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Seventeen Fabulous John Hinde Butlins Postcards c.1970 - http://flashbak.com/sevente...
Seventeen Fabulous John Hinde Butlins Postcards c.1970
Seventeen Fabulous John Hinde Butlins Postcards c.1970
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"In the late 1960s and early 1970s, the prestigious John Hinde Studio, based in Dublin, produced a series of elaborately staged photographs that were made into popular postcards - sold at Butlins holiday camps throughout the UK. In those days more than a million Britons had a holiday at Butlins every year. Three photographers, two German (Elmar Ludwig and Edmund Nägele) and one British (David Noble) took photographs to Hinde’s detailed and meticulous instructions. Each photograph utilised a large casts of real holidaymakers acting out roles in huge, beautifully lit ‘narrative tableaux’ of Beachcomber bars, gardens, outdoor swimming pools, ballrooms and snooker halls. The Somerset born Hinde sold his company in 1972 to pursue his love of painting." - Mark H from Bookmarklet
Halil
"New research found that the average price of renting a property in Greater London is now £1,412 a month, compared to £694 in the rest of the UK" That's £353 pw!
seriously? O_0 - Halil
As ridiculous as Silicon Valley and NYC are compared to the rest of the US. :( - Spidra Webster
£353 per week is more than my monthly mortgage on a three bedroom terraced house in Portsmouth. Admittedly, we did buy at the bottom of the housing price curve, but it's pretty ridiculous nonetheless. - Mark H
Mark H
"I was fortunate to be able to preserve a small collection of some of the artwork used to create the covers of Mastertronic computer games. They were painted onto board and then photographed to form the backing artwork on top of which were overlaid the company logo and graphics for the game title and details. In our early days the artwork was framed and kept in our offices - later on as the pictures piled up they were slung in a cupboard and forgotten. I took them before they went in the skip when our offices moved." - Mark H from Bookmarklet
Mark H
Pictures of the Old Billingsgate Fish Market in the City of London - http://flashbak.com/picture...
Pictures of the Old Billingsgate Fish Market in the City of London
Pictures of the Old Billingsgate Fish Market in the City of London
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"During the 19th century Billingsgate market, situated in the south-east corner of the City of London, was the largest fish market in the world. Originally just a general market by the riverside a 1699 Act of Parliament made Billingsgate ‘a free and open market for all sorts of fish whatsoever’." - Mark H from Bookmarklet
"The first actual Billingsgate Market building was built on Lower Thames Street in 1850 but it soon became too small and was demolished in 1873. The new building known as Old Billingsgate Market, and the one that still exists today albeit without the market, was designed by the city architect Sir Horace Jones and opened for trading in 1877. The new building was twice the size of the original and incorporated the Billingsgate Stairs and Darkhouse Lane." - Mark H
"Billingsgate market, which had long been seen as rather anachronistic while it was situated in the City of London, ceased trading in 1982. It was reallocated to the Isle of Dogs where it still continued to be run by the City of London Corporation and for which they pay an annual ground rent made up of “the gift of one fish”. The writer George Orwell worked for a short while at... more... - Mark H
Todd Hoff
Could sending ebola infected people to the US be a terrorist attack?
Unlikely, while Ebola is scary there are many "better" ie more easily transmitted. - WarLord
Which is why it's a good strategy. - Todd Hoff
It's a possible scenario. - Sean McBride
Yes. Unfortunately it is a vector that can be weaponized. Infected humans. - Eric Logan from FFHound!
So we should have a war on humans? - Todd Hoff
As a misanthrope I welcome any new acolytes to the cause. - Mark H
What are my first steps Mark? - Todd Hoff
I think we're all doing just fine screwing everything up left, right, and centre as it stands; keep up the good work people. - Mark H
Then it sounds like I should move up the hierarchy quite quickly. Finally, something I'm good at...being bad. - Todd Hoff
[ISIS to Attack US with Ebola? Jihadists 'to Send Infected Militants' to America to Spread Disease: Reports - http://www.ibtimes.co.in/isis-at...] - Sean McBride
Julian
The whole state of Mississippi shall now party like never before.
