Weirdly enough I havent had a weekend as good as this one in ages. Sorry if it has no importance to anyone, or doesnt interest anyone, but to all who were involved they will equally admit it was a dope time. I apologize for the lack of decent photos, a lot of them are random shots on my pentax scanned on my shitty scanner, or they have been taken by randoms just picking up my camera. Anyway to start it off, it was my girlfriends birthday weekend. So the plan for me was to head up friday and stay till tuesday, with a bbq and party shindig on the saturday and then a family meal on the monday. I packed up all my stuff to head over friday, which was a slog in itself, I had the job of carrying up all my clothes, my camera stuff, a canvas, some snacks, and the speakers for the party. Lugging these around was the most un fun thing I have done in a while. But I man'd up and onwards I went. I was on a few trains missioning it to her house, I was to lazy to que for the large baggage barriers so I just squeezed through the normal ones which left me stuck in a few. I found it hilarious as it pissed off every cunt trying to rush through. Anyway to cut that boring story short I arrived and had a good sit down to relax my arms as they felt as if they were gonna fall off. Friday night was really a relaxing evening, with MustB turning up later on in the evening. All we did that night was have a blaze, watch City of Paranoia, and play some GTA, which to me is still time well spent.
We had a pretty good sleep that night, but we had to wake up early to get everything setup, it was only a gazebo, some chairs, get the bbq's out and mow the lawn. Some how I got set the job of mowing the lawn, which to be fair is actually a nice job when your in the sun. I was also appointed the chef for the breakfast which was going well until I couldnt get away from her nieces. So I flopped a bit on finishing the cooking, but the main portion was done, well I had started it! We ate and had to pop cost-co to get some supplies for the day. I was soon tempted by the booze section. A few minutes later we had a 1L bottle of Courvoisier in our grasps. Back at her house, we poured
ourselves some yak and awaited the first people to arrive. First person to arrive was an old crew member from the FMS, known as Soar or Bora. Was nice to see him again, he has recently moved back down to London after finishing his Uni course. More people turned up through out the evening. It was a crazy mix of people, graff heads, explorers, college friends and the car lot. Its quite astonishing when you get a bunch of random people together from all different places and communities but they all get along. I think thats the first sign of knowing you are surrounded by a good set of people.
|A few people...|
|I love children.|
The whole day just consisted of eating bbq food, chatting rubbish, drinking and having a good smoke up. Which as I have said might seem boring to a few people but it was a proper chill out. There was some funny moments when I got a phone call from Patch asking if he can have a shower when he arrives. He had been a naughty boy the night before and had just walked out of a police station, which to me is classic! I can see why he wanted a shower, he was covered in Fail Rail dust and dirt. He explained his story to us all, and it was a funny one, involving videos which will probably be uploaded very soon for all of your viewing needs. Also trust me in saying it will be one of the funniest UE videos in a while. The evening went on and it ended up moving closer to the cabin house for warmth, and for the fact there was Sega Megadrive games and GTA being played again.
|Even more badmanurisms....|
The night drew to a close and we all pretty much flopped into bed. All of us apart from one who bombed something silly, which well, kept him up all night! We awoke to a very very fresh day. Probably one of the best all year so we realized we couldnt waste it. I was supposed to be going on a picnic with the misses, yet a couple of people had an idea of going painting at South Tottenham. Which well, seemed like a decent proper plan to both of us. We quickly decided a paint and a picnic was the winner of the two ideas. So we all got ready, had a quick clean up, big ups to Yaz for cleaning nearly everything up in the morning before we had even woken up. That deserves a mega high five, so thanks! So in we jumped to some cars and we sped off to Chrome and Black to grab a few cans of paint to do some simple things. We quickly jumped out, grabbed a few cans each, we decided on white fills, with purple outlines. Easy enough and only meant we needed 3-4 cans each. On the way someone said lets stop by Mr Siologens, we knocked and had no answer, so we carried on to grabbing some food and disposable bbq's. Straight after grabbing more supplies we headed to the wall in the back of the Markfields Project.
