Having been asked to post some items from the 1989 Convention, I've raided the scrapbook and the results are below. A few things to bear in mind: 1. We were restricted to 250 people due to fire regulations. 2. There was no programme. 3. Graham Smith and myself financed the project to assess the reaction. It proved a feasible idea and the money made on the day and the donations from the raffle meant we were able to send the NSPCC a nice cheque. 4. One way we made an operating profit was from the sale of t shirts. Those left over from the day were sold on the Friends Of Fairport stall at that year's Cropredy Festival.
great pictures and what a great idea to raise money for the NSPCC as well as having a good time. The only galling thing for me reading about it was I wasn't that far away as the crow flies - damnation ;D ah well thanks for posting and look forward to seing more of this when you get the chance after you've stuffed yourself at Xmas and relaxing round the warm glow of the computer screen.
Sealion has sent a load of photos from the Conventions and we'll be posting them as soon as time allows but this one I couldn't resist. Kenny Wylie outside the Hillingdon venue (1989) proudly displaying the headmaster's latest work. We'd been sent a preview copy of the album a few weeks previously and it was being played almost non-stop over the Tull disco which we had at the Convention that year.
I've been rummaging through a box of Tull tapes and found this absolute "one off".
Graham Smith and I had written to IA about the 1989 UK Convention and we received a reply promising a copy of the "new" album Rock Island to play on the day (letter earlier in this thread). My recollection is that Kenny Wylie brought it with him to the Convention for us.
So the album was played approx 3 week before the official release date here in the UK and although the actual cassette has no label, the cassette sleeve has the basic info written on in pencil. Whose writing it is I've no idea but I've scanned it for this thread although I've had to enhance it some what to make it legible as the writing has faded over the preceding years.
maddogfagin: Send for Rick Grimes, he'll sort it all out
Mar 25, 2020 7:42:53 GMT
nonrabbit: It is too damn real
Mar 25, 2020 13:33:47 GMT
steelmonkey: Extra stressful for a know it all like me....I just dunno these days...not a clue.
Mar 26, 2020 2:13:10 GMT
maddogfagin: Certainly it's true that nothing will ever be the same again after all this is finished.
Mar 26, 2020 7:53:23 GMT
ash: Lets hope it will be a better world!
Mar 26, 2020 11:52:22 GMT
nonrabbit: That thought is in my mind everyday Ash. I hate to be pessismistic but the sheeple will probably go back to the way it was before...'Spoons' on a daily basis and panic-buyuing for a while. And that's before we even get to the economy and what lies ahead.
Mar 26, 2020 12:37:30 GMT
ash: Well some people will never change . Getting a restaurant booking will be impossible for months and the drunks will line the streets on a Saturday night .
Mar 26, 2020 13:41:09 GMT
maddogfagin: And I say again, what have the Romans ever done for us ?
Mar 27, 2020 7:20:24 GMT
ash: What have the Romans done for us? Where do I start
Mar 27, 2020 9:07:59 GMT
chester: The coronavirus has been called humanity's unrivaled "equalizer". PM Boris Johnson has been diagnosed positive.
Mar 27, 2020 12:09:57 GMT
steelmonkey: It feels unfair. As the pandemic lapses, ignorant, lying, criminal leaders will find a way to credit themselves...but I don't hope for more suffering and death to expose those fools. Maybe they have told enough lies and done enough harm ?
Mar 29, 2020 1:37:03 GMT
nonrabbit: Who knows what lies (literally) ahead. I can hear words like 'austerity' and 'the effect of covid-19' being used by politicians for a very, very long time re the economy. Wouldn't hold my breath either for them to say when that would be over.
Apr 1, 2020 16:17:05 GMT
jackinthegreen: Hi everyone, are we all staying indoors, are we all going crazy...….
Apr 1, 2020 23:55:57 GMT
chester: "Nothing is easy...So if you're alone and you're down to the bone just give us a play...You'll smile in a while and discover that I'll get you happy my way."
Apr 2, 2020 0:53:50 GMT
maddogfagin: IA - "I think we should be always told the truth. It may cause momentary panic, but I think most of us are much more resilient than that."
Apr 2, 2020 14:58:21 GMT
chester: I agree with IA. The U.S. has released the projected number of total fatalities but Canada has yet to do so. How about the U.K.?
Apr 2, 2020 15:20:05 GMT
jackinthegreen: The UK release it's figures on a daily basis, as for projected figures what's the point of that
Apr 2, 2020 23:54:16 GMT
chester: It is supposed to show the harsh reality if people don't follow the government's instructions vs. if they do comply.However, you may be right if you mean: If someone doesn't understand what they should do by now, they never will.
Apr 3, 2020 0:44:54 GMT
ash: Sadly the real figures are the ones that count.
Apr 4, 2020 18:09:20 GMT
jackinthegreen: I get what you're saying Chester, and Ash too, fingers crossed for the next days and weeks, keep safe everyone.
Apr 4, 2020 22:56:54 GMT