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  1. I don't know if I cried but I was certainly emotional... Saturday, Glastonbury 2017, as Everlong came to it's crescendo on the Pyramid. I didn't know if I was going to make Glastonbury that year. I hadn't been able to go a few years previous as I'd had to have major surgery. So from October 2016, it all became about making it to Worthy Farm in June 2017. Everything seemed to be falling in place - I had been working in my new job for a couple of years, I had a beautiful 18 month old daughter and life just seemed good. My wife and I, found out she was pregnant with our second child in February 2017 and the future seemed bright. I won't go into the exact details but at the 20 week scan, we were told things weren't quite as they should be. We were taken into a side room, and essentially told to terminate the pregnancy due to development issues with the baby. We were told the baby would be unlikely to make it to birth and if she (we found out the gender) did she may be in an incapacitated 'vegative' state. We believed in giving life a chance, so decided to see how life played out. This meant have regular weekly scans at the hospital and trying to press on as 'normal'. It got to June, and I didn't particularly want to go to Glastonbury. Not because I didn't want to, but because I didn't want to leave my wife. To her credit, she insisted I should go. At the scan the week before Glastonbury, we got the first sign of movement - my unborn daughter was clenching and unclenching her hands. This was a huge thing - it showed there was some communication between her brain and limbs. It was decided I would go to Glastonbury, but take it easy, as we didn't know what was around the corner and what the future would bring. So cut to Worthy Farm, the whole weekend was like a dream, full of strangers who became temporary friends and an aura of magic. Saturday was all about the Foo Fighters for me, a when those words hit: "If everything could ever be this real forever, if anything could be this good again..." It just hit. I can't remember if I cried, I just remember the wave of emotion. Who knew what my future held, but for that moment, lost in the music there was joy and optimism. Anyway, what a festival. For those who don't know, my second daughter was born premature that summer. She spent a few weeks in intensive care, and then the first two months of her life in a hospice as they thought she would pass away each day. Things improved slowly but days are not without challenge. Right now? She is four, just started a specialist school and is currently threatening to eat my nose whilst sat on my knee. She is the strongest person I know, and an inspiration for those that know her. And me... I always think back to that moment in 2017, and thankfully, I'll be back in those fields in June! Take care all, and sorry - I don't know where the long post came from!
    56 points
  2. Back in 2017 my wife and I weren’t in the best place. We’d recently had a bereavement in her immediate family and another significant life event in her immediate family which I won’t go into. On top of that I’d been struggling with work and was feeling low - hence changing careers to teaching. We worked hard on the relationship and were in a better place but by no means a good place by the time the festival came around, the first we’d been to. This photo captures a moment I can pinpoint as being the one we knew we’d be ok. The festival was a real unifying experience for us where we “found ourselves” again and seeing Dave and the lads play El Pointo was a key moment. An acoustic version of Everlong was our first dance when we got married in 2015. We’re on the left of this photo, and I think you can see how happy we are to be properly together again. Thank you Foos, thanks Taylor.
    44 points
  3. That's no small thing, though. If you don't beat the queue, it's likely you'll end up in something like this... ...which I happily lose a few hours sleep to avoid. But it's more than just being able to camp where you want (which minimises long treks at inconvenient times of the day, for all five days). To me, getting up in the middle of the night provides some Glastonbury magic unique to that moment. The closest feeling like it is Christmas Eve as a child. It's still dark outside. Everything is quiet and calm. There's no clue whatsoever of the world you're about to have access to. For me, it starts with a 3:15am taxi to the drop off centre. The unusualness of a taxi arriving at that time adds to the anticipation. There's hardly any traffic on the roads, and I'm essentially being driven to the middle of nowhere, except... ah, the first sign name-checking the festival. The first sight of a high-vis. A few extra cars appear. Then we've reached our destination and the taxi drives off leaving me in the care of the festival. The night air gives way to a tired but tangible buzz. Bleary eyed strangers who just know what's coming exchange excited smiles as we sit in the shuttle, silently willing it to set off. The atmosphere grows as we strain for our first glimpse of the site, and then... there she is. The lights to the paths still illuminated as the first shards of daylight emerge, like the unwrapping of a present you've waited - in this case - three years to enjoy. As the coach pulls in to PGA, nobody can disembark quickly enough, and as we make our way towards the fence, at about 4:30am, this is the queue we're greeted with: Arriving just a few minutes before the NE and See coaches are scheduled to start arriving, this is about as good as it gets. Some in the queue are dozing, others can't for the excitement. Stewards are observed with wide eyes as those of us waiting start chatting about where we've come from, what we're most looking forward to, and speculating on the movements of high vis jackets and people with walkie talkies. Along with others, I feed back real time info and shots of what's happening to the eFests threads about the different queues. eFesters from different gates start posting and there's a fantastic sense of community all across the perimeter of the site. Just a few feet away from being inside! Daylight breaks as the relentless parade of coaches deliver the masses, and the queue extends beyond the horizon. Things get louder now, with the arrival of overnight coach riders, some of whom spent the trip drinking. Everyone is in a great mood. PGA is the first gate to open, in 2019 a good half hour before the others. Michael Eavis comes out to welcome us to his home, to huge cheers. Things move pretty quickly towards the front of the queue, as we soak in the excitement coming from the entire team, and the novelty - at that stage - of checking tickets and attaching wristbands. Aside from the on-site crew, the overnighters enjoy the luxury of a near empty site, and the sense that we're the first to tread these hallowed grounds this year. Every public camping field is available, with hardly a soul on any one. In 2019, this was my view of Pennards on Wednesday morning: Within a couple of hours, the field was starting to look full. Do I start the festival tired? Yes. But once I'm set up, valuables in the lock up, sitting on the hill with a couple of cheeky cans, the last great privilege of the overnight experience is upon me - being able to see a site of green fields transform into a bustling city of people about to have five of the best days of their year - for some, memories they'll treasure for the rest of their lives. Watching that take form is a true pleasure. Waking from a little nap on the hill and remembering where I am is everything. Early hours queueing isn't for everyone, but it's a real pleasure for me at least, and provides a magical start to the festival.
