Yokel Again

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  1. Oh FFS. Not going this year. :-( Gutted! Oh well.
  2. The National are bloody brilliant.
  3. I read it whilst I'm waiting for a hair cut - other than that not bought it in 10 years. Between around 1994-2001 I reckon I bought it almost every month.
  4. yes! They wre great - had never heared of them either at the time and we laughed all the way through their set. (The joke wore thin a couple of years later, whenyou realised they weren't even joking!). "Give me a D, (D!), give me an Arkness.."
  5. I'd agree. Preferred the days when you'd go and watched something different or new 1st thing Friday (yes, I know you still have that option, but there is a case of missing out syndrome sometimes)., rather than what is billed as a big deal with being a big band, but in my experience disappoints.
  6. Watched them in 2003 and it was a little dull, and I quite liked them at the time. Considering where the Manics and Pixies etc have ended up on the bill in recent years, I can't imagine them being very high up at all, if they were to play.
  7. First EOTR for a few years next year - can't wait. I am all aboard the calls for Bon Iver and the National - although fear both are too big. Bon Iver in 2009 (?) was the single best festival set I've ever seen I reckon. Whoever said Michael Kiwanuka - yes please! Love this new album. And Fleet Foxes - have they got a release coming up? Also, a big yes for Sharon Van Etten, Courtney Barnett and Car Seat Headrest. Other than that, open to anything! Frigthened Rabbit to come back, or how about Bear's Den? Is Caitlin Rose due a release by now? Best thing about EOTR is finding new people, so a couple of the above and loads of new stuff would be great.
  8. Not going next year - taking the kids to a smaller fest instead. However, i've only really come to say that if Radiohead and The Stone Roses headline I will have a little cry at missing out, partic. after the (IMO) poor options last year. (That said, I did enjoy Coldplay a lot!).
  9. 2004 - remember I got ours at about 2am over the phone. I then stayed up until about 4 trying for another mate. I gave up and went to bed. Then went to work for 9am, tried to get them all day long at my desk, and got them for him at 5.30pm! That was almost 24 hours of solid trying!!! Was worth it though. Not quite as good as 2003, but probably in my top 3 Glastonburys out of 10.
  10. Mercury Rev headliner EOTR before that. 2008 I think it was.
  11. A good assessment - that 2004 gig was great, place was rammed, the tent was about 1/4 the size it is now (possibly less). Was that just after Mr Brightside was released? I remember the whole place went off. 2005 - who was that before? 2007 - yes, we were in the section of the crowding shouting 'turn it up, turn it up' - sounded like it was being played through a yoghurt pot on a bit of string. Bloody awful. That and the weather. When the firewords went off on the opening (Sam's town?) I thought it was going to be great, but it was awful. Never has a career trajectory been more disappointing than that of the Killers. Bloody loved Hot Fuss.
  12. We saw these in one of the theatre fields this year -they were bloody brilliant! Great fun! One of my random highlights of the festival....
  13. ha! In which case you owe me as at one point I'm sure I saved you from a certain face plant when coming over the top of us on your dinghy!
  14. Accurate post by LowerMead. We alternate it with Glastonbury these days - and take the kids. Can't afford to do x2 festivals in one year anymore, and I bloody love EOTR. I can only remember 2008 being muddy, but it was fine. The festival is small enough for it not to be too much of a concern. One thing about the weather - it can get VERY cold at night compared to festivals earlier in the year. Wrap up and take a wooly hat. Be prepared for it as once cold it's hard to warm up again.
  15. They sounded great - but it sill perplexes me out of all the acts that Alex could choose to put on he chooses to play the total knob. Having said that, by the end of it I *almost* found it amusing.