GHENT: meetups, nametags & lanyards ...

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GHENT: meetups, nametags & lanyards ...

Postby Maarten » Tue Apr 03, 2012 5:35 pm

UPDATE JULY 22: More info on the meetups is posted later in this thread: see viewtopic.php?f=61&t=31810&start=30#p309921 for full details!
Hi all,

Here's some more info regarding the Ghent concerts and the meetups that we are planning.

Meetups will take place close to the venue. In 2010 I had chosen a small brewery which is located within walking distance from the St Peter's Square: De Gruut - http://www.gruut.be . Because of many positive reactions to this, I will check if this option is available again. Details will follow later...

I will be making nametags for everyone attending any of the meetups or one of the concerts in Ghent. If you want me to prepare a nametag for you, please let me know so I can include you in my list. I will put the following information on your nametag (see example from Sligo 2010 below): your forumname, your full name, the city and country you live in and (if you have one) your avatar from the forum.
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Example of a nametag (front and back)
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Please send me your info either by replying on this thread, or by emailing your full details. Please use the following line to make things easier for me:

“forumname” – full name – city, country - attending xxx
Eg: “Maarten” – Maarten Massa – Sint-Niklaas, Belgium - attending 1abc, 2abc, 3abc, 4abc, 5abc - In Ghent on the 11th, 13th, 16th and 19th too

Every concert (1, 2, 3, 4 and 5) has:
a = pre concert meetup (in the afternoon)
b = the concert itself
c = post concert meetup (starting around midnight, I guess... :-) )

SEE MY LIST by clicking on the link below!

I have also made seperate columns for the days prior to, in between and after the concerts (Aug 11, 13, 16 and 19). There will be no organized meetups on those days, but it might be nice to know who will be around in case you'd like to visit Ghent with a couple of fellow Cohenites.
If you want, please also fill out the details about those days. A "1" in that column means you will be in Ghent on that day, either a full day or arriving on that day...

If you do not want me to show your full details here on the forum (for privacy reasons), just email me your info and say so in your email. I will then only use your details on the nametag but not put them on the forumlist. If you're bringing your wife, husband, girlfriend, son, mother, teacher, doctor or whatever and he/she wants a nametag too: no problem! Just provide all the info for him/her too!

The nametags come with a specially designed lanyard/keycord, similar to those I had made for the Barcelona concert (see pic). Because these cost a bit of money, I will be charging around 3 or 4 EUR (?) to pay for them. I will not be making any profit of this whatsoever, don’t worry. Payment can be done on the day itself (cash) at one of the meetups when picking up the nametag, lanyards and possible extra goodies (surprise...). The exact price will be set once I know how many lanyards and so on we need (the more, the cheaper they get of course).
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Example of lanyards made for the Barcelona meetups
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I've already started a "little" list with people attending one (or more) concerts in Ghent:
http://www.maartenmassa.be/LCdocs/misc/ ... eetups.pdf
(last updated July 22)

Details in red: please let me know about those for your nametag!
"?": let me know about your plans regarding meetups, concerts etc...


I will update the pdf-file with the list of participants regularly.

Hope to see you all soon,
Maarten

2008 Manchester | Bruges | Amsterdam | London | 2x Brussels | Rotterdam |2x London
2009 New York | Cologne | Antwerp | Venice | Colmar | Barcelona | Las Vegas | San José
2010 Salzburg | 2x Sligo | Helsinki | 3x Ghent | Lille | 2x Las Vegas
2012 5x Ghent | 2x A'dam | Helsinki | Dublin | Verona | 3x Paris | Lisboa
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Re: GHENT meetups

Postby Henning » Tue Apr 03, 2012 5:43 pm

Maarten, let's do something crazy, something absolutely wrong :-)
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Re: GHENT meetups

Postby Wybe » Tue Apr 03, 2012 9:32 pm

by Henning » Tue Apr 03, 2012 3:43 pm

Maarten, let's do something crazy, something absolutely wrong
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let's get married
I saw a lot of crazy things in Ghent
2008 -- Brugge, Amsterdam, London, Berlin, Helsinki, Oberhausen, Rotterdam -- 2008
2009 -- Antwerpen, Venice, Barcelona .-- 2009
2010 -- 2 x Gent, Lille, 2x Las Vegas, -- 2010
2012 -- Gent, 2 x Amsterdam, Dublin, Verona -- 2012
2013 -- Pula, Rotterdam -- 2013
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Re: GHENT meetups

Postby BEATRIZ SALLES » Tue Apr 03, 2012 11:04 pm

Knowing Maarten and with Henning and Wybe help, Gent meet-ups sound promising! ;-) ;-)
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Re: GHENT meetups

Postby joyezekiel » Wed Apr 04, 2012 3:51 am

De Gruut was wonderful! Can we go there again please?!

