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  2. 76 points
    Just a brief note to say thankyou to everyone who followed the 'Announcements' thread yesterday, and throughout the week, and who provided all the support and encouragement regarding the Foo's gig in Frome on Friday night. I'm not usually the sort to be the centre of attention, luck doesn't often come my way, and in the supermarket I'm never the one who they open a new till for, so to suddenly be the subject of such interest (and an impromptu Twitter campaign ) was to be honest a little overwhelming, but wonderful at the same time. I have to admit there were moments throughout the day when I did think of giving it up and heading to the pub , but with you guys following every move what else could I do but stick with it and keep trying, there was no way I couldn't not see it through to a conclusion and let you all down. You guys restored a little faith in humanity that as a cynical sod I sometimes struggle to maintain. Kindness of strangers also comes at the most unexpected times. After living off my debit card all day I thought all was lost when I got to the wristband desk and was asked for a £10 donation. Having nothing but some loose change my face fell until, almost immediately, the girl next to me, a complete stranger, said "I'll pay for you". Once inside she even said she didn't need repaying but I got her contact and ensured her that, of course, I'll repay her. Sophie from Bradford-on-Avon, if you're reading this, thankyou again. So once again thankyou everyone. I hope you all had a great day/evening.....I know I did. And Neil, really good to meet and hang out a little, we looked for you after to give the van a push but missed you somewhere. Hope you got home ok. See you all at the meet in June. It's going to be a great Festival....the best ever I hear Rich.
  3. 70 points
    Nothing. Could happen any place, any time. Just got to get on with your life.
  4. 58 points
    Hey everyone! I made a tube map of the site last year that some people seemed to find pretty useful. Well I've updated it for 2017 – basically just by adding Cineramageddon. Hope it helps! I'll be onsite on Friday and wish you all an excellent festival. If you or anyone you meet runs into any difficulty of any kind, please come and check in with us at welfare – we can help, in confidence, no questions asked. I'm in the Green Welfare tent by the old railway track (the one with this map stuck to the outside...). - Pete PS Last year a few people requested a high res image with a transparent background for high quality printing, so here's that version too.
  5. 56 points
    First of all, a disclaimer. Don't at all intend this thread to be a downer. Secondly, an apology if something else like this already exists here - but i've not seen anything. So, as Mental Health Awareness Week draws to a close, it got me thinking that in a pop-up city of 200,000 people there's likely a sizeable chunk who are currently - or have in the past - suffered from various mental health issues - either diagnosed or otherwise. I'm sure many of those planning to attend Glastonbury have the support of their friends but I imagine a fair few don't and maybe suffer in silence, their festival punctuated at times by these things rearing their ugly heads. Glastonbury is an assault on the senses and can be hugely overwhelming, especially to first-timers not knowing what to expect and not having the encyclopedic knowledge of the site many of us have that help to comfortably navigate, get around safely and find quieter spots when we need a breather. You add issues of anxiety into the mix and it can be a really tough few days. I have crippling anxiety and a history of recurring depression, one that I always assumed precluded me from something like Glastonbury, that I should just stay away through fear of panicking or ruining it for my friends. But I was fed up of missing out. When I was first persuaded to go in 2008, I didn't have the best start to the festival in the group I was in - who weren't particularly supportive - and I ended up spending the rest of it alone. Though I struggled on occasions during that weekend, I still had the best time. Despite crowds, noise, the unknown quantity that is an event the size of Glastonbury, I was helped along by a number of strangers who seemed to be able to recognise when I wasn't doing so well. Glastonbury can be incredibly cathartic and remains a place I always feel really safe in despite the size. A busy tram on a weekday in Manchester is enough to make me break out in sweats and have to focus on my breathing. An 80,000 strong crowd in front of the Pyramid doesn't faze me at all. Why is that? I think it would be nice to have a place on this incredible forum and its brilliant community of efesters to chat about these kinds of things. For first timers, whether they identify as suffering from mental issues or not, to air their concerns and ask questions. For solo travellers, to reassure themselves that there is support should they need it and point them towards it. Somewhere for regulars to discuss how they manage their anxiety/depression at the festival, the best places to take a break, spots it might be better to avoid at certain times, the issues surrounding use of drugs to alleviate anxiety, where to camp. Basically, all the things we talk about anyway but from an angle of managing anxiety/depression and absolutely maxing out the potential for your Glastonbury to be the best one ever! Cheers
  6. 49 points
    My issue is that the thread should be called 'don't rape' rather than 'take care' as if there is something that women should and can do to avoid sexual assault. By not drinking, dressing a certain way, not going out without someone else, etc etc until we are all sitting at home not going anywhere. It isn't on us to take care, it is on men not to sexually assault women.
