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Arachnophobes need not visit Liverpool city centre this week...

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MadreInglese Wed 03-Sep-08 13:05:58

great big blardy spider


Polgara2 Wed 03-Sep-08 16:40:16

Oh god I know! MIL has been on an on at me to take her and dc to see La Machine in Liverpool for weeks. She rang me at 8.25am this morning (on my last lie-in day!!) to tell me it was THAT. Needless to say I am not going.

MadreInglese Thu 04-Sep-08 10:27:55

It's the way spiders move that makes me cringe. Imagine if your office was in that building where it's hanging!

Saturn74 Thu 04-Sep-08 10:30:12

Ooh, it looks fab though.

PuppyMonkey Thu 04-Sep-08 10:31:35

Nah, I'm not scared of that. The real things are so much worse.

zippitippitoes Thu 04-Sep-08 10:34:45

oh it looks really good

Bumperlicious Fri 05-Sep-08 08:21:31

Just seen this on the news. <bleugh> it makes me feel very sick!
They keep moving it around in the night.

purplesponge Fri 05-Sep-08 23:43:21

I'm not scared of spiders normally but HOLY CRAP, that thing is HUGE. It really would give me the willies to see it walking down the street towards me, real or not!

edam Sat 06-Sep-08 00:00:52

Well, I'm not very impressed that the 'producer of the show' can't tell the difference between a bloody great big spider and an insect. <<sniffs disapprovingly>> Sorry to be all pedantic and that, but if you are responsible for a pretty major event, surely you should find out exactly what sort of lifeform you are promoting?

gigglewitch Sat 06-Sep-08 00:03:47

we're off to see it on sunday...

edam Sat 06-Sep-08 00:17:26

And would you notice if it moved like an insect, as the producer claims, rather than an arachnid? grin

wintera Sat 06-Sep-08 21:14:56

My husband and I went to see this today with our little girl, who is 3. It was bloomin well fantastic!! We had a great time watching it walk through the town centre. Try and get to see it if you can!

anniebear Sat 06-Sep-08 21:49:41

sorry to be a spoil sport, but I think that amount of money coiuld have been far better spent!

believeintheboogie Sun 07-Sep-08 14:57:13

anniebear I would usually agree but after I went to see it yesterday and had to queue at a usually quiet resteraunt (sp?) for over an hour and a half because hundreds of thousands of people went to Liverpool yesterday. The revenue it brought to the city yesterday must have been enormous.

believeintheboogie Sun 07-Sep-08 15:05:15

If anyone is going tonight please do not stand next to the stationary water cannons unless you are prepared. No one warned me that thats what they did (I knew the spider sprayed snow but not that the rusty looking tubes on derby street shot water at you six times plus in a row) and everything in my handbag is wrecked and dd and me looked like we had been swimming fully clothed. Its not like rain sprinkling, its like someone holding a huge bucket of water over your head and pouring it!

Blu Sun 07-Sep-08 15:07:05

I would love to have seen it.

And if the crowds are anything like the ones the Elephant attracted in London, then the amount of money per pleasure per person is actually quite small - and a little money per person spent on enjoying something together in a peace, creating wonder and imagination, is very well spent.

Typical that the rail network leading to Liverpool is in total dissaray - it takes 11 hours to get there fom London on some revenue for tourista will be more limited...well mnaged as usual...

believeintheboogie Sun 07-Sep-08 15:13:12

Blu there were people who had flown from Germany specially to see it yesterday although I agree the rail service was manic yesterday despite the supposed extra services. 11 hours from London? thats a crazy amount of time when its two and a bit hours to London from Manchester.

Blu Sun 07-Sep-08 15:18:14

I know! DP and some of his work colleagues were thinking of travelling up to see it but were put off by the engineering works delays!

I'm v happy that Liverpudlians are getting the full benefit - but being City of Culture is surely about bringing other people to the region fo all the benefits that that can bring.

wintera Sun 07-Sep-08 16:50:11

Thats weird we didn't run into any difficulties on the train. But then we wouldn't have been going as far as others. We got the Manchester to Liverpool Lime Street train in the morning and the return journey later on and both services were fine. The train coming back was packed but not because of the spider strangely enough, but because of the football crowds!!

Re - believeintheboogie

Glad you mentioned that! We weren't near those cannon things but we could see everyone getting drenched by the water and we were so glad we hadn't stood near them. Just beware if you have kids and you stand near them. I wouldn't be bothered if it was just me and the hubby but I would be very worried if my 3 year old got that drenched! The spider is soooo big that you won't miss it if you stand a bit further back anyway!

believeintheboogie Sun 07-Sep-08 17:00:10

wintera there was a mum and dad near me each with a twin around 11 months old in a carrier on their backs, poor things looked like they were drowning, they were a bit shell shocked to say the least, the parents tried to move them away as they were getting the full force but there were that many people there was no way out.

believeintheboogie Sun 07-Sep-08 17:01:04

lol we had the football crowds singing as well

wintera Sun 07-Sep-08 17:13:33

Oh dear! Poor poor things! I would have been very worried if I had kids that young getting so wet.

The guys on our train were singing walking onto the train but were very well behaved when they got on. There was quite a lot of police on our train too.

believeintheboogie Sun 07-Sep-08 17:57:14

I think we were probably on the same train as you as the police escorted them onto the train,

mazzystar Sun 07-Sep-08 18:02:51

It's really really excellent.
iIt has cost a fortune but it has brought the entire city out together to do something positive, collective, cultural and non alcohol-related. I thoroughly approve.

anniebear Sun 07-Sep-08 19:49:48

Oh no believeintheboogie, poor you!

My DH works in Liverpool and has gone on and on about it, Im bored of him going on lol

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