|Author||Topic: Tracktionfest 2004?|
Posted: 31st May 2004 05:06
Ok, summer's here in London, and just in case I can't find enough excuses to spend time at the pub, I'd like to propose a gathering of local tracktioneers sometime during June or July..
I've no idea how many people would be interested and able to come along to this kind of thing, but I think it could be fun (or possibly frightening) to meet some of you and see what you're like. If there's just a few people, we could meet in a pub; if there are hundreds, then we could plan something more ambitious!
..so volunteers and suggestions please!
Posted: 31st May 2004 05:15
Lets all go to your place Jules.
Posted: 31st May 2004 05:32
I'm definately up for this.
Posted: 31st May 2004 08:00
well I've only just left the UK, and I doubt my boss will see the funny side of me taking another week off to go visit england, so I guess I'm gonna have to miss this.
Posted: 31st May 2004 08:02
Now that's a good idea. I'd love to see you again Jules, but somebody would have to pay the plane ticket and the hotel for me - cause I'm basically dead broke.
Any wealthy Tracktioneers around here?
Posted: 31st May 2004 08:20
well jens found a ticket from Kölle to Manchester for all in all about €80 @ www.easyjet.com
maybe you could try your luck there..... well since I can't go to the big vurtFEST - I'm quite tempted but guess I can't really afford it either (even if the plane's only €80)
Posted: 31st May 2004 08:29
When I was in London in november last year, I had been flying with easyjet too. I paid something around €50. So, the flight is the minor problem - it gets expensive when you're there.
And right now, I couldn't even spend 50 bucks for anything.
Maybe, if the Tracktionfest is in July, things will look better. Sigh.
Posted: 31st May 2004 08:32
Ah, yes... I was meant to post something about this wasn't I, Jules? Damned exams!
I'd really love to do this, too. However, I'm going to Norway on the 22nd of June, so it would have to happen before then if I were to be able to make it; alternatively, I return to the UK on the 25th of July, but I'll be working full time up in Coventry and I'll probably be busy recording my first album most weekends, so it'll be a bit tight. :-/
Personally, I'd prefer to wait till October, just because I'll be living in London (attending LSE) during the next academic year, starting October 6th.
I think it would be good to have people like Valley and ModuLR there, if only for their contributions to the community. When are you back in the UK, Valley? And where the hell is Mod from?
Posted: 31st May 2004 09:12
Oh man I would definitely go to a Tracktionfest. Too bad I'm in CA.
Posted: 31st May 2004 09:19
Does that translate to free beer?
Not until next year at the earliest. I can't afford to travel until at least christmas time, and my permanent resident interview is supposed to be happening some time around then, so I daren't travel until that is out of the way.
I'd like to meet a few of you people at some point, but the Tracktion community is so geographically diverse I suspect it's unlikely I'll ever get to have a beer with more than a few of you.
Posted: 31st May 2004 10:20
I wonder how many Tracktioneers we have on the West Coast? I'm in Silicon Valley, maybe if we had enough folks we could have a mini Tracktionfest some place in San Francisco!
Just thinking out loud.
Posted: 31st May 2004 10:32
International Tracktionfest with satellite link-up!!!
Posted: 31st May 2004 10:35
I think theres atleast 4 of us CA folk in the forum . Frisco would be good. Especially in the summer to escape the heat. But it just wouldnt be the same without the Tracktionator there.
Posted: 31st May 2004 10:55
I can get to London in a snap (or in a nap, given it's 2h30 from where I live). I'd be delighted to join, though I have to check also if my bank manager is alright with this (oh, and my girl too)
Posted: 31st May 2004 11:50
-c'mon Mühlenbär - I thought you were coming as well if you don't say yes on your own I'm gonna call you and persuade you - might take a while but finally I'll succeed anyway
(b.t.w.: it's only about 56euros from here to Eastern Midlands, the rest is the train ticket from there to Manc)
Posted: 31st May 2004 11:54
Well, looks like I'd have to pass on the UK meet.. considering I'm here in Los Angeles! I think the "west coast" meet should be half way tho... like in fresno not frisco! Bwahahahahah! That is a joke BTW, no offense to my fresno peoples.
