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PostPosted: Wed Apr 18, 2012 8:34 am    Post subject: CarFest(South) Reply with quote

Blimey! The tickets sold out in just over an hour. It took me an hour and ten minutes just to get the page for buying tickets to load. They were all sold except, three for Saturday, I clicked on, I'll have two, by the time I'd entered my card details and address ... I get a message back saying sorry the tickets were sold while you entered your card details. So I go back to the buy tickets page, there's 1 left for Saturday... I'll have that... same deal by the time I'd entered my details it was gone.... Humph ... then a few minutes later, three tickets became available for Sunday ... went throught the same process but this time managed to secure one single ticket for Sunday- the last one, unless they release some more. Sorry hubby, you're cooking your own lunch that day.....Smile

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PostPosted: Wed Apr 18, 2012 8:58 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Cool Cool beans!!

I heard about it but knew it was well out of range. Bank Holiday weekend, A34/M3, trains every 2 hours - it'll be busy.

Do you know how many tickets were being released, and is that all of them (in other words, how many people are likely to be there?)
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PostPosted: Wed Apr 18, 2012 9:11 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

It's way cool beans- Smile Cool Cool I'm already worrying about what to wear. I don't think it's a huge number, Ron. I know for caravans and camper-vans it was less than 100, so for people, maybe a few tens of thousands I would guess, it's only 40 acres. Luckily for me it's just up the road from my Aunt and Uncle's farm ( about 5 miles away), so we can make it a weekend of visiting and I'll just pop out for the fest on Sunday. It's a pity I couldn't get two tickets though- very few things are fun on your own.
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PostPosted: Wed Apr 18, 2012 9:29 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Yes, these mad scrambles for tickets the moment they're announced don't sound very fair to me. They should, like concert venues, confirm the availability and hold them for at least five minutes while you send the card details.

It almost makes you wish a plague on those who texted in within a couple of minutes. Smug was far too mild a description!!
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PostPosted: Wed Apr 18, 2012 10:06 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

To be honest it sounds to me like a clever way to extract vast amounts of money for what will probably end up being an over hyped event - though very enjoyable for the lucky ones who managed to grab a ticket so I'm sure your considerable efforts online will be well worthwhile Rach

At most of these type of events there are always people around who you can talk to - I frequently attend car shows on my own and usually end up talking to more people there than I would at home -last time I went to the biggest show in this area at Tatton Park near Knutsford which takes place in early June and again in late August I ended up staying the night in a very upmarket kind of tent quaffing prodigious quantities of champagne with a group of really wonderful people who made me very welcome

No need to buy any tickets in advance so no messing around on line or rip off booking fees to pay- just turn up and pay on the gate - what could be more convenient Very Happy
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PostPosted: Wed Apr 18, 2012 10:37 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

A third of the cash, Rudds, is going to CIN and the rest will go to pay for the bands (unless they're doing it free), hire of portaloos, PA hire, car-parking attendants, security and setting up costs etc, I donít think anyone will make heaps of cash out of it. Although I understand thereíll be a bacon bun bar Öso Iíll be in that queue empting my purse more than once.
Motor shows are quite a good day out usually, the Goodwood Festival of Speed is my fav- I imagine carfest will be like a mini version of that but with a little rock and roll thrown-in for good measure. The Tatton Park Show sounds like fun , although if I spent an night on my own in an up-market tent drinking champagne with a heap of strangers, Iím sure that would lead to certain trouble. My hubby would protect me from that sort of thing. Thatís what Iím worried about. Smile
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PostPosted: Wed Apr 18, 2012 10:47 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

"Laverstoke Park Farm isnít just the venue, itís the source of a wide range of organic food which will be on offer to you at CarFest Ė from an early morning breakfast with organic, nitrate free, bacon rolls, a mid morning brunch, a full lunch, supper, treat or snack.

There will also be a range of handpicked caterers offering the very best fare you could possibly wish for, and catering for all dietary requirements.

And of course there will be organic beer, and probably some non organic beer, and not forgetting Chrisís personal favourite Ė the bacon butty and bloody mary tent!"


That's the one - never mind all the organic, this-and-that-free nonsense - something with taste!
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PostPosted: Wed Apr 18, 2012 5:35 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Ah that explains it Rach - do you know which bands are scheduled to appear?

I've been to car shows with live radio broadcasts but never one with live bands Smile
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PostPosted: Wed Apr 18, 2012 8:01 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

See http://www.carfest.org/

I had to suppress a laugh at the confident expectation of the "fat August sun"
Judging by the past 48 hours it will be more like "Don't forget your wellies" Laughing
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PostPosted: Thu Apr 19, 2012 7:27 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hubby and I were discussing which car I may take to Carfest(South), the Lambo, the Lotus , the Ford etc... hubby said, where is it? I said, it's in a field in Hampshire.. he said ... you can take the 4x4 and wellies!

