while ago.
A message had just dropped in my inbox, reminding me I needed to bring my own speaker cables.

Just to be on the safe side I though I'd pop them in the car straight away, and went to the drawer where they are always kept and... They weren't there :shock:

Nor in the other drawers, nor the cabinet, shelf, downstairs, upstairs, bedroom... not even the bottom of the wardrobe - where I have been known to dump the 'overflow'.
Exhausted I sank back down in the office chair, desperately trying to think where I last saw them.

As it happens, I glanced at the still open drawer, straight at a pair of TRS to XLR leads. I'm sure I heard someone (or something) sniggering as I picked them up.

They are now properly imprisoned in the bag with all the other essentials!
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Re: SynthFest UK 2019

Postby The Elf » Wed Oct 02, 2019 5:53 pm

Folderol wrote:A message had just dropped in my inbox, reminding me I needed to bring my own speaker cables.
I'm placing a mental bet with myself on how many exhibitors I will need to source speaker cables for. If it's anything like last year it will now be everyone apart from you! ;) :lol:

I think synth-heads are allergic to XLRs... :crazy:
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Re: SynthFest UK 2019

Postby Folderol » Wed Oct 02, 2019 6:34 pm

The Elf wrote:
Folderol wrote:A message had just dropped in my inbox, reminding me I needed to bring my own speaker cables.
I'm placing a mental bet with myself on how many exhibitors I will need to source speaker cables for. If it's anything like last year it will now be everyone apart from you! ;) :lol:

I think synth-heads are allergic to XLRs... :crazy:
Hmmm, sounds like a business opportunity there :lol: :bouncy:
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Re: SynthFest UK 2019

Postby ReadySaltedChris » Fri Oct 04, 2019 7:30 pm

Might someone be kind enough to avail oneself of some car parking options?

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Re: SynthFest UK 2019

Postby The Elf » Fri Oct 04, 2019 10:31 pm

I can now reveal that Hydrasynth is here! :clap: Eek!

Also Waldorf Kyra.

And Roland Jupiter XM.

This is a good Synthfest! :smirk:
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