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#4477758 - 06/12/19 05:31 PM How many SimHq members do you know/ have met in person ?  
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The count is now 7 for me.

Just flew up to meet shan2 in Atlanta. As excellent a fellow in person as you would think from reading his posts.


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#4477759 - 06/12/19 05:34 PM Re: How many SimHq members do you know/ have met in person ? [Re: oldgrognard]  
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I'm very glad to hear you had a good time with shan2 OG!!

I've only met one SimHQ member in person and actually he's a former member, not current.


“Whoever fights monsters should see to it that in the process he does not become a monster. And if you gaze long enough into an abyss, the abyss will gaze back into you.”
#4477761 - 06/12/19 05:35 PM Re: How many SimHq members do you know/ have met in person ? [Re: oldgrognard]  
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Well then, we shall have to arrange a meeting.


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#4477779 - 06/12/19 07:04 PM Re: How many SimHq members do you know/ have met in person ? [Re: oldgrognard]  
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I have not met any current members in person. But did meet a former member of my old EAW squadron ( No-105) Coolhand who was also a former member here. A USN vet and a nice chap as well


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#4477791 - 06/12/19 08:01 PM Re: How many SimHq members do you know/ have met in person ? [Re: oldgrognard]  
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Arthonon - http://SimHQ.com/forum/ubbthreads.php/users/2652/arthonon
RatBastid - http://SimHQ.com/forum/ubbthreads.php/users/1395/ratbastid
531 Ghost - http://SimHQ.com/forum/ubbthreads.php/users/1578/531-ghost
LukeFF - http://SimHQ.com/forum/ubbthreads.php/users/881/lukeff
(All the above at something 531 Ghost put together.)

777 Studios - Jason - http://SimHQ.com/forum/ubbthreads.php/users/11770/777-studios-jason
Bought some joysticks from him several years ago when he still lived locally to me.

352nd Persecutor - http://SimHQ.com/forum/ubbthreads.php/users/2427/352nd-persecutor
He lives locally and we still get together quite often for airshows. We also fly 1946 as group, 352ndvfg, bi-weekly on Friday and Sunday.


So for the moment it seems it is 6 but there may be more?


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#4477842 - 06/13/19 02:18 AM Re: How many SimHq members do you know/ have met in person ? [Re: oldgrognard]  
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Just two...

But, such great people it's like meeting the coolest stranger you could ever imagine and, they are everything they claimed to be. Try that on a social media website! woot

Almost made it to three members but we ended up butting heads over trivial crap now that I look back.

Many here I'd love to meet and have a few with...maybe even a few too many with.

More than a few who are no longer with us and, whom I am truly sad I never met. frown


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#4477844 - 06/13/19 02:23 AM Re: How many SimHq members do you know/ have met in person ? [Re: oldgrognard]  
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#4477849 - 06/13/19 02:53 AM Re: How many SimHq members do you know/ have met in person ? [Re: oldgrognard]  
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I met two, Great people.


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#4477854 - 06/13/19 03:25 AM Re: How many SimHq members do you know/ have met in person ? [Re: oldgrognard]  
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Like wheel's post, 531 Ghost invited some of us from Raleigh to his place (back about 7-8 years ago).
A great time, here's a crappy picture of me, Ghost, Navynuke, killdevil, and peppergomez when we all
visited KittyHawk.

Really good people here at SimHQ. Would like to meet more.

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#4477861 - 06/13/19 04:25 AM Re: How many SimHq members do you know/ have met in person ? [Re: oldgrognard]  
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Very cool thread. Let's have a meet-n-greet in Pensacola or Dayton (my preference...F-22/F-117), or at any of the other major aviation museums!

Meeting a SimHQ poster in person only happened to me once around 2004/05 (I think), his name also being Mark in Jax., FL (infrequent poster). He was heavy into FreeFalcon and was willing to part with his Jane's USAF which was tough to find at the time. Wife and I drove out to his house on the other side of town to get it. He wouldn't take any money for it, but it was lunchtime and he agreed to let us treat him to BBQ near his home. Had great conversation about flight sims, wife being a quiet trooper just letting us jabber on. He disappeared off the board soon afterwards.

Thanks again for the Jane's USAF, Mark in Jax. I still have the orange CD you gave me with all the FreeFalcon stuff plus everything supporting SP3.

