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Re: Y'know what really grinds my gears?
« Reply #1335 on: 30 June, 2019, 12:17:14 AM »
Hottest day of the year. Hottest day for years… guess who’s going to a gig at which black and/or leather is more or less mandatory?*

This is going to be… sweaty.


*Not like there’s much else in my wardrobe.

Sorry to derail the thread slightly - who are you off to see?  Enjoy the gig  :)
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Re: Y'know what really grinds my gears?
« Reply #1336 on: 30 June, 2019, 07:40:51 PM »
Zebra crossings in London are fine, as long as the drivers even notice they exist. Not an exclusive to London thing but if someone manages to get out from traffic in the smoke, it seems to go to their heads. Plenty of times I've seen vans/trucks just plow straight through traffic light crossings too, oblivious to the lights because it wasn't a junction where another car would hit 'em.

Mostly it's just shit drivers and where there's more people, there's more shit drivers.

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Re: Y'know what really grinds my gears?
« Reply #1337 on: 30 June, 2019, 08:00:15 PM »
Sorry to derail the thread slightly - who are you off to see?  Enjoy the gig  :)

Fields of the Nephilim at Nottingham Rock City. They were excellent. I came out happy, but both sweaty and knackered. Totally worth it.
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Re: Y'know what really grinds my gears?
« Reply #1338 on: 30 June, 2019, 09:31:35 PM »
Sorry to derail the thread slightly - who are you off to see?  Enjoy the gig  :)

Fields of the Nephilim at Nottingham Rock City. They were excellent. I came out happy, but both sweaty and knackered. Totally worth it.

I've seen them a few times - once at the Astoria (RIP) and once at M'era Luna - I wouldn't have thought an outside gig would have done a band well known for dry ice any favours, but it was one of the best gigs of my life (not hurt by immediately having been preceded by NMA).  I don't know if they did it on purpose, but they managed to synch Dawnrazor to sunset...

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Re: Y'know what really grinds my gears?
« Reply #1339 on: 30 June, 2019, 10:08:21 PM »
Do they still do the dry ice to the maximum?
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Re: Y'know what really grinds my gears?
« Reply #1340 on: 01 July, 2019, 12:21:12 PM »

I wanted to use three or four feet of the hosepipe but had to un-roll the entire thing because some drokker had rolled it back up all full of kinks and knots.

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Re: Y'know what really grinds my gears?
« Reply #1341 on: 01 July, 2019, 02:28:22 PM »
Do they still do the dry ice to the maximum?

Pretty much, yeah.

(End of thread derail… honest!)
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Re: Y'know what really grinds my gears?
« Reply #1342 on: 01 July, 2019, 05:17:35 PM »
I saw the Sisters of Mercy for the first time a few years ago, having wanted to see them for years. I say I saw them, but what I actually saw was a massive cloud of dry ice for two hours with occasional silhouettes barely visible through it.

Must be an 80s goth thing, I suppose.
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Re: Y'know what really grinds my gears?
« Reply #1343 on: 01 July, 2019, 05:51:12 PM »
I wanted to use three or four feet of the hosepipe but had to un-roll the entire thing because some drokker had rolled it back up all full of kinks and knots.

I invested in a non-kink hose a while back (assuming that it was all hokey advertising bollocks and that I'd remain as knotted, kinked and unhappy with hoses as I was before I spent even more money on a new one) and have been happily surprised at how well it works at being a non-kink hose.

Wait, though: this is the negative thread.  I should say something negative. 

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Re: Y'know what really grinds my gears?
« Reply #1344 on: 01 July, 2019, 07:28:35 PM »

Oh God. I'm talking about hosepipes and finding myself excited at the prospect of a non-kink version.

I've finally become my Dad.

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Re: Y'know what really grinds my gears?
« Reply #1345 on: 01 July, 2019, 08:40:59 PM »
Little disturbing that this thread has become so kinky mind ...

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Re: Y'know what really grinds my gears?
« Reply #1346 on: 01 July, 2019, 09:37:57 PM »
Nemesis the Whore-lock

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Re: Y'know what really grinds my gears?
« Reply #1347 on: 01 July, 2019, 10:48:10 PM »
Customs charges

You find a nice deal abroad... then the item turns out to be as expensive or possibly even more than what you could have sourced locally. And you don’t know you’ll have to pay that extra chunk, until you do. Things I’ve ordered from the US tend to get the charge (although not always). I don’t think I’ve had to pay charges yet for packages from China, although I think that’s largely cos they are vague or outright lie about the contents.

I’ve had a similar experience from Japan, until coming  in today... and there was a white card waiting. Grrr.

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Re: Y'know what really grinds my gears?
« Reply #1348 on: 01 July, 2019, 11:52:46 PM »
Nemesis the Whore-lock

Holding onto that one for about 6 years, werncha Hawk?

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Re: Y'know what really grinds my gears?
« Reply #1349 on: 02 July, 2019, 12:09:06 AM »
Customs charges

You find a nice deal abroad... then the item turns out to be as expensive or possibly even more than what you could have sourced locally. And you don’t know you’ll have to pay that extra chunk, until you do. Things I’ve ordered from the US tend to get the charge (although not always). I don’t think I’ve had to pay charges yet for packages from China, although I think that’s largely cos they are vague or outright lie about the contents.

I’ve had a similar experience from Japan, until coming  in today... and there was a white card waiting. Grrr.

If you think it's bad now, just wait until after a no deal Brexit...