This fantastic topic, which has kept readers enthralled with Sue's trip and particularly photos, and has led me to an idea.
We have a few members on here who have travelled to the States on more than one occasion and would have a host of fabulous photos that might be of interest to the readers. In particular, Viva Las Vegas Rockabilly Weekender and various hotrod meets. I am thinking particularly of hotrodgirl, penoby, baby ruth and even myself.
Perhaps we could have a forum that was dedicated to photo albums that could be listed by either country, or perhaps event. Or readers who are thinking of visiting somewhere overseas could request if anyone else has been to that country or function and ask for photos.
I know I was desperate to view as many photos as possible before I headed off on my first trip to the States. It really helped to get a feel for the place and showed cars, attractions, clothes, etc.
Currently VicRock has limited web-hosting space for storage of images. That is why there is a limit on the size of files that can be uploaded as attachments to posts and why we use Image Shack for larger pictures.
I am in the process of changing that however. Along with software upgrades there will be more web space made available so that members can have their own photo galleries on VicRock.
These changes may take up to 3 months so in the mean time, besides using Image Shack, you can use the Flickr photo galleries (as used by Little Maria) to which you can link your forum posts. Information on having your own Flickr photo gallery can be found on the bottom of the “About Us” page here: http://vicrock.com.au/index.php?page=about
Hey Longgonebaby i like your title for the photo gallery, but i think there is a certain man that we know that might want to call it drinking all over the world even in car washes, what do you reckon. HA! HA! HA!
We could also have a separate board within this forum called 'Rock This Town' and it could be a place to put pics taken out and about in Melbourne. As it is lots of us bring our camera to gigs and take pics of people, so it would be kinda cool to see your picture up on 'Rock This Town' with a caption of who it was and where it was taken.
Some time soon I want to go to Scotland; it is the Celtic aura of my blood calling.
I have just started E Mailing R'n'R Clubs in the UK for info about dancing, dance comps and organisation matters. (The VRRDA did endorse Dave & Hayley's, 2005 State Champions, Rockabilly Tour of the World and lost contact with them somewhere between Ireland and Holland.)
A R'n'R travel section would be an excellent addition to Vic Rock.
Mel why not call it "The Rest of the World"? After all Victoria is where-its-at in the known universe for 50's style R'n'R music and dancing.
you just have to throw the idea around until a suitable name surfaces or
whom ever wants to start it - with there own caption.....
"the rest of the world " doesn`t have that sort of ring to it robe (no offence intended)
or maybe i`m not 'with' it, to say, Victoria rather than Melbourne, goes with' of course' Vicrock,
although i do think it is a good idea to have an addition,
maybe just start up a thread with the header you guys decide on then just keep adding to it,
videos, as have been posted can also be submitted along with photos,
but what ever is decided i would luv to participate!