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Frost* => Gigs => Topic started by: Nellie on July 09, 2012, 07:47:51 AM

Title: Frost*Bites 16th December 2012
Post by: Nellie on July 09, 2012, 07:47:51 AM
There is a very limited number of tickets available to buy onThe Merch Desk. When they have sold out, tickets will be available via ticketweb.


Quote from: "...and Trapezium Artist"
Since Pedro's announcement of this year's Frost* AGM (with IB to boot; who's supporting who  8-)?) at The Scala on December 16 is in a locked thread, I'm compelled to open a new one in order to say:

Spiffing news!

(p.s. hope all you lucky Celebr8 attendees had a good time; do let us know, won't you?)
Title: Re: Frost* AGM 2012 + IB
Post by: E.S. on July 09, 2012, 08:19:33 AM
Booked! :D

Work got in the way of Celebr8, but I'm not missing this one. It'll also be a nice anniversary for my last voyage to the UK.

I do get to see IB after all.

 :D :D :D :D :D :D etc etc
Title: Re: Frost* AGM 2012 + IB
Post by: catherine on July 09, 2012, 09:54:41 AM
I've got my ticket already!  :D
Title: Frost*Bites 16th December 2012
Post by: Nellie on July 09, 2012, 12:09:16 PM
Pedro: I've merged the two separate topics we had going into one (to try to avoid confusion...but I got rather confused doing it!!). Everyone's posts on the topic are in here, but I have had to shuffle Nellie's announcement to the top (cos that's the important one!).

Quote from: "Nellie originally"
There is a very limited number of tickets available to buy onThe Merch Desk (http://http://themerchdesk.com/shop/index.php?route=product/category&path=118). When they have sold out, tickets will be available via ticketweb.
Title: Re: Frost* AGM 2012 + IB
Post by: Brom on July 09, 2012, 12:40:04 PM
Quote from: "catherine"
I've got my ticket already!  :D

Order placed... funds deducted.. so I should be good to go  :D

I would have been very peeved if those tickets had sold out this weekend before the fan forum had a chance to get some.
Title: Re: Frost*Bites 16th December 2012
Post by: gabrielkfl on July 09, 2012, 12:41:15 PM
I want...

I'm checking plane costs and I just might be able to make it by December.

Does anybody know of some cheap place to stay in London for a week? Any place will do. I just need a roof, the rest is optional.
Title: Re: Frost*Bites 16th December 2012
Post by: Pedro on July 09, 2012, 02:47:38 PM
Word is (via Twitter) that Nellie has sold out of the limited number she had.
Further tickets will need to be obtained via Ticketweb
Title: Re: Frost*Bites 16th December 2012
Post by: JakeWorrell on July 09, 2012, 03:59:49 PM
Ticket ordered!

So, Who is on first? Surely Frost* are the headliners, right? ;)
Title: Re: Frost*Bites 16th December 2012
Post by: Pedro on July 09, 2012, 04:10:41 PM
Double Headliner...I don't really care which way around...I'd actually like Frost* first so that Jem etc. can relax and enjoy It Bites with the rest of us. :)
I'm also kind of hoping for a small amount of combined play too...
Title: Re: Frost*Bites 16th December 2012
Post by: JakeWorrell on July 09, 2012, 04:19:23 PM
Quote from: "Pedro"
I'd actually like Frost* first so that Jem etc. can relax and enjoy It Bites with the rest of us. :)
good point!

Quote from: "Pedro"
I'm also kind of hoping for a small amount of combined play too...
Yeah I'd be surprised if this didn't happen, looking forward to it. Summer has been a washout thus far so we might as well fast forward to december
Title: Re: Frost*Bites 16th December 2012
Post by: fitzy on July 09, 2012, 04:51:21 PM
It appears the Merchdesk is sold out,and the tickets are,nt available from the Scala at present,not even on their website yet!...(Sits nervously,wringing hands.. ;) )
Title: Re: Frost*Bites 16th December 2012
Post by: Mikey on July 09, 2012, 05:20:57 PM
Quote from: "fitzy"
It appears the Merchdesk is sold out,and the tickets are,nt available from the Scala at present,not even on their website yet!...(Sits nervously,wringing hands.. ;) )

Hmmmm, read the other thread first. Limited must have been, very  :(
Title: Re: Frost*Bites 16th December 2012
Post by: Pedro on July 09, 2012, 05:37:34 PM
I think we are talking around 100, most of which will have gone at Celebr8.
The Scala claims to have a capacity of 1,145, so I imagine there will be a good opportunity to get tix when Ticketweb get their sh-tuff together.
Title: Re: Frost*Bites 16th December 2012
Post by: Ash on July 09, 2012, 05:53:38 PM
Ah the benefit of being able to go to Celebr8!  :D   It was doubtful that many would have been left as I got no 57.
Title: Re: Frost*Bites 16th December 2012
Post by: Pedro on July 09, 2012, 05:57:29 PM
12 - 16 here. Wallet said; "Ow".
Title: Re: Frost*Bites 16th December 2012
Post by: Mikey on July 09, 2012, 06:11:14 PM
Is it this place?

275 Pentonville Road,
King´s Cross
London N1 9NL


Good for Northern Rail links if it is, can't trust RH's sat nav :D
Title: Re: Frost*Bites 16th December 2012
Post by: RWA on July 09, 2012, 06:12:38 PM
So, It Bites and Frost* are playing at The Scala....
Where is that?
And where can I get tickets?

I'm interested but info is very hard to find..... even on The Merch desk.  :?
Title: Re: Frost*Bites 16th December 2012
Post by: Mikey on July 09, 2012, 06:16:18 PM
I think it must be this place. But don't quote me on that.

http://http://www.scala-london.co.uk/scala/news.php

I've subscribed to their mailing list......just in case

There's nothing there yet  :cry:
Title: Re: Frost*Bites 16th December 2012
Post by: L33VEY on July 09, 2012, 06:44:40 PM
Quote from: "Mikey"
I think it must be this place. But don't quote me on that.

http://http://www.scala-london.co.uk/scala/news.php

I've subscribed to their mailing list......just in case

There's nothing there yet  :cry:


That's the place alright - the venue where I first saw Frost* as support to the Flower Kings.
They played Hyperventilate, BLM and Milliontown.  Mr Jowitt sold me a CD and then I got them all to sign it - a great night.
Ticket no 17 in hand....
Title: Re: Frost*Bites 16th December 2012
Post by: Twang on July 09, 2012, 07:16:17 PM
Hello people, let me share some some info. If you could spread it around I'd be so chuffed. :D

I have to make an appointment with the good people at the Scala to sort out venue details & stuff. They have a policy (all London venues do) that tickets have to be released through Ticket Web, link or whatever. Full details after the venue meeting. We'll then post, plug & scream the links & stuff.

SO DON'T PANIC!! You will able to get tickets very, very soon for those who have not through themerchdesk at CELEBR8 :D

FROST* BITES is going to be sponsored by Prog mag as well. :D

We will fully inform you of everything when all is sorted. :D
Title: Re: Frost*Bites 16th December 2012
Post by: RWA on July 09, 2012, 07:41:20 PM
Thanks Twang! :)
Title: Re: Frost*Bites 16th December 2012
Post by: turbo on July 09, 2012, 07:59:07 PM
Yeah cheers geez.  :D
Title: Re: Frost*Bites 16th December 2012
Post by: Mikey on July 09, 2012, 08:13:20 PM
Quote from: "Twang"
If you could spread it around I'd be so chuffed. :D

Think that's well under way  :lol:

& top bananaring
Title: Re: Frost*Bites 16th December 2012
Post by: Brom on July 09, 2012, 09:01:08 PM
Quote from: "Twang"


We will fully inform you of everything when all is sorted. :D

Would be great to know if it's a +16 age limit, as some apparently are at The Scala (i.e. not +18)... we hope it includes this one!!
Title: Re: Frost*Bites 16th December 2012
Post by: fitzy on July 09, 2012, 11:59:55 PM
Cheers for the info Twang,and congrats on Celebr8... ;)
Title: Re: Frost*Bites 16th December 2012
Post by: Fogeyspasm on July 10, 2012, 03:47:26 AM
14+ would be even better so Cameron could go. Already got two tickets from Celebr8 but i reckon its an 16+ after looking at the website.
Title: Re: Frost*Bites 16th December 2012
Post by: Mooncat on July 10, 2012, 08:02:30 AM
Cool news. Looking into the logistics of this before the tickets go on sale - anyone know of a reasonably cheap hotel nearby - the premier inn is quoting £95  :shock:  :o
Title: Re: Frost*Bites 16th December 2012
Post by: RWA on July 10, 2012, 08:26:57 AM
Quote from: "Mooncat"
Cool news. Looking into the logistics of this before the tickets go on sale - anyone know of a reasonably cheap hotel nearby - the premier inn is quoting £95  :shock:  :o
But that includes a "happy end", no?!  ;)
Title: Re: Frost*Bites 16th December 2012
Post by: Trapezium Artist on July 10, 2012, 12:13:04 PM
Quote from: "RWA"
Quote from: "Mooncat"
Cool news. Looking into the logistics of this before the tickets go on sale - anyone know of a reasonably cheap hotel nearby - the premier inn is quoting £95  :shock:  :o
But that includes a "happy end", no?!  ;)

I think you mean "finish", Ron; a "happy finish"  8-)
Title: Re: Frost*Bites 16th December 2012
Post by: JakeWorrell on July 10, 2012, 12:26:35 PM
I'm seeing £75 from the London Kings Cross St Pancras premier inn. Seems a tad more reasonable than the £95 you're seeing Mooncat
Title: Re: Frost*Bites 16th December 2012
Post by: RWA on July 10, 2012, 12:50:42 PM
Quote from: "Trapezium Artist"
Quote from: "RWA"
Quote from: "Mooncat"
Cool news. Looking into the logistics of this before the tickets go on sale - anyone know of a reasonably cheap hotel nearby - the premier inn is quoting £95  :shock:  :o
But that includes a "happy end", no?!  ;)

I think you mean "finish", Ron; a "happy finish"  8-)
What ever!  :lol:
Title: Re: Frost*Bites 16th December 2012
Post by: Twang on July 10, 2012, 01:06:14 PM
Hi all,

I will have full details of tickets for the FROST* BITES Scala show in December very soon. I have a meeting to sort it with the venue on Thursday.  :D


 Please STOP phoning the venue until this is sorted. Love you all xxxx
Title: Re: Frost*Bites 16th December 2012
Post by: Mikey on July 10, 2012, 01:18:27 PM
Quote from: "Twang"
Please STOP phoning the venue until this is sorted. Love you all xxxx
Wasn't me guv
Title: Re: Frost*Bites 16th December 2012
Post by: JakeWorrell on July 10, 2012, 01:28:47 PM
Quote from: "Twang"
Please STOP phoning the venue until this is sorted. Love you all xxxx

Haha, its the 2011 AGM all over again
Title: Re: Frost*Bites 16th December 2012
Post by: Bert on July 10, 2012, 01:46:10 PM
Hope you're already getitng excited about 16/12. And if you've never seen It Bites, then you're in for a treat. They are absolutely sensational live !

John Beck is (one of) Jem's fave ever keyboard players and a big influence, so you have to check it out just for that. He's a totally brilliant player.
Title: Re: Frost*Bites 16th December 2012
Post by: Pedro on July 10, 2012, 01:50:23 PM
I'd recommend going easy on the hype grenades, until the tickets are available again....otherwise people will be phoning the venue despite Twang's pleas... :)
Title: Re: Frost*Bites 16th December 2012
Post by: Againesis on July 11, 2012, 11:20:56 PM
Confused. Is this sold out already???!? I only blinked! If so, can I get my name on the list for spares??
Title: Re: Frost*Bites 16th December 2012
Post by: Againesis on July 11, 2012, 11:30:14 PM
Oh - ok. Panicked. Will be checking the scala and ticketweb sites at least every five minutes until they're released. :shock:
Title: Re: Frost*Bites 16th December 2012
Post by: Mouse on July 12, 2012, 12:26:45 AM
Nellie was only allocated 100 of them to sell at Celebr8. We sold about half of them on the Saturday and another good load on Sunday, so it's not surprising that they sold out so quickly on TMD. Don't panic, everyone - The Scala can hold a LOT of people (I heard 1,200 from someone, don't kow if this is totally accurate), so there should be enough to go round...  :)

I got No. 003!  :D  :D
Title: Re: Frost*Bites 16th December 2012
Post by: Pedro on July 12, 2012, 12:33:09 AM
Scala site says capacity is 1,145...I have worrying memories of watching Frost* from a distance where the curvature of the earth became significant and the many Dream Theater fan armpits surrounding Mrs. Pedro's nose were not too fragrant.

I'm sure those effects will not apply on December 16th. :)
Title: Re: Frost*Bites 16th December 2012
Post by: RacingHippo on July 12, 2012, 03:54:26 PM
Frost*ie armpits have a far more pleasant bouquet.
Title: Re: Frost*Bites 16th December 2012
Post by: Nellie on July 12, 2012, 04:59:34 PM
GO!!!! (http://http://www.scala-london.co.uk/scala/event.php?id=1902)
Title: Re: Frost*Bites 16th December 2012
Post by: Mikey on July 12, 2012, 05:12:15 PM
Quote from: "Nellie"
GO!!!! (http://http://www.scala-london.co.uk/scala/event.php?id=1902)
Gone  :lol:  :lol:  :lol:  :lol:
Title: Re: Frost*Bites 16th December 2012
Post by: Trapezium Artist on July 12, 2012, 05:24:40 PM
Quote from: "Mikey"
Quote from: "Nellie"
GO!!!! (http://http://www.scala-london.co.uk/scala/event.php?id=1902)
Gone  :lol:  :lol:  :lol:  :lol:

GOT THE VIDEO!  ;)  8-)  :lol:

(Well, just two tickets, actually; video will follow in late December, I have no doubt).
Title: Re: Frost*Bites 16th December 2012
Post by: Ash on July 12, 2012, 06:29:35 PM
I thought there would be more excited responses by now  :?    :lol:
Title: Re: Frost*Bites 16th December 2012
Post by: turbo on July 12, 2012, 06:53:33 PM
I am now the proud owner of five glorious frostbite tickets, and suitably excited.  :D  :D
Title: Re: Frost*Bites 16th December 2012
Post by: Againesis on July 12, 2012, 07:15:31 PM
Thanks for the message Pedders. 5 lovely green tickets in my hot little hand.  But Christ - it's July...how can we maintain THIS level of excitement for 5 bloody months?!?! Haven't been this excited since...well...last time!
Title: Re: Frost*Bites 16th December 2012
Post by: Grunk_ on July 12, 2012, 08:01:07 PM
Just got mine... Now all I have to figure out is how to get from the most northern part of Sweden (where its actually closer to Russia than Denmark) to england, and where to stay. I'm sure I'll be able to sort it out. If not, I'm sure the sunshine that I'm currently walking will take me there. But I guess that kind of counts as "sorting it out"...
Title: Re: Frost*Bites 16th December 2012
Post by: fitzy on July 12, 2012, 08:42:21 PM
Ticket confirmed,Travelodge+Flights booked.. ;) CAN.HARDLY.WAIT
Title: Re: Frost*Bites 16th December 2012
Post by: RWA on July 12, 2012, 08:54:40 PM
Tickets confirmed!

I'm gonna team up with John Beagley, the singer of my new band FORMATIV. He loves It Bites and .... lives in London!  :mrgreen:
Title: Re: Frost*Bites 16th December 2012
Post by: Drarok on July 12, 2012, 09:20:12 PM
Is there a particular place people are staying at, accommodation-wise?
Title: Re: Frost*Bites 16th December 2012
Post by: RWA on July 12, 2012, 09:51:22 PM
Quote from: "Drarok"
Is there a particular place people are staying at, accommodation-wise?
London!  :lol:
Title: Re: Frost*Bites 16th December 2012
Post by: Drarok on July 12, 2012, 09:52:46 PM
Helpful! :x

Gig ticket booked, but accommodation in London is friggin' expensive!
Title: Re: Frost*Bites 16th December 2012
Post by: Brom on July 12, 2012, 10:59:13 PM
Just read....Age 18+  :evil: Bloody fantastic - looks like I may already have one spare ticket! I guess there must be reasons it's not 16+ BIG SIGH!  :(  :(  :(
Title: Re: Frost*Bites 16th December 2012
Post by: RWA on July 12, 2012, 11:36:24 PM
Quote from: "Brom"
Just read....Age 18+  :evil: Bloody fantastic - looks like I may already have one spare ticket! I guess there must be reasons it's not 16+ BIG SIGH!  :(  :(  :(
You had to tick the box that explained that during purchase..... it was rather hard to miss me thinks.  ;)

Look on the bright sight; there will probably be topless waiting.
Probably fat guys with man boobs.... but topless nevertheless.  :?
Title: Re: Frost*Bites 16th December 2012
Post by: Drarok on July 13, 2012, 01:02:35 AM
I didn't see a tick box for, but there was a note during ordering, yeah.

