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Rightyho..

As promised here is a rundown from last Saturday. And what a frantic, sweaty, fun and laughter -packed day it was!

Huge huge thanks to all who braved the heat to join us throughout the day and evening. Firstly a bit of an apology. We really really wanted to keep the doors open throughout the evening. Unfortunately, in order to comply with the terms of its' licence, The Casa had to shut the interior and firedoors whilst live and loud music was on. This meant that the large ceiling fans whilst appreciated, were just pushing warm air about for a lot of the evening!

There was a huge amount of behind the scenes help given, in order to help things run so smoothly. Below is just a brief round-up just to show the sheer extent  of the fabulous people who took part. It may read like a bit of a love-in, but everyone was honestly so helpful, thoughtful and ace in their respective fields, I was so blown way. You made the event happen. In no particular order:

The crew on the day  who provided sterling work in the face of boiling weather included Simon and Sara our stalwart door bods, Nat, Steven and George who put in lots of hard working hours helping with backstage, setting up and packing down. Mention must also go here to those who volunteered assistance that in the end wasn't needed. Many thanks for the offer of help, much appreciated guys! Top work to those who took part in the fashion spots, especially wearing sometimes heavy clothes in that weather. You all looked stunning :) To all those who contributed time and energy into putting together the stands, stalls and signings. To Storm, Anne, Dom, Emma, Debs, Marie, Leona, Jane and all their helpers, photographers and models go mucho kudos. Everything and everyone looked so amazing, how you all managed to look so composed, calm and fabulous i'll never know! There were fantastic tunes from some top notch DJs including Andy/DJ Grimly Fiendish from Blackpools' Misery of Sound, Geoff/DJ Echo from the Wendyhouse in Leeds, Bryan/DJ Ghost and DJ Marie from The Charnel House in Newcastle Upon Tyne, and of course from our very own Midian star DJ Simon/DJ Psychomagnet. You all had peeps dancing, even through the heat! To help us round the day off in style we had onstage electro antics from Adfinem, who returned to the live stage in style, Miss 616 who was stunning and fantabulous in equal measure, and who managed to wrangle in a very willing co-participant in the form of  Dom for a storming version of 'Endgame', and Uninvited Guest, who were just so so spot on and such stars in all respects. Thanks also must go to the management bods and merch guys who helped with the bands. Extra thanks here must go to Alix, whose assistance with the sound, and work alongside Jason we really couldn't have done without. Thank you sweeties, you all rock, and if i've forgotten anyone, it's because this ol' bastard has a wonky brain, and not because we don't love you :D

Thanks also to Adfinem and Attrition who provided us with the CDs we gave out to the first people through the doors. They were very greatly recieved. Cheers!

We will shortly have the total of pennies raised towards helping the creation of The National Bat Centre at Flaybrick Memorial Gardens. They were recieved with many thanks by John Moffat, as the representative of the charity. Anyone who would still like to contribute in any way is urged to check out their link below.. it's a very kewl venture, that's well worth supporting.

There were lots of photos taken throughout the day, but unfortunately my camera kept seizing up in the heat a lot of the time :( However, I did see some great shots of all that was going on, including some backstage antics with a porno pepper mill and some bananas!!! If anyone, including press etc has pictures they'd like to share with us, i'd really love to see them. If we can put them on our website (with full credits and linkages), we'd love it even more. Please send any you feel we'd like to see to the addy below.

We'd also love to see any and all feedback and reviews of the day, including any advance advertising so if anyone sees any, we'd really appreciate a heads up and/or clippings :)

We were extremely happy (and not to mention knackered) at the end to have put on such a well-received event. Above all we couldn't have done it without the support of all those who came along. Seeing happy faces and dancing bods throughout the day was the biggest buzz.

The biggest thanks of course remains for my beautiful and talented better half, Jason, without whose help, assistance and patience this wouldn't have happened. *mwah* sweety.

Cheers all!!
carrion
Next Midian is on Saturday 26th August back at our new/old venue Hex, Birkenhead

sistercarrion[at]midian[dot]org[dot]uk

Please if you enjoyed this event, check out some of the fab bods who were involved:

http://midian.org.uk
http://launch.groups.yahoo.com/group/Midiangothic/
http://community.livejournal.com/midiangothic/
http://www.myspace.com/sistercarrion
http://www.flaybrick.com

http://www.uninvitedmusic.com/
http://www.miss616.com/
http://www.myspace.com/adfinemuk

http://www.annesudworth.co.uk/
http://www.stormconstantine.com/
http://www.domphotography.com/

http://www.foreverinblack.com/
http://www.alienskin.co.uk/
http://www.heresyclothing.com
http://www.altfashion.co.uk/
http://www.shamelessoriginals.co.uk/

http://www.mutate.info/echo.htm
http://www.myspace.com/miseryofsound
http://www.thecharnelhouse.com/






sistercarrion: (Carrion)
Here's how the line up is currently shaping up for our fab all day Midian eXtra event on Saturday July 29th 2006. Held at our new venue, the Casa on Hope Street, Liverpool, we hope to bring you some of the best in dark alternative culture this country has to offer.

Live on stage:

Uninvited Guest
Fresh from their storming set at this years' Beyond the Veil, these guys are on the brink of something big. Be there, up close and personal while you still can! These guys will be helping us to round our event off by headlining the evenings dark entertainment.

Miss 616
The twisted mistress, vocalist and fighting force behind the mighty 616 Abortions, steps forward to treat us with a rare solo outing. New solo songs, covers and even some 616 Abortions tunes. You won't want to miss this!

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Plus very special guest appearances from:

Anne Sudworth
The internationally renowned goth artist joins us with a display of some of her fantastic work. She'll be available for signings throughout the day. There'll also be the opportunity to purchase some of her prints, cards and books on her stall.

Storm Constantine
The acclaimed dark fantasy author and publisher joins us for signings throughout the day. There will also be the opportunity to purchase her books, and others at the Immanion Press stand.

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We also have fashion shows throughout the day from the fabulous:
Heresy Clothing

Who will also be providing the best in dark alternative clothing on their stall.

Music during the day, between and after bands from DJs Grimly Fiendish (Misery Of Sound, Cabal), Psychomagnet (Midian) and sistercarrion (Midian, After Dark, Carrion Screaming)
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Plus there's more more more in the pipeline to still be confirmed.. wheee!!
Stay tuned kiddywinks
carrion
http://www.midian.org.uk
http://community.livejournal.com/midiangothic/
http://launch.groups.yahoo.com/group/Midiangothic/

Midian eXtra @ the Casa, Hope Street, Liverpool
3pm-2am
£6 entry (gives you entry to all events)
Full bar in the main room. Hot and cold food available from the front bar area throughout the day.




sistercarrion: (Cartoon crow)
Barring any other commitments that I've forgotten about (which at the moment with my head in a whirl, is entirely possible) I should be guesting again up at the fabulous Dark-cide in their new venue on 13th May. The very lovely Miss 616 has requested my attendance yet again ;P

So, if anyone is headed up that way, it'd be great to see some familiar faces :D

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