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  1. 19 points
    I hope people don't mind me posting this, but just thought I'd share a personal account of the aftermath of Scott's death. I have, for the past few years, been suffering from low moods that have amplified over recent months. However, I always sort of kept going, thinking one day this will get better, I will be more fulfilled in life etc. Scott's death properly shook me. This was a man who was not only successful in doing what it seemed like he loved for a living, but he was fairly open about his problems as well. I just couldn't get my head around it and realised even if my circumstances in life get better, I might not. After a couple of days of feeling on the brink, I went to my GP and have been diagnosed with depression. I'm now on medication and I'm hoping this is properly the start of a recovery. I hope this is Scott's legacy, above the songs and albums. I hope more people are reaching out for help so we can get a tiny glimmer of light from this tragedy.
  2. 8 points
    The supergroup everyone is dreaming about.
  3. 6 points
    I find myself wondering what I could possibly gain from attempting to converse with you, I don't understand how you manage so spectacularly to miss the point. I don't know who I'm doing this for, but.... ... in your hypothetical comparative situation: your packaged, measured, regulated, chilled Bulmers is all of those things because it's legal. The drug has been manipulated into the state you describe - you know exactly what you're taking, you know the active chemical is exactly the same as the last time, and the time before that. It says 5% on the bottle, you know exactly how much you're having and you know exactly the effect that a few of them will have on you. If alcohol was illegal, you'd have bought that substance in a test tube, beaker, or jonny off someone in an alley - he'd have made it himself in his bath, and would have had free rein to add anything he wants to in order to make it look or smell attractive or yield the profit he wants it to. So, when you got back to your socially acceptable garden scenario and started drinking it there's a significantly increased likelihood that you may end up 'wondering what's happening'. It would be nothing like your nicely chilled, packaged drug that you clearly enjoy so much. Do you need me to complete the circle of the comparison, or can you join the dots? I'm not one to argue pointlessly with people on the internet (apart from Neil from time to time ;-)) so I'm now out. You are of course entitled to your opinion, however wrong it may be.
  4. 6 points
    It's arctic monkeys Not arctic moneys
  5. 6 points
  6. 5 points
    A forum about festivals isn't the ideal place for a debate like this.....but......here goes..... I'm not a pill muncher. I think I had a 'funny' brownie once which made me a wee bit funny in the head. I'm a drinker. This is my own personal choice, due to being a) educated about what drug does what (benefits and risks) and b) knowing my limitations. This is just my own way of choosing what to use to enhance my enjoyment. HOWEVER, millions of people partake in recreational drugs every weekend. 90 odd percent in these fatalities are due to said drug of choice (mdma, coke, whatever) is due to said drug being laced with something that isn't the drug it was claimed to be. These things are happening now. If you ignore the legality of it, SURELY the best thing to prevent people from dying this way is some form of testing station. So you know what you are taking! Say you bought a bottle of voddie from yr local office, and it was laced with bleach. You would be life threateningly ill. Regulating drugs would mean knowing that officially sourced drugs were what they were claimed to be. And let's not even go into the official stats from the office of national statistics which state that there was 50 deaths in the UK in 2015 from mdma, yet 2016, good old LEGAL alcohol was responsible for over 7000 deaths here in blighty. Or the good old fag (legal) which is responsible for 80000 deaths in the UK in 2014. Or even my personal favourite, cake. I blooming love the stuff! Yet obesity counts for 30000 deaths annually. So....yeah. Educating yourself and knowing your limits is the best way to chose your own personal vice. Drug testing station aids that education. The end. X
  7. 5 points
    What’s the maximum number of threads you’re going to open every day? Divide that by two and that’s how many people you’re going to fit in front of the Pyramid.
