Author Topic: FDC 2009 at Eräjärvi 31.7-2.8.2009  (Read 11839 times)

Crackers

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Re: FDC 2009 at Eräjärvi 31.7-2.8.2009
« Reply #20 on: August 11, 2009, 02:04:16 pm »
Sorry I didn't post before (reminds me I still haven't posted about ejc... well you all know it was great anyways...  :-|).

This convention is one of the awesomest I've ever been to. The mood and location are so unique, very different from your usual convention, but in a good way.
I enjoyed my trip in Finland a lot, you fins are all so nice (and way too good in english  :P). Samuli, Laura, Aaro, Marko, I can't thank you enough  :) But I'll try, so thanks again to all of you.
Also, this was my first convention as a guest (thanks for giving me this chance!), so that was a whole new experience for me. I kinda liked it :-D (a lot). And I know it won't be always like that when/if I'm invited again somewhere (I mean, you did give me the choice not to perform at the gala show if I wanted to ::))

On the juggling side, my mind has been blown. The convention was small, but the level was there! So yeah, Tommi, Aaro, Marko, Samuli, Joona, Eljas, Saska (and others I forget), go make some other videos !
I also appreciated everyone juggled freely and didn't hide their tricks/showed off which is quite common in other places, especially in France. I came home with a bunch of new tricks which is always nice  :-D

Other random thoughts:
- Saska/Rasmus (not sure about the spelling) : you guys are highly disturbing  :)
- The gala show was amazing, and I'm not saying that because I was in it.
- About that, my first real experience on stage. Mostly improv but went well  :) This gave me the motivation to work more on a performance for the future.
- The food... seriously... what's up with your food guys?
- Mudflaps (< is that the word?) : amazing.
- Finnish is a messed up language ^^. I learned a sentence I wanted to put in my sig but I forgot it  :'(
- The english guys, can't believe I still haven't talked about them. They are all amazing (both social and diabolo side), great fun and drink way too much. Yay!
Had an awesome time hanging out with you guys, I really hope I can make it to BJC to start again.
- Yo-yos... Damn you Langerz for giving me one, I'm absolute rubbish at it but it's so addictive... (but seriously, thanks for the free yoyo, too kind  ;))

Ok, I think I've covered most of it, and it's not nearly as fun on paper than it is on real life.
Now for the negative points.

- Mosquitos
- King of Hearts...

And that's all ^^

So... thanks to all of you (AGAIN), and I'll do everything I can to make it next year aswell, this is the new convention to add to your calendar folks  ;)
To everyone who was there : Any videos you can send me ?

Oh and,
Crackers said that it was his first show ever... How many of us start with 3d 1-2-3 fts?  :o
if we want to get technical, it was a fts 2-3-2-1-2-3  :-D

Jesse

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Re: FDC 2009 at Eräjärvi 31.7-2.8.2009
« Reply #21 on: August 11, 2009, 04:08:01 pm »
The Finnish sentence you learned was: Ime mun makkaraa.

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Re: FDC 2009 at Eräjärvi 31.7-2.8.2009
« Reply #22 on: August 11, 2009, 05:23:45 pm »
This was the most friendly and had best atmosphere of any convention I've ever been to.

We were treated amazingly and I cannot thank Samuli and Laura enough, so dont worry about it buddy, at least I had a great night in Helsinki.

Erajarvi is beautiful and the lake and sauna was amazing.

My highlights of the convention were Crackers amazing tricks, Saskia who is one of the most amazingly talented diaboloists I've ever seen and he's only 13! Oh, and Marko's and Tonza's routine. Marko's for sheer originality and a shout back to the old school, and Tonza's for the way he married comedy and diabolo in such a perfect fashion.

Thanks to everybody

GT
Saska :D not Saskia but thanks anyways! See you at BCJ 2010!

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Re: FDC 2009 at Eräjärvi 31.7-2.8.2009
« Reply #23 on: August 11, 2009, 06:21:32 pm »


Other random thoughts:
- Saska/Rasmus (not sure about the spelling) : you guys are highly disturbing  :)

  Love ya too Crackers <3 :D

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Re: FDC 2009 at Eräjärvi 31.7-2.8.2009
« Reply #24 on: August 11, 2009, 10:18:12 pm »
hehehe makkaraa, classic.

as always i had a bloody brilliant time, a big shout out to all the organizers Samuli, Aaro, Marko and Laura! for mainly putting up with me.... again.

highlights.

-marko's ridiculous vertax domination.
-aaro letting me steer his car briefly (and me standing by the left door for a good 10 seconds before realising it's left hand drive)
-samuli's EPIC diagram of awsomeness!!!!
-winning long jump.
-crackers randomly banging out awsomeness drunk at 6am
-saska's and my shopping expedition!
-those ice lollies
-falling asleep in the middle of a sentence
-the beautiful lake
-laura's story of the children and the stapler! pure gold!
-getting the photo outside the factory hahahaha
-watching nev bail out of the vertax 400m
-the army of finnish 3low children
-numerous over immense shenanigans!!!

downers

-getting the worst knot EVER on stage
-drinking a mix of moomin juice and 60% sambucca ugh
-laura having to go to work after staying up all night looking after us lot, sorry!!!

best convention ever! i love you all!

lz

finally recovered
 
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Re: FDC 2009 at Eräjärvi 31.7-2.8.2009
« Reply #25 on: August 14, 2009, 11:59:44 am »
Sorry for the delayed reply - been getting up at kids am since so still recovering.