Great finish to that game. - Mark H
Baylor's gonna buy their beer - Glen Campbell
Julian
Archie, Cooper, and Eli are :-D. Peyton is '-( .
If I could go back in time, I would kick Archie Manning in the nuts until he was sterile - Kevin (aka ThreadKilla)
That's a hell of a niche alternate future history book right there. - Mark H
Mark H
#SaturdayFF Today I watched a 2011 recording of Cendrillon by Massenet filmed at the Royal Opera House in Covent Garden, this being the first opera not sung in English I've ever watched all the way through. Subtitles helped. A lot.
It was a far more captivating experience than I really imagined it would be, helped by some great performances from the cast, inventive set design, and some wonderful outfits. It also triggered a slight welling of tears in my eyes when the spell is lifted that allows Prince Charming and Cinderella to see one another, a testament to the great acting. - Mark H
So there you go: I quite like opera as it turns out. - Mark H
When I was a kid, I used to love watching the operas that PBS aired. A friend of mine is a trained opera singer and she took me to a few shows. I found I liked watching it on TV a lot more. - Anika
Yes, I can't imagine rushing to see an opera any time soon without really knowing the story inside out otherwise a lot of it would be completely lost on me. For now the TV is a much better option. - Mark H
Mark H
The pleasure at seeing someone I used to go to school with posting on Facebook out of the blue was immediately tempered by then seeing him share a couple of posts from two horribly right-wing racist groups.
I've had that same thing happen a couple of times. I figure sometimes those folks fall out of your life for exactly that reason. - Jennifer Dittrich
Oh, I'm sure he's just disillusioned with the establishment. Even if it walks like a duck and quacks like a duck. - Eivind
The posts he shared would seem to indicate he's disillusioned with muslims rather than the establishment. - Mark H
So it would seem, but I keep being told that what /seems/ like right-wing racist shit is...not. It's just a protest, people protest. - Eivind
People in general don't seem to be protesting against the establishment; they seem to be protesting against whatever it is they've come to believe they should be protesting against from constant bombardment to the same old messages from the media sources they've aligned with and the similarly-unthinking mass of friends they associate with. - Mark H
Mark H
Where did you shoot these? - Anika from Android
The Bishop's Palace Gardens in Chichester. They're formal gardens at the back of Chichester Cathedral. - Mark H
They're very pretty flowers. So my next (easily searched if I wasn't so lazy) question is what the pronunciation of 'Chichester'? - Anika
Chich to rhyme with snitch; ester to rhyme with wester. - Mark H
Mark H
Minecrafting with OS OpenData | Innovate | Ordnance Survey - http://www.ordnancesurvey.co.uk/innovat...
Minecrafting with OS OpenData | Innovate | Ordnance Survey
Slippy might appreciate this; mainland Great Britain in Minecraft. - Mark H from Bookmarklet
Maitani
Naqsh-i Rustam - Incredible Reliefs of Persian Empires http://www.kuriositas.com/2011...
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Naqsh-i Rostam 7.jpg
"Most people have heard of the ancient city of Persepolis in Iran. Yet just north of the metropolis of antiquity is a sheer cliff, known as Naqsh-i Rustam. Here, in the second millennium BCE, work began on a quite staggering series of rock reliefs which – even today – have the ability to awe in terms of their size and the staggering amount of work which must have been involved in their creation." - Maitani
Gorgeous. We have got to visit Iran. - Mark H
Mark H
Danger Mouse to be voiced by Alexander Armstrong - http://www.bbc.co.uk/news...
