Red Kite 3.Aftermath...

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Red Kite 3.Aftermath...

Postby Powys Paul » Mon Sep 10, 2018 4:06 pm

This years RK3 was a bit(a LOT)of a roller-coaster:Ride outs into the mist covered Ranorshire hills,the duck race in a swimming pool,(Ta to Jasper and Jonathon the duck trainers,Jane Oliver the local celebrity,Roy the judge, a select audience and some C.C.T.V. viewers in the hotel lobby allegedly...) a welcome return of the Mad Hatter's tea party and the slow bike race with a twist or two.From then on it began to feel as if things were starting to gather momentum-or heat up.
The M.C. helped by doing a good impression of a rabbit caught in the headlights and then looking for a hole to jump into.He had been drinking to relieve the stage fright maybe?Alas, there was nowhere to hide as the audience offered helpful advice such as "Get on with it" again- and again!In desperation, the M.C. introduced a no covers and no rock' 5 -piece band called the 'Rumbajacks'.What was he thinking of for goodness sake-Weren't they a folk band?Still,a bold choice some might say.(Good on Heinz as it turned out)Some, on the other hand, would say a feckless choice.It was a nervy and tentative start for both band and audience alike.The first set seemed to end as quickly as it had started.To be honest, the band played well- considering the expectations from some quarters.
However,during the break there came the car crash that was the Saturday night raffle...The pink tickets had apparently,according to rumours,been kidnapped by a man who lived near Goole who was not bothered about pink tickets- as he had blue tickets in a bid to win the star prize of an engraved M.G.C.G.B. Red Kite clock.( Designed by Mr. Tim Hut.)There was much banter thrown at the M.C. and blessed relief as KarenH eventually found the a.w.o.l. pink tickets.The chaos abounded as more people wanted the pink tickets which had been in short supply and the M.C. realised there were no more tickets left.Somebody had forgotten to buy more tickets.So,even more time evaporated as the band waited politely for the raffle to be called,even unintentionally compounding the delay by donating yet another raffle prize! Eventually, winners won and losers lost and charity gained.
The band performed a very relaxed and accomplished second set.When they finished there was much whooping as they received a huge round of well earned applause.What a Saturday night act that was!
Then the drinks flowed and a nice man called Roger the rescuer kindly helped the M.C. by giving him something called a 'single malt'.Perhaps calm his nerves following the some might say 'shambolic' events earlier on...
The M.C. sipped the malt drink and thought the evening looked to be over.The band had finished and were packing up.He sipped another mouthful of the delicious malt.He smiled and looked happy,relaxed and just a tad tipsy.He looked around at the discarded raffle wrappings strewn around the dance floor and the smattering of paper aeroplanes swirling around,courtesy of Red Ray & friends,maybe thinking of how it had been a funny old day.Still, the band had proved to be stonkingly good.Now he was ready for hot chocolate and bed.
But,shock horror-what was this?Out of the blue,Heinz suddenly sprang up to announce the arrival of the legendary Stuttgart motor cycle display team!No,surely not- isn't it after midnight?Heinz didn't care-he was on a mission and very determined.So,the mayhem continued once again- as the heavily lubricated Motor cycle display team dashed,bashed,crashed,burned and bashed again for good measure.(Sorry Breva Al)Thankfully,after what seemed to be an eternity, the troupe finally exited through a hoop of fire and much misguided enthusiasm as they rode off into....the cupboard!Well,maybe next year will be less chaotic hey?
P.S. Sue Knock said the next morning "Well,nobody died"...except the M.C. perhaps...)
P.P.S.£579.26 raised for Wales Air Ambulance and Hay & district Dial-a-ride.Thanks to all of you who contributed so much to RK3:)
Last edited by Powys Paul on Fri Sep 21, 2018 12:43 pm, edited 3 times in total.

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Re: Red Kite 3.Aftermath,,,

Postby guzzibrat » Tue Sep 11, 2018 12:59 pm

Brilliant summary.
Although the MC looked OK to most if not all folk there.
See you next year!
Steve

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Re: Red Kite 3.Aftermath,,,

Postby Powys Paul » Tue Sep 11, 2018 6:07 pm

We and you all did our best to have a few laughs...Make note to self-Don't drink and compare!Ta for nice comments.ANY LIKES/DISLIKES OR IDEAS WELCOME FOR OUR REVIEW THIS sUNDAY:)

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Re: Red Kite 3.Aftermath,,,

Postby destine » Tue Sep 11, 2018 9:20 pm

WOW, £5,089.30 ??????

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Re: Red Kite 3.Aftermath correction,,,

Postby Powys Paul » Thu Sep 13, 2018 12:42 am

Erm,i have never excelled at maths.That should have read:£579.26p.Sorreeeeeeeeeeee. :oops: Still,well done folks ;)

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Re: Red Kite 3.Aftermath,,,

Postby 2Tdrinkers » Thu Sep 13, 2018 1:50 pm

Alan and I had a great time as always. We found ourselves camped next to our new branch members - John and Michael,I hope they turn up to a meeting and being camped by us didn’t put them off! The Red Kite is always good fun, thank you all for everything.

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Re: Red Kite 3.Aftermath,,,

Postby Red Ray » Tue Sep 18, 2018 4:28 pm

I know , cos l was there ( l think )
Thanks again for another good'un.
See you all soon.
Cheers .

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Re: Red Kite 3.Aftermath...

Postby Powys Paul » Mon Oct 01, 2018 11:24 am

Cheers Ray.Good on ya!
How was the ride last weekend?
See ya at clocks? ;)

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Re: Red Kite 3.Aftermath...

Postby Red Ray » Thu Oct 04, 2018 8:34 pm

Enjoyed it,but made the mistake of getting off too early . Was one of the first couple of dozen bikes away and it seemed to be not so much of an occasion as being in the thick of it .
Still a good day for a good cause though .
Hope to see you all at the clocks
Cheers .

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Re: Red Kite 3.Aftermath...

Postby Powys Paul » Fri Oct 05, 2018 11:00 am

Good on ya Ray.Must give it ago next year.A worthy cause too.
See you at the clocks and, if you are free,the Steel Horse this Sunday?I am hopeful that we can do an air ambulance Christmas raffle at the cafe-if the owner confirms after our chat last week...
All the merry blessed,
Paul


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