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GB & BSA going abroad
« on: 05.09. 2019 09:48 »
Weekend after next, I'm planning to attend Wight Lightning ; a BSAOC weekend camp on the Isle of Wight. I've paid for the ferry crossing. September weather is more of a gamble so I'll be taking warm and waterproof clothing. The each way distance from home is 140 miles.

Anyone fancy joining me?

https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Isle_of_Wight

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Re: GB & BSA going abroad
« Reply #1 on: 05.09. 2019 10:58 »

 Geez- for a moment I thought you doing Wight Lightning, being the Hendrix album- but quickly realized I'm thinking a combo of 'Isle of Wight' and 'Midnight Lightning'..... *conf2* both legendary (at least in my mind)
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« Reply #2 on: 05.09. 2019 11:06 »

 Geez- for a moment I thought you doing Wight Lightning, being the Hendrix album- but quickly realized I'm thinking a combo of 'Isle of Wight' and 'Midnight Lightning'..... *conf2* both legendary (at least in my mind)
Did I tell you about the time I was a few tables away from JH, and I didn't know who he was?

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Re: GB & BSA going abroad
« Reply #3 on: 05.09. 2019 11:10 »

 
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     Geez- for a moment I thought you doing Wight Lightning, being the Hendrix album- but quickly realized I'm thinking a combo of 'Isle of Wight' and 'Midnight Lightning'..... *conf2* both legendary (at least in my mind)

Did I tell you about the time I was a few tables away from JH, and I didn't know who he was?
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« Reply #4 on: 05.09. 2019 13:38 »
In February 1967 my sister and I planned to go to a local music club to see the Animals, (House of the Rising Sun). Before we went in we visited a nearby pub for a beverage. Sitting at another table was a group of flamboyantly dressed men. One of them, a black man, had a Sergeant Pepper style army coat on. We thought they may be Roadies for the Animals. When we were in the club, the manager apologised to us that the Animals would not be playing tonight but a new American band, the Jimi Hendrix Experience would be performing. When they played Purple Haze, I realised who they were. That song was in the charts at the time but I had not seen them on TV.

1969, I saw him again at the Royal Albert Hall when he'd become a super-star. He smashed his guitar at the end.

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« Reply #5 on: 05.09. 2019 13:49 »

 
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 Was that the Wild Thang bit or am I thinking Monterey ?
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Re: GB & BSA going abroad
« Reply #6 on: 05.09. 2019 14:51 »
He smashed his guitar at the end.

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« Reply #7 on: 05.09. 2019 15:51 »

 
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 Was that the Wild Thang bit or am I thinking Monterey ?
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« Reply #8 on: 05.09. 2019 15:55 »
He smashed his guitar at the end.

Silly Billy.   *roll*
I'd forgotten, that he smashed the amps as well!

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Re: GB & BSA going abroad
« Reply #9 on: 05.09. 2019 16:04 »
I'm there in the audience somewhere!

https://youtu.be/fYfmjI6g4SI

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Re: GB & BSA going abroad
« Reply #10 on: 05.09. 2019 16:28 »
I'm there in the audience somewhere!

https://youtu.be/fYfmjI6g4SI

The guitar he's knocking seven bells out of is a different guitar to the one on the video.
Unless he did more than a one night show and knocked the bejesus out of a different one each night,
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Re: GB & BSA going abroad
« Reply #11 on: 05.09. 2019 16:36 »
I'm there in the audience somewhere!

https://youtu.be/fYfmjI6g4SI

The guitar he's knocking seven bells out of is a different guitar to the one on the video.
Unless he did more than a one night show and knocked the bejesus out of a different one each night,
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Re: GB & BSA going abroad
« Reply #12 on: 05.09. 2019 16:45 »
 I wish we had stuff like that.

 Its 175 miles one way just for me to get to a place that may have parts (Morries place). Not cool bikes and people hanging out, just parts. *sad2*

 Used to be a small get together 80 miles north of me, but that ended the year before my bike was finished as the shop owner passed and I guess his son didnt want to take over. Plus it was far enough North that there may have been a Big Foot or two hanging out. :o

 Otherwise I would certainly go along with you GB! *beer*

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« Reply #13 on: 05.09. 2019 16:58 »
I will also be ‘abroad’ with the A7. Going up to Scotland *smile* (yes yes I know by van) to do the north coast 500 on the A7. Starting in Dingwall on the 8th, and travelling clockwise ish, over 5 days. Then a couple of days in the Lakes on the way back. I would have ridden up honest  *smile* its nearly 600miles but I just did not want to ride home after a total of 1100 miles.
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Re: GB & BSA going abroad
« Reply #14 on: 05.09. 2019 17:31 »
Weekend after next, I'm planning to attend Wight Lightning ; a BSAOC weekend camp on the Isle of Wight. I've paid for the ferry crossing. September weather is more of a gamble so I'll be taking warm and waterproof clothing. The each way distance from home is 140 miles.

Anyone fancy joining me?

https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Isle_of_Wight

Yes, I fancy joining you. For me, it would be "abroad" by Definition #1, for you, Definition #3. However, it might be a bit tricky at this point.

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