Northern Lights 2008

#1
So far it's still on this year, as long as it doesn't get cancelled at the last minute again?

So what's everyone's predictions for this year? Who will win the sports? Mill skills? Dancing? Pipes and drums? Who will win overall?

More importantly who will cop with whom on Sat night?

Glasgow of course will sweep the board.

Who is actually hosting it this year?
 
#2
Aberdeen are hosting. Generally, from looking at events, the hosts usually win (apart from Gayforth, 'cos, they're well, Gayforth). So, it'll be Aberdeen. I'm really looking forward to it, "if you can't pull at Northern Lights, there's something wrong with you".
 
#4
And guess what when Tayforth organised it in 2006 they won as well so much for the previous comments. They did not win Northern Lights this year but they did manage to compete in the competition and also enter Utopian Vagabond on the same weekend and won that! The only Scottish OTC to enter and compete with 11 other OTCs so that is not too bad.
 
#5
Ah yes, but they also spent time practicing the assault course and were in the mess for about five minutes...
 
#6
deejay075 said:
And guess what when Tayforth organised it in 2006 they won as well so much for the previous comments. They did not win Northern Lights this year but they did manage to compete in the competition and also enter Utopian Vagabond on the same weekend and won that! The only Scottish OTC to enter and compete with 11 other OTCs so that is not too bad.
yes but utopian vagabond is that cavalry pish isnt it?
cavalry is for gays. 'nuf said.
 
#7
Irish_Cream said:
deejay075 said:
And guess what when Tayforth organised it in 2006 they won as well so much for the previous comments. They did not win Northern Lights this year but they did manage to compete in the competition and also enter Utopian Vagabond on the same weekend and won that! The only Scottish OTC to enter and compete with 11 other OTCs so that is not too bad.
yes but utopian vagabond is that cavalry pish isnt it?
cavalry is for gays. 'nuf said.
Don't you mean artillery is for gays? :p
 
#8
theprior said:
Ah yes, but they also spent time practicing the assault course and were in the mess for about five minutes...
If that is true then it is a very different Tayforth to the one I frequented in the early nineties. You all need to Man up, nothing wrong with throwing up on the assault course! :p

Jimima
 
#9
I had to leave early and missed the so called piss up. I hear Queens were a complete bunch of nobs.

Well done to Aberdeen for completely fixing the whole competition

and well done to GLASGOW who wiped the floor with everyone in the tug-o-war
 
#10
Pretty disgusted at Aberdeen fixing just about every 'competition' this year either by changing the rules after an event and the scores were known to make sure they won or by giving huge penalties to any OTC with a chance of winning. The only reason the tug-o-war wasn't fixed is because Glasgow absolutely demolished them, although I'm sure they tried. At least they knew how to behave in the mess, unlike some :roll:

Well done to all involved in the piping and drumming though, the only fair competition for the whole weekend. Some quality playing all round.
 
#11
Well i dont really care what anybody else thought of the pi55 up, i had a gleaming night however I was one of the "knobs."

what the fryar tuck was with having command tasks after the sports? sports are sports, we were at warcop not westbury, right?
 
#12
must admit the command tasks were a real pain in the arrse. Half my footie team were playing on the hockey team as well, so ended up just grabbing whoever was available at the time. If they were gonna do this they could have given us some notice
 
#13
Mondosteel said:
Irish_Cream said:
deejay075 said:
And guess what when Tayforth organised it in 2006 they won as well so much for the previous comments. They did not win Northern Lights this year but they did manage to compete in the competition and also enter Utopian Vagabond on the same weekend and won that! The only Scottish OTC to enter and compete with 11 other OTCs so that is not too bad.
yes but utopian vagabond is that cavalry pish isnt it?
cavalry is for gays. 'nuf said.
Don't you mean artillery is for gays? :p
no, son, i dont.
 
#14
gun-bunny said:
I had to leave early and missed the so called urine up. I hear Queens were a complete bunch of nobs.

Since u left early m8, can u really comment on how QUEENS acted...?
Since we took up most of the mess, does that mean that the other otc's acted like nobs? Suppose they all felt left out... if ur nt QUEENS, who r u!?
Get her bucked!
 