We would have liked to get tickets for Saturday - hubby is a Texas fan but Sunday's line up is cool beans too!
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PostPosted: Thu Apr 19, 2012 11:35 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thereís a huge possibility that Carfest(North) will be organised by next Wednesday! How cool is that. Sub-zero.So for all those people who like camping and standing out in the wind, rain and freezing cold J up North.. ish ( Not really North, Derby/Leeds/Doncaster ish- Southern Jessies) then this one is for you.


Oh the numbers for Carfest(South), Ron, is 20,000 apparently- so thatís quite a long queue for a bacon butty.
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PostPosted: Thu Apr 19, 2012 2:57 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Probably not far enough North, but Wollaton Park would be ideal - it takes 20,000.
Razorlight are already playing there at the annual Splendour music event in July. http://www.splendourfestival.com/

Sounds like a case of TYO Bacon Butties.
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PostPosted: Thu Apr 19, 2012 6:29 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Silly car-fest website keeps freezing.
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PostPosted: Wed Aug 08, 2012 7:38 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

In other news and after waiting for so long I'd completely forgotten about it. My Carfest (South) ticket has arrived!!! Yes just one for Sunday. A single ticket. I was hoping for an administrative error and get two by mistake but no such luck. I thought perhaps the ticket computer would think- no one would go to car fest on their own, this must be a mistake, I'll issue two tickets../ hmmmmmm.... What am I going to do all day on my own?
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PostPosted: Wed Aug 08, 2012 7:27 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Like I said earlier on this thread Rach just go there and get chatting to some of the car enthusiasts assuming you are interested in such things - genuine car enthusiasts are a very friendly bunch who will make you very welcome even if you know little about cars

I don't know how the Carfest agenda compares with traditional car shows but if you've got great music and excellent cars what more could you want? - apart from your other half being there Smile
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PostPosted: Wed Aug 08, 2012 9:36 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

ruddlescat wrote:
Like I said earlier on this thread Rach just go there and get chatting to some of the car enthusiasts assuming you are interested in such things - genuine car enthusiasts are a very friendly bunch who will make you very welcome even if you know little about cars


My son was at a Ford car fest in California recently, and when he told some of the Thunderbird and Mustang petrol-heads that he owned a Ford Escort Mk2 back home he suddenly had lots of people who wanted to know more!
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PostPosted: Mon Aug 20, 2012 6:58 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Well it's countdown to the big weekend.... and we now have two tickets! Yay! To celebrate the countdown, my tracks of the day this week are all car/driving related.
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PostPosted: Mon Aug 20, 2012 7:08 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Great news, Rach! Very Happy

Brilliant TotD as well!
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PostPosted: Mon Aug 20, 2012 2:46 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

A few more 'driving' songs:-
REM 'Can't Get There From Here': http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zCvmS9Cb42w
REM 'Driver 8': http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0OSG7YQBKCE&feature=related
Johnny Horton 'I'm coming Home': http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FCvira3JJfo
Simon & Garfunkel 'Baby Driver': http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eeqUUNHwAl8
Driver 67 'Car 67': http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5jXFzJEviWU
Madness 'Driving In My Car': http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JYZNSyP9v9M
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PostPosted: Mon Aug 20, 2012 8:18 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hope you have a lovely day Rachel.
Enjoyed that Sammy Hagar song, never heard of it before.
Enjoyed listening to your selection too your Lordship, I only got into REM when Green came out, I absolutely loved that Album.
Madness too I'm in heaven, they were one of my favourite bands when I was at school, along wit The Jam and UB40.
Maybe you could listen to something from The Motors, Graham Bonnet, The Doors or Turin Brakes.
How about this song:-Comic Wheels by Donovan
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-htKgvLdtTg
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PostPosted: Mon Aug 20, 2012 8:44 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I really enjoy all of those artists Gaz - especially Graham Bonnet - a very underated performer with a fantastic vocal range - I love his eighties single 'Night Games' - and of course in the late sixties he used to be one half of the Marbles whose most famous hit was called 'Only One Woman' as I recall Smile
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PostPosted: Mon Aug 20, 2012 10:01 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

All this talk of driving songs - how could anybody ignore "Jessica" by the Allman Brothers Band? I mean, honestly!

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PostPosted: Mon Aug 20, 2012 10:41 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Ruddles, I didn't know Graham Bonnet was in The Marbles. 'Only One Woman' is a fabulous song. I think it was written by The Bee Gees, it certainly sounds like them. I have the original single somewhere (on the Polydor label) and must dig it out.

