Polkfest '09

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  • TroyD
    TroyD Posts: 12,972
    edited April 2009
    I'm down with PF....I'll host it....I'm thinking Oct, Columbus Day weekend.

    I'm really toying with doing it in Fayetteville, NC as that's where my stuff is going to be but I could go either way on this.

    More details to follow..

    BDT
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  • F1nut
    F1nut Posts: 47,413
    edited April 2009
    Oh goody, I need a Parker's BBQ and sweet tea fix. :D
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  • george daniel
    george daniel Posts: 12,096
    edited April 2009
    Eh,, a date and place is all I need to know,looking forward to it.
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  • shack
    shack Posts: 11,154
    edited April 2009
    I'm there! Let the countdown begin...
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  • VR3
    VR3 Posts: 25,966
    edited April 2009
    Hmmmmm... Polkfest.... in SC or NC -- sounds like a plausible adventure for Sid the Kid! :)
    - Not Tom

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  • Fireman32
    Fireman32 Posts: 4,845
    edited April 2009
    Polkfest an hour away from me that is golden. Troy if you have it in NC let me know I will be happy to help you out with whatever you need.
  • reeltrouble1
    reeltrouble1 Posts: 9,312
    edited April 2009
    You are the best BDT, well, actually TLW is the best, but your a close second and what the hell, any warm port in a storm. Anything you need Bro, well almost anything, not sure what you might of picked up in the rice lands.

    RT1
  • treitz3
    treitz3 Posts: 15,639
    edited April 2009
    Good news Troy. Let me know how I can help.
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  • george daniel
    george daniel Posts: 12,096
    edited April 2009
    Tom,, clean out your pm box,, go to your local post office first.
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  • ohskigod
    ohskigod Posts: 6,494
    edited April 2009
    actually TLW is the best, , any warm port in a storm.
    RT1


    thats like one or 2 words away from being SOOOO inappropriate..LOL ;)
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  • treitz3
    treitz3 Posts: 15,639
    edited April 2009
    The Lovly Wendy. Who else?
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    ~ I have found excellence until I heard an ANK DAC ~

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  • lightman1
    lightman1 Posts: 10,714
    edited April 2009
    treitz3 wrote: »
    The Lovly Wendy. Who else?

    I'd like to buy a vowel, Tom.
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  • treitz3
    treitz3 Posts: 15,639
    edited April 2009
    Damn. Got me there.
    ~ In search of accurate reproduction of music. Real sound is my reference and while perfection may not be attainable? If I chase it, I might just catch excellence. ~

    ~ I have found excellence until I heard an ANK DAC ~

    ~ The best way to enjoy digital music reproduction is to never listen to good analogue reproduction ~

  • lightman1
    lightman1 Posts: 10,714
    edited April 2009
  • nooshinjohn
    nooshinjohn Posts: 23,658
    edited April 2009
    why are these always east coast affairs... could we do something in the midwest one of these days?
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  • disneyjoe7
    disneyjoe7 Posts: 11,435
    edited April 2009
    I think it's due to a heavy members on the east side of America.


    I 50/50% about having a PF in my house one day, that maybe a good thing as I'm near Disney World, Universal Studio, Sea World.

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  • reeltrouble1
    reeltrouble1 Posts: 9,312
    edited April 2009
    cool DJ, just letting everyone know I already pee'd in the pool.

    its on the east coast because that is where the cool members live. Well except for Bear, he's cool and has a ballpeen for any occasion.

    RT1
  • Ricardo
    Ricardo Posts: 10,600
    edited April 2009
    why are these always east coast affairs... could we do something in the midwest one of these days?

