SSM at House of Fun 2021: Watch Poly’s Travelogue!

And so we face the final curtain – one year late. Yes, the tenth and concluding House of Fun Weekender is finally upon us, November 19-22, 2021. For a landmark Madness event this monumental and epoch-defining, Stateside Madness has dispatched a U.S. ambassador to Minehead: our very own Poly Collins, SSM managing director and beloved podcast co-host!

Poly’s getting up to loads of HOF mischief, mingling with fellow Madheads and making a general nuisance of himself. He’s even going to record a live on-location session for our popular podcast, as well as filing intrepid video reports from London to Minehead on the SSM YouTube channel. Those attending can catch Poly’s travelogue playlist below and get a good look at his ruggedly handsome face, so you can recognize our boy at Butlins. Walk right up to him for a hearty Maine-style greeting and see how long it takes for him to use the word “Absolutely!”

Go have a beer, Britside Poly!

Baker’s Dozen Bonus: Win the New Greatest Hits!

Baker’s Dozen Bonus

Hey Stateside Madness fans, we’re giving away advance copies of Our House: The Very Best of Madness, the new U.S exclusive hits compilation. The album consists of 12 choice nutty tracks:

  1. Our House
  2. It Must Be Love
  3. House of Fun
  4. Baggy Trousers
  5. Embarrassment
  6. NW5
  7. One Step Beyond
  8. The Prince
  9. Wings of a Dove
  10. Mr Apples
  11. Bullingdon Boys
  12. Night Boat to Cairo (US Version)

Of course, 12 songs is never enough Madness for any true Madhead, so we ask: if you could choose a 13th bonus track to make it a baker’s dozen, which other one song would you choose? Join the Stateside Madness Facebook Group (or visit if you’re already a member) and comment your 13th pick on this post for your chance to win a copy of the album! 

Entries accepted through March 12, 2021. This promotion and our Facebook group are open to U.S. residents only.

To learn more about Our House: The Very Best of Madness, see my recent review. I’m not eligible to enter the Baker’s Dozen contest myself, but if I could choose a 13th track, it would have to be “The Liberty of Norton Folgate.”