    42 points
  4. Hello gang, it’s me, HJ. Genuinely it is, somebody and I won’t name names here (it was Neil) accidentally deleted my entire profile whilst banning someone else. So I’m back to starting from scratch, but this genuinely is my new account now. Cheers, HJ
    41 points
  5. Ok just for you saddos that like watching paint dry, here are some photos from this afternoon. Sorry about the quality but I haven't perfected the running/photo taking. To note: Nothing going on at arcrania Her dress is now by pyramid Pathed cleared in woods on RHS of JP field Possible long drops going in at williams green or just drainage works. Mens urinal troughs out being aired( no photo of that cos that would be just too weird) Paths very dusty Pyramid field fenced off because they are spraying the field with something vile smelling...I'll leave that up to your imagination
    38 points
  6. Right. Back home and here are some thoughts about Coachella W2. Anecdotes about Weekend 1 were awful and did a lot to dampen my excitement. Logistically it sounds like a bad dress rehearsal: water shortages on day 1, mental queues for merch, jams getting out of parking were upwards of 3 hours, truncated sets (including SHM x The Weeknd, which was a bust as they scrambled a solution and still blew past curfew) — and yes, influencer-geddon. I'd heard the first weekend attracts a transient and vain crowd, but the second weekend tilts older and more in-the-know, so took that advice. No AF but the decision was a correct one. We rented a car and stayed ~30min outside of the festival in Palm Springs. Driving in/out every day is quite a freeing experience. You can pop in at midday and get the grounds all to yourself, or split for an In 'N Out Burger lunch / mosey around the mountains before heading in. The roads were clear and well staffed, it was about 10min to get onto the site and parked each day. We tried to beat the rush every night and didn't have any issue leaving at all. It's a roughly 15-20min walk from the car lot and into the site, which accumulates a good buzz (and dust in your throat: a bandana saves the day). I didn't get checked or patted down once. Could have brought in anything — that was a surprise, and a good omen. You get a friendly "welcome to Coachella" or "nah you're good" on arrival when motioning to open up your bag/pockets and waved right through. The experience is smooth but not sanitised. There's an eye-catching ferris wheel by the entrance and lots of splashes of peppiness/colour about, so it's undeniable American, but big EDM events are much more hokey and Disneyfied than this. Obviously the booking policy caters to what's popular in the charts, which means proportionally more R&B and pop than we'd have over here, but when you sort the wheat from chaff, Gen Z-friendly superstars like Billie, The Weeknd, Doja Cat all turned in very high energy and quite feral performances. Bangers, guitar solos and flames. It's hot. No two ways about it, it's really hot in the daytime — hovering around 31C for eight hours on the Sat and Sun. Hourly water refills are a must. Although some areas are airconned, such as the punk-heavy Sonora, and others are almost entirely shaded under massive structures, like the rap and dance-leaning Sahara. Locals who are acclimatised to the temperature had no issue getting on it, though. A lot of people floating around on weed, mdma and acid in the crowd. The crowd was more laid-back and friendly than any fest I'd been at, including – yes – Glasto. No meatheads shoving through the crowd with beer and if you bump into or tread or someone, both parties apologise. The agginess you get in pockets of any UK fest was non-existent, no doubt helped along by the beer garden enclosures (a negative, although workable by decanting booze into flasks, and they're proximate to most main stages so you can listen/watch while you drink), the outrageous alcohol prices (a stone-cold negative, no caveat) and lack of lad rock (great). The clientele is highly diverse across all lines. Age range was 16 to 45 with some outliers above that and a handful of little sisters becoming accompanied by their tough Angeleno brothers. Take a snapshot of the crowds for headsy acts like DJ Koze, Hot Chip, The Avalanches, Jamie xx, Turnstile, Danny Elfman, Caribou, Spiritualized, Rina, Run The Jewels, Skream etc though and it would feel indistinguishable to what we'd have over here. Caribou in particular was spilling out the 12,000-cap tent and going off hard on Saturday night, even in a five-way clash where he was arguably the least commercial act available. The fest was full of a lot of fabulous freaks: I'd estimate a good 25%+ of the audience was queer, vastly more than we have on the farm, and people were really dressing up. LED-adorned dreamcoats, synchronised costumes, cowboy attire, racy short shorts, the works. Of course part of that is for the 'gram — and don't get me wrong, there are people taking photos everywhere, and some of them are young and female, so if that's morally upsetting to you then I wish you all the best — but you can overhear conversations in the beer gardens or food areas where people have their clashfinders or apps out, are comparing notes, getting turned onto new things. It's an authentic, if 21st century and internet-native, music crowd. Overall, I was struck by how much it felt like early-mid '00s Glasto. There are tall, wide and weird installations and experiential areas everywhere, which feel a lot less confected than some of Glasto's recent attempts, and change colour by night which really complements the flat vista and mountains enclosing the grounds. Imagine a Block9 production standard cast across all of Glasto and you're more or less there. But because night falls by the time of the 3rd-to-last act on each stage, and the headliners go on around 11.30pm, it really reminded me of the slightly more freewheeling and trippy Glasto evenings you used to get. The stages are much closer to one another, although sound bleed is well controlled, so you get a near-total hum of activity. The vibe at night has a similar glow to that around the Pyramid before a headliner. Again, everyone's in a good state of mind. I appreciate the media narrative is influencer this and TikTok that, but it's the same kind of dunderheaded reporting that paints Glasto as a playground for solely posh glampers, Kate Moss-aping fashionistas or coked-up eels. What was striking is I didn't see one single person at Coachella having a bad time. And as we know from the other thread, a lot of people can't gel with Glasto at all. Of course some grouches will never be convinced, and there's a justifiable Yank-scepticism underpinning that (h/t David), but I went in with quite low expectations and they were exceeded across the board. Anticipated a 4, got a 9. It's a pricey trip but in theory I'd go back without hesitation and reckon a lot of people here would be very pleasantly surprised. It's not Glastonbury and never will be, because you can't accurately transpose UK drinking, raving, camping, camaraderie, humour and general festival culture to California. However, on a year like this where everything seems to fall into place, it's up there.