Anyone joining me on a park bench for the night? Hotel rates are simply incredible, and not in a good way!
Title: Re: Frost*Bites 16th December 2012
Post by: E.S. on July 13, 2012, 05:27:22 AM
Even the guy from the most expensive place in the world think hotel prices are pretty scary there... park bench for me too. :D
Title: Re: Frost*Bites 16th December 2012
Post by: Ash on July 13, 2012, 07:06:22 AM
look at travel lodges and keep returning to them, their prices go up and down
Title: Re: Frost*Bites 16th December 2012
Post by: RWA on July 13, 2012, 07:59:06 AM
Quote from: "Drarok"
I didn't see a tick box for, but there was a note during ordering, yeah.
Yeah, I mend the overall agreement that also said it was 18+.....
Anyway, we have to keep each warm it seems. I guess prizes are steep also because it's one week before Christmas.
Title: Re: Frost*Bites 16th December 2012
Post by: Brom on July 13, 2012, 08:06:13 AM
Quote from: "RWA"
You had to tick the box that explained that during purchase..... it was rather hard to miss me thinks.  ;)


I was one of the first wave who got them through the Merch Desk - so the only box I ticked was Nellies! ... errrmm.  :oops:

It was a curious peep at The Scala page gave me the +18 info.

Quote from: "RWA"
Probably fat guys with man boobs.... but topless nevertheless.  :?

And that's just the band!!!  :lol:
Title: Re: Frost*Bites 16th December 2012
Post by: RWA on July 13, 2012, 08:21:21 AM
Quote from: "Brom"
Quote from: "RWA"
You had to tick the box that explained that during purchase..... it was rather hard to miss me thinks.  ;)


I was one of the first wave who got them through the Merch Desk - so the only box I ticked was Nellies! ... errrmm.  :oops:

It was a curious peep at The Scala page gave me the +18 info.
Ah, that explains it then. I ordered on the venue's website which is very clear about it.  :)

Quote from: "Brom"

Quote from: "RWA"
Probably fat guys with man boobs.... but topless nevertheless.  :?

And that's just the band!!!  :lol:
:o  :shock:
Title: Re: Frost*Bites 16th December 2012
Post by: Twang on July 13, 2012, 10:43:54 AM
Hi all,

A few things about the show. :D

On line tickets are available here at £20 (subject to booking fee)

 http://www.scala-london.co.uk/scala/event.php?id=1902 (http://www.scala-london.co.uk/scala/event.php?id=1902)

Or you can pick them up from the Scala box office in person 10am - 6pm  (No Booking Fee if you get them from the Box Office. in person  This show is sponsored by Prog Magazine!

Although the Scala is an 18+ venue, if you personally contact the venue they will use their discretion. I am NOT allowed to advertise this so, please, please do not go overboard. It is the law and not the venue that make these rules. The lovely people at the venue informed me of this at the meeting yesterday. I know we are only talking about a small amount of under 18's.

It is up to the venue, not me. Too many will result in me getting into a heap of legal trouble & the last thing I want to do is upset anyone. I need to work again. :D

Thank you all xxxxx
Title: Re: Frost*Bites 16th December 2012
Post by: Twang on July 13, 2012, 10:49:07 AM
Quote from: "Pedro"
I think we are talking around 100, most of which will have gone at Celebr8.
The Scala claims to have a capacity of 1,145, so I imagine there will be a good opportunity to get tix when Ticketweb get their sh-tuff together.

The Scala holds 800 people. That's official from the meeting I had with them. only 700 to go. :D  :D

Well done by the way, the Scala were very impressed that the phone started ringing before we'd even got the contracts signed. :D
Title: Re: Frost*Bites 16th December 2012
Post by: Twang on July 13, 2012, 12:04:40 PM
500 now :D
Title: Re: Frost*Bites 16th December 2012
Post by: Ash on July 13, 2012, 12:14:11 PM
blimey - what only 300 left?
Title: Re: Frost*Bites 16th December 2012
Post by: catherine on July 13, 2012, 12:29:47 PM
You can tell she's an accountant, can't you?  :D
Title: Re: Frost*Bites 16th December 2012
Post by: Pedro on July 13, 2012, 12:32:03 PM
Quote from: "catherine"
You can tell she's an accountant, can't you?  :D
:D  :D  :D

Re: Capacity their website must be wwong, but that's fine by me. :)
Title: Re: Frost*Bites 16th December 2012
Post by: Mooncat on July 13, 2012, 01:03:04 PM
Quote
Re: Capacity their website must be wwong, but that's fine by me

Or more likely that could be the maximum capacity/fire reg's version. Quite a few venues have a maximum capacity that is more than the number of tickets they sell, to account for their own staff, security etc and also depending on the type of event being staged - i.e. a club/disco night needs less in the way of floor space for the sound man/PA etc than a regualr gig. And it might also mean that they need additional staff/security etc for the full capacity, so they've played it cautious and only put an initial amount on sale to see how it sells, based on the recent IB tour and Twang's experience.
You also need to factor in the number of guest/press etc tickets, and also it may be that 800 is a more 'comfortable' number of people in the venue.
All that said, I wouldn't be surprised if, once the 800 are sold, a few more become available 'due to public demand' (Although I am in no way ITK on this, pure speculation on my part)
Title: Re: Frost*Bites 16th December 2012
Post by: Brom on July 13, 2012, 03:11:49 PM
Quote from: "Twang"

Although the Scala is an 18+ venue, if you personally contact the venue they will use their discretion. I am NOT allowed to advertise this so, please, please do not go overboard. It is the law and not the venue that make these rules. The lovely people at the venue informed me of this at the meeting yesterday. I know we are only talking about a small amount of under 18's.

It is up to the venue, not me. Too many will result in me getting into a heap of legal trouble & the last thing I want to do is upset anyone. I need to work again. :D

Awww, cheers mate! REALLY appreciate you finding this out. I may do as you suggest and contact the venue to see what they say, however, if there is any element of doubt re. +16 admission I would probably not chance it in case it all went pear shaped at the door, plus of course no one wants the name of Twang to be hauled up for questioning!

Thanks again for everything!  :D
Title: Re: Frost*Bites 16th December 2012
Post by: Twang on July 13, 2012, 05:01:28 PM
Quote from: "Ash"
blimey - what only 300 left?


No 500 to go :D probably less now :D  :D
Title: Re: Frost*Bites 16th December 2012
Post by: Twang on July 13, 2012, 05:02:06 PM
Quote from: "Brom"
Quote from: "Twang"

Although the Scala is an 18+ venue, if you personally contact the venue they will use their discretion. I am NOT allowed to advertise this so, please, please do not go overboard. It is the law and not the venue that make these rules. The lovely people at the venue informed me of this at the meeting yesterday. I know we are only talking about a small amount of under 18's.

It is up to the venue, not me. Too many will result in me getting into a heap of legal trouble & the last thing I want to do is upset anyone. I need to work again. :D

Awww, cheers mate! REALLY appreciate you finding this out. I may do as you suggest and contact the venue to see what they say, however, if there is any element of doubt re. +16 admission I would probably not chance it in case it all went pear shaped at the door, plus of course no one wants the name of Twang to be hauled up for questioning!

Thanks again for everything!  :D


Do give them a bell.
Title: Re: Frost*Bites 16th December 2012
Post by: Mikey on July 13, 2012, 06:08:09 PM
Quote from: "RWA"
I guess prizes are steep also because it's one week before Christmas.
Don't forget it's Olympic year  :(  :(  :(
Title: Re: Frost*Bites 16th December 2012
Post by: Ash on July 14, 2012, 07:38:05 AM
Quote from: "catherine"
You can tell she's an accountant, can't you?  :D

 :D

As I say when people look at me to sort the bill out, I don't do maths!  I need a spreadsheet to do complicated sums like 800-300...
Title: Re: Frost*Bites 16th December 2012
Post by: Ash on July 14, 2012, 07:40:02 AM
Quote from: "Brom"

 plus of course no one wants the name of Twang to be hauled up for questioning!

  :D

Just blame Twitch!
Title: Re: Frost*Bites 16th December 2012
Post by: Twang on July 14, 2012, 02:18:22 PM
Quote from: "Ash"
Quote from: "Brom"

 plus of course no one wants the name of Twang to be hauled up for questioning!

  :D

Just blame Twitch!

Shut it Ashley!! :D  

I do in fact have a knew nick name given to me by a couple of gorgeous young ladies who want to cast me in a period drama.

They have named me Sir Jonathan Twangage.  :D
Title: Re: Frost*Bites 16th December 2012
Post by: RWA on July 14, 2012, 03:09:19 PM
Not sure about logging yet; it kinda depends if this will be pleasure only or work (on music with John Beagley) + pleasure. Well, it's all pleasure obviously but he lives in Harrow so it might be sensible to find something there. If not, I'll book something in King's Cross near the venue. Travelling will be train all the way; convenient and rather cheap.

Another option is to fire up Google Maps and find a nice bridge to sleep under.  :D
Title: Re: Frost*Bites 16th December 2012
Post by: Mouse on July 14, 2012, 07:39:58 PM
We could all just camp out in Kings Cross station and have a busking session, or something.  ;)
Title: Re: Frost*Bites 16th December 2012
Post by: RWA on July 14, 2012, 08:04:54 PM
Quote from: "Mouse"
We could all just camp out in Kings Cross station and have a busking session, or something.  ;)
Occupy King's Cross equals free camping.  :)
Title: Re: Frost*Bites 16th December 2012
Post by: Mouse on July 15, 2012, 02:11:45 PM
:D
Title: Re: Frost*Bites 16th December 2012
Post by: RWA on July 15, 2012, 02:31:03 PM
Right! I'll be travelling to London (by train) on the 14th and leave again on the 17th. I'll be teaming up with John (Beagley) Friday night and Sunday afternoon/night. This gives me time for sigh seeing and some Christmas shopping on Saturday and hanging out with Frosties on Sunday me thinks. And a lot of "bugger off" and "that the dog's bullox mate" and "fuck no!" random shouting on the streets of London. I'll fit right in, eh?!  ;)

Now let's find an accommodation near King's Cross. Any recommendations?
Title: Re: Frost*Bites 16th December 2012
Post by: L33VEY on July 15, 2012, 05:30:34 PM
Quote from: "RWA"
And a lot of "bugger off" and "that the dog's bullox mate" and "fuck no!" random shouting on the streets of London. I'll fit right in, eh?!  ;)

Stone the crows guv'nor! Would you Adam and Eve it!  Our Ron's only coming to Larndan.
Title: Re: Frost*Bites 16th December 2012
Post by: E.S. on July 15, 2012, 08:47:16 PM
Quote from: "RWA"
And a lot of "bugger off" and "that the dog's bullox mate" and "fuck no!" random shouting on the streets of London. I'll fit right in, eh?!  ;)
Pretty much sums up my plan to blend in with the natives.

Heck, I was even asked for directions last year, AND I knew the way. I'd say that kept my cover more than intact. :D
Title: Re: Frost*Bites 16th December 2012
Post by: RWA on July 15, 2012, 09:45:13 PM
Quote from: "E.S."
Quote from: "RWA"
And a lot of "bugger off" and "that the dog's bullox mate" and "fuck no!" random shouting on the streets of London. I'll fit right in, eh?!  ;)
Pretty much sums up my plan to blend in with the natives.

Heck, I was even asked for directions last year, AND I knew the way. I'd say that kept my cover more than intact. :D
Wicked! Cheers mate!  ;)
Title: Re: Frost*Bites 16th December 2012
Post by: Dave M on July 17, 2012, 11:22:47 AM
Got mine  :D  ... planning a big weekend in London now, this should be fun.
Title: Re: Frost*Bites 16th December 2012
Post by: Mikey on July 17, 2012, 11:25:51 AM
Quote from: "RWA"
Quote from: "Mouse"
We could all just camp out in Kings Cross station and have a busking session, or something.  ;)
Occupy King's Cross equals free camping.  :)

That's not all you might pick up  ;)
Title: Re: Frost*Bites 16th December 2012
Post by: Twang on July 17, 2012, 02:42:53 PM
Oh and there WILL be biscuits  :D

MARVELOUS!!!


http://www.progrockmag.com/news/it-bite ... ndon-show/ (http://www.progrockmag.com/news/it-bites-and-frost-announce-xmas-london-show/)
Title: Re: Frost*Bites 16th December 2012
Post by: RWA on July 17, 2012, 05:01:28 PM
All settled! Travelling to King's Cross with EuroStar, hotel room is 5 minutes away... as well as the venue. This is comfi since walking 'n such is SO 2011.  ;)
Title: Re: Frost*Bites 16th December 2012
Post by: Twang on July 19, 2012, 11:51:45 AM
PLANET ROCK Gives a thumbs up for the FROST* BITES Show.


http://www.planetrock.com/news/rock-new ... ith-frost/ (http://www.planetrock.com/news/rock-news/it-bites-schedule-christmas-show-with-frost/)
Title: Re: Frost*Bites 16th December 2012
Post by: Brom on July 19, 2012, 12:35:34 PM
Quote from: "Twang"
PLANET ROCK Gives a thumbs up for the FROST* BITES Show.


http://www.planetrock.com/news/rock-new ... ith-frost/ (http://www.planetrock.com/news/rock-news/it-bites-schedule-christmas-show-with-frost/)

OOhh Good oh!  :D

BTW who is this Godfrey fellow?? He seems to know a lot about what's going down. Is he on the forum?? :?
Title: Re: Frost*Bites 16th December 2012
Post by: catherine on July 19, 2012, 02:29:23 PM
Do I feel a fancy dress gig coming on??
Title: Re: Frost*Bites 16th December 2012
Post by: Ash on July 19, 2012, 07:39:28 PM
you can wear a moustache, fella  ;) , but I'm not...
Title: Re: Frost*Bites 16th December 2012
Post by: AnsOnkruid on July 20, 2012, 05:23:16 PM
Frost*, biscuits, moustaches and fancy dresses... I'm really thinking about attending this party! :D
Title: Re: Frost*Bites 16th December 2012
Post by: D S on July 20, 2012, 05:50:27 PM
Quote from: "AnsOnkruid"
Frost*, biscuits, moustaches and fancy dresses... I'm really thinking about attending this party! :D
Welcome back - long time no hear!  Hope you're OK.
As for attending, it would be rude not to...  ;)
(annoyingly, I fear I may have to be rude for logistical reasons - ho hum.  :? )
Title: Re: Frost*Bites 16th December 2012
Post by: Pedro on July 20, 2012, 08:01:33 PM
Quote from: "AnsOnkruid"
Frost*, biscuits, moustaches and fancy dresses... I'm really thinking about attending this party! :D
Yay, welcome back! :D
I have no idea how tickets are going but the suggestion was not to hang about too long if you are coming. Excting.  :)
Title: Re: Frost*Bites 16th December 2012
Post by: Fogeyspasm on July 20, 2012, 09:38:30 PM
Just got news Cameron can come. He is so excited to see two of his favourite bands.
Did someone mention fancy dress?
Please not the Squadron Leader Fogeyspasm gear again! :lol:
Title: Re: Frost*Bites 16th December 2012
Post by: Mikey on July 21, 2012, 07:48:19 AM
Quote from: "AnsOnkruid"
Frost*, biscuits, moustaches and fancy dresses... I'm really thinking about attending this party! :D
Welcome back AnsOnkruid  :D
Title: Re: Frost*Bites 16th December 2012
Post by: RacingHippo on July 21, 2012, 09:19:00 AM
Well, I has my ticket, I duz.
By then I should be solvent again, so travel/accomodation costs will not prevent me going like for Celebr8 (I've been avoiding threads about that to prevent self-inflicted depression!).
Heck, if it comes to it, I'll sodding WALK to London! It's only 200 miles.....
Especially as it'll be an opportunity to meet a newly-returned Original Frost*ie - AnsOnkruid! Yay!
Title: Re: Frost*Bites 16th December 2012
Post by: Mikey on July 21, 2012, 09:32:46 AM
Quote from: "RacingHippo"
Heck, if it comes to it, I'll sodding WALK to London! It's only 200 miles.....

Further if you use your Satnav  :D
Title: Re: Frost*Bites 16th December 2012
Post by: RacingHippo on July 21, 2012, 09:53:26 AM
Quote from: "Mikey"
Quote from: "RacingHippo"
Heck, if it comes to it, I'll sodding WALK to London! It's only 200 miles.....

Further if you use your Satnav  :D
PPPPPTTTTHHHHHHHHT!

Strictly speaking, "further if you're so distracted by your passenger's yabbering and playing of weird music that you don't notice your sat nav told you to turn off the M1 20 miles back...."
 :P

Although it was, admittedly, interesting and entertaining yabbering. And the weird music ROCKED!
Title: Re: Frost*Bites 16th December 2012
Post by: Mikey on July 21, 2012, 06:07:56 PM
Quote from: "RacingHippo"
And the weird music ROCKED!

