It would appear that August has arrived and Green Man is but days away so it must be time to confirm arrangements for this year's meet.
It has become customary for users of this forum, old and new, to meet up on the Thursday evening for a drink and a chat to kick things off. It’s always a very relaxed and informal affair, and a great way for newcomers to pick up a few tips and meet a few friendly faces that you’re likely to bump into from time to time over the weekend.
Just pop by and say a quick hello, or stay chatting into the evening ... whatever suits. There’s no pressure or expectation whatsoever.
We usually have kids of all ages there, and even an occasional grown up. Families, friends, solo travellers, teetotallers, alcoholics, music fans, twee fans, and even fans of Future Islands! Dress code is a green t-shirt if you have one, purely to aid identification of the group. The infamous 'All Night Disco Wrecked My Weekend' thread may be dead, but we strive to keep its memory alive so if you see anyone wearing the t-shirt in the link below you’re certainly in the right place.
So where and when? As last year's arrangements appeared to work well, so I’m suggesting a return to the Walled Garden, directly in front of the bar, with a start time of 6pm. We’ll be there for a few hours so pop along when you can.
Anyone using Twitter should follow @ANDWMW for any last-minute updates.
Settlers and early arrivals might like to pop along to the Cinema Tent at 4:30pm, when there's a short film celebrating the work of the Merthyr College film studies students at Green Man. As some of you know our friend Cyfarthfa sacrifices most of his festival to support and tutor these guys in documenting the festival, and delivering the big screen visuals that add to our enjoyment. Hope to see a few of you there and lots more in the Walled Garden later ...