    34 points
  7. Huge fan of the Tiny Desk Concerts that NPR produces, they offer an intimacy that other live videos can't match. Started a thread back in 2020 for the acts that ended up on that poster but we all know how that went, so here I am again with the new list of acts at Glasto who've all done at least one NPR performance: Arlo Parks - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wdYEZGchdiA Billie Eilish - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4sZ2_aGsLKU Big Thief - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=D0E5vMkDfOI Burna Boy - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xaaYgVRZTnE Cate Le Bon - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PFEhLCP6jzs Courtney Barnett - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Xv-FOSJIwrU Courtney Barnett & Kurt Vile - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JQs5XagfheI Declan McKenna - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ea43VkCiyFo Declan McKenna (Home) - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2FblAep81Cc Dry Cleaning - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Xdv9whWY-ZY First Aid Kit - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Jtx7q7_IUXc Haim - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Svv3IX8exP8 IDLES - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wMehItNQKAA Jessie Ware - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YJ-efUsAhc8 Khruangbin - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vWLJeqLPfSU Koffee - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0Cmzn8BIOdA Leon Bridges - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=C_oACPWGvM4 Lianne La Havas - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9HUV5a7MgS4 Lianne La Havas (Home) - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qso4MRfidrw Little Simz - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=O5_IAndUG7g Little Simz (Home) - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Nkt93coQzqg Megan Thee Stallion - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GYJ03MIPoIk Mitski - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0lNFHD0lUAQ Nubya Garcia - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DTIZikaOTDE Olivia Rodrigo - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KGczofguB0c Phoebe Bridgers - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-hLJNZSIwP8 Phoebe Bridgers (Home) - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2bOigld3D1k Robert Plant & Alison Krauss - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=srn5Cd9yR3Y Rufus Wainwright - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xCmcvsCxfng Sampa The Great - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=svxhRbzGpMU Snarky Puppy - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vfzu33BfRHE St. Vincent - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BfYJt1O8ZjY Tems - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yXI7NP7TDCw Turnstile - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XfJkMTVWu3U Wet Leg - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bJUUnXZVIfY Wolf Alice - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nYN2SDjnNW8
    34 points
  8. To celebrate May day madness here is the first and true weather report from the ground in Pilton at 12.58 today. it was 15.5 degrees with 87% humidity . The RAM jam jar has insufficient moisture to measure, maybe 2mm at most. Slight breeze but not enough to make Miss Pat, the weather vane moooove.
    33 points
  9. I only went and won a pair of tickets on the EE Tiktok competition! Thabk you so so much to those who voted. I suspect a couple of people from here won, so happy. See you there!
