GLASTO

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Eriatarka
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Tue Jul 01, 2014 8:04 pm

That EP show was amazing, all the scrolling text stuff was really involving. Might make a last-min decision to go to the Longitude show.

Dunno anyone else on that day, wish they were the Saturday headliner.

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Tue Jul 01, 2014 8:15 pm

mojo wrote:very good never green. Now, some questions

what was the story with them shutting down the power to the site during the lightning?

how were your hangovers? Were you in bits on monday and having to fly home?

how long is the walk from drop off to campsite?

are you allowed bring drink into arenas/freely around site?

are the flags really annoying or a useful location finding tool?
you probably know as much as me regarding shutting down the power. i assumed it was just the stage i was at until i read the next day it was everywhere. vintage trouble were about to play when the lightning arrived. we ran into a nearby bar where the tunes were still playing. the band came back on and played a few songs with just acoustic guitars and no mics for the few up at the front. seemed like good craic if you were a fan of theirs. the rain was as bad as any equatorial monsoon i've ever seen. felt like we were on the titanic waiting to sink in that little marquee

hangovers weren't the worst. sure you just drink through them. i only did thursday to monday and sunday is always a tame day for me. a few pints scattered throughout the day to wind the festival down. a combination of having to get an early bus home and living in london meant i was home by 3.00pm hassle free

we get down 2 days after everyone so available camping spots are always limited. the flip side is the quietest camping spots are right beside the bus drop off point. i'd say it was 20 minutes max between getting off the bus and finding a decent spot where we could put up 4 tents. that includes ticket checks/wrist bands etc.

no restrictions on alcohol is probably the best thing about the festival. you can't bring glass bottles in past the main gate/wall but apart from that you can bring your drink everywhere. we were sipping on our cans of craft beer while sitting down in the on site bars without anyone caring in the slightest

and the flags didn't bother me as you only really see them at the main stage which is so big that they're not going to get in your line of sight. they actually did prove to be a good way of finding your way back after a trip to the bar/jacks until your realise that the guys holding the flag have fecked off elsewhere

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Tue Jul 01, 2014 8:17 pm

I loved them as well, but most people that weren't into them beforehand only enjoyed Teardrop and Angel really.
Wish they'd drop United Snakes though. Not a huge fan of that song.

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never_green
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Tue Jul 01, 2014 8:22 pm

their set felt ridiculously short actually but i think it's pretty standard

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Tue Jul 01, 2014 8:24 pm

Yeah it was only about 2 songs shorter than the average so far.

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Tue Jul 01, 2014 11:29 pm

Watching Metallica again. Two things: you couldn't hear the bass atall, and Lars Ulrich is a shite drummer. Shite.

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Wed Jul 02, 2014 8:10 am

Thanks never green, very comprehensive answers

i threaten to go to glastonbury every year but the weather and the distance puts me off. grand that you are in london

i wouldnt be able to face a flight after living in a field for a weekend. I'd have to book a hotel for the night after or something. Then im wasting too many holiday days...it just seems like a lot of effort

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Wed Jul 02, 2014 8:14 am

Glastonbury sounds like my hell tbh

I'll watch it in my warm dry sitting room very far away instead thanks
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Wed Jul 02, 2014 8:15 am

lol

i can imagine you


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Wed Jul 02, 2014 12:03 pm

I do be a wreck after EP. Thats enough for me. Glasto looks brilliant but it'd probably just be too big. I'm convinced the crowd would be full of cunts too.

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Wed Jul 02, 2014 12:22 pm

First time I went we booked in to a hotel the Monday night before flying home tuesday, which was great.

Second time we were driving, so it was a couple of hours drive (not me) to the boat, which was kind of rough, but the 4 hour ferry was quite nice. Wimbledon was on, two dinners, feet up and a couple of pints.

If I go again I'd definitely do luxury camping or even a campervan of some sort. The mud in the arenas is one thing but muddy campsites are absolute hell. Everything soaking and filthy. Eugh.

