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Title: What NOT to take to Crop
Post by: Pugwash on July 11, 2018, 08:54:55 AM
Over the years the stuff we drag on to the field has diminished as Amesí Sherpa skills have reduced. I, of course, supervise. Compared with our family visits I think these have gone:
Groundsheet, flag, vast quantities of food and drink, lanterns, sticks to hang lanterns from, hammer, binoculars, video camera, tripod and tons of assorted other stuff.

Canít think why we thought we needed it.

What are you not taking this year?

Ps this is a sort of anti-what do I need to take to Crop that appears annually...


Title: Re: What NOT to take to Crop
Post by: Bridgwit (Bridget) on July 11, 2018, 11:34:02 AM
We've gone from a family-sized Qashquai to a Mini Countryman so we're very restricted on what we can take.

I suspect the 2nd table will be left at home. And the cold box (the milk went off last year so no point). And extra shoes. And maybe the rug, although it's useful for keeping the inner tent dry if it rains.

Alternatively, we might hire a roof box and take extra stuff!!! All the stuff  ;D  ;D


Title: Re: What NOT to take to Crop
Post by: colin h on July 11, 2018, 12:13:19 PM
I recall the Rhythm Festival years ago at Twinwood airfield specifically banned anti-tank weapons, so I always leave them at home.


Title: Re: What NOT to take to Crop
Post by: Andy on July 11, 2018, 02:12:24 PM
Chinese Lanterns. Couldn't believe we saw some flying at the New Forest last week.


Title: Re: What NOT to take to Crop
Post by: David W on July 11, 2018, 06:19:21 PM
Dogs, children, rappers, didgeridoos, banjos, accordians.


Title: Re: What NOT to take to Crop
Post by: Jim on July 11, 2018, 06:53:43 PM

Dogs, children, rappers, didgeridoos, banjos, accordians.


That's the levellers knackered then


Title: Re: What NOT to take to Crop
Post by: davidmjs on July 11, 2018, 06:55:25 PM


Dogs, children, rappers, didgeridoos, banjos, accordians.


That's the levellers knackered then


Lol  ;D


Title: Re: What NOT to take to Crop
Post by: Shane (Skirky) on July 11, 2018, 10:07:05 PM


Dogs, children, rappers, didgeridoos, banjos, accordians.


That's the levellers knackered then


Arf!  ;D


Title: Re: What NOT to take to Crop
Post by: YaBB Master (Colin) on July 11, 2018, 10:48:08 PM
I remember a year when there was a nasty outbreak of rhubarb.

As for ukuleles, just don't. You'll never start a barbecue with just one.


Title: Re: What NOT to take to Crop
Post by: Albie on July 11, 2018, 10:53:08 PM
Cats. One year I saw three people, all with cats on leads. Although it was pointed out to me that what I actually saw was one person and one cat, three times, and I can't rule that out. But even so............


Title: Re: What NOT to take to Crop
Post by: davidmjs on July 12, 2018, 06:46:24 AM

I remember a year when there was a nasty outbreak of rhubarb.


You can blame Stackridge for that one.


Title: Re: What NOT to take to Crop
Post by: David W on July 12, 2018, 08:57:16 AM

Over the years the stuff we drag on to the field has diminished as Amesí Sherpa skills have reduced. I, of course, supervise. Compared with our family visits I think these have gone:
Groundsheet, flag, vast quantities of food and drink, lanterns, sticks to hang lanterns from, hammer, binoculars, video camera, tripod and tons of assorted other stuff.

Canít think why we thought we needed it.



Last year my on field kit was a chair a tankard and a wallet.

DW


Title: Re: What NOT to take to Crop
Post by: abby (tank girl) on July 12, 2018, 12:11:16 PM
i always take too many clothes and too many pairs of shoes, and not enough phone charger.


Title: Re: What NOT to take to Crop
Post by: Pugwash on July 12, 2018, 04:46:35 PM
I was going to say, Yer granny, and then I realised there are an awful lot of us that are grannies and grandads. †:-[  [;-) {:-)


Title: Re: What NOT to take to Crop
Post by: vince42 on July 12, 2018, 08:53:53 PM
Your worries - need to find that kitbag now...