    32 points
  10. Funnily enough, I've been capturing my current productivity...
    31 points
  11. As mentioned in a couple of places (including @AtomsForPizza in the Self Confirmed thread), with the rest of the site being down, it would be good to have a list of acts rumoured, self confirmed etc. in one place. I've been keeping a list of acts touring around the dates of the festival and highlighted the names I think fall into the R, SR, TBC and C categories. There will be loads I've missed so feel free to cut and paste with any updates. Please leave as genuine rumours rather than ones you think will play and leave the chat elsewhere, just update the list here when something is worth adding. Adam Scott Glasspool (TBC) Aitch (R) AJ Tracey (R) Anderson .Paak & The Free Nationals (R) Anjelique Kidjo (TBC) Anna Calvi (R) Basil Brush (TBC) Baxter Dury (R) Beabadoobee (R) Beans on Toast (SR) Big Thief (R) Billie Eilish (C) Black Dyke Band (TBC) Black Uhuru (R) Blossoms (SR) Brass Against (TBC) Brittany Howard (R) Burna Boy (R) Candi Staton (TBC) Caoilfhionn Rose (TBC) Caribou (R) Carl Cox (SR) Celeste (R) Cerys Nelmes (TBC) Charli XCX (R) Chase & Status (R) Clairo (R) Confidence Man (TBC) Courtney Barnett (TBC) Craig Charles (TBC) Crowded House (TBC) Declan McKenna (R) Diana Ross (C) Dream Nails (R) Dry Cleaning (R) Dua Lipa (R) Editors (R) Elbow (R) Fatboy Slim (SR) Foals (TBC) Fontaines D.C. (R) Gabriels (R) Glass Animals (R) Goldfrapp (R) Greentea Peng (R) Groove Armada (R) HAAi (R) Haim (R) Happy Mondays (R) Harry Styles (R) Herbie Hancock (R) Holly Humberstone (SR) IDLES (R) Inhaler (R) Imelda May (R) JARV IS... (R) Jehnny Beth (R) Jesse Malin (R) Kacey Musgraves (R) Kelis (R) Kendrick Lamar (TBC) Khruangbin (R) Lianne La Havas (R) Little Simz (C) London Grammar (R) Love Regenerator (SR) Mabel (R) Manic Street Preachers (R) Mavis Staples (SR) McFly (SR) Megan Thee Stallion (R) Metronomy (R) Midlake (SR) Mik Artistik (SR) Monsieur Doumani (TBC) Nadine Shah (R) Noel Gallagher's High Flying Birds (SR) Nubya Garcia (R) Olivia Rodrigo (R) Paul Heaton & Jacqui Abbot (R) Paul McCartney (TBC) Pet Shop Boys (R) Phoebe Bridgers (R) Primal Scream (SR) R.A.E (C) Richard Dawson (R) Robert Plant and Alison Krauss (SR) Rufus Wainwright (R) Sam Fender (TBC) Sampa The Great (R) She Drew The Gun (R) Seun Kuti (R) Self Esteem (R) Skunk Anansie (TBC) Soccer Mommy (R) Special Request (TBC) Sports Team (R) Squid (R) Supergrass (R) Suzanne Vega (R) Terry Reid (SR) The Avalanches (R) The Chats (R) The Chemical Brothers - DJ Set (SR) The Big Moon (R) The Jesus and Mary Chain (R) The Lathums (SR) The Little Unsaid (TBC) The Lightning Seeds (R) The Orielles (R) The Specials (R) The Snuts (R) The Strays (C) The Trouble Notes (TBC) The Undertones (TBC) The Waterboys (R) Thundercat (R) TLC (R) Tom Misch (R) Tom Walker (SR) Tones And I (R) Tribes (TBC) Wet Leg (R) Wolf Alice (R) Woody Cook (TBC) Years and Years (TBC) R = Rumour SR = Strong Rumour TBC = To Be Confirmed C = Confirmed
    31 points
  12. Of course I'll be back with more words, but just about to get some Golden Slumbers! I've had so little time last couple of days, I've barely had time to do anything apart from curate the playlist and like things, but I've followed this thread and it was a light in the many tough times, as were the Twitter comms, the donations and of course the smiling faces and hospitality in the final miles and tonight. You guys were instrumental in doing something that will make a difference. I may have been the pointy bit, but you guys were behind it. Much love, Me
    31 points
  13. Typical bar encounter at a gig last night. I grabbed some cash and went to the venue but when I got to the bar I saw the dreaded sign “cards only”. A drunk bloke waiting at the bar saw me about to ask the bar staff something and aggressively told me to wait my turn pal as he was first. I asked if the bar downstairs was also card only and barman said yes which meant I was unable to buy my own drink. So I explained to the drunk bloke that I couldn’t buy my own drink and asked him if he’d like to buy me a drink instead. I waved my wad of cash at him so he knew he’d not be out of pocket. He said no - not really but then agreed in the end as he understood my predicament and knew he’d get my money. So I went first and ordered my drink… a ginger beer! 😝 Drunk bloke hits the roof and says fucks sake man you’re not having one of them after all that - like I was insulting his newly offered friendship purely on his imagined contract of me asking for an alcoholic drink. Now, it’s actually none of his business what I drink, but nevertheless I had to decide how to play this one coz he wasn’t happy and the barman was waiting to see how this one went. So I leaned in to the drunk man and very careful explained that I’m in recovery, which I’m comfortable saying, but me and him were not getting on too well at this point so I had hesitant about it coz sometimes people don’t understand. He was a big man, fairly well tanked and already pretty pissed off with me for butting in and then requesting his help. Something clicked in him as he heard me say this and he instantly understood what I’d explained. He visibly softened and relaxed and asked me how long. Six years I said to which he replied he’d once done ten before lapsing. Done Fellowship and everything he proudly explained but had fallen back in it. He tried to give me my money back but I firmly reused it and gave him enough for his own drink too. As we parted he looked me in the eye shook my hand firmly and I know what he was thinking by his new body language and strong eye contact. It was “Fair play pal, I get you”. Over the past few years I’ve had quite a few drinkers quietly tell me they wish they could quit or cut down and in that brief contact of a handshake I felt him set himself an intention to review his own drinking. Telling this story here as I’m sure other non-drinkers will also have been “tutted at” for having a soft drink in a round. It never fucking gets easier does it unless you are with understanding mates. And to those of you wanting to review your own drinking, my advice is to listen to your heart and do whatever you feel is right for you, whenever that will be. 💚💛💙
    29 points
  14. Just popping in to say that I will be back on stage this year to introduce some amazing acts, both new and not so new. It's been a long couple of years, but I'm looking forward to being back and doing what I do.
