subgroup and mission: bootlegs and marathons
Actually, I was trying to start a sub-group, but the link brings me to a page that says "sub-groups" and nothing else.
So... here's my idea, see if you think it's sub-group material.
Beatles: bootlegs and marathons
the idea is that members of this group would commit to tangible Beatles connections during their travels.
They would do this by either sharing* bootlegs or rare recordings or documents (in my case, it's foreign records and books) or by joining in on marathons. In the former, the host and/or the guest would make an effort to share with their recordings and paraphernalia with each other. In the latter, the marathon-theme, those involved would agree to spend a significant amount of time listening and/or singing Beatles songs.
In my case, it's singing: I have a few friends with whom I have literally spent hours in cars, buses, trains and in the home, singing non-stop. (some game rules: when one person finishes a song, the other has to be ready with a new one, no pausing, no repeating; or, when the one begins a song (or play guitar), the other has to guess it immediately; with larger groups: everyone has to join in and sing, if they don't know the song, they lose a turn/point; if the initiating singer doesn't know the words (or chords), they lose a point, etc., etc.) We do this when there's no record player around, obviously, but it's WICKED FUN!
Which brings me to the next point: obviously, with only 30-odd members, we have to pan out. I promise to spread the word among my own friends and Beatles fan clubs. I will also, and encourage the other sub-group (or main group) members, to contact other online groups, Craig's Lists postings, summits and large meetings and friends that have anything to do with the Beatles, to join Couchsurfing as a way to connect on a large scale.
In turn, this will add to the mission of Couchsurfing as a whole. We will be encouraging cross-cultural Beatles-themed traveling that does not hinge on traditional tourism. We could also pledge to take CSers to local places connected to the Beatles somehow.
Finally, it's the role of the Beatles' group CS member to spread the joy of Beatles WHEREEVER they go. I did it this weekend by singing to an innocent, unassuming, 23-yr old Turk:)
*sharing being the operative word: it can mean simply listening to the recording together with their new friend, then we're not responsible for unauthorised copying.
i would show the DVD "The Beatles in Portland" and take my fellow CSer around Portland to see those places...
what do you think?
hello, just out of curiosity, what did the beatles do in Portland? (appart from touring)
I have yet to watch the video. I have a whole stack now from a death in the family. Will report to you all as it progresses (the Beatles DVDs, not deaths in the family)