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Re: Sligo-Help for newbies.

Post by real-alan » Fri May 21, 2010 11:27 am

carlowmike wrote:A few members have contacted me ..
and on reflection I may have been hasty or nasty to real-alan..
he has contributed several positive comments in recent times to this Help thread ,
unfortunately I have only seen his irksome (to me !) ones.

I withdraw my earlier comment and as he said tonight
"I would miss him if he left"
I think he may be right on that. :oops:
real-alan please accept my sincere apology for my speedy re-action,
I guess I am taking this "deadline" too seriously :(

As I said before after tomorrow this is a Fun thread combined with help and advice if required
from each Member. ;-)
apology accepted Mike, thanks.... you should be aware I don't take anything too seriously, so I've not been upset (bemused, maybe.. ;-) ) - but onward & upward, eh? I will try & behave myself, but making no promises...

& now let's look forward to a great time in Lissadell.... A
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Re: Sligo-Help for newbies.

Post by mutti » Fri May 21, 2010 4:15 pm

Suggestion:
At the gate into the grounds of Lissadell so it can be seen by Leonard when they drive through to the grounds
the night of the concert...
huge prayer flags flying in the wind made up of Polka Dot blouses!!! :lol: :lol: :lol:
I am serious..he would love it!!!
(See you tube San Jose 2009 - Closing Time)...
I am just kidding around on this suggestion! please don't take this seriously...

Just having a laugh but I know it would make Leonard smile!
one of the reasons I decided to come all the way to Ireland and spend half my retirement fund (ha!)to do this is because I love the Irish and know that
the atmosphere will be one a bit 'wilder' than other concerts...as one of my first loves was an Irish man from Cork...I just have a good feeling about this...
I can hardly wait to hear Leonard's voice and songs again and for the music to begin...

this isn't an official government meeting being held in Sligo - this is the forum and Leonard coming to sing to us in the fields...at sunset...
So I think outrageous is good and anything to make Leonard smile and feel our love are good ideas...
so there you go...
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Re: Sligo-Help for newbies.

Post by rpan » Fri May 21, 2010 6:06 pm

My final suggestions for meeting on Tuesday.

A charity tie-up
I think it is nice that the businesses of Sligo are going to get such a boost but I suggest that there could also be a charity tie-up as people are going to have a few bob to hand for sure. Not noticed that at other concerts but would the LC organization have any objection?

It would be nice if some sort of commemorative thingy for about 3 or 4 euro was produced for the LC weekend, with all profits going to local Sligo charities and other local good causes. Could be something a bit "dull" (to me but I would still buy it) like a booklet or badge but I suggest - the Leonard Cohen/Yeats Sligo cup cake would be easy enough to produce and a good seller... (that bit may not be serious, but the concept is serious). Or if not something to sell then Sligo charity buckets in town and outside the venue?

See example roughed out here - too good to eat. http://2.bp.blogspot.com/_XOqHuceatHw/S ... upcake.JPG
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Re: Sligo-Help for newbies.

Post by carlowmike » Fri May 21, 2010 10:24 pm

Les (Mutti) Suggestion:
At the gate into the grounds of Lissadell so it can be seen by Leonard when they drive through to the grounds
the night of the concert...
huge prayer flags flying in the wind made up of Polka Dot blouses!!!
I am serious..he would love it!!!
(See you tube San Jose 2009 - Closing Time)...
thank you Jeney, Les(Mutti) and rpan, all the suggestions are now gathered safely in ( 15 points in total) ;-)
my Saturday tickets arrived in unsealed envelope :) BUT, tickets for Sunday not included :!: :?: carlowmike
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Re: Sligo-Help for newbies.

Post by Byron » Sat May 22, 2010 12:53 am

Erm, where is the Vet's cos I'm bringing me goldfish :cry: too? They never miss an lc concert, but I'm worried about timothy tiddles on account of his scale-rash.
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Re: Sligo-Help for newbies.

Post by radar » Sat May 22, 2010 3:08 am

Byron wrote:Erm, where is the Vet's cos I'm bringing me goldfish :cry: too? They never miss an lc concert, but I'm worried about timothy tiddles on account of his scale-rash.
Maybe you could get them backstage or ,hell even onstage. They would be no trouble. Bound to be a vet in a crowd this size and he/she could be called if required. The local gardai would help out.
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Post by radar » Sat May 22, 2010 3:45 am

rolen wrote:If I can chip in here with my thanks to Mike for all his help to me and Anita.
My wife, a member of this forum, is at present confined to a wheelchair, unable to use a computer at present, both of us hope to attend the Sligo Concert.
But we had no information to help us. Through this Forum we received help and more , what we
used to call common courtesy was available. Mike helped us find out about Wheelchair access
and accommodation, he has offered to arrange our transport from train to hotel and to Garavouge
and concert. We now have information on Caredoc . hospital services etc in Sligo area .We could never have undertook this journey without help from this list. Thank you all again. Ronnie.
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Re: Sligo-Help for newbies.