    29 points
  15. You are all fucking incredible thanks so so much …
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  17. Should this be a new thread? I'm not sure but I am thinking maybe, or at least once details are checked... @crazyfool1, @vintagelaureate, @Charm, @Seldom Seen Kid, @Supernintendo Chalmers, @Superscally, @stt11, @Hugh Jass, @yehbutnobut, @wedgie, @SecretFish, @plaskins, @chemica, @plot2pot, @Jensescapade, @JacobCMarshall, @gigpusher, @Hutchmaster, @Little Andy, @Bovla, @rockandnoll, @Barnabybear, @spg, @northernringo, @glastogirl88, @Simsy, @clarkete, @pauladam, @thefudgefactory, @Watergirl, @mickthevoice, @danssol, @George_92, @Boris I have made this uneditable currently, I will do any editing if changes need to be made - if something is wrong please drop me a message or an email. At the weekend, I will post the final version and we can all start canvassing for help etc.! The draft is linked below: Resale Spreadsheet Viewer I have tried to group as best I can, but there may be mistakes - this is more than half the size of the original too so there have been a few lost along the way! I won't have much access to eFests till tonight, so give me some time to get back to you if you message me! Thanks!
    26 points
  18. The thing that Glastonbury has going for it that almost no other festival has, is that they've created an environment that everyone wants to spend time in no matter who is on the bill. I was having a cup of tea one evening in the Healing Fields with a woman about 25 years my senior a few years back and she told me she'd been to every single Glastonbury apart from 3 or 4 of them. She said she hadn't watched any of the bands in years, and didn't really plan to. She just wants to be there. It's the Glastonbury spirit we all talk about, you know? I've never heard anyone talk about the "V Festival Spirit" or lord help us all, the "Coachella Spirit" - it doesn't exist - at least not in the same way. Those festivals have to rely on the bands to help them sell their overpriced tickets and takeaway food. Increasingly, (and speaking as an american here) I think we are seeing the worst parts of capitalism in our everyday lives, and that in conjunction with some terrible global events taking place, and being surrounded by so much inauthenticity in media - of course Glastonbury sells out in 10 minutes. I'm not saying that the festival is by any means this utopian society or anything, but I think a lot of you will agree with me that when you get on that farm, it's like a salve. And then to know that so many people had to come together to make this thing, this CITY, that only exists for 5 days a year... it's mind blowing. One year I was camping next to first timers, and on the Monday morning as we were all putting our tents away I asked them how their festival was. They said "Do you know that in the entire 5 days we didn't hear anyone having an argument about anything?" It struck me - I'd never thought about that, but as it happened I don't think I did either. Now I pay attention to that when I'm there, and it's the strangest thing. I don't think I've overheard an argument there ever. I mean, of course people have argued at Glasto, but when you think 200,000 people, half of them exhausted and drinking and taking all kinds of things... Disney needs to drop that "Happiest Place on Earth" BS because it sure isn't Disney - my money's on Glasto. ok end rant lol
    25 points
  19. After a successful stint on the resale, there’s 8 of us going this year. I’m sure I’ll have a blast but also be hard going but mates, the festival, cider, more cider will get me through
    25 points
  20. One day, for one particular good reason, I decided to go for a run. On Friday morning, as the first bands would have taken to the stage, I will set off from Paul McCartney's childhood home and try to run 300km from there to Worthy Farm, by the time Taylor would finish Shaking it Off, on Sunday night. That particular good reason is Oxfam. I'm hoping to raise a good chunk of funds to help them in their fight against COVID in developing countries and at the same time, give me a reason to obsess over the weather this weekend. Are you with me? https://uk.virginmoneygiving.com/fundraiser-display/showROFundraiserPage?pageId=1291664
    25 points
  21. Todays run data: * audio by Audioslave. * day off for most of the workers * ped gate A stuff * the other stage * wood pile by Croissant neuf crossroads *our beautiful running track * unfairground * Temple progressing * West Holts done * vehicles at pyramid * * screenage * putins bunker revealed *long drops still banging 20220502_154814.mp4
    24 points
  22. so it was to big, I did upload to a discord server, try this link. https://cdn.discordapp.com/attachments/957979155243352115/958258652052074586/halfway_done.png
    24 points
  23. Just wondered if you wanted any help with the website? I'm still encountering intermittent 500 errors as well as lots of broken images on the site (if peoples avatars are lost, could they not be reset to show the default avatar?)I've got about 20 years experience as a web developer, mostly using PHP and have worked on some fairly prestigious websites (Hilton, Herald Scotland, Reiss). Currently got plenty of spare time as have just finished a masters and still to find a job using my new skills (looking to move into artificial intelligence/machine learning).Not looking for anything in return. Have enjoyed using the forum for years so just want to help it keep going. Was going to send you a private message rather than making it a thread, but realised admin account is set up so it can't receive messages.
    24 points
  24. Send you the best Neil. Thank you for all of the work you do with this site and keeping us in the loop with the best rumours despite your personal circumstances.
