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  1. 6 points
    I was with the 3 friends waiting on Burt Bacharach to start a few years ago when one of my friends decided to take a picture of the rest of us. While they were taking the picture someone asked them if they would like them to take it so they could be in the picture. When they were taking the picture someone then asked them the same question, so the first person joined our group to have their picture taken. To cut a long story short this happened again and again until the final picture had around 20 people in it! Every time I look at it now it makes me smile and reminds me how amazing the Glasto crowd is and what a magical place it is.
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    There is no way to make the top 7 bands representative. And how would you decide on what is representative anyway. It’s a slippery slope. If you went for representative of the festival there would be very few black artists for example, If you went for representative of the world where are all the Chinese bands. you can’t win
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    There'd be positives and negatives.
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    Another proof that this is it, when talking about big names ? But Santigold is missing so this doesn't confirm we won't get one or two decent names more ..
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    A general clash-breaking rule I have is that if there are 2 acts you can't decide between, go for the one on the smaller stage. You'll generally find a more selective and appreciative audience, and it helps you spend time in different areas. As we all know, variety is the spice of life.
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    OK, been a while since I've ventured on here.. so hello again all! I am currently watching Nile Rodgers 2017 set and I am well and truly in the Glastonbury spirit. It is a set that has everything that I theoretically do not enjoy in music, but, i bloody loved it all, from start to finish it was a magical experience that I am incredibly thankful that I was there for. Sooo.. whats everyone's "I shouldn't have loved it, by god, it was good, Glastonbury moment" Lets not be shy now!
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    After years of unsuccessful ticket purchase attempts, I finally managed to get tickets for 2017 for myself and my girlfriend at the time. There are so many things that make Glastonbury stand out for me from the atmosphere to the people to the sheer size. However, the one thing stood out head and shoulders above the rest was the inclusiveness of the festival. This was best summed up on the Friday afternoon as we lay on the grass close to the circus when we were approached by two festival-goers: one of which had down syndrome and the other was in a wheelchair with a disability. Dressed from head to toe as traffic wardens, and through bouts of uncontrollable laughter, they issued us with 'parking tickets' and gave us a stern warning as to where we park ourselves on the grass in future. Then with a cheeky grin, they toddled off to find their next victim. This in itself was absolutely hilarious but it also made me realise Glastonbury was something for everyone. It was such a small thing in the grand scheme of the festival but for me, it was my highlight of 2017.
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    Have a look at The 1975’s stage design just before they come on and then go see Dave. Sorted.
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    Ah yes, I don't see him as a main stage act either, I'm just saying that even still I'd rather have someone as him than the likes of a generic band
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    My cousins mate is a drummer in a band called Baseless Conjecture and he says that they are deffo headlining....
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    Damn, too much hate on James Blake in here!
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    I'm 40, I have no idea any more.
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    I like Chilli's, Reading and Benni in 2016 and 2017 respectively, were fantastic
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    It's virtually impossible for guitar bands/acts to chart now. Just the way the chart is structured. I could go into a long and detailed reason why I believe this is the case but I'd bore everyone. For comparison, Catfish are probably as big as it gets for a recent band that has emerged. The first single from the new album, Longshot, got to No 25 but that is the only song they've had remotely close to the top 40 - no coincidence that one of the reasons is it has been released before it is available on an album. Compare them to Sam Fender - the highest chart positon for Catfish's first album was 109 for Cocoon. Rango, Fallout and Pacifier didn't even chart in the top 200 off that album. Play God got to 92 for Fender but nothing else has made the top 200. 15 years ago Catfish would have had a string of top 40 hits now, but the way indie/guitar-based music is bought and listened to has changed beyond recognition.
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    That really would be something special.
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    Sigh, I'm gonna be disappointed whoever plays now that faith no more have been mentioned!
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    Went up to the entrance of the shows and someone gave me three tokens on the first day. Was able to see Local Natives, Pond and Algiers with maybe 50 other people at each show (with another 100 at the bar which was serving free drinks all night). Had to pinch myself was real.
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    They’re chatty, but still not as bad as American crowds,
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    Lekkido Lord of the Lobsters is a pretty good 'Is kinda terrible but brilliantly Glastonbury' shout. Me and a few pals accidentally bumped into his bizzareness in the Theatre field 2015.
  24. 1 point
    If Jake Bugg can headline The Other, so can I.
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    I didn't post it, but it did happen (2014). Ended up sat in front of Alexis doing his solo set whilst Joe was sat backstage/behind the tent tapping his toe and drinking tea. Crows Nest is brilliant
  26. 1 point
    Don’t agree. The lineup is musically diverse. It’s a music festival not the United Nations. The diversity comes in the form of music, not the blobs making the music. There is so much confusion about the difference between positive discrimination and representation. I find it offensive that you think the listening habits of the attendees are somehow at fault if they haven’t choosen to listen to a minority’s music. When was the last time you bought a pan pipe album or listened to tribal drumming or throat singing or rain dancing or gay hip hop or transgender indie. The list is infinte. What’s wrong with your listening habit?