  8. 5 points
    As efestivals has said above, that's pretty much normal for security staff. It's not a job you do if you actually want to go to a festival. I've done both work for ticket and paid security work at festivals and it's completely different. You have to treat it as a job, because it is one. If you really want to go to a festival work for your ticket don't try and do paid security work. Most security are actually paid, so of course they look at it as paid work. If you're earning up to 11 an hour (badged work with some companies, even more for close protection) and working 12 hour shifts it's a job, not work for ticket (especially as ticket price is a fraction of the amount you can earn) You're too knackered after most shifts to care who's on any of stages, if you're lucky enough to finish in time and you've got to remain sober enough to do your job (turn up drunk or drugged and get caught and you'll be dismissed and run the risk of losing your license, which you need for out of season work) so no hanging around stone circle until the wee hours. And most of these guys work from mid April through to late September doing one job to the next for a variety of companies. I've met a couple of people doing it who haven't needed to work out of festival season from doing it. You can also be told at 5am in the morning or half way through a shift your on a steward job so you're getting a few quid an hour less than you would for badged work (when calculating how much you'll earn if you're doing this, go with the steward payment and class badged work as extra money). Everything you do whilst on the clock and sometimes off it will be monitored as well, so enjoy the festival too much and you've lost work for the rest of the season with that company, and potentially others if their your only security reference. In terms of working for ticket they're generally more accommodating. You're expected to work far fewer hours. You can generally request certain shifts so you can see your favourite bands and your expected to pay a deposit (often the full amount but a few companies take a token amount) and bound to pay the full ticket price if you disappear. You could actually get let off early if it's quite where you are to go and see a headliner as you're almost always surplus to the actual security requirements (whereas with real security work, you've generally been placed somewhere you absolutely need to be and will be moved if you're needed elsewhere.) Don't take this as working for ticket being an easy ride, you're expected to work as hard as you can and do what your told to - just for far less time and you're going to be doing steward type jobs (marshalling, wristanding, crowd monitoring, ticket checking, traffic marshalling) rather than proper security (searching (although this can depend on the specific event, physical intervention, guarding licensed premises etc). The key difference is you'll actually see some bands (I was lucky enough to get Thurs/Fri when I did it and then be able to enjoy the rest of the weekend, not a luxury you get with proper security). Either way make sure you're stocked up on sun cream, warm clothing, hats and enough food to last your shifts. You can easily be in the middle of nowhere during your shift or you could easily be placed miles away from anywhere; and you'll never have enough time to queue for food on your breaks anyway. Oh and practice you're fake smile, it's customer service and 90% of people you meet are having the time of their life, so you need to match their mood even if you're starving, cold and miserable. Oh and be prepared for the thinking on your feet to try and solve the other 10%'s problems - that's part of your job. Either way it beats an office job any day of the week...
  9. 4 points
    One might suggest you are quite uneducated on the drug issue.
  10. 4 points
    It was 2015, Clean Bandit were on the Other Stage when I noticed a tiny movement at my foot, I lifted my boot and a beetle went scurrying to my other boot, I thought how TF did you manage to get through all those people without getting squashed. I decided there and then this brave little beetle needed my help so I picked it up and put it in an empty bottle, walked it all the way to the outer perimeter of the festival and let it out into a little wooded area. So I missed Clean Bandit, but hey at least i did a little bit of good that day
  11. 4 points
    well they have Migos headlining, so yes.
  12. 4 points
  13. 4 points
    It took me a second to realise this was a drinking fountain icon, not a 'person being sick into a bin' icon
  14. 4 points
    Arctic Monkeys to replace Skepta
  15. 4 points
    Imagine 'casual use of the n word to own the libs' being a hill you were actually willing to die on on an internet forum
  16. 4 points
    This is the type of thread I would expect to see immediately after ticket day is over. Was worried I had slept through summer and the start of October at first.
  17. 4 points
    I've only just realised that the festival is next week. Going to be ridiculously good!
  18. 4 points
    It seems like a weak argument? You need to go to the festival. It's packed! I'm sure they'd love to sell another 100k tickets but it's not possible as it is. It wouldn't add anything to the atmosphere anyway. It just means Rag 'N' Bone Man would have an even bigger crowd of mams clapping out of time.
  19. 4 points
    I didnt sign up to a festival in Barcelona in the middle of June for it to be anything but wall to wall sunshine. 8 glastonburys in a row and I'd have hoped for a year off making sacrifices to the weather gods.
  20. 4 points
    Tfw Jynx and Abra don't clash.
  21. 4 points
    That post-headliner feeling That 1am feeling. The possibilities are endless. That middle of the night feeling. That Sunday evening feeling. One more night. That Monday morning feeling. Telling Glastonbury we'll see it in two years, in front of a beautiful sunset.
  22. 3 points
    Not true at all unless the 6 pills happened to contain PMA or some other toxic substance. MDMA itself won’t kill you, and really after the second or third pill it would have barely any affect at all. You can’t really make yourself “more high” in the same linear scale as drinking more pints will increase your drunkenness. It’s like an on/off switch. You’re either rolling or you aren’t. The only benefit you *might* get from extra pills after you’ve come up is to maybe increase the length of your roll which I guess is something people probably do want to do at festivals. But really the point is if you were to take some pills you’d probably be absolutely fine assuming it was actually MDMA. I loath to say this as I’m quite a big drinker and don’t really take drugs but I’m fairly confident that a night on the beers will do a lot more harm to your insides than a disco biscuit. Testing tents is absolutely the right way forward. They have to be a bit careful to draw the line between providing a valuable service and outright encouraging something illegal, so what I think should happen is you hand over a small sample of whatever you’ve got and it gets tested. This sample is then disposed of after the test and not returned to the customer even if it comes back clear. You also then have the option to hand over any other drugs you have to be disposed of (if the test comes back flagging it as a dodgy one)
  23. 3 points
    This, by any chance morph 100?
  24. 3 points
    Animal collectives doing sung tongs? Makes sense with the tour coming up - also a few hours before Panda Bear set
  25. 3 points