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Everything posted by galbani

  1. There's a decent Lidl on the outskirts of Newport... we walk in to town, stop off and get snacks and supplies (they have a decent sushi selection....) and a couple of bottles of water - about 11p each. With screw tops....
  2. and then lots of old buggers in their 50s and 60s - mostly locals.... Henrik - I resemble that remark (not a local though)! I think the IoW is a good all-round festival - the age spread does, I think, add to the charm! Not the best line-up this year - but nowhere near as bad as R&L!
  3. Isle of Wight 2018 Festival

    Havors - how do you know that the tickets are not shifting? Not that I want them to sell out really - I'd prefer an undersold fest - more room / space / smaller queues etc! Very selfish I know!
  4. Isle of Wight 2018 Festival

    Quite looking forward to Van the man, Kasabian and Depeche Mode. I'll have to tolerate Liam unfortunately. Their 2009 V Weston was not good, not good at all. Quite disrespectful for the fans who went particularly to see Oasis I'll be checking out the clash finder to find an alternative to the perennial Killers though... I'm sure the undercard will be varied - something for everyone - quite looking forward to the drip, drip, drip.... Have to agree - ELO / Muse / Roger Waters / Bruce would have changed this from good to excellent / outstanding (Bruce). No doubt - if the weather is good - it'll be another fantastic weekend and I'm really looking forward to it!
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    Will they announce all the headline acts for the weekend or do they drip feed for a couple of weeks? Personally, DM would be good. Pink Floyd would be quite exceptional. A good mix is always nice.
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    Shame... would have been a great headliner, absolute sellout.
  7. Isle of Wight 2018 Festival

    Just a thought.... Eric Clapton on the Sunday? (along with Depeche Mode on the Saturday) No insider info with this by the way. Just a thought....
  8. Isle of Wight 2018 Festival

    Imagine... All day in the sunshine, then a balmy Sunday night, cool wind in your hair, a shimmering light then the warm smell of colitas, closing song... I can't see anything wrong with that!
  9. Isle of Wight 2018 Festival

    That would be good, better than good actually.... but what makes you think Eagles?
  10. Isle of Wight 2018 Festival

    Earlybird tickets sold out....
  11. Isle of Wight 2018 Festival

    Yes you can actually. That's the choice of who ever is selling... to set the price.... But anyway, I'm pi55ing in to the wind here, I give up! You win! I'm going to listen to some music and cross my fingers for a decent line-up. Depeche Mode would be good. But right now - I'm in a 'phonics mood. What shall I listen to.... ? 'Just enough education to perform' I think. Yep. That'll do nicely. Caravan Holiday. How appropriate.....
  12. Isle of Wight 2018 Festival

    Calm down dear, it's only an internet forum! I really do get it. Really. I promise! Let me try again to explain... £236 is the going rate. It's the going rate for the IoW festival CV field. That's all that matters. You either buy or you don't. You have a choice. Limited supply, big demand. It may not be fair (in your opinion) but it's the price they set. You choose to buy or you don't. If nobody buys, as has been mentioned previously, the price comes down. If they sell all the tickets, the price may well stay the same or even go up. Whether or not it looked 2/3 full doesn't matter. They will have a licence for x number of CVs. No more. If that only half fills the field then so what? That's all they are allowed to sell. If the festival was massively oversubscribed - do you think they'd keep the prices at £220? Absolutely not. The price would go up, and up, until ticket sales started to drop off. Then they'd level off. £220 is the going rate for the IoW weekend festival ticket. Not all the tickets sell. They cleverly match the demand with the ticket price for revenue maximisation.... with little tempters like early bird tickets to get a bit of cash flow up front... Again - supply and demand. In this instance - less demand and more supply - this keeps the cost of the ticket at the point it is (and absolutely not subsidised by the CV tickets!). This, my friend, is economics. You may not like it, but that's the way it is. You have exercised your right to choose. Like flight prices increasing during school holidays. Supply (limited) and Demand (high) - prices go up. Or ferry prices during the IoW festival weekend.. the prices go up, with small discounts outside the popular travel times...
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    EB ticket sale finishes on the 28th.... would he announce the lineup before the 28th? Defeats the object of EB sales - tempting punters with a discount to buy a pig in a poke? If it's a fantastic line-up (yeah right!) then the whole thing will sell out in seconds at a discount! Smeble - 'they charge what they want because they seem to have a very dedicated audience who seem quite happy to pay more for a cv ticket than for the admission ticket, and don’t seem to mind being ripped off'. Yep - and they will do this for as long as it continues. Why wouldn't they? You have a choice, and you've exercised that by not attending. Other CVers will fill your place until they feel the need, for whatever reason, to move on to something else. I'm sure you've looked in to this - localish campsites? Taxis to the coast £15 or so. PITA at midnight though trying to find one.... £120 taxis for the four nights. Knock this off the £236 for the IoW fest camping = £116 (or £30/night) - makes it a bit more palatable but this is probably how they work out the cost for the convenience of on site CV tickets. It's not worth the hassle of camping remotely, trying to find a cab, losing the convenience of wandering back to the MH for lunch, being able to drive to the campsite with everything on board, no lugging camping equipment etc etc... I don't disagree that it's expensive but they set the price, the punter decides whether or not it represents value....
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    That, unfortunately, is economics.... I still suspect that if they added another £50 to the cost they'd still sell out... might take a little longer but they'd still go - precisely because there aren't that many - it's a limited commodity. They'd sell out at £20 in a moment, they also sell out quickly at £236.... if you were selling them - as a commercial venture - which is what the festival is - what would you rather they go for? It's about revenue maximisation. They need to make money to keep themselves in a job, to make the festival worthwhile, to pay the council, police, artists etc etc. As I mentioned - I don't agree with it. but it's market driven. Fair pricing would be good. But what's fair? If people didn't buy the CV tickets at this prices - the price would, eventually, come down... possibly.... As for subsidising the entrance tickets... how many CV tickets are there? 100? Discount the £230 CV ticket to £100. That'll give you £136 x 100 = £14k. How many entrance tickets? 50000? That's a 28p per ticket discount.... I think my notion of money is pretty level. I buy a weekend ticket. Includes camping. I pay for a hotel. £100/night or so. For me, that's comfort and value for which I'm prepared to pay! Same with the CV. Apologies for being brutally honest but that's just the way it is.
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    Economics unfortunately. If the CV tickets sell out so quickly... they're too cheap. I don't agree with it, but I don't have a CV. We do splash out on a hotel. That, and the car ferry both come to about the same as the CV though We bitten the bullet and bought. Fingers crossed.
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    So no lineup announcements... It's a bit of a gamble, what to do, what to do...
  17. the "coolest" festival