Danger Mouse to be voiced by Alexander Armstrong
"Pointless host Alexander Armstrong will voice Danger Mouse when the much-loved cartoon hero returns to TV next year. The comic actor, also known for his TV shows with Ben Miller, said voicing the character was "about as close to a dream job as you could wish for". Armstrong takes over from Sir David Jason, who voiced the eye patch-sporting "DM" in ITV's original series from 1981 to 1992. Kevin Eldon will voice trusty sidekick Penfold, Terry Scott's old character. "When I am recording the episodes, I'll be making sure that at all times my eyebrows are at least three inches above my head," joked Eldon, known for his appearances in Big Train, Nighty Night and other comedy shows." - Mark H from Bookmarklet
Mark H
The Satanic Temple’s hilarious response to a pro-religion court ruling - http://www.salon.com/2014...
The Satanic Temple’s hilarious response to a pro-religion court ruling
"Last month a judge ruled that religious pamphlets could be distributed in a school district in Orange County, Florida, according to Raw Story. In the wake of this ruling, the Satanic Temple is handing out its own religious literature to Orange County schools: “The Satanic Children’s Big Book of Activities.”" - Mark H from Bookmarklet
Great news.. - Arfin Kiriloğlu from Android
http://thesatanictemple.com/wp-cont... it is actually a nice book of activities - d☭snake
OF COURSE they use WordPress... - Brent Schaus
Victor Ganata
Richard Dawkins basically throws in with the MRAs - Pharyngula http://freethoughtblogs.com/pharyng...
"As you might guess, the MRAs are jubilant about this. Richard Dawkins is 'one of us!', they say. Atheism is officially and asymmetrically split, with the authoritarians of the Dawkins/Harris alliance happily embracing MRAs, and the mob of the Skepchick/FtB axis standing apart, looking appalled." - Victor Ganata
What is with these "they're just faking outrage" people, anyways? - Andrew C (✔)
Well, it's certainly easier than admitting other people's experience's don't match yours. - Jennifer Dittrich
So disappointing. The Ancestor's Tale is one of my favourite non-fiction books; such a shame it has to be written by someone becoming more and more a complete tool every time he opens his mouth. - Mark H
Do authors increase their book sales by faking fake outrage? I wonder... - Todd Hoff
Mark H
BBC News - The freedivers who swim with whales - http://www.bbc.co.uk/news...
BBC News - The freedivers who swim with whales
BBC News - The freedivers who swim with whales
"I'm floating in the Indian Ocean, six miles off the north-east coast of Sri Lanka. A sperm whale and her calf are facing me, 150ft (45m) away. I can see them swimming towards me, hissing, blowing steam and clicking loudly like a pneumatic drill. "Don't swim, don't move. They're watching us," whispers my guide Hanli Prinsloo. She grabs my hand and pulls me beneath the surface where we watch a hazy black mass materialise. Details gradually emerge: a fin, a gaping mouth, a patch of white. An eye, sunk low on a knotted head, peers in our direction." - Mark H from Bookmarklet
"The clicks are so powerful they can penetrate flesh and allow whales to see not only where objects are, but what they look from the inside out. In essence, sperm whales have X-ray vision. Getting "scanned" in this way is not only incredibly loud, it can also be incredibly painful. One Dare Win researcher told me how he was diving with sperm whales a year ago and attempted to push a... more... - Mark H
It never occurred to me that there were physical aspects to the clicks. I mean, not *that* physical. - bentley
Amir
12 days in Iran: Americans received with courtesy, friendliness on 1,000-mile tourist loop | INFORUM - http://www.inforum.com/content...
12 days in Iran: Americans received with courtesy, friendliness on 1,000-mile tourist loop | INFORUM
That sort of trip is on our list of things to do but I didn't know about the Trans Asia Express. Might need a bit of planning. - Mark H
Maitani
TYWKIWDBI ("Tai-Wiki-Widbee"): A walkway in Jerez - http://tywkiwdbi.blogspot.de/2014...