I did see something very clever though: a white marquee with the four walls closed, and a tent pitched inside it. So the grass area around the tent is kept dry and clean the whole weekend. Like a little private garden, they had a table and chairs set up and everything.

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Wed Jul 02, 2014 12:29 pm

Dick Jones wrote:First time I went we booked in to a hotel the Monday night before flying home tuesday, which was great.

Second time we were driving, so it was a couple of hours drive (not me) to the boat, which was kind of rough, but the 4 hour ferry was quite nice. Wimbledon was on, two dinners, feet up and a couple of pints.

If I go again I'd definitely do luxury camping or even a campervan of some sort. The mud in the arenas is one thing but muddy campsites are absolute hell. Everything soaking and filthy. Eugh.

I did see something very clever though: a white marquee with the four walls closed, and a tent pitched inside it. So the grass area around the tent is kept dry and clean the whole weekend. Like a little private garden, they had a table and chairs set up and everything.
Great idea! It probably wouldn't stop too many eejits from trying to get into it I'm sure though

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Wed Jul 02, 2014 12:52 pm

i'd strongly recommend it to anyone who's a fan of festivals. it honestly feels like you're at the biggest party in the world and considering there's 180,000 people there, it's rare that you come across cuntish behaviour

i'm pretty precious when it comes to comfort so i was very surprised to not be bothered by a muddy glastonbury. inside my tent was bone dry, no mud where i was camping, plenty of places to lie down on green grass throughout the site, just away from the busy spots

it's also surprisingly hassle free getting in and out considering the size of the place, it's taken longer in the past to get home from slane

the only negative i have is that it's simply too big. there's too much to do, you end up missing stuff you wanted to see, walking from one end of the site to the other can take an age and was ten times worse in mud. it's scale is both a blessing and a curse

i might skip it next year and look for the complete opposite and go for a small boutique festival

has anyone ever been to or heard much about festival number 6?

http://www.festivalnumber6.com/

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Wed Jul 02, 2014 1:43 pm

never_green wrote:it's also surprisingly hassle free getting in and out considering the size of the place, it's taken longer in the past to get home from slane
I'd a mate who went last year and said he was 5 hours in the queue.

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Wed Jul 02, 2014 1:48 pm

Need to get to Glastonbury before I get too old to be bothered by the hassle. I'm at the stage now where I've seen 95% of the bands I like, most of them a few times, so would be able to go and just put the head down and enjoy the rest of it

A couple of mates were at it this year and said it was brilliant, haven't heard any details yet though
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Wed Jul 02, 2014 2:02 pm

Eucrid wrote:
never_green wrote:it's also surprisingly hassle free getting in and out considering the size of the place, it's taken longer in the past to get home from slane
I'd a mate who went last year and said he was 5 hours in the queue.
if you leave early on the monday, as i've always done, it's relatively smooth sailing.

apparently it gets quite jammed the later it gets

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Wed Jul 02, 2014 2:42 pm

that festival 6 looks immense

looks like its held in rivendale

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Wed Jul 02, 2014 2:43 pm

Casino wrote:Need to get to Glastonbury before I get too old to be bothered by the hassle. I'm at the stage now where I've seen 95% of the bands I like, most of them a few times, so would be able to go and just put the head down and enjoy the rest of it

A couple of mates were at it this year and said it was brilliant, haven't heard any details yet though
this is how i feel, either i do in the next couple of years or forget about it before i get too old

i love little festivals though. The size of something like glastonbury is overwhelming. Still I feel like i have to do it at least once

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Wed Jul 02, 2014 2:51 pm

Yeah it has to be done at some stage!

Body and Soul set the standard for me there, perfect small size, and without the hassle of having a load of bands you need to tick off. Great lineup too mind, Caribou were pretty much the perfect band and set for where my head was at that moment in time. Such a good gig
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