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About Ringo_Spar

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  1. Got to venture out to check this dude.
  2. Haven't done a full weekend there for a few years. There used to be big queues (2 hours+) for wristband exchange at gate opening time, was a natural filter on the campsites getting busy early. It's bigger now - unless they've rejigged their wristbanding operation (only been as a guest list blagger for odd days last few years) then it should be fine.
  3. This year's big dissertation theme, "environmental sustainability"....
  4. Aware or slightly aware? Can you be slightly aware?
  5. Hell yeah, it's dissertation season! People doing event management courses, interested in festivals, come to the leading festival website for the very first time, post a few links to a survey then disappear forever.
  6. How is a university project going to improve family camping experiences at festivals? Only festival organisers can do that, surely?
  7. What happens to all these "Event Management" graduates that are spewed out every year,
  8. Everyone, bar none, that I've spoken to about Boomtown 16 has said it's the best festival in the UK. One comment I had from someone in the industry, "everything you've heard about it, it's even better than that!" So the missus and I are thinking of going for first time. Looking to palm the kids off for the weekend next year. We're pretty sure we're not looking at family friendliness... (Are caravans allowed on site? Without kids we won't need to bother with the awning.)
  9. Would appear to be an invitation to out of pocket traders to a bank hol shindig. They've certainly "helped out in the past in any way."
  10. Watchet is smaller and not until August bank hol but similar vibe and music. And just a stones throw from the village centre/quayside there's plenty to do away from the festival (including steam trains to Minehead). Great beer and cider at £3/pint (£2/pint Sunday happy hour!) Oh. Then there's the view you wake up to every morning. Can't be more than hour and a half from Bristol.
  11. Been on site today, pleased to report that the ground is holding up really well, even considering the rain over the last couple of days and the heavy vehicle movements. Looking good.
  12. In case you haven't seen it, here it is... (Thornbridge brewery) BAR LIST 2016 Main Ales Bearded Theory Festival Ale - 3.8% Golden Bitter Lord Marples - 4% Classic British Bitter Galaxia - 4.4% Australian Hopped Pale Ale I Love You, Will U Marry Me - 4.5% Strawberry Blonde Jaipur 5.9% - IPA (voted Worlds Best Keg Beer) Parma Porter - 6% Parma Violet Porter Cocoa Wonderland - 6.8% Chocolate Porter St Petersburg - 7.4% Imperial Russian Stout Lagers & Ciders Becks Vier - 4% Lukas - 4.2% Helles Lager Thatchers Gold - 4.8% Real Heritage Cider - 4.9% Cheddar Valley Dry Somerset Cider - 6% Old Rosie Cloudy Cider - 7.3% Thatchers Somerset Pear Cider - 4.5% Rekorderlig Fruit Ciders - 4% Strawberry & Lime or Wild Berry Daily Cider Specials More Ale Wild Swan - 3.5% White Gold Pale Ale AM:PM - 4.5% All Day IPA Chiron - 5% American Pale KYD - 5% Vienna Style Lager Beadecus Well - 5.3% Smoked Porter Colorado Red - 5.9% Hopped Red Ale Wild Raven - 6.6% Black IPA (World Gold Medal Winner) Cocoa Wonderland - 6.8% Chocolate Porter St Petersburgh - 7.4% Imperial Russian Stout Halcyon - 7.4% Imperial IPA Eldon - 8% Bourbon Oak Imperial Stout Jaipur X - 10% Imperial IPA Erdinger Weissbier - 5.6% Wheat Beer
  13. If you listen to just about any electronic music today, every sound you hear was done by these pioneers 40 odd years ago! It's a shame that it looks likely he won't be playing Glastonbury, it would be a proper spectacle and no doubt at all, a worthy headliner. I knew I was the coolest kid in primary school when I got Oxygene....
  14. I was gobsmacked that I was hesitantly listening to a voice coming from the telly (engrossed in reading something) that I was mildly agreeing with and it turned out to be Hitchens. I was pretty worried.
  15. Another secret old goth?