  7. 48 points
    It's back! Zoom in for details...
  8. 47 points
    Sometimes it's good to talk, right? Back in 2009 when I first got my tickets for Glastonbury my life was in a very different place. After attending several (too many!) Leeds festivals and a solitary Download, I decided to go for the big one, the holy grail of festivals - Glastonbury. After registering and somehow getting a ticket I was so excited, I joined this site and started reading all things Glastonbury. Sadly, that year it wasn't to be, in early January 2010 I suffered a few suprise illnesses that resulted in heart surgery (aged 24), nearly a year off work and a drastically altered lifestyle. It gave me time to reevaluate myself and the direction I was going in and throughout my recovery I decided to change a few things. However, my desire to get to to Glastonbury wasn't one of them. Sadly, the next time I tried to get go, my doctor and physio advised against it so plans were shelved for several years, Fast forward to 2016, I was in a much better place, doing the things I used to be doing and with a one year old (at the time) ready to tackle what life threw at me. So, come October I organised my team of merry men (and women) to finally score those elusive tickets. Thankfully, we had success and those golden tickets were mine. For a few months, Glastonbury was all we'd talk about - my wife doesn't understand the appeal but because of my endless chatter she knows a lot about the festival! At the end of January 2017, we found out my wife was pregnant with my second child. It was one of life's fantastic surprises. With a due date in September, my wife was fine with me still going to Worthy Farm and the stage was set for a stunning year. Come our 20 week scan, we were hit in the face with a sledgehammer. During the anatomy scan, done in more detail due to my heart defect, some problems were picked up by the doctor. Ushered into a room and handed a tissue, we were told that our baby had problems with its brain. Not just simple problems, structural issues. What made it worse was the medical explanation was 'bad luck'. We sought second and third opinions, a plethora of scans and specialists but they all told us the same thing, that the outcome was bleak. As a family, we decided to hope and let life lead the way. This was a month before Glastonbury. Despite all this, my wife was insistent I go the the festival. I really didn't think I would be. The decision was made the weekend before and I hastily packed my bags and prepped my equipment. The festival itself was everything I imagined it to be and much more. From the snaking, burning hot sweat pits that was the queue for Gate D on Wednesday morning to the sunset over the farm, the whole experience was both immersive and immense. Everyone talks about the size and scale, but you can't prepare yourself for Glastonbury. Wow... the hard work and dedication that goes into creating and maintaining that piece of eutopia on Earth should be roundly applauded. With everything going on at home, I never felt able to truly relax, but I gave it a good go. I managed to catch most bands I wanted, although the key was not to plan for many, and i caught several surprises to. For my sins, I am a massive Foo Fighters fan and managed to get pretty close for their set, and those two and a half plus hours released a lot of tension. There were so many brilliant bands I saw over the five days, Rhythm of the Nineties, Royal Blood, Frank Carter, The XX and many, many more. Yet one of the standout things for me was the people attending. Not all, you get idiots everywhere but chatting with strangers and sharing euphoric moments with temporary friends can never be knocked. Also, if you're reading this, the girl who lent me a phone charger in my desperate need, thank you. I could write reams about the festival, perhaps I will one day. I started writing this without a real purpose, more just to put some words on a page. Anyway, like it is for most, Glastonbury was an escape from life. Whilst I couldn't truly escape, it was much needed relief at a time of need. It gave me something to look forward to, something to enjoy and memories to cling to. Things I will be forever thankful for. I very much hope to be back on the farm in 2019 and beyond, fingers crossed. My second daughter was born at 35 weeks, at the end of August. She is doing well. She is defying the odds - eating, breathing, moving, reacting and doing all the things the