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  1. When I was younger, my Dad... who loved opera and classical... was fairly dismissive (shite might not have been a term he would use, but it was along those lines) of all the music I listened to. I gave up trying to reason/argue with him, preferring instead to cocoon myself with headphones to avoid the conflict. Now with teenagers myself, who like hip/hop, grime (my lad) and “pop shite” (my daughter) I take the time to listen to and discuss a lot of their music. I may not share their tastes, but they’ve introduced me to some good stuff I wouldn’t otherwise have listened to. Some of m
    7 points
  2. This won't help anyone, but in 2017, I decided to make Dizraeli in the Rumshack my Saturday night headliner. No regrets - he was fantastic. That meant I could catch the start of the Foos, then make my way over to the SE Corner. I ended up wandering an eerily empty site as most people were ready for the main stage acts, and happened upon a tiny little tent/open van type place which was made up to resemble somebody's living room. There, a lone female guitarist was entertaining maybe 15 people, settled on sofas and armchairs. She was no Foo Fighters, no Alt-J, and no The Jacksons, but she wa
    5 points
  3. "Paint me like one of em French birds"
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  4. Street photography is my thing so I’m sure I’ll be in “image heaven” there! Here’s a shot from the Portland, Maine Pride Parade this summer.
    4 points
  5. Whenever people exclaim that Glastonbury tickets are expensive, I point to exactly this sort of thing and prove that Glastonbury is actually bloody good value for money. Less than £250 for a whole week, as many bands as you can fit in (including acts currently touring and charging a fortune for the privilege of going to see them) and a whole range of other stuff to see and do!!
    3 points
  6. That’s given me an idea. Im going to try and impregnate any females I know who are going to Glastonbury next year, hopefully, making more tickets available in the April resale. I’m working for you guys!!
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  7. Please stop posting tonight.
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  8. The 'outrage' is that the advice is putting the onus on the women to regulate their behaviour which is absurd. Rather than effectively telling women "dress more conservatively, don't wear headphones, moderate your drinking", they should be telling men "Do not f*cking sexually assault women" because clearly the message is not getting through to certain men. And then the police themselves should be taking sexual assaults more seriously. It's clear from the gap between women who have experienced sexual assault compared to the actual number of reported assaults that women have very little faith in
    3 points
  9. 'put, "Richard Ashcroft is refreshingly laid back for a man of such natural rebellion".'
    2 points
  10. Yep, his real surname was Ravenscroft.
    2 points
  11. nothing will beat seeing them at Glastonbury, having a ticket that year was the bargain of the century.
    2 points
  12. Fri: Florence, Bastille, The Kooks, The Vaccines, Tom Grennan, The Hunna, Tom Walker Sat: Muse, Catfish, The Wombats, Sundara Karma, HAIM, Pale Waves, Blaenavon Sun: Foos, NGHFB, Twin Atlantic, Gerry Cinnamon, The View, DMAs, The Snuts
    2 points
  13. I just wanted one of them to be The Strokes.
    2 points
  14. Thanks so much for the positive comments! I will just say I hate being called “sir”! I think it comes from my brief stint in the Air Force during the VietNam era. In 70, as you might know, it was a lottery as to who would be drafted and my number was 120 something so I would have been. I considered Canada but as as 19 year old I found it hard to accept the thought of leaving friends and family behind not knowing if I could ever return. So instead, in Cheyanne Wyoming, I enlisted in the Air Force thinking it would be more educational and I wouldn’t be on the ground. That lasted 9 months. After
    2 points
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  17. Everyone will have forgotten about it by then anyway....much like everyone forgot about it over the fallow year. Oh....hang on.
    2 points
  18. I’ve only met les than half a dozen people in my lifetime so far that we’re at Woodstock. When we do meet, at a bar or wherever, it’s like talking war stories! I also feel my age when telling younger people I was there as anyone that’s into festivals and music and art kinda see it as the mothership! Having survived cancer two years ago, and as I understand it, Michael Eavis lost his wife to cancer, this journey to Glastonbury means a lot to me!
    2 points
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  20. Freddos are now 40p. Really hits home how great value Glastonbury really is.
