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  1. Green Man Festival 2017

    Another first timer here. Overall a fantastic festival and greatly enjoyed myself. Loved it. Such a beautiful place. My mate had only been to Phoenix, T in the Park and Leeds before and was quite bewildered at first by how civilised and ...well...grown up it all was. Plenty of space for everyone, but large enough crowd to create a good vibe. Glad to hear there are no plans to ram more people in as I feel they've got the formula right here. The line-up was fantastic from the main stage to the smallest venue. Some serendipitous discoveries were made and I came back with plenty of new stuff to listen to, which is a good thing as my Spotify playlist was getting rather stale. The site is nice and compact and it's easy to flit from stage to stage and get more bands in. Food all good quality with some Glasto regulars like Grande Bouffe, Roaming Rotisserie. making an appearance. No do-nuts though?? Warning - Churros in chocolate dip attracts Wasps in great numbers! I ended up running round that field like effin' Usain Bolt. Beer was good quality and I like the beer festival model. But pretty pricey by my parsimonious standards. 4.50 - 5.50 pint is thinning my wallet in super quick time. Stand out acts for me this year - PJ, Richard Dawson, Trembling Bells, Warm Digits, Liars and Nordic Giants for the animations. Already planning my return next year and rounding up more of a posse!!
  2. Are Tories welcome at Glastonbury

    What a marvellous piece of prose frostypaw. I think this be can be applied pretty much to most political discourse nowadays though...especially on social media unfortunately. This seems have been diminished to a battle of egos, rather than a battle of ideas. The first instinct of too many seems to be to lob personal insults rather than present a convincing counter-argument. In fact come to think of it it's not just an online thing. This brutishness seems to be infecting politics in general...especially 'populist' politics on both political wings. My view, for what it's worth, is that Glastonbury has an optimistic communal ethos where people look out for each other. That is inherently a left wing vibe or philosophy or whatever...the feeling that the collective can do more in cooperation than it can in competition. The libertarian right would normally start from the position that human beings..in the state of nature... are hard wired to fuck each over in order to survive. Therefore ones first duty is to look after no 1 and no 1's family. Anything else is a luxury...a luxury that we can never afford in the mind of the average Daily Mail reader. So yes Glastonbury is an inherently left leaning space (although you see quite a few instances of inconsiderate behaviour). But that does not mean it should be a space for organised political groups to invade and then occupy. That would seem to be contrary to the Glastonbury spirit (as far as I have 'felt' it) and thankfully I saw very little evidence of this in 2017. Having said that, though, I did not seem to detect as much of a collective 'vibe' as in...say 2008.
  3. V Festival banning stage times?

    Obviously banning people taking in Clashfinder print-outs etc is ludicrous and anti-social. But monetising set times does seem to be part of the wider festival 'business model.' I usually go to Glastonbury plus another festival. Went to Kendal Calling last year and they were charging £10 for the lanyard and did not publish set times on their website. I stuffily refused to pay, only to discover I couldn't always get the Clashfinder online, such was the paucity of tinternet coverage and the general shitness of my phone. Anyway I suspect there will be a fair few festivals refusing to publish set times - despite their punters stumping up a big chunk of cash. Grasping raw capitalism is never a good look!
  4. Kris Kristofferson.....

    Beat me to it!! Compare and contrast!
  5. Glastocam!

    It's a new tent. http://www.glastonburyfestivals.co.uk/areas/the-green-fields/croissant-neuf/
  6. What was the car park 'entertainment' in previous years?

    Philippa's van?
  7. Spirit burning camping stove - Can I bring one?

    I bring one every year and never had any problems. Never seen any info they are banned at Glasto. Other festivals do ban them though...although that's never stopped me
  8. Glastocam!

    Could it be the new permanent phone mast? http://www.whatmobile.net/latest/ee-permanent-mast-glastonbury-2017
  9. Offer: Lift Share from Sheffield Weds-Mon

    UPDATE: Now full. Can't delete this thread....
  10. The state of the ground.

    Aah yes. 2011. The year of the great comedy mud slide near Gate D!!
  11. Offer: Lift Share from Sheffield Weds-Mon

    UPDATE: Definitely just the one place available now.
  12. Hair bar / salon this year?

    These guys are here this year. http://festivals.glamourandgroomingbar.co.uk/ Doesn't seem to mention whereabouts though.
  13. "Really big secret"

    Wot = Wizards of Twiddly?
  14. "Really big secret"

    Doing a Drum and Bass set ;-)
  15. When is enough,enough?

    OK. Just a bit of fun. I have calculated what all previous Glastonbury tickets were worth adjusted to 2016 prices. Obviously with 2017 not yet complete that's as close as we can get to what prices were 'in real terms.' As programme has been included in ticket price since 1997 I have added ticket and programme prices together for years prior to that (where programme cost is indicated on Glasto website). Source of ticket info was mainly from Glasto website. Inflation calculations from Bank of England website http://www.bankofengland.co.uk/education/Pages/resources/inflationtools/calculator/default.aspx Apologies for size of table. Can't adjust formatting. Year Price (£) Adjusted to 2016 prices % increase on previous 1970 1.00 14.20 1971 Free Free 1978 Free Free 1979 5.00 23.21 1981 8.00 28.14 21.24% 1982 8.00 25.91 -7.92% 1983 12.00 37.16 43.42% 1984 13.00 (+0.80) 40.71 9.55% 1985 16.00 (+0.90) 46.99 15.43% 1986 17.00 (+1.00) 48.40 3.00% 1987 21.00 54.21 12.00% 1989 28.00 (+2.00) 68.50 26.36% 1990 38.00 (+3.00) 85.52 24.85% 1992 49.00 (+4.00) 100.66 17.70% 1993 58.00 (+4.00) 115.90 15.14% 1994 59.00 (+5.00) 116.82 0.79% 1995 65.00 (+5.00) 123.49 5.71% 1997 75.00 3 125.27 1.44% 1998 80.00 3 129.19 3.13% 1999 83.00 3 132.00 2.18% 2000 87.00 3 134.39 1.81% 2002 97.00 3 144.81 7.75% 2003 105.00 3 152.35 5.21% 2004 112.00 3 157.80 3.58% 2005 125.00 3 171.28 8.54% 2007 145.00 3 184.62 7.79% 2008 155.00 3 189.79 2.80% 2009 175.00 215.42 13.50% 2010 185.00 3 217.68 1.05% 2011 195.00 3 218.10 0.19% 2013 205.00 3 215.60 -1.15% 2014 210.00 3 215.76 0.07% 2015 220.00 3 223.82 3.74% 2016 228.00 3 228.00 1.87% 2017 238.00 n/a 1 Impromptu, 500 attending 2 Including cost of programme 3 Price includes programme