Was it Arena?

& a point of order, your Satnav said North Circular, I said M25

Anyway, am I buying you a beer at the Manning gig?
Title: Re: Frost*Bites 16th December 2012
Post by: E.S. on July 21, 2012, 08:41:10 PM
Quote from: "Mikey"
Quote from: "RacingHippo"
Heck, if it comes to it, I'll sodding WALK to London! It's only 200 miles.....

Further if you use your Satnav  :D
Here's motivation to make you show up on time for once: A pint or ten for the ticket I got. ;)
Title: Re: Frost*Bites 16th December 2012
Post by: RacingHippo on July 21, 2012, 09:52:21 PM
Quote from: "Mikey"
Quote from: "RacingHippo"
And the weird music ROCKED!

Was it Arena?
T'was.

Quote from: "Mikey"
& a point of order, your Satnav said North Circular, I said M25
Yeah, but only after I'd missed the exit for the M25!

Quote from: "Mikey"
Anyway, am I buying you a beer at the Manning gig?
Lemme see... Manning, DeeExpus AND a beer.... Oh, go on then, I'll go  :mrgreen:

Quote from: "E.S."
Here's motivation to make you show up on time for once: A pint or ten for the ticket I got. ;)
I'll be there the night before in that case  :mrgreen:
Title: Re: Frost*Bites 16th December 2012
Post by: Castalike on July 30, 2012, 11:43:19 AM
Ticket ordered, finally get to see Frost! WOOOOPPPP so happy :lol:
Title: Re: Frost*Bites 16th December 2012
Post by: Andy P on August 01, 2012, 02:55:40 PM
:D  :D  :D  Woohoo, got me tickets ordered!

And a family room at the Travelsplodge for £30.

Now, to book a rattler to the smoke.....
Title: Re: Frost*Bites 16th December 2012
Post by: Mossive Attack on August 01, 2012, 09:00:05 PM
The Mossive will be there. Looking forward to it but wish it was not so long to wait...all good things though...
Title: Re: Frost*Bites 16th December 2012
Post by: Bert on August 01, 2012, 11:28:53 PM
Quote from: "rob-m"
The Mossive will be there. Looking forward to it but wish it was not so long to wait...all good things though...

We've got Rush before then Rob  :D
Title: Re: Frost*Bites 16th December 2012
Post by: Castalike on August 02, 2012, 05:33:13 PM
Are people meeting up somewhere before hand for some drinks or something?
Title: Re: Frost*Bites 16th December 2012
Post by: Mikey on August 02, 2012, 07:57:06 PM
Quote from: "Castalike"
Are people meeting up somewhere before hand for some drinks or something?

Can't think what you mean  ;)
Title: Re: Frost*Bites 16th December 2012
Post by: Pedro on August 02, 2012, 08:16:31 PM
Goodness, do people do that king of thing? ;)
Title: Re: Frost*Bites 16th December 2012
Post by: Mikey on August 02, 2012, 08:32:43 PM
Quote from: "Pedro"
Goodness, do people do that king of thing? ;)
It's a king thing to do
Title: Re: Frost*Bites 16th December 2012
Post by: RWA on August 03, 2012, 12:04:50 AM
Quote from: "Mikey"
Quote from: "Pedro"
Goodness, do people do that king of thing? ;)
It's a king thing to do
Hail that. I'll be in town from Friday the 14th and planning to start drinking right away.  :shock:
Title: Re: Frost*Bites 16th December 2012
Post by: Pedro on August 03, 2012, 07:19:31 PM
Ah, the Swype keyboard  how wonderfully it catches out the careless proff redder. :)
Title: Re: Frost*Bites 16th December 2012
Post by: Mikey on August 03, 2012, 07:29:38 PM
Quote from: "Pedro"
proff redder. :)

Did he do it in Cluedo?

In the Music Room with the Axe
Title: Re: Frost*Bites 16th December 2012
Post by: Pedro on August 03, 2012, 07:54:04 PM
:D
Title: Re: Frost*Bites 16th December 2012
Post by: lyn on August 04, 2012, 12:26:03 AM
This might live in other bands, but just back from the It Bites set tonight at the Cambridge Rock Festival.  XLNT! Roll on
Frost*Bites... (leaving in 10 minutes... ! ;)  )
Title: Re: Frost*Bites 16th December 2012
Post by: The First In Line on August 06, 2012, 11:29:45 PM
I can't wait for this gig. As a MASSIVE It Bites fan and a latecomer to the brilliance that is Frost* and it being Christmas and in "that London" I may just get a little bit excited come December! Mikey, I owe you a pint if you're attending!
Title: Re: Frost*Bites 16th December 2012
Post by: Mikey on August 07, 2012, 05:47:37 AM
Quote from: "The First In Line"
Mikey, I owe you a pint if you're attending!
See, I'd just like to announce thread, summary of my recent purchases  :lol:
Title: Re: Frost*Bites 16th December 2012
Post by: davejd on August 07, 2012, 06:03:15 PM
Have purchased tickets for me and mrs Davejd roll on christmas
Title: Re: Frost*Bites 16th December 2012
Post by: landslug on August 23, 2012, 06:50:51 PM
I'll be there!

I'm in town Dec 13-18 if anyone wants to get together for a beverage, lunch, whatever.. see you there!   :D
Title: Re: Frost*Bites 16th December 2012
Post by: RacingHippo on August 23, 2012, 08:09:53 PM
Quote from: "landslug"
I'll be there!
Yay! Excellent!
Title: Re: Frost*Bites 16th December 2012
Post by: Pedro on August 23, 2012, 08:47:16 PM
Quote from: "landslug"
I'll be there!

I'm in town Dec 13-18 if anyone wants to get together for a beverage, lunch, whatever.. see you there!   :D
Brill!  :)
Title: Re: Frost*Bites 16th December 2012
Post by: RWA on August 25, 2012, 10:01:46 PM
Quote from: "Pedro"
Quote from: "landslug"
I'll be there!

I'm in town Dec 13-18 if anyone wants to get together for a beverage, lunch, whatever.. see you there!   :D
Brill!  :)
Me is between Dec 14 - 17. Seems a lot of Frosties will be there that weekend. Fab!  :D
Title: Re: Frost*Bites 16th December 2012
Post by: keithd on August 27, 2012, 01:11:04 PM
Haven't been on here for a while. Ticket booked, so see you there  :)
Title: Re: Frost*Bites 16th December 2012
Post by: davejd on August 27, 2012, 04:40:54 PM
Couldn't JM get into the guiness book of records with Frost*BitesArena?
Title: Re: Frost*Bites 16th December 2012
Post by: steevc on September 06, 2012, 12:53:27 PM
A bit late to the party, but I just bought my ticket. Looking forward to it. The Scala is pretty convenient for me as I can easily get a train to Kings Cross.

See you all there. Is there some sort of uniform that Frosties wear to identify themselves?
Title: Re: Frost*Bites 16th December 2012
Post by: Fogeyspasm on September 06, 2012, 02:00:46 PM
Frostie uniform is a big smile!
Title: Re: Frost*Bites 16th December 2012
Post by: Mikey on September 06, 2012, 08:14:23 PM
Quote from: "Fogeyspasm"
Frostie uniform is a big smile!
& a forum shirt with your name on, as we'll all be smiling
Title: Re: Frost*Bites 16th December 2012
Post by: Pedro on September 07, 2012, 01:16:58 AM
Quote from: "steevc"
See you all there. Is there some sort of uniform that Frosties wear to identify themselves?
Uniform? Who would be that organised?

(http://http://i122.photobucket.com/albums/o265/waitepb/Frost_Uniform.jpg)
Title: Re: Frost*Bites 16th December 2012
Post by: Trapezium Artist on September 07, 2012, 10:24:22 AM
Quote from: "Pedro"
Quote from: "steevc"
See you all there. Is there some sort of uniform that Frosties wear to identify themselves?
Uniform? Who would be that organised?


Now, speaking of uniforms and customised t-shirts, I'd like to talk with the vendors (Nellie, VitP, listen up  ;) )

My beloved shirt has plenty of wear still in it, but unfortunately the letters spelling out my forum name are already peeling off (how appropriate  8-) ), and thus I need some practical guidance in how to reaffix them.

Should I iron them through a tea towel, for example? Super glue? Staple gun? Or knowing that my infamy as a forum member proceeds me, should I just remove them all and go into stealth Frost*ie mode?  :)

Help!

(Oh, and with that, I become an Iced Gem after many, many months ... ta da!!!)
Title: Re: Frost*Bites 16th December 2012
Post by: Mikey on September 07, 2012, 06:09:14 PM
Quote from: "Trapezium Artist"
, I become an Iced Gem after many, many months
Welcome your Gemness, carry on  :D
Title: Re: Frost*Bites 16th December 2012
Post by: rogerg on September 07, 2012, 10:59:48 PM
grats on the Gem!!
Title: Re: Frost*Bites 16th December 2012
Post by: Erethism on September 11, 2012, 04:40:58 PM
'Ello, chaps!

I'm still lurking about, and I've been keeping an eye on this. I can now confirm a booked flight for London as well as tickets for the gig (hoping to bring a few friends along). This won't be my first time, so I'm up for a pre-gig meeting if such activities are being planned. Last time I met up with Vitamin P and some other guys, which was pretty nice.

Hopefully someone more organised will make a dedicated thread once December draws near :)
Title: Re: Frost*Bites 16th December 2012
Post by: Mikey on September 11, 2012, 09:57:53 PM
Quote from: "Erethism"
Hopefully someone more organised will make a dedicated thread once December draws near :)

How dedicated a thread do you need?

(See above)

(Huge Smiley)
Title: Re: Frost*Bites 16th December 2012
Post by: Erethism on September 13, 2012, 08:43:58 PM
Quote from: "Mikey"
Quote from: "Erethism"
Hopefully someone more organised will make a dedicated thread once December draws near :)

How dedicated a thread do you need?

(See above)

(Huge Smiley)

I see your point! And I will of course be wearing my finest Frost*wear for the evening. Staying classy and all that. And a pint in hand to complete the outfit ;)
Title: Re: Frost*Bites 16th December 2012
Post by: Mikey on September 13, 2012, 09:18:25 PM
Quote from: "Erethism"
And a pint in hand to complete the outfit ;)
That's a given  ;)
Title: Re: Frost*Bites 16th December 2012
Post by: fitzy on September 16, 2012, 10:35:35 AM
Quote from: "Mikey"
Quote from: "Erethism"
And a pint in hand to complete the outfit ;)
That's a given  ;)
Eh!it will make it quite difficult to pick you out in the crowd though.... :D
Title: Re: Frost*Bites 16th December 2012
Post by: Dena on September 17, 2012, 09:58:39 AM
(http://http://i5.photobucket.com/albums/y197/DeeTRX/IB%20forum/frostbites_Scala.jpg)
Title: Re: Frost*Bites 16th December 2012
Post by: johninblack on September 18, 2012, 04:47:33 AM
Got tickets!!

Funded by Ebay, the nations favourite tat repository :)
Title: Re: Frost*Bites 16th December 2012
Post by: LivingForever on September 19, 2012, 09:39:23 AM
Who wants to organise a Curry?

  :lol:
Title: Re: Frost*Bites 16th December 2012
Post by: L33VEY on September 19, 2012, 01:13:34 PM
Quote from: "LivingForever"
Who wants to organise a Curry?

  :lol:


You do!
Title: Re: Frost*Bites 16th December 2012
Post by: Trapezium Artist on September 19, 2012, 05:36:59 PM
Quote from: "L33VEY"
Quote from: "LivingForever"
Who wants to organise a Curry?

  :lol:

You do!

Absolutely; has to be LFE. You're looking for redemption and some bank balance redress, surely  ;)

Perhaps we can separate the jobs of Chief Curry Organiser and Accountant: anyone here willing to take the latter on?
Title: Re: Frost*Bites 16th December 2012
Post by: Ash on September 19, 2012, 06:23:37 PM
I don't do numbers out of office hours.
Title: Re: Frost*Bites 16th December 2012
Post by: Ash on September 19, 2012, 06:25:24 PM
Didn't we agree after last time to have a set menu and individuals pay for their own drinks?
Title: Re: Frost*Bites 16th December 2012
Post by: RWA on October 29, 2012, 07:36:15 PM
Hey guys,

due to being in the middle of a divorce I cancelled my plans for the London gig.
This means I have 2 tickets for 16th Dec gig available. You can have them for any reasonable price.

pm me if you're interested.

cheers,

Ron
Title: Re: Frost*Bites 16th December 2012
Post by: DueyC on October 29, 2012, 08:13:48 PM
Sorry to hear that Ron.
Can't you just get yourself over here and forget about the hassle for a day or two?  ;)
Title: Re: Frost*Bites 16th December 2012
Post by: rogerg on October 29, 2012, 08:37:47 PM
oh bummer, so sorry, Ron.
Title: Re: Frost*Bites 16th December 2012
Post by: Mikey on October 29, 2012, 11:00:08 PM
Shirley you need to come to the gig for some light relief.
Bad news though  :(
Title: Re: Frost*Bites 16th December 2012
Post by: RWA on October 30, 2012, 10:04:38 AM
*double post*
Title: Re: Frost*Bites 16th December 2012
Post by: RWA on October 30, 2012, 10:05:21 AM
Quote from: "Mikey"
Shirley you need to come to the gig for some light relief.
Bad news though  :(
Can't bro. Saving money here.

I appreciate your concerns, I really do.... but please don't make this into a tragic thread. I know we have a good tradition of taking stuff WAY south over here but this is not the place and time for it.

This is about a happy gig and I'm trying to sell my tickets, k?!  ;)
Title: Re: Frost*Bites 16th December 2012
Post by: RobRideout on October 31, 2012, 02:02:52 AM
Sorry to hear it, RWA :(

Would very much like to attend another post-Frost* curry. Was a belter after last christmas's Frost* do.

I hesitate to wish it on LFE again, since it seemed like a stressful affair, but it WAS great...
Title: Re: Frost*Bites 16th December 2012
Post by: Trapezium Artist on October 31, 2012, 04:41:58 PM
Quote from: "RobRideout"
Sorry to hear it, RWA :(

Would very much like to attend another post-Frost* curry. Was a belter after last christmas's Frost* do.

I hesitate to wish it on LFE again, since it seemed like a stressful affair, but it WAS great...

Can only agree wholeheartedly: someone needs to organise a post-gig curry, full stop. I'd do it myself, if it wasn't for the fact that I'm in no way a local and I suspect some on-the-spot negotiations might be needed to ensure that the restaurant will stay open to cater to us.
Title: Re: Frost*Bites 16th December 2012
Post by: LivingForever on November 01, 2012, 05:35:53 PM
If nobody else will, I will do it again. But I won't even be able to start looking at it until about 3 weeks' time - so if you're worried that's leaving it too late...  ;)
Title: Re: Frost*Bites 16th December 2012
Post by: Mikey on November 01, 2012, 08:42:28 PM
Quote from: "LivingForever"
If nobody else will, I will do it again. But I won't even be able to start looking at it until about 3 weeks' time - so if you're worried that's leaving it too late...  ;)
Sold. The jobs yours :)
Title: Re: Frost*Bites 16th December 2012
Post by: Trapezium Artist on November 02, 2012, 08:24:58 PM
Quote from: "LivingForever"
If nobody else will, I will do it again. But I won't even be able to start looking at it until about 3 weeks' time - so if you're worried that's leaving it too late...  ;)

A gentleman and a scholar.

Might be worth some discussion in advance to figure out a more foolproof way of handling the accounting this time though  ;)
Title: Re: Frost*Bites 16th December 2012
Post by: sawtooth on November 03, 2012, 09:09:56 PM
Ooooh - Currytastic! Count me in!

From the experience of last time a few suggestions from Sawtooth's World of the Bleedin' Obvious:

A: Work from the eat in prices rather than the take out prices  ;)
B: Build an agreed tip into each dishs' price
C: Either each table pays individually for it's booze bill or we set up a modest separate tab for drinks which we can top up later into the evening?
That way there should be fewer surprises and early leavers would pay for a fairer share of the drinks bill.
D: We all keep a note of what we've ordered (I didn't have a clue by the time I arrived worse for alcoholic wear at the restaurant)  :D

Waddayafink peeps?
(And James - if you do succumb to the intense forum pressure to return to your exalted post of Curry Organiser, I'd like to say a big fankyou in advance and I can only echo RobRideouts comment, that last years curry was really GREAT for loads of reasons. I bow to your courage and foolhardiness!).  ;)  :D
Title: Re: Frost*Bites 16th December 2012
Post by: RacingHippo on November 04, 2012, 08:00:12 AM
Good ideas from Mr Tooth, there.
I've (finally!) booked myself into the Travelbodge, so I'll definitely be currying :)
Title: Re: Frost*Bites 16th December 2012
Post by: Drarok on November 06, 2012, 01:50:14 AM
I would like to attend an infamous curry evening this time, please, sirs! :mrgreen:
Title: Re: Frost*Bites 16th December 2012
Post by: sawtooth on November 06, 2012, 09:46:21 AM
Quote from: "RacingHippo"
Good ideas from Mr Tooth, there.
I've (finally!) booked myself into the Travelbodge, so I'll definitely be currying :)
Which Lodge of the Traveller will you be staying at Hipster?
Title: Re: Frost*Bites 16th December 2012
Post by: RacingHippo on November 06, 2012, 11:47:04 AM
Quote from: "sawtooth"
Quote from: "RacingHippo"
Good ideas from Mr Tooth, there.
I've (finally!) booked myself into the Travelbodge, so I'll definitely be currying :)
Which Lodge of the Traveller will you be staying at Hipster?

