to Kirkcaldy is mo major drive, but seeing as me and my good
lady could only make the do at night , and had planned on having
a few drinks , digs were sorted out in advance - joining up
with the Beer Pigs SC at a nearby hotel.
the way into Kirkcaldy we had the Scotland v France footy on
the radio and listened as France took Scotland apart 0-0 a right
goal-less doing ! Didn't hear the 2nd half as we'd reached the
hotel and needed a couple of pints of Stella - I'd assumed we'd
got thrashed... what a pleseant surprise to hear THAT score
we all pile in a taxi that the driver boasted could take 8 people,
but Tara made sure it was ok for 7 of us to get in !?
were one of the first bunches of folk to arrive , which was
good as the bar area was very small - so I loaded up with some
bevvie and planked down at the "Turkey's & Friends"
table as Slug likes me... bless 'im.
Gunner Club filled up fairly quickly - probably because every
other clubs bus's arrived at the same time with the Embra Blues
& Coyote's bringing big squads with them - Coyote's actually
winning best attended.
this time the bar queues were getting crazy... remember we're
Scottish... first small gap I spot and I nik in and come back
with around 10 Magners for me and the Mrs to share (well ok
- she could maybe have 1), to be fair mind , the biddies on
the bar coped well, and had a good crack with everyone.
was a large function room next door with Bingo going on - it
actually ressembled The Phoenix Club - I half expected Brian
Potter to wheel past as I stared through the glass partitioned
had a go at too much Northern music before , but to be honest
here - the dance floor only really kicked off when the music
mix was more NS based. Fair enough - I was on Magners gaurding
duty anyway. Overall , the music was excellent as ever, and
the large crowd enjoyed the night.
do was one of the first colder season do's in Scotland - and
with the no-smoking rule, it's going to be an interesting close-season.
There were times when I looked up from Castle Magners and thought
everyone had went home , only to find a bigger party outside
, with all the smokers having a fag (or something) outside,
then pile back inside again, will be interesting to see how
things develop with colder , wetter weather , and do's with
little or no outside covered smoking areas. Personally I don't
smoke - but I can see the potential hassles for Scottish Clubs
to take into account when organising do's.
Sarah came round selling the raffles, and I bought 5 strips
(without any of the usual jokes) - I NEVER win any raffles ,
but I'd had a premonition this would be my time !
Just before the start of the draw , I'd popped to the John for
a quick whizz... and then heard my name get mentioned over the
PA , I dashed out of bog just in time to see Ali walk away with
a pair of new Michelin tyres - first ticket out of the hat was
ours ! Ya beauty.
was a couple of good prixes up , including a CBT test and Rat
Pack - made mostly up from some mat black paint and gaffa tape
- this was won by young Chris who had just joined Skolar's Black
Widdas SC. The tape didn't last long though, as seeing as it
was his first scootering event , everyone taped him up with
his own raffle prize.
the raffle the dance floor was mobbed for most of the night,
with Tara and Stan among the DJ's keeping folk entertained.
A good night then, and from the box's of bits and pieces lying
on the stage for folk to collect, it looks like the parts jumble
in the afternoon was a success also. Well done to The Turkey's...
see you all at Brid.