TS Staffordshire Sandwich: 24-26 August 2013

Discussion in 'TowersStreet Meets Archive' started by AstroDan, 16th Jul 2013.

  1. Panda

    Panda TowersStreet Member

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    Most definitely my favourite meet yet, had such an amazing time with everybody as per. :D
    To any new people, I'm the pale, dark haired, panda-looking one.

    Saturday highlights
    -Hugs!
    -Seeing people for the first time or the first time in ages (especially Mankey!)
    -Queueing for Smiler with Ben, Lewis, George and Ed
    -Hazelnut Krave in Th13teen queue
    -All queuelines being a good laugh

    Saturday lowlights
    -Not being able to say goodbye properly :(
    -2 hour queue for Smiler
    -Gaining a cold
    -Smiler staff ripped my bag :(
    -Being tickled to death on Duel.

    Monday highlights
    -More hugs!
    -More new people to meet and see!
    -Queueing for Rapids, Th13teen, Rita, Smiler, Nemesis..
    -Titanic Homage with Sam
    -Managing to keep a pair of 4D glasses on whilst riding Oblivion
    -TST Smiler takeover
    -Duel and Battle Galleons sosche with Matt, Oli and Dar
    -Taking Pirate Bill's show waaay out of context
    -THE MOST PANDA'D PANDA EYES OF ALL PANDA EYES.
    -Sharkbait Speed-Run
    -Russ driving us to Derby :')

    Monday lowlights
    -Having to say goodbye. :(
    -Missing the train by two minutes
    -MOIST, SLOPPY AND CLUNGE.

    Thanks!
    -Massive thanks to Russ for driving us all the way to Derby and to Towers
    -Tom and Ben being travel buddies on Saturday
    -Tom and Sam being travel buddies on Monday
    -Everyone for the hugs and memories.:D

    To say my very first meet was 2 years ago now, I've certainly come closer to a lot more members and have no problem socialising. Thankyou! :D

    Oh, if you have a cold.. sorry. :*
     
  2. Amy

    Amy TS Contributor

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    So it was YOU!! ;)
     
  3. WillG

    WillG TowersStreet Member

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    Favourite Ride:
    Katun
    The bag and post Battle-galleons make-up did make you quite easily identifiable as your username yesterday :)

    I haven't got a cold, perhaps because I avoided Ripsaw and end of day hugs, but I'm glad I've got today off work, as it's ended up being quite an energetic weekend - and has anyone else woken up this morning covered in insect bites? :(
     
  4. Poisson

    Poisson TowersStreet Member

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    Location:
    Behind You
    Favourite Ride:
    The Giant Squid
    Rather fantabulous meet I must agree, even with the stupid transport issues.

    Highlights:
    Hugs!
    Seeing awesome peeps
    Queuelines were amusing
    Sharkbait SPEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEED RUN
    Throughput talk
    ROAD TRIP

    Lowlights:
    The 'box'
    Missing said box
    My knee falling apart

    Thanks to:
    Georgia and Benedict for being Saturday travel buddies
    Ben for the Saturday lift and Ted and Vicky being Saturday lift buddies
    Georgia and Sam for being Monday travel buddies
    Georgia, Sam and Vicky for being Monday lift buddies

    Special extra thanks to Russ for being an awesome lift giver.... ROAD TRIP TO DURBY GUYS
     
  5. Ted

    Ted TowersStreet Member

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    Taron
    Had a great time on Saturday, shame I couldn't have been there on Monday but overall it was great!

    Highlights:

    - Meeting a whole bunch of new people such as Elly, Poison Tom, and Panda!
    - Park not being not busy
    - Riding Air for the first time in 5 years
    - Finally riding Smiler!
    - Football Shirt Sosche

    Lowlights:

    - Smiler's Queue. It's horrible.
    - No Oblivion.

    Thanks To...

    - Ben. for the for lift from Uttoexter on Saturday.
    - Vicky for being my train buddy to and from Stoke on Saturday.