TYWKIWDBI ("Tai-Wiki-Widbee"): A walkway in Jerez
"“Jerez” is the hispanicized version of “Sherish” which was its Moorish name when the town was under Islamic rule. The English speaking world modified the Arabic into “Sherry,” Jerez being the origin of Sherry wines." - Maitani from Bookmarklet
Mmmm. Sherry. - Mark H
Beautiful - Sepi ⌘ سپی
I did a little search on this town and found it beautiful and interesting, displaying a rich history and so many different faces! Reminded me that I need to see Andalusia. Now I am planning on (= dreaming of) visiting the Cádiz province. #wanderlust - Maitani
Maitani, when I visited Seville, I saw some places similar. You see a lot in Andalusia. - Sepi ⌘ سپی
Sepi, I always hoped one day I would visit Seville, Córdoba, and Granada. Now the idea is, what if I stay in a not-so-famous town which is fascinating, too, and take a few tours to other places. Sevilla, for example, is about 80 km from Jerez. Btw, Sepi, I am interested to learn which places you saw and which impressed you most. :-) - Maitani
Cadiz is just down the road. And Tarifa, the southern most point of the European continent, is just a bit further down the street :) - Eivind
Eivind, did you have any favourite place(s) in Andalusia? :-) - Maitani
Rhonda is spectacular. I loved the Pueblos Blancos and the mountains around them. Córdoba is packed full of history (pre-Arab history, as well). The ruins of Medina Azahara and, of course, Alhambra :) - Eivind
Melly Claus
Movie time! I'm watching #TheyCallMeTrinity. Join the conversation on #tvtag http://tvt.ag/W5vabL
I love those Terence Hill & Bud Spencer movies. I've got a handful including the Trinity ones on DVD at home. Good memories of watching them when I was young. - Mark H
I unfortunately fell asleep halfway through, but I was really enjoying it until then! Trinity reminds me of Han Solo. - Melly Claus
didn't this have a sequel called "They Still Call Me Trinity"? - Big Joe Silence
Trinity Is Still My Name and Revenge of Trinity. And I think there is another that doesn't have Bud Spencer in it. - Melly Claus
d'oh, you're totally right. i haven't seen these since the late 80s and my brain is mush from not eating in three weeks. - Big Joe Silence
^ I only knew because I read it off the dvd in front of me! - Melly Claus
Eivind
Irvine Welsh on Scottish independence and internationalism: Labour Pains, Labour of Love - "For the new generation, social progress is about more than trying to vote in a right-wing Labour Party every five years." - http://bellacaledonia.org.uk/2014...
Irvine Welsh on Scottish independence and internationalism: Labour Pains, Labour of Love - "For the new generation, social progress is about more than trying to vote in a right-wing Labour Party every five years."
"The delusion by many on the left, that by trying to maintain the United Kingdom (the clue is in the name) they are fighting to preserve some sort of socialist internationalism, is an astonishingly persistent one, representing the ultimate triumph of hope over experience. The UK has always been an imperialist construct, set up to protect and further the interests of the rich. There was a brief period after the Second World War when it sought to be something more. The elites conned people into participating in the bloodbath of WW1 on the promise of ‘homes fit for heroes’ and the ‘patriots’ were rewarded with more slums, a depression, and hunger marches that met with only the indifference and hostility of the UK state. Then, the ordinary folks were shunted back into the line of fire to face the Nazis. Something fundamental did happen when we opened Hitler’s death camps at Auschwitz and Dachau, and our collective humanity was stirred. Moreover, people returned in the mood to fight for... more... - Eivind from Bookmarklet
"A march towards democracy is a process, not a destination; it’s not solely about a ‘vote’ on September 18th, or any other vote. It’s not about politicians, including ‘Salmond’ (the bogey man who brought us free prescriptions, paid higher education fees, and protected the NHS from Labour and Conservative privatising trusts – that’s also the one who hasn’t led us into war in Iraq,... more... - Eivind
We live in interesting times! I've already sent my postal vote: I'll be in Barcelona on the day. - Son of Groucho