Why, that would be the Central one (http://http://www.travelodge.co.uk/hotels/397/London-Kingston-Upon-Thames-Central-hotel)!
Title: Re: Frost*Bites 16th December 2012
Post by: DueyC on November 06, 2012, 12:23:52 PM
Quote from: "RacingHippo"
Quote from: "sawtooth"
Quote from: "RacingHippo"
Good ideas from Mr Tooth, there.
I've (finally!) booked myself into the Travelbodge, so I'll definitely be currying :)
Which Lodge of the Traveller will you be staying at Hipster?

Why, that would be the Central one (http://http://www.travelodge.co.uk/hotels/397/London-Kingston-Upon-Thames-Central-hotel)!

Wouldn't this one (http://http://www.travelodge.co.uk/hotels/258/London-Central-Kings-Cross-hotel) be more convenient?
Title: Re: Frost*Bites 16th December 2012
Post by: sawtooth on November 06, 2012, 03:14:43 PM
Quote from: "RacingHippo"
Quote from: "sawtooth"
Quote from: "RacingHippo"
Good ideas from Mr Tooth, there.
I've (finally!) booked myself into the Travelbodge, so I'll definitely be currying :)
Which Lodge of the Traveller will you be staying at Hipster?

Why, that would be the Central one (http://http://www.travelodge.co.uk/hotels/397/London-Kingston-Upon-Thames-Central-hotel)!

I hope you've booked the Central one in London and not Kingston matey  :D

Is there 'owt wrong with the Kings Cross Royal Scot one - it's about half the price?
Title: Re: Frost*Bites 16th December 2012
Post by: RobRideout on November 12, 2012, 01:02:31 PM
I'm bringing a non-forum friend this time, who's very excited by the idea of post-gig curry! Not to put too much pressure on the organiser... :P

Sorting out hotels soon as well, but I'm way to poor to get it done before the 20th, so I hope the one I'm looking at is still there by the time we get to then.
Title: Re: Frost*Bites 16th December 2012
Post by: Mikey on November 12, 2012, 01:35:20 PM
Quote from: "RobRideout"
I hope the one I'm looking at is still there by the time we get to then.
Lots of rebuilding work going on in the area
Title: Re: Frost*Bites 16th December 2012
Post by: MikeEvs on November 12, 2012, 02:55:46 PM
Booked my train ticket today, going to hang on and wait till pay day for the hotel as I have a nice bonus on the way so might treat myself and stay somewhere nice :)
Title: Re: Frost*Bites 16th December 2012
Post by: Nellie on November 19, 2012, 02:32:55 PM
I've just heard from Twang that this show is very nearly sold out. If you don't have a ticket yet, GET ONE!!!!
(Hello BTW) :lol:
Title: Re: Frost*Bites 16th December 2012
Post by: daveyb on November 21, 2012, 07:10:50 PM
NOT LONG NOW
Title: Re: Frost*Bites 16th December 2012
Post by: Trapezium Artist on November 21, 2012, 08:54:59 PM
Quote from: "Nellie"
I've just heard from Twang that this show is very nearly sold out. If you don't have a ticket yet, GET ONE!!!!
(Hello BTW) :lol:

Hello to you too, BTW: where have you been?
Title: Re: Frost*Bites 16th December 2012
Post by: Nellie on November 23, 2012, 08:06:08 PM
Quote from: "Trapezium Artist"
Quote from: "Nellie"
I've just heard from Twang that this show is very nearly sold out. If you don't have a ticket yet, GET ONE!!!!
(Hello BTW) :lol:

Hello to you too, BTW: where have you been?
I do lurk but I've been plotting and planning my merch empire  ;)
Title: Re: Frost*Bites 16th December 2012
Post by: Mooncat on November 26, 2012, 12:06:20 PM
Will we be requiring overdraft's before entering the Scala ? ;)
Title: Re: Frost*Bites 16th December 2012
Post by: catherine on November 26, 2012, 12:23:20 PM
Will we be doing a Frost*ies Secret Santa?
Title: Re: Frost*Bites 16th December 2012
Post by: Trapezium Artist on November 26, 2012, 05:33:56 PM
Quote from: "Nellie"
Quote from: "Trapezium Artist"
Quote from: "Nellie"
I've just heard from Twang that this show is very nearly sold out. If you don't have a ticket yet, GET ONE!!!!
(Hello BTW) :lol:

Hello to you too, BTW: where have you been?
I do lurk but I've been plotting and planning my merch empire  ;)

Lurk? A lady does not lurk, surely  8-)

But never mind all that: what about the curry? What's the news? I've booked my flights (courtesy of a large collection of British Airways frequent flyer miles, sorry "Avios) and a hotel (the apparently rather dodgy Travelodge Royal Scot, but it was cheap), so now it's all about the curry.

That said, I might not be able to stay as late as I did last time, since I'll need a least a little beauty sleep before getting a flight back from London City at 07:55 the following morning, to be back at work in time to show the Chief Scientific Adviser to the President of the European Commission some nice shiny bits of big space kit ... (as you do).
Title: Re: Frost*Bites 16th December 2012
Post by: Mikey on November 27, 2012, 11:28:21 AM
Quote from: "Trapezium Artist"
in time to show the Chief Scientific Adviser to the President of the European Commission some nice shiny bits of big space kit ... (as you do).
Nice one  :D
Title: Re: Frost*Bites 16th December 2012
Post by: keithd on November 27, 2012, 02:34:55 PM
Quote from: "Mikey"
Quote from: "Trapezium Artist"
in time to show the Chief Scientific Adviser to the President of the European Commission some nice shiny bits of big space kit ... (as you do).
Nice one  :D

If you've got any spare ray guns, can you bring them with you? There's a few people here I could take care of  :evil:
Title: Re: Frost*Bites 16th December 2012
Post by: MarkOneMusic on November 28, 2012, 03:52:00 PM
I've booked our hotel today...  Pushed the boat out and we're staying at the Blookmsbury about 10 minutes walk away.  8-)
Title: Re: Frost*Bites 16th December 2012
Post by: MikeEvs on November 30, 2012, 11:00:36 AM
Booked my hotel just now staying at the Ibis Euston
Title: Re: Frost*Bites 16th December 2012
Post by: E.S. on November 30, 2012, 12:26:17 PM
Booked my travelodge, so now it's finally official. :D

But, there is one important thing that needs to be discussed.. Where do we go for a few pre-gig brewskis? Obviously I can't recommend anything nearby, being from out of town and all.
Title: Re: Frost*Bites 16th December 2012
Post by: Rook on November 30, 2012, 12:44:44 PM
Sigh...

Drink one for we absent Frosties, will ya?
Title: Re: Frost*Bites 16th December 2012
Post by: Trapezium Artist on November 30, 2012, 03:55:56 PM
Curry, curry, curry?!?!  8-)
Title: Re: Frost*Bites 16th December 2012
Post by: RobRideout on November 30, 2012, 07:45:03 PM
Is there a separate thread for the curry? Not that we're over keen or anything... :P
Title: Re: Frost*Bites 16th December 2012
Post by: wickedwitch on December 01, 2012, 02:01:53 PM
Quick mention for YHA St Pancras.  Bed in shared same sex dorm £13. I'll be there - i've not had a bad experience at a YHA yet.
Title: Re: Frost*Bites 16th December 2012
Post by: Mikey on December 01, 2012, 05:14:42 PM
Welcome back Mrs Witch  :D
Title: Re: Frost*Bites 16th December 2012
Post by: wickedwitch on December 01, 2012, 07:21:00 PM
hello poppet x
Title: Re: Frost*Bites 16th December 2012
Post by: Brom on December 01, 2012, 10:23:53 PM
Quote from: "Mikey"
Welcome back Mrs Witch  :D

Ditto !  :D , still living in Cuddlicity I see.
Title: Re: Frost*Bites 16th December 2012
Post by: Ash on December 02, 2012, 09:47:59 AM
not long now  :D
Title: Re: Frost*Bites 16th December 2012
Post by: Pedro on December 02, 2012, 05:02:51 PM
Quote from: "Jem on Twitter"
"Outstare the sun tear the world through my eyes, though our eyes are wired open we cannot be broken, these are the days of my lives..." - Learn that, there'll be a test on Dec 16th...
:)
Title: Re: Frost*Bites 16th December 2012
Post by: RacingHippo on December 03, 2012, 09:36:27 AM
Quote from: "wickedwitch"
Bed in shared same sex dorm
What's a sex-dorm?!?! And same as who? And does your husband know?!
Also: Lovely to see you here, sweetie  :mrgreen:
Title: Re: Frost*Bites 16th December 2012
Post by: E.S. on December 07, 2012, 01:25:17 AM
Gentlemen! Also ladies.

Where does one show up for pre-gig beers and all that? It's time to organize things methinks. I'd love to do it, but I know nothing about the local environment. Me no well speaky dat engrish talk. Also, is curry happening?

No, I'm not excited for the show. What made you think that? 8-)
Title: Re: Frost*Bites 16th December 2012
Post by: MikeEvs on December 07, 2012, 03:02:54 PM
What time do you arrive in London Espen?

My train arrives at 12:45pm but I may have to take a trip out to Guildford so may not be back in London till around 4pm
Title: Re: Frost*Bites 16th December 2012
Post by: E.S. on December 07, 2012, 05:55:51 PM
If I remember correctly, probably around 1-ish. Checking in at 3, after that I'm ready for anything. :)
Title: Re: Frost*Bites 16th December 2012
Post by: RobRideout on December 08, 2012, 03:40:17 PM
Andy and I will get in about 2-3 methinks, so after that, we'll need somewhere to hang out, too. Any suggestions? I don't know London.
Title: Re: Frost*Bites 16th December 2012
Post by: Pedro on December 09, 2012, 01:23:22 AM
So, there's 5 of us and we'll be staying with my daughter in Maidenhead and so we're planning to travel in and out on the night. If it were The Peel, I'd just drive in and park for nothing in the back streets.
I know nothing about the Scala on a Sunday night....re parking, trains, buses, etc.
Anyone have any useful intel on the topic?
Title: Re: Frost*Bites 16th December 2012
Post by: Trapezium Artist on December 09, 2012, 02:23:39 AM
Quote from: "Pedro"
So, there's 5 of us and we'll be staying with my daughter in Maidenhead and so we're planning to travel in and out on the night. If it were The Peel, I'd just drive in and park for nothing in the back streets.
I know nothing about the Scala on a Sunday night....re parking, trains, buses, etc.
Anyone have any useful intel on the topic?

Not sure I can help with that, Pedro, not being a local, although since it's very close to King's Cross, I imagine that parking will be difficult, while public transportation will be easy.

But the real question is, what's the State of Curry Play?  At this point, no news is beginning to seem very much like bad news :shock:
Title: Re: Frost*Bites 16th December 2012
Post by: L33VEY on December 09, 2012, 10:46:20 AM
Last time Frost* were at La Scala (6 years ago), it was also on a Sunday night and I managed to park on a single yellow line close by.
Title: Re: Frost*Bites 16th December 2012
Post by: DueyC on December 09, 2012, 12:09:56 PM
Anyone planning on driving, please take into account that all roads into London are busy on a Sunday night. I've been caught out by that before.
Title: Re: Frost*Bites 16th December 2012
Post by: turbo on December 09, 2012, 02:47:13 PM
Quote from: "Pedro"
So, there's 5 of us and we'll be staying with my daughter in Maidenhead and so we're planning to travel in and out on the night. If it were The Peel, I'd just drive in and park for nothing in the back streets.
I know nothing about the Scala on a Sunday night....re parking, trains, buses, etc.
Anyone have any useful intel on the topic?

You should be able to park up somewhere on a sunday ok, if you drive along parkhurst rd passed the scala [comeing from kingscross] turn left two or three turnings down and have a mooch about there and you should find somewhere there maybe on a sinlge yellow or a p.d bay which are mostly free on a sunday, but check times to be sure, just be prepared to look about a bit, but when i go up the angel on a sunday i normally dont find it too much of a problem.
Title: Re: Frost*Bites 16th December 2012
Post by: turbo on December 09, 2012, 02:50:30 PM
p.s failing that of course kings cross station is only a stones throw away.  ;)
Title: Re: Frost*Bites 16th December 2012
Post by: Mikey on December 09, 2012, 05:24:17 PM
Quote from: "turbo"
p.s failing that of course kings cross station is only a stones throw away.  ;)

Trains are no good, last one for me would be about half 9 :(  :x
Title: Re: Frost*Bites 16th December 2012
Post by: Drarok on December 09, 2012, 05:40:55 PM
Quote from: "DueyC"
Anyone planning on driving, please take into account that all roads into London are busy on a Sunday night. I've been caught out by that before.
Not after last year. Horrible place to drive, is London. And it's an even more London-y location this year. No, I'm getting the train and staying in the nearest lodge/inn (I forget which, all my tickets are electronic and stashed safely on my phone).
Title: Re: Frost*Bites 16th December 2012
Post by: sawtooth on December 10, 2012, 11:08:22 AM
I think the last time I came to see Frost* when they were supporting the Flower Kings at the Scala I parked in the Kings Cross station car park, as Turbo said.
Of course I didn't allow enough time for the journey and arrived just in time to see Frost* exit the stage. Bah! :cry:
Title: Re: Frost*Bites 16th December 2012
Post by: Drarok on December 10, 2012, 11:20:42 PM
Right, you 'orrible lot! We've a few days for someone with local knowledge to choose a large enough pub that's near the venue for pre-gig gathering. I probably won't have data coverage on my phone so need to plan in advance. I believe E.S. is also in a similar situation.
(Also: even if I had data, I'd probably not want to take my phone out of my pocket in London of all places…)
Title: Re: Frost*Bites 16th December 2012
Post by: Trapezium Artist on December 10, 2012, 11:30:14 PM
Quote from: "Drarok"
Right, you 'orrible lot! We've a few days for someone with local knowledge to choose a large enough pub that's near the venue for pre-gig gathering. I probably won't have data coverage on my phone so need to plan in advance. I believe E.S. is also in a similar situation.
(Also: even if I had data, I'd probably not want to take my phone out of my pocket in London of all places…)

I'd be up for the pre-gig pub, but am concerned that the post-gig curry is a goner ...  :(
Title: Re: Frost*Bites 16th December 2012
Post by: Drarok on December 11, 2012, 12:13:58 AM
Indeed, although with such a central location, perhaps everywhere won't be closing at stupid times? :?
Title: Re: Frost*Bites 16th December 2012
Post by: RacingHippo on December 11, 2012, 10:00:46 AM
Quote from: "Drarok"
Indeed, although with such a central location, perhaps everywhere won't be closing at stupid times? :?
That's a very good point.
Shirley there'd be a vibrant late-night comestible scene, even on a Sunday.

The more pressing matter is where the 'eck to meet beforehand. It would appear that no-one has any local knowledge at all :(
Title: Re: Frost*Bites 16th December 2012
Post by: sawtooth on December 11, 2012, 10:58:23 AM
Well I've finally booked my hotel and parking at the Travelsplodge Royal Scot, and 24hr parking was cheaper than the Kings Cross station overnight rate.

The bad news was I reckoned without the Congestion Zone and the car park entrance is about 2 yards inside it  :oops:
I think it still works out cheaper overall though.

So I can now eat, drink and make a complete fool of myself  :D
Title: Re: Frost*Bites 16th December 2012
Post by: sawtooth on December 11, 2012, 12:30:31 PM
For anyone still to book accommodation, be aware that Travelsplodge prices are a bit up and down at the moment. I originally booked at the weekend, but I've just checked and the price is showing £20 cheaper today. I had cancellation insurance, so I cancelled and rebooked at the cheaper price.
Very strange, normally the prices ramp up to a silly level the nearer you get to your stay.
Title: Re: Frost*Bites 16th December 2012
Post by: Pedro on December 11, 2012, 12:52:37 PM
Quote from: "sawtooth"
The bad news was I reckoned without the Congestion Zone and the car park entrance is about 2 yards inside it  :oops:
This might be a stupid thing to say but the Congestion charge only kicks in at 7:00am on the Monday morning. :D
Title: Re: Frost*Bites 16th December 2012
Post by: Brom on December 11, 2012, 12:57:29 PM
Quote from: "RacingHippo"
The more pressing matter is where the 'eck to meet beforehand. It would appear that no-one has any local knowledge at all :(

Kings cross is one of those places you pass through I guess. Thinking back to when I lived in London and spent a good deal of time exploring pubs, nothing from that area comes to mind - apart from the original Shires bar at St Pancras, which of course has now sadly gone.

