The Society of Cool
Slightly surprised that no one has done a post about the actual weekender itself so here goes.
I have to say that we all had an absolutely brilliant time. The weather was great, the company was brilliant, the music was excellent, and the beer was flowing. I would say that if people were looking for a weekend where scooters are the main focus then Brighton may not be the thing. There was a lot of amazing scooters there, but not on the same level numbers wise as you get at a rally. But for a dedicated Mod that has to be the real deal. A lot of the people put a lot of effort into not just their scoots, but how they looked on the scoots. At night everyone was dressed well too. The only slight pity for some was that both the Saturday and Sunday nights were sold out and many people got knocked back.
So what I would say is that it was one of the best weekends ever, no hint of trouble, a great vibe, and some great people. That's what it is all about to me, and roll on next August as I am sure a few more from Glasgow may be going down to Brighton.
Are you on facebook Paul? Seen some good photos of you and kids there from weekend
The feeling is mutual Paul. Glad you enjoyed it mate, it was some weekend.
I was waiting to see if Rob Bailey would add something first - but well done to him and NEW UNTOUCHABLES for putting together another fantastic weekend - very friendly crowd and EXTREMELY sharp dressers everywhere you looked. Also a great job done by MODESTY for the excellent tunes in the Dorset and Heart in Hand (unfortunately both were so busy it was almost impossible to get a drink - but somehow we managed!). Despite the early chaos, well done to BAR ITALIA SC for getting most of the scooters going in the right direction for rideout and some even making it to the end.
Couldnt agree more Chris, a first class weekend,from the moment we boarded the train,(first class of course,ha ha ).
Still sore from all the laughing,and cant wait for next year.By the way,do you know that Holland exports more soy sauce than Japan, still laughing ,ouch!
I suppose one of the only negatives was that there was no bar on the train from Gatwick to Brighton Algie ha ha. And I think if I had laughed any more on the flight home they would have been taking me off in box. Its a strange fact about the soy sauce eh ! Not many people know that.
And I would agree with Stevie that the organisers deserve a huge Patrick on the back, sure they even organised the weather to be brilliant.
A BIG thank you to all you lovely people that turned up to make MODesty in Brighton such a successful evening on Saturday & to all the DJs for their sets
Can I also just take this opportunity to apologise to anyone who was looking forward to the final 2 hours that never happened & to the DJs that never got to play their extra sets due to the cock-up with the times (which I will gloss over as a "Communications Breakdown" with the pub management).
All the best
It was a blinding weekend Chris, you summed it up nicely..excellent vibe...and a strong Glasgow contingent that done there reputation no harm at all...be hard to better it next year but im sure we will all give it a go !!!!
Absolutely loved the whole weekend Ralph, I was in Mod heaven to be honest.It would not surprise me at all if a few more managed to make it down next August once we tell them exactly how good it was. You are right in saying that it will be tough to beat that weekend, but we will give it a damned good effort I am sure.
If my scooters up for it, will do the distance next year to Brighton, for sure, just for the fun of it, it looked the biz, I'm planning a Euro road trip for next year, got a lot in the pipeline, roll on 2012, before the world ends!!!!!!!!! Ha,ha!!!!!!!!
Yea, I know, my money is going on the scooter just now, won't be long now.
Brilliant weekend. I loved every minute of it in the Mod Mecca that is Brighton. So many great stories from all the Glasgow mods gave me many a good laugh. My favourite Mod moment was dancing to Green Onions, in my mohair suit, in The Komedia, at almost 5am at the end of the Saturday night/Sunday morning session. Nice!
You dirty stop-out Mr K.. we crashed much earlier but still had a wonderful time.. danced our little almonds off on Saturday night... great to meet you and many of the other cool cats on here..