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    Mrs Jass was pregnant last time. I drank for two.
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    Doing a playlist again this year, one song from most of the acts (the ones I can tolerate lol) From the new acts I've found I'm really enjoying Himalayas (a pretty energetic garage/indie band), Dream State (heavier paramore), Sophie & The Giants (reminds me of Foals for some reason?), Honey Dijon (Disco) and Ocean Alley (funky stuff that won the Triple J Hot 100 this year). Also go see Dimension (DnB), King Princess (Indie Pop w/ Mark Ronson on production), AJ Tracey (Fuckin love his new album), Charli XCX (if you're lucky you'll get a lot of Pop2 and N1A) and CHVRCHES (were fantastic in Nottingham a month ago, despite their new album being crap)
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    I could probably spend the whole festival at the Glade, but a shout out to the marvellous Mandala Stage and all who sail in her. There is rarely more people watching then playing, but they really are the nicest people running it you would hope to come across. That said, a few years ago I realised I was becoming a bit of an anti-Pyramid snob so last time made a point of going to see a few things on there - most notably Barry Gibb - and had a great time. Blimey, I thought, having spent years jigging to nose flute music in the Greenfields, there's a reason they put these people on a big stage. Variety, as someone above said, really is the key. In all the year's I've been going, I still haven't done Ancient Futures, Greenpeace boiler room or the Crow's nest and I'm determined to give them a whirl this year whatever's on
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    Nothing would give me more pleasure! Someone catching Michael Eavis in his jeep as he leaves for a Harry Redknapp style interview.
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    Looks like 109 with a bit of imagination..
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    My three favourite non main stage experiences Feightened Rabbits second set at Williams Green in the evening on one of the days in 16- everyone including the band were smashed and Scott spent a good 5 minutes just swearing and finding it very funny Stornoway in the accosting tent with the least acoustic performance I’ve ever seen - no idea what year but it was raining, I’m guessing 15 a bar of unknown name somewhere near the West Holts I think in 14- on a massive come down, left my gf and her mates during what I think was Lana del Rey on the pyramid which I was finding very dull. Went to meet my mates who had stopped for a quick beer, we all got back to normality nursing a cold cider and then a northern soul DJ came on. Two hours later the whole tent was a massive dance floor and everybody was having the best time. That is one of my all time favourite Glasto memories
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    Shivers.....? took my daughters to their first Glastonbury in 09 and the youngest begged us to go to see Black Eyed Peas on West Holts..... well myself and the eldest had tickets for Blur in Hyde Park the following week, so.... Eldest sat on the benches with a right face on as youngest bounced into the middle of the crowd, with Will.i.am hollering “Hellooooo London...” didnt miss much did we.?
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    They’re clearly not a big cellar.
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    Pearl Jam If I die before I see Pearl Jam on the Pyramid, this life has been a disaster.
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    Some good acts playing too, albeit mostly unknown but give them a listen here Spotify Playlist
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    Sums up what a dude he was.
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    Like most people creeping towards/past their 40’s, they were a massive part of my youth. First saw them close Reading on a Friday in 96 (though RATM were headliners). Their show at Newcastle Arena in 98 was something else. I’ve not seen an arena floor bounce like that; usually it’s the front and the odd pocket with lairy punters but I was ¾ the way back and it was chaotic. Non-stop bouncing from start to finish. I kind of grew out of them the older I got but still caught them plenty of times at festivals. As well as a front man he was an amazing dancer, watching him and Leeroy bouncing around the stage was incredible. What a miss he’ll be.
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    The Wednesday race to the pile of wood on the railway line, hoping you had enough to have a fire every night. We even took an old, battered 2 man tent one year which we hid our firewood in.
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    Cool. And now I'm going to cross-link this to the oxfam volunteering thread so they can hopefully work out who you are and remove your offer of volunteering.
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    Only shame is that it’s leaked. Would have been a brilliant WTF on poster day.
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  48. -1 points
    Ok my mistake Booked to headline the 2nd stage very petty
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    They're not a one hit wonder but they do have one song that dominates their entire career and it's fair to say that they wouldn't be headlining G19 15 odd years later without it.
  50. -1 points
    Are you for real who actually cares ??? Glastonbury organiser Emily Eavis confirmed Prodigy had been booked to headline the festival this year. This is where I got it from no mention of second first third or playing in the campsite take a day off you utter fruitcakes.

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