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Deaf of a Spinster?

On 7 Feb 2009 at 12:08am Spinster Ot This Parish wrote:
I know that I suffer from the obligatory bonfire hearing loss in this town. Does anyone else suffer too?
On 7 Feb 2009 at 7:54am l.pierre wrote:
Yup,during the grand procession in 2005,some idiot dressed up as Elvis,blew up his guitar,spraying the onlookers with shards of wood and partially deafening me in the process. Why didn't I make a compensation claim? D'uh
On 7 Feb 2009 at 8:08am Elvis wrote:
Think yourself lucky. Had I known you were French I would have let you try and play 'Great balls of fire' on my guitar! huh huh
On 7 Feb 2009 at 9:37am Cliffebimbo wrote:
Mr Bimbo is quite deaf. Gets embarassing when we are out, cos he totally mishears what people say for example, a recent conversation
"I went to Prague for my stag night"
"Really, you must see In Bruges then, its a great film".
On 7 Feb 2009 at 12:29pm Annette Curtin-Twitcher wrote:
Lol. Legend has it that that's how the Lewes Arms' spaniel racing event came about. Regular A said to Regular B "We should go banger racing" and Regular B replied, in amazement, "SPANIEL racing???". The rest is history.
On 7 Feb 2009 at 3:49pm Sam Spam wrote:
I always wear eay-plugs on Bonfire Night just to take the edge off the procession bangers - it means that I can enjoy the event while all those around me run for cover!....also, old clothes are a must as they stink for days after
On 12 Feb 2009 at 7:59pm nettle wrote:
he's not french, Elvis.
I was there too,and exploding hot metal guitar strings hurtled at me an inch or so away from my eyes, whilst the sharp slices of wood from the instrument made contact and hurt my scalp. I had earplugs and the noise level was dreadful. The atmosphere was like something from a battle. I had a bad panic attack in the crowd. That was my introduction to Lewes bonfire, and i've never gone back.
On 16 Feb 2009 at 10:01am Its Not Rocket Science wrote:
Why do people do it ? It is quite widely advertised that Bonfire Night in Lewes is very noisy, potentially dangerous, and to be avoided by those of a more tender disposition. Why then do these people come to experience it, and then complain about it !!! It never has been, and never will be, the sanitises little carnival and firework display that some people seem to think it should be. Lets face it, you wouldn't go to Pamplona and then complain that you hadn't expected there to be bulls running around in the street would you ? Let Bonfire get on with what it has always done, and if you don't like it then don't come

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