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Old 17.02.2013, 18:23
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...they're heeeeear!

...It has started, the fist piccolo whistles from hell have just tinnitused their way past my window.
Iron Pig II is fueled and oiled up, come post Morgenstraich and I am so blowing dodge.
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Old 17.02.2013, 18:41
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Re: ...they're heeeeear!

I think if I lived deeper down in the action I'd get out too, but since it is relatively quiet for me, it's not so bad.
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Old 17.02.2013, 18:48
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Its our first one here, Slammer, and - as you know - we couldn't really be closer to the heart of the action!

Should be an interesting three days
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Old 17.02.2013, 19:22
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Re: ...they're heeeeear!

Damn.

That thread title is misleading...

I thought my mother-ship had finally landed.
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Old 17.02.2013, 20:39
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Its our first one here, Slammer, and - as you know - we couldn't really be closer to the heart of the action!

Should be an interesting three days
Interesting, that is maybe one word to describe it, just be sure to get back to us before you start going mad and flinging poop at the whistlers.
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Old 18.02.2013, 08:54
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Re: ...they're heeeeear!

Actually, apart from a slight shock at 4am this morning, its pretty cool being right in the heart of the action - lovely sunny day here, every now and again a band walking past the front of the house....and the debris of last night's party makes Basel look like every other European capital city - quite nice to belong to real life again for a few days
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Old 18.02.2013, 09:41
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Actually, apart from a slight shock at 4am this morning, its pretty cool being right in the heart of the action - lovely sunny day here, every now and again a band walking past the front of the house....and the debris of last night's party makes Basel look like every other European capital city - quite nice to belong to real life again for a few days
Did you join the throng? I went down to Barfi then up to Spalenberg, but in the end the crowd got a bit too much.
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Old 18.02.2013, 09:49
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Did you join the throng? I went down to Barfi then up to Spalenberg, but in the end the crowd got a bit too much.
Nope.....tiny man to look after. Mrs CC did though - says it was worth seeing. And I managed to see the end of it at about 6am
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Re: ...they're heeeeear!

HAHAHA I could hear the drums all the way to Brausebad. Lightly at 3:45am when they were warming up I'm guessing and then again when I laid my head down to sleep at 8PM. I too would have to either leave the downtown area or wear ear protection as I suffer from Tinnitus. I carry ear plugs for these types of events just in case.
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Old 20.02.2013, 16:28
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Actually, apart from a slight shock at 4am this morning, its pretty cool being right in the heart of the action - lovely sunny day here, every now and again a band walking past the front of the house....and the debris of last night's party makes Basel look like every other European capital city - quite nice to belong to real life again for a few days
How's the sanity Caviarchips, still holding on? I keep the mantra, Just a little bit longer, juuuust a liiiitle bit longer, almost over Slammer!
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Old 20.02.2013, 16:35
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Re: ...they're heeeeear!

Someone just sent me a clip about an hour ago, seems to be still going strong.

And I can adjust the volume accordingly, and not get trampled in the crowds.
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Old 20.02.2013, 16:38
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Re: ...they're heeeeear!

years ago i used to live 50m from barfi on falknerstr . it was great having to work shift during that time as i was away.

i pity those that live in the middle of it.
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Old 20.02.2013, 23:14
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Re: ...they're heeeeear!

Slowly but surely I am start9ingg to looose it.,! Damn Piccolo whistles, dam RATATATRATATARATATATTTRTATATATATT-TAT-drums, Damn Piccolo whistles, dam RATATATRATATARATATATTTRTATATATATT-TAT-drums,Damn Piccolo whistles, dam RATATATRATATARATATATTTRTATATATATT-TAT-drums,Damn Piccolo whistles, dam RATATATRATATARATATATTTRTATATATATT-TAT-drums,Damn Piccolo whistles, dam RATATATRATATARATATATTTRTATATATATT-TAT-drums.....!
Where is the frikking "crazy" smilie?
And why can't I use boiling oil as a effective crowd dispersal.
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Old 20.02.2013, 23:21
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...It has started, the fist piccolo whistles from hell have just tinnitused their way past my window.
Iron Pig II is fueled and oiled up, come post Morgenstraich and I am so blowing dodge.
It`s only 2am must be a zuercher
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Old 22.02.2013, 11:06
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It`s only 2am must be a zuercher
I find it strange we all moan about Switzerland being boring etc. and the minute the Swiss are actually letting their hair down for once, the complaints start.......
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Old 22.02.2013, 11:13
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Actually, apart from a slight shock at 4am this morning, its pretty cool being right in the heart of the action - lovely sunny day here, every now and again a band walking past the front of the house....and the debris of last night's party makes Basel look like every other European capital city - quite nice to belong to real life again for a few days
After 3 days of it- How does it feel?
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Old 22.02.2013, 11:20
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Re: ...they're heeeeear!

Slowly recovering, I have stopped crying into my pillow and am almost back on solid foods.
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Old 22.02.2013, 11:23
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Re: ...they're heeeeear!

I passed a very enjoyable day Tuesday, watching the Gugge musik groups as I came upon ones stopped to play, then hanging out to enjoy the concert.

Alas, my pleasure has come at a steep price, my feet and ankles are STILL hurting from being on them so long in the wrong shoes.
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Old 22.02.2013, 11:38
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I find it strange we all moan about Switzerland being boring etc. and the minute the Swiss are actually letting their hair down for once, the complaints start.......
Ha! Ha! Nice one, it's a Basel thing, either you love the carnival or you hate it.
I hate it...!
Now do me a favor and let this run with VLC or similar, need to unzip first, turn it up loud, put it on loop and listen to it for three days and nights.
Then if you are still coherent get back to us..
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Re: ...they're heeeeear!

if i understood the radio they said crime this year was quite low, only 14 cars and 200 bikes damaged or stolen


thats alright then
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