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Re: GHENT meetups

Postby gallina » Wed Apr 04, 2012 2:14 pm

Sign up to ALL gatherings.....I'm spending the whole crazy week in Ghent :D
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Re: GHENT meetups

Postby Winnaar58 » Wed Apr 04, 2012 8:52 pm

Well, if this is going to happen it will be my first meetup. Looking forward to meet 'Cohenits'
See you :D
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I didn´t turn to drugs or teaching
I tried to sleep, but when I couldn´t sleep
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Re: GHENT meetups

Postby Franjel » Sat Apr 07, 2012 3:54 am

I'm coming from Ireland to the Ghent Concert on Sunday August 11th. Does anyone know of a good B&B to stay in? Also are there places where Cohen fans meet? I'm new to all this - I consider myself a 'Born again' Cohen groupie as I went to my first concert in Lissadell Ireland in 2010 & was bowled over by him and his whole band.
looking forward to hearing from other Cohenites!
Fran
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Re: GHENT meetups

Postby Winnaar58 » Sat Apr 07, 2012 11:53 pm

Franjel wrote:I'm coming from Ireland to the Ghent Concert on Sunday August 11th. Does anyone know of a good B&B to stay in? Also are there places where Cohen fans meet? I'm new to all this - I consider myself a 'Born again' Cohen groupie as I went to my first concert in Lissadell Ireland in 2010 & was bowled over by him and his whole band.
looking forward to hearing from other Cohenites!
Fran
may be you can have a look at this, my friend and I
will be staying overnight in this place.
Campanile Hotel Gent/Gand
Akkerhage 1
9000 Gent
I didn´t kill myself when things went wrong
I didn´t turn to drugs or teaching
I tried to sleep, but when I couldn´t sleep
I learned to write.
I learned to write what might be read
on nights like this by one like me.

(Leonard Cohen)
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Re: GHENT meetups

Postby lucenbetty » Tue Apr 10, 2012 5:49 pm

8) we'll be there at the meetup Maarten !!

see you all there !
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Re: GHENT meetups

Postby Maarten » Tue Apr 10, 2012 5:54 pm

Info on the meetups, list for subscriptions and nametags etc... will be posted in the first message of this thread soon. There's still plenty of time to get organized and I'm waiting until after next Monday (April 16) to get started with all of this... ;-)

Maarten

2008 Manchester | Bruges | Amsterdam | London | 2x Brussels | Rotterdam |2x London
2009 New York | Cologne | Antwerp | Venice | Colmar | Barcelona | Las Vegas | San José
2010 Salzburg | 2x Sligo | Helsinki | 3x Ghent | Lille | 2x Las Vegas
2012 5x Ghent | 2x A'dam | Helsinki | Dublin | Verona | 3x Paris | Lisboa
2013 Paris | Antwerp | Oberhausen | Brussels | Pula | Rotterdam | Amsterdam | 2x Wellington | Auckland
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Re: GHENT meetups

Postby Franjel » Wed Apr 11, 2012 12:51 am

Thanks Winnaar58 for info re hotel in Ghent, will check it out & may see you there!
Fran
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Re: GHENT meetups

Postby Winnaar58 » Wed Apr 11, 2012 7:11 pm

Franjel wrote:Thanks Winnaar58 for info re hotel in Ghent, will check it out & may see you there!
Fran
My pleasure and see you in Ghent.
I didn´t kill myself when things went wrong
I didn´t turn to drugs or teaching
I tried to sleep, but when I couldn´t sleep
I learned to write.
I learned to write what might be read
on nights like this by one like me.

(Leonard Cohen)
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Re: GHENT meetups

Postby Winnaar58 » Wed Apr 11, 2012 7:11 pm

Maarten wrote:Info on the meetups, list for subscriptions and nametags etc... will be posted in the first message of this thread soon. There's still plenty of time to get organized and I'm waiting until after next Monday (April 16) to get started with all of this... ;-)

Maarten
Nice Maarten en thanks, I am lokking forward to the news
Ine
I didn´t kill myself when things went wrong
I didn´t turn to drugs or teaching
I tried to sleep, but when I couldn´t sleep
I learned to write.
I learned to write what might be read
on nights like this by one like me.

(Leonard Cohen)
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Re: GHENT meetups

Postby Maarten » Wed Apr 11, 2012 8:05 pm

Winnaar58 wrote:Nice Maarten en thanks, I am lokking forward to the news
Ine, let's wait until next Monday to start with... ;-)

Maarten

2008 Manchester | Bruges | Amsterdam | London | 2x Brussels | Rotterdam |2x London
2009 New York | Cologne | Antwerp | Venice | Colmar | Barcelona | Las Vegas | San José
2010 Salzburg | 2x Sligo | Helsinki | 3x Ghent | Lille | 2x Las Vegas
2012 5x Ghent | 2x A'dam | Helsinki | Dublin | Verona | 3x Paris | Lisboa
2013 Paris | Antwerp | Oberhausen | Brussels | Pula | Rotterdam | Amsterdam | 2x Wellington | Auckland

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