king_oxymoron

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About king_oxymoron

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  1. I'm very much with FloorFiller, I was right at the front and having a very drunken party with a number of my mates so I'm not sure if I would have felt differently if I was sober and on my on, but I thought Arcade Fire were absolutely amazing, the carnival style was awesome. I don't really know much about them but it was a proper highlight for me.
  2. I concus with the general consensus re: crowds that there is just space to wander through - be considerate, be polite but fine. The problem is trying to get inside those V shaped barriers at the front of the Pyramid field. Huge numbers trying to get out, huge numbers trying to get in and yet once you get past the people at the edges who are staying and wanting to keep their spot there is usually SO much space inside. It's a complete bottleneck and you end up having to push a little or the crowd is a complete standstill. It's usually not a very positive experience for anyone and it's horrible to see some (usually) middle aged people visibly upset about it but I still usually go for it as it's such a decent spot once you actually get there. I do apologise to anyone I am squeezing past but some people still don't like it.
  3. My ultimate would be to have Sara Bareilles playing one year, in Acoustic maybe. This year is not the year as she's working on her musical, but desperate to see her one year. Realistically I'm looking for some of the following: Foxes, Tove Lo, BeBe Rexha, Birdy, Marina & The Diamonds, VV Brown, Metronomy, Nina Nesbitt, Robyn, Katy B, Alessia Cara. We shall see but it's a pretty decent showing so far..
  4. This hasn't done enough to convince me to get tickets for any part of it. I like Muse (though I am going to Glastonbury and there's talks of them there), Years & Years and I like the component parts of Last Shadow Puppets but not fallen in love with Miles and Alex as an act together yet. Was really hoping with the amount of festivals they are doing that Two Door Cinema Club would show up. Any chance do we think?
  5. It's all good I'm at work for the night so it's keeping my mind engaged Never done Beni and usually just do Glastonbury and in many ways Sziget is just as special, you'll love it. I think the food is cheap enough from what I remember. maybe not as monumentally cheap as the drink? I do remember the meals we had in Budapest being cheap though. And slizes of pizza onsite definitely are haha. Some of the searches going onto the island were quite vigorous so we didn't chance any alcohol to be honest.
  6. 1) Beer is dirt cheap, like 2 Euro or something. Spirits and the like are more but still less expensive than UK Fesivals I'm sure. 2) Haven't been VIP 3) Dead easy, just top it up ASAP and realistically so you don't have to keep queuing to top it up. As long as you look after it it's so simple 4) Don't believe I was ever ID'd. I was 27 but I look young enough. 5) Definitely worth it. 20 quid for the whole trip to get around town, to and from the airport, into a spa for free, I think the Citypass is fantastic, even if you're not really going to explore Budapest that much you'd surely pay that at each end of the trip to get about anyway?
  7. This is very good sign! it's hard to tell what's going on on the site but it certainly matches the shape of the island!
  8. Not a massive announcement but a couple of big names, one I don't think has been touted Asaf Avidan C2C ARTY The Script Major Lazer
  9. Sziget Official facebook posted twenty minutes ago 'We are coming up with some news tomorrow! ‪#‎sziget2015‬' Hope it's something of note!!
  10. I'm not as clued up as you guys but on every page they make a point of keeping Robbie, Florence, Avicii and Garrix seperate from the others - does this not suggest they are the headliners and others are not? Therefore should we not still expect three?
  11. Thanks for the reply... that would be amazing if trains do run all night during the fest... can anyone else confirm/comment?
  12. I have a question for anyone who has gone but stayed offsite in hostels/apartments.. last year I was just in a tent onsite so have no personal experience. We were looking at getting a place within walking distance of the island so we could just stroll back afterwards but aren't having much luck... ... those who have stayed offsite, have you stayed far from the island? in the centre of town? How did you get back - buses/taxis? (the station closes at like 11.30 right? Or is it open later for Sziget?) How long did these take, where they expensive? Basically any info you can give me about staying off site and the pros and cons would be helpful Cheers!
  13. We've had barely any mainstage artists right? I'm not blown away but I'm not panicking..
  14. I haven't followed the thread in a while so I don't know if it's known or there's any other reason she's unlikely to, but bad news... from Ed Sheeran.
  15. Arcade Fire for me were absolutely the highlight of the festival last year and a brilliant headline booking... ... and not weeks later I was offered a free ticket to their not sold out BST show. It doesn't mean a great deal.