#15
well going by that attitude mate, seems they were right. Queen's are a bunch of nobs. If you read my post properly it says "i HEAR Queens were a bunch of nobs". In other words,other members of my OTC who were there told me about your charming sectarian songs and how you didn't want to socialise with any of the other OTCs. So in answer to your question, yes i can comment.

As for your post - "since we took up most of the mess, does that mean the other otc's acted like nobs?" Now correct me if i'm wrong, but that doesn't even make sense.

And no i'm not from Queens, if you bothered to read the rest of this thread you know which OTC i'm from.
 
#16
gun-bunny said:
well going by that attitude mate, seems they were right. Queen's are a bunch of nobs. If you read my post properly it says "i HEAR Queens were a bunch of nobs". In other words,other members of my OTC who were there told me about your charming sectarian songs and how you didn't want to socialise with any of the other OTCs. So in answer to your question, yes i can comment.

As for your post - "since we took up most of the mess, does that mean the other otc's acted like nobs?" Now correct me if i'm wrong, but that doesn't even make sense.

And no i'm not from Queens, if you bothered to read the rest of this thread you know which OTC i'm from.
Right thought it was time to add somethings to this. Im pretty sure you will know who this is gun bunny, but some of what you are saying is balls some is partily true and I will quite happily explain in further detail why when I see you next!

First of all these sectarian songs that you have been told about.... so is"We are not Brazil, we are Northern Ireland" a sectarian song? Emm NO you have been misinformed. It is a light hearted song sung by Northern Ireland fans (infact one of my favourite songs) acknowledging the fact that we arn't that great a football team.

Second of all Queens are not all a "bunch of nobs", yes a few of them maybe were but we in GSUOTC have are "knobs" as well. I met quite a few decent Queens lads.

The one major gripe I have about Queens is that they didnt really try to socialise with the rest of the OTC's instead decided to chant "who are ya" at anyone entering that part of the mess! Maybe someone from Queens will agree with me on some of these points
 
#17
Personally I felt the mess actually livened up once Queens arrived. Met some sound blokes, had a lot of good banter with them. And you may want to take note that Queens only started chanting once the pipers played 'The Flower of Scotland' - as the only non-Scottish OTC there it would be silly of them not to sing such a song.
 
#18
people people people

now while its all very natural to gang up on our fellow celts from across the water, what we should focus on is ostracising the english OTC which attends Northern Lights - Edinburgh!! haha!
 
#19
I am glad to see that as a former 'Queen's' man that the gripes from our Scottish neighbours haven't changed much in ten years.

Glad to see that you took so much notice of Queen's and that they managed to ruin your party. Is that why you left?

Every year we went it seemed that most of those there already had a warped view of Queen's prior to the event, and like some have already said... Did you actually take the time out to speak to them or make them feel welcome? I sadly think not.

And as for isolating... glad to see the bag-pipes came out again...

Hopefully next year the QUOTC flute band will make an appearance. (JOKE)

Get a sense of realism and figure out what secterianism is. Your perception seems based entirely upon what you have watched on the news at 10. It's a big word, and I guess you just like using them...

And as far as I am aware it wasn't QUOTC who got caught with photographs of cadets with weapons and wearing balaclavas...

Nobody likes us but we don't care...

Your's Aye,
TY
 
#20
Gremlin0790 said:
Personally I felt the mess actually livened up once Queens arrived. Met some sound blokes, had a lot of good banter with them. And you may want to take note that Queens only started chanting once the pipers played 'The Flower of Scotland' - as the only non-Scottish OTC there it would be silly of them not to sing such a song.
The "Who are ya" chants I was talking about were in the other room before everyone went into the room with the bar and the pipers. It was just a bit rude nothing that annoyed me that much.

Agree with everything else you said :thumleft: When everyone including Queens went into the main room it did liven up with the mess games and all that, and I had really good night! And yes as a Northern Irish man in a Scottish OTC I fully understand the need to a bit of Norn Irishness to the mix, i felt oblidged to join in with "We are not Brazil" :bounce:

Penters
 
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