From a net search this lunchtime, the one that caught my interest was:

http://www.beerintheevening.com/pubs/s/ ... ings_Cross (http://www.beerintheevening.com/pubs/s/30/3054/McGlynns/Kings_Cross)

This is not a recommendation - just a suggestion for consideration.
Title: Re: Frost*Bites 16th December 2012
Post by: Pedro on December 11, 2012, 01:21:06 PM
I think we will be parking in the station car park and trying to get there early enough to form or join the queue for doors. The two (ahem) "full" 70 minute sets are going to be over in a twinkle and (cue for song) I don't want to miss a thing.
Socialising time afterwards is likely to be a bit limited too due to the location, it being a Sunday night and it not being too fair to make the rest of my party stand around waiting while I say hi/goodbye to everyone else in the room! :)
Title: Re: Frost*Bites 16th December 2012
Post by: Againesis on December 11, 2012, 01:53:03 PM
Hi all - not been around for a while.....no excuse.  Just life.

One of my party of 5 has had a last minute crisis and can't make Frost*Bites so...I've got a ticket up for grabs if anyone wants one.

Looking forward to seeing you all there  8-)
Title: Re: Frost*Bites 16th December 2012
Post by: Twang on December 11, 2012, 02:22:51 PM
Doors 7pm FROST* on stage at 7.30pm a full 70 min set for both FROST* & IT BITES! Well it is Christmas, just don't be late :-)
Title: Re: Frost*Bites 16th December 2012
Post by: LivingForever on December 11, 2012, 02:25:41 PM
Quote from: "Pedro"
I think we will be parking in the station car park and trying to get there early enough to form or join the queue for doors. The two (ahem) "full" 70 minute sets are going to be over in a twinkle and (cue for song) I don't want to miss a thing.
Socialising time afterwards is likely to be a bit limited too due to the location, it being a Sunday night and it not being too fair to make the rest of my party stand around waiting while I say hi/goodbye to everyone else in the room! :)

Yeah, I actually think we may be in the same boat as you, Pedders... especially with having work the next morning at silly o'clock.

Boring I know...

Might be up for a pre-gig pint or two though!
Title: Re: Frost*Bites 16th December 2012
Post by: Trapezium Artist on December 11, 2012, 03:01:02 PM
Againesis' email has reminded me that I too have a spare ticket; I bought two earlier in the year, hoping that Mrs TA might be able to come again (she was at the famous 2008 AGM), but trans-Channel logistics mean that I'll be on my own.

So, if anyone's interested in a spare ticket, send me a p.m. and we'll talk  ;)
Title: Re: Frost*Bites 16th December 2012
Post by: johninblack on December 11, 2012, 04:40:34 PM
(http://http://www.johninblack.org/Images/Frostbites.jpg)
Title: Re: Frost*Bites 16th December 2012
Post by: johninblack on December 11, 2012, 04:48:32 PM
That is here by the way.......(Orange arrow) Scala far left by Kings Cross.
(http://http://www.johninblack.org/Images/PregigLoc.gif)
Title: Re: Frost*Bites 16th December 2012
Post by: johninblack on December 11, 2012, 04:56:25 PM
Or for the visually impaired.....

(http://http://www.johninblack.org/Images/PregigLocvi.gif)
Title: Re: Frost*Bites 16th December 2012
Post by: LivingForever on December 11, 2012, 05:34:29 PM
Well there you go! Sorted. See people there...  :D
Title: Re: Frost*Bites 16th December 2012
Post by: sawtooth on December 11, 2012, 08:20:24 PM
Quote from: "Pedro"
Quote from: "sawtooth"
The bad news was I reckoned without the Congestion Zone and the car park entrance is about 2 yards inside it  :oops:
This might be a stupid thing to say but the Congestion charge only kicks in at 7:00am on the Monday morning. :D
I know Peds, but I've got the day off on Monday and I really can't see me being ready and away before 7am (depending on the how inebriated I get).
Title: Re: Frost*Bites 16th December 2012
Post by: Nellie on December 12, 2012, 09:46:01 AM
I'm not sure what will be going on but The Kings Place near Kings X has free shows in the foyer and a lovely cafe/bar. It's a lovely place to go to waste some time.
http://http://www.kingsplace.co.uk/

I'm so excited I'm gonna be sick!!! :lol:
Title: Re: Frost*Bites 16th December 2012
Post by: Trapezium Artist on December 12, 2012, 11:11:27 AM
Quote from: "Nellie"
I'm not sure what will be going on but The Kings Place near Kings X has free shows in the foyer and a lovely cafe/bar. It's a lovely place to go to waste some time.
http://http://www.kingsplace.co.uk/

I'm so excited I'm gonna be sick!!! :lol:

Since when did Kate Middleton hijack Nellie's forum account ... ?  8-)
Title: Re: Frost*Bites 16th December 2012
Post by: Mooncat on December 12, 2012, 12:42:12 PM
Hate to be a footie bore, but I'm going to be requiring somewhere from 4pm with Sky TV as my beloved West Brom are taking on West Ham (shoud have been on the saturday but it was moved for TV). ;)
Any of the venues mentioned so far fit the bill ?
Title: Re: Frost*Bites 16th December 2012
Post by: Mikey on December 12, 2012, 02:24:43 PM
Quote from: "Mooncat"
Any of the venues mentioned so far fit the bill ?
To watch the Baggies get hammered?
Title: Re: Frost*Bites 16th December 2012
Post by: Mikey on December 12, 2012, 02:25:13 PM
Quote from: "Mooncat"
Any of the venues mentioned so far fit the bill ?
To watch the Baggies get hammered?
Title: Re: Frost*Bites 16th December 2012
Post by: Mooncat on December 12, 2012, 08:56:28 PM
HO HO HO!!! :lol:

Probably the way they've been playing of late.
Title: Re: Frost*Bites 16th December 2012
Post by: Mooncat on December 12, 2012, 08:58:59 PM
Oh, and I haven't forgot I owe you a beer Mikey  ;)
Title: Re: Frost*Bites 16th December 2012
Post by: Mikey on December 12, 2012, 09:38:42 PM
Quote from: "Mooncat"
Oh, and I haven't forgot I owe you a beer Mikey  ;)

I remember Len Cantello, mate of mine was a big Baggies fan.
I also saw them win at Elland Road, (the famous offside goal)
Title: Re: Frost*Bites 16th December 2012
Post by: E.S. on December 13, 2012, 10:44:12 AM
Quote from: "Mooncat"
Hate to be a footie bore, but I'm going to be requiring somewhere from 4pm with Sky TV as my beloved West Brom are taking on West Ham (shoud have been on the saturday but it was moved for TV). ;)
Any of the venues mentioned so far fit the bill ?
Hit rec button. Watch on Monday.

 8-)
Title: Re: Frost*Bites 16th December 2012
Post by: Mooncat on December 13, 2012, 11:21:17 AM
Alas, I don't have Sky Sports.................... :(
A quick search last night tho' suggests that the  suggested meeting place has big TV's, so may well have the footie. If not I guess I'll be OK with good beer and better company!
Title: Re: Frost*Bites 16th December 2012
Post by: Erethism on December 13, 2012, 04:53:50 PM
Cool, a place to gather. I'll be there with a friend, and I also have two spare tickets to the gig which I'll happily hand out to a fellow Frostie* in need. Greatly looking forward to Sunday!  :D
Title: Re: Frost*Bites 16th December 2012
Post by: RobRideout on December 13, 2012, 09:25:55 PM
So... not to flog a dead one...

But is the curry a dead one?
Title: Re: Frost*Bites 16th December 2012
Post by: LivingForever on December 13, 2012, 11:38:11 PM
Quote from: "RobRideout"
So... not to flog a dead one...

But is the curry a dead one?

I've really not had time to sort anything, sorry guys. And with it being a Sunday night, and last train home being at midnight, and having work on Monday morning I can't see me wanting to sit down and eat a curry at 11pm in any case...

Sorry.... blame Twang for putting it on a Sunday night! But don't let me stop anyone else!

I guess if we're all at the pub early enough and want to nip out for some food during the afternoon then we could make it an impromptu one? But make no mistake, there is no way I am missing a second of either band and I'm not getting stuck at the back either...  :D
Title: Re: Frost*Bites 16th December 2012
Post by: Ash on December 14, 2012, 07:13:49 AM
Sensible people booked Monday off  :)
Title: Re: Frost*Bites 16th December 2012
Post by: Pedro on December 14, 2012, 07:49:59 AM
A few nut-jobs did too... ;)
Title: Re: Frost*Bites 16th December 2012
Post by: sawtooth on December 14, 2012, 09:41:51 AM
Quote from: "Pedro"
A few nut-jobs did too... ;)
Accusation of nut-job duly accepted  :lol:  :lol:
Title: Re: Frost*Bites 16th December 2012
Post by: RobRideout on December 14, 2012, 10:00:52 AM
That's ok.
Maybe we can factor munchies into the pre-drinks meet-up!

I'll need all the energy I can get. It's come around so quickly!
Title: Re: Frost*Bites 16th December 2012
Post by: E.S. on December 14, 2012, 10:34:03 AM
I'm definitely having some kind of meal before the gig, might as well make it curry.

Landing on Heathrow 12, so I'll be there early. Can't check in until 3, and I need a place to hang.
Title: Re: Frost*Bites 16th December 2012
Post by: daveyb on December 14, 2012, 01:49:32 PM
Travelling down tomorrow from Newcastle tomorrow,leaving monday morning,should be great weekend,see some of you Frosties at gig.Good luck JM
Title: Re: Frost*Bites 16th December 2012
Post by: Mikey on December 14, 2012, 07:27:38 PM
Quote from: "Ash"
Sensible people booked Monday off  :)
Some weren't allowed to  :(  :(  :(  :(
Title: Re: Frost*Bites 16th December 2012
Post by: DueyC on December 14, 2012, 07:32:37 PM
I would have, but it's the team Christmas meal Monday lunchtime, so I'm going in for the absolute minimum number of hours. That'll be 3 hours work and 2 hours stuffing my face then  ;)
Title: Re: Frost*Bites 16th December 2012
Post by: Ash on December 14, 2012, 08:01:33 PM
Quote from: "Mikey"
Quote from: "Ash"
Sensible people booked Monday off  :)
Some weren't allowed to  :(  :(  :(  :(

I was surprised I got away with it, but I booked it months ago when I got the ticket.  I wasn't quite so busy with the project from hell back then.
Title: Re: Frost*Bites 16th December 2012
Post by: RacingHippo on December 14, 2012, 11:24:28 PM
I got lucky - New Job means I have to make frequent visits to the Lunnan office (deep in the heart of the City - by 'eck it's posh!). I have elected for Monday to be one of those days....
So not only do I not have to take the day off, but I also get to claim my train fare on expenses  :mrgreen:
Title: Re: Frost*Bites 16th December 2012
Post by: lyn on December 14, 2012, 11:50:04 PM
White Lion street, is that the Mane Attraction?
Title: Re: Frost*Bites 16th December 2012
Post by: RacingHippo on December 15, 2012, 08:18:39 AM
Quote from: "lyn"
White Lion street, is that the Mane Attraction?
It's full of people telling untruths to their friends to save hurting their feelings.
Title: Re: Frost*Bites 16th December 2012
Post by: Pedro on December 15, 2012, 08:21:16 AM
:D
Title: Re: Frost*Bites 16th December 2012
Post by: Mikey on December 15, 2012, 09:20:04 AM
Quote from: "RacingHippo"
So not only do I not have to take the day off, but I also get to claim my train fare on expenses  :mrgreen:
You lucky, lucky barhippo  :mrgreen:  :mrgreen:  :mrgreen:
Title: Re: Frost*Bites 16th December 2012
Post by: catherine on December 15, 2012, 09:48:28 AM
I am not going to be able to go. The heavy cold I've been battling since Wednesday seems to be more on the flu end of the spectrum now and I am feeling extremely grim and barely able to get out of bed. If anyone would like my ticket (and is able to pick it up from Cambridge) then PM me.

 :cry:
Title: Re: Frost*Bites 16th December 2012
Post by: Brom on December 15, 2012, 01:34:28 PM
Quote from: "RacingHippo"
So not only do I not have to take the day off, but I also get to claim my train fare on expenses  :mrgreen:

That's the way to do it!!  :lol:  :D

PS We are thinking of going straight to the Scala, have the feeling the pub's going to be a bit of a bunfight!
Title: Re: Frost*Bites 16th December 2012
Post by: Brom on December 15, 2012, 01:35:30 PM
Quote from: "catherine"
I am not going to be able to go. The heavy cold I've been battling since Wednesday seems to be more on the flu end of the spectrum now and I am feeling extremely grim and barely able to get out of bed. If anyone would like my ticket (and is able to pick it up from Cambridge) then PM me.

 :cry:

 :o  :(  :cry:
Title: Re: Frost*Bites 16th December 2012
Post by: Trapezium Artist on December 15, 2012, 01:37:04 PM
Quote from: "catherine"
I am not going to be able to go. The heavy cold I've been battling since Wednesday seems to be more on the flu end of the spectrum now and I am feeling extremely grim and barely able to get out of bed. If anyone would like my ticket (and is able to pick it up from Cambridge) then PM me.

 :cry:

Well, bah humbug indeed. That's jolly bad news, Catherine :-(
Title: Re: Frost*Bites 16th December 2012
Post by: catherine on December 15, 2012, 02:09:13 PM
Well, it look like I've found a home for my ticket now, so at least someone else will have the pleasure of seeing Frost* and It Bites. But words cannot express my extreme sadness at being unable to come to this gig, which I have been looking forward to greatly since I bought my ticket for it at Celebr8. Not just for the music, but I was so looking forward to seeing all you lovely people too.

I'll be with you in spirit, anyhow. and I look forward to reading the write-ups and seeing the photos and videos that you're going to post.
Title: Re: Frost*Bites 16th December 2012
Post by: wickedwitch on December 15, 2012, 04:06:12 PM
So sorry to hear that you wont be there. I'm hoping my hacking cough will clear up somewhat before sunday  :?
Title: Re: Frost*Bites 16th December 2012
Post by: Ash on December 15, 2012, 04:36:04 PM
we can cough together
Title: Re: Frost*Bites 16th December 2012
Post by: wickedwitch on December 15, 2012, 06:38:09 PM
i shall look forward to it!!  i'm just considering now whether i could get the 11:30 home from Charing Cross station.... hmmm.
Title: Re: Frost*Bites 16th December 2012
Post by: E.S. on December 16, 2012, 03:26:39 AM
So bloody excited. Despite the fact that I have no money (literally), I'm coming today. It is today now. :D
Title: Re: Frost*Bites 16th December 2012
Post by: Pedro on December 16, 2012, 09:45:39 AM
So here it is...

Miss Pedro has a Korfball match this morning and then we drive into that London to buy a portion of car park ready for Frost*Bites.

I'll see everyone later.

I'll be wearing my F*orum Tee and Jem's Santa hat from the 2008 AGM.

Come and say "hi" if you can...but if there's "background" music belting out of the PA don't be surprised to hear "pardon" a lot. :)

Excited. :D
Title: Re: Frost*Bites 16th December 2012
Post by: wickedwitch on December 16, 2012, 09:49:46 AM
Just waiting for my jeans to come out of the dryer then i shall be off. I shall be visiting a number of vintage shops and a brother in law in Marylebone before heading over to drinkies, hopefully laden with rockabilly goodies!

I shall probably be wearing a black halterneck top, slightly shrunk black jeans (i'm sure they shouldnt be in the dryer!) and a big smile!
x
Title: Re: Frost*Bites 16th December 2012
Post by: Ash on December 16, 2012, 10:23:13 AM
I have decided to wear a Tinyfish T - just to be awkward.  Not sure what time I will get there - have a Secret Santa meal thing at 12.
Title: Re: Frost*Bites 16th December 2012
Post by: Pedro on December 16, 2012, 10:34:44 AM
Quote from: "Ash"
have a Secret Santa meal thing at 12.
Does someone else order your meal for you? ;)
Title: Re: Frost*Bites 16th December 2012
Post by: Againesis on December 16, 2012, 10:36:43 AM
Heading off in an hour! Forum tee firmly attached. Still have a spare ticket if anyone wants it for a small contribution - just PM me.
Title: Re: Frost*Bites 16th December 2012
Post by: catherine on December 16, 2012, 11:10:25 AM
Have a good time, y'all.
Title: Re: Frost*Bites 16th December 2012
Post by: L33VEY on December 16, 2012, 11:49:04 AM
Small change of plan.