Title: Re: What NOT to take to Crop
Post by: Swamp Donkey (Keith) on July 12, 2018, 09:50:17 PM
....My wife. She doesnít like folk, she doesnít like camping. (But I love all three)


Title: Re: What NOT to take to Crop
Post by: hendo (Dave) on July 13, 2018, 08:44:13 AM


Over the years the stuff we drag on to the field has diminished as Amesí Sherpa skills have reduced. I, of course, supervise. Compared with our family visits I think these have gone:
Groundsheet, flag, vast quantities of food and drink, lanterns, sticks to hang lanterns from, hammer, binoculars, video camera, tripod and tons of assorted other stuff.

Canít think why we thought we needed it.



Last year my on field kit was a chair a tankard and a wallet.

DW


Ah , the naked Cropredy experience.


Title: Re: What NOT to take to Crop
Post by: barryanorak (Julian) on July 13, 2018, 10:34:29 AM

Cats. One year I saw three people, all with cats on leads. Although it was pointed out to me that what I actually saw was one person and one cat, three times, and I can't rule that out. But even so............


I'm fairly certain I saw a goat once, too. Also on a lead.

(I was going to say 'No kidding' but decided against it)


Title: Re: What NOT to take to Crop
Post by: Poor Will (Bill) on July 13, 2018, 10:39:38 AM
Patio sized umbrellas/parasols


Title: Re: What NOT to take to Crop
Post by: Amethyst (Jenny) on July 13, 2018, 11:09:12 AM
Huge tarps.


Title: Re: What NOT to take to Crop
Post by: Pugwash on July 13, 2018, 12:25:26 PM
Just wondering if we ought downsize the chairs this year...


Title: Re: What NOT to take to Crop
Post by: Malcolm on July 13, 2018, 12:36:32 PM


Cats. One year I saw three people, all with cats on leads. Although it was pointed out to me that what I actually saw was one person and one cat, three times, and I can't rule that out. But even so............


I'm fairly certain I saw a goat once, too. Also on a lead.

(I was going to say 'No kidding' but decided against it)


You did. I remember it too, no ifs or butts ;D


Title: Re: What NOT to take to Crop
Post by: Poor Will (Bill) on July 13, 2018, 03:32:48 PM



Cats. One year I saw three people, all with cats on leads. Although it was pointed out to me that what I actually saw was one person and one cat, three times, and I can't rule that out. But even so............


I'm fairly certain I saw a goat once, too. Also on a lead.

(I was going to say 'No kidding' but decided against it)


You did. I remember it too, no ifs or butts ;D
I seem to remember it was being led by a man in a nightdress using a banana as a phone. (Or was that just a product of my imbibing strange concoctions at the toast?)


Title: Re: What NOT to take to Crop
Post by: bassline (Mike) on July 13, 2018, 08:00:09 PM




Cats. One year I saw three people, all with cats on leads. Although it was pointed out to me that what I actually saw was one person and one cat, three times, and I can't rule that out. But even so............


I'm fairly certain I saw a goat once, too. Also on a lead.

(I was going to say 'No kidding' but decided against it)


You did. I remember it too, no ifs or butts ;D
I seem to remember it was being led by a man in a nightdress using a banana as a phone. (Or was that just a product of my imbibing strange concoctions at the toast?)


 Bananaphone man was a real thing, for sure. I didn't see the goat though.


Title: Re: What NOT to take to Crop
Post by: StephenB on July 13, 2018, 08:21:51 PM
I could swear i saw giant inflatable kangaroos flying across the stage once...


Title: Re: What NOT to take to Crop
Post by: Paul on July 13, 2018, 10:27:32 PM




Cats. One year I saw three people, all with cats on leads. Although it was pointed out to me that what I actually saw was one person and one cat, three times, and I can't rule that out. But even so............


I'm fairly certain I saw a goat once, too. Also on a lead.

(I was going to say 'No kidding' but decided against it)


You did. I remember it too, no ifs or butts ;D
I seem to remember it was being led by a man in a nightdress using a banana as a phone. (Or was that just a product of my imbibing strange concoctions at the toast?)


I think your brain has combined two separate incidents here. I have seen both, but not at the same time.  ;D

Paul


Title: Re: What NOT to take to Crop
Post by: Paul on July 13, 2018, 10:27:59 PM

I could swear i saw giant inflatable kangaroos flying across the stage once...


Was it pink?

