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Big Thank you to evilc organising another ripper gtg. Have to say after the dinner would have never thought we would end up partying till 3am. Black orange your a classic man enjoyed every minute :thumb:

 

Great catching up with few old faces.  

 

 

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Yeah - big kudos to Clive for putting in all that effort to organize another great night - really appreciated, mate.   A thoroughly enjoyable, laid-back and relaxing evening.

 

Of course it was great spending time with people whose company I've enjoyed for years, but the best part for me was matching real faces and personalities to people I'd only known via the forum.  Electronic personas and keyboard interactions often don't capture the reality  and everyone I met seemed more welcoming and engaging and fun to be with face to face and away from the more "serious business" aspects of audio.

 

Let's hope the "show dinner" will be an ongoing tradition.:thumb:    I intend to get to quite a few more if I can. :)          

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Phew, what a massive 3 days of relentless, highly enjoyable festivities!

It almost seems illegal to be having this much fun, possibly antics of a few were illegal in most States! :ermm:

Everything went without a hitch, and we had a full tram to the Belgian Beer Cafe with only one or two stragglers missing it - who fortunately managed to find their own way there!

 

This Year was a carbon copy of the last one attendance wise with 30 coming along, we had the whole top floor allocated to us, so if it looked a bit emptier this time then that's why.

Probably safer too, more space to zig zag around! [emoji38]

Have to say the atmosphere in the room was fantastic, and I really have to take my hat off to every one of the guys contributing to having a good time and we are indeed far richer for the friendships and camaraderie formed on this Stereonet forum.

 

Have to compliment the Belgian Beer Cafe on their excellent service and the beers were sensational, size was good too with a fair few generous members shouting me drinks - possibly to my detriment yesterday! 

The food was great, maybe a bit bigger serves would have been nice, or maybe seated further away from [mention=131641]darth vader[/mention] , [mention=150921]Martykt[/mention] & [mention=122789]Tubularbells[/mention] with the more regular size eaters!

 

Was also nice to have a few of the exhibitors come along, something missing last year but good opportunity to have a more laid back chat with them in an informal environment - had Anthony from Holton  [mention=104287]Aussieamps[/mention] and Matt [mention=149865]125dBmonster[/mention], Mike Lenehan from @Lenehan Audio    and Simon from Design Build Listen of The Wand fame rubbing shoulders with us.

 

The night kicked on pretty late for a few of us diehards, far too many took my shouting out "last drinks" (to order) at 11pm too literally and marched off into the night before the Belgian staff explained they had a few tables downstairs we could sit at!

Oh well, some  were a bit brighter eyed yesterday as a result. [emoji6]

 

Finally hit the hay at 4.30am yesterday and after a few hours of sleep later, was at [mention=104378]joz[/mention] to repeat the process, however on a  much more sensible scale!

 

Didn't take many pics as was too busy enjoying myself but have a couple worth showing:

 

[mention=133337]gillmaverick[/mention], [mention=122789]Tubularbells[/mention] & [mention=140952]Darren69[/mention]

 

"Have a look at this 3 way crossover, check out those bulging D size caps, Ooooohhh nice!!"

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Call this the Holton Bro's - after I whinged about joz getting a Holton cap , little did I know Anthony was standing right behind me and plonked a fresh one he'd unwrapped for himself on my head!

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The crew warming up for the Belgian at the Pulman bar (home for many over 3 days)

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@Tubularbells trying to make a goose of himself

[mention=113319]frankn[/mention] in background trying to remain nonchalant!

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[mention=109782]Hensa[/mention] and his new avatar pic( by overwhelming demand) with someone trying to use the built in bottle opener feature of the cap [emoji3]

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Looks pretty suss whatever they're up to!!:cool:

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Simon from Design Build Listen , the legendary Wand arm maker  all the way over from N.Z. getting into the festivities!

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Nice beer this!

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And so another massive Hi fi Show weekend has drawn to a close and kudos to the interstate members who made the effort to travel to the show.

Lot of them at the dinner too!

Can't wait for the next one in 2018!

 

Must compliment Marc for his largely flawless organizational skills in making this Year's show such a success and everyone for entering into the spirit of the occasion!

 

 

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15 minutes ago, evil c said:

Phew, what a massive 3 days of relentless, highly enjoyable festivities!

It almost seems illegal to be having this much fun, possibly antics of a few were illegal in most States! :ermm:

Everything went without a hitch, and we had a full tram to the Belgian Beer Cafe with only one or two stragglers missing it - who fortunately managed to find their own way there!

 

This Year was a carbon copy of the last one attendance wise with 30 coming along, we had the whole top floor allocated to us, so if it looked a bit emptier this time then that's why.

Probably safer too, more space to zig zag around! :lol:

Have to say the atmosphere in the room was fantastic, and I really have to take my hat off to every one of the guys contributing to having a good time and we are indeed far richer for the friendships and camaraderie formed on this Stereonet forum.

 

Have to compliment the Belgian Beer Cafe on their excellent service and the beers were sensational, size was good too with a fair few generous members shouting me drinks - possibly to my detriment yesterday! 