This convention was simply stunning in all aspects - completely unlike anything I've ever attended before. More like a small gathering set in a stunning countryside location surrounded by little more than forest and lakes (and one unusually busy shop).

Huge thanks to everyone involved in both organising and attending - no need to name names, you all know who you are.  You are all so friendly and welcoming and provided everything we needed and more.  How you managed to get up and prepare breakfast / coffee etc after those long nights is beyond me (but very much appreciated).

The early hours sauna / music and lake swimming were surreal.
Moomin ****tails are bad.
Shame it rained for Diabolothon - Diabolo golf is brilliant.
Saska / Rasmus - you two are sick - no really, is there no challenge you will refuse?
400m is way too far.
Galashow !!!

Anyone who gets the chance to attend this in future would be mad not to go.
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samuli

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Re: FDC 2009 at Eräjärvi 31.7-2.8.2009
« Reply #26 on: September 01, 2009, 07:49:31 pm »
Some footage from FDC2009, more to come...

Juggling.tv - FDC2009 Fire in the hole

www.fdc2016.org /www.supiainen.com

Martijn

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Re: FDC 2009 at Eräjärvi 31.7-2.8.2009
« Reply #27 on: September 01, 2009, 09:01:54 pm »
No more halftax Langerz? ;D that was some sweet teaser footage!
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Re: FDC 2009 at Eräjärvi 31.7-2.8.2009
« Reply #28 on: September 01, 2009, 10:06:24 pm »
GOT to get myself to FDC next year.

Marijn

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Re: FDC 2009 at Eräjärvi 31.7-2.8.2009
« Reply #29 on: September 01, 2009, 10:10:38 pm »
Downloadversion please ::)?!
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LaNgErZ

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Re: FDC 2009 at Eräjärvi 31.7-2.8.2009
« Reply #30 on: September 01, 2009, 11:23:39 pm »
yay footage! sorry martijn had to conform to the crowd what with crackers and nev, life on the slant phht.

lz

i take it all back marko
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Marko

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Re: FDC 2009 at Eräjärvi 31.7-2.8.2009
« Reply #31 on: September 02, 2009, 07:57:46 am »
Really good footage. Thanks for making us look good ;) That open stage was a really weird one. More people in the line to get to stage than in the audience.

Thank you Crackers for sharing me that rhubarb cider drink for the open stage. I had lots of time to just watch great tricks and drink that up. ;) Brings out good memories.
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Re: FDC 2009 at Eräjärvi 31.7-2.8.2009
« Reply #32 on: September 02, 2009, 10:03:36 am »
Marko, I know its quite early but when will we know the dates for next year?
Alex abuses flys!

samuli

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Re: FDC 2009 at Eräjärvi 31.7-2.8.2009
« Reply #33 on: September 02, 2009, 10:32:12 am »
I know I'm not Marko but we considering few different dates for next FDC. Most propably next FDC will be 5. -8.8.2010 So when you come to EJC2010 you can spend few extra days in Finland and stay for next weekend when it's time for FDC2010. Real EJC diabolo after party. How about that? Doesn't it sound like a plan? ;)
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Re: FDC 2009 at Eräjärvi 31.7-2.8.2009
« Reply #34 on: September 02, 2009, 03:07:20 pm »
Yeah, actually we have made some suggestions on the dates already and we have a vote going on in Finnish forum. I think i speak for all organizers that we would love to have the most optimal date for everybody. On good time would be straight after EJC so you don't have to travel twice. ;)
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nev

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Re: FDC 2009 at Eräjärvi 31.7-2.8.2009
« Reply #35 on: September 02, 2009, 03:50:41 pm »
If that's the plan you might need to look into a bigger venue  :-| - I think you would have quite a lot of people interested.
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Re: FDC 2009 at Eräjärvi 31.7-2.8.2009
« Reply #36 on: September 03, 2009, 12:10:46 am »
Yeah we had thought that you might put it around the EJC, that would be fantastic if you did! If you could please let everyone know as soon as you know dates that would be super (money money money etc...)
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Re: FDC 2009 at Eräjärvi 31.7-2.8.2009
« Reply #37 on: September 03, 2009, 12:26:52 am »
This has to happen. EJC's just aren't long enough. Or diaboloey enough.
STOP! HAMMER 'TIJN

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Re: FDC 2009 at Eräjärvi 31.7-2.8.2009
« Reply #38 on: September 03, 2009, 07:40:37 am »
Juggling.tv - FDC2009 A.W.O.L.

some more footage from fdc2009
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Martijn

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Re: FDC 2009 at Eräjärvi 31.7-2.8.2009
« Reply #39 on: September 03, 2009, 09:55:41 am »
Sweet!
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