I support the Scots' independence if that's how they vote. But if they vote that way and weaken what remains of the union then I also support doing whatever we can as England, Wales, and Northern Ireland to boost our position at their expense, whether that's through refusing currency union, implementing punitive interest rate rules, encouraging (or not standing in the way of) the rest... more... - Mark H
Scottish Independence may be a positive for the rest of the UK but don't just bite off your nose to spite your face. - Eithne Herd
I didn't say anything about supporting actions to the detriment of what remains of the UK; I said I'd support actions that boosted our position at Scotland's expense. Very much as Scotland is considering now, in reverse. Quite frankly, taking any other position would be ludicrous. So, far from biting off the nose to spite one's face it would be more like waltzing into a Harley Street rhinoplasty specialist to get something fabulous done. - Mark H
At the moment the No Campaign seems to be irritating the Scots and I fear they are actually increasing the likelihood of a Yes. I followed my head and have already voted but I fear many will vote with their hearts. Lets just hope we can have an amicable divorce if the vote goes against the union. - Eithne Herd
Mark H
The CC41 ‘Pac-Man’ Utility Label in Wartime Britain. - http://flashbak.com/the-cc4...
The CC41 ‘Pac-Man’ Utility Label in Wartime Britain.
The CC41 ‘Pac-Man’ Utility Label in Wartime Britain.
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"Inflation for clothing had doubled from the beginning of the war in September 1939 and May 1941 and a way had to be found to make clothing as cheap and basic as possible while somehow maintaining quality. To these ends Utility clothing, together with the CC41 label, was introduced with the Utility Apparel Order initiated by the Board of Trade. The Government quickly took control of the import and manufacture of raw materials and then supplied cloth to the relevant manufacturers. Even the style of the clothing would become subject to yet more ‘austerity’ regulations and the Making of Civilian Clothing (Restriction Order) was passed in 1942. It forbade any wasteful cutting of clothes and introduced a set of instructions for tailors and dressmakers had to work to. For instance the number of pockets were regulated to comply with the “no fabric on fabric” rule, there was a maximum length for shirts and skirts. Turn ups for trousers, then very much in fashion, were simply banned. Even buttons were regulated and were restricted to three or less." - Mark H from Bookmarklet
Mark H
Had a five-minute chat with Robert Llewellyn yesterday and managed not to mention Red Dwarf once.
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where/how did you meet him? I miss scrapheap challenge! - Halil
He was presenting a talk on electric cars for Chichester Skeptics in the Pub. I took the opportunity between his talk and general Q&A to approach him for a prospective talk for Portsmouth Skeptics in the Pub (since I co-run that) for next year. We had a chat about his current work, his schedule, and an upcoming appearance in Wales at the Festival Number 6 since I was wearing a Prisoner t-shirt at the time. - Mark H
Mary Carmen
Lunch time poll topic: do you pronounce the words Mary, merry and marry differently?
Yes - Pete
oui - jambina
Mary and merry are the same. - m9m, Crone of FriendFeed
Yes, all different. - Mark H
Si - Mair-y, meh-ry and mah-ry - Marina's Godmother :-)
Close enough to the same to not be noticeable. - Jennifer Dittrich
What Jen said. - Spidra Webster
Two out of three (Mary and marry are indistinguishable). - Walt Crawford
All the same for me. - Stephen Mack
Ditto to Jennifer. - Hedgehog
Nope. - Steven Perez
All the same. - Ken Morley
Pretty much all the same. - Christa
exactly the damn same. like pin and pen - ellbeecee from Android
All the same. - Tamara J. B. from FFHound(roid)!
Differently - MoTO: #TeamMarina from Android
Mary is Meh-re, Merry is Mer-re and Marry is Ma-ree - Johnny from iPhone
Mm, Mary and marry about the same. Merry is different. Marie is different as well. - rönin
you are a Long Islander you know how WE pronounce it...the right way ;) - Valz 4 TEAMMARINA
I didn't realize there were different ways to pronounce any of them. - Michael W. May from FFHound(roid)!
