2010 - 2020 ...the Slam is 10 years old !

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Did all 4 Slams. Good Times 😄😄😄

Remember the one year that I had to move the van as I was blocking the exit bit. Drove out and thought to do a lap of the Charmadean to find a space. Got held up by a time travelling DeLorean driving like a slug. What's the chances of that? Then it stopped and TV's Will Barber got out. Honest 😁
 
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I remember the Delorian out the front of the Charmandean, with a mad prof and BTTF table..... Brilliant stuff!
Well Will liked it so much he has ended up owning it

Love having a spin round Brighton in it


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Wow lovely to see all these comments about the Slam ❤️ Really was a fun time and the most disorganised/ organised show I think ever 😂
Completely blagged the entire thing .
@Poibug I gave that pic of the famous layout somewhere .
There is always talk about returning the show for one last time , it gets close the motivation gets going and then it fizzles again.
There was flyers made up for this year and calls had been made to many hitters to see if everyone was up for mucking in and the overall feeling was that it was a good idea.

I found a new venue the other week and have been in talks with the owners the costs came back right , I guess now it’s down to everyone else if it goes any further.

or maybe it’s best left to memories, as @Sgt GrizZ said it’s one of those “ if you were there you were there “type thing .

Great memories and thousands and thousands raised for charity 😍

long live the slam 🤘🏼
 
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Wow lovely to see all these comments about the Slam Really was a fun time and the most disorganised/ organised show I think ever
Completely blagged the entire thing .
@Poibug I gave that pic of the famous layout somewhere .
There is always talk about returning the show for one last time , it gets close the motivation gets going and then it fizzles again.
There was flyers made up for this year and calls had been made to many hitters to see if everyone was up for mucking in and the overall feeling was that it was a good idea.

I found a new venue the other week and have been in talks with the owners the costs came back right , I guess now it’s down to everyone else if it goes any further.

or maybe it’s best left to memories, as @Sgt GrizZ said it’s one of those “ if you were there you were there “type thing .

Great memories and thousands and thousands raised for charity

long live the slam

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The last one was my first pin event which I bought the shadow to which decided to break on the way and ended up propping a door open all w/e lol. Was great fun tho
 
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all i seem to remember is someone managed to take part of a wall out when moving pins about. That's bad enough. The fact they didn't own up and offer to put it right put didnt help :(
It was the only minor blip in 4 years of shows at the Charmandean - they were always great, left us to it really. They loved us - they sold more beer those weekends then any other event they ran. The first show they got caught out and had to call in extra bar staff

To be honest the wall damage looked worse than it was, just bit plaster smacked off the corner - which was easily patched up. Sh*t happens

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So in 2017 we dropped a little teaser video.

After a typical late night Slam Crew meet / p*ss up :D we had come up with booze fuelled ideas for a comeback show in 2018 ....... specifically Halloween 2018 ! We had tried to make each Slam feel a bit different, adding different elements, changing the setups, added more video games over the years , have a little bit of a theme running ....like the BTTF fun in 2014.

So we figured lets go all out and have a Halloween comeback Slam..... we would gather all the monster , horror and sci fi themed games we could lay our hands on, invite people to fancy dress, late night Halloween party, there was talk of a band, Monster competitions etc

But the centre piece would be a Stranger Things inspired arcade area :cool::D We were massive Things fans and this just seemed perfect. Had so many ideas for the lighting, dressing it up 80s style etc. It would have been beautiful !

The only problem was .......south coast slack kicked in and we just couldn't quite get it together to make it happen :rofl:

Oh well - so anyway that's what all you all missed . Just picture it in your heads and pretend you went ..... I hope you enjoyed it :cool:

I've been digging out a load of old Slam photos and stuff - I might throw some more up on here soon. For prosperity and a good laugh at how people have aged in a decade :p