Thanks for all the suggestions btw lads. The reason I've plumped for Germany is that I had such a good time in Hamburg and was impressed by the country generally. It's looking like Munich is the front runner - been warned off Dortmund, lot of people saying its not all that bar the football

747man wrote:

Greg, I grew up not too far from Luton and can safely say the only way is up from there - having a stag in Stevenage would seem great compared to Luton.

The best stag party I went on was good ol 'Beefa.  Lads, booze, pills, total freedom, sunshine and clubs packed to the rafters with good time girls from all over.  Best time ever.  Second best time ever was Amsterdam and that was pure madness - the beer bike is great for a Saturday afternoon.

Gonna have to disagree there - although Luton is utterly woeful, Stevenage is beneath it marginally. Both are dying on their arses. I still can't believe that Oakenfold played Luton in 1996 (before my time)!

Beijing Dave wrote:

If the lads are "not really clubbers" then why Germany?

Amsterdam's probably a better shout for day time stuff, you can have a smoke, a drink-up and a red light district walk and it has always had excellent nightlife (eg Melkweg).

Well, I was just really impressed with Germany when I was there last. Great beer, good food and facilities and only really 2 hours away. We all live right on Luton Airports doorstep and so its not tough to organise.

I think Berlin will be vetoed as you are not the first to say it isnt the best!

I will be getting maried next year and I'm trying to work out where to go for my stag do.

A few years ago I went to Hamburg for a stag do and had a great time, but that was in part due to Euro 2008 being on and there were fan parks there and the city was buzzing.

I live in Luton and so the only 4 German cities that you can fly to from there are the cities above. In terms of nighttime I'm not too fussed as the lads I'll be with are not really clubbers and so if we end up in a decent bar each night it will be okay. What I'm trying to nail down is things to do in the day time - I'd like to have just one thing to do on one of the days - Hamburg ticked that box but only because of the footie being on.

I'll be going in March/April 2016 for a long weekend. German girl at work said to go to Munich (out of the 4 options) and that Dortmund isnt all that.

Any Bedrockers got any good/bad reviews of the cities above?

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ETC - cheer yourself up mate by watching the BDO darts final tonight; always worth a chuckle. Wonder what the winners missus will be wearing on live tv tonight - Donnay sweatshirt or Lonsdale?

Cheers!

smashdad wrote:
smashdad wrote:
GregWhelan wrote:

Random question, but does anyone know where I could pick up replacement jewel cases for these multi disc releases?

Toronto, Miami and Argentina all had damaged cases when I got them, think the parcel is getting chucked around at my work post room!

I couldnt find anywhere that sells them individually?

Like these?
https://www.svp.co.uk/storage-packaging … cases.html

GregWhelan wrote:

Nah they are all single disc or 6-disc. I'm after the same ones that are used by Bedrock for these CDs basically

Bit like these?!
http://www.rivieramultimedia.co.uk/multi-cd-cases.html

Yeah, the part that holds the CD in place is non-existent, so you open the case and one of the CDs will always fall out

Mickyd wrote:
GregWhelan wrote:

Random question, but does anyone know where I could pick up replacement jewel cases for these multi disc releases?

Toronto, Miami and Argentina all had damaged cases when I got them, think the parcel is getting chucked around at my work post room!

I couldnt find anywhere that sells them individually?

Same here again Greg with Toronto, was it the center spindle for you that was damaged?

Nah they are all single disc or 6-disc. I'm after the same ones that are used by Bedrock for these CDs basically

smashdad wrote:
GregWhelan wrote:

Random question, but does anyone know where I could pick up replacement jewel cases for these multi disc releases?

Toronto, Miami and Argentina all had damaged cases when I got them, think the parcel is getting chucked around at my work post room!

I couldnt find anywhere that sells them individually?

Like these?
https://www.svp.co.uk/storage-packaging … cases.html

Random question, but does anyone know where I could pick up replacement jewel cases for these multi disc releases?

Toronto, Miami and Argentina all had damaged cases when I got them, think the parcel is getting chucked around at my work post room!

I couldnt find anywhere that sells them individually?

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Medway was absolute quality back then, some serious tunage going on in this thread!

I'm not disputing that rossi. We are playing the best team in the world, who just beat Barca 10 days ago with ease. It would be great to go out with the 'full' team on the pitch, but he tried that 2 weeks ago and lost.

Should we beat Chelsea on Saturday then all will be rosy again......until the next defeat lol!

Little bit embarrassing from some fans IMO.

Would struggled to have won playing as we were in April, let alone how we are now.

The short-termism in football is doing my head in these days. Lose a couple of games and you're out the door and end up becoming like Spurs.

