1. avatar shark_pool
    Just wondering if anyone out there would be up for organising a Ladyfest Belfast?

    [i:6f4c1908cd]For those not in the loop about the global phenonimon that is Ladyfest check out...[/i:6f4c1908cd]
    [url]http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ladyfest[/url]
  2. avatar thebatgranny
    Sexist.
  3. avatar flackmeister
    I was actually thinking about this very thing this morning, its the one thing you hear again and again, never enough female artists on the bill...

    I'm not a lady but I'd be happy to help if I could!
  4. avatar Sansie
    Yeh I think its a great idea, and cant believe it hasnt happened already!

    I know a few female promoters who could also make it happen, it someone else was willing to get it started.

    I'd also be very up for playing it

    www.myspace.com/wearenakatomitowers

    J
  5. avatar shark_pool
    Yeah, i know i've seen so many Ladyfest sites on myspace over the last few years. Then this week someone mentioned, on a group i run, what a good idea it would be to start one in Belfast.

    So this my attempt to get the ball rolling.

    I'll put the word out on a few social networking sites and see if Ladyfest Belfast amounts to anything.

    Fingers crossed.
  6. avatar Dirty Stevie Grizz
    Link to The Great Ladyfest Thread Of 2004 please! :lol:
  7. avatar T Entertainment
    What, this one?

    http://fastfude.org/topic.php?id=1728
  8. avatar shark_pool
    Let's not go down that tired old avenue and keep this thread on track.
  9. avatar feline1
    It's every man's right to be a woman!

    [img:a9ae457eca]http://www.pythonline.com/files/pythonline/images/LORETTA.preview.png[/img:a9ae457eca]
  10. avatar shark_pool
    Ok i've started up a couple of sites on
    [url]http://www.myspace.com/ladyfest_belfast[/url]
    [url]http://www.bebo.com/ladyfestbelfast[/url]
    and a wee group on Facebook too. So if anyone wants to contact me there that would be great!
    Thanks to everyone who already been in touch, I've already had a number of bands, promoters and websites offering their services. :D
  11. avatar Bones
    i hate women.. because i am ginger
  12. avatar shark_pool
    OK, Ladyfest Belfast is now up and running! :-D

    We're looking for all-girl bands, performers, artists, filmmakers, photgraphers, women willing to run workshops, whatever!

    Not familiar with the Ladyfest concept?

    [url]http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ladyfest[/url]
  13. avatar feline1
    [quote:c862a6ad19="shark_pool"]OK, Ladyfest Belfast is now up and running! :-D

    We're looking for all-girl bands, performers, artists, filmmakers, photgraphers, women willing to run workshops, whatever!

    Not familiar with the Ladyfest concept?

    [url]http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ladyfest[/url][/quote:c862a6ad19]


    you're denying bands, performers, artists, filmmakers, photographers and men the right to participate solely because of their GENDER?!?!
    Don't you realise that's illegal under EU directives!?!
    WHAT ABOUT OUR HUMAN RIGHTS!!!!!!
    See you in Strasbourg! (etc etc) :lol:
  14. avatar Frusky
    [quote:7838a17cc8="feline1"]


    you're denying bands, performers, artists, filmmakers, photographers and men the right to participate solely because of their GENDER?!?!
    [/quote:7838a17cc8]

    yes, of course.

    but men are allowed to watch :-D :-D :-D yeooo

    i know ill be there 8)
  15. avatar Sir Bob Gelding
    Yes sometimes my lyrics are sexist but all you lovely bitches and hos should know I'm trying to correct this...
  16. avatar richpause
    yeah its definitely about time belfast had a LadyFest. I know alot of females who have thought about this for a long time and it would be a great thing.

    i performed at the LadyFest Berlin in 2007 and being a guy [yes a male] the festival itself was quite an experience and eye opener. i say this because those fraulines we're pretty unnecessarily to the extreme.

    my only recommendation is, just remember that Feminism is ultimately about EQUALITY between women AND men... [unless you live by SCUM manifesto and then i shall choose happily to walk away from this because i'm just a guy and will be in the wrong whatever i say.. although i could just wear a wig and pretend if that works? ]
    :-)
  17. avatar rinky
    [quote:a9bda60095="richpause"]i performed at the LadyFest Berlin in 2007 and being a guy [yes a male] the festival itself was quite an experience and eye opener. i say this because those fraulines we're pretty unnecessarily to the extreme.
    [/quote:a9bda60095]

    The one were [url=http://www.thumped.com/bbs/showthread.php?t=53881&highlight=ladyfest+queen+kong]this shitstorm[/url] went down? Unnecessarily extreme indeed.
  18. avatar T Entertainment
    That is just amazing, I love the guy's account!
    Please, please, please have a Ladyfest in Belfast where that happens. And a knitting circle where people with needles are stabbed in the eyes for binding wool with phallic objects...