    2 points
  21. Are you seriously saying that if Corbyn got caught saying something even more anti Semitic than what he has already, you would be on here persuading everyone to vote Tory? You believe there is always only one moral way to vote, which is coincidentally always the same you do/would. 63 million people voted for Trump (millions having voted for a black president) in the past. Yet you judge the 63 million on the tiny proportion who stand at the front of rallies. This is the simplistic analysis that the likes of Owen Jones champion because it helps make themselves rich, we should challenge suc
    2 points
  22. If anyone is coming to the Lake District on their holidays (or live here), Gandhi's Flipflop have opened a cafe in Ambleside Not just curries either, they've branched out. I keep meaning to try something else, I can just never see past the Thali Seems wrong eating it indoors though http://www.gandhiscafe.co.uk/
    2 points
  23. You're all getting too hung up on the pop shite remark. The ACTUAL argument beau1 made had some validity. Some people are basically saying Pink won't headline because her music is less credible than Lady Gaga or Madonna. The point is that those acts are all in the same genre and I'd argue they appeal to largely the same people - people who like catchy pop music. Just because certain people on efestivals like one more than the other doesn't mean they don't still have the same general appeal. Yes, amongst dedicated music fans there may be a concensus that Gaga has more merit than Pink and w
    2 points
  24. I chickened out of coming to the last meet, partly because of introversion and also because I’d made the disasterous decision to promise everyone ciders if the Foos played Frome. I’d really like to be there in 2019 though. Still too introverted for a group camp even though I go solo, but you’re a fine bunch of humans and your company would be my pleasure.
    2 points
  25. Can we just get Sufjan Stevens to headline? With Beach House, Mitski and Alvvays on the undercard? Thanks.
    2 points
  26. Themselves, hip hop artists and rappers. They don't give a shit and laugh at themselves and everyone else. I like that. It's really refreshing in this day and age. this vid cracks me up:
    1 point
  27. He ranks up there with those fuckers you meet in a pub wearing grey office gear with that intense look in their eyes (every fucking office has one) and they tell you just how fucking quirky and mad they are. Shure aren't they just mental. (please say in Irish accent) Warning bells - Shure aren't I just - a natural rebel - mad - eccentric - quirky - rebel - outrageous - bonkers - empath - clairvoyant (but pretty upset right now cos my mother had a very unexpected heart attack...)
    1 point
  28. Of course how could I forget those beautiful people they lost their bags turned up with nothing and managed to get said bags back (witnessed in my time on ped gate so glad they're both back and of course they'll be there
    1 point
  29. Howard Jones on tour at the end of May. Might make an appearance somewhere.
    1 point
  30. Ye there was lots of Jamie T which I think I embarrassingly 'rapped' along to, and some Arctic Monkeys and the like.
    1 point
  31. Looks pretty realistic. I think Greta Van Fleet, Pale Waves and The Amazons would all be higher though, and that they wouldn't clash Enter Shikari and Twenty One PIlots. Would swap Dave and Good Charlotte as well.
    1 point
  32. Personally if you can handle the steep hill, I'd go for Worthy View because Glastonbury is a lot to take in on first visit. This will be my 6th time in 2019 and I cannot tell you how jealous I am that you attended Woodstock. The closest "iconic" festival I've attended is Desert Trip!!
    1 point
  33. Here is the link to the crowdfunder - https://www.justgiving.com/crowdfunding/lost-horizon
    1 point
  34. @gregory has beaten everyone
    1 point
  35. Trafalgar Wines is indeed a very fine beer emporium. I also use the Seven Cellars wine shop which also has a good range of beers in Seven Dials. I shall investigate your recommendations, the first can of the day always has to be special one!
    1 point
  36. I think that's what we need, an exceptionally cold winter. Not many better ways of keeping warm.
    1 point
  37. Found this site to be very informative for a newbie to Glastonbury! http://www.glastoearth.com/the-faq/faq-part-1
    1 point
  38. Pick the tent first as long as you have the ticket page but they do sell out quickly. No problem with under occupancy and they would be more comfortable
    1 point
  39. Bloody hell, i thought i was on the ‘spot yourself on a random photo’ thread for a second there.
    1 point
  40. I’m deeply wary of high fives and fist bumps. I’m English and 44 years old. We’re not American golfers FFS.
    1 point
  41. Anyone who can successfully put a can on the ground and stomp on it with any degree of accuracy ain’t doing glastonbury right, i reckon. If I tried that, i’d end up flat on my arse, probably a tooth knocked out, a welly at least 7ft away and the untouched can standing pristine in the middle of a scene of devastation
    1 point
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  43. It was me the one that posted it, and yes, it has been said at a conference in a music industry related event.
    1 point
  44. I'm on the side of Pictures of You being the GOAT song.
    1 point


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