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Dr_KY 04-15-2009 05:07 AM

We have our first gig lined up.
 
Just waiting for the insurance company to get back to us. This event is very busy and about three miles from our front door.:icon_cool

http://www.swindonmela.com/mela/down...itions2009.pdf

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With the sun shining on us all day and over 20,000 people attending the event, Swindon Mela 2008 was a huge success and exceeded all expectations. Thank you to all who participated, attended and worked on the event and here's counting down to Saturday 25th July 2009 for the next Swindon Mela.
We are shooting for a day or two of this event also..
http://www.oldtownfestival.co.uk/whats.html

BBQ Grail 04-15-2009 05:18 AM

Good Luck!

Norcoredneck 04-15-2009 05:20 AM

Is the rig gonna be ready?

Dr_KY 04-15-2009 05:35 AM

Should be finished by the weekend.

Need to trim a door and make hinges for it, weld a plate where the original cap was,attach the emergency brake rod, burn out/ season and paint.

http://i43.tinypic.com/2cibl94.jpg

Ashmont 04-15-2009 06:14 AM

Good luck! Hey I understand events singling out alcohol but why ice cream?

Dr_KY 04-15-2009 06:21 AM

lol I found that strange too. Funny thing, when you go to your kids Christmas play and other events you can buy beer or wine right these in the cafiteria. First time I saw that I couldn't believe it.:shock:

chad 04-15-2009 07:04 AM

Sounds like fun!

What a great way to break in the new cooker.

Divemaster 04-15-2009 08:33 AM

Congrats!!! The cooker is looking great as well!

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Originally Posted by Ashmont (Post 902740)
Good luck! Hey I understand events singling out alcohol but why ice cream?

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Originally Posted by Dr_KY (Post 902743)
lol I found that strange too. Funny thing, when you go to your kids Christmas play and other events you can buy beer or wine right these in the cafiteria. First time I saw that I couldn't believe it.:shock:

Sounds like the old joke of the German that went into McDonalds and ordered a beer... Guy behind him started giving him a rough time about his request... The German simply turned, laughed, and said "I just realized, you came here for the food!"

Dr_KY 04-27-2009 06:16 AM

Ok I need some luck sent our way.

I have been emailing trying to get a spot at Trowbridge Village Pump Festival. this summer and things started off a bit rough.
The reply from them was a bit thin saying..
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The Festival attracts up to 8000 people each day, starting from Thursday afternoon & going through until Sunday night.

It’s fair to say, due to the limited number of food vendors we have at the festival, that we are conservative about inviting relatively new businesses.

However, I wouldn’t rule it out as we are looking for some new ideas & flavours for this year so someone with a different approach & look & feel may well be what we’re looking for.



Yesterday I sent them pictures of the cooker and shots from the first cook. The reply then turned to..

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The photos certainly look interesting!!! I think we need to talk, can you
call me on either #XXXXXXXXX or #XXXXXXXXX
We have that look , feel and taste so please brothers and sisters fingers crossed I can lock in the deal.

Any advice you can pass along will be very helpful.

Thank you all
Al and family.

michiana mark 04-27-2009 07:24 AM

Hopin and prayin for the best for ya bro!

Dr_KY 04-27-2009 08:33 AM

Thanks Mark I'm about to make the call now.

pat 04-27-2009 09:14 AM

Good luck Al!!

chad 04-27-2009 09:46 AM

Definately a good sign when they call back.

Getting into limited vendor events is tough...around here it's not how good your product is, it's who you know.

Good luck!

Dr_KY 04-27-2009 01:20 PM

We got the job!!

This will be a excellent event for our team and a great opportunity to help bring smoking/BBQ to this side of the pond. The rest of the week will be spent looking into a mobile refrigeration unit and setting up a program to have raw product delivered to us on site.

big brother smoke 04-27-2009 02:48 PM

Way to go, Dr KY!
And so it begins....


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