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 Post subject: Re: My First Nelsonica......
PostPosted: Fri Oct 05, 2012 11:45 am 
...and my friends , baby, they treat me like a guest , oh!
I need chihuahuas to love , I want chihuahuas to love,
I better find chihahuas to love :shock: :lol:

getting my coat now .... and on a serious note, what a fine vicarious Nelsonica this was , my funnest one ever .

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 Post subject: Re: My First Nelsonica......
PostPosted: Fri Oct 05, 2012 12:20 pm 
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...and my friends , baby, they treat me like a guest , oh!
I need chihuahuas to love , I want chihuahuas to love,
I better find chihahuas to love :shock: :lol:

getting my coat now .... and on a serious note, what a fine vicarious Nelsonica this was , my funnest one ever .

Dar


And there I was getting ready to summon the bloodhounds of Nelsonia in order to track down who you were :wink:

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 Post subject: Re: My First Nelsonica......
PostPosted: Fri Oct 05, 2012 12:52 pm 
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...and my friends , baby, they treat me like a guest , oh!

Dar


Well, you keep leaving ........

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 Post subject: Re: My First Nelsonica......
PostPosted: Fri Oct 05, 2012 1:32 pm 
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Really? That was Dar. Apparently someone would like us to think so.

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 Post subject: Re: My First Nelsonica......
PostPosted: Fri Oct 05, 2012 3:24 pm 
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Here is a pictorial review with a few short words:

The Nelsonic Frog just prior to leaving Scotland:
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Our Batrachian friend arrives at The Corner Pin......but who is that the Panamanian Golden Frog is entertaining with it's own version of The Blossom Tree Optimists?
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Why, it's Alan Cawthorne and Mr. Mercury :o :P
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Captions on a postcard please........... :lol:

It is at this point I'm afraid my cheap but so far trusty camera finally gave up the ghost :shock: :cry:

No worries - Sauropod came to the rescue :D 8)

Mr. Mercury and I awoke from our drunken stupor (obviously achieved in The Corner Pin)..... in our plush( :P ) Premier Inn suite at the not unreasonably early hour of 8am on the morning of Nelsonica...........merely several minutes later our first message from Big Al Cawthorne arrived:

"Do you fancy a sharpener? Me and Mal are in the bar like......." :shock:

Mr. Mercury and I thought it best to perhaps eat some breakfast first and go and check out the Minster for some fresh air...........

We then bumped into Geoff(Swan) and his lovely wife Karen.....at which point we received our second message from Cawthorne:

"We're in Yeats bar across the river from the Park!" :o

We realised it was futile trying to ignore Big Al's attempt to lure us into the bar and so we acquiesced but thought we would be clever and only have a soft drink.......

We arrived at Yeats to find Big Al, Mal, Cooky (Peter Cook) and Fraser had already established camp at a table in the bar. The waitresses were all wearing Where's Wally? outfits :shock: This generally meant they wore shorts/short skirts and knee length stockings.........but I digress :oops:

Cawthorne insisted on buying us a drink but I was too clever for that.....I asked for a Ginger Beer :wink:

Cawthorne brought back a Crabbies Alcoholic Ginger Beer :shock: :cry:

Next thing I know I'm in the queue for Nelsonica with a pint of Magner's in my hand whilst Mr. Mercury was still clutching his sensible bottle of water :roll:

The stage awaits.......
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Andy Newlove gets Bill's guitars ready for the solo set
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Bill does some tweaking......very stylish the boss, is he not? 8) :wink:
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The highlight of the solo set for me was A Dream For Ian I've said it before and I'll say it again - such a sweet, sweet tone - Bill's guitar on this one :)

The Gus in action
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The Fiesta Red Fender Stratocaster used to great effect on the cover Sleepwalk
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The Space Mariner's Guitar
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The Time Traveler's Guitar and Radium Girl
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Bill using a 'Thingymabob' (I don't know what it's called :oops: but I think he may have used it on the Sailor Bill album...... ), during the Orchestra Futura set
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Bill performing with The Gentlemen Rocketeers - playing that guitar 8) 8) 8) 8) 8)
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It really is something extra special to see Bill play Adventures In A Yorkshire Landscape on the Gibson in front of your very own eyes and ears. The sense of history and the emotion conveyed is hard to put into words........... The entire band were simply awesome on this song but Bill in particular was just great - his vocal was strong and his guitar playing...........superlative. Very special indeed 8) 8) 8) 8) 8)

The Gentlemen Rocketeers in full flight
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So much has been written elsewhere about Nelsonica and how special it always is but it's not until you are there that you truly understand..................

The above photos of the event itself were kindly supplied by Big Dave (Sauropod) 8)

There was much hijinks to be had after in the bar but this has been covered elsewhere on the forum :wink:

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 Post subject: Re: My First Nelsonica......
PostPosted: Fri Oct 05, 2012 6:31 pm 
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Really? That was Dar. Apparently someone would like us to think so.


It was . Apparently someone wants me to be able to post without logging in, something which I steadfastly refuse to do under many circumstances 8) .


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 Post subject: Re: My First Nelsonica......
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Really? That was Dar. Apparently someone would like us to think so.


It was . Apparently someone wants me to be able to post without logging in, something which I steadfastly refuse to do under many circumstances 8) .


So, when it says 'users browsing this forum Fellini plus 1 guest' it means you're stalking me :shock:

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 Post subject: Re: My First Nelsonica......
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Really? That was Dar. Apparently someone would like us to think so.


It was . Apparently someone wants me to be able to post without logging in, something which I steadfastly refuse to do under many circumstances 8) .
Considering your profile still exists, this guest stuff looks really dodgy. Normally I get excited hoping it’s Cuthbert. :lol:

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 Post subject: Re: My First Nelsonica......
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I'd just like to make it clear, that's not my hand on Cawthorne's knee.

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 Post subject: Re: My First Nelsonica......
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Surely it’s your left hand in question? :lol:

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