Thanks for the great day everyone! From my Valhalla initiation (which was the wettest I’ve ever gotten on a ride) to watching the Big One’s transfer track, I loved the experience and I got a few new creds as well. Not to mention how nice everyone was!
Good work Mushy. Bonus points for getting in the nerd footage of Big'Un's train removal. Never knew the transfer track went up and down.
The highlight though, the proper highlight, was Neo flicking the V's in the background
It was indeed a great day, as CF Lives always are. Thanks for coming everyone, hope the newbies felt welcome and had a nice time. Thanks to Sue for the cupcakes - particularly the ones with the vag' motif. Thanks to Ian for the faffle. Thanks to Nic for marshalling the troops. Thanks to Blackpool for having us.
Icon is definitely a grower, enjoyed it more than on my first time last year, feels a bit more spritely this season. Nash is still trash tho.
I don't recall having a better day at Blackpool, weather was great, company was great and got loads done. Strange how such a lovely day didn't draw in the crowds, but with 2 bank holiday weekends this month you would understand why families wouldn't descend.
Was great to see everyone again, been way too long for most of you.
Cred head in the Big Un's queue - Nic failing to get Prowler was quite amusing
Neo ordering the Vegan pizza with extra chicken
Mushy stealing back row from me (I swear you've edited that footage as I definitely called you a ****)
Avalanche being brilliant again
Cuddles with Hixee
Friday night drinks
Faffle - That last item
Seriously, that has to have been one of the best Lives I've been to in a while. Between great weather, a really chilled day where we never felt like we were rushing but still got to ride everything we wanted to, a load of familiar faces and a whole bunch of fab new victims members, last Saturday was pretty much everything a CF Live should be. Icon was awesome, Big'un was running pretty well all things considered, and Valhalla could have been replaced with a tsunami this year and it probably wouldn't have been as wet. Thanks to everyone who attended - as usual, you were all awesome.
I'm in the process of trying to cull and organise a bunch of photos, and I'll try to get them online at some point over the next couple of days. Links will hopefully follow in due course.
Sadly not going to have time to do a proper report, but have finally gone through my photos and so I'll do a short wrap up with those.
Summary, however, is that this was an excellent day! I'd echo many of the favourite moments from everyone above, and would also like to thank everyone for making Monica feel very welcome. She genuinely enjoyed her day with the group, so thanks!
Tried to start off with this one, but it was being spiteful!
Instead, went for this. Good fun ride, this one, and one of Monica's favourites too.
Ha, I'm not sure whether or not that expression represents confusion due to not quite having figured out what's going on, or whether it's just utter disgust at us being a bunch of goons.
FYI, as some of you may have noticed, I tend to take quite a lot of photos and don't have an unlimited amount of web space. I'd expect the photos to be around for at least a year or two, but will eventually have to start to removing them to make way for newer stuff. If I post photos from a CF meet and somebody wants to keep a copy long-term, you may want to grab a copy whilst you have a chance. I'll keep things around for as long as I can, but they won't be online forever.