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Mera Luna 2008 - The conclusions - ade50021
Mera Luna 2008 - The conclusions

I cannot believe that it is almost a fortnight since we headed out to Germany, the weeks of careful planning and organisation culminated in what i consider to be a resounding success.

The Coach company were excellent ,and did everything they promised to do, and provided us with a great driver in Gordon, who not only now has "turned to the darkside" but has also become one of my friends. I do not think we could have asked for anyone better, not only as an extremely competent and safe driver, but with the fun loving character to go with it.

While organising the trip was not easy, it was certainly helped in no small way by all of the participants, who

1. Paid when asked
2. Followed instructions when required
3. Put up with the few niggles that occured on the way

Also a said on the return thanks also to Alan, Markus and Heather for sorting the tickets, and Ian for his "special" sales technique, matched on only one occasion by myself when rather drunk at Morrisons in Leipzig ( really sorry Sel!!!! but glad you came)

Mera Luna this year for me was very special, not only did we achieve what we set out to do, but it was the first time that Tracey has come along, and she really enjoyed the festival, which was a real bonus!!

Music:- well highlights for me have got to be FoTn,  Epica and VNV nation, all of which i enjoyed greatly, 

suprise find of the weekend, was Cinema Strange, i was not sure if i would like them, but found them very good indeed.

So what about Mera Luna 2009?

Well if people were happy ( and based on the amount of thanks i have received both verbally and on LJ  i am sure most people were!)

The Bus of Doom  (or Buses!!!) will ride again next year!

I may also consider running trips to other festivals if demand is sufficient

Looking forward to 2009

Dreadful Goth Tours!

Current Location: WR6
Current Mood: satisfied satisfied
Current Music: Mera Luna 2008 Compilation

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sarah_orange From: sarah_orange Date: August 19th, 2008 10:55 pm (UTC) (Link)
thanks for your efforts ade! it was definitely an experience :D
From: thelxiope Date: August 20th, 2008 07:03 am (UTC) (Link)
:D Yay!!

btw - you can stop apologising for the sales pitch now. I had a fab time! (That doesn't mean I'm not going to avoid you if I see you at Leipzig next year... ;-) )
rosenkavalier From: rosenkavalier Date: August 20th, 2008 07:34 am (UTC) (Link)
Thanks again for organising it - it was a fantastic weekend. I'm definitely up for doing it again next year.
ade50021 From: ade50021 Date: August 20th, 2008 03:58 pm (UTC) (Link)
A Pleasure, pencilled you in for 2009
erming From: erming Date: August 20th, 2008 08:34 am (UTC) (Link)
Thanks for organising it - had a great time.

The only criticism I could make is use the bus's pa to make announcements as we couldn't hear you at the back - which shows how damned well you organised it.

Also many thanks to Gordon.
ade50021 From: ade50021 Date: August 20th, 2008 03:43 pm (UTC) (Link)
Point noted, the general address microphone was knackered, hence me having to try and shout, will make sure it works for next year ( or do my best Norman Collier!!!)
erming From: erming Date: August 20th, 2008 03:45 pm (UTC) (Link)
Having said that that was the only criticism I could come up with and was very minor...
ade50021 From: ade50021 Date: August 20th, 2008 03:55 pm (UTC) (Link)
Indeed, but perfectly valid!
goth_hangover From: goth_hangover Date: August 20th, 2008 08:46 am (UTC) (Link)
if theres any other coach trip's mate - count me in


excellent weekend
morbidfrog From: morbidfrog Date: August 20th, 2008 08:58 am (UTC) (Link)
so bus to leipzig :) then we can fill it with shopping and fruit wines
ade50021 From: ade50021 Date: August 20th, 2008 03:51 pm (UTC) (Link)
Leipzig is a lot further than Hildesheim, if there is enough interest, I will look at it, though it may need an overnight stop on the way there and back,

It does mean that luggage weight would not be a problem (waits for happy frog dance!!!)
morbidfrog From: morbidfrog Date: August 20th, 2008 03:59 pm (UTC) (Link)
hum thats a shame..distance...maybe we have a coach just for luggage :)

i am so glad everyone had fun reading reviews been fun and definately made one want more mead
octalbunny From: octalbunny Date: December 13th, 2008 09:33 pm (UTC) (Link)
Wonder if we could find a gig in Benelux that would interest all of us?
wyte_phantom From: wyte_phantom Date: August 20th, 2008 12:43 pm (UTC) (Link)
You can count me in again for next year, I had a fantastic time! Thanks again
ade50021 From: ade50021 Date: August 20th, 2008 03:57 pm (UTC) (Link)
Cool, pencilled you in!! Glad you enjoyed it
glenndm From: glenndm Date: August 20th, 2008 08:41 pm (UTC) (Link)
Thanks for the return journey. I should be up for both ways next year. :)
ade50021 From: ade50021 Date: August 20th, 2008 08:45 pm (UTC) (Link)
No problem Sir!!! Be glad to have you along!!
claycarnac From: claycarnac Date: August 21st, 2008 11:49 am (UTC) (Link)
I'm really glad you ran the bus as it got a few folks who maybe wouldn't have made it (I wonder who I mean ;-)) otherwise.

Hats off to you sir for making it a success. Obviously we didnt get to experience the whole bus thing ourselves but as part of the camping posse we really enjoyed having so many folks who we knew (some of which we hadnt seen in years) turn up this year :)

As I mentioned on your later post we're Leipzigging next year, probably flying to Berlin (same reason as this year, direct flights from Glasgow to Berlin are cheap) and training it to Leipzig as its only an hour on the train.
smoke_rising From: smoke_rising Date: August 5th, 2009 12:23 pm (UTC) (Link)
I'm a friend of ulfilias and he says there might be a spare place going. Room for a short lass?

Also, I have a pathological fear of camping - is there any hotel space going, please?

Yours in eternal cheekiness,
Elise x
ade50021 From: ade50021 Date: August 5th, 2009 03:37 pm (UTC) (Link)

Mera Luna

Hi Elise,

Yes there is a place going, and i can supply a hotel room, but it may be a case of having to share it either with Audrey or with Lee, as far as i can remember it is a twin room anyway.

Do you know where you are going to join the bus, pickups are Worcester 21.00, Coventry railway station 22.00, Watford Junction railways station 23.30, and Potters bar railway station 00.00?

ade50021 From: ade50021 Date: August 5th, 2009 04:20 pm (UTC) (Link)


Hi again

My contact details are email adrian.atkins1@btinternet.com

Mobile 0771 3071261
smcv From: smcv Date: February 8th, 2010 05:12 pm (UTC) (Link)


I hear rumours of a post about a 2010 coach to M'era Luna, which maetria and I would be interested in joining. The post seems to be sufficiently friendslocked that I can't read it, though?

(We're friends of naranek, who told us about the coach; we vaguely hoped to join the coach party in 2009, but left it rather too late to ask, and suspected we couldn't get enough time off work. You might remember me wandering into the gothbus encampment looking for cable-ties to secure my hair falls with? :-)
ade50021 From: ade50021 Date: February 9th, 2010 01:13 pm (UTC) (Link)

Re: 2010?

No problem, yes there is(are) coaches going, i will add you two as friends on here so you can read it

Basicly is £245 including the ticket per person

Coach goes out on the evening of the 6th August, and returns late on the monday 9th

I need a £50 deposit per person asap, payment details to follow if you are interested


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