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#1 T-STER

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Posted 05 November 2017 - 05:33 PM

So in preparation for the 2018 UK Meet up in March it was decided there would be a 2017 mini meet this weekend at Docs house somewhere near the north pole. Im not sure of location except if was farking freezing so it was quite far north  :lol:  :lol:  :lol:

 

Friday saw me arrive at the local airport after a short flight with HisRudeness arriving slightly later after a long drive and Northerner and partner Carol arriving soon after. Docs and Char made us instantly welcome and a big meal was prepared, we gathered around the table like one big family to eat, chat, laugh and settle in. As we sat there nattering and laughing i couldn't believe i had arrived mere hours ago as i think we all felt perfectly comfortable.

 

I think its customary to say nice things about your hosts here but genuinely, you could not meet a nicer, more honest, down to earth family. 

 

After tea we moved in to the lounge where i managed to take loads of pictures of boxes and virtually none of the people....... just shows the level of boxes on display....

 

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Saturday started off with bacon butties all round before more troops arrived, Davebush showed up first, nice chap and great to meet him at last. Soon after Nickfish arrived with partner Christine, really nice to meet Nick finally and he brought some real gems inc a boxed Superscope from 1979 as as mint as you like and a big Tosh WX1. Nick is instantly likable and has a real passion for these old things and given a chance i would of talked to him for many more hours/days!

 

A massive Curry order on Saturday night ensued with lots and lots of beer consumption followed by some UFC and lots of talk on boxes, wishlists, repairs, life, the universe and everything. It was a busy house this weekend and our gracious hosts took it in their stride and showed how it should be done.

 

Bloody epic. 

 

 

 

 

 

 



I'm sure there will be other pictures to come, sorry i didnt photo any attendees, I dont like my photo taken much so don't tend to get people pics, there were some awesome ones on whats app so im sure some will surface!



#2 JVC Floyd

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Posted 05 November 2017 - 06:08 PM

That rocks!.
I love that there's no conions or m90 ,there's other cool boxes to look at. Definitely nice variety in that collection.
Oh and a dc7 ,sweet.
Looks like a good time .rock on!.

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Posted 06 November 2017 - 01:53 AM

That rocks!.
I love that there's no conions or m90 ,there's other cool boxes to look at. Definitely nice variety in that collection.
Oh and a dc7 ,sweet.
Looks like a good time .rock on!.

Oh there were M90's there. I'd left my C100 at home. But yeh it's not all about them, lots of great boxes to play with :-)

Had a great time and Dave and Charlotte were excellent hosts :-)

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Posted 06 November 2017 - 02:03 AM

Sounds like a very cool event. Itโ€™s weird how a group of people who have never met before can have an almost instant bond when you have a common interest.

You really need to be part of these meets to know the feeling.

Congrats guys,

James.... :-)

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Posted 06 November 2017 - 02:08 AM

Solid reporting T-Ster!

 

Some real gems there and as always, in the best possible condition. I think you guys are stretching limits of the term "Mini Meet". 

 

The Rise of the UK Crew!  :rock:



#6 Mystic Traveller

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Posted 06 November 2017 - 02:55 AM

Great meet, nice photos!  :thumbsup:



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Posted 06 November 2017 - 03:09 AM

Great read! Nice pictures!! 



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Posted 06 November 2017 - 08:13 AM

yeah good to meet up with some of the lads...had a good chat with them....

 

Big thanks to Dave n Charlotte for hosting....

 

See yall next year........and i promise ill bring a box or 2



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Posted 06 November 2017 - 11:12 AM

Sounds like a very cool event. Itโ€™s weird how a group of people who have never met before can have an almost instant bond when you have a common interest.
You really need to be part of these meets to know the feeling.
Congrats guys,
James.... :-)


I agree James, when we had the 1st Vegas meet a few years ago, I had'nt met a few of the fellas that attended, but when we did finally meet in person, it was like we all knew eachother for years and everyone just bonded instantly like super glue :-)

Thanks for the pictures T-ster! Looks like a great time, and plenty of boxes to play with. Very nice variety!

#10 Northerner

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Posted 06 November 2017 - 12:30 PM

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#11 Hisrudeness

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Posted 06 November 2017 - 01:30 PM

Thank you Dave and Charlotte. Great food, great hospitality, booze, choccies, Black pudding, a stroll around town, snooker, Cage fighting, curry, bacon sandwiches, single malt whisky, Manchester tarts, milk thistle, private bar.
Just some keywords from the weekend........oh and one or two boomboxes.

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Posted 06 November 2017 - 02:15 PM

Was a great weekend for sure.
We wee all desperate for a good nights sleep by Sunday night ๐Ÿ˜‚
From knitting to UFC moves and everyone just chilling out, we passed the time talking boomers, listening to them and deciding what music we liked, though mostly electro was the choice.