They'll all sound the same coming out of my mouth. - Jenny H. from Android
All differently. - April Russo
In my head I do .. Not so sure about my mouth. - Shannon - GlassMistress
Micah
How many times have you been summoned to jury duty?
Once I've had to show up. Once just called in. Once was breastfeeding. (And how awesome is it that they had that exemption!) - Jaclyn aka spamgirl from Android
I'd tell you, but then I'm afraid I'd jinx it. *whispers* (zero) - lris
In Virginia, I had to show up once a week for the duration (I forget how long), but I was able to beg off after three weeks because I was moving out of state. In Illinois, Cook County gave me a postponement because I was going to be out of town, then another postponement because I was going to be out of the country, and I'm still waiting for them to call again even though it's been years. - bentley
Twice that I can remember. Happened earlier this year & got exemption because I'm self employed. - Corinne L
At least six. Served the first two times. Not needed/web checking the next three times. Not needed, but had to spend a morning in the waiting room this time. (There may have been other "not needed" cases.) - Walt Crawford
'Course, in Santa Clara County "not needed" may mean checking twice a day for a full week. In Alameda County, if they don't need you that *day* you're done for the year. - Walt Crawford
I am working on my 4th. I was to go during my vacation so I was able to postpone until February. At least this time I will be as a non smoker. - Janet from FFHound!
Now on my 8th time. 2nd summons in less than a year, too. - Anika
About 6. I've never served on a jury, though. - John (bird whisperer)
5ish, served once. - Stephen Mack from iPhone
Got many notices, had to show up maybe 4-5 times, served once. It's one day/one trial. That trial lasted 3 days. - m9m, Crone of FriendFeed
Once. They finished selection before it ever got to me. - Andrew C (✔) from Android
Once. I told them that I could not be objective about a lawsuit claiming that a landlord in Bedstuy had not installed/maintained adequate safety measures for tenants, leading to someone getting shot. Because, duh. - Meg VMeg
Never. - Alix May
Once for "standard" jury duty but when i called the day before, I was told I didn't have to report. Another time I got a letter that I was on call for the year for grand jury duty, but never was called. - Galadriel C. from Android
About ten. I've never been picked. - Starmama from FFHound(roid)!
6 or 7 times. I've called in most times and not been selected (actually went to the physical location once), but twice now I've pleaded out because of medical issues that would make it physically hard to have the stamina to be on a jury. - Spidra Webster
Three. I got out of two because I was in my third trimester of pregnancy. The third I showed up for (Clark County, Nevada- bigtime fun), but the defendant plead while I was waiting, so that was that. - Jenny H. from Android
Once. I showed up and got routed to a few different buildings before being excused. I was really looking forward to serving too! - Brian Johns
Oh, and I only went downtown four times. The first time I was 19 & was hoping I'd get picked to serve. The other times I was all, please don't pick me, you ain't gon pay me enough to miss work! - Starmama from FFHound(roid)!
Never and I've always been a little disappointed by that. - joey
Twice, but my cohort didn't get called in either time. - Jennifer Dittrich
Summoned maybe 12 times, reported 8 times, served 5. - Anne Bouey
0! - Eivind
2 or 3, never served. - MoTO: #TeamMarina
Disappointingly, none. - Mark H
only once, many years ago when I still lived in SC. All the civil cases settled before we were sat and the criminal case plead out. That was about 15 years ago. - Jonathan Disher
Stephan
RT @mikeschinkel: "The Decline of Drupal, or How to Fix Drupal 8" http://mikeschinkel.com/blog...