    24 points
  25. Pleased to announce that Somto Unigwe Raphael successfully got tickets tonight and will be dabbing up to the eFestivals.co.uk meet with the eFests flag. Who else got lucky? Oh and I take back everything I said about not wanting Kendrick Lamar to headline for the last year 🤣🤣🤣🤣
    23 points
  26. A few tips for everyone trying this week. First, a coach specific note: The page you will be initially refreshing will be glastonbury.seetickets.com/content/extras, it will eventually load a page that has two links, one for Wednesday Coach and one for Thursday Coach. Each of these is typically a different URL that looks something like https://glastonbury.seetickets.com/event/glastonbury-2020-ticket-deposits/worthy-farm/1450014. Once you have chosen which day you are trying for, that's the link you should start trying to refresh, on all your browsers. You are wasting time if other browsers or people in your group are still hitting glastonbury.seetickets.com/content/extras In the general sale: Just as in the coach sale, you will be hitting glastonbury.seetickets.com/content/extras, but you should get redirected immediately to a link that looks like https://glastonbury.seetickets.com/event/glastonbury-2020-ticket-deposits/worthy-farm/1450014—there is no intermediary page for choosing a ticket type as there is only one. Again, once you have this URL, start using it on all browsers and devices. Applicable to all: The rate limit is 60 refreshes per second and this is per IP. So the more people you have on the same internet connection the more you eat into that. For example 4 people sharing an outbound IP may be limited to 15 refreshes per second each. I say "may" as there are at least 5 load balancing servers, each of which enforce the rate limit independently. If each device on the same connection happens to be connected to a different backend server, they will not infringe on each other's limit. As far as I can tell, the traffic is balanced between these servers simply using DNS round robin, which means when your browser requests glastonbury.seetickets.com, it will get one of 5 IP addresses. But due to caching (and probably cookie-based affinity) if you then refresh, you will then hit the same server every time. The thing to note about this is that most people on the same connection are going to be hitting the same load balancer in typical situations as DNS resolutions are typically cached at the router. You could probably get very involved and manually configure devices to hit a specific IP, but I would say the best middle-ground is to ensure each device on the same connection is not going to the router for DNS resolution. There are instructions on how to set up cloudflare's 1.1.1.1 resolver directly on devices here: https://developers.cloudflare.com/1.1.1.1/setup/ Use as many internet connections as possible. So, if your friends are all planning on coming together to one location to try, that's probably a worse approach than everyone staying at home. If you are in a situation where you have many people on the same network trying (such as an office environment), your best bet is to use a mobile device / tether, as your mobile connection has its own outbound IP and therefore its own independent rate limit. Auto-refresh extensions are fine. Popular belief is that these extensions might get your ticket cancelled. I have never heard of this happening and I can't see how it would be detectable. If you use these extensions, you will improve your chances as you can have multiple browsers refreshing and looking for the desired text on the page. I'd recommend this one: https://chrome.google.com/webstore/detail/auto-refresh-plus-page-mo/hgeljhfekpckiiplhkigfehkdpldcggm?hl=en as it lets you look for text on the page and stop refreshing. I would probably look for the word "registration" as there is a form on the final page that asks for your registration number, and the holding page has never said anything about that. But you can pretty quickly change that if the holding page does end up triggering it. Don't use multiple browser windows, but do use multiple browsers/sessions. Multiple windows in chrome all share the same session cookies. You risk messing up your order if you have multiple windows open especially with extensions. Plus, if session affinity for the load balancers is done with cookies, each window will definitely be hitting the same backend and therefore sharing the same rate limit. Try instead opening, for example, a chrome window, a firefox window, a safari window, etc. You can also use chrome incognito mode, as that has a separate store of cookies to the main chrome profile, and if you want to go even further you can add named profiles to chrome which also have their own set of cookies. But note that browser extensions are per profile, and need to be enabled to work in incognito mode in settings, if you're planning on using extensions to refresh each of these, you'll need to be prepared. These are probably all the tips I know that may not be well known but obviously there are plenty of other posts out there about generally being prepared, having a spreadsheet ready, and making sure you are not attempting to purchase for a registration that already has a ticket, as that screws up the order and locks all the registrations out for 10 minutes. Oh and good luck!
    23 points
  27. Hello beautiful people. I thought you might like to read this newsletter from one of the first glastonbury festivals -around 1970. I found it in my grandmother's belongings when she died. She went with my mum to the first few, and my mum took me when I was a kid, and I have been to most of them since then, so it has a very special place in my heart. I just got tickets in the resale (Yay!) See you in the sunny fields, peace and love man! ☮️xxx
    22 points
  28. It actually clearly states at the bottom of that poster that there wont be any jazz
    22 points
  29. In the words of Glastonbury stalwart Norman Cook: "we've come a long, long way together - through the hard times and the good..." Twelve months ago, the Ridge and Furrow remained unbuilt, Pangea sat static, and the fields of Avalon remained empty - so an idea was formulated to keep the 'Glastonbury spirit' burning and the eFests tradition alive. The first Virtual Meet was set up, and really well attended (and for the most part well received). In fact - just like Mik Artistik - it has become a regular fixture! People have grown friendships and found company in some unprecedented times. It even became one of the only places to see Live From Worthy Farm a few weeks ago, thanks to some excellent streaming skills! The last 12/18 months have been pretty dire at times, but there is a light at the end of the tunnel (somewhere) and we all know that "hope shines brightest in the darkness". Let's keep shining that light and, fingers crossed, in twelve months we will all be at the biggest party on Earth. With this in mind, it seems appropriate to continue the ritual... The Annual Live eFests Meet will take place at the 'Ridge and Furlough' Wednesday 23rd June 2021 @ 7:00pm: Topic: Annual eFests Meeting - The Ridge and Furlough Time: Jun 23, 2021 07:00 PM Greenwich Mean Time Join Zoom Meeting https://us02web.zoom.us/j/87017255969?pwd=V2ZlL1dvbzZNN0lVK3BYTTlPSEo3Zz09 Meeting ID: 870 1725 5969 Passcode: EFESTS2021 Everyone is welcome - be it no posts or 10,000 - and all are encouraged to attend. Bring your pint of Brothers, grab you hat - even if you wear two or it is sparkling with LEDs - and even put your wellies on if it makes you comfortable! Spend a minute, spend an hour or even spend the evening with the people you interact with on here! See you Wednesday! Take care.
