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Leicester Square London 21-22 June
« on: June 10, 2008, 06:51:05 PM »
If you all want to strut your moves in front of a huge crowd then Leicester Square on 21/22nd is your chance, they are having a "West End Weekend" where there will be an outdoor stage set up and stars from all the musicals will be performing songs....I'll be there with the UK Garrison on my Ghostbusting garb as they have also requested movie characters to mingle with the crowds.  There'll be a Batman, Indy and much more.  So if the weather's good it will be a fun day out  :banana: :banana:
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Re: Leicester Square London 21-22 June
« Reply #1 on: June 10, 2008, 07:06:08 PM »
wot day r u there?  and who r UK Garrision --sounds awfully military?

Assume this is June

Tho wonder if there will  be room to 'really bock' but combined with a roam around the city  could b fun     

Is there a website?
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Re: Leicester Square London 21-22 June
« Reply #2 on: June 10, 2008, 07:18:24 PM »
The UK Garrison is a branch of the 501st Legion which is a worldwide Star Wars costuming club, but they also have a non-Star Wars movie section caled "Reel Icons" whose presence has been requested all weekend.  Here's the info we were given:

Forbidden Planet ~ West End Live

Join us in Leicester Square on Saturday 21st and Sunday 22nd June and experience the very best of West End theatre LIVE and for FREE.

This spectacular event includes performances from many of the hottest shows in town, alongside other fantastic musical acts. In addition, a host of interactive displays and exhibits from London's top Museums and attractions ensure a fun-filled and action-packed weekend suitable for all the family.

They have specifically requested 2 ghostbusters and a Batman please.

West End Live : Leicester Square, London,

Saturday 21 June 2008 - Sunday 22 June 2008

11:00:00 - 18:00:00
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Re: Leicester Square London 21-22 June
« Reply #3 on: June 10, 2008, 08:59:09 PM »
I am gunna be busy that weekend! bo*****s. Oh well!

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Re: Leicester Square London 21-22 June
« Reply #4 on: June 10, 2008, 09:00:36 PM »
Dark Knight can't make it  :'(

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Re: Leicester Square London 21-22 June
« Reply #5 on: June 11, 2008, 12:35:54 PM »
I may very well be honouring you with my prescence! lol. Not working so i cant say no.  ;D jelly x

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Re: Leicester Square London 21-22 June
« Reply #6 on: June 11, 2008, 01:54:06 PM »
hmmm first weekend free for a while I may be there

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Re: Leicester Square London 21-22 June
« Reply #7 on: June 11, 2008, 02:18:15 PM »
are the organisers aware there are bockers coming?

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Re: Leicester Square London 21-22 June
« Reply #8 on: June 11, 2008, 03:14:09 PM »
Thats a good point locky..Oi! Rache..Find that one out. last thing you want is to upset the organises..doesnt look good.

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Re: Leicester Square London 21-22 June
« Reply #9 on: June 11, 2008, 04:02:29 PM »
Well it's outside in the middle of Leicester Square, which is a big enough area - it's for the public and anyone who walks by to stop and join in, so how can they ban you guys?  You could be just "randomly bocking in London and just happened to pass Leicester Square ;)"

We're not going to that Pizza Hut though - never again!!!!
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Re: Leicester Square London 21-22 June
« Reply #10 on: June 11, 2008, 04:05:46 PM »
so thats a no then.

I'd be very careful guys. You're essentially gatecrashing someone elses party where there are people who's main purpose is to attract attention by wearing costumes, unless I'm mistaken? I dont think they are going to like a group of bockers also getting some attention.....and no doubt they have insurance in case a member of the public gets a little too close or something else goes wrong.
I'd tread carefully on this.

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Re: Leicester Square London 21-22 June
« Reply #11 on: June 11, 2008, 06:01:58 PM »
It's not a UK Garrison run event, we have just been asked to come along and mingle in costume with the crowd.  It's organised by Forbidden Planet whos main intention is to showcase West End acts on the outdoor stage..........