Posted: 31st May 2004 12:35
Fresno??! lol. Frisco is the place to be in the summer. I'm goin to Disney land with my girl in a couple of weeks tho. So we should have a Tracktionfest at Disneyland haha. Next to spacemountain.
Wessiah foliah biaah.
Posted: 31st May 2004 12:44
"jjjeeeaahhh..." --MC Eiht
Posted: 31st May 2004 13:00
OT: Music To Drive By By MC Eiht is one of my favorite albums.
|Mr. Slater's Parrot|
Posted: 31st May 2004 13:08
Halfway between SF and LA? You're talking about Pismo Beach, remember?
Posted: 31st May 2004 13:25
Hey Jules, what about us poor country folk out here in Orygone. Don't think I could get my old horse and buggy to make it all the way to the UK. Maybe we could put together some sort of online "virtual" festival and get the whole Tracktion gang together. It would be great to chat with other Tracktioneers in real time. there are lots of cross-platform conferencing apps out there, most with audio/video capabilities. I know it's not the same as being there in person, but for those of us with limited travel options ( I don't think the wife would let me cancel the family vacation to go to a Tracktionfest), it would be a great second choice. Maybe it's do-able, maybe not. Just thought I'd throw it out there and see what people think...
By the way, Jules, just want to take this opportunity to say Thank you so much for Tracktion. It has literally changed my life, at least the musical part of it.
Posted: 31st May 2004 15:39
Really neat idea. But i haven't got the cash for it right now. Allthough UK is not too far away from Holland....
Posted: 31st May 2004 15:52
keeerumbs what a cool idea. i'm already going to the VurtFEST in june, then i have to move house for the summer!
you're a jolly nice bloke tho jules, hopefully get to shake your hand one day!
Posted: 31st May 2004 16:25
I want an autographed poster if I ever meet Jules.
Posted: 31st May 2004 16:39
if I'm not mistaken no one has taken Jules up on his offer... talk about feeling rejected, I can see attitudes towards customer support changing...
nah, just kidding. I guess being only 70-odd miles away I should make the effort, though this summer could be awkward (first kid due soon... )
Posted: 31st May 2004 16:44
I'm not rejecting Jules. I'm rejecting the UK!
Posted: 31st May 2004 16:52
Posted: 31st May 2004 16:53
I will be in amsterdam at that time, so I could just take the boat or bus, if id like.
I would love to come, Jules, but Im to crazy, and will frighten you all, i suspect ;o)
Its a great idea, have fun tracktion people!
edit: p.s. I could allso set up a webcam, and arange a little party in Amsterdam or Oslo! Im a party animal, and make great parties! But if were to comunicate, youl need one computer for each party, could make a stand for each, like the CA table, and so forth! Youl need a stage, so we all can see you at the same time! Hell, this sounds like a future rock consert ;o)
Posted: 31st May 2004 17:08
I'd love to come, provided I'm in the country and available. Perhaps the fall/autumn would be better for more people? (It would for me)
Posted: 31st May 2004 17:39
Summer in East Oakland, doesnt get any better than that.
Posted: 31st May 2004 17:44
You're in Oakland? For some reason I thought you were further south. My brother lives in Danville. Not too far... Maybe if I go visit him we can go out for drinks and talk about how far away London is...
Posted: 31st May 2004 20:11
I flew out to Amsterdam for a few days last time I visited England. With Easyjet the flight was around 60 euro for a round trip, so not too bad at all.
 possibly the first time I have found a city I really like.
Posted: 31st May 2004 23:49
LOL! Danville's only about 40 minutes away from me. I actually dont live in Oakland although I'm there all the time. I live in Pittsburg CA, aka Bay Point, aka Gun Point. Such a small town with so many names. But the Bay is within reach so its all good.
Posted: 1st June 2004 00:30
Glad you liked my city, Valley.
Posted: 1st June 2004 00:35
I heard dank(weed)is legal in Amsterdam. If so we should try to have Tracktionfest there.
Posted: 1st June 2004 01:16
Jules....if you do hold it in London I should easily be able to make it!
It does seem a pity that so many other users abroad will not be able to attend. Maybe it could be hosted in London and then some sort of uplink over the net, as others have mentioned.
It must be possible.
Hope the move went well.
Posted: 1st June 2004 01:41
It'd be quite nice (I think!) to meet fellow Tracktioneers, London is a long way from Cornwall so that's a possible no for me.