    22 points
  30. Thought a little thread of positivity was needed at this time. The sun is shining over Worthy farm this morning. NFR NFC
    21 points
  31. Hey everyone! I´ve been reading this forum for the past 6 years (thank you all for all the info/conversation) but this is my first post 😅 This morning I went to the Forum to have a look at how the festival is building up, got a couple of pics! The new exit in Mordor is huge, at first I thought it was the old seating space but it connects perfectly with the street and the map confirms it. Hope that we all have a blast this year!
    21 points
  32. "I don't like it, therefore anyone who says they do must be lying!"
    21 points
  33. You called him a cuck and then doubled down! He’s one of your most loyal, friendly, eager posters and you just spat in his face for nothing. This kind of aggressive tyrannical nonsense spews out from Supre and it’d get 20 reds within the hour. The only person destroying pleasure here, today, is you. Don’t think you have any idea how venomous you’re being.
    21 points
  34. I haven't got the fabulous picture that my man @crazyfool has, but thanks to @ShakeyCrash I'm going to Glastonbury!!!
    21 points
  35. Posting as I think this is a fucking important topic. Whether at a festival, Glastonbury, or anywhere, misogyny should be challenged. Thankfully it is generally in short supply at Glastonbury. I was at a wedding tonight and while stood with 2 women I overheard the groom (forces) say “you’re not a man until you’ve banged a woman out - they teach you that in basic”. This was in the context of giving his friend advice about his ‘crazy’ girlfriend. The women I was with were visibly appalled but also visibly cowed and said nothing. They just wanted to leave. I challenged it by saying “I don’t agree with that and you shouldn’t say it.” Of a group of 6-7 men one said they agreed with me, the rest restated it. The women I was with left and took me with them. I decided to go back and challenge it again. I was told it was banter. They didn’t mean it. Maybe they didn’t, but someone heard it and it was justification for their own violence against women. Some people heard it and were scared by it. Some people may have heard or and now think that’s an acceptable thing to joke about. Hopefully my interjection means some people heard it and will reflect that violence against women, or violence of any kind, isn’t acceptable. We all need to tackle this sort of misogynistic bullshit. The women I was with shouldn’t have felt cowed. They shouldn’t have been grateful that I, a white man, acted as their white knight. Sadly it is only through men challenging men that we will probably see progress. Challenge misogyny everywhere. 💪🏻
    21 points
  36. Hearing you loud and clear 👍
    21 points
  37. OMG. I’ve just met the man himself!
    21 points
  38. So I got in. I beat the Tory candidate by 15 votes. I'm all signed up as a County Councillor and I have the power to grant festivals licenses. Also bars etc. This is a brilliant thing.
    20 points
  39. How dreary must it be to not get caught up in the hype, to not get overexcited about a band that, yeah, in the greater scheme of things might not amount to much but right now, in April 2022 are having the ride of their fucking lives, banging out tunes and playing some over-excited live gigs? For me, it’s the essence of being a music fan, getting caught up in the thrill of the new, the now, the happening. I love it, and live for it. And the day it dies for me, and the day I get some perspective on it, is the day i turn into a tedious rock heritage bore. Fuck that. Make me stupidly over-excited, then crush my dreams with a vaguely disappointing album and watch me come back for more. If the choice is that or a Pink fucking Floyd reunion, or one last Genesis tour, then I’ll see you down the front at Rough Trade East, getting a scrawled signed album from the next gang of adolescent hopefuls.
    20 points
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  41. I was going to let it all go, just walk away and leave Neil with his rapidly crumbling empire, but there is something I feel the need to say first. Neil, You would do well to remember that you would not be going anywhere this summer without “idiots” like me and “c**ts” like ddiamond. For those who aren’t aware a number of us long term posters clubbed together to provide Neil with the means he needs to attend the festival this year. He has never thanked us. Neil regards, in his own words, the contributors to this site as “customers”. He doesn’t give a toss about any of us other than a means to drive revenue and subscriptions, and that’s fine. Personally I would suggest that those of us, the very people he has alienated with his shite recently, have been the ones who have kept this site going through the dark times recently and produce the atmosphere that entices new people in. However when we all put our hands in our pockets to help Neil when he needed it that was not a financial transaction, it was an act of friendship. An act he has thrown back into the faces of those who contributed, and that is what hurts (Neil you may want to question why two “trolls” would personally contribute to your personal well-being). Neil, you are fucking ungrateful. But anyway, and sorry for going on but I’ve never flounced before, we’re well beyond apologies now and I don’t believe one would ever come anyway. It’s a real shame because I almost enjoy the build up to the festival on here as much as the actual festival itself. Sadly my excitement for all things Glastonbury has died a little over the last 24 hours. Not that it really matters anymore but Neil has been lying too. I have never posted under any name other than Hugh Jass, nor have I held “alt accounts”. My first account was deleted accidentally by Neil, and if proof is required please check the first reply to the thread below where Neil corroborated this. Rather than just be a man and admitted he was wrong he has lied and doubled down. To you Neil I genuinely and sincerely hope you get the help you need. You clearly do not enjoy doing this so I hope you find something that makes you happy. To the rest of you, take care. Have a fantastic festival and who knows? I might even see you at the meet (got a feeling it’s going to be a fun one this year) So long. And. Thank for all the fish. HJ (third best eFester of all time) x PS I know this is going to be taken down almost immediately, which is why I’m taking the liberty of posting it on a few other threads….
