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Ben.

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Bristol Juggling Convention
« on: August 13, 2007, 07:40:10 pm »
i know that its a while off but is anyone planning on going?

http://jay-linn.co.uk/brizzle/2007/index.html#flyer


isnt it a bit weird how a nine day convention is over a working/school week?
i'll be going on at least one of the weekends.

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Re: Bristol Juggling Convention
« Reply #1 on: August 13, 2007, 08:43:17 pm »
Yeah should be a nice little shindig. I'll be heading up from kent way if anyone wants a lift.
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Re: Bristol Juggling Convention
« Reply #2 on: August 13, 2007, 09:18:05 pm »
I'll be there for all of it.

Can't wait.  Well, I say that, but I'm about to have to...

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Re: Bristol Juggling Convention
« Reply #3 on: August 13, 2007, 09:23:04 pm »
Can't wait.  Well, I say that, but I'm about to have to...

With you there......ugh, 32 days and counting.

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Re: Bristol Juggling Convention
« Reply #4 on: August 13, 2007, 10:27:47 pm »
I'm going to try to be there for some of it. Hopefully get to meet some of you guys there.

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Re: Bristol Juggling Convention
« Reply #5 on: August 13, 2007, 10:54:06 pm »
For those with nothing else to think about: countdown. Sure, it could have the right year listed, but hey.....

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Re: Bristol Juggling Convention
« Reply #6 on: August 15, 2007, 02:16:27 pm »
i'm gonna do my best to get there:) if i didnt loose my license on the way back from crawley i should be fine for it:D

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Re: Bristol Juggling Convention
« Reply #7 on: August 15, 2007, 02:19:45 pm »
your going to pick me up on rout arnt u funty!
**** fixed and bring on the slack!

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Re: Bristol Juggling Convention
« Reply #8 on: August 15, 2007, 03:25:08 pm »
Ill be their for at least some of the days. Should be sweet 

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Re: Bristol Juggling Convention
« Reply #9 on: August 15, 2007, 06:25:39 pm »
Can't wait, can't wait, can't wait  ;D

Will be there on the Wed, thurs and Fri.

Looking forward to meeting you, and reuniting with a couple of familiar faces from BOB 2006  - Mark, Susannah.

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Re: Bristol Juggling Convention
« Reply #10 on: August 15, 2007, 11:26:31 pm »
Most definitely gonna be there.  Not for the whole 9 days, otherwise I might die from exposure to the outdoors.  I'll be there from Wednesday to Saturday.  Don't leave before Friday night, the show is always rocking and not to be missed.

Must remember all the essentials...  It's a surprisingly good convention considering it's held in a field with two big tops, it must be the air, nothing to do with the people...

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Re: Bristol Juggling Convention
« Reply #11 on: August 16, 2007, 10:02:21 am »
i've just found out that i'll be there on da wednesday.(fire night)

i'm going with my friend who has gone for a couple of years.
it sounds really kool and i'll hopefull be able to do three by the end.crossed fingers!
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Re: Bristol Juggling Convention
« Reply #12 on: August 18, 2007, 04:28:05 pm »
I'm probably going to be there from Wednesday to Saturday. I may even get my arse in gear and prepare something for the show...

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Re: Bristol Juggling Convention
« Reply #13 on: August 18, 2007, 04:49:15 pm »
dont you all have jobs during the week? or are you taking holiday ?

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Re: Bristol Juggling Convention
« Reply #14 on: August 18, 2007, 06:16:08 pm »
Student ;)

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Re: Bristol Juggling Convention
« Reply #15 on: August 19, 2007, 01:09:19 am »
Isn't that how the people who aren't students say it?

Do the show, do the show Tom!  Your tennis act was awesome, my footage doesn't do it justice.

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Re: Bristol Juggling Convention
« Reply #16 on: August 19, 2007, 08:07:49 pm »
I wasn't planning on doing the tennis act, but I'm glad you enjoyed it! I'm intending to complete a forfeit set at Bungay last year.

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Re: Bristol Juggling Convention
« Reply #17 on: August 19, 2007, 08:13:23 pm »
bit offtopic but what was your tennis act?

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Re: Bristol Juggling Convention
« Reply #18 on: August 19, 2007, 11:53:34 pm »
Sounds like a nice event. I'll probably be there, but only for the last weekend unfortunately.

Quote from: Chiok
do the show Tom!  Your tennis act was awesome

I second that, your tennis act was brilliant. Enjoyed every moment of it.
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Re: Bristol Juggling Convention
« Reply #19 on: August 20, 2007, 11:51:03 pm »
My tennis act involved one to three 5" tennis balls and a stringless tennis raquet, in various combinations. I've not seen it on video yet, let alone put it online, so I'm afraid I can't show you it.

