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Dave F.

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  1. Mendip Scrutiny Board notes

    The fine GFL received was for a leaking sewage tank.
  2. Mendip Scrutiny Board notes

    I think you're reading too much into it. There's usually some similar paragraph in each years debrief.
  3. Measles at Glastonbury

    It's the parents they should be talking to. Chastise them for wantonly putting their child's life at risk.
  4. 'Longleat probably won’t happen any more' Eavis confirms

    The only reason an alternative site is "essential" is for leverage in Eavis's discussions with neighbouring landowners who are demanding more rental money. If the threat to move gets anywhere near fruition they'll back down as they know they've got a good earner & wouldn't want to risk loosing it completely. The majority of locals finally realised the value of the festival to the area when, in 2001, they demanded the festival go ahead as the farmers couldn't sell at market due to foot & mouth.
  5. 'Longleat probably won’t happen any more' Eavis confirms

    Yeah, good idea. Sshhh.. Just between us, because journalists are unable to read an open public forum. <shakes head>
  6. Overheard funnies

    Walking through Glebeland one afternoon I walked passed a couple (unable to confirm their 'poshness') who were approaching the giraffes street theatre (https://twitter.com/VIPPuppets) Man: Ah, look at the giraffes Woman, (who was old enough to know better), Oh yeah. Are they real? ...And Grimes talking was pretty funny as well
  7. Jogging at the festival

    Each to their own of course, but if you've the spare energy (even on a Thursday) then, I my opinion, your doing Glastonbury wrong. Christmas Day is a great day for running/cycling etc. The roads & trails are so blissfully quiet of people & yapping dogs. It's Boxing Day that should be avoided, with it's once a year country 'walkers'.
  8. Glastocam!

    I think it's been raked rather than cut as there's no sign of cuttings. Shot of Wicket Ground being tended to.
  9. Photos from site Wednesday 20th April

    Took my annual bike ride down to Worthy Farm
  10. Reusable pint glasses

    They'll only become souvenirs at the end of the festival, if at all as they're unmarked 250k cups. 177.5k people in total. Not everyone drinks/drinks pints. Used In 10 bars. if the turn around is quick enough it might work. The main problem I see is the increase in site traffic, which the Eavises & MDC wanted to reduce.The huge long drop pits were built precisely for this purpose. One thing I'm slightly surprised about is Licensing/weights & measures allowing a non see through receptacle. Be aware of getting served a Combe Downer (short pint).
  11. Glastocam!

    From my memory the frame did get planning as it was a waste of paperpushing, not only for GlastonburyFestival Ltd, but Mendip District Council. As well as normal farm activity (muck spreading & grass raking), there was minor bits of festival activity happening all around the site on Wednesday. Drainage work in the main market area (first photo) & gravel laying track repairs where you enter the market from the left hand side of the pyramid field (second photo). There's also remedial work occurring on many of the long drops As intimated by Emily, there's some work happening in the copse near where John Peel is being relocated. I won't post any in that area as I think people will want to discover it for themselves. The third photo will be the drag from the pyramid to the (old) Peel field. Beat Hotel would be on the right.
  12. Glastocam!

    Semi-permanent Here's a shot I took of the foundations this Wednesday. (Bet that makes you feel really excited for the festival )
  13. Reusable pint glasses

    The problem with the back stage plastic cups last year was they didn't have enough to cope with the washing turnaround system. Hopefully 250k steel ones will suffice.
  14. Site Vist 22/04/15

    Went for a bike ride around the site.