But if I was nearer to London at that time I'd come.
Posted: 1st June 2004 10:08
definitely keep Gun Point
Posted: 1st June 2004 10:22
someone mention beer?
let me know where and when, if i'm around i'll come
Posted: 1st June 2004 11:29
Let's meet in Oakland and riot!
Sorry, I just had to say that after yesterdays fun in Oakland hee hee.
Posted: 1st June 2004 11:31
Posted: 1st June 2004 14:12
...anyone in Denmark...???
Well, any dates yet? Could be fun though. I'm checking out easyJet, but please give us a month or two to settle things...
...and: everyone who shows up get a free copy of v2, right?
Posted: 1st June 2004 15:47
I have very good sorces to make a realy good party in Amsterdam, if thy wish! My best friend lives there, and hes always makin parties, hes a top dj. in Amster.(house&techouse)
I know his friends, they are supercool, and delivers the best lights, deco, and sound in over there, to the bigest clubs! I know the Wolf! -if you are a clubber from Amster, and reads this, youd might know who I mean Im not saying lets make a rave, but that i have the sorces to do a big party, of enny kind!
weed is legal, and they dont stress you for other drugs, as long as your not obviasly dealing!
-among the nicer police in the world, actualy.
I have many stories to tell, and much experience in making parties, if yall like...
Posted: 1st June 2004 16:19
I'll have to think about it.
Posted: 1st June 2004 17:02
The leaning buildings freaked me out at first - subsidence and tall narrow buldings in the same sentence bothers me.
Amsterdam is a beautiful city though, and the pace of life is pleasantly small town-ish. I was lucky too in that my wife has a friend who lives in Amsterdam, and with his guidance we got to see much more of the city in a few days than we might otherwise have managed.
Posted: 1st June 2004 18:52
Amsterdam would be great, maybe I can get my company (Philips) to send me over there about Tracktionfest time. My boss the Deadhead tells me it's a lot of fun
Posted: 2nd June 2004 04:23
I could make it spouse/band/work chores allowing
I too would like a signed poster.
Posted: 2nd June 2004 05:35
I'm in definitely!
I was just thinking of this sort of thing the other day. I think it would definitely be a good idea if there was some kind of video conferencing thing going on with this too. World's End, Camden?
Tingle, I know it takes about 5 hours to get up from Kernow but you could get a flight from St. Mawgan which is only an hour to London Village.
Jules, would you be giving a peek at V2? For a users point of view of course. You've gone a bit quiet since posting this.........
Posted: 2nd June 2004 09:27
ok, well there's a few people up for it then! A pub in Camden sounds like a good plan to me, because that's where I live (but maybe not the World's End, muz.. too touristy for my liking - I'm sure we can find somewhere a bit classier).
depends how drunk I get, really. Though by the time I'm drunk enough to tell you about it I'll probably have forgotten what it is anyway..
Posted: 2nd June 2004 09:30
..and how about the 18th or 19th June as a possible date for it? Is that enough notice for people who need to travel? (my next available weekend after that would be the 2nd/3rd July)
Posted: 2nd June 2004 09:41
I'll probably come, as long as the trains are running, and who knows these days
Posted: 2nd June 2004 09:45
I could do that, probably. 18th better than 19th for me. What time roughtly? I imageine a lot of people (like me) will have to travel for a while (2 hours each way, give or take, in my case).
Posted: 2nd June 2004 10:02
I'm relying on you people to go armed with camera, mic and tape recorder.
Posted: 2nd June 2004 10:03
So I suppose there's no point pinning you down whilst someone shouts out the T2 wishlist.
Although we could do it anyway, just for fun.
Posted: 2nd June 2004 10:14
3rd of July sounds ideal.
Posted: 2nd June 2004 10:40
my votes for sat 19th - camden explains a lot btw
Posted: 2nd June 2004 10:51
..maybe we should move to a new thread so we can vote on the dates..
Posted: 2nd June 2004 11:17
Not keen on flying but good idea. I think Newquay airport has some cheap flights aswell.
Might have to make an excuse to go to Londinium.
Posted: 2nd June 2004 11:49
having spent last sunday drinking from one end of camden to the other, i'll say a big yeah to this idea,