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Re: WAKEFEST

Postby exiledscouser » Sun Aug 28, 2016 3:55 pm

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Crikey. Just for a moment there I thought they'd scored some top-flight entertainment in one of the best Ska band ever - what a coup!

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Re: WAKEFEST

Postby ArthurWankspittle » Sun Aug 28, 2016 4:03 pm

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So 50,000 members, permission sought for 350 people and 35 turn up. Here have an apt smilie: :brickwall:
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Re: WAKEFEST

Postby ArthurWankspittle » Sun Aug 28, 2016 4:05 pm

exiledscouser wrote:Crikey. Just for a moment there I thought they'd scored some top-flight entertainment in one of the best Ska band ever - what a coup!

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Re: WAKEFEST

Postby letissier14 » Sun Aug 28, 2016 5:05 pm

ArthurWankspittle wrote:
So 50,000 members, permission sought for 350 people and 35 turn up. Here have an apt smilie: :brickwall:


20 of those 35 who turned up were Admin and health and safety :haha: :haha:
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Re: WAKEFEST

Postby Pox » Sun Aug 28, 2016 6:06 pm

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20 of those 35 who turned up were Admin and health and safety :haha: :haha:


According to the blurb on this - http://www.eventgoat.co.uk/bishop-auckl ... fest-2016/, the venue itself cost £900 to hire.

If only they had asked I could have let them rent my field for a better rate and if they asked REALLY nicely, I would delay the muck spreading until they had gone. (maybe :thinking: )

And according to the Facebook page, 2500 were invited, 518 said they were interested and 246 said they were going.

Maybe 211 folks were put off by the change of venue or maybe, as one commentator said, he would rather watch paint dry (in a tin).

https://www.facebook.com/events/786374894796821/
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Re: WAKEFEST

Postby Pox » Sun Aug 28, 2016 6:11 pm

letissier14 wrote:
20 of those 35 who turned up were Admin and health and safety :haha: :haha:


That makes sense - most of them need a (child) minder aka H&S official

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Re: WAKEFEST

Postby letissier14 » Sun Aug 28, 2016 7:51 pm

I love the questions about Wakefest ticket allocation before it started, plus BTBAB announcement that all tickets had been issued. Buy my favourite question goes to the person who asks if wakefest will be as big as Pride or Vfest (though I'm pretty sure that question was a wind up) :haha:

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Re: WAKEFEST

Postby notorial dissent » Sun Aug 28, 2016 8:07 pm

Looks like a cold, sorry, sodden, mess to me. Their logistics and counting ability is absolutely mind boggling. I think watching the paint dry would have been infinitely more enjoyable. I'd say flAKEFEST was a resounding ......
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Re: WAKEFEST

Postby Pox » Sun Aug 28, 2016 8:24 pm

When the post mortem examination happens (and I am sure it will) there will be plenty of ' would have attended but ............).

Not many will have the guts to say, 'Thanks, but no thanks'.

Roll on next year.

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Re: WAKEFEST

Postby Firthy2002 » Sun Aug 28, 2016 8:39 pm

Even my bus ride home from London with no aircon seemed more enjoyable than this appeared to be. Even with having to provide my own entertainment for the most part.
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Re: WAKEFEST

Postby YiamCross » Sun Aug 28, 2016 8:58 pm

I don't see the point in mocking their party, though of course the fact that they were predicting 50,000 and ended up with what looks like well short of 50 is amusing and hence worthy of comment. I'm sure they had a good time and good luck to them for it.

What confuses me is why they had to make out that secrecy was so important. I'm also impressed how deeply they feel the need to demonstrate their disdain for us. Along with the need to cloak their activities in secrecy they surely exhibit a deep fear of the facts we throw at them. If they're so sure of their position why don't they invite the Quatloos Debating and Education Squad to attend for a formal debate? I'm sure they wouldn't get off their faces and resort to violence when their ideas are ripped to shreds with facts and reason. After all, as we can see from their group photo, they're all about love.

