|A Tribute to Ashers|
A page of the Ash Boarders!
If you've never been to the official board then prolly you dont know what i'm talking about! There are loads of cool ppl on the board, from south east asia to france and lots of interesting places!
Hmm...and I wouldn't say the boarders were bad looking at all...anwyays, the site's maintained, created, and designed by girl from pumpkinland, G-funk and T3.
Here are some comments I've got from the boardies themselves, in their own words..be prepared...
#1 Jed Shepherd : My feelings about the board? mixed really. on one hand you have the people who come on from time to time to post ash related information or questions, they are the nice people...on the other hand you have the hardcore anti-everything people who's only aim is to destroy the harmony and the bridges that have been built. I count myself as one of the people who has contributed most to the board...not only in volume of posts, but also in quality. Course i have had my bad times...my cheesy, mumbling, going nowhere posts but if you throw enough shit at the fan, some of it is gonna stick. The board is a funny phenomena... It's only a bunch of strangers writing about a band and about each others experiences but it is slightly addicting. Maybe its because I'm a godlike figure there and everyone kisses the ground i walk on, or maybe its just because I get bored real easy, so look for an entertainment fix. I do get alot of abuse on there, but that is more than made up for by the lovely people on there that actually give a damn about me and my ranting. The Fact that a couple of members of Ash, and the manager make posts to their loyal fans from time to time is also a plus point. Never let it be said that Ash dont give back what they get..because they do. I've never heard of a band doing as much for their fans as Ash have done in the past and continue to do now. If they weren't my fave band to begin with they would certainly be now... Ash are made by their fans, for their fans... the board is a way to relay this message. So all in all im giving the messageboard a big Jed thumbs up! nonplane can go fuck a lemon though....
#2 G-funk (Gareth) : I joined the board in about May 2001, i wanted to join before then, but for some reason, my college wouldn't let me, and i didn't have the net at home then either, so it wasn't easy for me to keep up with stuff on it.
#3 Sam R : It's like a self-contained community. Like a huge family, with all the family-like arguments! i wouldn't swap it for anything else.
#4 ManicApollo: well the board started off cool, and then i joined so it got worse but as i came more and more elite the board became better and i brought to it such phenomenons (with the help of some other people - names arent important) as the ash board pictures and awards. ive also been 50% responsible for the latest cult the comedy snake and for the overusage of the word 'gimp'. due to the fact that there is too much newbie scum the board has become shite.. but wait untill the iron fist of the elite grabs hold of the board once again you need not worry! we'll make your decisions for you so vote correct, vote elite!
#5 matt-o-tom : The board has a good sense of fun and enjoyment its something to do and has helped me over many things in the last 7 months someone to talk to some one not being judgemental the board gets more and more well known the less it may become this but many will make freinds like me and jesse and who could of honestly said that i would we be freinds with a american this time last year no way so this board is good and jesse your has steve buxton would put it rad.
Hey, wanna see some exclusive pics..here ya go, the two lovebirds' pics who i think should be put here!
Jesse & Pippa,
Here are some pictures from the biggest and best Ash meetup so far, the Brixton gig..enjoy!
Chris, Rick, dmh, Manoj,Hannah Mattie (the one that's bending down)
G-gunk/Gareth, with Chaz..
Jed, Mattie, Mark
Manoj, Jed, Mark, Hannah, Mattie, Gareth (sitting)
Gareth and Tom (drinking)
The boys getting it on! Left-to-right: Chris, Jed, Gareth, Tom, Mark
Hannah, Claire, Mattie (erm, the one that's bending down..again), Jed
need me to say who they are?
Tom, Manoj, Mark, Gareth
*NEW* Pictures from Swindon, Ashtoria and Amsterdam aftershows! *NEW*
Spaffmonkey! Sam R.! Reefus! Geraint! ManicApollo! Matt-o-tom! --thanks for your beautiful pics!!_
Pete aka littlebabynothing
from left to right...... gerry, sweetgamine, phat c, pete, luke, jules and sarah-that-fell
The famous comedy snake...who died later.... :s