Post by radar » Sat May 22, 2010 4:25 am

I wonder if some of the personas created on this thread actually exist. The more I look at it the more strange it all seems. It has the feel of a hard sell, maybe commercially inspired. An uncanny number of members seem to have been created just before they entered opinions, only on this thread or it's predecessor. I hold my hands up to have thrown in a joke or two, this site deserves much better and I apologise for that but does anyone share my suspision that something a little sinister may be at hand?
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Post by burningviolin » Sat May 22, 2010 4:35 am

FanForLife wrote:
really really really looking forward to the concert and hoping it’s the perfect mix of kilmainham 2008 and san jose 2009
San Jose climate would be really nice... :D
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Re: Sligo-Help for newbies.

Post by mutti » Sat May 22, 2010 9:16 am

San Jose climate would be really nice...
Burning Violin..thats the spirit...
I totally agree!
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Re: Sligo-Help for newbies.

Post by Mabeanie1 » Sat May 22, 2010 11:00 am

radar wrote:I wonder if some of the personas created on this thread actually exist. The more I look at it the more strange it all seems. It has the feel of a hard sell, maybe commercially inspired. An uncanny number of members seem to have been created just before they entered opinions, only on this thread or it's predecessor. I hold my hands up to have thrown in a joke or two, this site deserves much better and I apologise for that but does anyone share my suspision that something a little sinister may be at hand?
I'm not sure sinister is quite the right word radar but I know what you mean and I do share your discomfort. carlowmike is clearly a genuine and long term fan but a lot of the Sligo "build up" does seem to be commercially led. I hope I am wrong.

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Re: Sligo-Help for newbies.

Post by real-alan » Sat May 22, 2010 11:01 am

Mabeanie1 wrote:.....It doesn't need any more in my opinion - but what do I know?

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Post by sceachgeal » Sat May 22, 2010 12:04 pm

I do not really see anything sinister afoot, perhaps more an over-excitement if anything. I tend to lean towards the cock-up rather than conspiracy theory of history. Any strain I have noticed I would categorise as between those who will try and organise and those who do not want to be organised. I pitch my tent firmly in the latter camp. That said, I do not even have any major problems with the notion of commercialism, I mean LC who, I imagine, would be uneasy with deification is making an awful lot of money out of these tours. His retirement pot is well and truly filled again. Would that mine were anyway near as healthy or even existed in the first place! I am happy enough with someone turning an honest bob and only baulk at greed and profiteering. It would be nice if the Forum were a quiet space away from the banality of a capitalist greedy world but it, like everything, is not quite perfect but still a good place to dip in and out of.
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Re: Sligo-Help for newbies.

Post by radar » Sat May 22, 2010 2:05 pm

But helicopter rides? Jeney who works for the kildaregeneaogy wants to go for a helicopter ride on the weekend, she also wants to meet up with fans specifically from offaly, carlow etc. The great thing about this forum is that it brings people together from all over the world. Why in the name of God would anyone want to meet people specifically from their county or a neighbouring one? And why on earth would you want to add the expense of a helicopter trip on such a weekend? Jeney with the job you have which I assume involves a degree if investigative work can't you find out for yourself about the helicopter? Carlowmike or Mick as you refer to him in your e mail has enough to be doing.Soon he is going to come back with details about shuttle buses.
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Re: Sligo-Help for newbies.

Post by jeney » Sat May 22, 2010 4:15 pm

radar » Sat May 22, 2010 2:05 pm

But helicopter rides? Jeney who works for the kildaregeneaogy wants to go for a helicopter ride on the weekend, she also wants to meet up with fans specifically from offaly, carlow etc. The great thing about this forum is that it brings people together from all over the world. Why in the name of God would anyone want to meet people specifically from their county or a neighbouring one? Jeney with the job you have which I assume involves a degree if investigative work can't you find out for yourself about the helicopter?
I think you missed the point radar, I was asking if anyone was interested in sharing the cost of a helicopter ride, over Lissadel (not during the concert !) and the beautiful west coast sometime during that weekend.
The Shenanigan's meet-up planned for Kildare / Offally etc. are for Fan Clubs from the counties.
Beautiful weather here in Kildare today, just what we want for end of July next. jeney.
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