EDIT: Cool, I found him in the User List...

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Gives way and suddenly it’s day again
The sun is in the east
Even though the day is done
Two suns in the sunset, hmph
Could be the human race is run
#4477862 - 06/13/19 04:27 AM Re: How many SimHq members do you know/ have met in person ? [Re: PanzerMeyer]  
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Originally Posted by PanzerMeyer
I'm very glad to hear you had a good time with shan2 OG!!

I've only met one SimHQ member in person and actually he's a former member, not current.


You even went to school with him, yes?



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Two suns in the sunset, hmph
Could be the human race is run
#4477871 - 06/13/19 06:42 AM Re: How many SimHq members do you know/ have met in person ? [Re: oldgrognard]  
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Only one that I know for sure that is a member here

Stewie http://SimHQ.com/forum/ubbthreads.php/users/219/stewie

Great guy, stayed with him and his family on my way to the 2003 flight sim show, gave me a much needed break from looking after my terminally ill mother who passed away a few days after I got back home. I'll be forever grateful for his hospitality when it was a very trying time of my life.


Now if you had said Frugal's Forums then I have met quite a few of them smile


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#4477873 - 06/13/19 06:48 AM Re: How many SimHq members do you know/ have met in person ? [Re: oldgrognard]  
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One. Several times. Haven't seen him post in a long time, don't know if he's still around here.

It was around 15 years ago...

Did an an airshow together, and we did some crazy co-op flightsimming together, in person, not online...

So yeah, I just revealed that I've been here a lot longer than my current name indicates...

#4477880 - 06/13/19 08:21 AM Re: How many SimHq members do you know/ have met in person ? [Re: Alicatt]  
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Originally Posted by Alicatt
Only one that I know for sure that is a member here

Stewie http://SimHQ.com/forum/ubbthreads.php/users/219/stewie

Great guy, stayed with him and his family on my way to the 2003 flight sim show, gave me a much needed break from looking after my terminally ill mother who passed away a few days after I got back home. I'll be forever grateful for his hospitality when it was a very trying time of my life.


Now if you had said Frugal's Forums then I have met quite a few of them smile


Heh, I know Stewie too smile he actually stayed at MY house, I think it was when he was on his way to a new life in Spain. Long time ago. Lovely guy.

I know a few members here because of my association with Frugalsworld, and met a good few of them too at various sim shows. Actually I even work with one SimHQ member biggrin


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#4477888 - 06/13/19 09:03 AM Re: How many SimHq members do you know/ have met in person ? [Re: oldgrognard]  
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Met three fine guys... LukeFF, Ian Boys, and Bones. Some really nice memories there.

#4477889 - 06/13/19 09:31 AM Re: How many SimHq members do you know/ have met in person ? [Re: oldgrognard]  
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I remember a traumatic time at a Flight Sim Exhibition risking a punch in the chops asking various tonsorially challenged attendees: 'are you Slaphead?' whom I had arranged to exchange some peripherals with there. Also met Oleg himself!


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#4477895 - 06/13/19 10:50 AM Re: How many SimHq members do you know/ have met in person ? [Re: DM]  
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Originally Posted by DM


Heh, I know Stewie too smile he actually stayed at MY house, I think it was when he was on his way to a new life in Spain. Long time ago. Lovely guy.

I know a few members here because of my association with Frugalsworld, and met a good few of them too at various sim shows. Actually I even work with one SimHQ member biggrin


Met Frugal himself along with a few others, and we had an all night session the night before the flightsim show at the Hilton at Birmingham airport, it was time for the show to open by the time I got to my bed biggrin From that "session" Real Simulator took pics of me using their F-16 rudder pedals and used that on their website for a few years - fame at last wink


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#4477899 - 06/13/19 11:34 AM Re: How many SimHq members do you know/ have met in person ? [Re: MarkG]  
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Originally Posted by MarkG
Originally Posted by PanzerMeyer
I'm very glad to hear you had a good time with shan2 OG!!

I've only met one SimHQ member in person and actually he's a former member, not current.


You even went to school with him, yes?



I've known Jedi Master since jr. high school so that would be 1986!