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Re: Bristol Juggling Convention
« Reply #20 on: August 20, 2007, 11:53:54 pm »
There are some tennis tricks of tom in the BYJotY video that's up at JTV :)
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Re: Bristol Juggling Convention
« Reply #21 on: August 21, 2007, 10:29:36 am »
ah yes i remember seeing that vid , its all clear to me now :)

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Re: Bristol Juggling Convention
« Reply #22 on: September 14, 2007, 06:02:53 pm »
I'm off down tommorow :). Juggle mailing some new Sun diabolos for Barnesy.

Cant wait to hurry up and slow down.

Everyone who isn't going have fun at work or college. (Ponte types carry on with whatever you lot do as well)

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Re: Bristol Juggling Convention
« Reply #23 on: September 14, 2007, 06:33:02 pm »
hey sean, see you tomorow!

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Re: Bristol Juggling Convention
« Reply #24 on: September 14, 2007, 06:37:26 pm »
*cries*

Have fun you guys. I can't make it. I expect lots of footage and third basing.

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Re: Bristol Juggling Convention
« Reply #25 on: September 14, 2007, 08:39:41 pm »
I still dont know what day I'm heading down but alas I will see some familiar faces.  I might just have to wear my toadstool hat tomorrow.  That way you cant not come and say hello.
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« Reply #26 on: September 14, 2007, 08:51:22 pm »
Oddly enough, there isn't alot of video footage of Bristol conventions of late.  Not sure why, perhaps something to do with the limbo Bristol is currently sitting in between Bungay and a BJC.

Chiok - see you all on Wednesday
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Re: Bristol Juggling Convention
« Reply #27 on: September 24, 2007, 08:22:42 pm »
a rather belated review of the week.

- Jem, top bloke, couldnt meet anyone nicer, top skills and a top friend.
- Pitching my tent in the dark yet again = pitching on a slope concluding in the most uncomfortable 4 days sleep I'll ever endure.
- Breakfasts consisting of an apple and a sausage roll for 3 days straight.
- Seeing Chiok and Susannah again (even if she didnt remember me ;)), meeting Tom D and his array of talents including a peroxide blonde set of hair, 300bpm feet, negative space, the list goes on.
- Mark - Check eet owt!
- A 3-6am hyperloop session with sean including vic and bob re-enacments.
- Witnessing Tom D get top score on the Hollywood Bowls' DDR machine LEGEND!
- Magic knotting a fly at Luke Burrage no bars held.
- 2d grinds
- Discovering cheese crackers are a 10 year olds best friend.
- Discovering Morrisons Jaffa Cakes are much better than Mcvities.
- Eating said cakes in about 15 minutes.
- Witnessing an awesome performance by Vux but then feeling gutted that everything I've been working on over the past 2 months is what he's perfected.
- Getting something on video for once. Ta Jem
- Witnessing endless "nothing" tricks.

I reckon that's quite possibly about it.  Awesome convention, much different feeling to it than Crawley which is definitely not a bad thing.  I can only hope I have the time off to go next year, perhaps more prepared for the full on experience that is bristol.
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« Reply #28 on: September 24, 2007, 08:32:26 pm »
- Seeing Chiok and Susannah again (even if she didnt remember me ;))

To be fair I did recognise you and I was Very drunk when I met you at Crawley, but sorry anyway, at least I will from now on :)

Not sure I'm up for doing a full review, if I do get round to doing it it'll probably be on rec.

I do have to say that messing about after the games on Saturday rocked though :) yay for diabolo games!


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Re: Bristol Juggling Convention
« Reply #29 on: September 24, 2007, 08:36:23 pm »
my highlights were...

chucking a diabolo at luke burrage, great fun

our little 2 diabolo galdiators and various other diabolo games sesh

passing diabolos for the first time ever

learnt weird sprinkler entry ( thanks looby )

seeing vux, didnt see his show or see him diaboloing but i saw him!

seeing barnesy run three low so effortlessly

seans lazy yorkshire two diabolo starts

and maybe marks circuses, as he said i should have paid rent on those!

it was a great convention even if i only went for two days but next year maybe ill go for more.
thanks
Ben

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« Reply #30 on: September 24, 2007, 10:15:08 pm »
a rather belated review of the week.

- Jem, top bloke, couldnt meet anyone nicer, top skills and a top friend.


Thanks Looby.......I thought you were a really nice bloke too.

Yep, that was a great convention...and what's more, I managed to get some video footage which I shall put on you tube in the next couple of days (as a new thread?) I guess.