RT @mikeschinkel: "The Decline of Drupal, or How to Fix Drupal 8" http://mikeschinkel.com/blog/the-decline-of-drupal-or-how-to-fix-drupal-8/
Contemplating switching to Wordpress and not D8. - Stephan from iPhone
My company is an Acquia partner and the 18 months or so of Drupal I've had to endure makes me so glad I kicked up enough of a stink to get shunted back to the .Net team. - Mark H
Mark H
Global warming denial: Claims of Arctic ice recovering are exaggerated. - http://www.slate.com/blogs...
Global warming denial: Claims of Arctic ice recovering are exaggerated.
Global warming denial: Claims of Arctic ice recovering are exaggerated.
"Briefly: Arctic sea ice reaches a minimum in late September every year. The overall trend for the amount of ice at that time is decreasing; in other words, there is less ice all the time. Some years there is more than others, some less. But the trend is down, down, down." - Mark H from Bookmarklet
"The black line is the average for 1981 – 2010. The gray region shows the ±2 standard deviation temperatures for that average; statistically speaking it’s an expected range of temperatures (it’s actually more subtle than that, but that’s enough to understand what’s going on here). The dashed line shows the 2012 ice extent, and is clearly very low, well outside the expected range. The... more... - Mark H
This post is partially true and partially untrue. Why do they have to make their own misleading charts here is the hard data. Are we incapable of interpreting it? http://ocean.dmi.dk/arctic... - Eric Logan
Actually it's not their own chart it's the one that best fits the narrative. I have been watching DMI for years. the mean near average is 2001, but we are also very near 2005 numbers and multi year ice another important metric is increasing not decreasing. If you listened to what the alarmists said there was not supposed to be any as in none by now. - Eric Logan
Valz 4 TEAMMARINA
What was the first concert you every went to....you know mine was the Beatles......go
Peter, Paul, and Mary - Greg GuitarBuster
First without my parents was Funk on the Green, Parliament Funkadelic, One Way, Bootsy Collins...1978. - Starmama from FFHound(roid)!
Depends on how you define "concert". Does this include the local band who plays in a bar? A show at a county fair that you see with fair admission, but you don't really care about the band? Where you pay to actually see the band? - Joe
My dad took me and a friend to see Styx on the Mr. Roboto tour. \m/ - Steele Lawman
The Kingston Trio in 1960. - m9m, Crone of FriendFeed
Blood, Sweat,and Tears with my parents. U2 with The Pixies opening as my choice. - Jennifer Dittrich from FFHound!
Huey Lewis and the News (with parents, since I was in the 4th grade, but at my insistence), first show without parents was They Might Be Giants - Meg VMeg
Fobia, a Mexican rock band. :) Late 90s, I think. - Zulema ❧ spicy cocoa tart from Android
Midnight Oil. - Bren - pseudo-Buddhist from iPhone
The Pixies, around 1988 - Pete
Aerosmith 1975 - Hershey, Pa - Janet from FFHound!
They Might Be Giants - Steve C Team Marina
Billy Joel, The Bridge tour, '87 I think. I was 11 or 12. - t-ra supports #LOLSpidra from Android
My choice, Simple MInds, '85. Got in my first accident on the way home in the wee hours. As a kid, the parents took us to many country, bluegrass, rockabilly shows. I don't recall the first, but I saw Willie and Johnny and June a few times back then. - Michael W. May
No Doubt in 2009 - Jed from iPhone
Teddy Pendergrass, early 80s. - Steven Perez
Pink Floyd, 1988 - Steven Luckymen VMF-214
All About Eve, 1989. - Mark H
B-52s and Violent Femmes. 1991? - kendrak from Android
rush, tom sawyer tour https://www.youtube.com/watch... - chaz2b
David Gilmour (Pink Floyd) on his first solo tour in 1984. Reunion Arena in Dallas (RIP). rocked. - Big Joe Silence
the first concert i was TAKEN to as a child was probably Harry Chapin. sometime in the 70s. - Big Joe Silence
Pure Prairie League (also Confederate Railroad) 2000-ish Or it may have been LFO and Blaque. The PPL was more a family event, to go hangout with Craig while he was nearby. - NOT THE CRICKET
The Bangles, summer 1987. My parents may have taken me to one prior to that, but that's the first one I remember attending without parental supervision. - Corinne L
Glass Tiger (as part of a school trip). First concert on my own steam (with a buddy): Monsters of Rock, Pontiac Silverdome, 1988 - Brent Schaus from FFHound!