doctors said she wouldn't. It is a long road ahead. We've seen neuro specialists and had MRI's. My daughter is truly one of a kind - she has three separate conditions and the doctors think she is the only person in the world with all three. So they, never mind us, have no idea what to expect long term. She will need surgery in the next few months as she has fluid on her brain but as she lies here on my lap she is a reminder that life is precious - seize your moments and saviour them. I'm not particularly active on this site, but I sourced tickets for a couple of people and hopefully haven't offended anyone so I just thought this would be a place to put my thoughts down. Anyway, if you've read this far, thank you. As I said, I don't really have a purpose for this! But, it's good to talk, right?
  9. 46 points
    Hi all, The all new http://www.glastomap.com is now available if you’d like to check it out. If you’ve seen it before the concept is still the same: aerial shot of the festival site turned into a map. However, this year I ended up completely rewriting the thing from scratch. I won’t bore you with the techie stuff but the new version behaves a lot more like a proper map interface with the best bit being you can now zoom in to a really high level. You should be able to find your tent but then if you can remember where it was you probably weren’t doing it right eh? ;-) It’s also been updated with the aerial shot from last year’s festival which I’ve hacked around with in Photoshop to try and make it look like this year’s site (e.g. the John Peel move). I’m not a Photoshop expert so it’s not perfect but from a distance it kinda works I think. You can still put a marker down on it and share that location with others so do share any good food stalls or places of interest on here. That was the other main motivator for creating the site in the first place. I know not everyone likes to use their smartphone while there but if you do I’ll have the ‘locate me’ feature up and running by then so you can see where you are on the site (and then share it with others – handy for telling friends where you’re camping). Might be useful for those with a woeful sense of direction. I spent quite a lot of time just getting this new version to the same functional level as the last so haven’t really had the time to add any new features. Having said that it’s all been built in such a way that adding new things shouldn’t be as much of a challenge in the future. If you’ve got any ideas of stuff you’d like to see added or a feature idea just let me know. Things I can defo do now which will be coming when I can find the time are: search for venue/area, measure distance, share multiple markers at once, change picture to a previous year. All other ideas welcome! When was the shot taken is something I’m always asked and with this one I’m not sure. I was told by the company that take it Thursday afternoon but I said that can’t be right, never heard another suggestion from them (and I didn’t want to hassle them). One clue is the pyramid looks pretty busy so at first I thought maybe Sunday afternoon for Lionel but then I reckon there are too many tents still up for it to be Sunday. Wow stage also looks quite busy. Can anyone else come up with a good theory? Anyway, enjoy and all feedback welcome. Cheers!
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    I haven't talked about this here... This year was the first time we've been able to go for a long time, and my son's first Glastonbury. I was ecstatic to get coach tickets within a few minutes - we were going! Within a week our world was thrown upside down. My wife was diagnosed with cancer. It's been a very difficult winter. The treatment was horrendous and it's hard being strong and carrying on as normal when you don't know what the future holds. Whilst a music festival is completely irrelevant in the grand scheme of things, and it seemed unlikely we'd now be going, it was the one thing I had to cling to as my escape from the situation. I didn't lose hope of going and you lovely efestival posters have unwittingly helped me enormously. A couple of months on and things have changed remarkably. The treatment was successful. We're definitely going! The one song that I clung to during that difficult time was Radiohead's 'The Numbers' - by no means a big favourite but it was apt, and if they play it I may lose it. That said, it's such a relief and joy to be there it could happen anytime.
