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  1. Taylor Swift

    So - actually managed to get 2 tickets in block A in the presale for Wembley Saturday today without much hassle - not sure I really wanted to pay top face value price but bit the bullet! Hope the support acts are worth it too!! £12.00 10% booking fee per ticket was a bit steep tho!! Ouch!
  2. eFestival Music Awards 2017

    1. Rate Glastonbury Festival 2017 (0 - 10 score) 8 2. Best Glastonbury ever (Year) 2003 3. Best Performance at Glastonbury 2017 - Radiohead 4. Worst Performance at Glastonbury 2017 - Kris Kristofferson 5. Best album of the year- haven’t bought much this year 6. Best song of the year - ??? 7. Best gig/tour of 2017- Nick Cave 8. Best Other Festival 2017- only went to Victorious- it was hot and sunny! 9. Most Wanted Band for Glastonbury 2019 - teenage fan club or Gomez 10. Best New Act - Slow Readers Club ( new to me!) 11. Legend Award (Dead or Alive!) David Bowie 12. Biggest Loss To Music in 2017 - Walter Becker
  3. Glitter ban?

    Now even glitter - the sparkly face of festivals has got a bad name due to environmental impact ( plastic) will this be banned for 2019? !!
  4. Tour Announcements & Upcoming Gigs

    Got 2 Gomez tickets standing for Albert Hall London hurrah!! had a bit of a panic as forgot my password and had to re-register but confirmation email through ok so can breath again!!
  5. Uk Festival awards

    No nominations for Glastonbury at this years UK Festival awards categories? Are they trying to give other places a chance or maybe they will have a Lifetime Achievement Award this year!!
  6. 30k more tickets for Glastonbury in future?

    2000 was a bit scary not just because of all the extra people but the gangs of drug dealers and thieves making the most of the opportunity to get in. Whole tents were just picked up and taken or moved, and the atmosphere was tense. So much better in 2002 - was one of the most chilled out times- space to walk around- see bands up close etc. I think it is well over capacity now since the increase in the “extra” staff, security, crew, workers, volunteers, artists etc over the last few years. This year felt it was too many at certain points- you just can’t get around easily or see some stuff without having to plan well in advance, and it’s worse in a muddy year like 2016. I still love it and will be trying to make it to my 20th Glastonbury next time but maybe I am just getting old - it feels too busy with too many people around! Lets hope it was just ME waffling on as usual as he does!!
  7. Victorious Festival 2017

    So we went Sat and Sun- first time there- was pleasantly surprised location was great - not many festivals you can watch a band and the ferry to and from France go by! Weather was great and plenty of cool shady trees to rest under when it got too hot. Thought the sound was ok and both the main stage and castle stages were bigger than expected. Plenty of smaller stages, food stalls and bars- we didn't queue for long for anything. It was expensive food and drink but when you only pay £25-£45 for a day no complaints really but Pint of Fosters lager was £5.20! Food around £7.00 - £11.00. And not allowed to bring your own. Made a change to be able to get close to the stages and see bands without flags in front obscuring view! Discovered Slow Readers Club who played twice on Sunday and were great both times. Frank Turner, Feeder, Frightened Rabbit, Stereophonics all good, as were Dandy Warhols, Slaves, Franz Ferdinand and Elbow. Might go again next year and punt on early bird cheap tickets as it's relatively local. Can't go wrong for £25.00!!
  8. Victorious Festival 2017

    Anyone know when they release stage times? I want to make sure we don't miss Frank Turner who must be on early as he has another solo gig at the Joiners in Southampton at 4pm later! Also we haven't been to this festival before although only living in Bournemouth so not far to go for the day- what kind of crowd is it?
  9. Lost Iphone

    Contact Lost Property ( details on website) they are able to reunite lost and found items:)
  10. 2017 - The Changes

    There were less compost toilets new cinemaggeddon were the screens on West holts new? It never used to have screens. Also the secret underground piano bar moved from where it's been and replaced with crew camping. Did it appear anywhere else?
  11. I watched from nearer the back of the Pyramid field rather than my usual spot by the mixing desk- apart from not being able to see a very small Ed Sheehan ( due to flag obscura) it was an ok set. Everyone around me, particularly the younger kids were enjoying it, and one guy asked his girlfriend to marry him in the middle of one of the slow songs to much cheering! I don't know many artists who could hold an entire massive headliner audience with just a guitar and loop pedal. I made a quick getaway during the last song to make sure I could get out the car park but the field was rammed with people standing right up on all the paths. It wasn't a classic pyramid performance but was a good one. What struck me this year was the way the stages had been planned to cater for all tastes,genres and ages- their are a lot of young people and families who may not have been dying to see Justice, Alt-j etc. Ed fitted the more generic category and was definitely headliner worthy.
  12. The size of the crowds

    This is my thought- as the festival has got bigger, more stages, more performers, more tech staff, more volunteers and other staff, more security,police, traders plus all the guests of performers etc etc- plus the "hospitality " and other hangers on- the licence addition was for up to another 25,000plus - this I think accounts for loads of extra people these days. I've been coming for years and everywhere is so packed now. Every other person seems to have a different wristband or several!! There seem to be 2 Glastonbury's - those who pay as punters in the main sales plus everyone else - and talking to a steward friend there is a "backstage Glastonbury" which is a different experience for everyone else- depending on the wristband! I don't know what the Radiohead crowd looked like as I was down by the mixing desk and it was pretty crowded there! Its definitely busier since 2013.
  13. Thursday arrival - how are you coping?

    Kidney Mead- my friends have camped badly so as to save me some space so they will move their tent a bit!
  14. Thursday arrival - how are you coping?

    Only got back from Oz on Monday night so not going down until tomorrow- friends have saved some space but I am a bit nervous about it being taken so I ended up buying a smaller tent today to make sure I can squeeze in! Normally go early Weds but this year has too much to sort out yesterday and today. Am glad I wasn't queuing tho in this heat- it took my friends 3.5 hours this morning! Now have to go pack light - have forgot to get bag tags tho!
  15. Secret Cinema

    Maybe this is the big secret!!