Paul


Title: Re: What NOT to take to Crop
Post by: StephenB on July 14, 2018, 12:39:39 AM
Yes - and the sky was lit up with shafts of light. It was cosmic, man


Title: Re: What NOT to take to Crop
Post by: Paul on July 15, 2018, 10:15:12 PM

Yes - and the sky was lit up with shafts of light. It was cosmic, man


And also very wet if I remember correctly.

Paul


Title: Re: What NOT to take to Crop
Post by: Pugwash on July 16, 2018, 09:40:53 AM
Yes, nobody bring rain. >:(


Title: Re: What NOT to take to Crop
Post by: Andy on July 16, 2018, 11:14:01 PM
Laser pens. Saw some idiot using one to illuminate the musicians at a recent festival. Forcefully told him to put it away.


Title: Re: What NOT to take to Crop
Post by: Lubiloo (Lorna) on July 17, 2018, 07:53:36 AM

Huge tarps.


Agreed!

Especially if you also bring about ten chairs to put round them...only three of which ever appear to be used.


Title: Re: What NOT to take to Crop
Post by: Bridgwit (Bridget) on July 17, 2018, 10:40:14 AM

Laser pens. Saw some idiot using one to illuminate the musicians at a recent festival. Forcefully told him to put it away.
Oo that annoys me  :(


Title: Re: What NOT to take to Crop
Post by: Andy on July 17, 2018, 09:25:00 PM
They can blind.


Title: Re: What NOT to take to Crop
Post by: Lubiloo (Lorna) on July 17, 2018, 09:29:54 PM
Stuff which attracts wasps ...so mainly, any sweet foods, sweet drinks, beer, yellow things, flowers  ;) ;D


Title: Re: What NOT to take to Crop
Post by: Adam on July 18, 2018, 10:04:54 PM
Musical preconceptions- I've been pleasantly surprised (and let down!) over the years....


Title: Re: What NOT to take to Crop
Post by: PaulT on July 18, 2018, 10:33:25 PM
Spot on, Adam!

BTW, you're in charge of the Talkawhile 10k this year... assuming you're going!  ;)

I'll not be in attendance next month. Unless I have some kind of a windfall!


Title: Re: What NOT to take to Crop
Post by: Martin F on July 21, 2018, 11:08:27 AM
Food poisoning... Had a really miserable time for a couple of days a few years ago.


Title: Re: What NOT to take to Crop
Post by: abby (tank girl) on July 23, 2018, 01:40:02 PM
the man on the bananaphone was in fact Palfi the clown, Daisy's hero for many a year.


Title: Re: What NOT to take to Crop
Post by: Poor Will (Bill) on July 29, 2018, 09:55:12 AM
If you are Chris Leslie, please donít take a banjo.


Title: Re: What NOT to take to Crop
Post by: Nick Reg on July 29, 2018, 11:02:02 AM

If you are Chris Leslie, please donít take a banjo.


We want the Metal Matty intro this year don't we?


Title: Re: What NOT to take to Crop
Post by: Poor Will (Bill) on July 29, 2018, 11:14:08 AM


If you are Chris Leslie, please donít take a banjo.


We want the Metal Matty intro this year don't we?
That would do nicely!


Title: Re: What NOT to take to Crop
Post by: davidmjs on July 29, 2018, 11:51:32 AM



If you are Chris Leslie, please donít take a banjo.


We want the Metal Matty intro this year don't we?
That would do nicely!


I reckon you'll get it too...


Title: Re: What NOT to take to Crop
Post by: Amethyst (Jenny) on July 29, 2018, 02:26:45 PM




If you are Chris Leslie, please donít take a banjo.


We want the Metal Matty intro this year don't we?
That would do nicely!


I reckon you'll get it too...


Why do you think we'll get it?


Title: Re: What NOT to take to Crop
Post by: Poor Will (Bill) on July 29, 2018, 02:35:19 PM





If you are Chris Leslie, please donít take a banjo.


We want the Metal Matty intro this year don't we?
That would do nicely!


I reckon you'll get it too...


Why do you think we'll get it?

I think that can be answered in one word.....Maart


Title: Re: What NOT to take to Crop
Post by: davidmjs on July 29, 2018, 02:38:59 PM
Yep.  Assuming he's well enough, I think this will be a Maart-dominated set.  For that alone, I wish I was there.  I look forward to hearing it.


Title: Re: What NOT to take to Crop
Post by: Bingers (Chris) on July 29, 2018, 06:42:38 PM

Yep. †Assuming he's well enough, I think this will be a Maart-dominated set. †For that alone, I wish I was there. †I look forward to hearing it.