  12. 38 points
    Joe Hart is head and shoulders above Dave Seaman.
  13. 37 points
    Good evening eFestivals! The votes have been counted, the points totalled and I can now reveal the top 10 albums of 2016 as voted by (a relatively small but committed percentage of) eFests posters. Before we get on to the main list, spare a thought for the honourable mentions. The scoring was tight and it's only fair those who just missed out - albums 20 to 11 - get a round of applause for trying (Little Mix, nil points); 20. Hamilton Leithauser + Rostam - I Had A Dream That You Were Mine (Pts 24: Votes 3) 19. Iggy Pop - Post Pop Depression (Pts 25: Votes 4) 18. Jamie T - Trick (Pts 28: Votes 6) 17. Glass Animals - How To Be A Human Being (Pts 29: Votes 4) 16. The Avalanches - Wildflower (Pts 29: Votes 5) 15. Blood Orange - Freetown Sound (Pts 32: Votes 5) 14. Anderson.Paak - Malibu (Pts 33: Votes 8 ) 13. Solange - A Seat At The Table (Pts 38: Votes 6) 12. Frank Ocean - Blonde (Pts 41: Votes 7) 11. King Gizzard & The Lizard Wizard - Nonagon Infinity (Pts 43: Votes 8 ) And now on to the the main list... 10. A Tribe Called Quest - We Got It From Here... Thank You 4 Your Service Despite being released towards the end of the year ATCQ fought their way into the top ten with a total of 9 votes and 43 points, picking up 3 top five placings along the way. They edged their way into the top ten ahead of King Gizzard & The Lizard Lads courtesy of the amount of votes gathered. Let's hope the rumours tipping them to be at the farm this year (we're looking at you West Holts) turn out to be correct and we get some of this cracking album in our ears live; Recommended listening; The Space Program, Conrad Tokyo, Whateva Will Be 9. Pablo Honey 9. James Blake - The Colour In Anything James Blake's third studio album came from nowhere to cement it's place at number nine. After largely being posted missing-in-action over the first few pages of the thread he managed to stage a fightback picking up a total of 7 votes and 48 points with - crucially - four of its 7 votes being top five placings. A headline spot on West Holts at this year's festival likely did his cause no harm. Recommended listening: Radio Silence, I Need A Forest Fire, My Willing Heart 8. Leonard Cohen - You Want It Darker Earlier this year Cohen had said rumours of his demise were greatly exaggerated (and given the year we'd had that was an achievement in itself). He told an audience that he 'intended to live forever' and given the critical and commercial response to his 14th album it's just as well it was a record which will life long in the memory. 'You Want It Darker' picked up 7 votes and 49 points and similarly to James Blake received 4 top five placings which helped push him up the ranking. Recommended listening: You Want It Darker, On The Level, Treaty 7. Beyonce - Lemonade All hail the Queen! Bey didn't let the fact that Lemonade wasn't available on Spotify (meaning lazy folk like me had to work a bit harder than usual to listen to it) harm her chances of making the top ten. She stormed into 7th place thanks to 8 votes and a total of 66 points putting some clear daylight between herself and the rest of the artists featured thus far. 'Lemonade' had an extremely strong showing in the lists it appeared, picking up 3 x 1st, 1 x 2nd, 1 x 3rd, 1 x 4th and 2 x 5th placings. Recommended listening: Freedom, Formation, Hold Up 6. Angel Olsen - My Woman The opposite of James Blake, Angel Oslen stormed into an early lead picking up points all over the place, only to falter towards the end of the thread and just miss out on a spot in the top five on votes only. Tied on 85 points with our fifth placed album 'My Woman' picked up a total of 11 votes. Only one of her 11 votes placed her out of the top five (at 6th place) and she claimed two first place spots. Recommended listening: Shut Up Kiss Me, Not Gonna Kill You, Intern And now ladies and gentlemen, I give you our top five... 5. David Bowie - Blackstar Bittersweet for the Thin White Duke to make it into the top five. Certainly was the hardest death of 2016 for me to take, however there's little doubt his untimely death brought 'Blackstar' an added significance. A beautiful and intriguing album, as mentioned it pulled in the same amount of points as Angel Olsen (85), but crucially ran away with it on votes, picking up 15 nominations. Thus making it the most popular record of the top 20 so far. Recommended listening: Lazarus, Blackstar, 'Tis A Pity She Was A Whore 4. Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds - Skeleton Tree With Mr Cave we finally smash through the century mark in terms of points. 'Skeleton Tree' picked up a total 105 points across 14 votes, meaning that while it picked up one nomination less than 'Blackstar' it comfortably won into 4th place thanks to high placings with no less than five of our posters selecting it as their favourite album of 2016. However even that couldn't push it into the top three... Recommended listening: Jesus Alone, Rings of Saturn, I Need You 3. Car Seat Headrest - Teens of Denial From two legends like David Bowie and Nick Cave we come to the newest kid on the block. Will Toledo's project-cum-band storms into third place with 18 votes and a massive 123 points, cementing a top three place on merit. Like 'Skeleton Tree', 'Teens of Denial' was also selected by five of our posters as their number one album of the year and was boosted by another seven top five placements. It's been a massive year for him/them and hopefully a return to the farm with a higher placed slot is on the cards for next year. Recommended listening: Drunk Drivers/Killer Whales, 1937 State Park, Vincent 2. Bon Iver - 22, A Million As I was pulling this together I was genuinely surprised to see '22, A Million' go to the top early on and stay there throughout. Simply because from a completely unscientific point of view it felt like this album had divided opinion on the forum somewhat when it was released. But from a scientific point of view it was always in the running to be voted the best album of 2016, and while it didn't quite making the grade it had an extremely strong showing picking up 144 points and a total of 23 votes. Six of our posters named it their album of 2016 Recommended listening: 8 (Circle), 00000 Million, 29 #Strafford APTS However, there could be only one... 1. Radiohead - A Moon Shaped Pool You people are so predictable. We collectively do absolutely nothing to dispel our reputation as the Radiohead fanboys and fangirls of eFestivals as we select 'A Moon Shaped Pool' as our album of 2016, on something of a landslide as it racks up 180 points. I suppose there should be... No Surprises (I'm here all week). While '22, A Million' put up a decent fight all the way it suffered in general from people voting for both albums and selecting Radiohead's album higher up their lists. In total it received 26 nominations meaning it appeared more often than not somewhere on people's top tens. While it wasn't placed in as many top spots as Bon Iver it appeared in a whopping 18 of our top fives. Thom and the Lads will finally once again headline the Pyramid next year and they will do so as the Champions of eFestivals, 2016 Recommended listening: Burn The White, Present Tense, Identikit, The Numbers, True Love Waits. Thanks to everyone who took the time to post a top ten and to do so in order. Hope everyone enjoyed reading through this round up, happy new year and he's to starting all our lists afresh on the 1st January! SwedgeAntilles
  14. 36 points
    No-one's actually managed to come up with what would be an acceptable trio of headliners yet. About 90% of Glastonbury-type acts are ruled out as apparently any band that is predominantly white, middle class and includes guitars is safe and boring. Bands that don't have a suitable back catalogue or number of albums under their belts will lose the field and struggle to fill a set a la Mumfords. "Classic" era bands are over the hill, dad rock or only in it for the money. There's no evidence (that I'm aware of ) that the biggest RnB / hip hop acts like Kendrick Lamar, Drake or Frank Ocean have a great interest in playing, understandable after the shitstorm over Kanye. The biggest female acts have had poor recent albums (Gaga), played too recently (Adele) or are off form in general (Rhianna). Huge international acts like Bieber are too poppy or dicks. Or both. Any leftovers have questionable moral or political viewpoints. So please, someone enlighten me as to what would be acceptable.
