I think it’s considered my responsibility to kick this thread off each year. Like most things, I normally leave it later that I should.
I don’t know about you but this year I feel more in need of my favourite weekend than ever before, and Green Man is next month! That’s right just 45 days to the start of the festival, even fewer for the lucky Settlers. Thinking about that has cheered me up on this dreary Monday morning, so I thought it was time for the Forum meet-up thread.
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 a few people who reckon they’re grown up. Families, friends, solo travellers, teetotallers, alcoholics, music fans, twee fans, and t-shirts honouring our favourite thread. Yes, look for anyone wearing the t-shirt in the link below and you’re in the right place.
So where and when? As Thursday evening and the area around the Far Out stage will be busier than ever this year, I’m proposing a return to the Walled Garden, directly in front of the man bar, with a start time of 5:30 - 6pm (immediately after Meatraffle).
I know some folk won’t be set-up and ready to party by then, and others will want to watch Flamingods etc., but we’ll be there for a few hours so pop along when you can.
We may even have a VIP or VIC drop by!
Oh, and in deference to this new-fangled social media thing I’ve set-up a Twitter account that we can use together with this thread to keep ourselves updated in advance of, and during, the festival.
It’s @ANDWMW so get following and twitting …