Decided not to risk the London Sunday traffic, so leaving home at 5 and parking at Ebbsfleet before taking the High Speed to St Pancras in 18 minutes.

Forum t shirt is all ready..  Plus Frost* beanie for the queue... and Nellie's present from us all... and my ticket!
Title: Re: Frost*Bites 16th December 2012
Post by: catherine on December 16, 2012, 04:41:19 PM
If, as has happened at the last Frost*mas gigs, Jem should happen to lob items into the crowd such as Santa hats or masks, please could someone be a sweetie and grab one for me?
Title: Re: Frost*Bites 16th December 2012
Post by: turbo on December 16, 2012, 11:30:27 PM
Jem and the boys done good really good.  :D
Title: Re: Frost*Bites 16th December 2012
Post by: Ash on December 16, 2012, 11:40:52 PM
they only lobbed a few crackers Catherine - though some lucky person got some drumsticks
Title: Re: Frost*Bites 16th December 2012
Post by: Brom on December 17, 2012, 12:29:01 AM
Wow! that was something special! More tomorrah!
Title: Re: Frost*Bites 16th December 2012
Post by: Pedro on December 17, 2012, 01:43:51 AM
Jem said the crowd was too big for him to buy hats/masks/whatever for this time.
It wasn't an intimate little gig.
Title: Re: Frost*Bites 16th December 2012
Post by: catherine on December 17, 2012, 10:30:03 AM
Seems like everyone's been stunned into silence... Or hasn't woken up yet. What I've picked up from Twitter and FB is that Frost* were great but the venue wasn't. And 2 new songs were played.
Title: Re: Frost*Bites 16th December 2012
Post by: Pedro on December 17, 2012, 10:53:02 AM
I'm afraid real life stands between me and posting much about it yet. The venue was not bad....just like the Peel...put too many people in and it's not good any more.
Title: Re: Frost*Bites 16th December 2012
Post by: Brom on December 17, 2012, 10:55:36 AM
Quote from: "catherine"
Seems like everyone's been stunned into silence... Or hasn't woken up yet. What I've picked up from Twitter and FB is that Frost* were great but the venue wasn't. And 2 new songs were played.

Sorry, Blame Monday morning on my part... Yawwwwn.

The bits I remembered, a walk on similar to Rosfest with mods, a "What Ho" then straight into a new song. Then Hyperventilate, another new song, BLM, some very funny band interplay involving a "Brummie" Speak and Spell, (hope Pedro's vid captured this!) That led into a sample triggered loop (did that morph into a new song?, don't recall) then Dear Dead Days, more band sillyness involving a drum "duel" with Blunders (who was on superb form) vs Jem on ironing board!Milliontown in full to finish. Sadly no encore.

From where we were, 2nd balcony opposite Blunders, the sound was excellent, balanced just right for most of it. JM's guitar cut through brilliantly, lost a little of the Keys at times, but then we were the wrong side of the stage, if that makes sense.

Glad we opted for doors rather than the pub, several Frosties in close proximity in the queue, but it looks like lots took ages to get in  and missed the opening of the set. Then they found themselves crammed at the back of staircases.

Great to meet up with L33Vey, Julie, LFE, Philly, Pedders, Ash, TA, Nells. Most of those were brief as my gig buddy shot out at the end before I got a chance to say hello post-gig.

Shame you missed it, it was a good'un.  :D  :D

Oh yes, IT Bites were there as well  :lol:
Title: Re: Frost*Bites 16th December 2012
Post by: johninblack on December 17, 2012, 11:59:46 AM
Fab night. Some photos here. (http://https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.4982472237810.192951.1179575202&type=1)
Title: Re: Frost*Bites 16th December 2012
Post by: Trapezium Artist on December 17, 2012, 12:43:57 PM
Quote from: "johninblack"
Fab night. Some photos here. (http://https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.4982472237810.192951.1179575202&type=1)

Or not, as the case may be (the FB link is kaputt)  :(

Despite being one of the relatively late-comers from the pub, I managed to wiggle close to the front on the premise that I needed to give Pedro some money, and there I stayed. My goodness, he's a tall fellow. That said, he leant over the barrier and reduced his cross-section considerably, for which I'm thankful.

The relatively few pictures I managed / bothered to take from that vantage point will be posted anon. I wasn't terribly motivated to take many because (a) there was no chance to move around and change angle and (b) MikeEvs and others were in the mini-pit in front and will have done much, much better (it pains me greatly to admit  ;) ).

I will write more later: a good night out, albeit (for reasons I'll elaborate on later), not the greatest Frost* gig of my life, all things considered. (To be clear, the band played very, very well and the place was bouncing during the oldies-but-goodies, but there were other factors at work).

Oh well, just one picture of our little Green Goblin at work:

[attachment=0:2fjw1a5q]DSC_0745.jpg[/attachment:2fjw1a5q]
Title: Re: Frost*Bites 16th December 2012
Post by: Againesis on December 17, 2012, 01:26:37 PM
It was a cracker but yes..I agree..not as intimate as the best Frost gigs - but I guess as the reputation grows they're going to outgrow the nice little venues.  I hear the queue was hideous - I was near the front (having got there an hour early) but one of my lot was late and there was apparently still a queue when he got to The Scala at about 7:25 (he's an actor so put on a sob story about how his son was already inside and he had to check on him - sorry if he ended up pushing in front of any of you  :? ).

We were right up the front - centre (Sorry MikeEvs - I think I kept putting my mates coat on your head!!) and got JM's guitar full face all the way through hence the vocals and keys were a little quiet (and why my ears are still ringing).
Blunders and Nath were on stonking form.  High point I think was the Survivors section of MT.  There's not much that can force me to look away from Jem flying over the keys but last night I found myself staring open mouthed at Craig most of the gig.

The Brummie speak and spell dual was b.r.i.l.l. and the whole crowd chanting"ARSE" on demand was a classic Frost moment (what was the 4th word - Frost, Arse, Trumpet, ...?).  Really hope both that and the intro will find their way onto the Toys section of the forum at some point.

I'd never seen IB live before despite being a fan since Once Around The World days and thought they were great (although it must've been tough for Bob and John to follow Craig and Jem - Christ...would you want to go onstage and follow those two?!?!?).  It was good to see JM fly though as I feel he doesn't really get to shine in a lot of the Frost stuff.

Sadly had to rush off at the end so didn't get to see anyone (managed a very brief hi to LFE as he passed me in the queue) although spotted a few Forum Tees (and obviously Pedders leading the queue).

BTW - does anyone know what was being used to mic up JM's 4x12 and Nathan's TC Electronic?  Looked like odd blue baffles around the gtr mics and a big red thing on the bass.  Not seen them before and neither had my sound engineer buddy.
Title: Re: Frost*Bites 16th December 2012
Post by: Brom on December 17, 2012, 01:58:06 PM
Monkey!  :lol:
Title: Re: Frost*Bites 16th December 2012
Post by: Againesis on December 17, 2012, 02:04:30 PM
Quote from: "Brom"
Monkey!  :lol:
YES - thanks.  That's been seriously bugging me all morning.

Great comment from Blunders on FB just now:
Quote
In other news, on my list of things I wanted to achieve in my professional musical career I can now add, "playing 31/16 and 13/16 over 4/4 on an 80's speak and spell machine"
reeeeeeeeesult
Title: Re: Frost*Bites 16th December 2012
Post by: E.S. on December 17, 2012, 02:37:14 PM
Finally awake enough to post.

That was a seriously top night out! This time I could actually see the bands, and sound was pretty good for being so close to the stage on one side. Wearing plugs also help a lot, I'm very careful with my mixing ears. 8-)

But most importantly, both bands sounded great! It's so rare to see people having so much fun on stage while playing so intense and clever music. Truth be told, I don't even like going to gigs, especially prog gigs where everyone are just lost in their own world focusing on technical things. So worried about avoiding mistakes. Screw that, I'd rather have a few bum notes and a big smile on my face. Not that I really noticed any of that, I was too busy having fun. :D

This was my first experience with It Bites live, and holy banana potato salad, what a great band! Not only did they play almost all the songs I wanted, they played them great.

Also, it was REALLY nice to meet you all again. I'm sorry I didn't say hello to everyone, and I just took off right after they finished. I have been gigging myself, and had like 3-4 hours sleep since Friday, I have never felt so terrible. Nearly had to go during the gig, but it was SO worth the pain. For some reason had a total emotional breakdown when I got back to my room, so I guess this could have gone bad if I didn't just get some emergency sleep. Brain got a bit overloaded.

But anyway, this was one of the most fun gigs I have ever been to. I'll keep flying over, can't miss a band like this. :)
Title: Re: Frost*Bites 16th December 2012
Post by: JakeWorrell on December 17, 2012, 06:41:22 PM
My thoughts are as follows:

Brilliant as ever!

It Bites were great, very tight sounding etc. I enjoyed hearing songs from the tall ships and map of the past as they are the only ones I am familiar with.

Frost* were on top form. Plenty of japery as expected. I would have happily have seen Milliontown replaced by either TDL or a couple more tracks from EIMA but I know a lot of people prefer to hear Milliontown :)

The 2 new tracks sounded ace. 100% frost* songs, looking forward to hearing them again!

Overall, a great night. It was great to finally meet Fitzy, I saw a lot of other faces but by the time it was time to leave the venue everyone had moved so sorry I didn't get chance to say hello! I'll try again next time!
Title: Re: Frost*Bites 16th December 2012
Post by: daveyb on December 17, 2012, 06:42:27 PM
Arrived at the venue for 7.00pm,wasnt expecting that queue,finally got in 7.25,stood at bar- 6 deep,then heard intro"Our name is Frost etc",so raced upstairs couldnt get moved,finally finding a space right at back behind mixing desk.thought Jem,s keys and vocal could,ve been a bit louder at times,still enjoyed gig though,couple of new tunes as well.When It Bites came on,who I also love,moved down onto floor level,sound was a lot better-great set,Had great night 2 of my fave bands,just thought there was too many people for that venue & slow Queueing
Title: Re: Frost*Bites 16th December 2012
Post by: Mouse on December 17, 2012, 07:09:34 PM
That was one surreal gig experience for me. In a good way, I must add! I lingered maybe a bit too long at the pub and ended up in the queue outside the Travelodge next door. I didn't know what to expect, but bloody hell, I didn't expect it to be that popular! Anyway, I managed to shuffle into the main room itself as the intro was playing and ended up down on the floor by the left stairs. The crowd was mental - properly rammed. I was a bit concerned that quite a few people chose to stand right across the stairways - a good vantage point yes, but not so good for a quick escape in case of emergency. But anyway, it was just about sold out - that would indicate a big, packed in crowd, no?  ;)  I was absolutely exhausted, so halfway through BLM I thought I better get out for a breather... and ended up being pointed into the VIP area by a member of staff, which is where I stayed for the rest of the gig. The sound was pumped in through speakers direct from the mixing desk, so it was crystal clear, if lacking that gig atmosphere (and being pounded into submission by Blunders' drums  ;) ). It was surreal being seperated and yet part of the gig. Bizarre. But I got to hang out with Matt Stevens, Lord Twang himself (briefly) and Kavus from Knifeworld, so I can't complain.  8-)

The first thing that I noted was just how damn good Jem's voice sounded. That man's been looking after himself! Especially on the new tracks, which both sounded immense, of course. I particularly liked Heartstrings, it had a good riff thang goin'. The Speak & Spell section was... yeah. Typical.  :lol: While I was down there, the sound was pretty good. It wasn't the most balanced mix, but the volume was a surprise - very comfortable. Quite rare now, I think. Milliontown was great, but I don't think I'll miss it live. It is really rather long, after all. Nice for one last spin, though.  :)

It Bites - well, they're It Bites, aren't they? Solid. And they played the last two tracks I've been wanting to see / hear live for some time now, so I was very happy.  :)

The social aspect has become the highlight of these gigs for me, so it was excellent to hang out with so many wondreful people and see so many familiar faces, as well as find a few new ones. Cheers, all! There's never enough time, though, is there? And sorry to those I missed (Mr. Worrell, where the hell were you?), but with a crowd that size, I'm lucky I found the few I did.  :)

Massive thanks to Fogeyspasm whose gig going stamina is beyond heroic. Thank you again for the lift, mate.  :D
Title: Re: Frost*Bites 16th December 2012
Post by: JakeWorrell on December 17, 2012, 07:19:14 PM
Quote from: "Mouse"
Mr. Worrell, where the hell were you?

I saw you!! You walked past me in the queue (followed by Mr Ramsay if I'm not mistaken?). I hoped I'd catch you in the venue but alas it was far too packed, I couldn't see you anywhere :(

Oh well, tour next year, right? ;)
Title: Re: Frost*Bites 16th December 2012
Post by: SmartUK on December 17, 2012, 07:20:43 PM
Well, well...

That was quite a night, wasn't it?  Spent an hour or so in the urbane company of Pedro & clan at the front of the queue then got front-centre at the barrier right in front of Jem.  Sorry to anyone behind me who couldn't see past me but I don't get out that often and was determined to get as much out of this as I could!

Stonking set, ace new choonery, plenty of laughs (intended or not - see above) and a lovely feeling of belonging to the whole thing.

Great to meet so many of you at last, something I was really hoping would work out.  Sorry that Security saw fit to relieve me of the custard creams I'd brought along to dish out ("no food, mate!") but I did get them back afterwards and thought of you all as I ate them once I got home *burp*

Happy Christmas one and all :)
Title: Re: Frost*Bites 16th December 2012
Post by: steevc on December 17, 2012, 07:40:31 PM
Although I didn't mingle with the Frosties I had a great time last night. I just haven't gotten to know you all properly here. I was a bit worried by the long queue when I got there at 7, but got in in time.

I thought the sound was pretty good, with a few issues with the mix. Not too loud, although I found my ears were ringing on the way home. Maybe I should have brought my earplugs. I noticed they were being sold on the merch stall.

Frost* were excellent. This is my first time seeing either band, but I had some idea of what to expect from the various videos I've seen. I always like to see a band enjoying themselves.

I remember It Bites from their early days and knew a fair few of the songs. I think John does a pretty good job of emulating the original vocals. He and Nathan worked hard, but everyone was on top form.

I also wondered about the mics used on the bass cab. Looked odd.

Oh, and sorry to miss meeting Matt Stevens again. I thought he would probably be there.
Title: Re: Frost*Bites 16th December 2012
Post by: L33VEY on December 17, 2012, 07:58:48 PM
My offering to Pedro....

http://https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lF4vvvdmgjs

Had a good vantage as you can tell
Title: Re: Frost*Bites 16th December 2012
Post by: lyn on December 17, 2012, 08:21:29 PM
V cool, I couldn't see JM from behind the mixing desk.  Thanks!   :D Great night, all over FAR TOO SOON! Brillant to meet Frosties at the pub... in real life!  Great Hug! Gig was awesome, roll on Frost 3, can't wait.  When's the next gig eith Frost* headlining? (pretty please) Thanks for making it happen x
Title: Re: Frost*Bites 16th December 2012
Post by: robh on December 17, 2012, 08:38:33 PM
I had a great time at the gig, and managed to nab a good position on one of the raised areas on the lowest level.  It was great to hear a lot of the material again, and new stuff as well.
Title: Re: Frost*Bites 16th December 2012
Post by: Trapezium Artist on December 17, 2012, 09:14:39 PM
Quote from: "lyn"
V cool, I couldn't see JM from behind the mixing desk.  Thanks!   :D Great night, all over FAR TOO SOON! Brillant to meet Frosties at the pub... in real life!  Great Hug! Gig was awesome, roll on Frost 3, can't wait.  When's the next gig eith Frost* headlining? (pretty please) Thanks for making it happen x

Very good to meet you at the pub too, lyn; you should have ventured over to join us earlier and joined in with the usual enjoyable Frost*ie prattle ...  :)
Title: Re: Frost*Bites 16th December 2012
Post by: lyn on December 17, 2012, 09:33:34 PM
haha...hasta la proxima¡
How about we persuade Jem to bring Frost* to the Cambridge Rock Festival... it's up the road from me and the telescopes. JM played in the summer with It Bites... that would be Awesome.  We could have three whole days of Frostie*ness!  I could ask Dave...
Title: Re: Frost*Bites 16th December 2012
Post by: Ash on December 17, 2012, 09:37:00 PM
my best bit was the singalong to an instrumental - how absolutely fab  :D
Title: Re: Frost*Bites 16th December 2012
Post by: RacingHippo on December 17, 2012, 09:38:01 PM
Quote from: "lyn"
How about we persuade Jem to bring Frost* to the Cambridge Rock Festival...
I, for one, would welcome this venture.
Besides, it's not far for Catherine to come :)
Title: Re: Frost*Bites 16th December 2012
Post by: JakeWorrell on December 17, 2012, 09:46:13 PM
Quote from: "Ash"
my best bit was the singalong to an instrumental - how absolutely fab  :D