  15. 35 points
    Eat. Sleep. Graze. Repeat.
  16. 35 points
    I Like It When You Release New Tour Dates For They Rule You Out Of A Return To Glastonbury Even Though It Were Unlikely
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    Well, thought I might as well start this thread again to keep all you lovely people informed in the lead up to the festival. In previous years I have started the thread a bit later than this but Brillo and I had to drop by the farm this afternoon so I thought I'd go for it. The ground is, as you would expect, is as dry as Ghandi's sandal. Rock hard and dust blowing up in the slightest of breezes. The grass is super verdant and healthy but I do think that we really could do with it getting watered before the festival.... Hopefully not in the week before or during I'll post regular updates here as we get closer. Brillo checking out the bins and Ivymead, the crew field, starting to fill up.
  18. 34 points
    Signs around Pilton lanes today....I'd guess for fence deliveries. ....and so it begins
  19. 33 points
    After a fair bit of work my outfit is coming together for the year ... what have the creatives amongst you come up with for this years festival fancy dress ?
  20. 33 points
    My Grandfather smoked his whole life. I was about 10 years old when my mother said to him, ‘If you ever want to see your grandchildren graduate, you have to stop immediately.’ Tears welled up in his eyes when he realized what exactly was at stake. He gave it up immediately. Three years later he died of lung cancer. It was really sad and destroyed me. My mother said to me - ’Don’t ever smoke. Please don’t put your family through what your Grandfather put us through." I agreed. At 28, I have never touched a cigarette. I must say, I feel a very slight sense of regret for never having done it because your post gave me cancer anyway.
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  22. 32 points
    I finally left site last night. The whole place is looking incredibly clean. 500 litter pickers were laid off yesterday lunchtime. (Small protest happened outside Goose Hall as many were expecting many more days work) I've never seen the place look so clean and tidy so quickly before. This time last year the farm was still absolutely minging. Huge big up to all festival goers who clearly used the bins, tidied up their camping areas and left no trace. Looks like the message has finally got through! This must have saved the festival a fortune and so will leave more money for charity. Brilliant!
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  24. 31 points
    Hey guys! I've been on site most of today, I'm here and it's looking incredible i'm trying to preserve data - but here are some tips / observations to those who want them. they are serious about searches, any bags who are sealed or made hard to open will be ripped open. You will have your bag checked, they've checked all staff as well. its boiling on site, very dusty. other stage looks strange - maybe it's not finished yet temple is massive, actually massive - they weren't lying when they said they were tripling it in size. they aren't lying when they say you will be queuing longer this year. Crew are tanned and in a good place, been given the best shifts I could possibly ask for. i think this is gonna be one of the best years. Really really good feeling in the air. see you all Wednesday, we can't wait for you to come! have an amazing one guys x
  25. 31 points
    oh my god I got one FUCKING YASSSSSS
  26. 31 points
    That second verse needs work
  27. 30 points
    I think for a lot of people it makes a nice change when the rest of the time they're drowning in vile, abusive, threatening and downright aggressive right wing attitudes. It's just hard to notice when you're not in the firing line. I do think Tories are entirely welcome, but if it's that much of a shock to see what it's like outside the bubble then it's probably a good and healthy thing to see isn't it? Better than imagining the dining room conversation actually encompasses the whole country's views for sure. Tolerance is quite a different thing to meekly not saying anything despite having issues, and I think folk sometimes get confused.
  28. 30 points
    Do you need any training for litter picking, or can you just pick it up as you go along?
