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Can I Attend Bonfire Night

On 17 Jun 2011 at 3:28pm JustAKid wrote:
I am from Brighton, Do I have all of your blessings to attend?
On 17 Jun 2011 at 3:58pm padster wrote:
you can have my place i am going to brighton , i am fed up with the same old pope bashing s.h.i.t.e , churned out year after year
ps watch the sparks fly
pps whats wrong witha little bit of swearing now and again?
On 17 Jun 2011 at 5:42pm Vesbod wrote:
Come along, more the merrier.
On 17 Jun 2011 at 5:47pm Ed Can Do wrote:
As it's on a Saturday this year, you can expect half of Sussex to be there. The crowds are always far too big when it falls on a Saturday.

So by all means come along, just don't expect to be able to move/see anything.buy a drink/get out of town at the end.
On 17 Jun 2011 at 8:37pm JustAKid wrote:
Your not really selling it for me if in honest, promised tight spaces, no view and little chance of getting a bite to eat. Perhaps your can carry on your tradition in a field outside of Lewes, and let me enjoy the fantastic cobbled streets and castle at night - which in my opinion is beautiful.
On 17 Jun 2011 at 10:38pm AYATOLLAH HOGMANNY wrote:
You can enjoy the cobbled streets and castle any other day of the year, if you dont want to see crowds in Lewes then dont come on the 5th. Why should us Lewesians be relegated to a muddy field on the one day of the year anything happens here, its our town after all, and we will do with it what we want!!!!
Why anyone like cobbles is beyond me they are a pain in the arse if you cycle!!!!!
On 18 Jun 2011 at 1:08am JustAKid wrote:
I think you are ignorant if you think Bonfire night is the only thing that happens in Lewes annually, I don't even live there and still relise that your town has a lot more to offer, however due to the reception I get from the fellow board members I just feel that your yearly event could easily be hosted elsewhere, perhaps in a muddy field with nothing but your torchlight and your chants for company? Is it too much to ask?
On 18 Jun 2011 at 7:20am 'ere be monsters wrote:
Nice one Kid
On 18 Jun 2011 at 11:36am teaboy wrote:
So, do you want to come or not? Nobody actually cares either way. You can come, but there will be other people (they came from somewhere too, like you!). Some of the night will happen in muddy fields on the outskirts of town, you could go to that bit too. Or not.
Whatever you decide to do, Bonfire will happen as usual. Your attendance will add nothing, your absence will not detract for the event.
On 18 Jun 2011 at 3:47pm popeye wrote:
It will be nice having your company justakid. Perhaps you can take the place of the Pope, that way you will have a lovely view of the fireworks that will be thrown at you, and the occasional cobble stone that your so fond off. Or are you just a pathetic little Troll.
On 18 Jun 2011 at 5:40pm padster wrote:
So you do throw fireworks at the pope, can i throw fireworks, at a grotescue paper mache mock up of queen; elizabeth the 1st or would that upset you popeye the sailor man....??
On 18 Jun 2011 at 6:07pm JustAKid wrote:
I just find it interesting how the majority don't seem to want many "Outsiders" roaming the streets, however it is the crowds that create a sense of atmosphere as well as injecting cash into the town, even if it is just for one day. That is unless I am very mistaken?
On 18 Jun 2011 at 9:47pm popeye wrote:
Padster, Yes I do throw fireworks at the Pope and you can throw them at whoever you like even yourself if you like. None of these actions would upset me padster so I dont know what makes you think it would. By the way enjoy yourself at Brighton.
On 18 Jun 2011 at 10:08pm padster wrote:
Popeye the sailor the man, why would i throw fireworks at myself when i can throw them at heretics like you.....
On 18 Jun 2011 at 10:12pm JustAKid wrote:
If we can throw fireworks at each other, then its decided. You've won my vote.
On 19 Jun 2011 at 10:19am popeye wrote:
padster the moaning man, padster the moaning man, when I read your spill it makes me feel ill Its padster the moaning man. Why wait for firework night to go to Brighton padster go now.
On 19 Jun 2011 at 10:24am teacher wrote:
Well said Popeye, I will quite happily pay his fare.
On 19 Jun 2011 at 2:58pm padster wrote:
Popeye were you up all night composing that ditty?
It's really good and it rhymes too...
I will leave when i choose, and you can keep your money, thanks.
On 19 Jun 2011 at 4:12pm popeye wrote:
No hard feelings padster and thanks for appreciating my ditty.It took me about half an hour with the help of Olive. You are more than welcome to stay in Lewes and I can even arrange for Olive to make you a spinach pie. By the way I am not a heretic, you certainly hit where it hurts. And as for you Teacher he doesnt want your money.
On 20 Jun 2011 at 12:52pm Ed Can Do wrote:

"I just find it interesting how the majority don't seem to want many "Outsiders" roaming the streets, however it is the crowds that create a sense of atmosphere as well as injecting cash into the town, even if it is just for one day. That is unless I am very mistaken?"

The best bit of the night is Cliffe's last procession that happens after all the corwds have gone home in relatively deserted streets. The atmosphere then is far better than when there are thousands of onlookers. Any cash injection is largely received by the pubs and burger vans and I'm pretty sure most of the burger vans aren't Lewes based. The street collections are for charity and you're right, the boost to local charities is more than worth the hassle of thousands of people filling the streets but I don't think I'm alone in thinking that most bonfire boys would be perfectly happy with no crowds at all.
On 20 Jun 2011 at 1:13pm giveitarest wrote:
Ed Can Do - indeed. I think the atmosphere and the night as a whole are much more enjoyable on Mondays / Tuesdays when the crowd is smaller and largely composed of Lewesians.
On 20 Jun 2011 at 2:24pm 'ere be monsters wrote:
Definitely, a wet Wednesday is always a good night. The amounts collected for charities never reflect the number of people attending. Probably about 10 or 15 pence per person on average. Cheap night out.
On 21 Jun 2011 at 8:37pm jude wrote:
We march with Commercial and the best bit last year was at the very end, about one in the morning in the p**sing rain, throwing rookies at the archbishop outside the police station and jumping over bonfire. Not a daytripper to be seen.

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