‘Jolly Ups’

in reality, all of this has been a total load of old bollocks

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ENORMOUS fun
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44%
I’ve enjoyed them, mostly
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21%
I like to meet other BCBers but not keen on big groups
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21%
FUCK OFF
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15%
 
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Re: ‘Jolly Ups’

Postby Diamond Dog » 07 Dec 2017, 06:19

I've loved every London JU I've attended- of course, those of us who attended the inaugural event are particularly blessed and revered.

The August 2003 event still stands out - over 50 of us from all over the world on a blisteringly hot London weekend. Incredible event.

The Prague and Barcelona JU's I went to were fabulous and I'd just like to thank John Coan, Tym & Steve for their fantastic efforts on 'hosting' those. I'd only wish I had been able to attend more.

The two I went to in Florida were small but marvellous - again, Brian, Jamie & Chris deserve all credit for making the effort to come and have a drink with me.

Finally the two LA JU's were magical - actually putting a face to all those illustrious names was really magical. One day I hope to do the same with all those guys and gals.

I keep meaning to attend a Northern Jolly Up but never quite manage it. Which is a shame as some of you seem very pleasant, even though you are from the North.
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Re: ‘Jolly Ups’

Postby fange » 07 Dec 2017, 07:42

toomanyhatz wrote:I looked at our top 25 all-time posters and I've personally met 18 of them. And there are five more than I know for sure have been to at least one JU.

Where can you find that, hatzy?
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Re: ‘Jolly Ups’

Postby Rayge » 07 Dec 2017, 08:31

fange wrote:
toomanyhatz wrote:I looked at our top 25 all-time posters and I've personally met 18 of them. And there are five more than I know for sure have been to at least one JU.

Where can you find that, hatzy?


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Re: ‘Jolly Ups’

Postby Eddie Shah environment » 07 Dec 2017, 09:06

The Modernist wrote:I can think of 5 regular British posters off the top of my head that have never, to my knowledge, been to a JU and it probably wouldn't be hard to think of some more.


Who, then?

I can only think of Samoan and Ray - and I'm not even sure neither of them have met up with anyone.
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Re: ‘Jolly Ups’

Postby Eddie Shah environment » 07 Dec 2017, 09:07

No - Ray met up with some of you recently, didn't he?
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Re: ‘Jolly Ups’

Postby fange » 07 Dec 2017, 09:11

Rayge wrote:
fange wrote:
toomanyhatz wrote:I looked at our top 25 all-time posters and I've personally met 18 of them. And there are five more than I know for sure have been to at least one JU.

Where can you find that, hatzy?


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Re: ‘Jolly Ups’

Postby Rayge » 07 Dec 2017, 13:08

The Unfragrant Ox wrote:
The Modernist wrote:I can think of 5 regular British posters off the top of my head that have never, to my knowledge, been to a JU and it probably wouldn't be hard to think of some more.


Who, then?

I can only think of Samoan and Ray - and I'm not even sure neither of them have met up with anyone.

I've been to two Jolly-ups in London and met the usual crew – including Moddie, so I'm sure he hasn't got me in mind – plus Minnie and Baron. Met mp3p0 at a record fair; Phil T, Pippa and Deebank have visited me here, and of course Thang-y and Hipster Dawg live here.
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Re: ‘Jolly Ups’

Postby Eddie Shah environment » 07 Dec 2017, 13:26

Copehead? Deebank? Jeemo?
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Re: ‘Jolly Ups’

Postby The Modernist » 07 Dec 2017, 13:54

The Unfragrant Ox wrote:Copehead? Deebank? Jeemo?


Copehead did turn up to one briefly..
You could also add to those Samoan, Geezee, Phil T, Clive Gash, Markus. Probably a good half of the American posters haven't been to a jolly.

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Re: ‘Jolly Ups’

Postby The Modernist » 07 Dec 2017, 13:56

I don't think Slider has ever been to one either.

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Re: ‘Jolly Ups’

Postby Deebank » 07 Dec 2017, 14:11

The Unfragrant Ox wrote:Copehead? Deebank? Jeemo?


I was headed to one The Fish organised in Brighton years ago, but didn't go in the end.
My mrs didn't want to come and our kids were tots then so it didn't pan out. She was very concerned that I'd be sold in to slavery or something :lol:

I have had lunch chez Ray which was a pleasure. I met Hipster Dawg of course but not Thang-y.

I'd still be up for a JUOTWC (West Country).
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Re: ‘Jolly Ups’

Postby Deebank » 07 Dec 2017, 14:12

I have met Copehead of course ... Known him all my life. Literally.
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Re: ‘Jolly Ups’

Postby Thang-y » 07 Dec 2017, 14:20

The Modernist wrote:I don't think Slider has ever been to one either.


Who?

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Re: ‘Jolly Ups’

Postby The Modernist » 07 Dec 2017, 14:22

Thang-y wrote:
The Modernist wrote:I don't think Slider has ever been to one either.


Who?


Shy, retiring type who avoids JUs.

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Re: ‘Jolly Ups’

Postby NMB » 07 Dec 2017, 14:46

I'd happily have a pint or three with any of you but I find that the dynamic of Jolly Ups, and parties in general, doesn't really work for me and I always end up on the periphery drinking too quickly and then going home early.
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Re: ‘Jolly Ups’

Postby fange » 07 Dec 2017, 15:39

Big international trips aren't really in my near future sadly, but if any of you jetsetting lot have a stopover in HK do let us know. I know some great chickens feet and stinky tofu places.
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Re: ‘Jolly Ups’

Postby Dr Markus » 07 Dec 2017, 15:46

The Modernist wrote:
The Unfragrant Ox wrote:Copehead? Deebank? Jeemo?


Copehead did turn up to one briefly..
You could also add to those Samoan, Geezee, Phil T, Clive Gash, Markus. Probably a good half of the American posters haven't been to a jolly.


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Re: ‘Jolly Ups’

Postby McBastard » 07 Dec 2017, 16:17

Jeemo has been to loads. One of his best moments was ejecting a mad woman from the 13th Note in Glasgow after she threatened to get the IRA on to him.
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Re: ‘Jolly Ups’

Postby Pansy Puff » 07 Dec 2017, 16:30

:lol:
I'd like to meet Jeemo (no idea if he'd like to meet me).

I'd happily have a drink with virtually anyone on here.

Thinking about JUs, I got on well with Jock but we never got to meet at one and he's not around here any more.
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Re: ‘Jolly Ups’

Postby toomanyhatz » 07 Dec 2017, 16:32

I've met Samoan, and Phil T was certainly at some early ones. Not posting here any more anyway (I believe...)

That leaves Geezee and Gash. And Gash is an alias.
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