It was great to catch up and looking forward to March.

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Posted 06 November 2017 - 02:28 PM

Thank you Dave and Charlotte. Great food, great hospitality, booze, choccies, Black pudding, a stroll around town, snooker, Cage fighting, curry, bacon sandwiches, single malt whisky, Manchester tarts, milk thistle, private bar.
Just some keywords from the weekend........oh and one or two boomboxes.

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#14 Northerner

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Posted 06 November 2017 - 02:41 PM

Manchester tarts...lol :-)

I love a bit of black pudding as I'm a true Northerner :-) Can't beat a bit of pigs blood :-)

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Posted 06 November 2017 - 08:56 PM

Superb, thanks for posting, and floyd is right it's not all about m90's and conions, one gets sick of those all the time lol

 

i think simons sk909 stole the show for me....Rock on :-)



#16 JVC Floyd

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Posted 06 November 2017 - 09:37 PM

That aiwa 968 is one of the best looking boomboxes I've ever seen. Just luscious.also that whole display is just awesome and I would be perfectly satisfied with that collection.

#17 Rimmer36

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Posted 06 November 2017 - 09:57 PM

yep on the look out for one of those Floyd dude but then how many boxes can you use at once lol



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Posted 07 November 2017 - 01:38 PM

Holy shiat!!

 

What an amazing meet & selection of stereo's - I always worry would I be too old to attend one of these......

 

I can see now I have no worries :-D 

 

Love the group shots, fantastic & what a thread!!



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Posted 07 November 2017 - 01:48 PM

Holy shiat!!

 

What an amazing meet & selection of stereo's - I always worry would I be too old to attend one of these......

 

I can see now I have no worries :-D 

 

Love the group shots, fantastic & what a thread!!

 

Your NEVER to old Nick. Your so boombox crazy, you'd fit in perfect! I hope you can get up for the March meet!

 

More great pictures!



#20 Northerner

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Posted 07 November 2017 - 02:29 PM

I was the oldest there so if someone else turned who was older I'd be well chuffed lol

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Posted 07 November 2017 - 03:21 PM

Holy shiat!!
 
What an amazing meet & selection of stereo's - I always worry would I be too old to attend one of these......
 
I can see now I have no worries :-D 
 
Love the group shots, fantastic & what a thread!!

Youโ€™re way too old Nic..... but come anyway!

#22 JVC Floyd

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Posted 07 November 2017 - 03:23 PM

What's that thing that looks like a cherry pie ?. Look good lol. Damn the food always gets my attention more than the radio's.

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Posted 07 November 2017 - 03:27 PM

What's that thing that looks like a cherry pie ?. Look good lol. Damn the food always gets my attention more than the radio's.


If you like food from the sub continent then you should of seen the feast we had on Saturday night.

That pie is called a Manchester Tart.

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Posted 07 November 2017 - 03:52 PM

Manchester tart?
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I can get away with this as I was born in Manchester lol ๐Ÿ˜‚

#25 JVC Floyd

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Posted 07 November 2017 - 04:45 PM

Manchester tart?
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I can get away with this as I was born in Manchester lol ๐Ÿ˜‚


Kinda looks like she put the "man" in Manchester lol. Looks like a dude to me.
Either way I would at least buy it a farking hamburger, looks like its starving .
I always do the crocodile Dundee gender test anyway, you can never be to safe.

What's that thing that looks like a cherry pie ?. Look good lol. Damn the food always gets my attention more than the radio's.

If you like food from the sub continent then you should of seen the feast we had on Saturday night.

That pie is called a Manchester Tart.
Looks damn good .

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Posted 08 November 2017 - 07:12 AM

:lol:  :lol:  :lol:

Looking forward to the next adventure into boombox sharing.

The March meet is shaping up and looks like it could be another great get together.  :clap:  :clap:



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Posted 10 November 2017 - 12:50 AM

Nice meet gents! 

 

Love the 3090EN...one of my all time favs!

 

Now how about a "who's who? in the photos (excluding the Manchester tart and chrome robot) :lol: Rudey, Si and Tre....nice reporting guys!

Keep up these meets!!



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Posted 10 November 2017 - 01:26 AM

Ok Tre is the beard, Rory is tank top guy, you can only see my back in one photo lol. Nick is the checked shirt, Dave is the glasses. Charlotte, Dave's much better half, is the lady is jeans and blue coat. :-)

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Posted 10 November 2017 - 02:04 AM

Ok Tre is the beard, Rory is tank top guy, you can only see my back in one photo lol. Nick is the checked shirt, Dave is the glasses. Charlotte, Dave's much better half, is the lady is jeans and blue coat. :-)

 

Brilliant, thanks Si !