I seriously doubt the Garrison guys will even bat an eyelid at your presence TBH
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Re: Leicester Square London 21-22 June
« Reply #12 on: June 11, 2008, 06:13:48 PM »
I think te forbidden planet guys might care tho

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Re: Leicester Square London 21-22 June
« Reply #13 on: June 11, 2008, 06:20:44 PM »
are they paying you for this, the reason i ask is, i had a call about it asking if i new any local pro bockers with ins;etc who would do it for a fee, i passed a few no's to them for people in the south who i thought may be interested, they mentioned to me £150.00 each performer, but no travel expence, thats why they wanted local bockers to london.
  

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Re: Leicester Square London 21-22 June
« Reply #14 on: June 11, 2008, 06:23:29 PM »
WOW! That sounds good then

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Re: Leicester Square London 21-22 June
« Reply #15 on: June 11, 2008, 06:33:53 PM »
Forbidden Planet called you about this event?

The Garrison only accepts charity donations in return for us appearing, last year we raised £27,000.  They are offering us expenses but we've not got any details back yet.

All I''m saying is that it's gonna be a fun day with lots of songs and music on the stage and you could come along and hang out.  I wasn't expecting an organised display or anything, heavens come along on foot with a picnic and just enjoy the day if you want??!

We could have other costume clubs turn up and wander around but it's nothing to do with us or Forbidden Planet, as they'd just be members of the public dressed up.  Just like if you guys turned up, had a bit of a bounce, then sat and chilled in the square?
« Last Edit: June 11, 2008, 06:46:55 PM by Gixer »
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Re: Leicester Square London 21-22 June
« Reply #16 on: June 11, 2008, 06:40:34 PM »
Now I get it...

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Re: Leicester Square London 21-22 June
« Reply #17 on: June 11, 2008, 07:45:20 PM »
i certainly dont want to get into an argument about it, i was just curious realy, it was a call from a promoter of an event that sounds like the one your talking about, there was no mention of any company taking part, i didn't realy ask as i new i couldn't do the gig, but they did say they were ofering £150.00 each performer, so i thought i should inform you just incase you could get some payment out of the organisers, but if yours is a charity organisation/event, then it must have been another event that i was asked about, hope i havn't coused any confusion and good luck with the event.

PS, edit, oops it isnt your event, sorrryyy, just checked with someone who's doing an event at the west end, and it defo isn't yours,  its old age catching up to me, lol.
« Last Edit: June 11, 2008, 08:03:19 PM by stevie »

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Re: Leicester Square London 21-22 June
« Reply #18 on: June 11, 2008, 09:12:25 PM »
I mentioned earlier it's Forbidden Planet who are the organisers, and we were invited to attend in our movie costumes....

So nobody is coming then?  :-[
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Re: Leicester Square London 21-22 June
« Reply #19 on: June 11, 2008, 09:18:46 PM »
I am not sure if I am around then but erm...only if I can geta  lift or go wiv somebody

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Re: Leicester Square London 21-22 June
« Reply #20 on: June 11, 2008, 10:02:33 PM »
I mentioned earlier it's Forbidden Planet who are the organisers, and we were invited to attend in our movie costumes....

So nobody is coming then?  :-[
Would love to come but I think my only hope is the train ( Don't hold your breath  :-\ ).
I'm working on a " Bock ~ Batman " type outfit but Don't think I'd wear it !?
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Re: Leicester Square London 21-22 June
« Reply #21 on: June 11, 2008, 10:51:33 PM »
I'm sure I can dig out some movie costumes from somewhere! If not bocks it is :D

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Re: Leicester Square London 21-22 June
« Reply #22 on: June 11, 2008, 11:07:10 PM »
Im coming but i dont have any movie costumes,  :P jelly x

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Re: Leicester Square London 21-22 June
« Reply #23 on: June 11, 2008, 11:40:43 PM »
Im coming but i dont have any movie costumes,  :P jelly x

Come dressed all in green and goes a the CGI polar bear from golden compass  :biggrin: :thumbs:

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Re: Leicester Square London 21-22 June
« Reply #24 on: June 12, 2008, 08:53:27 AM »
Im coming but i dont have any movie costumes,  :P jelly x

Come dressed all in green and goes a the CGI polar bear from golden compass  :biggrin: :thumbs:

lol I remember that vid. Hey that was a good thread...yay bockers in films :D kinda lol