Aren't we prog fans funny? :D
Title: Re: Frost*Bites 16th December 2012
Post by: SmartUK on December 17, 2012, 09:56:02 PM
Btw, full Frost*-list:

Heartstrings
Hyperventilate
Fathers
BLM
[crackers + Speak & Spell]
Dear Dead Days
[intros]
Milliontown

:)
Title: Re: Frost*Bites 16th December 2012
Post by: Pedro on December 17, 2012, 09:58:21 PM
Nice work!
Liking the avatar too. :)
Title: Re: Frost*Bites 16th December 2012
Post by: SmartUK on December 17, 2012, 10:00:28 PM
Quote from: "L33VEY"
My offering to Pedro....

http://https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lF4vvvdmgjs

Had a good vantage as you can tell

Loving your work!
Title: Re: Frost*Bites 16th December 2012
Post by: Brom on December 17, 2012, 10:05:52 PM
Quote from: "L33VEY"
My offering to Pedro....

http://https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lF4vvvdmgjs

Had a good vantage as you can tell

I noted you were videoing it! Thought to myself - top bloke is old L33VEY! See you in the next queue!
Title: Re: Frost*Bites 16th December 2012
Post by: SmartUK on December 17, 2012, 10:21:36 PM
Quote from: "Pedro"
Nice work!
Liking the avatar too. :)

Thanks.  I do my best with what I've got!
Title: Re: Frost*Bites 16th December 2012
Post by: catherine on December 17, 2012, 10:38:10 PM
Quote from: "RacingHippo"
Quote from: "lyn"
How about we persuade Jem to bring Frost* to the Cambridge Rock Festival...
I, for one, would welcome this venture.
Besides, it's not far for Catherine to come :)

Ooh, that would be splendid!  :D
Title: Re: Frost*Bites 16th December 2012
Post by: Mouse on December 17, 2012, 10:45:31 PM
*cough* Celebr8.2 *cough*

 ;)
Title: Re: Frost*Bites 16th December 2012
Post by: SmartUK on December 17, 2012, 11:26:42 PM
This is my best approximation of the new walk-on:

our name is Frost*
how do you do
we're here today
to play for you
we've come all this way
on the M25
and it took us all day
'cause the traffic was shite
[...]John and Nathan will have a long night
'cuase they're playing as well later on with It Bites
but first they're with Frost*

To play old songs [Frost* songs]
That is what we will do [that is what we will do]
but best of all
we've got some new ones too
we're full of excitement
we're full of Christmas cheer
'cause later on
we'll be getting stuck into the beer
the boys are ready
they're ready to sing [ting-a-ling]
we've even put a comedy hat
on Nathan King
so ladies and gents
its finally time
to welcome on stage in an orderly line
John, Jem, Nathan [cheering...]
Title: Re: Frost*Bites 16th December 2012
Post by: lyn on December 17, 2012, 11:44:10 PM
Quote from: "Mouse"
*cough* Celebr8.2 *cough*

 ;)

Both??
Title: Re: Frost*Bites 16th December 2012
Post by: Pedro on December 18, 2012, 12:07:35 AM
Quote from: "SmartUK"
[...]John and Nathan will have a long night
I can't help with the cheer-masked stuff at the end but the earlier [...] might be; "Just think of John and Nath, they will have a long night..."??
Title: Re: Frost*Bites 16th December 2012
Post by: The Cosmic Lawnmower on December 18, 2012, 12:53:08 PM
From our perspective, we totally underestimated how getting into the venue would be and found ourselves quite some way back in the queue and subsequently not in the best of vantage points when we got in. However from what we could see it was a cracking show I thought both bands played really well. I felt some sympathy for JM who was battling a throat ailment but he was a real trooper and kept it going, it always makes things so much harder work singing when you're a little under the weather like that so respect due.
Great sound I thought, good clarity but not too loud.
Just a shame about the view... bloody low stages!
I think we only managed a few hello's this time, but to those we did meet, good to see ya and to those we missed we'll try harder next time round, although unfortunately we're gonna miss Celebrate2 as we'll be in the US chasing tornadoes.
Title: Re: Frost*Bites 16th December 2012
Post by: JakeWorrell on December 18, 2012, 02:52:42 PM
Can I just say thank you to all the people that stood there tirelessly with cameras and phones etc recording the evening's proceedings. Particularly Pedro who I could see stood there for the entirety of frost's set, camera in hand shortly before you disappeared into the ether just like everyone else I recognised.

I tend to not record much or take many photos as I prefer to try and take in as much of the real thing as possible so I'm very grateful to all you lovely gig recordery/photography people.
Title: Re: Frost*Bites 16th December 2012
Post by: rogerg on December 18, 2012, 05:09:43 PM
Quote from: "JakeWorrell"
Can I just say thank you to all the people that stood there tirelessly with cameras and phones etc recording the evening's proceedings. Particularly Pedro who I could see stood there for the entirety of frost's set, camera in hand shortly before you disappeared into the ether just like everyone else I recognised.

I tend to not record much or take many photos as I prefer to try and take in as much of the real thing as possible so I'm very grateful to all you lovely gig recordery/photography people.

Agreed!  Especially for us folks that couldn't be there!
Title: Re: Frost*Bites 16th December 2012
Post by: catherine on December 18, 2012, 05:44:49 PM
Seconded!
Title: Re: Frost*Bites 16th December 2012
Post by: L33VEY on December 18, 2012, 07:28:55 PM
Quote from: "Brom"
Quote from: "L33VEY"
My offering to Pedro....

http://https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lF4vvvdmgjs

Had a good vantage as you can tell

I noted you were videoing it! Thought to myself - top bloke is old L33VEY! See you in the next queue!

It was my pleasure to forego the pub and head straight for the queue to make sure that all Frost*ies got to see something - wasn't thinking of myself at all   ;)
Title: Re: Frost*Bites 16th December 2012
Post by: HannahS on December 19, 2012, 12:16:35 AM
Well, what can I say? After waiting so long to see them, pretty much 5 years by my calculations, I was not dissapointed :) An excellent excellent evening all round. Managed to get relatively close to the front, and wasn't too fussed with the extraordinarily tall people stood at the front, I wasn't photographing or videoing it, so grateful hugely for those that did. I did infact see a certain Ester Segarra (gig photographer) entering the venue and then saw her taking photos in the photo pit (now I know she normally photographs for the likes of Terrorizer and Metal Hammer magazines, but I can only assume she was taking photos for Classic Rock Prog, with it being the same publisher as Metal Hammer, as I can't really see it being page-fodder for the afore mentioned mags), so will be keeping an eye out in future issues. I didn't meet anyone from here, but managed to drag two non-Frost*-familiars with me who thankfully also thoroughly enjoyed it. I loved the Brummie speak & spell, pure genius, & have watch the YouTube too many times to mention today, and I think I shall cherish my first live experience of Hyperventilate & BLM for the rest of my days :) The venue, I thought, was beautiful, and had hilarious fun trying to find the upper floors & ended up in the glassed off area for It Bites. The bar situation was crazy, and the bar prices typically London, but only minor gripes, and didn't mar the evening one bit. So, bring on the next gig, that's all I can say!
Title: Re: Frost*Bites 16th December 2012
Post by: Pedro on December 19, 2012, 12:48:22 AM
Thanks for sharing that...and so glad you enjoyed it.
Glad the videos are going down well too.

I do have a few more clips that can go up sometime but I have other stuff to deal with at the moment so they'll have to wait.

As one of the tall people, even though I was something like 8th through the doors and had the pick of the rail, I did my usual trick of staying away from the middle but also not giving up the hard-queued-for right to a "good spot", particularly for the family members who have come to share the gig experience with me but don't have the height to see from anywhere else.
Capturing some of what goes on seems a good way of "offsetting" the fact that I inescapably block the view of some of those who choose to (or settle for having to) stand behind me...that and cultivating a knee-wrecking stoop/crouch that someone of my build finds hard to maintain for extended periods.
But enough of that wibble... :)

I would fully support a motion to declare everyone over 6 foot a "VIP" and let them sit and watch on comfy chairs in air-conditioned, double glazed, muso-accompanied, private-bar serviced, perfect-mix-from-the-sound-desk comfort.  :D
Title: Re: Frost*Bites 16th December 2012
Post by: gr8gonzo on December 19, 2012, 02:57:33 AM
Quote from: "Pedro"
I would fully support a motion to declare everyone over 6 foot a "VIP" and let them sit and watch on comfy chairs in air-conditioned, double glazed, muso-accompanied, private-bar serviced, perfect-mix-from-the-sound-desk comfort.  :D

Ah, but I feel badly for those people as they've missed out in some fashion, haven't they?

As an American without an international gig budget, I am very, very grateful to everyone who filmed the show and have shared what I already knew would be a gig for the ages. Shame it was a little short on the Frost* end of the bill. I know EIMA's tough to manage without Dec, but I would not have minded Wonderland (or TDL, for that matter). Regardless, it seemed like a fantastic show and I hope to catch them again one day.
Title: Re: Frost*Bites 16th December 2012
Post by: JimD on December 19, 2012, 01:12:23 PM
Here's a review from me that seems to deal with the incidentals as much the music, but nevertheless I had a spiffing time!

Arrived in London at about 18:10 and felt quite thrilled walking around in my normal winter attire of michelin-man puffa jacket and Frost* hat as for once I was likely to be outed as a prog fan by the Frost*erisk (not likely on my normal commute to work). So I kept my eyes peeled for any nods of recognition as I trundled through St Pancras and King's Cross.  I saw none, so whether I was noticed amidst the parade of shops and sweeping ceilings I know not, but I got to the Scala at about 18:25 and the queue didn't look too bad.  Txtd my mate Lozza to say I might nip off for a coffee but decided not to, and rightly so as it rapidly got *really* long and some sort of barrier things were put in place.

Lozza was in fact running late and I was getting worried as to what to do if we started getting into the venue before he arrived, as I had the tickets, but he turned up just in time and the nice lady behind me did not mind him joining me in the queue. Then, classically, the pair of us waited for 15 minutes in the foyer whilst he ate his sandwich... :S

Anyway, we eventually got in and took a place on the RH balcony, which gave an ace view over the crowd, though the Blunderdrums were quite dimly lit.  I was seriously surprised at how full it got though. Once the band came on every spot around and in front of us seemed occupied in the end and there were a few incidents of wincidence when people tried to move around our bit of the venue - not only uncomfortable squeezing but there were a few consternated folk who either didn't wanna move or knew you couldn't move or something. I was glad of my nice view at this point and pondered for a micro second on a night when The Big Machine might be played of the time that our own band, Small Machine, played the Scala and we didn't have that packed crowd problem :) (http://youtu.be/-cm4V1AW_QM (http://youtu.be/-cm4V1AW_QM) if yer interested...)

So, to the music - it was just great to see Frost* full stop; the readings on the exciteograph had gone off the scale and it was a great choice to kick off the gig with a new track - Heartstrings.  I look forward to hearing that in its final form - it sounded like the best of each player crafted into a great showcase track.  Elsewhere throughout the whole set I was particularly taken by Nathan King's immense bass tone; I couldn't appreciate it so well last year at the Peel but this time it was the real foundation of the sound.  Blunders punctuated each song with his enthusiasm and verve, and Jem seemed to be having a whale of a time, though the keys were hard to pick out at times from our sonic vantage point.  There was a great vocal blend going on too. I have to say I was somewhat worried by John Mitchell though - no problem with his playing or singing, but he seemed really subdued and almost worried looking at times; I put a lot of that down perhaps to having to play both sets and be the focal point for the whole night, and later when he explained at the start of the It Bites set that their touring had shot their voices to bits I could see why he might have looked worried before his frontman role in the IB set.

Nevertheless the Frost* set was ace, and with Hyperventilate, another new song, BLM, Dear Dead Days and the whole of Milliontown it was going to be very groovy indeed - how could it not be groovy?! The silly stuff was silly, and seeing JG dancing to "Blunders Style" was truly odd. I loved the batch of the audience who were singing along to the melodies in the instrumental sections and it was good to know there was a lot of love out there in that big old audience for the band.  "I saw Frost* live and they did Milliontown" - just reading that makes perfect sense of a great evening, and the band carried off a bloody complicated song with ease.

Lozza and I had a quick review of proceedings in the break and then it was on for IB.  John Mitchell had perked up considerably and was taking no prisoners with the crowd; he wanted to know we were out there and I hope we got the message across.  The audience had thinned out slightly after Frost* from my perspective, but though I'd not seen IB before I was struck by how much love there was in the crowd - this band had got a lot of fans in the audience and you didn't have to look far to see someone singing along in a way that suggested this was an important moment for them.  To be honest, I've not experienced this in many gigs outside the prog genre.  Somehow with this music, these fans and these crowds you get a special sense of special music.  It may not be top of the charts to the wider world but it's clearly top of the hearts, and when you are in a crowd amongst real fans there's always the chance of a litte musical epiphany where the next time you hear the records they all sound just that bit better for having shared the songs in a crowd.

At one point JM asked whilst tuning who had the new LP (LOUD CHEERS!) and who thought it was shit (did he say that? I think he did)? SILENCE. I'm grateful to Pedro, DS and Duey for their suggestions for preparing for the gig; it was ace to hear them rip through Ghosts and Plastic Dreamer, and when they did Meadow and The Stream and The Wind That Shakes The Barley I was blown away - live, the band injected the songs with a great deal of passion and verve.  The Big Machine was epic, Cartoon Graveyard was knockout, and, just as seeing Frost* and seeing Milliontown makes perfect sense, they went and finished off with Once Around The World.  I was taken back to seeing the band recording it on a Channel 4 show called Twang, Bang, Kerrang (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-AveJxs_TmY (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-AveJxs_TmY)) and wondered if the young JM had seen it back then too - and now he was onstage doing it for real.  Throughout the set Nathan King did some sterling bass playing (including some complex runs as well as solid foundation work) and vocals, and of course the two original "Biters" were there, with John Beck in his seated pose tickling various keyboards and the metronomic Bob Dalton nailing everything down from the back. I wonder now if all those backing vocals I'd attributed to John Beck weren't coming from Bob Dalton...

Part of me hoped the circumstances might have meant the encore would include Blunders and Jem joining It Bites for a proper Frost*Bites collaboration on one song, but I guess logistically that would have been a tall order. Nevertheless Kiss Like Judas caused a lot of happy bopping and rounded the night and my own year of gigs off nicely.
Title: Re: Frost*Bites 16th December 2012
Post by: LivingForever on December 19, 2012, 01:59:40 PM
Great review!  :)
Title: Re: Frost*Bites 16th December 2012
Post by: JimD on December 19, 2012, 04:41:11 PM
Quote from: "LivingForever"
Great review!

Cheers Squire!  :D
Title: Re: Frost*Bites 16th December 2012
Post by: Mikey on December 19, 2012, 06:33:25 PM
Quote from: "Trapezium Artist"
Oh well, just one picture of our little Green Goblin at work:
Goblin you say?  :D

(http://http://i250.photobucket.com/albums/gg258/Mikewhitehead75/P1040847_zpsce12188a.jpg)
Title: Re: Frost*Bites 16th December 2012
Post by: Mikey on December 19, 2012, 06:36:55 PM
Quote from: "catherine"
Seems like everyone's been stunned into silence... Or hasn't woken up yet. What I've picked up from Twitter and FB is that Frost* were great but the venue wasn't. And 2 new songs were played.
Bah!! you're a hard taskmaster, some of us had a 3 1/2 hour drive home and had to get up an hour before we got home. Still recovering. But it was a belting gig
Title: Re: Frost*Bites 16th December 2012
Post by: mattstevens on December 19, 2012, 07:14:56 PM
Quote from: "Pedro"

I would fully support a motion to declare everyone over 6 foot a "VIP" and let them sit and watch on comfy chairs in air-conditioned, double glazed, muso-accompanied, private-bar serviced, perfect-mix-from-the-sound-desk comfort.  :D

This!!
Title: Re: Frost*Bites 16th December 2012
Post by: SmartUK on December 19, 2012, 07:34:04 PM
I'm sorry if my wide, mulleted frame obscured things for people behind me but I did get to the front of the queue at 5:15 so that I could be there, saddo that I am :)  That's probably it gig-wise for me for another few years anyway!
Title: Re: Frost*Bites 16th December 2012
Post by: Pedro on December 19, 2012, 07:37:02 PM
Nooo...Day ticket for Celebr8.2 Saturday....£10 all day NCP built on the side of the venue and mucho space for Frost*ie nattering...go on, go on, go on, go on...
Title: Re: Frost*Bites 16th December 2012
Post by: DueyC on December 19, 2012, 08:26:19 PM
Quote from: "JimD"
the nice lady behind me did not mind him joining me in the queue.