  29. 30 points
    ...and this on a loo wall:
  30. 30 points
    Ok i mentioned this the other day. Firstly i cant rememeber who did this last year, but they were the reason i was successful in the Secret Resales. Whoever you are, thank you again. Me and countless others owe you a debt of gratitude. This year im still needing 2 tickets for friends so will be trying my hand in these (not so) secret resales. I want to give back to those who helped me last year and set up this years group. The way it worked last year was having everyone message their numbers privately. People would be added to the group but the group would remain completely inactive untilI tickets went on sale. I have page trackers set up but this may be where it differs from last year. I cannot be certain ill see the trackmypage emails in time. Please if you would like to be added in to the group, pm me your mobile number and i will add you in. I must then ask that for those being added in, if u see that tickets have gone up and no message has been sent to the group, quickly do so. This is the only condition of entry. We are all in this together. I will add all the numbers to the group at the end of each day when i have finished work. If interested please begin PM'ing me your mobile numbers. Good luck everyone UPDATE: its possible my inbox on efests is maxed. If you cant send me ur numbers that way, please send them to secretresales2016@hotmail.com. ill pick them up there. UPDATE: If you have emailed or messaged me and you are not yet in a group dont worry. Group 1 is full. Im waiting till closer to May 6th so i can add everyone into group 2 in one go. As stated previously, ask any questions here and not in the whatsapp groups and try to refrain from messaging with page updates until May 6th. May 6th is the final refund date. It wont be before then
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  33. 29 points
    The Last Leg is doing a programme tonight in honour of Jo Cox, based on the idea of her maiden commons speech which held the idea that we have more in common than divides us. In the build up to the festival I think this is an important ideal. It it has been a crap year for unity, the last few weeks have been challenging for everyone for various reasons. This is a generally positive forum, but as we approach the festival please remember that we have more in common than divides us and that applies to race, nationality, religion, sex, sexuality, musical taste, posh camping, public camping, camper van, off site, drugs, no drugs, socially functioning alcoholic, non socially function alcoholic, weather optimists, weather pessimists, I could go on but you get the point. i am not sure how people will respond, this might come across as a bit pompous, but next weekend is an important release for me, and I hope everyone has a great weekend and shows tolerance to everyone who wants to enjoy their weekend in a different way to you.
  34. 29 points
    Hi All, Now I know this won't make up for the fact you're still trying for glasto tickets but I have 2 weekend tickets for the Sound City festival in Liverpool this weekend (won them but can't go) It would be a massive waste if they weren't used so if any of you folk are based in Liverpool or nearby and would like to go let me know and I will forward the email I received with how to obtain them. From the email I received it doesn't look like I have to go so all should be fine. First come first served and I'm not expecting any money for them however following the events of this week it would a lovely gesture if you could donate towards any of the victims charities set up for the atrocity in Manchester. Cheers Joe
  35. 29 points
    Just because I'm in a fucking fantastic mood this morning... Choose a festival. Choose a stage. Choose a group of like-minded friends. Choose a 5 day hangover. Choose a dose of the fucking fear like you won’t believe. Choose the heebie-jeebies, sleep paralysis, a new tent and camping chairs on a Monday morning. Choose scrofula, an eight day beard and kicky legs. Choose being inside with no barriers, no fences, no checks, no arena and no restrictions. Choose blisters and Glastonbury Toe. Choose a total failure of your digestive system. Choose dry spittle on your cheeks and sleeping bag from gurning during the wee hours. Choose getting so wasted that you piss yourself in front of strangers standing next to a bin without even realising that they’re watching and laughing at you. Choose hitting the South East Corner and wondering who the fuck you are on Sunday morning. Choose sitting in that field watching spirit-lifting, mind-expanding performance art, stuffing fucking No Bones Jones into your mouth. Choose resetting your equilibrium at the end of it all, heading home ready to spend the next 360 days discussing it on an internet forum, nothing more than an embarrassment to the people who’ve never been and have no idea what you’re on about. Choose your future. Choose Glastonbury.
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  39. 27 points
    Sorry, I mean, 9 weeks to go until Glastonbury. Woo!