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#4477900 - 06/13/19 11:36 AM Re: How many SimHq members do you know/ have met in person ? [Re: RSColonel_131st]  
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Originally Posted by RSColonel_131st
Met three fine guys... LukeFF, Ian Boys, and Bones. Some really nice memories there.



I've not met Bones in person yet but he seems to be a great guy. I fly DCS with him on a weekly basis.


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#4477905 - 06/13/19 11:57 AM Re: How many SimHq members do you know/ have met in person ? [Re: oldgrognard]  
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He definitely is, very interesting guy. Reminds me, I think he still owes me an email reply wink

#4477935 - 06/13/19 03:47 PM Re: How many SimHq members do you know/ have met in person ? [Re: oldgrognard]  
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I've never met anyone from here, but I have from other games I've played such as Mechwarrior, over the years. When I first started dating my wife over a decade and a half ago, she freaked out when she saw I was talking to folks on the internet. "Who are those weirdos?" She'd ask, disturbed. "Regular dudes," I'd reply. She always thought they'd be psychopathic murderers or something.

Nah. Ordinary dudes trying to relax and have fun. Hell, I even met a guy online who happened to have been in my high school two years behind me, and I never knew him, and we finally got together at a one of the many LAN parties I threw in the late 90s.

#4477938 - 06/13/19 04:14 PM Re: How many SimHq members do you know/ have met in person ? [Re: PanzerMeyer]  
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Originally Posted by PanzerMeyer
Originally Posted by RSColonel_131st
Met three fine guys... LukeFF, Ian Boys, and Bones. Some really nice memories there.



I've not met Bones in person yet but he seems to be a great guy. I fly DCS with him on a weekly basis.


<Maniacal laughter>

I've got PM fooled! Just a little while longer and I 'll have him in my evil clutches, and his little dog Toto too!

Haha, yes, so I have not met PM yet but yes we have been flying weekly in the last few months, along with aforementioned former member and they are great to fly with. I wish I thought to look them up when I was in Miami back in 2013 and 2015.

For those whom I have met, I've met RSColonel_131st before, and he is a great guy. It was fun drinking with you and freezing through the Viennese Christkindlmarket! We gotta get together again sometime...and yes I *DO* owe you an email!

I've also met Jayhawk, who I haven't seen much of around here lately but he was also great company. I've met UndertheRadar and had some good times with him at the NAS Oceana airshow, and that is also when I met Skatezilla.

Gronk used to be on back in the day...I am still in touch with him. Met him once when he was in town back in 2004.

Creeper is another one I've met who isn't on anymore. As a matter of fact, Creeper became my best man at my wedding. So how's that for friendships forged from SimHQ? Creeper's best man speech was funny at our wedding reception. "Some of you may be wondering how we met, but I met Bones on a website. Not THAT kind of website!" He was in town in March for a quick visit at our new home and to meet my son for the first time. Then we went to see Captain Marvel.

There was also 2 other people that I physically I met here way back in 2003, but it's been so long and I lost touch so I don't even remember their names anymore.

SimHQ is that great, folks.

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#4477944 - 06/13/19 05:08 PM Re: How many SimHq members do you know/ have met in person ? [Re: Mr_Blastman]  
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Originally Posted by Mr_Blastman
I've never met anyone from here, but I have from other games I've played such as Mechwarrior, over the years. .

I used to spend a whole heap of time out on the road, at the weekends I would usually end up at the one hotel near head office as it was a long way to go back home just for the weekend (almost 600 miles), but anyway, the receptionist at the hotel, her son worked for a software company that did some of the coding for Mech Warrior Mercenaries and from her I got Mercenaries and the expansion disk as a gift smile transformer


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#4477945 - 06/13/19 05:26 PM Re: How many SimHq members do you know/ have met in person ? [Re: oldgrognard]  
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None. The backwoods of SC isn't a hotbed of simming enthusiasts.


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#4477946 - 06/13/19 05:28 PM Re: How many SimHq members do you know/ have met in person ? [Re: F4UDash4]  
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Originally Posted by F4UDash4
None. The backwoods of SC isn't a hotbed of simming enthusiasts.



LOL!!!


What about those Cabela hunting sims? wink


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#4477947 - 06/13/19 05:34 PM Re: How many SimHq members do you know/ have met in person ? [Re: oldgrognard]  
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Whatever happened to "Cat". If i recall she lived in Florida and was a regular here for some years.


