Melbourne Rod Laver Arena pre-concert gathering

The last leg of the Old Ideas tour in November and December 2013
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Melbourne Rod Laver Arena pre-concert gathering

Postby Andrew (Darby) » Wed Nov 13, 2013 3:58 pm

Hi there, re the Rod Laver Arena concert (next Wednesday, Nov 20), if you are interested, I've organized a pre-concert meet-up for 5.30 pm at an Italian restaurant that is about a 15 minute walk from the venue. ;-)

If you are interested in attending this, please email me here and I can give you more details and can include you in the numbers for this group booking:
darby203@bigpond.com

Cheers,
Andrew :)
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Re: Melbourne Rod Laver Arena pre-concert gathering

Postby Andrew (Darby) » Thu Nov 21, 2013 3:58 pm

Hi folks,

Our gathering at the Italian restaurant went off to plan without any hitches and I think everyone really enjoyed it, with no negative reports (I’m aware of) about the food, service, cost, or distance from our venue etc. :D

We ended up with 21 people in total, comprised of a mixture of Forum members and their friends. My friends included old schoolmates, one of whom I hadn’t seen since 1978/9. It was also particularly nice to have Christelle from France (‘LC&LC’) along with Aad and Gery (‘bogra’) from the Netherlands. 8)

Of the Forum regulars (or otherwise), apart from myself, there was ‘AlanM’, ‘B4real’, ‘blonde madonna’, ‘Junk’, ‘LC&LC’, ‘bogra’ and ‘Jenny Hume’.

I haven’t tagged anyone in the photos, though that could always happen in some way (such as self disclosure) I guess. ;-)

Cheers,
Andrew :)
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The sadness of the seasons
The madness of the moons'
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Re: Melbourne Rod Laver Arena pre-concert gathering

Postby Andrew (Darby) » Thu Nov 21, 2013 4:07 pm

...and there were more from where they came from. ;-)

Cheers,
Andrew :)
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The sadness of the seasons
The madness of the moons'
~ Mervyn Peake ~
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Re: Melbourne Rod Laver Arena pre-concert gathering

Postby blonde madonna » Fri Nov 22, 2013 4:26 am

Thank you for organising the meet-up Andrew. Food and service was great, they brought us complimentary hot chips while we waited for our orders and they played Leonard for us, couldn't ask for more.

The photos make me realise how many people were there that I didn't get to say hello to! I will out myself as the non-blonde woman :oops: in the last picture of your first set, talking to LC&LC (and I now know what her forum name means). Now I'm hoping others will follow.
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Re: Melbourne Rod Laver Arena pre-concert gathering

Postby AlanM » Fri Nov 22, 2013 2:16 pm

I am the studious one in the first photo of the 2nd posting, adjacent to the wine bottles.
Very apt, some may say.

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Re: Melbourne Rod Laver Arena pre-concert gathering

Postby Andrew (Darby) » Sun Nov 24, 2013 6:11 am

I'm the hatted bespectacled one.

Cheers,
Andrew :)
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I only sing the tunes
The sadness of the seasons
The madness of the moons'
~ Mervyn Peake ~
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Re: Melbourne Rod Laver Arena pre-concert gathering

Postby B4real » Mon Nov 25, 2013 1:46 am

Thank you Andrew for organizing this, I had a great time! I had a mouthful of food when Alan took the photo. I was sitting opposite Andrew and his friend ......
I'm in the second photo on the left with the rimless specs and long honey ash brown hair (my natural colour) and in a black lace top :)
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