June 13th, 2006

BFS Lion

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I think I've probably left it too late to justice to this year's Beltane, except to say that it all seemed to go incredibly smooothly in the run-up, mainly 'cos I'd delegated almost everything that looked remotely like work (officially, there were two of us - myself and purplerabbits running torchies, but there was also the torchie side of the Nightwatch "tinc" mailing list (Amy, Sara [WANOLJ], zotz), who did tons of stuff as well - the whole Neidfire thing, sorting tabards and bags, the fundraising club, etc, etc.)

I think, though, the most amazing session we had was when about twenty people made more than three hundred torchballs in a few hours on Easter Sunday afternoon (again, we'd more balls than we needed by about two or three each. This mightn't have been the case if the weather had been less clement, or if we'd double-shotted the torches more often, but whoever's running torchies next year would be well-advised to take my recommendations on ball numbers with a pinch of salt (copper, maybe?) as I seem to have a tendency to overestimate).

Also, the venue we used for getting ready in was pretty darn' good: it really helped having tea, coffee and sarnies (plus a swift half of wheatbeer) and plenty of time to get ready to head up the Hill.

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