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  1. Digi

    drugs - stay safe

    ... and I've absolutely no idea why that posted twice! 🙄
  2. Digi

    drugs - stay safe

    This is something I feel really strongly about. I've been going to gigs and festivals for years but this year I have noticed a massive shift. It's to be expected really when a demographic with not much disposable income can buy ket cheaper than they can buy booze. They need to close all the loopholes around front of house testing and make it a massive focus that the police won't nick you for getting half a pill or a bit of powder from your stash tested. I think most 17 year olds are scared to death of utilising the services because they think there will be consequences We can't police it effectively and as a nurse whose seen one too many tragic ends in resus, it feels like it's endemic right now. We can't stop it. We can encourage it to be safer though rather than drug use feeling punitive. I dread Reading/Leeds and Creamfields weekend, mainly because it's a younger demographic and despite a billion warnings, think they are invincible. I dread reading about those tragic fucking parents who waved their kid off to a festival but who hasn't got to welcome them home again
  3. Digi

    drugs - stay safe

    This is something I feel really strongly about. I've been going to gigs and festivals for years but this year I have noticed a massive shift. It's to be expected really when a demographic with not much disposable income can buy ket cheaper than they can buy booze. They need to close all the loopholes around front of house testing and make it a massive focus that the police won't nick you for getting half a pill or a bit of powder from your stash tested. I think most 17 year olds are scared to death of utilising the services because they think there will be consequences We can't police it effectively and as a nurse whose seen one too many tragic ends in resus, it feels like it's endemic right now. We can't stop it. We can encourage it to be safer though rather than drug use feeling punitive. I dread Reading/Leeds and Creamfields weekend, mainly because it's a younger demographic and despite a billion warnings, think they are invincible. I dread reading about those tragic fucking parents who waved their kid off to a festival but who hasn't got to welcome them home again
  4. Manchester tickets for me too this morning thanks to a strategically timed break on the training course I'm on! 😂
  5. Foo fighters in Dublin next week then Frank Turner at Brudenell in Leeds for an album launch (Free tickets for the price of a CD). Just about to bung some Frank Turner tickets on Twickets for Cottingham - my son bought me a ticket for my birthday and I'm still in Dublin, and Manchester in November. My OH booked a surprise few days away not realising I already had gig tickets. Think the only stuff I've got booked is Johnny Lloyd at Hyde Park Book Club (awesome venue) and The Struts ... and an evening drooling over Ant Middleton 😚😂
  6. Digi

    Glastonbury Research

    It only really let's you answer as if you only been to one festival. Lots of us on here will have been to more than one festival so it's kind of difficult to answer then as the answers will be different depending on the festival
  7. Digi

    2020

    Emperor's is sold out at the moment but it's not impossible that more will go on sale again with the next wave. I've stayed in Great Plains a couple of times. It's about a 10 min walk from the furthest camping space to the arena entrance. It's up a bit of a hill though which, when it's muddy, can make you decide not to go back to camp during the day to pick up more booze etc. They'd changed the field around this year and made it bigger so loads of space. It was pretty hilly though so most of those pitching their own tents were on a slope. Bit of a hill from the car park to the entrance but nothing horrific and 10 mins tops from car park to camping. Showers were good with not too much of a queue and there was a tent for recharging and one with hairdryers. They were supposed to be for those in pre pitched tents and pods but everyone had the same wristband and no one policed it We are in Emperor's next year, purely to be a little bit closer for smuggled booze runs 😚 If I hadn't gotten Emperor's though I absolutely would have gone back to Great Plains. I actually don't mind General that much either as long as I'm not in the Bosnia/Beruit colony! I just buy a separate shower pass when I stay there and you have the benefit of a decent amount of places to grab food which you don't really in either emperor's or Great Plains
  8. I think you're probably right which is a bit sad. We really shouldn't need policing
  9. Went with my 24 year old for the 3rd year running and yep, noticed a difference this year but not actually enough to stop us buying tickets again this morning. I think it's a great mid sized festival and with a few tweaks, could be ace Great Plains was huge this year and all the pre erected tents was on flat ground leaving the rest of us peasants on a slope. Twas ace to get home and sleep on a level bed. Loads of people moaning about the trek from the car park? Seriously?!?! You've obviously never felt the pain of being sent to the Pink car park at Glastonbury... you might as well be parked in Bristol! 10 min walk tops from parking to camping with a bit of a hill. Bit knackering in the heat of Thursday but it wasn't totally horrendous Expensive beer and food prices. Again really? It's not really any different to any other festival. Every other festival I've been to, including Glastonbury with the exception of the addition of Co-op this year, has a huge mark up on ice. 5 quid a pint and 2.50 a soft drink/canned water isn't all that different to anywhere else. Every member of security we encountered were fab. Special mention goes to the one manning the road between Great Plains and the arena on Sunday. I toddled down to go and buy some smokes but he couldn't let anyone through as the arena was late opening whilst they tried to clear some mud. He promptly went and got some of his own smokes to give me. Absolutely superstar! The main stage was like a lake when we walked past early hours Sunday morning. I'm actually impressed they managed to get it open at all on Sunday! The biggest change this year though was that it appears Kendal is the new right of passage after GCSEs that Leeds and Reading is. I get I probably sound like my Ma and I am a huge advocate for 16 year olds being the future of festivals... you can only rehash 90s indie bands that my generation generally love so many times but please... learn some fucking gig etiquette! I don't doubt for one second there were also 30 somethings acting like knobs. I didn't encounter any though. I did encounter my fair share of teens chewing their faces off and trying to barge to the front of the stage well in to set start times in big long lines all holding hands and then being abusive when told there was no space to get anywhere. It's just seriously rude and the only time in 30 years of gigs I've left the front of the stage was during Nile Rodgers... a disco act for fucks sake because it was just getting ridiculous. Stuck my arms up to clap and then couldn't get them back down again! Drink what you like. Take what you like. Just be considerate of those around you!
  10. Digi

    2020

    See you in the fields 😄 Just got Emperors for the first time after always doing General or Great Plains. Fancied a change from the daily workout of walking up the hill in to the arena every day 😂
  11. Arkells Orbital Beans Nile Rodgers and Chic Courteeners Absolute highlight is the few hours we spent at Woodlands Saturday night... ...Twisted Wheel, Fleetmac Wood (who were incredible) and a couple of hours at the silent disco. Completely piss wet through despite waterproofs, totally drunk after running out of smuggled JD and absolutely skint buying silly amounts of cocktails. Random dancing with strangers and my 24 year old son who still loves the festival scene with his Ma is priceless ❤
  12. Faith No More please and thank you 😊 It would typically be the year I can't get tickets
  13. Trying to walk like I've not shit myself whilst at an important meeting due to spin last night day for me today 😂 I'd forgotten how quickly your arse loses its toughness!
  14. Digi

    Musical Confessional

    Mmmbop by Hanson is in my top 10 songs and I'm not even sorry
  15. Digi

    The 2019 Food Thread

    This! I usually avoid food places around the main stages, particularly noodle type places as they are pretty much always shite. We were starving Friday night walking back to the tent so grabbed a chicken katsu with noodles. Nicest thing I had throughout the whole festival and wound up grabbing another Sunday night as our last meal
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