BF meet up / Party / whatever!!!?

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BF meet up / Party / whatever!!!?
« on: August 10, 2008, 04:54:53 AM »
I would be interested to know if anyone has ever arranged a Ben Folds convention or meet up or whatever in the UK at any point in the last few years.

If not, would anybody be up for this and what sort of things could we do? I live quite central Uk so would quite happily help arrange something in this part of England.  :o

Anyone interested, let me know!

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Re: BF Convention?
« Reply #1 on: August 11, 2008, 01:44:54 AM »
Is no-one really interested in doing this????  :'(

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Offline Euan

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Re: BF Convention?
« Reply #2 on: August 11, 2008, 03:51:23 AM »
I dunno, to me, just hearing the word convention suggests geeks queing in some room to meet some Star Trek dude.  A Ben folds rave or party or sumthin would probably appeal to me a bit more, however I am from very far away and dont fancy adding to my megabus hours again this year. But I know theres a load of you guys down in england who could be up for it.

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Offline Andy

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« Reply #3 on: August 11, 2008, 04:29:48 AM »
I'd go. Though I can't help but think we'd all turn up, go "oh, THAT's what you look like", then just stand in silence for a bit.
Of course, it could just be that I don't know how to throw a party.

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Re: BF Convention/ Party whatever?
« Reply #4 on: August 11, 2008, 07:36:01 AM »
You lot have no enthusiasm!!!  ;D

Well, I'm up for helping organising a party, just so you know.


I'm in North Midlands but won't mind travelling a bit. I could perhaps persuade a guy I know who likes early BFF stuff to tag along too.

Lets see if we can get anyone else interested.

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« Reply #5 on: August 11, 2008, 08:23:30 AM »
for as much as everyone seems to dislike the .org, we've had organized get-togethers about 4 or 5 times.  they're usually a lot of fun, although naturally, they haven't really been ben folds centric the past few times...

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Offline Andy

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Re: BF Convention / Party / whatever!!!?
« Reply #6 on: August 11, 2008, 12:45:24 PM »
I doubt EVERYONE dislikes the org, else noone would turn up.

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Re: BF Convention / Party / whatever!!!?
« Reply #7 on: August 11, 2008, 02:23:29 PM »
is this like, the revenge of the UK for all the album perks we get in the US? :-\

 i'd like to go to a BF rave, but i don't think i could fly to england for a party...
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Re: BF Convention / Party / whatever!!!?
« Reply #8 on: August 11, 2008, 02:27:24 PM »
is this like, the revenge of the UK for all the album perks we get in the US? :-\

 i'd like to go to a BF rave, but i don't think i could fly to england for a party...

Everyone from the US is invited, the entry fee is only a Super Deluxe edition of Way to Normal ;)
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Re: BF Convention / Party / whatever!!!?
« Reply #9 on: August 12, 2008, 01:55:37 AM »
is this like, the revenge of the UK for all the album perks we get in the US? :-\

 i'd like to go to a BF rave, but i don't think i could fly to england for a party...

Everyone from the US is invited, the entry fee is only a Super Deluxe edition of Way to Normal ;)

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Offline Deano

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Re: BF Convention / Party / whatever!!!?
« Reply #10 on: August 12, 2008, 09:26:42 AM »
I'd be interested but honestly doubt you'd get the numbers. Generally most people say 'that sounds cool, I'll come if it's near me'. An aftershow party for the London gig in November might be do-able though.

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Re: BF Convention / Party / whatever!!!?
« Reply #11 on: August 12, 2008, 11:40:19 AM »
I just think that's what they should have revamped the BFE into being. Put us all in one hotel..... for a week, with private gigs in the evenings of Ben-- and whoever else in the afternoons... and parties in the morning! It'd be loads cheaper and I think there'd be more interest, if the BFE (you know I type BF5 every time, and have to backspace it out) had not been on the high seas. Though. I had been really looking forward to that.
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« Reply #12 on: August 12, 2008, 12:07:51 PM »
This sounds like fun, I think it would be great to do something. I know of other forums who have had meet ups and its been fine, no akwardness.

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Offline Martin

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Re: BF Convention / Party / whatever!!!?
« Reply #13 on: August 12, 2008, 02:28:01 PM »
I'd be interested but honestly doubt you'd get the numbers. Generally most people say 'that sounds cool, I'll come if it's near me'. An aftershow party for the London gig in November might be do-able though.

Given it's on a Sunday, we could do a pre-gig meet up in the afternoon (i.e. lets all meet for a drink and then go to the gig).

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Re: BF Convention / Party / whatever!!!?
« Reply #14 on: August 12, 2008, 02:42:57 PM »
meh, i want the BFE back.
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