I think the reason why there's not much video footage is because the last thing you want to do is film....when you can juggle! (which is why my vid won't be great but may trigger some memories for some...including the unique 'floating grind' by Looby  ;) )

Will hope to do the vid tommorrow.

Bye for now

Jem

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Re: Bristol Juggling Convention
« Reply #31 on: September 25, 2007, 05:34:40 am »
I had a great time as always. I was struck down by the annual wrist injury just before I made it down so I was afraid I wasn't going to get much diabolo done but I got a fair bit done. Playing with tweaks, some antispin and antishuffle stuff and the big sprinkler session :).

Lovely to meet all the old hands and meet up with some new ones. Sorry I didn't get the chance to diabolo more with you Jem, I seemed to just miss you after finishing my shifts. As Looby mentioned I tend to diabolo mostly at night at festivals. Good sessions with non board memebers Paul and oldskool German street performer Klass.

This was the first time I did the whole of Bristol and it was great.
I slept well in my hammock ate well and enjoyed working with Steph and Annie on the butterfingers stall.
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« Reply #32 on: September 25, 2007, 10:58:59 am »
What a great JuggCon!
 Thats the first time ive been & I was only there on Sat but it was amaizing to meet all you crazy circus folk! (by the way, I was the Ginger bearded one with the Cardiacs T'shirt!)

 I realy enjoyed trying to swap with that northener although we were both too tired! Good stuff catching that suicide sprincler! Ive worked out from the advice given that I can pass them the other way to 2 people!

 I loved teaching people new stuff & trying to learn what they teach me!

Meeting the lovely people @ Butterfingers
Meeting people!
Causing havoc with contact balls!
Introducing myself in not quite a normal fasion
Coffee! That was some darn good beverage from the food stall!
Standing back to take stuff in!
The trip up there! I had a long period of laufter, probably due to anticipation!
Buying yet more sticks!
The games! How do you throw so high mr?

 The bad points were finding out the stalls had shut when we still had money!
When It went dark & I realised my light kits were still in the car!
Leaving!

 I can't wait till next time!!!

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« Reply #33 on: September 25, 2007, 07:02:46 pm »
Tom D and his array of talents including a peroxide blonde set of hair...
That's my natural hair colour, thankyouverymuch. I had a fantastic time, as always, and it was nice meeting new people. I'll copy an HLGCB from rec.juggling once I've written it.

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« Reply #34 on: September 25, 2007, 07:04:16 pm »
. Sorry I didn't get the chance to diabolo more with you Jem, I seemed to just miss you after finishing my shifts.
             

No worries Sean, it was great to meet you on the Wednesday afternoon and thanks for showing me that 2d start which I have sussed now (although I allways seem to land on a backwrap and don't vortex out!  :P)

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« Reply #35 on: September 26, 2007, 12:10:08 am »
That northern fella was Mark BMC (who was good to see again as a surprise, just as we were all setting up to fling at Luke).  Some really good diabolo moments for me at Bristol, I never knew hooning diabolos over a net could be so much fun, or chucking one high, picking up another to balance on your head and catching the other.  Some great games there.

The trip out to Cribbs Causeway was well worth the trip to see Tom ripping it up on the "dance" floor (like a madman, you've got to see it to believe it).  Plus finding Luke and myself somewhat equally matched on Dancing Stage was interesting too.  Winning 40p out of a coin machine only for Louie (Looby) to convince me to put it back in and lose it again.  House of the Dead with Eek was good too, though I think he was right about the guns being a bit off.

Playing Jungle Speed with the guys and actually winning a game!  I'll never get the hang of Set though.  Getting the furthest I've ever been in 3 Ball Simon Says before bottling out on a stupid command.  Learning Quantum Fingers from Guy and Sussanah (that's a silent h) and wanting to teach it to everyone, that game rocks.

I'm pretty sure that lil kid only talked to me afterwards because he knew I had more crackers.  Vux had a kick ass routine that ended with and absolute blinder of a trick (sort of a complete release mini-g with a pirouette).  An impromptu show by Séan and Barnesy too late Saturday night whilst wearing a hat I still don't know who's.  A really long and nice chat with Dr. Matt was educational too.

I had a really good time this year, and if BoB goes ahead, I'm definitely gonna try my hardest to get there.  Going all in on QQ isn't a wrong move, just unlucky, even more so to end up just outside the prize fund.

Chiok (bring it all again, perhaps less crackers)
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« Reply #36 on: September 26, 2007, 11:35:11 am »
That northern fella was Mark BMC

 Thankyou, Mark, if your down Somerset way get in touch, it would be great to try some more swaps (same goes to anyone else!) & swap some tricks.

 Was it you Chiok who gave me that advice with the sprinklers? I tried pulling up a bit early & they did a strange wrap/stall!
 Good to meet you all!