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  1. big__phil

    Mad Cool 2018

    I agree completely, and it's very annoying to see such massive empty spaces and bands complaining about it. As someone has previously said, ideally they'd move it away from directly under the stages, but if that's one of the main selling points (and they sold out pretty late IIRC) that aint gonna happen. Comparing to Werchter might not be fair - we don't know what MC pay for the lease of the site, policing costs, busses etc. If they pay a lot for these things they need ways to make it back, especially if the site only has a finite number of people that can fit inside. It's not great, and nobody other that VIP ticket holders really likes it, but it's just business.
  2. big__phil

    Mad Cool 2018

    My 2 cents: The music, lights and sound were all fantastic. Noticeably so. Everything ran on time as well, although if you wanted to move between the two main stages you needed to pick one you really wanted a good spot for, but that's to be expected with big crowds like that. The queue on Thurs was just one of those things. I've been in worse though, including the last Glastonbury. The other days I just walked straight in, so I wonder if the site wasn't quite ready on that first day. Busses home were also easy enough, leaving pretty late. The real frustration was getting a train to the festival - absolutely rammed and boiling hot. The bars seemed to be hit and miss - the bigger the bar the smaller the queues seemed to be. Switching to spirits was a great decision - all free-poured pretty much to wherever you wanted it. Really good value compared to beer. VIP is here to stay, sorry folks. Not a chance in hell they could book a line up that good without that extra revenue. Ideally the size of the VIP areas would be reduced or moved slightly, but that looks unlikely. Overall, pretty decent. I'd need another really good lineup to rush back next year I think, but very glad I went. Highlights - Big Moon, Arctics, massive vodkas, Justice, Washed Out, Mick Jenkins, vegetarian curry, NIN, the French taking over Sol celebrating their World Cup victory
  3. big__phil

    Mad Cool 2018

    Speaking of the football on the 11th - does anyone know any good bars in Valencia to watch it, or is anyone else going to be there?
  4. big__phil

    Mad Cool 2018

    I don't quite understand the ticket offer for NOS and Mad Cool - cheaper tickets to see the same band two days in a row, hundreds of miles away? https://www.festicket.com/festivals/mad-cool-festival-nos-alive/2018/shop/#ticket
  5. big__phil

    Mad Cool 2018

    We booked our train tickets (Valencia > Madrid) through Renfe with no hassle at all. Something like 35Euro each.
  6. big__phil

    Mad Cool 2018

    That pack looks really cool, you've got a couple of different things to the FNAC pack I've got. Is the thing in the box just a keyring? Nice of them to throw in some Tesco vouchers as well.
  7. big__phil

    Mad Cool 2018

    Cheers, this is really helpful. If @Joshua Homme is right €9 for just less than a pint and a half is still pretty steep, but that's festivals for you. It was £6 a pint at APE a few weeks ago, so it's not miles off that.
  8. big__phil

    Mad Cool 2018

    Errr...this looks like it could mighty expensive. Anyone know how many shots they put in each drink? I don't fancy paying €9 for a 'mini beer'!
  9. big__phil

    Mad Cool 2018

    This, and would also be good to know if it's possible to have some drinks outside the gates before heading in (I know it's a new site, but would be good to know about previous years).
  10. big__phil

    Mad Cool 2018

    Word. Got myself a ticket for their winter tour, so could be worse. When the line up is as good as this there's gonna be clashes! Ta!
  11. big__phil

    Mad Cool 2018

    Who's going to set up the petition to stop Arctics clashing with Young Fathers?
  12. big__phil

    Mad Cool 2018

    Gave Vessel a listen t'other day. What should I listen to next?
  13. big__phil

    Mad Cool 2018

    I saw Real Estate last year, so it's a pretty easy decision TBF. They are both perfect in those 'early' slots though, just a shame they're on the same day really. Stoked for HFTRR as well.
  14. big__phil

    Mad Cool 2018

    Yeah that's a weird one. They must know they'll share a similar fanbase, so having them on at the same seems strange to me. I'll be at Kev.
  15. big__phil

    Mad Cool 2018

    True dat. The latest Gold Panda record is pretty decent, but that will only take you 15 mins into Pearl Jam's set. I think I'm going to give Washed Out another go.
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