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Mark E. Spliff

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  1. What to do in an off year?

    I've never been, and the only thing I'd heard about it was the fatal crush during Pearl Jam in 2000. However, this year's line-up looked pretty good and the discussions on this (offical?) forum give the impression that it may well be a decent distraction for June next year.
  2. T minus & counting 2019

    Open goal:
  3. Stall finding help

    If it was the stall also selling bamboo clothing and phone covers etc (with a bamboo-framed racing cycle on display) it was this company: https://mabboo.com
  4. Glastonbury tattoo - help needed

    Apart from coming up with the original idea, I don't think there's much left to think about. The basic design should be straightforward - just copy the font and format from a previous wristband and pick whichever colours will look best as a tattoo. Once you've got the main text in, you'll only have enough room left for one or two logos. You'll want to play on the fact that it's a non-existent festival, so you could go for something like a flying pig. And find something to replace the word 'contemporary' in the main text - e.g. 'imaginary'. I'm not a tattoo person, but I think it's a brilliant idea, providing you can find an artist talented enough to do it well. I wouldn't have posted about it online though - better to keep it as a surprise for anyone who spots it.
  5. Stolen acoustic guitar from my tent at Glasto

    It's not a particularly attractive item from a thief's point of view - wouldn't make much money in the local pub, plus too big to put in your pocket and you're more likely to be seen with it. If you've been playing it at your campsite, I'd put money on it having been taken by a nearby camper and ditched somewhere else on site. Therefore, there's a good chance of you getting it back if you contact lost property.
  6. Getting campervan sticker off

    I also saw moisturiser mentioned as a sticker remover in another thread. I've never tried it but seems worth a try if you've got some. I always use paraffin - just dab a bit on and give it a minute to soak in and any stickers will turn into a sludge you can wipe off without any effort. I think some moisturisers contain paraffin or a similar spirit-oil.
  7. Secret resales

    Sorry... Your post got me doubting myself Big Durbs so I dug out last year's wristband, and it's NOT an EPO. So ignore my last post - it looks like my crew just stopped being given EPO access last year.
  8. Secret resales

    The Easy Pass Out system changed last year. Now you have to have a ticket to go with it to get in/out - I posted a picture of one in this thread. I can't remember the exact details of what hoops you have to go through to get this ticket, but mine has my name etc on it, so they presumably have access to a database of registered workers. The idea was to prevent people doing the wrist band trick to sneak people in.
  9. Worthy FM 2017

    It's their broadcast that's cutting up - not your app. If you listen to it on their website, or using a different laptop/phone player, the cut-outs are the same. Last year I think it started similarly glitchy but improved after the first day.
  10. Crew on site now - rugby match Tues morning?

    I don't know the reason, but Mardy wrote to the bloke that runs it (see >this< thread) and found out. If you trawl the internet, you'll read rumours of other SE Corner people putting on a replacement crew bar, but I'm gutted that it won't be Wally's.
  11. Crew on site now - rugby match Tues morning?

    There's no Wally's this year.
  12. Worthy FM 2017

    If you want to get it running on a phone, I think it's better to use an app like TuneIn. Point your app towards the following URL: http://uk2.internet-radio.com:8135/ On TuneIn, you do this by clicking options (top left three-horizontal-lines button) then 'Favorites' then 'Add custom URL' button at bottom. After you've entered it, click 'save'. It should auto play, but if not, just click on that entry in your favourites.
  13. Secret resales

    Scammers don't turn away extra risk-free money. I'd be very comforted by that. (In my Stone Roses scam, I texted the scammer, and of course they were still selling it...)
  14. Secret resales

    A quick way to find out if it's legit is to get someone else to email/text/phone the seller to say 'heard you were selling a wristband - is it still for sale?' If they say no, then that's a comforting sign. I got scammed trying to buy a Stone Roses ticket a few years back. The scam works because they give you every impression that they only want to sell it face-to-face at their house - however, they also claim to be on the Isle of Man, so suckers like me eventually suggest doing it by post + bank transfer. When I reported the scam to my bank, one of their staff initially told me I'd be refunded. Later, the bank went back to it's usual stance, which is that 'we're not responsible for you doing bank transfers to conmen.' But by then it was too late: I'd already got their staff member promising me a refund, on a a call which they recorded, so they had to pay up in the end. You may not be so lucky, but worth a try.
  15. Correct postcode for orange route Gate D

    This is a much better idea than just pointing your sat nav to Orange Gate. If you're coming from the East towards Orange Gate, you want to look at a map and plan a route that takes you around the festival and then double back to come in from the West. A 'dumb' satnav would plot a route right through the middle of all the traffic restrictions and busy festival traffic.