Rally Chat What do you expect from a rally/show

Discussion in 'Rally Planning Discussion and Chat' started by Brian and Jo, Sep 26, 2016.

  1. Brian and Jo

    Brian and Jo Funster Life Member

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    Following on from the comments made on the Lincoln show thread it would be nice to know what members expect from a rally/show? Like I have said before for me and Jo it's about being out and about with other like minded people who share the same interests.The entertainment has never interested us and because of my tinitius the marquee is too noisy and sends it into overdrive:eek:.But we do like to meet people and put the world to rights and people are always welcome to knock on our door and have a brew or a beer.unlike some we prefer the bigger meets ,there is something about seeing lots of motorhomes parked up together.since we have been in MHF we have met some lovely people some who have remained close freinds for many years.Being in MHF for us gives us a sense of purpose and one of the reasons why we keep motorhoming.But briefly going back to the title of the thread,we expect nothing and that way what ever comes along can be a bonus.As for the newbies to MHF who are a bit dubious about joining,well it is a great club with lots of great members and when away on a rally you can do what you want ,with whom you want and when you want .no pressure just enjoy,we do.
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    Just about sums it up, Brian, apart from we prefer the smaller meets :)
     
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    I obviously made a post on the other thread about not using the marquee. Let me make it clear, I wasn't advocating providing entertainment (with the accompanying noise), but merely saying that here was a facility negotiated by Jim on our behalf and which hardly anyone used. It was ideal for getting people together to meet each other instead of which new members were left wondering where was all this camaraderie they had heard about.
     
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    rally's and meets are what you make them i have been to fun rally's and had a ball,also been to fun rally's and not got involved with anyone or anything just done our own thing,but like brian and jo i also suffer with tinitius and have lost 2/3 rd of my hearing in my right ear,so crowded places and load music aint for me any longer,and i no longer drink at all (type 2) so dont make good company with the drunken mass that get at fun rally's,when i was younger i used to do disco's most fri/sat nights and drink like a fish,but not now,im happy sat watching telly or walking around a town centre having a looksee.
     
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    From our personal experience the smaller meets are much better places for newbies to meet members. They are often small enough to ensure that little circles of "friends" (or what look to outsiders like cliques) are not able to form.
     
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    We are in our first season (if that's the right word) with MHF and meets/rallying.

    From reading the forum for a year Tanya and I expected to meet friendly people with garage loads of experience that are keen to share a view on how to tackle the different MoHo topics; such as buying, touring, Europe, Morocco, security, etc.....

    In short we have not been disappointed, over the Newbury, Stafford, Malvern and Lincoln shows we have received a warm welcome from all and learnt lots to help and aid our retirement plans.

    The marquee, in conjunction with walking and talking to Funsters around the show ground / rally site made for us a great experience that far exceeded our expectations - so long may that continue.....

    Of course, each to their own; on how they get the best from what they do.

    We are looking forward to next season for much of the same - :)
     
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    tonka Funster Life Member

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    I expect and often get...

    At least 2 offers of beer / cider.
    1 conversation about Morocco.
    1 approach about someone's mifi or wifi.
    Some clever sod asking about damp in my watertrail.
    "oh, so your Tonka" somewhere within the rally.

    (y) :rofl::rofl:

    On a serious note.. I dont expect anything really, every rally / meet is different.
    Park me up and I like to say hello and chat with anyone around me. If there is a marquee or event tent then we will go over but sometimes I like time in the van as well.
    The smaller meets are where you do get time to meet people and spend more time to get to know them, from this you can build up a friendship. Larger meets like Lincoln with 160+ vans and just for 3 days will never be the same as smaller meets.

    ps... I got asked by a stallholder at the show about FUN.. Once again I had to state it was not a "swopping" club :doh:
     
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    On behalf of "Motorhomefun"..may I offer our sincere apologies... :giggler:
     
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    Noticed you waited till @Popeye and myself had departed for pastures new before you arrived. In fact I am sure I saw you and @Sas r us hiding behind the fuel pumps at the intermarche at Mondendre as we left lol.
     
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    MUNCHIE, MUNCHIE! @Munchie! Judy's Gardner is having a go at you. :boxing::boxing::active:
     
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    Errrrrrrrrrrr, oh yes, that was us. :whistle::LOL::LOL::LOL:
     
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    I am used to it! Water off a Munchies ba!ck
     
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    @Brian and Jo

    Like your new Avatar picture Brian... :clap:

    Pity about the bloke who has stuck his face right in the middle, spoiling what would have been a beautiful photo.. :wink::giggler:
     
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    We think you get out of a rally whatever you want to get out of it. We go with an open mind and don't expect anything. We socialise in the marquee if we want to and catch up with friends in smaller groups too, some we probably haven't met before. Each rally we have been to has a different feel depending on how large and I think our favourites are Chester food and drink, Malvern and Falkirk Wheel Rally. Our door is always open to anyone to drop by for coffee or a drink and a gossip and a laugh so please do if you see us anywhere.
     
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    Cheeky bar steward :LOL: show it to Paul now he is famous(y)
    Brian & Jo
     
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    Haha..... Dam you saw us....:LOL::ROFLMAO:

    We've met before Roy and your not scary like all the others say....:whistle:




    :)(y)
     
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    Soon be pantomime season....

    Oh yes he is!

    :LOL::LOL::LOL:
     
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    At the very least rallies usually make a break away more affordable & it's reassuring to have friendly fellow motorhomers around who may know the area better or help if we get a problem. It's interesting to meet other members especially those that we know from the forum & often funny to hear what their perception of us is! It's a bonus if passing the time of day over time turns into friendship but not something that we expect. We love a good chat on a rally so try to speak to as many people as we can but understand that others prefer a bit of peace & quiet. The key to a good rally from a social point of view seems to be to have a central gathering area so those that want to mix can - we have had some of our best chats over a mug of tea & a bacon butty (y)
     
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