    "Queen Kong's first Berlin gig descended into chaos when the plug was pulled when guitarist David Murphy took off his top and refused to put it back on.
    The morning after their electrifying headline slot,I met up with him in Kreuzberg for a croissant to discuss the events. Here is his account:

    " Every festival has its "brown acid" moment and for this one it was the flyer distributed the previous night declaring that "macho behaviour" would not be tolerated.
    Obviously the organisers considered a Marshall half stack to be "macho" as the one they provided produced a decidedly neutered guitar sound for every band that played through it.
    When it came our turn to play,we were all lathered up and ready to go nuts,but when I switched on the aforementioned Marshall...nothing. It had finally given up the ghost and died.Fortunately this didn't happen during the gig,and we were able to put off our performance for an hour while we tried to find a replacement.
    Thankfully Tom came to the rescue with his Vox practise amp, and the gig was saved,at least temporarily.
    Finally we could begin our gig,and we all came out swinging.At the end of our first song I broke my guitar strap from swinging overhead too much and had to ducttape it back together.
    A couple of songs later I was completely drenched with sweat so I took off my tshirt to cool down,not a regular occurance at our gigs,but not unheard of either.
    After this I was told to put my top on as it was making some people uncomfortable.
    I appealed to the crowd and asked if it was ok if I left my top off for comfort reasons.After the resounding "yes", we played another couple of songs,then a bra was thrown to my and I was told to wear it.Thinking it was a joke, I went back to the mike,held up the bra and said "Where's the Lighter".This got some "OOOHs",but then the same person said they were serious,I had to wear it..
    Again,I ignored this ludicrous request and continued playing.
    when we got to our penultimate song,a cover of GG Allins "Don't Talk To Me",the same person asked to speak to me.
    I told her she could speak in to the mike,as we have no secrets between us and our friends .They said they didn't want to speak in to the mike,but I persisted,saying "Ah you do" mrs. doyle style.
    Then the crimson mist descended,they screamed"don't tell me what to do,this show is over!".
    They rushed the mixer,and turned the sound off.
    This was followed by about 20 minutes of 20 minutes of speeches ,calling for us to resume.
    Meanwhile,backstage we were informed that a man with his top off playing rock music waas an unacceptable rock n roll cliche.
    I responded by saying that the the fridge full of beer supplied for the bands ,while the "little people " out front have to pay for theirs was the biggest cliche in the whole book.
    I then took as much beer from the fridge as I could carry,went to the front of the stage and repeated our arguement about cliches,then told the audience I was giving away our rider as I considered it macho.
    Eventually we were allowed resume to play our final song,but when I did I found a girl ,Alia(don't know the spelling) strumming my guitar.
    there was just enough time to teach her the chords to our last song and she played the whole thing instead.
    If thats not the spirit of Ladyfest,then I don't know what is.It's certainly not some crusade against "macho behaviour" whatever that is."


    Please, please, please Jim fix it for me to have a Ladyfest in Belfast where that happens. And a knitting circle where people with needles are stabbed in the eyes for binding wool with phallic objects...
  19. avatar shark_pool
    Oh lawdy! and people wonder why we need a ladyfest? :lol:
  20. avatar That Man Fanjo
    How come it's [b:45e2b0f8f3][i:45e2b0f8f3]feminism [/i:45e2b0f8f3][/b:45e2b0f8f3]when I watch a female singer onstage wriggling about in a swimsuit, and yet it's [b:45e2b0f8f3][i:45e2b0f8f3]morally reprehensible behaviour[/i:45e2b0f8f3][/b:45e2b0f8f3] when I do the same thing in the changing rooms of the swimming pool??
  21. avatar richpause
    [quote:8d82dcf8a7]How come it's feminism when I watch a female singer onstage wriggling about in a swimsuit, and yet it's morally reprehensible behaviour when I do the same thing in the changing rooms of the swimming pool??[/quote:8d82dcf8a7]

    hmm i don't think people are paying in to see that while swimming eh.

    anyways, yeah intersting memories of the berlin show t'was crazy. poor queen kong, that place was an oven that night in temperature and attitude. I really doubt anything like that would happen here though. we're far too conservative hehe.

    nah roll on the one in belfast i'm sure it'd be great. jeeze when you think about it the scene here is quite male dominated eh. are there many or any all female bands?
  22. avatar Lucy Lu
    I can't think of any current all girl NI bands which is a shame.

    Bring back Pulszar and the era of happy teenage days spent in fields drinking strawberry concorde.

    I intend to contribute to this in some way or another although obviously not musically as I am rubbish.