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#4477949 - 06/13/19 05:48 PM Re: How many SimHq members do you know/ have met in person ? [Re: Haggart]  
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Originally Posted by Haggart
Whatever happened to "Cat". If i recall she lived in Florida and was a regular here for some years.



I believe she was part of the exodus that occurred when ownership of the website switched hands a couple years ago.

On a side note, I think Lil'Jugs was the last female member to post here and I haven't seen a post from her now for several months.

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Originally Posted by PanzerMeyer
Originally Posted by Haggart
Whatever happened to "Cat". If i recall she lived in Florida and was a regular here for some years.



I believe she was part of the exodus that occurred when ownership of the website switched hands a couple years ago.


Where'd they all go?

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Don't know or have met any SimHQ members, but may have been near some without knowing it when I went to a flight sim meeting in Blackpool years ago. An interesting day, met Oleg there. I don't know how he was persuaded to go to Blackpool but there he was.


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Originally Posted by RedToo
I don't know how he was persuaded to go to Blackpool but there he was.


Is it that bad of a place? Doesn't it have some well known beaches and amusement parks or is that another English city I'm thinking of? biggrin


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Oleg was at the Flight Sim show in the Birmingham Airport Hilton as well, it was where I met him too, he was giving a talk on design in LOMAC which was due to be released, I still have the LOMAC demo disk from that show smile


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I used to work with Cat extensively as we merged my Bones JF-18 serial fiction with her Sasha LOMAC serial fiction and were penning episodes and seasons together here on SimHQ

We got all the way up the the cliffhanger Series Finale....and we never finished.

Some of you may remember that series....last episode was in 2004 or 2005.

Maybe someday we will finish it. We knew how the series was to end and we only had one episode left. But the images I had for it are long gone and I don't know where Cat is right now.

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Originally Posted by PanzerMeyer
Originally Posted by Haggart
Whatever happened to "Cat". If i recall she lived in Florida and was a regular here for some years.



I believe she was part of the exodus that occurred when ownership of the website switched hands a couple years ago.


Did they all go to a different site ? Or just left, period ?


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#4477981 - 06/13/19 07:43 PM Re: How many SimHq members do you know/ have met in person ? [Re: PanzerMeyer]  
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None. The backwoods of SC isn't a hotbed of simming enthusiasts.



LOL!!!


What about those Cabela hunting sims? wink


Nope. But we are hoping for a moonshining sim biggrin


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#4478003 - 06/13/19 10:18 PM Re: How many SimHq members do you know/ have met in person ? [Re: oldgrognard]  
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The funny thing about it all is that it certainly didn't feel like we just met. smile

I do wish I could have met Murphy, 20mm, and others who passed too soon.


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#4478018 - 06/14/19 01:18 AM Re: How many SimHq members do you know/ have met in person ? [Re: oldgrognard]  
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I've met three. Put up one pommy chap for a night and got him to install his Il2 mod for me as payment for drinks, food, a drive in a real aussie V8 and a good night in one of the colonies. I always had an idea to do some sort of stateside and Euro tour meeting various members, just drinking and eating my way around the world. Unfortunately i'm not a reknowned cook or comedian so that's on hold while i live reality, which is on the up.


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#4478023 - 06/14/19 03:05 AM Re: How many SimHq members do you know/ have met in person ? [Re: oldgrognard]  
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so... i've been drinking all night and i thought the title of this thread was "how many SimHQ members have you met in prison"

do i have to answer that?


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#4478024 - 06/14/19 03:31 AM Re: How many SimHq members do you know/ have met in person ? [Re: oldgrognard]  
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Lets see: there is Bubba and Meathook Snake and Sledge Hammer

#4478032 - 06/14/19 08:06 AM Re: How many SimHq members do you know/ have met in person ? [Re: PanzerMeyer]  
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Whatever happened to "Cat". If i recall she lived in Florida and was a regular here for some years.



I believe she was part of the exodus that occurred when ownership of the website switched hands a couple years ago.

Not wanting to step on anybody's toes, but why did people leave when the ownership changed?