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Re: WAKEFEST

Postby Colin123 » Sun Aug 28, 2016 9:00 pm

letissier14 wrote:Hilarious drunken video threat from a senior admin member of btbab from Wakfest

https://www.facebook.com/colin.potter.7 ... 438311684/ :haha: :haha:



Being the "Potter" that was the subject of Carl's rant, Sorry but I say "F**k" you you idiot

If you are reading this Carl Cuntingham, Wankfest was a joke, You are a joke and BTBATB is a joke :-)

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Re: WAKEFEST

Postby Pox » Sun Aug 28, 2016 9:06 pm

YiamCross wrote:I don't see the point in mocking their party, though of course the fact that they were predicting 50,000 and ended up with what looks like well short of 50.


I think they predicted 350 attendees according to the notice to Bolton Council which is why the allocation of tickets was strictly limited.

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Re: WAKEFEST

Postby YiamCross » Sun Aug 28, 2016 11:47 pm

Pox wrote:
I think they predicted 350 attendees according to the notice to Bolton Council which is why the allocation of tickets was strictly limited.


They started a lot higher and were still talking thousands when they were applying with estimates of low hundreds. Assuming they issued all 350 tickets it was a pretty poor turnout which in itself says a lot about what people really think of them.

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Re: WAKEFEST

Postby notorial dissent » Mon Aug 29, 2016 12:42 am

Yes, but when it comes right down to it, can you really believe ANYTHING they say. They claim to have run out of tickets, and yet they had barely a handful in attendance. I'd still like to know how or if they actually paid for their rent and insurance under those conditions.
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Re: WAKEFEST

Postby PeanutGallery » Mon Aug 29, 2016 1:08 am

YiamCross wrote:What confuses me is why they had to make out that secrecy was so important. I'm also impressed how deeply they feel the need to demonstrate their disdain for us. Along with the need to cloak their activities in secrecy they surely exhibit a deep fear of the facts we throw at them. If they're so sure of their position why don't they invite the Quatloos Debating and Education Squad to attend for a formal debate? I'm sure they wouldn't get off their faces and resort to violence when their ideas are ripped to shreds with facts and reason. After all, as we can see from their group photo, they're all about love.

Because they need an enemy. They need a group who they can point to and say, when this went wrong it was the fault of these people and not because of what we told you to do. Although there is something rather strange about a secret society that seems to be devoted to bringing down secret societies and is very selective about who gets to join its ranks because they don't want anyone who might be in a secret society in their secret society.

Which makes them kind of the ultimate secret society in my book, once they get the funny handshake sorted out.
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Re: WAKEFEST

Postby grixit » Tue Aug 30, 2016 9:27 am

Did any of the musicians, comedians, balloon twisters, or armpit honkers they were trying to book actually show up?
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Re: WAKEFEST

Postby letissier14 » Fri Sep 02, 2016 9:41 am

After the original venue was cancelled, btbab admin tried to blame it on trolls, shills and government agents trying to get the festival cancelled.

Gordon Hewitt emailed the original venue and this is their response printed in full

Copy of email from I have revived from Stanhope show..... I asked for an official response for the reason wake fest arranged by beat the banks and bailiffs was cancelled on them.

Gordon,

I am only going to go into brief details as I don't have the time to get into detailed dialogue.

BTB booked the Stanhope Showfield for the bank holiday weekend and I agreed and took a 10% deposit of £90. I must stress I have only taken over doing the bookings this year.

When I informed the chairman and the committee they told me that I should not have taken the booking as it was too near to our annual show date and the ground would not have time to recover.

They told me to cancel the booking and refund the £90 deposit. BTB were not happy and made threats to take us to court but I just told them to get on with it and have not heard anything back.

As far as licences go the showfield has an alcohol, late night refreshment and entertainment licence.

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Re: WAKEFEST

Postby SteveUK » Fri Sep 02, 2016 12:17 pm

How much damage to a field can 10 people do???
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Re: WAKEFEST

Postby TheNewSaint » Fri Sep 02, 2016 2:36 pm

I don't buy that explanation. Their annual show is September 10 - two full weeks after Wankfest. There's no way the ground needed that much time to recover, even accounting for BTBATB's inflated attendance projections, and the slovenliness of its attendees. Furthermore, venue blackout dates are set far in advance, and well known to everyone who works there. Booking an event on one would be a major institutional error.

I suspect the Stanhope ground simply didn't want BTBATB's business, and this explanation is just a polite way of brushing that off.


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