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  1. Nick Cave

    Got my Nick Cave tickets today. Really excited about that line up - APE is shaping up to be a full on assault on my bank balance though... I can only hope that Field Day don't have anything equally stellar to come.
  2. Field Day 2018

    Yeah, I agree. And my sympathies tend to wane when they don't provide any workable solutions, other than say these events shouldn't happen at all in public parks, which tends to be the general position.
  3. Field Day 2018

    I was listening to BBC London this morning and they had an interview with someone from Friends of Brockwell Park. I don't know how much they are going to fight it, but they definitely aren't happy, so it's not a done deal yet. Though their counterparts in Finsbury Park just had an appeal against commercial events refused, so I'm guessing that may set a precedent. I have some sympathy - it must be difficult living next to a park when these events are on - the crowds, the noise and the mess. Plus huge sections of the park are closed off for weeks and there was an event in Brockwell this summer that caused a fair bit of damage I think, which will have put them off this sort of thing (although it sounds like it was because it was very badly organised and I'd hope for better from the Field Day folks). It would be nicer if the friends groups came at it from a more positive perspective though - more of a 'how can we make this work for everyone' rather than 'we don't want it here'. It's always better when people try to find solutions together rather than stick their heels in at opposing sides.
  4. All Points East Festival 2018

    I'm really excited about this - especially Yeah Yeah Yeahs. I'm almost certainly out of the loop, but I wasn't expecting that at all. Anyway, I think I'm going to just get a Friday ticket for now and hang on in case Nick Cave gets announced for either one of the standalone dates at APE or Field Day. If not then I'll probably be joining the Friday/Sunday crew!
  5. Field Day 2018

    That would be good. I'd heard Lovebox was possibly going to Brockwell from a friend who lives in Brixton, but he hadn't heard about Field Day. Perhaps Field Day tried for Finsbury first but hit too much opposition from the residents. It looks like there was an application anyway. Ah well, either way I'm sure all will be revealed soon - I must admit I'm a bit more interested in the new thing at Vicky Park right now, so they need to get shifting!
  6. Field Day 2018

    Looks like it is Finsbury Park - and back to two days: http://www.harringayonline.com/forum/topics/finsbury-park-music-events-summer-2018?commentId=844301%3AComment%3A1025649 Shame, I was hoping for Brockwell. Ah well.
  7. Ride

    They must have chopped it then. I don't remember seeing Charm Assault in the iplayer playback, which would seem a bit off - mind you I just looked at setlist.fm and it isn't listed on there either. They must have cut some of it though (maybe Weather Diaries was one - think it goes straight from Seagull to Like a Daydream) Was a little sad to miss them, but have seen them loads so it was a fairly easy decision. Cutting short the iplayer sets is a total mystery to me though. They must have recorded it all, why not show it all?
  8. Ride

    Did anyone see their JP set? We had a clash with Kate Tempest and opted for her (which was wonderful) but just watched it back on iplayer and they only had a 36 minute recording. Did they chop a load out or were Ride on for a very short time? I remember them chopping the Beck set on iplayer last year and being cheesed off about that then - is this the same deal? Annoying if so - what's the point of that?
  9. Campervans! When did you arrive and where were you put?

    Got that Stevie Nicks tune in my head now We arrived about 8pm on the Wednesday and were in the bottom end of E14, so not too bad in terms of the walk in and back every day. Nice and quite and we timed it one morning as 20 minutes from van to WG. We were a bit far from the water taps though.
  10. Random bursting into tears

    I went for my lunchtime stroll and was humming Do You Realize?? to myself when suddenly my eyes started welling up with tears - not a great look on Tottenham Court Road. The post glasto blues are indeed mighty strong this year.
  11. The 'I'm struggling at work' thread

    Booked today off as an extra recovery buffer. I remember how awful I felt on Tuesday at work last year - my sympathies to all those struggling through. Drink lots of tea.
  12. Top 5 Acts

    They aren't really in any order because my favourite set keeps changing in my brain, but these are the five that keep bringing me waves of joy - and probably will for some time to come: Flaming Lips Justice Kate Tempest Barry Gibb Goldfrapp
  13. Largest Crowd of the Weekend?

    Two of our group were in that Arcadia crush and one of them ended up getting pissed on by a bloke who couldn't hold it anymore. So that was a particularly unpleasant end to her night.
  14. Random hookups

    Ha! Oops, does a bit doesn't it? I was just so delighted to spot someone from here, albeit someone instantly recognisable thanks to their outfit - next time I'll make my way across the crush of folk and say hi

    That was incredible. I'm going to be boring everyone about how incredible it was for a very long time. Incredible.