I was going to say that Supergirl was his best song but, having checked my Guinness Book Of Hit Singles, realise that that was by Graham BonneY.
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PostPosted: Tue Aug 21, 2012 6:55 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks Gaz. Smile Tis gonna be fab. And thanks for all the car/driving songs everyone. Smile
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PostPosted: Tue Aug 21, 2012 7:31 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

You'll notice that I held back from making suggestions, cos I suspect that you know far more than I do, but there is one that beats them all.....

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qovk67yMiFI


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PostPosted: Tue Aug 21, 2012 7:32 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I have to concede to you on that one, Ron! Smile
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PostPosted: Tue Aug 21, 2012 8:07 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

RockitRon wrote:
You'll notice that I held back from making suggestions, cos I suspect that you know far more than I do, but there is one that beats them all.....

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qovk67yMiFI



I like that. Smile
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PostPosted: Tue Aug 21, 2012 1:42 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

ColinB wrote:
All this talk of driving songs - how could anybody ignore "Jessica" by the Allman Brothers Band? I mean, honestly!

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'Jessica' by Allman Brothers is a good'un. here's a few more I didn't get round to:-
'The Race' by Yellow: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cHGPJfY3Yao
'The Chain' by Fleetwood Mac: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cHGPJfY3Yao I wouldn't really call this a driving track, but a bit of it has been adopted for formula 1 coverage.
'Driving Away From Home' by It's Immaterial: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ev_HV90SMzU
Autobahn by Kraftwerk: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=L7ISBxP63BU
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PostPosted: Tue Aug 21, 2012 1:55 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Not forgetting "The Road To Hell" by Chris Rea. That comes into my head each and every time I join the M25.
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ColinB wrote:
Not forgetting "The Road To Hell" by Chris Rea. That comes into my head each and every time I join the M25.

Yer tiz, including the very rarely heard Part 1: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=abZlWqVeLzg
And then of course there's this, which I've been trying to think of for a couple of days, by The Playmates: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iBfoXqt7w1M
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PostPosted: Tue Aug 21, 2012 8:44 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Lord Evan Elpuss wrote:
Yer tiz, including the very rarely heard Part 1: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=abZlWqVeLzg


That's by far the best version - thanks for that your Lordship!! I don't normally bother clicking YouTube links or posting them myself because I don't often like music videos (especially the rubbish ones put together by individuals) but that one is actually very good. And the song is just the tops. Cheers, moi ansum!
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PostPosted: Wed Aug 22, 2012 6:45 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

It's getting more difficult to choose a track that you guys haven't already: that was gonna be my Friday track, LEE. Smile
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PostPosted: Wed Aug 22, 2012 2:27 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Sorry Rachel, I got a bit carried away there! Which one was going to be the Friday track?
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PostPosted: Wed Aug 22, 2012 2:37 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Lord Evan Elpuss wrote:
Sorry Rachel, I got a bit carried away there! Which one was going to be the Friday track?


Twas gonna be Road to Hell, LEE ... with 20,000 people heading to carfest I'm expecting a traffic queue or two.
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PostPosted: Wed Aug 22, 2012 2:39 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Another one: "Farther on up the road" by Eric Clapton from his excellent 1975 "EC Was Here" live album. The recording is a more uptempo version of the Bobby "Blue" Bland blues classic and I've loved it since first seeing EC perform that number on his UK tour in that year!

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Twas gonna be Road to Hell, LEE ... with 20,000 people heading to carfest I'm expecting a traffic queue or two.


In which case you'll have plenty of time to savour the long version! Smile
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PostPosted: Wed Aug 22, 2012 3:00 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Another couple of road songs for consideration,Rachel....


Goddess on a Highway ~ Mercury Rev

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1xJbEoc5sDw

On The Road Again ~ Willie Nelson

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1TD_pSeNelU

Smile


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PostPosted: Wed Aug 22, 2012 3:15 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

becky sharp wrote:
Another road song for consideration,Rachel....

Goddess on a Highway ~ Mercury Rev

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1xJbEoc5sDw


ooh I like that, Becky, not heard it before. Smile

Our plan, Colin, is a cunning one- get there before everyone else does! Park ourself in the VIP tent - eat bacon butties and watch the telly/main stage until, either, we burst or get too cold. If the sun comes out we may go out and mingle.
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PostPosted: Wed Aug 22, 2012 3:16 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

becky sharp wrote:
Another road song for consideration,Rachel....

On The Road Again ~ Willie Nelson

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1TD_pSeNelU


Willie Nelson- cool beans: you can't beat a bit of Willie in the car.
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PostPosted: Wed Aug 22, 2012 9:19 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I seem to recall you have a bit of a thing for trucks as well, Rach...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_MdVPqDQeRE&feature=related
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