    19 points
  42. Because not everything has to be debate. As an example I wouldn't go to a "Save the NHS" event expecting to hear a counter argument from a representative of a private healthcare consortium, or to a David Attenborough lecture to hear about how climate change is fabricated. Leftfield is better viewed as a place for those with similar or aligned views, or just curious about it, to hear from others of a similar mindset talk about issues from that perspective and to have discussions about it, rather than a debating forum where all voices are heard from every spectrum.
    19 points
  43. Pyramid - Open Air - 120,000 Other - Open Air - 40,000 West Holts - Open Air - 35,000 IICON - Open Air - 15,000 John Peel - Tent 9,995 (-5) The Park Stage - Open ??? Acoustic - Tent - 8,000 Sonic- Tent - 7,000 The Glade - Semi Open - 5,000 (covered atrium) Cabaret- Tent - 4,450 (covered atrium) Avalon- Tent - 3,000 Hell Stage - Open Air - 3,000 Leftfield- Tent William's Green- Tent - 2,000 Avalon Cafe- Tent Heaven - Open Air - 2,000 Croissant Neuf - 1000 Big Top Maceo's (Crew Bar) - Tent - 700 Love Bullets HQ - 600 NYC Downlow - Tent - 540 DELUXE DINER - 400 Spike The Yard (formally The Basketball Court): 362 NYC Downlow Lounge: 258 Pluto Property Development - 200 SHITV - 250 ROCKET LOUNGE - 200 The Rabbit Hole The Bimble Inn SISTERHOOD - 150 BRAINWASH MEDIA - 150 HIJACK RADIO (Ghetto Funk) - 150 SPIN CITY - 100 STARF*CKERS - 100 F.C.C.C.C.S LIVE! - 100 MONSTER VISION - 100 GUERILLA MEMBERS CLUB - 100 The Meat Rack (formally The Downlow Radio): 86 The Crow's Nest
    19 points
  44. Didn't get a sniff but someone in the resale group got them for me! Going to my first Glastonbury!
    19 points
  45. I’ve always wanted to do that (or some other similar experience) at Glasto but I’ve never done so before and going solo, I’m anxious about a bad trip (or whatever you call them these days) so I don’t bother. I always feel like I’m missing out a bit I did try once. It was 2015 and I was reliably informed by someone here that if I hung around the green futures field for long enough on Wednesday afternoon, I’d eventually happen upon a lady mingling around selling ‘special brownies’. Having no ‘connections’ in that area of life, it was my one shot. So I hung around, and sure enough a lovely hippy lady started doing the rounds with a tray. She was the only one so I was pretty sure this was it. I pretended like I hadn’t been waiting an hour for her, and I’d just noticed her. As promised, the tray was stacked with odd looking brownies. I now know that ‘special’ brownies look pretty identical to normal ones but in my naivety, I assumed they must look very different, because of the added ingredient. Still, I preferred some confirmation. “They look GREAT!” I said, getting her on side. “Oh yes, I made them myself.” Things were going well. I went for the clincher. “They look… special” I said. I left a pause between ‘look’ and ‘special’, with a glint in my eye. She glanced back, a bit bewildered. ”Um, yeah well hopefully.” That wasn’t quite the categorical answer I was hoping for but fuck it, nobody else was selling brownies and they looked suitably weird. She wanted a couple of quid, which I thought was great value. I gave her a fiver and told her to keep the change. Still a decent price for my first Glasto experience of this kind. It was when I took my first bite that I suspected this was sub-optimal. The texture felt bizarre in my mouth and I looked at what was left in my hand. Now, I have a lot of love for the hippies in the green fields, but for the love of all things sacred, you do not make brownies out of vegetables. It’s a sin against food. But it dawned on me that’s what this was. It tasted like the accumulation of the veggies I used to leave at the end of my Sunday roasts as a kid, compounded into one cold, dry, foul tasting slab of fuck no. I quickly made my way to the closest bin relatively out of sight, opened my gob and coughed it all out, then chucked the rest away. I then realised why she still had so many to sell. Maybe I’ll get to do it one day. I hope so. Perhaps if I camp with some ‘cool’ people. But in the meantime, ever since, ‘say no to the weird brownies’ is something I try to remember.
    19 points
  46. “Lovely movie. Little lad was a dead good dancer. Cried at the end. X”
    19 points
  47. Some good news… I got married! And the weather was absolutely incredible for it too! I wanted to share one of our wedding gifts with you all as I know you’ll all appreciate it. My friend drew this from scratch, must have taken her AGES!
    19 points
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