Management Accountant

Absolutely living the dream through spreadsheets!

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Spent the summer in the Toronto area (Oshawa? Loopy can confirm how close that is to the city?) in 1995, loved it but have been warned that the winters are no fun.

Did the whole CN Tower thing too, that was when Microsoft had that huge banner down the side of the tower advertising Windows 95.

Hope to return and do the Rocky Mountain train thing one day

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I've never had the pleasure of playing on CDJs. Can anyone clarify - is it having any actual effect when she is touching the mixer or is the whole thing just fake? Every 2 seconds making a pointless/fake touch of the buttons!

Decent poll that, but Phil Neville and Scott Parker above John Barnes, even at the end of his career? Do me a favour........

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I am getting old. Don't recognise one of those dj's!

Who is the first one in this thread?

Is it standard fare to touch loads of buttons on the mixer without actually adjusting any of them in any way?

The guy scaled one of the giant pillars holding the roof up, but it was before midnight and didnt stop PvD playing the Robbie track.

Although I really cant remember him playing that track anyway?

That night saw Oakenfold play a great set = started with the BT mix of Grace-Not Over Yet and dropped classic after classic. Think he was on 9pm til 10pm or something stupid. After the bells went the Chemical Brothers came on and promptly cleared 75% of the 25,000 strong crowd - utter gash and prob the worst dj 'set' ive heard

dutchy101 wrote:
dogmanstar888 wrote:
Squidgy wrote:

PvD - Gatecrasher Millennium - dropped Robbie Williams Millennium after the gongs

This sounds awful, what a way to see in the new millenium ... whatever happened to the PvD of 1997

Didn't he punch someone who had scaled a pillar of the tent that night? Was sure I read  they had to turn off the music and get the bloke down and for his own safety he had to be taken into the dj booth where he was met by a very angry PVD who had missed the millennium countdown to play his mix of Robbie Williams. Probably was doing everyone a favour without even knowing it.

Although I've been to Ibiza 5 times I never went to Bora Bora until 2006 and couldnt believe I'd put it off so long; place was brilliant, great tunes, sun out, beers, decent women to look at. Returned 2 years later and it was starting to slide - full of meatheads and their vests LOL

Done Space twice - one year when Fatboy Slim was there and the place was rammed, it was a superb night. Also DJ Pierre playing Nightcrawlers-Push The Feeling On at 6am was a great memory.

Agree on the San An comments - did it in 1998 and 99 and it wasnt that bad, but it is shocking now!

EDWARDTHECONFESSOR wrote:
smallman1 wrote:

AC/DC at The O2 a few years ago.

Electronic wise - Daft Punk at Hyde Park.

Both tremenballs.

being the old fucker that i am i saw daft punk at the astoria in 1996.

orbital at the allly pally mount universe nye 1996 was a rum do.

but nothing beats lilo thomas at the hammesmith odeon 1986...except perhaps everything, everything everything .

i remember being at some do, fuck knows where, waiting for kraftwerk who hadnt played in the uk for about a thousand years...and being bored shitless...1997/8....mount universe/creamfields???

armand van heldon at the battersea power station was terrrible in about 97, he played the' funk phenomina 'for 2 and three quarter hours.

Didnt Kraftwerk play Tribal Gathering at Luton Hoo in 1996? Amazed theres been no other festivals there, its just as good as Knebworth IMO

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dutchy101 wrote:

I genuinely think we're the worst at defending in the league.

We are mate, no doubt about it. Depressing to watch

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Homegrove wrote:

Positive thread, keep the sarcasm at bay please.

I'd like to thank Greg Whalen for sending me his copy of Will Saul's Balance without asking so much as a postage, just because he didn't like it and figured I would. I did and still do, it's fucking brilliant.

Thanks for Sbando for making sure we always get Transitions and Essential Mixes fresh and downloadable. Back catalogue too.

Blimey that was a few years ago wasnt it? Glad you are still enjoying it!

Thanks to ETC who genuinely makes me chuckle, each one of his posts is hilarious, lord knows where he gets his analogies from!

Found out this week that the word tip originated from 'To Insure Promptness' and was paid at the start of dining.

Another amazing fact for you all next week guys!

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The missus got me a ps4 last month. I'm quite impressed with it so far, but it's not quite as amazing as I was expecting. Visually the games are excellent, particularly Tomb Raider and Killzone. It's also really quick to load and turn off, and just generally navigate around.

One drawback is the battery life of the controllers - way shorter than the ps3, so having to ensure its plugged in to charge if I watch a DVD or blu ray.

Looking forward to getting The Last of Us and GTA5 on it later this year, as well as the next Uncharted.