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Hidden Earth Stomp!

SHould Hidden Earth Stomp be a Disco or a Rock Band...

  • Disco

    Votes: 24 51.1%
  • Rock Band

    Votes: 23 48.9%

  • Total voters
    47

Alex

Well-known member
I agree with the trip underground idea. I think to attact people of perhaps younger ages who lets face it likely crave excitement like I still do, then maybe caving trips should be offered as part of hidden earth experiance for those that want. Obviosuly not long trips ones but that will bring extra interest and a talk could be even be made in the cave. I assume most who do not attend do not attend because they would rather be actually caving, that was the reason I did not go to the first two or three, when I started caving.

Also another point its probbably best to not call lectures, lectures who at uni age want's to attend more lectures then they have to? Maybe simply call them talks instead?
 

kay

Well-known member
Alex said:
I agree with the trip underground idea. I think to attact people of perhaps younger ages who lets face it likely crave excitement like I still do, then maybe caving trips should be offered as part of hidden earth experiance for those that want. Obviosuly not long trips ones but that will bring extra interest and a talk could be even be made in the cave. I assume most who do not attend do not attend because they would rather be actually caving, that was the reason I did not go to the first two or three, when I started caving.

They used to have associated caving trips, if I remember correctly, but there wasn't a lot of interest, maybe because they were on the Friday before, so it meant time off work. So would people be interested in a trip during the weekend?
Also another point its probbably best to not call lectures, lectures who at uni age want's to attend more lectures then they have to?

What a sad comment on today's university experience.
 

Bottlebank

New member
They used to have associated caving trips, if I remember correctly, but there wasn't a lot of interest, maybe because they were on the Friday before, so it meant time off work. So would people be interested in a trip during the weekend?

Lack of interest? No surprise there. When I was younger and keener the first conference I went to as soon as I arrived on the Friday night I checked what trips were going only to be told they had already happened. I didn't bother asking again. For the next few I simply went caving. I assumed this was a one off and when I went to another after a few years was amazed to find the same thing happened.

Must admit a format which covered three days, trips in the day (perhaps a few lectures as well), main lectures in the late afternoon and early evening followed by a big vat of curry, plenty of beer and a decent stomp would be much more likely to get me to drive a couple of hundred miles each way. 
 

IanWalker

Active member
feedback on stomp:

not a critical part of my weekend. but if its free i might pop in for a bit.

happy with rock or disco. 'danced' to one song this year and then left when the style and tempo changed jarringly (90s clubbing segway to american crooner?).

shirts-off brigade not really my cup of tea but that's fine for them. punching and headbutting not fine. not the first time i've met the two together?

quite happy for a lively atmosphere in the bar, so long as i can talk with my mates.
 

moletta

Member
Back in the old days at Manchester the stomp heaved and it wasn't for the faint hearted...although it's possible there were more injuries at the ceilidh!  And we paid extra for the experience.  So yes I think a band or disco is good. They need to cater for the age range and please, not the same band every year!  If the price is not too high then why not include it? People can dip in and out and the organisers don't have to police entry. If it adds to the visit for young cavers then it's a bonus - they may come back.

We'd still need a quiet area though.

You can eat out and get back for the bar and music. It's an enjoyable club occasion for us, and I imagine for others.

:beer:  :coffee:
 

Pringletours

New member
What ever is decided band or disco or both just make sure those providing it have some connection to the caving world. Basher , Eddie sharp pencil and the bald bloke on the gob iron did sterling service . FOC.My view is  vary the arrangement if the event has a fund maybe go with a local  band known to the cavers in the area holding the event. Bottle banks about spot on with the costings. It seems a small cost for entertainment how does this stack up with the income generated. ?
On the matter of a band being FOC . That's probably more tricky unless you go down the route of organising an open mic session.
Leeks  got talent HE 2014 All you need is laptop mixing desk , drum kit, amiplification a PA system and about 500 drunk cavers . SQUALOROKE!


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