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  1. Swoon what a fuckin song
  2. I had a great time at Madcool as well last weekend. We arrived in Madrid, late Thursday morning. Checked into our apartment and heading out for food and a few drinks. Left Malasana area mid afternoon to get the metro to the site. Fairly big queue of people were waiting just outside the station. We were moving after about 5 mins. The walk was fairly long, zigzagging around the site a bit. There was a brief search and then the walk continued. Saw people having water and food taken off them. I would guess it took about 45 mins to get into the site from leaving the metro. I thought this was pretty reasonable. Thankfully, we had our wristbands already as the queue in the left side for collecting them was huge. Waited about 30mins for our first drinks at the bar to the left hand side. Toilets were good the first day - much cleaner than UK festivals - no one pissing on the ground. I can’t say that they were as good on the Saturday. Realised that the bar queues varied massively depending where you went. The queue at the other end of the same bar I went to initially was almost non existent. Don’t remember queuing more than 5 mins for the rest of the weekend. Drink prices were just about OK. The spirits contained generous measures. As as a few others mentioned, the sound and visuals were great. Especially for Tame Impala, who were one of my highlights. Also saw Eels and Fleet Foxes from the back. It was good when the sun went down and the temperature cooled a bit. Watched a bit of Pearl Jam, who aren’t really my thing, but they sounded good. Highlight of the Thursday was Justice in the Loop stage. Wandered around the back of the crowd and up the right side of stage. Atmosphere and sound was top notch. Headed for the shuttle buses later into town followed by a taxi to our apartment. The Friday didn’t go quite as planned. Went out for lunch and a few drinks around 2pm. This turned into a few more. In the end, we got distracted by the Madrid nightlife and missed the entire day. Had planned to head up to the site for Young Fathers and Massive Attack. Glad i never now. Spent the entire night in various bars and clubs - getting home at 6am. Went out out for lunch, drinks, watching England v Belgium. Journey to the festival was quick on the Saturday. Saw QOTSA, Depeche Mode, Ritchie Hawtin and Underworld. Depeche mode the highlight of the day. Crowd was friendly throughout. Everyone having a good time. Trip back to town was via the metro and taxi. All pain free. Id definitely go back. As has been said, it’s not really a festival in the Glastonbury sense. There’s nothing much there except the stages. As there are almost no gaps between bands, you don’t really need anything else I suppose. The site was good, especially the AstroTurf to sit on. They could do with expanding the area slightly by moving the stages a bit further away from each other - especially the Loop, Koko and the radio stage as there was a lot of soundbleed there unless you moved closer to the stage.
  3. Amazing performance from a TV point of view. Would have liked a few more MSP songs too. Loved it though
  4. Wish I was there to see them but unfortunately couldn't get to Glastonbury this year. Looked great on TV but I see that the screens wouldn't be great for the live crowd. Not sure what people expect from Radiohead The set tonight was pretty varied. They're not exactly a band of big hits. Glad to hear a set with a lot of In Rainbows. Looking forward to seeing them in Glasgow in 2 weeks
  5. Even her kids hate spending time with her.
  6. I got an Aeropress last year for making coffee at work. Costs about £20 and makes good coffee very quickly. Basic design but easy to use for making a single coffee - espresso or Americano style. Easy to clean as well.
  7. Taxi from airport to festival site / bath and west show grounds is approx £50.
  8. There's no right or wrong with it - whatever happens in September we'll all still be part of the British Isles and we'll all come together and make it work." The British Isles is a geographic term. If Scotland does vote for independence, it will still be part of the British Isles but not of the United Kingdom of GB and NI. The RoI is still part of the British Isles. I think what Buff means that he would expect some cooperation between an iscotland and an rUK because of a common history. Scotland has no right to a currency union. If it was beneficial to both sides then it should be considered. Obviously the BoE acting as a lender of last resort would be a major problem and hence it is highly unlikely that the rUK wod agree to it. There is bullshitting from both sides. Salmonds utopian vision wod never happen. I do think that Osbournes speech about voting independence and loosing the pound was a bad move as it could be construed as blackmail. I agree with Paul too. It's a good discussion for a change with differing views being expressed rather than the usual name calling. Ps. I'm not particularly keen on independence. It would be a way to hopefully create a fairer country. There's no guarantees it would benefit the people of Scotland. It would've good to distance ourselves from the extreme greed and self protection associated with old Eton network.
  9. That might be a factor. However, most of the newer EU member countries have far lower corporation tax rates than the longer established countries.
  10. The point is that Spain has nothing to gain from not agreeing to an independent Scotland joining the EU. The Catalan situation is different. The UK government has agreed to a referendum on Scottish independence. I completely agree that rUK may not agree to a currency union as that carries financial risk if the BoE has to underwrite debt of a foreign nation. All these decisions, if Scotland votes for independence in September (highly unlikely) will come down to money. What benefit would excluding Scotland from joining the EU have? As far as I can see, there are only negatives for other EU countries.
  11. I don't think Spain would want to miss out on income from fishing in Scottish waters if it was no longer part of the EU and the loss of the benefits of the common fisheries policy.
  12. I don't think that being one of many people in club where a phone has been stolen or lost would be classed by anyone as being of reasonable suspicion of having commuted a crime. Refusing a search from a bouncer is a reasonable thing to do. I do not think that in Scotland or England, a bouncer would have any right to stop anyone from leaving a club because there may have been a minor property crime. Regarding searches by bouncers, my understanding is that you agree to be searches as a condition of entry. You can withdraw this consent at any time. The only thing the bouncers could do if you refuse a search is refuse entry or ask you to leave.
  13. The Australian DJs must be feeling pretty shitty with the suicide of the nurse. I also think the wider press must be held partly responsible too. Their excessive reporting on Kate being in very early pregnancy with near 24/7 updates increased the pressure on the nurse who was taken in by the prank call. If the TV news had not repeatedly played the prank call, it would not have been as humiliating for the nurse who committed suicide. The TV news stories are as much about entertainment as other aspects of the press.
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