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  • 170 references 150 Confirmed & Positive
  • Fluent in English; learning German
  • 33, Male
  • Member since 2010
  • Tour manager / Music Journalist / Editor / Photograpther ...
  • I Know It Sounds Stupid, But The School Of Life, I left s...
  • From Lincoln, England, United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland
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About Me

I'm so glad we can travel again... so I better update this!

I will be travelling...
Sept 2023...
England
Lithuania

Oct 2023...
Lithuania,
Latvia
Poland
Germany
Belgium
France
Ukraine (Humanitarian work)

Nov 2023...
UK

Dec 2023...
Germany
Belgium
Netherlands
England

Feb 2024...
England, Wales, Scotland, Northern Ireland, Ireland (all in 24h)

April 2024...
France
Belgium
Netherlands
Germany
Luxembourg

May 2024...
Latvia
Lithuania
Estonia

CURRENT MISSION
Meet as many people as possible and share my religion (MUSIC).

ABOUT ME
Well, My name is Ian, I'm now 32 (its sad that I didnt update this for 2 years due to covid...)... Music really is my life, I live, work and, Well I don't really create it but I help others make it :)

I now live in a small village named coningsby, it is between boston and lincoln, and is highly visited for its RAF base - if you like planes you might want to visit, if you want quiet... hmmm, maybe not! (They do stop flying at 6pm normally)

With my jobs I move around a-lot, but haven't really managed to get out of the country much - I did do my first ever 'tour holiday' this past Dec/Jan... So I've been to Sweeden, Germany, Amsterdam, France, Poland, and Krakow, but still never out of Europe.

I plan to visit the states 1 day, and would LOVE to visit Australia as I have good memory's of my ex who was Australian and everything I've seen of the country looks so beautiful...

I love hosting people, never really state a maximum stay, Just let me know when you need a bed and I'll do my best!

PHILOSOPHY

Musica vita est - Music Is Life (Latin)

Why I’m on Couchsurfing

HOW I PARTICIPATE IN COUCHSURFING

Host, Meet, Drink, And have fun!

COUCHSURFING EXPERIENCE
- I've hosted well over 100 people from so many different countries!
- I actually met the girl of my dreams on CS (Sadly now not together, but it was still worth it...)
- Surfed In: Germany, Budapest, Krakow, Warsaw and Portugal, belgium, luxemburg, Italy, scotland, Denmark, Sweden, norway, wales, austria... And many more to come

Interests

Music, Festivals, Gigs, Films, and just sitting back watching the world go by.

Music, Movies, and Books

Books:
Donnie Brasco (Joseph D. Pistone)...
Chris Carter (All his books so far!)
I love crime books, which means I normally like crime films.

I'm not sure I could think of 1 all time movie, but some movies I love include:
Phonebooth,
The Recruit,
Scream 1 & 2,
Rocky (All but 5, Man that was awful),

Music wise there is no way I could name my fav band, but my top 5 AT THE MOMENT & in NO order are:
Rage Against The Machine,
System Of A Down,
Frank Turner,
Guns N Roses,
The King Blues

One Amazing Thing I’ve Done

I feel the need to update this now as with CS I have done so many amazing things...
- Help book a Germany / Netherlands / UK tour for singer-songwriter Harrison Rimmer
- Crashed a HBO party in Budapest with the help of Doro & Balint
- Helped re-build a Yurt home for a family in Wuppertal, Germany
- Cooked pulled pork for countless hosts!
- Helped take care of an 8 year old and his mum (Nina) while they moved from Germany to England
- Had friends come from England, Germany, Hungary and The Netherlands to join me for 1 day in Amsterdam

Teach, Learn, Share

Happy To Teach:
Organization & Management - I've ran so many organizations in the past I am very good at being organized :)
Event Management - I love teaching this skill to people, in the past I've loved it too much actually, teaching people who have later gone out in competition with me.
Cooking - I've always had a huge love for cooking, espech fusion-cooking (mixing items that would normally not be mixed!)

Would Like To Learn:
Cooking - Always good to learn more about 1 of my loves :)
Building things - I've never really done any DIY but recently have looked into building camper-bikes & some sound gear

What I Can Share with Hosts

Live Music: As I run quite a few live music events I'd always be happy to have surfers attend them :)
Cooking: I always try to cook at-least 1 meal for surfers

Countries I’ve Visited

Austria, Belgium, Denmark, France, Germany, Hungary, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Scotland, Spain, Sweden, Thailand, United Arab Emirates, Wales

Countries I’ve Lived In

United Kingdom

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