CH Band at Twickenham - England vs Italy - Feb 10th 2007

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Post by John Knight » Tue Feb 13, 2007 2:49 pm

Mark1 wrote:well, I don't think so, because until a few days beforehand there was a small possibility that there wouldn't be any tickets spare for us,
OK, thanks Mark.... I have to agree with your thoughts on this one.

(Mark, I have a question for you, but rather than hijack this thread and take it OT, I will open another one later... it's to do with Broadie Buckles. (again).
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Post by englishangel » Tue Feb 13, 2007 4:42 pm

I didn't realise those ads were painted on, I thought they were digitally added on TV.
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Post by Mrs C. » Tue Feb 13, 2007 5:41 pm

I hope all the players were also instructed to avoid the ads!!
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Post by jtaylor » Tue Feb 13, 2007 6:47 pm

There's also the cost of the tickets (100 seats if there'd been a sell-out) - ours were £65 each, around half-way line, West stand - excellent seats (as you can see from the photos) but still not cheap.
Guess it's a lot cheaper than football though...

If there are any rugby fans on here, I've got some nice lineout photos and Wilkinson's kicking...
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Post by Mrs C. » Tue Feb 13, 2007 6:51 pm

jtaylor wrote:There's also the cost of the tickets (100 seats if there'd been a sell-out) - ours were £65 each, around half-way line, West stand - excellent seats (as you can see from the photos) but still not cheap.
Guess it's a lot cheaper than football though...

If there are any rugby fans on here, I've got some nice lineout photos and Wilkinson's kicking...
Will Amy be the first to request??
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Post by Mark1 » Tue Feb 13, 2007 7:03 pm

englishangel wrote:I didn't realise those ads were painted on, I thought they were digitally added on TV.
Nope, laboriously hand-painted on! In the case of Saturday, it was still being done at around 10:30 am that morning while we were doing our sound check - I guess the rain hadn't helped!

Mrs C's question was exactly the one we raised amongst ourselves - though I guess flat-bottomed shoes would smear and spread the paint in a way that studded boots might not be so terrible. Plus, with the band, at loads of people will follow through exactly the same tracks and marks, whereas the players movements will be slightly more haphazard. I can't imagine that scrums and malls help the paint job, though... :?

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Post by englishangel » Tue Feb 13, 2007 11:45 pm

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englishangel wrote:I didn't realise those ads were painted on, I thought they were digitally added on TV.
Nope, laboriously hand-painted on! In the case of Saturday, it was still being done at around 10:30 am that morning while we were doing our sound check - I guess the rain hadn't helped!

Mrs C's question was exactly the one we raised amongst ourselves - though I guess flat-bottomed shoes would smear and spread the paint in a way that studded boots might not be so terrible. Plus, with the band, at loads of people will follow through exactly the same tracks and marks, whereas the players movements will be slightly more haphazard. I can't imagine that scrums and malls help the paint job, though... :?
Would that be in the sales then?
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Post by J.R. » Wed Feb 14, 2007 12:27 am

englishangel wrote:
Mark1 wrote:
englishangel wrote:I didn't realise those ads were painted on, I thought they were digitally added on TV.
Nope, laboriously hand-painted on! In the case of Saturday, it was still being done at around 10:30 am that morning while we were doing our sound check - I guess the rain hadn't helped!

Mrs C's question was exactly the one we raised amongst ourselves - though I guess flat-bottomed shoes would smear and spread the paint in a way that studded boots might not be so terrible. Plus, with the band, at loads of people will follow through exactly the same tracks and marks, whereas the players movements will be slightly more haphazard. I can't imagine that scrums and malls help the paint job, though... :?
Would that be in the sales then?
Do they have yachts in scrums, now ???
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Post by geoff_janes » Sat Feb 17, 2007 3:18 pm

Well, actually, we had an LE on that trip to twickenham and two LE on the trip to Illustrious so it is very much possible to be young and get into the band for these events!

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Post by geoff_janes » Sat Feb 17, 2007 3:27 pm

Also, just to add to that previous comment, we adopted the policy for both the Illustrious and Twickenham trips that the players that we took were the best in the band. To correct myself, we had Two LE players, one on French Horn and one on Euphonium, both are very good at their instruments so were chosen infront of those who may be older!!!

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Post by Mrs C. » Sat Feb 17, 2007 11:02 pm

Thank you Geoffrey!
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Post by J.R. » Sun Feb 18, 2007 1:25 pm

Mrs C. wrote:Thank you Geoffrey!
Sounds like shades of "Rainbow", Janet !!

Incidently, and off-topic - Has any-one seen that very rude "Rainbow" clip that was doing the rounds on the web a couple of years ago ? Hilarious - I must see if I can find it again !
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Post by Foureyes » Sun Feb 18, 2007 8:15 pm

Many thanks for that - just "Google" it. A very good clip - real "Blue Peter" stuff, but with a few more laughs - in fact, a lot more laughs!
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Post by blondie95 » Mon Feb 19, 2007 12:52 pm

Mark1 wrote:We had to fit in front of the RBS painted advertisement, which under no circumstances could we tread on, smear paint from, or obsure.
but i cant imagine 30 rugby players being cautious of not smudging or standing on the advert!
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Post by AndrewH » Mon Feb 19, 2007 3:23 pm

A couple of things found on You Tube:-

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XZgNhBQPEpQ

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RiQhnlq0-cg

Neither is that good!
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