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  1. King Gizzard & the Lizard Wizard

    Pretty chuffed about getting tickets for teeny tiny Trades Club gig on Saturday! Anyone else going?
  2. possible ticket cancellation..

    Big hugs to you. Its a tough time, be kind to yourself xx
  3. Festival - wise we're booked for Green Man, but Glasto weekend time will be busy with different parts of the family visiting from Australia and Indonesia... We got married in the last fallow year...so it'll be our 6th anniversary too.
  4. Blur 2009 - BBC2

    The Stones, man, well they're the Stones aren't they, you'd have been mad yto have missed it. They were superb. But did they nail it good and proper like what Blur did? Nah, Blur captured every living dying last breath of that festival and owned it from start to finish. It was crazy, manic, ups and downs and we were all in bits by the end. One of the best I've seen on that stage.
  5. Green Man Festival 2018

    We're in on settlers passes. It's been 11 long years since our last green man and cant wait...i have few preferences for headliners!
  6. Will i get my stuff stolen at Bestival?

    I've never had anything stolen at any festival, but Bestival is the only festival where someone slashed my tent to have a rummage round. Mild inconvenience, keep your valuables on you or at home, use a zip up, over the shoulder bag (not a rucksack). Bestival is no worse no better than anywhere else.
  7. A little ramble

    You sound like an amazing family, all the best to you and your little ones x
  8. Lack of facilities and end of Gate D hell

    Thanks for the insight @philipsteak, i think the stewards on the whole do a cracking job in all weathers. Its appreciated.
  9. Lack of facilities and end of Gate D hell

    I don't think its the people at gate D, how can it be? Sorry if its sense of humour failure on my part after a shit day at work but theres nothing to suggest a different demograogic at gate D. Surely! I only used gate A once before and got caught in a 6 hour queue there in the pissing rain. The thing i do notice about D is that they often change the layout of the queuing system. That suggests to me that they are never happy about how it works, but then ive little knowledge if the other gates are changed too. It always seems stuck out on a limb too, no roads or facilities nearby, does that have an impact on the number of stewards there? Are the stewards unable to get rest and food adequately? Does that affect the effectiveness of the gate? I dunno, im just a happy punter no expert on event management! I hear reports of fire engines spraying people with water.. Did that happen at D? Anyway whatever, I'll continue to use D, continue to be as prepared as possible for the weather and continue to help those around if I can.
  10. Lack of facilities and end of Gate D hell

    For me, the concerning issue at gate D this year was the lack of stewards. I was in the queue from 10am til 2pm and there was barely anyone there to watch out for people in real trouble. I spent nearly an hour with one girl who was collapsing, feeling sick and all her "friends" had left her. She was scared, lonely and unwell. I gave her my spare water, sheltered her with my brolly and basically made sure she was ok. Although she wasn't a medical emergency, she wasn't far off and there was just no one to ask for help whilst i was struggling with my own bags. Im glad security ended up just waving people through before something serious happened. I get the point about taking responsibility for yourself but the festival also should be making regular risk assessments. It was one of the worst entries to Glastonbury I've ever experienced. Ill be interested to see what the post festival official documents say.
  11. First festival advice, not Glastonbury

    Run out of up votes!
  12. Friends are off to a festival next weekend, aged mid 40s but first time festival goers. I,'m giving them some advice but with kind of 30 years of festivals under my belt im struggling not to go overkill on the detail! What advice did you get as a festival first timer that was brilliant? They arent into drugs or dressing up but are all experienced campers... Help!
  13. Liverpool Psych fest

    The website is pretty good for checking out bands. I recommend laetitia sadier, jane weaver and, from 1 track on spotify, Purple Hearts! Looming forward to it. Friends of mine went last year came back with a whole fist full of recommendations including the amazing Josefin Ohrn and Baba Naga!
  14. Glastonbury Festival Wikipedia page

    No, that was 1994. I have a programne from 94 onwards. I'm a bit busy for a few days but if you remind me next week I can scan some pages for you
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