    And thanks to everyone for this great meet! Hopefully see you in October =)
     
  6. alee298

    alee298 TowersStreet Member

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    Sounds like you lot had fun! Shame I couldnt come due to lack of funds and years under my belt. (14 in October, so will be off to Thorpe park scarefest on 30th!) :( Hopefully I can come next time, I'm saving for a MAP and have £25 in my MAP fund. Now I only have to find transport to AT and drayton. :( I live 30 miles north of london. Anyone in/near london for the next one able to come off at jct.11?
     
  7. Russ

    Russ TowersStreet Member

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    Helix
    Would have to agree with the others best meet yet, Had a fantastic time and loved seeing/meeting everybody again.

    Saturday Low lights

    Getting so wet, smelly from work and not being able to come.

    Monday Highlights

    Seeing everybody again
    Mine & Lewis's scene outside Ripsaw when it broke.
    Smiler takeover.
    The Mexican Cantina.
    Sharkbait speedrun - 50.3 secs
    Derby roadtrip.
    The weather was lovely.

    Monday lowlights

    Getting lost on the way back from Derby.
    Soaking wet backpack on rapids.
    Rough Rita.
    No Hex.

    Thanks for a great day guy's.
     
  8. Ian

    Ian TS Site Team Team Member

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    Between a rock and a hard place
    Favourite Ride:
    Monster, Walygator
    An amazing weekend as ever. Was great to see so many faces, both new and old (Notably Amy and Steve) :D Sorry if there was anyone I didn't get a chance to say hi to. I'm not exactly the best person when it comes to introductions and meeting new folk.

    Many a good night was spent in Spoons and The Railway Arms too :p

    Sorry I didn't manage to see everyone and have a proper goodbye on Monday, but it was one of those days where it was nice just to chill out in both the gardens and Tavern.

    Highlights
    - Seeing everyone new and old. A brilliant turn out :D
    - Drayton being on top form on Sunday. 2 hour extended ride close, and great operations in general.
    - Craig manages to make Drayton parking staff's brain implode
    - Spoons Sosche! (Though I'm still unsure how we got from some topics to the next :p )
    - "Did these Travelodge rooms used to be terracotta?" "How did you know that?" "They haven't painted behind the headboard!"
    - HS2
    - Railway Arms
    - "Have you got your cream mum?"
    - Gardens sosche
    - The discovery that facing backwards on Th13teen through the woods makes it actually quite a good ride :p
    - All the other antics I've probably forgotten

    Lowlights
    - Not getting a chance to say by to everyone on Monday
    - Faff
    - Not managing to get that kebab in spite of various attempts :(

    Thanks
    - Craig, Dan and Dave for the various car shares
    - Craig for booking the Travelodge room
     
  9. Amy

    Amy TS Contributor

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    Ah :-[ Thanks! ;D It was great to meet you, and I'm not the best with meeting new people, but you all made it so much easier! Everyone just seemed so easy and natural with each other. It was a great atmosphere :)
     
  10. Sazzle

    Sazzle TS Administrator Team Member

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    Ladies and gentlemen!! Taaadaaaa!!

    http://www.towersstreet.com/gallery/meetups/group-photos/

    The last 3 images in the gallery are Saturday, Sunday & Monday respectively :)

    I had a BLAST on Saturday - it was so amazing to see so many people & get so many hugs! We made short work of The Smiler queue, and I even enjoyed the sit-in during the break down :D.

    Can't wait for the next one :) x
     
  11. djtruefitt

    djtruefitt TS Site Team Team Member

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    I think everyone has covered all the highs and lows of this meet, but ill just like to say I had a lovely weekend (Can't believe it was a week ago when we were having our meal near Drayton!), It was nice to have a proper meet again, after the many failed Smiler meets earlier in the season :p And it was good to see old (and new) faces.

    I also had a good day at Drayton, it was much busier than I thought it would be, but I got on all the rides I wanted to, and even managed 4 goes on Apocalypse at the end of the day!
     

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