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About harryomatic

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  1. Just saw that too, must be a strong shout
  2. Wonder what slot Two Door would have these days? They headlined the NME tent at R/L this year. Tut's headliner? High R1?
  3. Sad to hear that Gary from The Lapelles passed away this morning. They played on the T Break stage this year and were incredible. They seemed to be doing everything right and on course for great things. Energetic, fun, talented and catchy. And they looked as though they loved every single second of playing for people. Thoughts with his family, friends, and the rest of the band.
  4. Biffy Clyro / The Script / Twin Atlantic David Guetta / Steve Aoki / Duke Dumont Chvrches / Slaves Swedish House Mafia / Stereophonics / George Ezra Bastille / Clean Bandit / Disciples Jamie T / Wolf Alice Coldplay / Ellie Goulding / Royal Blood Rudimental / Haim / Jungle Jack Garratt / Gorgon City
  5. Just seen that Jamie T has a new album coming out. Probably a good shout for a decent slot next year. Tuts Headliner or high on main stage
  6. Friday Biffy Clyro / Royal Blood / Frank Ocean The XX ??? Saturday David Guetta / Ellie Goulding / Twin Atlantic Bastille Nero Sunday Coldplay / Emeli Sande / Chvrches Deadmau5 Jack Garratt Something like that with just enough good acts to be very tempting.
  7. 1. LCD Soundsystem 2. Disclosure 3. Bastille 4. Fatherson 5. The Lapelles Slaves, Man of Moon, Bloodlines and Basement were also very good. Wanted to see Mt. Doubt, The Van T's, Frightened Rabbit, Draper and Indigo Velvet but didn't get a chance.
  8. I was there, it really was that poor. It continues a bit further back than the shot, but people are dotted about. It did get a bit busier as the night went on, but not a huge amount.
  9. Did anyone else at LCD notice James Murphy saying at one point "this crowd I think is just about a capacity crowd at the Barrowlands..." Good hint I reckon.
  10. Just got back and showered having done Thu-Mon. Got the bus from Edinburgh, traffic was much better. Easy getting in, no transport queues. How it should be. Arrived and short walk to security, got through all that in maybe 20 minutes tops, again hassle free and simple. Walked to Green C to camp (probably about 4pm) at this point to find plenty of good camping spots. Set up, popped to BeChilled and enjoyed the glorious sunshine. Went to see Hot Dub Time Machine, which was a brilliant night as always. Thought the walk to Tuts that enter me via yellow campsite was very long, decided not to go that way again. Friday was similarly good weather. Lineup was a wee bit sparse for me that day, so I only saw 3 acts. Augustines who were a little disappointing I thought, better on record I think. Disclosure on the main stage were cracking, and had a decent sized crowd. Then went to see Bloodlines at T Break who were fantastic, before heading back to the tent. Also chatted with some staff about the lack of a big wheel this year (despite it still being on all the marketing material?) and apparently DF couldn't afford it for 2016. Same with the Bomber ride. Supposedly budgets for security and commodities had all been slashed too (though the toilets were generally ok this year). Also mentioned that apparently T had averaged about 30,000 tickets per day out of the 85,000 capacity. Explains why we were seeing tiny crowds everywhere. A another little sign of the state of affairs was the four flags either side of the main stage. They were from Download festival, T apparently didn't spend the money to make their own so Festival Republic just borrowed some. Saturday had many clashes. Think the line up should have been better distributed. Saw a bit of Jack Garrat, who isn't really my kind of thing but fair play he's talented. Fatherson were fantastic in Tuts, and I followed them up with VANT and Basement. Both played really well, but Basement had a tiny crowd which was a real shame. Then I stuck to the main stage for The Last Shadow Puppets, Bastille, and Calvin Harris, and the rain of biblical proportions. In 2012 it was sort of moderate rain but constantly, this year it was all of the rain in the world in the space of about an hour. But those three acts were all good, Bastille particularly were fantastic and solidified their position as future headliners. Sunday began with Slaves, loved it. FIDLAR also put on a good show in Tuts. Caught the end of Maximo Park, bit dull, saw James Bay play Hold Back The River to a huge crowd, then saw Man of Moon on BBC Introducing. Very good. Walked out to hear the beginning of Insomnia in the distance so rushed over to the main stage and watched a bit of Faithless. Then went back to T Break to see The Lapelles who were superb. They are going places. Watched about 10 minutes of Major Lazer before deciding it was too shit to continue, so went to see Craig David for a laugh. Was also pretty poor but good fun. Then went to LCD Soundsystem who had a shockingly (actually not really) small crowd. Loved them, it was one of my favourite ever T performances. Got a bit teary during New York I Love You But You're Bringing Me Down. But a bit bittersweet, as my friends and I realised perhaps we've grown out of T. Maybe we should try a festival where LCD Soundystem draw a big crowd. I think that bittersweetness was the overall impression I took from the weekend. I've always enjoyed T, I enjoyed it this weekend, but I think it is going to die in the next 5 years. Maybe next year if they decide to not continue when the 3 year license at Strathallan runs out. And even if it does continue, perhaps it's time I moved on. T was a huge part of my teenage and early 20s years, but I think I need to pass the baton over to the 16 year olds of today.
  11. Lor - you're definitely going to need wellies mate. Meant to be OK Thursday and Friday, but lots of rain on Saturday before going back to ok on Sunday.
  12. Hey folks, I am currently writing a dissertation for my degree in marketing. The paper is about people’s reactions to music festivals using social media as a marketing tool. Part of the research involves conducting several focus groups. Would anyone on here be interested in taking part in one of my focus groups on either the 13th, 16th or 19th of July? They will take place in Edinburgh, and I am happy to reimburse you for travel expenses for taking part. And of course all the research will be done anonymously, your name will not be printed in the paper. If you’re interested in helping me out, drop me a direct message and I will inform you of the exact location and time of the focus group in due course. Other than that, enjoy your T, see you there! Harryomatic
  13. I tend to take an average of BBC, Apple weather app, and Windfinder. Usually gives a pretty good idea.
  14. Really need it to be fairly dry at the site today and tomorrow just to keep the ground from breaking up
  15. 1) I arrived on Thursday last year around 5 due to the traffic, went straight through. Hoping to arrive around 2:30 this year. You can arrive whenever you like, just means you'll queue for longer. 2) Bag checks are fairly random as mentioned above. They're mostly looking for glass bottles. 3) Take it away. You'll still most likely get in. 4) Covered by others. 5) Campsite gates open at 3. So if you arrive at 11 you'll be queuing for minimum 4 hours.