    You're not invited anyway.
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  • Jstas
    Jstas Posts: 14,512
    edited April 2009
    They are on the East Coast because lately, aside from some hooligans in Texas and Indiana, the East Coasters are the only ones that step up. If you step up and have a 'fest, you get to say when and where it is, within reason of course.
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  • nooshinjohn
    nooshinjohn Posts: 23,658
    edited April 2009
    I could get a room at the Purdue Memorial Union for one...
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  • reeltrouble1
    reeltrouble1 Posts: 9,312
    edited April 2009
    good idea, I think the new guys should have a fest just for themselves, you could get those little tables and chairs, you know the kiddie ones like at family events, then when you learn the club secret handshake and other stuff we know but never say you will be almost ready for the big table (not the couch though, especially the SDA couch) dont even think of sitting there for a few years and you need some special glasses for that anyway.

    then you might practice giving each other pedicure's and cutting off each others body hair, never know when that might come in handy. also, one lucky newb gets to participate as the piece of fruit in the lemon/lime sumo competition.

    so you have a lot to do, better get cracking as soon as you can.

    RT1
  • Conradicles
    Conradicles Posts: 5,992
    edited June 2009
    How do you folks decide what kind of gear will be at Polkfest? Just curious.
  • treitz3
    treitz3 Posts: 15,639
    edited June 2009
    I'll give you a hint. If you mention Bose? You will not even learn of the location. If you know the location beforehand? The police will escort you out as soon as you arrive and donkey slap you before your arrest for being just plain stupid.

    It really depends on the gear at the host location, the time and interest. That little ol' PM feature works wonders to the host. ;)
    ~ In search of accurate reproduction of music. Real sound is my reference and while perfection may not be attainable? If I chase it, I might just catch excellence. ~

    ~ I have found excellence until I heard an ANK DAC ~

    ~ The best way to enjoy digital music reproduction is to never listen to good analogue reproduction ~

  • reeltrouble1
    reeltrouble1 Posts: 9,312
    edited June 2009
    How do you folks decide what kind of gear will be at Polkfest? Just curious.


    Since Troy is a bit busy, I will answer. The host has the gear, if the host needs or wants something then he sends out the call, generally via pm, there is just no way to have a bunch of gear getting switched in and out, we know from past results that sooner or later something gets ruined, no offense to anyone but just too many polkie hands on things. Troy is a very laid back host, easy going and throws a heck of a shin-dig. Although there is always some high quality stuff to hear its much more about the club and members having fun than a gear comparison type of thing.

    RT1
  • Conradicles
    Conradicles Posts: 5,992
    edited June 2009
    Cool. Thanks for the info.

    I'll bring some Bose cubes in my pocket to try out with some tubes.
  • nooshinjohn
    nooshinjohn Posts: 23,658
    edited June 2009
    Would someone that is able to attend be kind enough to get my crossover covers signed by Mr. Polk for me?
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    In retirement...TriangleArt Reference SE with Walker Precision Motor Drive,

    “Every record has been destroyed or falsified, every book has been rewritten, every picture has been repainted, every statue and street building has been renamed, every date has been altered…History has stopped. Nothing exists except the endless present in which the party is always right” — George Orwell

    “If it moves, tax it. If it keeps moving, regulate it. And if it stops moving, subsidize it.”
  • shack
    shack Posts: 11,154
    edited June 2009
    Would someone that is able to attend be kind enough to get my crossover covers signed by Mr. Polk for me?

    I doubt Mr. Polk will be there. Maybe Al or a couple of the other guys (and maybe even the lovely Monica if we are lucky)...but Matt doesn't get to the "informal" Polk Fests outside MD. But hey...now that he's retired maybe he will decide to show up to one of the "REAL" PFs.

    He is certainly welcome if he would like to come!
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  • brettw22
    brettw22 Posts: 7,621
    edited June 2009
    That's not written in stone Sal.....if they're so inclined to do a HQ tour, they'll do it, but it's not something that should be expected.......PF's started in the realm of members homes.
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  • dorokusai
    dorokusai Posts: 25,531
    edited June 2009
    The dates are really just a coincidence.
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  • brettw22
    brettw22 Posts: 7,621
    edited June 2009
    Yes I was there......I won a set of VM30's and a sub....

    I've been to PF's in 2008, 2006, 2005, and 2004.......My point isn't the frequency that they have happened at HQ........it's that to blanket state that Polk is going to do them every 3 years is wrong......as is expecting that they continue to do them...
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