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About king_oxymoron

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  1. What makes you say that?
  2. Yeah both too - but not consistently. It's been a bit of trial and error really. For example, the first few years I didn't go hard on Sunday night while everyone else made the most of their last few hours. So one year I gave it a go, and wanted to kill them al on the Monday, so I no longer stay up all night Sunday. Also two years on the trot I tried a nap on the Thursday night before going to meet the others. Two years on the trot I must have turned my alarm off in my sleep and woke up bewildered at earliest 3am.. serious case of FOMO. So last year I made sure I didn't go as heavy Wednesday (when there's less to do) so I could go big on Thursday. Some of my best memories are stumbling home while it's getting light outside.. but I cannot hack that every day as I like to be up for some of the first bands.
  3. I'm not that arsed about them, but wouldn't have been mad at it. Back to the talk of Lorde (doing plenty of festivals, in plenty of line up predictions), her performances of 'Green Light' and 'Liability' on SNL have made me really keen for this one to be true.
  4. I saw Hanson at V Festival and they actually weren't bad, however they played MMM Bop as the penultimate number and people just absolutely STREAMED out the second it was done. Which was a shame because the actual closer ('Lost Without Each Other') is their best tune, for me. But nobody gave a shit once they got their song
  5. As if the idea of Steps at Glastonbury is even being mildly entertained? Surely not?! (not a music snobbery comment, just an 'in what world' comment).
  6. I go to Sziget most years even when Glastonbury is on now but I am looking forward to the whole crew being free to come with!
  7. I hope so, I respect Elbow as a friend of the festival but it would just be such a boring booking. Taking them out of it, something just says to me The Weeknd as an Other headliner rather than a Pyramid sub. Kaisers has always just seemed like a bizarre rumour.. the Foos set length obviously adding more weight to it but despite a resurgence they just aren't that big now. Which leaves me with The XX - NGHFB - Lady GaGa of the options doing the rounds. (Please just give me GaGa. Also keen to see Royal Blood but not certain of where they'll be. Quite happy for them to be third down or Other Sub on the Friday)
  8. Would be well happy with Lorde. I wanted her a couple of years ago and couldn't really fathom why (other than the 'refreshing take' on pop as mentioned above) but Green Light has cemented it. Just because it's really upbeat doesn't mean it's suddenly 'generic' - it's structurally interesting, there are many different sounding components. I wouldn't say it's at all by numbers and I'd be excited to see her smash out an hour in June!
  9. The world would be a boring place if we all folks liked the same strokes..
  10. Haha, @FloorFiller while that is certainly true of their early stuff (which had bizarre names so it was hard to know which was which anyway), there is a definitive shift in sound for the latest album. Far less reliance on upbeat guitar riffs and a shift to a more midtempo sound, while retaining catchy melody. Songs like 'Bad Decisions' and 'Fever' are a bit 'updated Bee Gees', and are very different from the title track 'Gameshow' or something like 'Lavender'. So I can understand that thought process, but there's definitely a wider variety of sound on their more recent work.
  11. Right, so. Two Door Cinema Club are my favourite band, and I would welcome any opportunity to see them. However, I don't think they would be a great booking for the festival this year. As noted, they played last year, and the album hasn't exactly set the world alight (despite being brilliant, probably their best). But beyond that, they are the name I have seen on the most line ups, not just in the UK, but in Europe and further afield. They would probably be the least exclusive booking going, and not an exciting one for the festival no matter how excited I would be personally. They have always been quite poor at updating their setlists anyway, the first four songs are usually the same, in the same order, and pretty much all from the first record. LOVED the Ally Pally show but considering that was their own tour for (you'd assume) the more devoted fans I was sad they didn't switch it up and put more of the new album in there. Glastonbury a year on, yeah it'd be 95% the same setlist as last time. I applaud them though for making themselves such a staple of the festival scene despite not selling many albums of late at all. They really are a cracking live act so I completely understand why and if they were on the line up I'd be delighted, but I'm not expecting it and hope for some more exciting names *for the festival*
  12. The undercard looks... not 'weak' because that's unfair to the acts, just... uninspired. But I actually think the two headliner bookings are great. If the undercard looked better I would be there on Pink day, I will be keeping an eye but it doesn't look massively exciting beyond her, to me.
  13. This has been so exciting for something which is a foregone conclusion.. god bless this internet forum, I feel for the poor people who will just read it as a headline tonight/tomorrow morning and never have experienced the full 'Poirot' of it all.. it's been quite a week!
  14. Turns out someone already said almost the exact same thing back, sorry for repetition haha
  15. Not really true though, is it, she's been a consistently featured vocalists on great tunes from the likes of Matoma, MK, Rudimental and Wilkinson, as well as the Oliver Heldens song I guess you refer to (hard to know which 'one hit' you mean though given she had two big top ten hits) - and besides all the chart stats the fact remains she has a superb voice and has released some pretty interesting pop tunes. That was a bit of an easy pot shot, tbh. The announcement..I was considering a day ticket but the acts I would want to see could literally not have been split between the three days any cleaner, so a no go I expect. What I do agree with you on Zac is the surprise Everything Everything annoucement, wasn't considering them for anything at all!