||Last Updated: Mar 30th, 2010 - 18:22:23
And I'm finally stone cold sober!!!!
Well what a brilliant weekend our convention was!! Three fantastic - the brilliant Stillyano kicked off with a set of great rock songs and some Queeny ones, with a great 'rock' version of Barcelona, superb! In fact this lot have a new CD coming out soon, so I'll bring you details on that when I know!
Saturday were the excellent Flash Harry, always a great pleasure to see and hear these guys - and good luck in your election Harry!!
Sunday... well, what can I say? QueenKings were stunning, just stunning. Their set was so varied - and there was not a dry eye in the house after Guide Me Home!
We had games, quizzes (oh Jim and I really cocked that one up didn't we? Queenheads was a laugh, but a shambles!!), we had dvd's, auction, raffle, sports, merchandise, market place..... it was packed in pretty tight! One of the highlights for me were the video outtakes that Greg Brookes and Gary Taylor organised - I laughed a lot and cried at the end, wonderful stuff, and as long as no one bootlegged it we can have some more of the same next year!
Jim and I were surprised at our own '25th presentation' of flowers, a bucket full of cash and a dvd of our 'highlights' - presented by my daughter Sophie, son James, my daughters best friend Emily and my mate Kath along with all the Arena team of course!
It's so so hard to describe a convention - if you try and do so to someone who has never been, they look at you like you're some kind of weirdo! But if you were there, you will understand what I mean when I say it is one of the best best weekends in the whole year.
I loved the new venue, it was a little hard to get to for some people, but in all it was worth it - clean, friendly, compact and a great ballroom and "V Lounge".
But the thing that makes it special, no matter where we are, are the fans. The atmosphere, from the moment we opened the ballroom doors friday night, was amazing. We laughed, we drank, we laughed some more, we danced, we talked and shouted and sang and laughed. We met old friends, we made new ones, I am pretty sure new romances were begun and new friendships forged forever. We had little kids and big kids, and I think they had as good a time as the grownups! They were certainly well behaved and a pleasure to meet - they are the new generation of Queen fans!
I hope you all had as great a time as I did - and I think most of you did as I kept hearing shouts of "only 365 days to go til next year" as I was leaving!
Send me links to your photos and I will post them here, although I am sure many of you have already posted these on the Members forum (this years messages and interviews will be on the Members Website exclusively soon).
THANKYOU for being there and coming back and making the last 25 conventions so enjoyable - I am sure I will see many of you at our other events this year, if not, see you in Great Yarmouth in 2011!!!
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