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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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    I vomited up a tin of mandarin oranges during James. I looked like a broken goldfish vending machine.
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    Did the Big London Half this morning and set a new PB - 1 hour 57 mins.Given the absolutely horrific weather conditions I’m pretty pleased with that.
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    ffs Check out Daft Punk's new single "Get Lucky" if you get the chance. Sound of the summer.
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    Currently training for the Brighton Marathon in a few weeks....got bored on my training run tonight...
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    I've been thinking about this a lot recently. It just hit me. Glastonbury for me is an escape. An escape from the worries. An escape from the news. An escape from responsibility. An escape from feeling down. An escape from having to be. We can all just be. The worst moment ever at Glastonbury was waking up to that wave of "no fucking way" in 2016. That mud just seemed to fit that year.
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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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    Maybe those on this topic should all meet up for a... oh, hold on...
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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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    It was Friday morning not Thursday
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    Tim: “Hey lads have you seen the state of it out there? Let’s not play the big one today otherwise those stupid c***s will be plonking themselves in that shit”
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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.
  18. 1 point
    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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    They have had a few gigs there. Egyptian trance act Aly & Fila played there a few years ago. Im in a minority on here... I dont mind RHCP. I cant say Im a huge fan, but if thry play the hits I'd be happy. (barring cant stop - that annoys me)
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    Sigh, I'm gonna be disappointed whoever plays now that faith no more have been mentioned!
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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.
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    I gotta say I don't like the whole other late night festival thing. It's not that I think it's bad, but the day and night are almost separate beasts with different crowds and it's changed things. I'm absolutely not saying one crowd is better than the other and I'm not going to say that change is Bad, I certainly appreciate for new people it's an incredible riot of non-stop entertainment unlike anything else and I get why it blows them away, it still does that to me too. But for me it has taken away a thing that was very special about Glastonbury. I never had a lack of things to do at night without the whole night festival - between all the excited talk of the day before and the day to come, so many little venues and some quite lively ones deeper in the site, the cinema field and the stone circle, fire displays and so many campfires to hop between through campsites full of life and noise with parties and boomboxes and cheering singalongs staying up until dawn it was a joyous energy that I didn't find anywhere else. Now that's just gone entirely. There's some of it still in the Greenfields, but the campsites are just dead and the vast majority still up do the night festival thing, which is fine, but to me it's a separate festival and would be better As a separate festival. The crowds only sort-of mix and there are lot of people who are only there for that. With no blame on any parties both crowds dilute each other and while the mix is fun I think they were/would be stronger sauce separated - part of why I think Boomtown works so well. I've enjoyed Glasto more since writing off that side as no more than a wander through keeping my peak singing my heart out at headliners and finding the daytime things that are magic, then dancing my nuts off all night at BT instead - each with all the energy and enthusiasm they deserve rather than trying to spread myself across both at one festival which even at my most youthful and enthusiastic meant one or the other was a bit zombie. At it's most general for any festival I think the atmosphere works best if everyone is peaking roughly simultaneously, that has been muddied a little but in the process become a larger and more splendiferous thing. Choose your own adventure all I'd really say is with so many options don't feel you have to do it all - a load whole-hearted is more fun than a lot half-hearted
  29. 1 point
    Send out 90% of the invitations early then leave the rest of your friends sweating for months until you have a resale. For those who aren’t successful Offer them a chance to volunteer to wash dishes, act as ushers, clean the bogs and serve the meal in return for an invite.
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    The trick is to drink to the bottle of vodka first, then after that everything tastes the same
  31. 1 point
    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)
  33. 1 point
    It's good to read so many positive reports of sober Glastonbury. ive not had a drink since October and though I do plan to drink at the G (I'm a 'holiday drinker') now, I know I can't go anywhere near as hard. Stupid as it sounds, it has been worrying me whether it's not going to be as good as a result. It's good to read it won't. i have been planning to take the non alcohol Rekorderlig cans to drink for the most part, so I feel like I still have a can in hand and for the most part won't notice the difference besides not being found in a gutter somewhere!
  34. 1 point
    Today is day 1256 sober from alcohol and I’ve never done other drugs. This will be my 3rd sober Glastonbury. The past two sober ones were much better than the previous 7 pissed up ones. If anyone is thinking of giving up or cutting down and are worrying about how to cope, just give it a go. There are many many people like me there who are unable to moderate so cutting it completely is the ONLY option. I now positivity glow with pride at how I’ve turned my life around without alcohol. Bizarrely, I still serve alcohol to others and I’m no way against others using it. Trust me, I know how nice it is. It takes a good drunk to make a good drunk happy. So I’m all for others carrying on if they are happy with themselves, but if you are not happy and want to reduce your intake, it’s OK, try it. On a side note, at a works party, my colleague was really pissed off with me at only drinking water when she got a round in. I don’t think she could cope with people not getting pissed as she was. This is echoed by lots of people who feel the need to tell me (and even defend) their drinking habbits when they hear about mine. Anyway, she gave me the cold shoulder all night until her lift home gave up on her and she was desperate to get home and asked me for a lift home. Then she appreciated me. The best friends I now have, understand that I’ve changed and are simply able to adjust for me. IE the round is now 5 tequilas and a bottle of water without even asking me. They are the best friends to have. xx
  35. 1 point
    Acts mostly unknown to me too, but The Great Malarkey are getting recent 6 Music play, so could be quite a coup for this fest.
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    Baby Eliza DJing hard at her first sleepover. G
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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
  39. 1 point
    Could be Jamie T again
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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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    Done. One of the better ones I've seen recently.
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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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    Managed my Birthday half marathon yesterday and the day ended with a topical birthday cake...
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    I will be going in a camper van this year for the first time due to us expecting a new addition to the family in 6 weeks...so didn’t fancy taking a young baby with everything they need and camping...as I started looking prices were way more than I thought they would be! I have ended up using these https://www.camptoo.co.uk/ where you rent the camper off an individual rather than using a rental company....it was a 3rd of the price I had found anywhere else!!

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