That was me. Pleased to meet you and thanks for a great review of the gig.  :)
Title: Re: Frost*Bites 16th December 2012
Post by: LivingForever on December 19, 2012, 08:48:42 PM
Quote from: "Mikey"
Quote from: "Trapezium Artist"
Oh well, just one picture of our little Green Goblin at work:
Goblin you say?  :D

(http://http://i250.photobucket.com/albums/gg258/Mikewhitehead75/P1040847_zpsce12188a.jpg)


Nicely capturing the fluffy bit of hat which stuck to the back of Jem's head, there...
Title: Re: Frost*Bites 16th December 2012
Post by: PhilHarmonic on December 19, 2012, 09:34:59 PM
I agree - what an amazing night - me and my fellow Frostie Bites mates were delayed by the queue and missed the start of the ''support'' band - but, once we split up to find our own slots it all seemed to fall into place.  Yup, like others, some of us were stuck behind fans who were taller than our dimunitive shells but, for me, I blame my poor diet when younger.  Nonetheless, all I would request for future benefit - stand still please!  Having a good view of Jem's head is OK if it lasts!

If the new offerings on the night ''asre'' the way to go for Frost 3, then bring it on...!  Could be fun...!

As for the It Bites set - utterly fantastic.  All the 'hits and more' as they used to say.  Their next outing into recording land has got to be something special after the last two albums.

So, all that is left to say is ''Happy Christmas'' to one and all and, if I may hi-jack this part of the forum, my ''card'' to you all is my simple musical offering.

https://dl.dropbox.com/u/17885303/Almos ... istmas.MP3 (https://dl.dropbox.com/u/17885303/Almost%20Christmas.MP3)

It's been up here before a couple of years ago but it might be OK to let you all hear it again.  As Neil Innes once said, ''I have suffered for my music, now it's your turn'' - ha ha!!

Happy Crimbo

PH
Title: Re: Frost*Bites 16th December 2012
Post by: RacingHippo on December 20, 2012, 09:57:16 AM
Quote from: "JimD"
I was taken back to seeing the band recording it on a Channel 4 show called Twang, Bang, Kerrang (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-AveJxs_TmY (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-AveJxs_TmY)) and wondered if the young JM had seen it back then too - and now he was onstage doing it for real.  
Very likely!
The first time I saw IB-reincarnated was in Manchester soon after JM had joined 'em (they still had DIck Nolan on bass... in body if not in spirit!). He addressed the masses near the end of the show and said how he'd been a big fan of IB in his youth and had dreamed of being in Dunnery's shoes... and now here he was, doing just that. A genuine boyhood dream come true.
It was very, very touching.

Got a lot of respect for that fella, I have.
Title: Re: Frost*Bites 16th December 2012
Post by: Pedro on December 21, 2012, 02:14:45 AM
When videoing gigs I sometimes try to capture some of the audience reaction by turning the camera around.
Most times this results in 5-10 seconds of pitch black...but this time the lights were accommodating enough to light 5 frames of my slow pan.
I grabbed these and "stitched" them together to create a panorama.
You might be able to spot yourselves in this....(you may have to click on it to see the whole image

(http://http://i122.photobucket.com/albums/o265/waitepb/Frost_Crowd_zps108c7431.png) (http://http://i122.photobucket.com/albums/o265/waitepb/Frost_Crowd_zps108c7431.png)
Title: Re: Frost*Bites 16th December 2012
Post by: JakeWorrell on December 21, 2012, 03:27:50 AM
I can see my hair! And my mate Ste!

My face is eclipsed by someone. probably for the best.
Title: Re: Frost*Bites 16th December 2012
Post by: Pedro on December 21, 2012, 09:01:19 AM
Eclipsed by which person? Can you describe?
Title: Re: Frost*Bites 16th December 2012
Post by: Trapezium Artist on December 21, 2012, 10:08:43 AM
Oh dear; I'm there, but the look on my face suggests either an ecstatic response to some ongoing on-stage Frost*ie widdling, or an unconscious desire to grab forty winks in mid-gig at the end of a tiring year ...  ;)
Title: Re: Frost*Bites 16th December 2012
Post by: JakeWorrell on December 21, 2012, 12:07:12 PM
Quote from: "Pedro"
Eclipsed by which person? Can you describe?

Ermmmmm

Well I'm in front of the guy with long hair and glasses that looks a bit like Steven Wilson. You can see the right shoulder of my sexy new tweed jacket and all of my hair and a tiny bit of my forehead. I'm eclipsed by the gentleman with very short receding (sorry) grey hair. Just left of centre of the photo. In line with the corner of the sound booth that is most prominent.

I did want to come over and say hi Pedders but everyone else was saying Hi and then the gig started and then you were GONE! Next time I will come to the pub first, lesson learned.
Title: Re: Frost*Bites 16th December 2012
Post by: E.S. on December 21, 2012, 12:57:03 PM
I think I see a shiny bald head there. Might be me. Position is about right.
Title: Re: Frost*Bites 16th December 2012
Post by: catherine on December 21, 2012, 01:01:07 PM
Quote from: "Trapezium Artist"
Oh dear; I'm there, but the look on my face suggests either an ecstatic response to some ongoing on-stage Frost*ie widdling, or an unconscious desire to grab forty winks in mid-gig at the end of a tiring year ...  ;)

Where? I looked but couldn't see a snoozing TA anywhere.
Title: Re: Frost*Bites 16th December 2012
Post by: Trapezium Artist on December 21, 2012, 01:53:01 PM
Quote from: "catherine"
Quote from: "Trapezium Artist"
Oh dear; I'm there, but the look on my face suggests either an ecstatic response to some ongoing on-stage Frost*ie widdling, or an unconscious desire to grab forty winks in mid-gig at the end of a tiring year ...  ;)

Where? I looked but couldn't see a snoozing TA anywhere.

The rightmost of the two front-rowers in the "red zone" (i.e. the left-most picture in Pedro's sequence). Eyes closed, mouth open, catching flies. To the left (looking at the picture) is DrBlowThingsUp and immediately above his luscious locks, the bald pate may indeed be E.S.
Title: Re: Frost*Bites 16th December 2012
Post by: rogerg on December 21, 2012, 03:14:44 PM
I think I see Stephen Hawking.
Title: Re: Frost*Bites 16th December 2012
Post by: catherine on December 21, 2012, 03:20:51 PM
Quote from: "Trapezium Artist"
Quote from: "catherine"
Quote from: "Trapezium Artist"
Oh dear; I'm there, but the look on my face suggests either an ecstatic response to some ongoing on-stage Frost*ie widdling, or an unconscious desire to grab forty winks in mid-gig at the end of a tiring year ...  ;)

Where? I looked but couldn't see a snoozing TA anywhere.

The rightmost of the two front-rowers in the "red zone" (i.e. the left-most picture in Pedro's sequence). Eyes closed, mouth open, catching flies. To the left (looking at the picture) is DrBlowThingsUp and immediately above his luscious locks, the bald pate may indeed be E.S.

Ah yes, I see you now.  :D

So who's the sleeping beauty wearing the Santa hat to the R of the pic?
Title: Re: Frost*Bites 16th December 2012
Post by: Trapezium Artist on December 21, 2012, 03:59:54 PM
Quote from: "rogerg"
I think I see Stephen Hawking.

Ah, maybe that was him on the Speak 'n' Spell ... ;-)
Title: Re: Frost*Bites 16th December 2012
Post by: rogerg on December 21, 2012, 04:10:47 PM
heh
Title: Re: Frost*Bites 16th December 2012
Post by: DueyC on December 21, 2012, 04:43:16 PM
Quote from: "catherine"
So who's the sleeping beauty wearing the Santa hat to the R of the pic?

That'll be me. Not one of my more flattering poses. :oops:
Title: Re: Frost*Bites 16th December 2012
Post by: Mikey on December 22, 2012, 02:18:37 PM
Possible sighting of my hands and camera to the extreme right.
Title: Re: Frost*Bites 16th December 2012
Post by: Againesis on December 22, 2012, 06:58:03 PM
Ooh - that's me at the front centre - the shorty in front of the tall bloke with the Santa hat. Queued for an hour before doors open, flying visit past the merch desk and then roots out down there all night.
Title: Re: Frost*Bites 16th December 2012
Post by: lyn on December 22, 2012, 08:43:21 PM
You might be able to spot yourselves ... or not!
We ended up in the empty space to the right of the mixing cage... still talking with Nellie when you took that shot!  Great view of everything left of centre! Spent half the time watching the cage guys  and their mates watch LEDs, then fly into action  when something unplugged itself! No set list on a scrap of paper...
 that's rare...
Title: Re: Frost*Bites 16th December 2012
Post by: Trapezium Artist on December 23, 2012, 12:28:06 AM
Sorry for the cross-posting: I'm not sure how many are watching the "Photography at Frost*Bites?" thread ...

I finally managed to find time to go through the rather small collection of pictures I took at Frost*Bites and pick out a select few for your delectation. I wasn't in the best of locations, photography-wise, and couldn't move to get a variety of shots. Plus, as Mike will confirm, the lighting was bogging awful in this regard. Plus, of course, he and others were down in the pit with their sacks o' kit, so better able to have a comprehensive go at it (which Mike certainly did very well at).

Nevertheless, there are a few of my pictures which I'm happy with and more than happy to share with you all:

http://http://www.flickr.com/photos/markmccaughrean/sets/72157632316087262/

Enjoy!  :D
Title: Re: Frost*Bites 16th December 2012
Post by: RacingHippo on December 23, 2012, 08:49:57 AM
Lovely photo of me and Thea in deep conversation :)
Not sure why you had to Photoshop quite so many chins onto that other one of me, though....  :o
Title: Re: Frost*Bites 16th December 2012
Post by: Trapezium Artist on December 23, 2012, 10:49:00 AM
Quote from: "RacingHippo"
Lovely photo of me and Thea in deep conversation :)
Not sure why you had to Photoshop quite so many chins onto that other one of me, though....  :o

Ah, that's the cunning plan, y'see. Inserting additional chins I do for free; removing excess ones I only do upon receipt of envelopes stuffed with large quantities of used bank notes ...  ;)
Title: Re: Frost*Bites 16th December 2012
Post by: JimD on December 23, 2012, 12:03:16 PM
Some cool photos there TA.  

Scouring Pedro's pic has reminded me that there was someone in a Panda outfit there, wasn't there?  Tell me I wasn't/am not still hallucinating!
Title: Re: Frost*Bites 16th December 2012
Post by: MikeEvs on December 23, 2012, 12:49:37 PM
Quote from: "JimD"
Some cool photos there TA.  

Scouring Pedro's pic has reminded me that there was someone in a Panda outfit there, wasn't there?  Tell me I wasn't/am not still hallucinating!


Your not hallucinating that was Thea the girl in TA's pic with RH
Title: Re: Frost*Bites 16th December 2012
Post by: johninblack on December 23, 2012, 01:35:15 PM
Quote from: "Trapezium Artist"
Quote from: "RacingHippo"
Lovely photo of me and Thea in deep conversation :)
Not sure why you had to Photoshop quite so many chins onto that other one of me, though....  :o

Ah, that's the cunning plan, y'see. Inserting additional chins I do for free; removing excess ones I only do upon receipt of envelopes stuffed with large quantities of used bank notes ...  ;)

'tis a valid and quite honestly a quite humane way to supplement one's income. :twisted:
Title: Re: Frost*Bites 16th December 2012
Post by: Mikey on December 23, 2012, 02:15:16 PM
Quote from: "Mikey"
Possible sighting of my hands and camera to the extreme right.

Taking this photo

(http://http://i250.photobucket.com/albums/gg258/Mikewhitehead75/P1040837_zpsc4267acc.jpg)
Title: Re: Frost*Bites 16th December 2012
Post by: Mikey on December 23, 2012, 02:25:52 PM
Quote from: "RacingHippo"
Lovely photo of me and Thea in deep conversation
& drink, no change there then  ;)
Title: Re: Frost*Bites 16th December 2012
Post by: johninblack on December 23, 2012, 04:03:20 PM
Quote from: "Mikey"
Quote from: "Mikey"
Possible sighting of my hands and camera to the extreme right.

Taking this photo


Still no actual evidence of your alleged attendance, you could have nicked that photo from anyone.  :twisted:

It's looking like you will have to get a sworn affidavit from someone trustworthy who can prove they were there and who would confirm you story.
Title: Re: Frost*Bites 16th December 2012
Post by: RacingHippo on December 23, 2012, 10:35:02 PM
Quote from: "Mikey"
Quote from: "RacingHippo"
Lovely photo of me and Thea in deep conversation
& drink, no change there then  ;)
If you look closer you'll see that it's a bottle of sodding water.
I'd had 5 pints of excellent real ale at the pub, so didn't feel the need to spend a week's wages on any more ;)
Title: Re: Frost*Bites 16th December 2012
Post by: Mikey on December 26, 2012, 07:37:56 AM
Quote from: "johninblack"
Quote from: "Mikey"
Quote from: "Mikey"
Possible sighting of my hands and camera to the extreme right.

Taking this photo


Still no actual evidence of your alleged attendance, you could have nicked that photo from anyone.  :twisted:

It's looking like you will have to get a sworn affidavit from someone trustworthy who can prove they were there and who would confirm you story.
Shouldn't have worn my Mikey forum shirt.....everyone avoided me  :(  :(  :(

Right, where's Philly?
Title: Re: Frost*Bites 16th December 2012
Post by: landslug on December 27, 2012, 05:32:23 AM
Hi!

I hope everyone's holidays are good, and that the viruses going around haven't affected too many. I've been sick since I stepped off the plane in Philly (could be an omen?), and it seems like some sort of worldwide conspiracy is taking place.

Anyway.. It was great seeing everyone again! I spent so much time trying to catch up with everyone that the music almost got away from me. Almost.. Good singing, good playing, "Oh hey, there's (insert name here)!"

I'm sorry I didnt get to see everyone, but I had a great time at the Craft Beer pub and at the Scala .. I really missed you all very much, and I thank Richard Branson for running that airfare sale so I could attend.

'Til next time!  


ps.. I'm drunk, and I love all you wonderful people   :D
Title: Re: Frost*Bites 16th December 2012
Post by: Mossive Attack on December 28, 2012, 04:56:25 PM
Mike...hope you're recovering by now. I am...just!
A fab day all round and lots more good memories to store away....
Until the next one!
Title: Re: Frost*Bites 16th December 2012
Post by: Mikey on December 29, 2012, 08:56:07 AM
Quote from: "johninblack"
It's looking like you will have to get a sworn affidavit from someone trustworthy who can prove they were there and who would confirm you story.

Dear Mr. L. Forever

Would you be ever so kind as to enquire of your dear(ly beloved we are gathered here today) Miss P. Delphia whether she would confirm my attendance at the afore-mentioned musical venue.

Love and kisses

Mr. M. I. Key


Was Mr. L. Slug there?
Title: Re: Frost*Bites 16th December 2012
Post by: MikeEvs on December 29, 2012, 11:49:53 AM
Quote from: "Mikey"
Quote from: "johninblack"
It's looking like you will have to get a sworn affidavit from someone trustworthy who can prove they were there and who would confirm you story.

Dear Mr. L. Forever

Would you be ever so kind as to enquire of your dear(ly beloved we are gathered here today) Miss P. Delphia whether she would confirm my attendance at the afore-mentioned musical venue.

Love and kisses

Mr. M. I. Key


Was Mr. L. Slug there?

I can confirm the attendance of Mr. L. Slug, and how did I not see you if you were stood near Miss P. Delphia
Title: Re: Frost*Bites 16th December 2012
Post by: Mikey on December 29, 2012, 11:55:12 AM
Quote from: "MikeEvs"
how did I not see you if you were stood near Miss P. Delphia
You were too busy with the hubble telescope ;)
Title: Re: Frost*Bites 16th December 2012
Post by: Ash on December 30, 2012, 07:31:23 AM
Quote from: "MikeEvs"

I can confirm the attendance of Mr. L. Slug, and how did I not see you if you were stood near Miss P. Delphia

I can confirm the attendance of Mr. L. Slug, and how did I not see you if you were stood near Miss P. Delphia and I stood next to her.  :lol:
Title: Re: Frost*Bites 16th December 2012
Post by: MikeEvs on December 31, 2012, 06:36:25 PM
Quote from: "Ash"
Quote from: "MikeEvs"

I can confirm the attendance of Mr. L. Slug, and how did I not see you if you were stood near Miss P. Delphia

I can confirm the attendance of Mr. L. Slug, and how did I not see you if you were stood near Miss P. Delphia and I stood next to her.  :lol:


As seen here Ash stood next to Miss P. Delphia

(http://http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8338/8285105619_9e2bda0574_c.jpg) (http://http://www.flickr.com/photos/mikeevstog/8285105619/)
Frost* (http://http://www.flickr.com/photos/mikeevstog/8285105619/) by MikeEvstog (http://http://www.flickr.com/people/mikeevstog/), on Flickr