    Coolness is in the eye of the beholder I suppose. Glasto doesn't appeal to me - way too big, far too many people, too restrictive (access, getting around etc) - just doesn't sound very cool at all. I'm sure lots will disagree... Fuzzy - some great gigs / venues there - Castlefield this year - James were fantastic. That was a cool gig. Albert Hall in a couple of weeks - Slow Readers - another really cool band... Manc arena - not cool. Too big. Some may disagree. Do we need a Cool Wall? We could call it 'How Cool is Now'.
  18. the "coolest" festival

    I think it's pretty cool.... We stay about a mile or so outside Newport, in a fantastic gastropub, gorgeous rooms, really nice, friendly, pleasant people run the place, the most delicious breakfasts, cooked to order - all for a lot less than glamping... Takes about 1/2h to walk in to town. We can get a bus in if we want but we rarely do. Bus home though! We pop in to Lidl and pick up some lunch - a nice sushi selection perhaps, some fruit, choccie Then the challenge.... how to smuggle in the gin! Haven't failed yet....! Fab weekend. Book for the following year as we're leaving....
  19. the "coolest" festival

    Indeed - I understand and agree with some of your points - particularly the sample size and spread. IoW does have, in my very humble opinion, a tremendous spread of attendee ages - and that, again in MVHO, is what makes it such a cool festival. It's also unique in that it's not the easiest of gigs to get to. We live in the NW so it's a 6h journey, plus a ferry crossing. You really do have to want to be there to make the journey. To me - that's the difference. It's not an excuse for a weekend piss-up - you could more easily go to V for that...! It's about the music, the people (young and not so young), the chill - and I think that applies to pretty much most, if not all, of the people who make the journey to be there. We always meet really nice people young and old - on the festival bus, in the pubs, in the queues, in the loos, in the bar, in the tents, front of stage - some we've met time and time again at the gig! Anyway - off work today so we're off to the cinema to watch Blade Runner... 35 years after the original. And I've got a student discount card... get £1 off the ticket price. I have seen things you people wouldn't believe... all these things are lost in time, like tears in rain.... Sometimes you just need to enjoy the moment, and don't over analyse! God, I'm old!
  20. the "coolest" festival

    Consider this.... Perhaps, in front of their peers, 'youngsters' say one thing but actually mean something else. Perhaps, in front of their peers, they want to appear 'cool' but secretly they really do enjoy the 'laid back, relaxed vibe of the IoW, listening to the music that they've listened to over the years (from their parents, stuck in the back of the car!) and perhaps they really do enjoy it.... Bit like the ad on TV at the moment - the BF - my favourite film is "Fight Club' when his GF reminds him that his fave film is actually 'The Lion King...' Maybe....
  21. the "coolest" festival

    I think it's pretty cool.... but I'm 55 and have been going to festivals for longer than I care to remember. You have a choice. Nobody forces you to go. We stopped going to certain festivals years ago because they shifted their demographic. It didn't suit us. What do you want from a festival? Nice weather. Bands and music you know and love. Meeting people and enjoying their company. No arseholes getting pissed and fighting / spoiling the weekend for everyone. Seeing unexpected pleasant surprises on stage - Bastille this year were fantastic. Not our choice, but we were front centre and loved them. And Slow Readers - going to see them next month (Manchester, Albert Hall - great venue). And Alison Moyet.... class... the list goes on. We don't camp anymore - done it so many times, sunshine, rain, mud.... now we want showers, soft pillows and a full English thank you. A nice walk in to town. A few beers in the Bargeman's. For us it ticks the boxes. A brill weekend. When it stops being fun, stop. So yeah - we think it's pretty cool, and long may it continue. Oh - apart from the skateboard, the cap and the hair (I have none)... that could be me.
  22. Ola! We are thinking about going to the IoW again this year. Ticket sales have been underwhelming to say the least... We can afford to wait till the last possible moment - even buying from the organisers / distributors if needs be but.... How low will prices drop for tickets from people who just can't make the gig? I saw them last year £200 for the weekend for the pair.
  23. Hope and Glory Festival Liverpool

    Just spotted this one. Line up looks really good. Saw Tom Chaplin at the IoW - fabulous. What's not to like?

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