The food was great, maybe a bit bigger serves would have been nice, or maybe seated further away from @darth vader , @Martykt & @Tubularbells with the more regular size eaters!

 

Was also nice to have a few of the exhibitors come along, something missing last year but good opportunity to have a more laid back chat with them in an informal environment - had Anthony from Holton  @Aussieamps and Matt @125dBmonster, Mike Lenehan from @Lenehan Audio    and Simon from Design Build Listen of The Wand fame rubbing shoulders with us.

 

The night kicked on pretty late for a few of us diehards, far too many took my shouting out "last drinks" (to order) at 11pm too literally and marched off into the night before the Belgian staff explained they had a few tables downstairs we could sit at!

Oh well, some  were a bit brighter eyed yesterday as a result. ;)

 

Finally hit the hay at 4.30am yesterday and after a few hours of sleep later, was at @joz to repeat the process, however on a  much more sensible scale!

 

Didn't take many pics as was too busy enjoying myself but have a couple worth showing:

 

@gillmaverick, @Tubularbells & @Darren69

 

Call this the Holton Bro's - after I whinged about joz getting a Holton cap , little did I know Anthony was standing right behind me and plonked a fresh one he'd unwrapped for himself on my head!

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Audio Porn, "hey look at this 3 way crossover and those sexy bulging D size caps - oooohh yeah very nice"

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The guys warming up at the Pulman just before heading off to the Belgian.

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Tubular trying to play the goose with @frankn in background trying to remain nonchalant!

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Pretty suss whatever they're up to!! (??)

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Simon from N.Z. getting into the swing of things.

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I call this the "Crazy @Hensa and his new avatar pic( by overwhelming demand) with someone trying to use the built in bottle opener feature of the cap :D

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Nice beer this!

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And so another massive Hi fi Show weekend has drawn to a close and can't wait for the next one in 2018!

Must compliment Marc for his largely flawless organizational skills in making this Year's show such a success and everyone for entering into the spirit of the occasion!

Love the post Mate...............Had an amazing time Clive......It was pleasure meeting you and everyone else...MartyK , Tubuler Bells , Darth Vader , Darren69 , Greg....Mike.....Too many to mention....great blokes........Sorry for leaving early ......Just one last thing to say.....We should not wait for HIFI Shows to do something like this......Cheers Boys....

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51 minutes ago, evil c said:

I call this the "Crazy @Hensa and his new avatar pic( by overwhelming demand) with someone trying to use the built in bottle opener feature of the cap :D

Well who am I to argue with overwhelming demand!:lol:

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14 hours ago, buzz lightyear said:

Big Thank you to evilc organising another ripper gtg. Have to say after the dinner would have never thought we would end up partying till 3am. Black orange your a classic man enjoyed every minute :thumb:

 

Great catching up with few old faces.  

 

 

Had a croaky voice the next day after talking cr@p with this man for some time, this guy is a scream, haha, awesome to meet you Buzz. Hope you are feeling OK again, :D

 

I had quite a few ales before even going to the Belgian beer café and I remember (sort of) talking (slightly yelling?) to a lot of people.

 

Was lovely to meet @:) al (cant remember if we finished our conversation, sorry to be so 'primed'). Great to see @Lenehan Audio make it, will see you on Thursday!

 

But yes, a cast of many and wont 'mention' them all here for fear of not including someone.

 

A big thanks to @frankn for going halvies in our room and taking me for a good walk around the St Kilda sights on Friday morning before the show started, natures gentleman even if he can sleep standing up (it is alleged). 

 

And yep, big thanks to the very lovely @evil c, what a nice guy and thanks for the organisation of the event.

 

if anyone is in NE NSW, please sing out, we'll catch up at Che Daz or somewhere for a cuppa at least.

 

Hit the fart sack back at my place a bit after 10pm Sunday night after all flights were on time or early and never moved until the alarm went off at 6 next morning.

Edit- didn't see @Black Orange would have liked to met up, next time maybe.

 

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Have just edited my post from last night, made the mistake of using Tapatalk and it deleted lines and pics so hopefully more coherent now. :lol:

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14 hours ago, Tony M said:

Yeah - big kudos to Clive for putting in all that effort to organize another great night - really appreciated, mate.   A thoroughly enjoyable, laid-back and relaxing evening.

 

Of course it was great spending time with people whose company I've enjoyed for years, but the best part for me was matching real faces and personalities to people I'd only known via the forum.  Electronic personas and keyboard interactions often don't capture the reality  and everyone I met seemed more welcoming and engaging and fun to be with face to face and away from the more "serious business" aspects of audio.

 

Let's hope the "show dinner" will be an ongoing tradition.:thumb:    I intend to get to quite a few more if I can. :)          

Couldn't have put it any better Tony. :) 

 

Thanks @evil c for your hard work !! 

Can't wait for the next one !!! :D 

 

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@Darren69..... :D 

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@scuzzii and @Hensa regaling stories of horror......

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@:) al ready to moderate two trouble makers.....