|We were amazed by this little speaker. Thanks scott!|
We finally arrived at the wall, and my word was a good sit down needed. I swear it was the hottest day I have ever experienced in London. To add to the struggle I was carrying the cool box filled with meat, drink, ice and now ice lollies. Plus my paint and everything else in my rucksack. Anyway a sit down in the shade, a quick zoot and a few drinks and I was nearly ready for a paint.
|Mountain Dew and Strongbow, chillin!|
I do apoligize for my attire, no top and a dodgy t-shirt made into a headscarf. But more so I apologize for the shorts rolled up into hotpants. It looked stupid but fuck me was is a millions times nicer than wearing them normally. This is how it looks when standing up, even more ridiculous, but I rocked it hard.
|Rocking the Hipster Look|
We had a fat chilled paint session. We spoke to a load of the blokes repairing the wall who ride. They had some mad motivation, they were doing hard laboring, for no wages, in the hottest weather known to any englishmen, and it was just for the love of riding the little park that had been made. I was last down at this wall painting about 5-6 years ago, and they had only done a few tiny sections. To see it now it looks amazing, so props to the guys who have slaved away at creating it! I havent really got that much to say about the actual painting of the pieces as well, we just painted them. So you can just have some actions and some photos of the quick pieces painted.
|Okae by Bora FMS|
|Muff FMS (Muffin) Haxo MPS and Site FMS|
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Anyway we finished our paint session and Urban Fox turned up, but to be fair we were all pretty ruined. I wanted to jump in the dirty aids canal just behind the wall but Patch had been scouting on his iPhone and there were some big reservoirs just over the canal. The only way to cross this was to climb onto the disused railway bridge and bop across that to the reservoir. So after waiting for a semi clear time, we all bopped up and stashed all the stuff we wouldnt need to take like the cool box, I mean fuck was I lugging that thing around. We had families and their children all staring at us, but no one seemed to say a thing. I think the warm, sunny weather just puts people into good moods.
|Prawn Cracker Canal Munch Up|
|Badman Bridge UE|
We crossed over the bridge and jumped down, dodging some old raggo motorbike which had been dumped. Straight away a large hole in the fence was spotted so in we went. We had to proper trek through brambles and stinging nettles. This was more of a mission than half of the exploring stuff posted on forums. All we could think of was what the reservoir was going to be like. We half expected some form of security I think, but we finally stumbled out of the bushes, all itching like mad, and scratched beyond belief from the brambles. But we all simultaneously ran up the bank to behold the freshest looking reservoir, which looked even better considering the heat. We took a quick wander around until we found a suitable place to sit down, take clothes off and go for a relaxing swim. We all stripped down and got to the waters edge, but my word the water was cold. All of us were to pussy to be the first to just jump in and brave the cold, but Lucy being a G was the first. We all followed like loosers though. It has to be one of the most refreshing feelings going though. We forgot about how dirty the water kind of looked, and just had a good swim. It didnt last to long as we were all tired and very unfit, but we cooled off and did what we set out to do.
|Fucked up Double Exposure|
We all ended up snapping a quick group shot just before hopping out and getting dry in the sun real quick. We headed off back to our nifty stash point on the bridge. None of us could be arsed to go back the way we came so we headed out on the main road to the front gate. We ended up walking past some fishing hut by a car park. I think people must pay here to fish in the other reservoirs. Here is when we all spotted the funniest poster going, it said that the reservoirs or some of the lakes contain killer shrimp. It made us all think would we of gone swimming knowing they were in there? Either way we joked about it and walked back to grab all out bits and bobs. I think 2 of the funniest things I had witnessed for years happened while we were back at the bridge. Patch decided taking a pooh on the bridge would be hilarious, so we all stared on as his poop plonked into the canal below. I cant explain how immature but funny this moment was. But it was an all time classic seeing pooh drop for 10ft before hitting water. The next thing to occur was a pretzel being thrown, but it was how the pretzel landed on a swans back. Now it doesnt sound very funny, but when you see a swan spazz out and go mental for 30 minutes just because it has a pretzl on its back, it makes it pretty damn hilarious. We have no videos or even a photo of this happening. But all I can say is a certain someone has 1Million cool points.
|Patch Haxo Site Zero Muff UrbanFox|