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    Default LAC2014 - just wow

    I really don't party with strangers and i mean by people i don't really know .... I've been on LAC many times now but this year was like "Crazy" ...best LAC ever! and Lots of fun and drinks .... I must admit that i've been drinking too much lol, the awards ceremony was fun ... and i'm still thinking if i should go tonight to the next party! ... i just woke up and failed to attend the event today LOL ... too much, too much in 1 week! anyway it was fun and I'm saying this especially to the ones who never attended these kind of conferences ... Next time go go go! and believe me you'll have lots of fun!

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    This is my first year attending, won't be my last
    thinking of attending the party at hippodrome (can always play some poker after )

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    actually didn't think it was all that this year personally. always enjoy catching up with some good friends and meeting new people but didn't quite "feel" this one.

    didn't get off to the best of starts at pre-reg, the hotel bar there was crap, tiny with 2 people working

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    Quote Originally Posted by tehsik View Post
    Next time go go go! and believe me you'll have lots of fun!

    And there was me thinking it was a conference / expo, not a bash for silly overgrown teenagers.

    Some of you really do overplay this kiddy stuff.

    All Hail Earls Court, it beats that sweat box of Old Billingsgate on every level, why wasn't it always there? Please don't ever put it back in Old Billingsgate. The conference rooms location was the best of any conference yet, sensibly located far from all the noisy crap. You could hear a pin drop. It took a while, but it was worth the wait.

    Sorry for the derail, please carry on the discussion about how drunk you got.

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    We have just arrived at home! This year LAC was the best of all. It was great to meet some new and familiar faces.
    Congrats to the IGB for this organization, it was awesome. Also many congrats to GPWA team and to all others that took Awards in any category.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Caruso View Post
    And there was me thinking it was a conference / expo, not a bash for silly overgrown teenagers.

    Some of you really do overplay this kiddy stuff.
    wow... i think LAC is for networking and fun on the same time ... and i believe by having fun gets you in a better mood on talking and knowing people better.... having fun means that I enjoyed this at maximum .... what are the events for ? lol )

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    You say "wow" an awful lot, don't you?

    Is it really that surprising that when several hundred aging computer geeks get together, all trying to kid themselves and everyone else they're alpha males to rival a combination of Sylvestor Stalone, Valdimir Putin and King Kong, they end up drinking a lot of alcohol and doing their best to out-asshole each other?

    Rather, it would be comment-worthy if this didn't happen. Fat chance, though.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Caruso View Post
    You say "wow" an awful lot, don't you?

    Is it really that surprising that when several hundred aging computer geeks get together, all trying to kid themselves and everyone else they're alpha males to rival a combination of Sylvestor Stalone, Valdimir Putin and King Kong, they end up drinking a lot of alcohol and doing their best to out-asshole each other?

    Rather, it would be comment-worthy if this didn't happen. Fat chance, though.
    taking the post with a pinch of salt, I can actually see some of the things you post about being exactly the same reasons I dont bother do any of the parties or social things afterwards etc

    but if that's what others fancy doing then who am i to say otherwise, makes the industry so good all of us being different

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    I have found that I do not need to be drunk, or at a conference "to out-asshole" others....lol

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    Caruso, those are words of grousy grandpa.

    It is obvious that those meetings have reason to exist. Most of the affiliate programmes have to show at least some activity at least once a year. (Greeteings Ladbrokes.) And their impotent self presentation has to have onlookers (the guys who have 1.2 RMP on average).

    It is great times now I must admit. Nobody is responding my emails during LAC. Even few days before it I got the automatic responses like "I am drinking out of office".
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    actually i drink every weekend ... and most of the times i get drunk lol .... I'm 31 and I do love partying .... I'm f...king young and I like to enjoy my life ... I do not consider myself as a geek, **** after all after a 1 week of work or whatever a weekend or lets say a full week in a year is nothing ... ... and believe me you would love to have a weekend around me! ... I'm bit crazy when partying haha ... but f...k I do enjoy my life at Maximum! pff I'm doing this for long time now even if you watch my fb profile u'll see that i love clubbing lol .... usually i don't post what and where i am going, but this week i did haha ... but anyway i don't care !!! so as the other guy said there are different kind of people ... some do love partying some not ... i like to taste a bit from everything ....

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    congratz for the valuable life of alcoholic!
    I am about your age and did the same about 15 yrs ago and then gradually, I am afraid I found it utterly idiotic. It is not that there are people who are this and that kind. There are simply people, who do not want to realize they behave like self-destructive idiots (it is easy, when 95% do the same, truly).