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That hat again...... :unsure: 

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A surprise guest from Heavy Metal Royalty crashing the event...... :unsure: 

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One very suave dude @buzz lightyear !! :cool:

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Oh dear in the left of the photo..... drinking 'Record Cleaner' will do that to ya..... :unsure: 

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@darth vader action shot ( @Black Orange and @Zardoz ready for paparazzi work in the background.)

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@Hensa and @scuzzii swearing he didn't do it.....

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See a perfectly civilised affair just incase any wives are reading this !!! :rolleyes: 

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@Martykt the face pulling- I think I told you, my niece calls that Uncle Darrens sneaky mole-face, haha!

 

@Mark_dk my partner thought it was funny when I advised her about our 'Skoll!!' episodes. I felt like I was on Vikings or a SBS drama series. :D

 

 

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2 hours ago, Darren69 said:

my partner thought it was funny when I advised her about our 'Skoll!!' episodes. I felt like iwmas on Vikings or a SBS drama series. :D

 

 

Well it's only right considering we had our resident Viking Mærke in attendance who was kind enough to plonk a bucket of beer in front of me !! :D 

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[mention=161254]Mark_dk[/mention] my partner thought it was funny when I advised her about our 'Skoll!!' episodes. I felt like I was on Vikings or a SBS drama series. [emoji3]
 
 


Actually never seen that Viking show! Need to get onto that. I've heard it kinda cool.
@martykt it looked like you enjoyed drinking beer by the bucket? I know I certainly did! Perhaps a little bit too much [emoji6]

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12 minutes ago, Mark_dk said:

Actually never seen that Viking show! Need to get onto that. I've heard it kinda cool.
@martykt it looked like you enjoyed drinking beer by the bucket? I know I certainly did! Perhaps a little bit too much emoji6.png

 

I think we mainly get it form the Nordic series we watch on SBS On Demand, they are excellent.

 

Vikings- watch it!! My fave show ever.

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6 minutes ago, Mark_dk said:


Actually never seen that Viking show! Need to get onto that. I've heard it kinda cool.
@martykt it looked like you enjoyed drinking beer by the bucket? I know I certainly did! Perhaps a little bit too much emoji6.png

 

.....and yet the conversation with you was one of the more serious intellectual discussions of the evening !! :D 

It was an absolute pleasure to meet you Viking Mærke (hehe), hopefully we can catch up next time you're down in Melbourne. :) 

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I think we mainly get it form the Nordic series we watch on SBS On Demand, they are excellent.
 
Vikings- watch it!! My fave show ever.
I'll definitely get on to that!

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3 minutes ago, Mark_dk said:
1 hour ago, Darren69 said:
I think we mainly get it form the Nordic series we watch on SBS On Demand, they are excellent.
 
Vikings- watch it!! My fave show ever.

I'll definitely get on to that!

Yep, a lot of Aussies playing Vikings with accents, haha.

 

well, Ragnar is Aussie. :)

 

 

 

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6 hours ago, Darren69 said:

Was lovely to meet @:) al (cant remember if we finished our conversation, sorry to be so 'primed').

great to catch up Darren, I'm not sure I remember either :D there was so much going on. but something we can always continue next time ! 

 

6 hours ago, Darren69 said:

if anyone is in NE NSW, please sing out, we'll catch up at Che Daz or somewhere for a cuppa at least.

cuppa ? I dint think that entered your vocabulary :D but thanks for the invite :thumb:

 

 

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Just now, :) al said:

great to catch up Darren, I'm not sure I remember either :D there was so much going on. but something we can always continue next time ! 

 

cuppa ? I dint think that entered your vocabulary :D but thanks for the invite :thumb:

 

 

See? Now you think I'm a drunk. That's not until after 10am. :D

 

Would be an absolute pleasure to make some cuppas for Clan-Al.

 

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Just now, Darren69 said:

See? Now you think I'm a drunk. That's not until after 10am. :D

 

Would be an absolute pleasure to make some cuppas for Clan-Al.

 

look forward to the "cuppa" :D one day hopefully. would love to visit some time ! 

 

 

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7 minutes ago, Darren69 said:

See? Now you think I'm a drunk. That's not until after 10am. :D

 

Would be an absolute pleasure to make some cuppas for Clan-Al.

 

It's after 2 in the afternoon Daz....... :ermm: 

:hiccup 

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What an amazing evening. Just when I thought the day could get better...It did...and better again...and this continued until 4 in the morning. 

 

Thank you everyone......you are all a great bunch. This has been the highlight of my 'Audiophile' endeavors. A huge shout out to Clive for organising this. Loved meeting everyone and partying in the weeeeeee hours of Sunday morning. 

 

I hope we can do this again soon ..and not have to wait for the next HiFi show. 

 

Proud to be a part of this community. 

 

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Nice to catch up with some old and new faces on SNA...

 

Can't believe some of you guys kept going for so long after I left.... (leaving involved the first time I've ever given 1 star to a Uber driver... he was "4 minutes away " from picking me up for about half an hour and then missed about 5 turnoffs... I wasn't 100% sure he hadn't drunk more than me)

 

Anyway thanks again to @evil c, we certainly shouldn't wait until the next show to do this again

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