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Post by spencerclarke on Fri 14 Jun 2013, 8:34 am

Morning all, 

Been meaning to write something all week but I have been struggling with recovery.

Last weekend I went to the keswick beer festival for the third year running. What a brilliant time we had yet again. We always try to get over early to do something in the way of exercise before the drinking begins. In the past we have walked up scarfell pike, skidaw and gone kayaking. 

This year we decided to go up helvellyn. We went from the thirlmere side rather than glenriding. Shorter distance but obviously steeper.  The first hour was painful. But the views from the top were stunning. Especially overlooking striding edge. Id definitely recommend that.

The festival doesnt start til the friday so we just went into town on the thursday night. There was already a buzz so as the many beers flowed we got chatting to plenty of locals and others that had come to town for the festival before ending up in the club - the loft. Always a bad idea in keswick but you are always drawn to it when drunk.

Friday morning a few of us took a spin round the lake in a mates boat. Not the best idea for my brother who was heavily hungover. :-)

That afternoon we went to the festival and had a brilliant time.  The beers were horrendous as always at that time of thing but hey blew your head off. The company of our group and the lasses in fancy dress as grannies was fantastic and the bands headlined superbly  by the moobs was amazing. Great cover bands. Again the loft came calling and so did the laughs.

The following day we went on the booze at 11 having just got in at four. This time however it was fancy dress. We were all animal based and heading to the fest from different parts of town so you can imagine the comments.

As the temps were in the early twenties I was baked in my animal onsie! But I have never laughed so much in all my life. I thought I was going to have a hernia. I got chatting to loads of people and just had a brilliant time. A few of us were down the front again on the evening for the bands.

Gutted its over for another year but I can recommend it to anyone. Planning next years costumes already.

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Post by Fists of Fury on Mon 17 Jun 2013, 11:59 am

Sounds wonderful, Spencer. Love a good beer festival. Might have to consider that one in future..

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Post by spencerclarke on Mon 17 Jun 2013, 1:29 pm

It really is Fists.  Such a lovely atmosphere. Everyone gets on with one another, the surroundings are stunning and the bands are always top notch.  I'll let you know when tickets go on sale............ after I've secured mine of course!

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Post by Fists of Fury on Mon 17 Jun 2013, 3:56 pm

Ha! Thanks mate.

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Post by Galted on Mon 17 Jun 2013, 6:20 pm

I'm having a beer festival all on my own at the moment.  The Keswick beer festival sounds great but the B'stard Monday Preparing For Tuesday And Watching A Bit Of Cricket Beer Festival isn't too shabby either.
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Post by spencerclarke on Sun 08 Dec 2013, 11:37 pm

Fists, keswick tickets are on sale for next year mate. Got mine. Counting down already

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Post by Fists of Fury on Mon 09 Dec 2013, 9:17 am

Brilliant, thanks mate. I'll take a look.

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