  40. 27 points
    Repeat after me: I will get tickets. Now say it a little louder: I will get tickets. Good, now emphasise the 'WILL': I WILL get tickets That's a bit better, but you're not convincing me, say with with belief, make me believe you: I WILL GET THOSE TICKETS Who's going to? ME! That's who! I WILL GET THOSE BASTARD TICKETS Great. There's the SeeTickets office over there, go get them kiddo: ARRGGGHH, GIVE ME MY GLASTONBURY TICKETS ARRRRGGGHH!!!! Perfect. That should see you through 'till tomorrow.
  41. 27 points
    Prime Minister Jeremy Corbyn DJ set
  42. 26 points
    all.... I posted in another thread about me watching for the BBC Glastonbury web cam coming on line I have news! Check out - http://glastocam.panomax.com This is the new cam - its just not been linked to the BBC yet!!! - and by god is it worth the wait!
  43. 26 points
    Hi All! This year was my first Glasto, I came all the way from Israel and made my dream came true. I wrote a post about my experience in Hebrew, but it does works well with Google Translate, I hope that you'll find it interesting https://translate.google.com/translate?sl=auto&tl=en&js=y&prev=_t&hl=en&ie=UTF-8&u=https%3A%2F%2Fnimrodg1.wordpress.com%2F2017%2F07%2F05%2Fglasto%2F&edit-text=
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    Its looking like its going to be fabulous weather folks! I think the last one like this 2010, so many of you won't have experienced a scorcher so hopefully we oldies can share some advice. 1. It might seem obvious, but suncream is vital. You will be outside in the sun with little shade for 12 hours a day. Believe me when i say that carrying a rucksack with burnt shoulders is not fun. 2. Although it looks like there are loads of trees for shade, the reality is that most of them are behind fences, traders stands etc. It can feel very exposed in most parts and what shade you find is often very busy. Bring a wide brimmed hat, scarf or even an umbrella to have your own shade. Sunstroke is not fun either. 3. Drink lots of water. The tap water is perfectly safe to drink at Glastonbury, bottled water is expensive, bad for the environment and warm by sunday (the ice cream vans leave it outside all day). 4. Don't leave your friend crashed out in the sun to fry in his/her drunken stupor 5. Your tent will feel like the inside of a cast iron smelter at 8am... Try using foil blankets or at least don't overdress for bed unless you like waking up drenched 6. Watching the sunrise is amazing 7. Watching the sunset is amazing too 8. For those who will adopt flip flops etc remember it still gets wet around the taps and toilets. I'm not sure I'd want my bare feet in that toilet water Glastonbury in hot weather takes it to another level of magical, but it can be equally challenging so take care of yourselves and each other and have a great festival xxx
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    Probably not what you're looking for, but I'll never forget my terminally ill wife (she died in November) with tears running down her face when Adele's stage-eyes opened for Hello last year.
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    Today has been quieter and calmer around here which is totally understandable given the horrific news from Manchester. I think it's ok for us to continue on with our ticket hunt tomorrow morning with the support, smiles and enthusiasm that's made this thread a great place to be. Our thoughts needed to be elsewhere today though. Good luck to the efesters searching for there friend. I hope they are found safe and well x
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    Well Ariana Grande was just a name to me before last week. I didn't know what she looked like and had no clue about her music, and I'd probably still not want to own any of it, but she is a beautiful singer. Her voice just soars. ...of all the people to target, what a mistake to pick her, she looks like a Disney princess and seems to radiate light! Could there be a bigger contrast to the evil that has been visited on us over the last couple of weeks. what an amazing evening of music - the cynicism of this forum dropping through the floor says it all about he magic it wove.
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    Is it poor form to self confirm myself in the self confirmation thread? Adam Scott Glasspool - Mandala Stage. Not sure what days/times yet.
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    Well, Neil had some info on Monday, fact checked it on Tuesday. He was making sure by Wednesday, and on Thursday and Friday and Saturday. He TBC'd on Sunday.
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