#4478042 - 06/14/19 10:13 AM Re: How many SimHq members do you know/ have met in person ? [Re: oldgrognard]  
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Met Frugal many years ago in London, went to an awesome airshow, took some great photos (real photos, not digital)

Late last year just missed an opportunity to meet Mr Grant, but my scheduling was poor. Hoping to return to Dallas in July 2020, who knows who I might meet? (and Mr Grant, thanks for recommending WhatABurger!)


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#4478083 - 06/14/19 01:45 PM Re: How many SimHq members do you know/ have met in person ? [Re: oldgrognard]  
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Hmmm, five or six, but all but one of them has left SimHQ for one reason or another.

Back a zillion years ago a bunch of us Red Baron 3D guys used to meet up once a year at Rinebeck, NY to see the WWI planes fly.

And OG, of course, because who the hell hasn't met him? There's a special punch he carries for one's Man Card, after all.


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#4478096 - 06/14/19 02:46 PM Re: How many SimHq members do you know/ have met in person ? [Re: oldgrognard]  
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Yeah OG with the Cardinal is a little more mobile than most of us.


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#4478333 - 06/16/19 09:10 AM Re: How many SimHq members do you know/ have met in person ? [Re: oldgrognard]  
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Gone flying and shooting with EAF331 MadDog on a couple of occasions. Bumped into him at the airport the other day, too. We need to go flying and shooting again soon!

Also met Troll, he’s a pilot for another airline here in Norway.

Quite a few I would like to meet, though most are in the US, so that complicates things a bit.


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#4478445 - 06/17/19 03:22 AM Re: How many SimHq members do you know/ have met in person ? [Re: oldgrognard]  
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It can be a bit rough. My mates and I used to go to Blackpool in our teens ti get drunk and pick up birds. Had the odd bar fight there too.... happy daze.


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#4478446 - 06/17/19 03:49 AM Re: How many SimHq members do you know/ have met in person ? [Re: Mad Max]  
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Originally Posted by Mad Max
It can be a bit rough. My mates and I used to go to Blackpool in our teens ti get drunk and pick up birds. Had the odd bar fight there too.... happy daze.


I would think there would be lots of sea gulls there. biggrin


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#4478480 - 06/17/19 12:04 PM Re: How many SimHq members do you know/ have met in person ? [Re: oldgrognard]  
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Haha! I’m not even from the UK and I knew what Mad Max was talking about.


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#4478517 - 06/17/19 03:11 PM Re: How many SimHq members do you know/ have met in person ? [Re: oldgrognard]  
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Hmm, have met a couple.

Problem is I don't know how many of my EAF buddies was SimHQers biggrin

But I've met Semmern several times and one or two of the other norwegians on here as well.

#4478621 - 06/18/19 08:56 AM Re: How many SimHq members do you know/ have met in person ? [Re: KraziKanuK]  
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Originally Posted by KraziKanuK
Originally Posted by Mad Max
It can be a bit rough. My mates and I used to go to Blackpool in our teens ti get drunk and pick up birds. Had the odd bar fight there too.... happy daze.


I would think there would be lots of sea gulls there. biggrin


Blackpool, like most British seaside resorts went into decline in the late 1960s with the nascence of cheap package holidays to Spain & The Balearics with it's guaranteed sun and cheap booze.
There was an attempted rebirth as the venue for hen & stag parties but this backfired due to the unruly drunken behaviour of the revellers discouraging families who went there longer term for their annual holidays. It maintained some popularity due to the annual 'Blackpool Illuminations', though once again visitors were discouraged by the massive traffic jams that ensued.

I worked there on a Store Refurbishment a number of years ago. During the daylight it looked very rundown and tired, and as darkness descended the streets became awash with vomit, discarded kebabs and supine drunks. Along with seminar-attending middle-aged sales representatives trying to make most of their few days of freedom from humdrum lives and marital ties desperately trying to 'pick up birds'. smile

It is said that Hitler loved Blackpool and ordered it not to be targeted as he had plans to make his English 'Wolfschanze' there following a successful invasion. It probably wasn't 'blitzed' as it had no strategic value unlike nearby Liverpool.


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#4478626 - 06/18/19 09:48 AM Re: How many SimHq members do you know/ have met in person ? [Re: oldgrognard]  
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Hitler loved Blackpool? That would be very far down on my list of expected sentences to read for today :/


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