A lot of Sandy songs as well bearing in mind itís 40 years this year she sadly departed


Title: Re: What NOT to take to Crop
Post by: davidmjs on July 29, 2018, 07:13:50 PM


Yep. †Assuming he's well enough, I think this will be a Maart-dominated set. †For that alone, I wish I was there. †I look forward to hearing it.


A lot of Sandy songs as well bearing in mind itís 40 years this year she sadly departed


Arguably, they get a pretty good airing most years though...?


Title: Re: What NOT to take to Crop
Post by: Bingers (Chris) on July 29, 2018, 07:28:04 PM



Yep. †Assuming he's well enough, I think this will be a Maart-dominated set. †For that alone, I wish I was there. †I look forward to hearing it.


A lot of Sandy songs as well bearing in mind itís 40 years this year she sadly departed


Arguably, they get a pretty good airing most years though...?


Yes I know. I do go to Cropredy Festival most years as well. I was just making a comment.


Title: Re: What NOT to take to Crop
Post by: davidmjs on July 29, 2018, 07:38:04 PM




Yep. †Assuming he's well enough, I think this will be a Maart-dominated set. †For that alone, I wish I was there. †I look forward to hearing it.


A lot of Sandy songs as well bearing in mind itís 40 years this year she sadly departed


Arguably, they get a pretty good airing most years though...?


Yes I know. I do go to Cropredy Festival most years as well. I was just making a comment.


Whatever you thought you heard in my post wasn't there.  We're all 'Just making comments'.  That's what this place is  :)


Title: Re: What NOT to take to Crop
Post by: Bingers (Chris) on July 29, 2018, 07:46:22 PM





Yep. †Assuming he's well enough, I think this will be a Maart-dominated set. †For that alone, I wish I was there. †I look forward to hearing it.


A lot of Sandy songs as well bearing in mind itís 40 years this year she sadly departed


Arguably, they get a pretty good airing most years though...?


Yes I know. I do go to Cropredy Festival most years as well. I was just making a comment.


Whatever you thought you heard in my post wasn't there. †We're all 'Just making comments'. †That's what this place is †:)


OK maybe it was just me...thought you were saying ďDíoh donít you know they sing Sandyís songs then!Ē

I apologise  ^-^


Title: Re: What NOT to take to Crop
Post by: davidmjs on July 29, 2018, 07:54:38 PM



OK maybe it was just me...thought you were saying ďDíoh donít you know they sing Sandyís songs then!Ē

I apologise †^-^


Nothing to apologise for.  Again, assuming Maart is up to it, we'll both be right, I imagine...lots of Maart era stuff and lots of Sandy material too...and maybe Maart playing on some of the latter too  :)


Title: Re: What NOT to take to Crop
Post by: Bingers (Chris) on July 29, 2018, 08:11:29 PM




OK maybe it was just me...thought you were saying ďDíoh donít you know they sing Sandyís songs then!Ē

I apologise †^-^


Nothing to apologise for. †Again, assuming Maart is up to it, we'll both be right, I imagine...lots of Maart era stuff and lots of Sandy material too...and maybe Maart playing on some of the latter too †:)


Sounds good...looking forward to it  ;D


Title: Re: What NOT to take to Crop
Post by: Andy on July 30, 2018, 08:55:49 AM
Just a cautionary word, despite the circumstances, Maart isn't guaranteed to play on Saturday evening.

As far as I know, he's only confirmed as playing with the Barsteward sons of Val Doonican.

Unless, of course, I missed some announcement?


Title: Re: What NOT to take to Crop
Post by: davidmjs on July 30, 2018, 09:23:46 AM

Just a cautionary word, despite the circumstances, Maart isn't guaranteed to play on Saturday evening.

As far as I know, he's only confirmed as playing with the Barsteward sons of Val Doonican.

Unless, of course, I missed some announcement?


"I shall play my final live performance at the Fairport Cropredy Convention this August, but I shall continue to make music while I draw breath. "

Assuming he is well enough, I'd bet my last quid he'll be on that stage on Saturday night.


Title: Re: What NOT to take to Crop
Post by: StephenB on July 30, 2018, 09:30:54 AM
If you had been a significant member of Fairport and still a very good friend of theirs, why would you want to play your final live gig with the Doonican thingies? I think it's a no-brainer really (health permitting).