Michael, other things to look out for on here are the occasional meet ups, I went to one earlier this year in Brighton and met up with Ryan and others. Depending on where you live there might be a meet up near you at some stage. And events like the Kaleidoscope where recently found rare TV and film footage are shown, sometimes including some recently discovered TOTPs.
You can take part in the quizzes, which are all good fun, and the regular polls on here. We have been voting for our favourite number 1s the last months, and now voting on our favourite number 2s.
Also, have a look at all the existing routines, and express your thoughts on the 'Have Your Say' section. There are some on here who prefer 'Pan's People', some who prefer 'Legs and Co', and there may even be some who prefer 'Ruby Flipper'.
But get involved, the other members are all very helpful to us 'newbies'.
And their knowledge is second to none, as I have stated before.
Thank you ever so much for taking the time to share this information with me. As to whether I'll get along to a meet-up, who knows? I live in Aylesbury (only five miles from Babs' childhood home), which isn't too far form London, so if anything is arranged in "Town", maybe I will have a chance.
As time allows, I'll involve myself in the topics you recommend. I've voted and commented on the "Favourite No.2's" thread. Wow! SO many good songs; I remember them so well, despite my only being six at the time.
A number of the members on this Forum also love in the Midlands, so if you are in Aylesbury that could be another possibility about meeting up. But you will be very welcome to come to any events in the London or South East areas.
And, I should let you know that, although I am an avowed Ruth acolyte, Louise is definitely my number 2. It is good to have you around, especially if you post more delicious pictures of Louise here on the Forum.
Well, I wouldn't call myself an aficionado; I know precious little about Pan's People. I find myself here as a result of a distant, yet happy childhood memory which was triggered when (while browsing YouTube) I happened upon the video of Pan's People dancing to "Everything's Tuesday".
Must say, though, I'm glad that I joined the forum as I'm rather enjoying my occasional visits!
Hello Michael. Thanks for the kind words. As I am another Michael and a fan of Pan's People we should get along fine, glad to know you are planning to stick around.
What drew me to Ruth? Well, I am currently reviewing all the routines of Pan's, then will go on to Ruby and Legs. I have finished the early Pan's dances and will move on to Mid Pan's soon. I am intending to reveal much of the reason I am a Ruth man in my review of a routine that was shown in early 1976, whenever I reach that number in my chronological quest. ( The review will not be in Silver Star- her and Pan's last routine, but for a dance performed a short time earlier than that ). I will say no more about that right now, except that I feel that The Beatles put it best, in my adoration of Ruth, with the song 'Something In The Way She Moves'. And nobody moves quite like Ruth, in my opinion!
Hope all is well with you and have a great weekend as well.
Sorry that I missed this message. I'm used to Facebook, and how it alerts you when people reply to your messages. It seems with this forum, you have to search through for answers to your posts. Or am I missing something?
I read your little missive as to how you became a fully paid-up 'Ruth Man' with great interest, and I'm very much looking forward to the review you mention. As I've already said: I am genuinely interested.
I'm used to Facebook, and how it alerts you when people reply to your messages. It seems with this forum, you have to search through for answers to your posts. Or am I missing something?
Hi Michael. When you type a reply if you look below your words there's a box you can tick so that you get alerted by email when someone posts again on that thread. Best used sparingly though as otherwise your inbox will be inundated if you get more and more involved in OFTD as I hope that you will!