winter on the med

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  1. nahnotme

    nahnotme Read Only Funster

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    Any soloers out there planning a trip to France, Spain and Portugal ?
    I'm hoping to go in October till easter, maybe even sooner, depending on my current gigs here.
    I was supposed to be going last year but my bus turned out to be too unreliable so got me an RV now and I didn't have anyone to go with:cry:
    I work as a DJ and performer ( I do a drag act) so youde need to be quite open minded.

    Oh and as I work every weekend so cant attened meets (thought I did go to the one in southport but only briefly met a couple) how can I get the password....ehem....JIM......
     
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    hilldweller Funster Life Member

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    Since there are big numbers of Brits in Souther Spain ( mainly I think, coz that's the only warm bit in the winter ) you could be on a nice little earner entertaining them. Cheap camping :)
     
  3. Jim

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    Hi Wynnie

    I remember meeting you at York a couple of years ago, I will sort the password out for you. I have seen a couple of YouTubes of your act and i agree you could earn some money down south:Smile:. I had a friend (he died) that went to Spain 12 years ago just for the skydiving. He was dirt poor, all he had to his name was a parachute and old caravan and a karaoke machine. He started off doing the odd gig at caravan sites on the Costa Brava just to pay for food and skydives, even though he couldn't sing for toffee, pretty soon he was loaded, working 200 nights a year all over Spain:Eeek:, all at campsites.

    Best of luck mate, i wouldn't worry about going with anyone, you WILL meet people on your travels who may or may not accompany you on different legs of your journey. :thumb:

     
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    Hey mate, I spent 18 months touring around portugal,spain and france gigging (I use to be an impressionist singer)

    I had no problem finding friends on sites and on route, I think people warm to you more when your on your own :thumb:

    Drag act? cool! I use to do a lilly savage night for stag/hen nights................it was soooooooooo much fun!:BigGrin:

    My career ended 9yrs ago after an accident when I lost 85% of my hearing...............I still miss it to bits and envy you dude.:Wink:

    Just go for it guy..............you will get friends and get as much money as you are willing to work for. I serviced 20 holiday camps a month there at £180 per gig (do the math)

    Have fun

    Boo

    p.s give me 14 years (when I retire) and I will come with ya
     
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    nahnotme Read Only Funster

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    Hey BOO
    thats all music to my ears...well ear, I'm also deaf, well 60% its a bugger at times hearing hecklers. Just getting me mad dog his passport so could well be off in 6 weeks, all I need is one gig a week to pay me petrol to move on so surely as you say there will be gigs there even in winter, just have to do a lighter shade of blue for the older folk....cant wait.
    My trip could even be filmed, sorta The REAL Priscilla queen of the dessert, just trying to get a production company to take an interest or it might just go on youtube...watch this space.
     
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    Keep us updated mate :thumb:

    Boo
     
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    Hi,Have wintered in Benidorm for several years,lots of singles on camping La Torreta,5 mins walk to bar area.Loads of work for DJs drag acts,entertainers.Best part of Benidorm is its open all winter,its busy,winter weather is OK,and apart from having to pay a premium for camping its still cheap,food,beer,etc.I dont think you will have a problem if you are outgoing.Go for it.
     
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    Go for it Wyn, but do remember most entertainment is booked the previous season, so make sure you can last a bit without work, or make some bookings before you go.
     
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    Boo
    I just love that avatar!
     
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    Crumbs, I wish I could come with you. You sound a lot of fun....:Smile: Maybe next year...:Sad:
     
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