Re: MAXIMES - Back in the day all ex-atendees read & comment, your thoughts... :)
Posted by: Britny ()
Date: December 16, 2008 12:26PM

I first visited Maximes In 1996 when attending the gods. I was told about the monthly rock night and organised a bus trip down. After that various of us from Newcastle started coming down once a month (all staying in teh glorious Mabs). Back then it was a refreshing to hear both old and new AOR only. Place had a great vibe like my old Newcastle haunt the Mayfair in that people came from all over and was a good atmosphere. I continued to make regular pilgrimage wih I moved to Birmingham and indeed back to Newcastle again. Once the 2 Mark's left the Geordie contingent shrank as many came purely as AOR enthusiasts wanting that only. Handful of us continued to support it. Part of my decision to move to the Manchester area was based on the rock scene in Wigan. Seems once I moved there was the beginning of it losing appeal. Music became more predictable no new songs by AOR artists, at one point I was sure it was just prerecorded cd of Forever Young, Don't Stop believing, Naughty Naughty etc. A lot of the folk I knew from all over stopped attending around this time and I dragged myself out of habit. the atmosphere also started to change it became more cliquey and the few new people I got down said they didn't enjoy it because people didn't really mingle and mix but only spoke to people they knew.

In my last couple of years even though I lived 2 miles form Maximes I only went a handful of times as the good vibe of people from all over making a pilgrimage had gone and well it was more like classic rock night. Same old tired Cinderella, Whitesnake etc (sure even Iron Maiden was in there a few times) Yes still bands I liked but not my reasoning for making Maximes special. I found I would go, get in at 11 and want to leave at midnight as I was bored silly.
Another thing I disliked was when they brought in the no drinks on the dancefloor routine. I did complain that it wasn't good for girls to leave drinks unattended and was told it was the police insisting on that and that I would have to rely on friends to mind drinks. I really thought that was a backward step for the safety of women especially, you can't rely on people next to you to mind your drink if you wanted to go dance for several songs/get caught up in the loo chatting etc.

It woudl take a lot for me to want to make a 500 mile trip to there now lol.



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MAXIMES - Back in the day all ex-atendees read & comment, your thoughts... :) 219 Goddess 12/16/2008 07:12AM
Re: MAXIMES - Back in the day all ex-atendees read & comment, your thoughts... :) 126 Gill 12/16/2008 07:53AM
Re: MAXIMES - Back in the day all ex-atendees read & comment, your thoughts... :) 107 crued_girl 12/16/2008 08:27AM
Re: MAXIMES - Back in the day all ex-atendees read & comment, your thoughts... :) 112 Goddess 12/16/2008 08:34AM
Re: MAXIMES - Back in the day all ex-atendees read & comment, your thoughts... :) 114 Gill 12/16/2008 08:50AM
Re: MAXIMES - Back in the day all ex-atendees read & comment, your thoughts... :) 134 Goddess 12/16/2008 08:56AM
Re: MAXIMES - Back in the day all ex-atendees read & comment, your thoughts... :) 140 crued_girl 12/16/2008 09:13AM
Re: MAXIMES - Back in the day all ex-atendees read & comment, your thoughts... :) 103 Gav1 12/16/2008 03:03PM
Re: MAXIMES - Back in the day all ex-atendees read & comment, your thoughts... :) 124 terry kelly 12/16/2008 04:02PM
Re: MAXIMES - Back in the day all ex-atendees read & comment, your thoughts... :) 160 blm 12/16/2008 09:22AM
Re: MAXIMES - Back in the day all ex-atendees read & comment, your thoughts... :) 153 Gill 12/16/2008 09:32AM
Re: MAXIMES - Back in the day all ex-atendees read & comment, your thoughts... :) 134 Goddess 12/16/2008 09:59AM
Re: MAXIMES - Currently closed until 6th Feb! 133 Goddess 12/16/2008 10:21AM
Re: MAXIMES - Currently closed until 6th Feb! 118 RIBEYE 12/16/2008 10:42AM
Re: MAXIMES - Currently closed until 6th Feb! 154 Goddess 12/16/2008 11:45AM
Re: MAXIMES - Currently closed until 6th Feb! 119 Tony M 12/17/2008 03:30AM
Bloody hell!! 125 Surfpunk 12/17/2008 04:58PM
Re: Bloody hell!! 132 Goddess 12/18/2008 06:13AM
Re: MAXIMES - Currently closed until 6th Feb! 136 Nikki 12/18/2008 11:25AM
Re: MAXIMES - Back in the day all ex-atendees read & comment, your thoughts... :)145 Britny 12/16/2008 12:26PM
Re: MAXIMES - Back in the day all ex-atendees read & comment, your thoughts... :) 139 terry kelly 12/16/2008 02:42PM
Re: MAXIMES - Back in the day all ex-atendees read & comment, your thoughts... :) 119 Tony M 12/17/2008 03:26AM
Re: MAXIMES - Back in the day all ex-atendees read & comment, your thoughts... :) 133 terry kelly 12/18/2008 05:08PM
Re: MAXIMES - Back in the day all ex-atendees read & comment, your thoughts... :) 112 BIGDAZ 12/16/2008 12:57PM
Re: MAXIMES - Back in the day all ex-atendees read & comment, your thoughts... :) 157 Surfpunk 12/16/2008 05:39PM
You never had it so good 141 The Squirrel 12/17/2008 05:42AM
Re: You never had it so good 121 BIGDAZ 12/17/2008 06:39AM
Re: MAXIMES - Back in the day all ex-atendees read & comment, your thoughts... : 129 Nikki 12/17/2008 12:38PM


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