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About king_oxymoron

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  1. Yup... my friends were being SO boring during Pendulum and so I decided the only way to get rid of their vibes was to dance my way forward through the crowd. A bit too aggressively, sadly, as I knocked over a little girl (I'm talking ten). Her Dad was not happy. I wouldn't have been either. Felt SO bad! I did find her after though and wished her a fun time at Bey.. As for Ed, as Zac already said, Castle On The Hill was made for the Pyramid.
  2. the stretching people are doing to say Ed Sheeran isn't worthy of headlining is laughable. I completely understand why he wouldn't be people's cup of tea or they might feel it's too soon. But to try to discredit his musicianship or ability to write is simply foolish.
  3. Very few announcements would make me happier!
  4. 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.
  5. 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.
  6. 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..
  7. 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?
  8. 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.
  9. 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.
  10. Also, someone said they couldn't believe TS's music could move anyone. I'm not claiming all her music does but I certainly find this song not only exceptional but moving..
  11. The attitude 'some music is good music, some music is bad, I have decided which, I cannot respect anyone who disagrees and I am not willing to change' is just completely horrifying. Also the 'she has the same fans as Jessie J' who wouldn't be at Glastonbury argument baffles me, didn't people say they could hardly move when Jessie played the other field?
  12. You did not have to be there to know it was generally very well received.
  13. For those asking, if you're looking in terms of 'English hits' then you are pretty much only looking at the last two albums (there are bound to be scores more hits from the one out this past week given it sold nearly 100k in a very poor album sales climate) - that's with the exception of Love Story which is a few albums old but was absolutely massive. So: Love Story We Are Never Ever Getting Back Together I Knew You Were Trouble 22 Everything Has Changed Shake It Off as a core set of huge hits, with plenty of other smaller hits from those albums and a couple of old country ones (Red, You Belong With Me, Mine). It's certainly strong enough crowd pleasing set when you add in those that will soon to be singles - whether you think it's strong enough as a UK headliner I will leave up to you, in America clearly they would know many more.
  14. I would be absolutely delighted! Definitely #teamswift Properly clever girl, made her mark in the country world, made people aware she was a musician who had a big hand in her writing, won all the awards, then each album gradually shifted towards pop so she could dominate in countries where country music isn't a dominant force, making her relevant for almost a decade already (and she's still 24) and bigger with every album going. Apparently her new album is going to be the first or second biggest debut for a female artist on the Billboard chart in America so she could definitely headline but I would definitely be happy to see her in the Shakira/Scissor Sisters pop sub slot.
  15. Main Stage JT and his sexy back - 45 Bastille and the things they lost in the fire - 40 Nile Rodgers and his Chic - 50 Train drives by - 20 Kodaline have got high hopes - 15 (-5) M People are mooooooooooovin on up - 70 16. The Killers 15. Example 14. Ed Sheeran 13. Paolo Nutini 12. Lily Allen 11. Newton Faulkner 10. Tom Odell 9. Rudimental 8. The Stranglers 7. Kaiser Chiefs MTV Stage Axwell ^ Ingrosso are saving the world tonight - 25 Manic Street son of a preacher man - 30 Tinie and his Trampoline - 45 Blondie can call me - 60 Jason Derulo and his trumpet - 30 Miles Kane and Sian - 60 The Wailers and three little birds - 50 John Newman loves me again- 50 Childish Gambino - 39 Pixie Lott and her mama do - 25 ( -5) Sam Smith - 50 George Ezra - 40 Starsailor - 20 The Wonder Stuff - 40 The Rifles - 45 20. Elbow 19. Rizzle Kicks 18. Aloe Blacc 17. Sheppard 16. Katy B The Arena Chase and Status have blind faith - 44 Janelle Monae - 25 (+5) The Human League don't want me baby - 55 Ceelo Green forgot you - 60 Ella Eyre has a slot without Rudimental - 40 Foxes and her youth - 45 All Saints never ever (want you to hurt them) - 50 Fuse ODG and his Antenna- 55 18. Rita Ora 17. James scum 16. Jess Glynne 15. Neon Jungle 14. Sophie Ellis-Bextor 13. Alesso 12. Above and beyond 11. Sub Focus 10. Kiesza 09. Nina Nesbitt Futures Stage Embrace - 80 Birdy and her skinny love - 45 Howling Bells - 35 Paul Heaton & Jacqui Abbott - 30 The Strypes - 20 (-5) Vance Joy - 20 Icona Pop love it - 65 Josh Record - 18 Becky Hill - 50 Neon Trees - 50 Dan Croll - 20 16. Hoodie Allen 15. Alex Clare 14. To Kill A King 13. James Bay 12. Chloe Howl