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Eucrid
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Tue Jun 24, 2014 12:32 pm

Yeah I mean when you try to sneak beer in you accept the risk of losing the beer but to take the wristbands in outrageous.

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Tue Jun 24, 2014 12:37 pm

Dick Jones wrote:
Casino wrote:Ridiculous isn't it. They obviously weren't making enough off the bars cos people could bring their booze wherever they wanted. They'll probably change the rule next year to stop people bringing booze into the arena

But either way taking their wristbands is horrible.
I don't know about this. The bars were busy all weekend, some queuing, especially on Sunday but nothing to worry about. I would even go so far as to wager that the difference in the bars' takings had the restrictions been in place would be negligible.

But yeah I agree they should have met day trippers half way with the amounts, like six cans or one bottle of wine or something.
Fair enough, any of the security guards we asked, some on the gate, some just passing by, told us (after a bit of beating around the bush) that it was cos "the bars have paid big money to be here".

I would have thought myself that anyone wanting to buy pints would buy them regardless of whether they'd booze in the camp or whatever
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Tue Jun 24, 2014 1:11 pm

Taking the wristbands is a real dick move but wasn't it well publicised amongst the drink restrictions that day trippers wouldn't be allowed to bring alcohol; as with pretty much every single day trip festival?

As much as I agree that it was primarily down to money, word from the security guards isn't worth much of anything btw.

You can be pretty sure that there'd be licensing issues with getting rid of the "arena" checks if there was no restrictions on what can be brought on site. Couple that with lost revenue and I can't imagine the organisers are going to be very motivated to push for lighter restrictions.

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Tue Jun 24, 2014 1:53 pm

Oh so it was made clear that day trippers wouldn't be allowed bring drink in? Well then there's no complaining now, is there?

If you asked me it's a perfect system. Limiting the amount you could bring in on Friday is perfectly fine by me if the trade off is the free flow of drinks once you're in. Did anyone bring LESS drink than they would have if there was no restriction? Even still, everyone I was with managed to smuggle a little extra in.

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Tue Jun 24, 2014 2:00 pm

dwayne wrote:Could have asked for a supervisor over that and gotten him in quite a bit of bother if you wanted, blitzen
You sound like the people in your old job now
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Tue Jun 24, 2014 2:06 pm

Fred__Elliott wrote:jaysus the reviewers will be struggling to reach their word quota without the customary "the festival revellers didnt let the rain dampen their spirits" line so
"revellers basked in sunshine" was on the only review I saw.

In fairness I did some basking and revelling.

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Tue Jun 24, 2014 2:10 pm

I thought the drink system was great. It was flagged well ahead of time and worked really well. No hassle when you are in there, no extra security costs inside to have internal drink checks and yeah I'd say the bars still did fine.

Is there any other day trip/ one day concert you could go to and are allowed bring in drink?

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Tue Jun 24, 2014 2:22 pm

Howyoudoin wrote:
Fred__Elliott wrote:jaysus the reviewers will be struggling to reach their word quota without the customary "the festival revellers didnt let the rain dampen their spirits" line so
"revellers basked in sunshine" was on the only review I saw.

In fairness I did some basking and revelling.
Id love to see an honest newspaper festival report

Revellers braved the elements but didnt let this countrys shite weather stop them from chewing the lips off themselves

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Tue Jun 24, 2014 2:48 pm

Rusty Shackleford wrote:
Howyoudoin wrote:
Fred__Elliott wrote:jaysus the reviewers will be struggling to reach their word quota without the customary "the festival revellers didnt let the rain dampen their spirits" line so
"revellers basked in sunshine" was on the only review I saw.

In fairness I did some basking and revelling.
Id love to see an honest newspaper festival report

Revellers braved the elements but didnt let this countrys shite weather stop them from chewing the lips off themselves
I bit the inside of my jaw so badly at a rave last week that I had to go to the dentist

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Tue Jun 24, 2014 3:14 pm

dazzler wrote:
I bit the inside of my jaw so badly at a rave last week that I had to go to the dentist
Lightweight. Sure some kid in London ripped his finger off and just kept raving.

http://www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/te ... 46200.html

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Tue Jun 24, 2014 3:18 pm

enemies/friends wrote:
dazzler wrote:
I bit the inside of my jaw so badly at a rave last week that I had to go to the dentist
Lightweight. Sure some kid in London ripped his finger off and just kept raving.

http://www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/te ... 46200.html
"skank"

I'm definitely not down with the kids no more

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Tue Jun 24, 2014 3:42 pm

Howyoudoin wrote:I thought the drink system was great. It was flagged well ahead of time and worked really well. No hassle when you are in there, no extra security costs inside to have internal drink checks and yeah I'd say the bars still did fine.

Is there any other day trip/ one day concert you could go to and are allowed bring in drink?
drink system worked great for me too tbh

the only people i felt sorry for were the full wkenders who didnt know the rule about only bringing your drink in on first entry

you gave me a good laugh whatever morning that was i saw ya

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Tue Jun 24, 2014 4:13 pm

What I loved about B&S was how small it was.

You're in the campsite, decide to move, next thing you know you're at the main stage. Decide to move again, next thing you know you're at the other field, then the fairground, walled garden, in the forest, all within minutes.

Such a nice feeling when you're NOT on the move that wherever you decide to go next is right there.

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Tue Jun 24, 2014 6:15 pm

mojo wrote:
Howyoudoin wrote:I thought the drink system was great. It was flagged well ahead of time and worked really well. No hassle when you are in there, no extra security costs inside to have internal drink checks and yeah I'd say the bars still did fine.

Is there any other day trip/ one day concert you could go to and are allowed bring in drink?
drink system worked great for me too tbh

the only people i felt sorry for were the full wkenders who didnt know the rule about only bringing your drink in on first entry

you gave me a good laugh whatever morning that was i saw ya

That was Saturday morning. I was up early and feeing motivated. It looked like a short queue for the showers but it still took close to an hour. I was next up at that stage, otherwise would have chatted as opposed to signing "Mojo, from the internet" at you. :D

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Tue Jun 24, 2014 6:18 pm

Dick Jones wrote:What I loved about B&S was how small it was.

You're in the campsite, decide to move, next thing you know you're at the main stage. Decide to move again, next thing you know you're at the other field, then the fairground, walled garden, in the forest, all within minutes.

Such a nice feeling when you're NOT on the move that wherever you decide to go next is right there.
Yeah it's class. The weather totally made it as well. The worst part of a wet festival is you're just dog tired because you are constantly on your feet for three days. Being able to sit down anywhere, at any time is an underrated luxury.

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Tue Jun 24, 2014 7:58 pm

To be fair with the drinks system it was only after the bars were closed that you were allowed to bring in drink so can't see how it would have cut into the bars profits. Plus myself and the bf still bought as much during the day that we normally would, weren't arsed most of the time to go back to the campsite just to get cans

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Tue Jun 24, 2014 8:13 pm

I see some Irish guy got a bit stabby in Germany. When's the last time anyone heard from Phier?

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Tue Jun 24, 2014 9:54 pm

Fucking hell... just read that story.

I don't think Phier's psychedic experimentation would sent him that far off the edge.

Poor chap sounds like he was really unwell. Got killed by car collision.

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Wed Jun 25, 2014 9:09 am

Eli Wallach dies age 98!

One of the best characters of all time

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Wed Jun 25, 2014 9:15 am

dazzler wrote:

I bit the inside of my jaw so badly at a rave last week that I had to go to the dentist
thought you knocked that all on the head?

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