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  1. Benj

    2019 festival

    Theyve played twice haven't they? Hardly Frank Turner
  2. So they can enjoy the urinals they can now actually pee in
  3. 1. Lower urinals 2. Lower urinals 3. Lower urinals 4. Lower urinals 5. Shorter pedestrian entrance into the arena
  4. Benj

    2019 festival

    Genius PR really, not too easy to get the press he got. If his music is not actually utterly shite, they’ll deffo be a market out there for him now
  5. Benj

    2019 festival

    Genius PR really, not too easy to get the press he got. If his music is not actually utterly shite, they’ll deffo be a market out there for him now
  6. Benj

    2019 festival

    Good point! He's not been for a couple of years now and working but not busy this year, so will hopefully make a long overdue return!
  7. Benj

    2019 festival

    Just noticed Post Malone looks like he's 'headliner' on the Saturday now? Thought TOP were billed first when the line out first came out?? Do people think Post Malone will close the night? Like both but TOP would be a much better end to the night and I initially thought that it looked like that was the case, looks different now. Has my perception changed after a few drinks or has the actual poster been flipped?? Does anyone disagree that TOP would be a better closer?
  8. Benj

    2019 festival

    Things rarely work that way
  9. Benj

    2019 festival

    Frank Turner has dates all Summer (all year even) up until the weekend pre Reading, so I assume he's nailed on. NME headliner? 2nd/ 3rd main Foos day? Accoustic headline in the FR again? Don't really know how big he is with the younguns today.
  10. Benj

    2019 festival

    hahaha, youre only right For our younger viewers -
  11. Benj

    2019 festival

    Also Brockhampton, they're just the modern day 5Ive right? Or am I missing something else? Sorry for being old
  12. Benj

    2019 festival

    Have I missed out on them becoming something other than a pretty niche band. Last time they were at Reading they played to an at most 3/4 tent at about 7pm if I remember correctly (prob don’t!) i guess in a world where blossoms play 3rd in 2017, anything can happen
  13. Benj

    2nd Announcement 2019 Predictions

    Really? I’m shocked, they weren’t even that popular back in the day, I can only remember 3-4 songs despite buying both (did they have more than 2 albums?? I only have 2 either way) albums.
  14. Benj

    2nd Announcement 2019 Predictions

    They’re not a they are they. It’s just Mike Skinner isn’t it? A sub seems a little much, even for someone (me) who was in their prime when he was in his prime. 3rd just about. Must admit being in the US now I have no idea at any splash they’ve made with new material that has gained a new audience
  15. Benj

    2nd Announcement 2019 Predictions

    Not suitable to a Reading crowd these days? dont think they’ve ever been suitable to a Reading crowd!
  16. Benj

    2019 festival

    Don’t worry, they were shit. And I’m a fan
  17. Benj

    5 Years Time

    I suspect half of these acts won’t exist in 2024
  18. Benj

    2019 festival

    Exactly, which is why I keep going back and why Reading has always been a constant while other festivals have come and gone I may not be the norm but last thing I want is to be seeing the same old bands over and over again. Foo Fighters (having first seen them at Reading 98 I think) are one of the few I don’t mind seeing once every 3-4 years (along with Muse) as the show is always excellent. This years headliners really excite me
  19. Benj

    2019 festival

    Reading has always been like that, I’m now one of the old fogues that go, this will be my 23rd year on the bounce I think. The second year I went 98, Page and Plant played (you may need to google them) and Beatie Boys headlined. Music for Old people I thought and I went to see Super Furry Animals and Travis/ Bentley Rythym Ace instead, at that time v cool up and coming indie bands (we’ll BRA were dances but whatever). Now SFA and Travis are very much music for old people, times change, except they don’t I was one of the many who couldn’t get near the FR tent (or Calring tent or whatever it was called) back in 2004/5/whenever it was) Give it another 5 years and kids like you now will be thinking AM are the music for old people and you’ll be as shocked as me when I met a couple of 18ish year olds who swore they were going to AFI over Blur in 2003, as Blur was music for Old People! To be honest, I’m amazed that AM still have such a youthful appeal, I pretty much consider them music for old people these days
  20. Benj

    2019 festival

    Since when has talent been a determining factor on how big an artist is?
  21. Benj

    2019 festival

    race it around
  22. Benj

    2019 festival

    Decent that
  23. Benj

    Lineup 2018

    I thought htey were excellent too, despite having zero expectations before hand. We nearly left beforehand and indeed planned to leave after a couple of songs if they were shit and next thing you know they were finishing up. One of the best bands of the weekend for me, which I would never have guessed before I go there. They also have a very big crowd, at least where I was, in the middle but behind the sound tower thing, it was pretty much swaying room only. Other highlights, Wolf Alice, BMTH, Dua Lipa, NERD, Yungblood, Don Broco Just goes to show how subjective it all is, as an older member of the crowd, none of those above (bar The Cure maybe) would appeal to me in the slightest. There were acts there for the oldies, this year, obv just not for you (or me really). I'd much rather see a new band, with an energetic crowd than some old fookers just cashing in, with loads of oldies stroking beards and crossing arms At the drive in last year, had the most pitiful crowd I think I've seen on the reading main stage. People sat cross legged litteraly 4 rows from the front barrier waiting for the next act.
  24. Benj

    Lineup 2018

    No. For a ‘mud bath’ you’d need hours of pretty heavy rain. Save the weight
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