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#1 kaosmark2

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Posted 08 May 2012 - 08:29 PM

http://www.readingfe...le/vote_reading

Not a terrible idea, but just seems like another gimmick to try and draw people in. Anyone else got views? Anyone going to nominate themselves? Want to start campaigning here?

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Posted 08 May 2012 - 10:00 PM

Fucking pathetic.

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Posted 08 May 2012 - 10:15 PM

Personally i thought the burger thing was a lot cooler.

I dunno. i'm a bit apathetic to the whole thing, like its not a bad idea its not great, don't think its gonna be the big ticket pool they need...

I think they should add a new artist to the line up if possible, someone like lana del ray whos in the public eye a lot

Or they need to do something thats going to make the event 'special' or 'unmissable' . i'm not going to suggest this but an example is obviously that bloody Hologram of 2pac at cochella

The practicality of doing the following obviously varies and i'm not saying these to invoke a debate about practicality. its more to get the feel of what i'm talking about
My suggestions are perhaps:
Get that kid, dunno who the fuck he is, to sing areoplans with hayly williams
Get some artist to do some crazy collaboration- Florence and Annie lenox?
Get Kirt novelist to come onstage with foos and play a Nirvana

like not great suggestions, but i hope you get the point

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Posted 08 May 2012 - 10:38 PM

It's orite as a marketing gimmick, don't get why anyone would hate it.

If you don't like it, don't enter it's just a bit of fun to encourage a few more ticket sales at fairly little expense to the fest..

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Posted 08 May 2012 - 10:44 PM

Vote for me & I promise to slash toilet wait times by half, ban Paramore from ever coming back, and dish out TWO free burgers to everybody who comes dressed as Borat.

Edited by MattDavies__, 08 May 2012 - 10:44 PM.


#6 kaosmark2

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Posted 08 May 2012 - 11:03 PM

Vote for me & I promise to slash toilet wait times by half, ban Paramore from ever coming back, and dish out TWO free burgers to everybody who comes dressed as Borat.

You've got my vote :P

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Posted 08 May 2012 - 11:32 PM

i'm all in favour of this "cheesy" mayor thang, vote cheeseisamazing. it won't be cheezy otherwiez :ninja:

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Posted 09 May 2012 - 05:15 AM

Meh, if they didn't try stuff like this then people would be accusing them of sitting on their arses doing nothing. It's a gimmick but so is most of marketing and promotion.

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Posted 09 May 2012 - 07:00 AM

Eh... seems lame. At least they're trying stuff out and coming up with new ideas, I suppose.

#10 cheeseisamazing

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Posted 09 May 2012 - 01:30 PM

i'm all in favour of this "cheesy" mayor thang, vote cheeseisamazing. it won't be cheezy otherwiez :ninja:


thhe love i have for you iharris right now. the love i have for you.x

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Posted 09 May 2012 - 01:34 PM

At least it isn't as bad as the booking Paramore gimmick.

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Posted 09 May 2012 - 01:49 PM

Well its done its job, you lot talking about it. People will tell people who will tell people about the gimmick haha.

Genius!

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Posted 09 May 2012 - 03:41 PM

I think it's a pretty decent idea really.

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Posted 09 May 2012 - 05:46 PM

Vote rawrsomesauce, I will personally kill Hayley Williams.

#15 jump

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Posted 15 August 2012 - 02:11 PM

Did they actually follow through with this and if they did who is the mayor so I can start blaming them for everything?

*edit* just googled it and here she is...

http://www.getreadin...eading_festival
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Student Lotti St Aubyn’s ear for a good tune has seen her elected the first Mayor of Reading Festival.
The 19-year-old’s choice of songs by bands performing at this year’s rock festival earned her the title and the chance to open the music extravaganza this August bank holiday weekend.

And these were the songs that made her Mayor...

Foo Fighters – Rope
Florence and the Machine – Shake It Out
The Cure – Boys Don’t Cry
Passion Pit – Sleepyhead
Bombay Bicycle Club – Dust On The Ground

Lotti said: “I have never been to a festival before and thought I would go this year and just entered on the off-chance and I won. I am still shocked. It still hasn’t sunk in yet.

Edited by jump, 15 August 2012 - 02:18 PM.


#16 mrtourette

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Posted 15 August 2012 - 02:17 PM

They did, there was a news item on the official site.

#17 kaosmark2

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Posted 15 August 2012 - 03:06 PM

Not as awful a music selection as I'd expected. Could have been a more interesting choice for The Cure though.

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Posted 15 August 2012 - 04:46 PM

Surely we should elect a mayor with experience ? A mayor who will lead us through the downpours, a mayor who will stand up for the down trodden masses as they settle for their breakfast bap!

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Posted 15 August 2012 - 08:10 PM

MUTINY, THIS MAYOR ISN'T FIT FOR THE JOB

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Posted 15 August 2012 - 08:12 PM

"MUTINY, MUTINY, MUTINY!"
every single person in the crowd when she's anywhere near.