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  1. New On site Team...

    Another part I would argue with would be the point there were making about punters walking on the roads being the cause of the traffic issues. I would say that it was actually the other way round. The roads were gridlocked around the site so people had to walk to their lifts,    We came out on Friday evening, waited in bus park for 30-40 mins, got a call from my bus driver who said he had been sitting stationery for an hour plus, 2+ miles away, trying to get to bus park. We then had to walk to him because if we hadn't, well as the report says, it was 3am before traffic started moving again. The roads were gridlocked before Friday evening finished, not after because of punters coming out and then walking to the roads.. Punters walking on the roads were only a symptom of them being gridlocked.
  2. New On site Team...

    The figures surprised me but surely they can't lie to P&K Council over tickets sold? I would imagine the entire basis of the review was based on numbers attending.    The only things that make me doubt those numbers - aerial shots of the Main Stage didn't look busy in comparison to Balado busy, even at headline sets. And within that report there is a council comment that in the final couple of weeks before the festival costs seemed to become more of an issue to organisers. That would suggest they didn't have the ticket sales to match the outlay on security and such like.   In defence of the numbers, there were normally approx 260 private coaches at Balado each year, Strathallan had 300. From personal experience the coach I run was in more demand for Strathallan than it was in the previous few years at Balado, I had to turn folks away for a seat, first time in a few years thats happened.
  3. T in the Park 2016

    Welcome to tabloid journalism!
  4. T in the Park 2016

    Chemical Brothers announced for 7th July at NOS Alive. New Order are at Bilbao BBK that weekend but not sure which day yet but would have to be 7th or 8th if they are doing Castlefield on the 9th.
  5. New On site Team...

    IMO the Tennents Bar was the closest we have had to B Bar, music wise, since B Bar went.  My other gripe with the "cocktail" bar in comparison to B Bar is that the cocktails are all ready made pish in comparison to mojitos being made for you, there and then, at old B Bar.  
  6. New On site Team...

    http://www.pkc.gov.uk/CHttpHandler.ashx?id=34209&p=0 Page 7.  
  7. T in the Park 2016

    LCD are headlining Radio 1 on Saturday night. 
  8. New On site Team...

      The Tennents Bar was one of the only successes last year IMO. Good music, definitely not what you had in Slam, a decent crowd but never too busy, quite chilled actually and could always get a seat and 100x better than the pish drink/pish EDM music of the "cocktail" bar. 
  9. T in the Park 2016

    RHCP are headlining Sunday.    
  10. T in the Park 2016

    Its reliable.
  11. Chaos.

      Ignoring the lack of park and ride facilities, they are quite different audiences however.    One of the reasons I can possibly see is that it would be DF's expense to hire and put on all the shuttle buses from the P&R sites to the venue and I don't think thats a cost they fancy baring.
  12. Chaos.

      Having been to every T at Balado bar one the only year I remember real traffic chaos was the first year it opened on a Friday.    The difference with Balado was that it sat about 10 mins off the motorway, not in the middle of nowhere. From the reports of Strathallan, the traffic chaos was worse as you just couldn't get the volume of traffic needed to the site in good enough time to get people away from the site again quickly. Campers waiting 7 and 8 hours for buses on Monday sums it up for me. That would never have happened at Balado.
  13. Chaos.

    The difference between entry to arena on Saturday & Sunday was like night and day. Saturday was anarchy, mob rule. Stewarding was non existent practically. Sunday they had 2 lanes at bottom of the field, loads of crush barriers, well controlled, visually you could see them moving 1 section of approx 200 people to the next area of entrance and once those had moved on they would alternate that with the other lane. People saw movement and, generally, were happy to wait their turn as things were moving well. It also helped that there both seemed to be a lot more control/supervisory staff and, more importantly, they seem to have drafted in the biggest gnarliest set of security I've seen there! Contrasting that with the young lad trying to control a vital part of the entrance process on Saturday who looked quite terrified as the mob in front of him grew and grew and got more restless. You shouldn't need big f**kers to make security work but the combo of them and good organisation worked well.
  14. Here we f***** go!

    I was down front left for Noel last night when a young lad started it up. I tapped him on the shoulder and said "Mate, honestly, no need, we are all going to go here without having to shout we are". Fair play to him he took it in good spirits. Slam on Saturday afternoon, Lil Louis's set was puntucated about every 3-4 mins with HWFG's and the equally annoying "Wooomp there it is".
  15. How to rescue TITP

    Strathallan is what will make or break TITPs future. If it stays there thousands, who were used to the relative smoothness of accessing a site such as Balado, will not go back. That was 18 Ts for me but definitely my last if that venue remains. It doesn't have the infrastructure or location to cope with a crowd half the size of TITP never mind how many were there at weekend. The site was far far smaller than Balado. I know there was a bit mucking about closer to the time with the Ospreys and they lost a bit of ground due to that but even with what looked to be the extra ground behind the fencing in use then I don't think it would have made a massive difference. One of my biggest gripes with the site being smaller was that they still managed to sell at least 10 areas to fairground rides. And these were LARGE areas of an already small site taken away. The result being less useable space for punters and sound interference, especially at Tuts from the f**king waltzers! I can see the big wheel as being a bit iconic and worth remaining but who seriously comes away from a TITP and says "F me I'm gutted I didn't get a chance to go on a ghost train/dodgems"?!