Modest Mouse in 1998. - Kristin
INXS, the kick tour. - Tamara J. B. from FFHound(roid)!
Elton John in 1981. - Friar Will
I would have loved to have seen INXS live! - Marie
INXS was my second concert ever. The Tamaras of ffeed know what's good. :) - t-ra supports #LOLSpidra from Android
I saw INXS on that tour! SOOOOOOOO good! <3 My first big concert was the Bee Gees in 1979. - vicster: hon. canadian
Jethro Tull - Living with the Past (Aug 29, 2002) - April Russo
Ray Charles - Iván Abrego
INXS - August 1988 - Nassau Coliseum (Kick Tour?) - Yvonne Renee
Small or large? - Melly Claus
Parliament Funkadelic #nosurprise - MoTO: #TeamMarina
Jean Luc Ponty - Kevin Johnson from Android
Mark H
Hollywood Ghost Diner | Messy Nessy Chic - http://www.messynessychic.com/2014...
Hollywood Ghost Diner | Messy Nessy Chic
Hollywood Ghost Diner | Messy Nessy Chic
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"I‘ve been on the lookout for a truly authentic 1950s diner since I arrived in California. I finally found it, driving down Wilshire Boulevard and screeching to a halt as soon as I locked eyes on its mighty mid-century neon facade. Only one problem: Johnie’s Coffee Shop isn’t serving any coffee and waffles today … or tomorrow. At a closer look through its windows, the booths of Johnie’s Coffee Shop are empty, the counters are covered in dust and you can be sure the sound and smell of sizzling bacon is only in your imagination. Welcome to Hollywood’s ghost diner…" - Mark H from Bookmarklet
I remember driving by Johnnie's on several occasions. L.A. has some really cool old diners & restaurants. - Corinne L
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The Notting Hill Carnival
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We had a few hours to spare on Sunday when we popped up to London to see my wife's cousin and discovered very late on that the Notting Hill Carnival was taking place so headed across the city to check it out. - Mark H
It would be fair to say that my wife initially didn't like it but, after we'd been there a little while, she really grew to absolutely loathe the entire event. This, sadly, curtailed my growing enjoyment of the carnival. It was noisy, crowded, full of mostly glum-looking people, and ankle deep in filth in many places. In short: it was fabulous. I wished I'd had longer there. You'll... more... - Mark H
My complete set of carnival photos can be seen here: https://www.flickr.com/photos... - Mark H
Hahaha! You're an odd duck, sir. - Spidra Webster
It would seem after years of this festival, they would know how many trash bins they would need for the crowds, and that they should be emptied regularly. Or do the trash collectors only work Monday-Friday? - Nils Sandin
Now I'm totally combing through to see if I can spot my friends. My friends who moved there, and my friends who are in town for Kate Bush were all at the carnival :) - Jennifer Dittrich
Nils: I did wonder if the lack of bins might not be for security reasons but it might actually be as simple as realising that people won't use them once they've had a few drinks and it's just as easy to send the sweepers down the road overnight. - Mark H
Wow, that was a lot of trash! I could see either reason, but dang. - Jennifer Dittrich
Be thankful I didn't take pictures of the toilet facilities. Women (and men in need of a sit down) got to queue ten-deep at the portaloos. Men had urinals set up in the street. I'd not seen them before and it was... unsettling. A bit like these - http://www.urinal.net/lowland... - but not quite. Imagine about a hundred on the pavement and men jostling to use them. Lovely stuff. - Mark H
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