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About johnl

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  1. Despite 65 k, it took me 5 minutes to get in, I was aware of the wristband set-up so got that sorted early doors. Never had to queue for the loo or queue for more than a couple of minutes for a drink. Ten minute queue for food. I was able to sit down whenever I wanted to and felt safe at the event. The bands started and finished at the prescribed time. That's well organised in my book. Yes it's corporate but you have to accept it what it is. I'm afraid knee deep mud or four hour queues to get onto the site doesn't do it for me anymore. Sorry.
  2. It is what it is. Despite large numbers it's very well organised and they get big names there. Enjoyed both Thursday and Yesterday. Highlights Pixies, Tears for Fears and White Lies but the best band of the two days for me were Mystery Jets who I thought were outstanding. Thought The Killers were pretty ordinary myself. Wish they'd played Mr Brightside early in the set so all the talkers could have gone home. 6.20 for a Moretti is a new record high for a pint at a Festival. Can anyone beat that?
  3. Went to Lovebox last year which is held on the Fri and Sat of that weekend and it was the tightest security I've ever seen in my 20+ years of festival going. Two bag searches and frisks and dogs. Have a couple in the pub across the road first as the beer is bottled and expensive.
  4. Not cheap. Last year beer was £5/5.50 a pint depending what you want. Food £7 ish but there is a market place around by the second stage and at least it's nice.
  5. Seems a Tory sized own goal on the Leftfield thing...
  6. There is a BST App and the times/splits are put on that in due course
  7. Was Truck one of the festivals sold to Global? I think it was? They have destroyed Festival No 6 and ditched the Sunday of Field Day - two of my favourite festivals. Looks like Truck will be going the same way soon.
  8. Weekend and deposit tickets available Friday. I'm waiting to see what I get for ordering three separate day tickets. Only festival I've ever known to get it back to front!
  9. There is an EoTR forum in the "old forums" bit. No idea why it's there mind.
  10. Elbow announced for Crosstown event in Bristol the week before. That makes them likely I would say unfortunately IMO.
  11. Don't do expensive. I'm in the travelodge!
  12. Taken the plunge. I'll be travelling up from Essex for the three days. It's almost perfect for me especially that Sunday.
  13. Don't think so. On the front page above it quotes the bloke as saying "It will be the best OB Weekend yet"
  14. Confirmed for 12/14 Jan 2018. Butlins Bognor - cheapies on sale now and first acts announced April. It will be chilly down there in January but something to look forward to in the Winter. Taken the plunge and will be my first time at this "festival"
  15. Lorde maybe? No idea if she's too big, too small or just about right mind.