    I just burried my father in his 50's, who was a big party guy and the drinking and smoking caused that he could live the amazing long-life of 56 years and he slowly became total wreck mentally and physically after his mid 30's. It was fun to care for him the last year. Yeah, go on boy. F..k the world. Pretend you are a child. It is your option... indeed.
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    What is wrong with you people ?

    Well Sherlock we both see life different ... u see i don't really want to live more than 60 years old ... haha I don't really want to be an old man walking around, shame about your father but you don't have to throw it on others ok ? ....
    but what i meant on this post was that this LAC was fun for me, what i see here is that you don't really agree with social drinking ... well really i don't care lol ... i really don't care what you do or whatever you don't .... that was an advice from my side to the new ones who are young and want to enjoy a lil bit more from these kind of things ...

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    I bet there's a few good hangovers this Monday morning in the affiliate offices haha.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sherlock View Post
    I am about your age and did the same about 15 yrs ago and then gradually, I am afraid I found it utterly idiotic. It is not that there are people who are this and that kind. There are simply people, who do not want to realize they behave like self-destructive idiots (it is easy, when 95% do the same, truly).

    Speaking as a light, fast, flexible and fit mid-fortier, one of few guarantees in life is that you'll be young at some point. So that ain't no achievement. The fact that you can do pretty much anything in your 20s / early 30s with no apparent consequences doesn't mean there aren't consequences. They just wait until later to manifest themselves. The trick is cottoning on this early enough to do something about it, which our friend appears destined not to achieve.


    Quote Originally Posted by tehsik View Post
    I'm f...king young...**** after all after a 1 week of work or whatever...but f...k I do enjoy my life at Maximum!

    I think I preferred in when you just said "wow" a lot.


    u see i don't really want to live more than 60 years old ... haha I don't really want to be an old man walking around

    But you will be an "old" man before you die, you can't avoid that. If you drive yourself into the ground you'll be an "old" man at fifty, or earlier. You can't avoid that unless you conveniently drop down dead from a stroke or get run over / eaten by a shark etc, which goes for any of us. You don't just somehow romantically vanish into the ether because you've abused yourself. You go through the same process of decay, all things being equal. So your "wish to die" young is misplaced, as the youth is purely numerical, not actual. You'll experience the same as the rest of us, just earlier. Whether or not all the "yay baby go go go wow **** wow" stuff compensates for that early check out will be down to you to decide.

    When UK snooker legend Alex Higgins died, people kept saying things like "he burned the candle at both ends", "he lived life in the fast lane" and all that guff. Well OK, but the reason he died an emaciated skeleton at barely 60 was because he smoked and drank too much. No more than that, and absolutely nothing to do with all those romantic epiphets used to justify his ending.

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    well i do this for 15 years ... and i feel like I'm 16 ... no health problems at all and i tend to keep it like this ... however as i said .... as long u keep it socially why not ? and if i have to die at 40-50-60-70 or whatever it doesn't matter, as long as i enjoy this in my life it makes me happy! I have nothing too loose yet, perhaps you're a family guy .... i admit things can change on my side too... but hell if I will have to go tomorrow i would not regret a second of my life. i don't want to be old and ask myself why i didn't do that or that ... i like to taste a bit of everything ... so yes i will keep saying wow to things that I consider that are nice.

    enjoy your life!

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    u take it too personally on this forum .. haha, i shared my opinion about LAC and thats it .. it was fun! ... whats wrong with u people ?

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    I agree, I had a WOW time at LAC and I think that it was the best one yet for business. I only really had a drink on the Friday night with it being the awards and then back to the hotel bar. It was a small bar and service was slow but generally it didn't hinder too much. I found the later I stayed out, the less busy the bar got so getting more beer was easy.

    I tend not to do the evening parties, I'm more about a meal with affiliates then back to the hotel as there is generally a really good crowd of people to chill with and chat business and non business things.

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    For me it was the first London Affiliate Conference I'd been to ever, and the 3rd iGB conference in total.

    It was incredibly busy I walked around Earls Court for 2 days and I still dont think I saw every stand. I can't speak on how it compares to past events because I don't know, but from a newbie point of view it was highly productive. I managed to meet a lot of potential and existing partners face to face for the first time, and carry on where we left off with the ones I have already met.

    Maybe I found London more productive than the past events because I'm finally finding my feet in this newish role.

    Earls court was great, so much going on all day. The awards were brilliant, Tom Stade in particular was hilarious. iGB did a great job organizing this one and I cant wait for Amsterdam now.

    I do agree with OP, for me, London was wow.

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