Jump to content

DJL

GOLD member
  • Posts

    2,065
  • Joined

  • Last visited

Everything posted by DJL

  1. Headed to Brixton with a spare ticket…
  2. One, possibly two tickets for sale for tonight, standing, face value, COVID, bla bla bla. Would love them to go to an efestivaler
  3. DJL

    BBC Coverage 2022

    As others have said, thanks all, for making this weekend a lot better than I feared. Been great to have a bit of the Glastonbury spirit even though we couldn’t be there
  4. DJL

    BBC Coverage 2022

    Sums it up perfectly. Not liking the act on the Pyramid? Terrible clashes? Who cares - as long as you like what you’re watching, I’m sure others will do too
  5. DJL

    BBC Coverage 2022

    I’ve debated (argued) this quite a lot with my wife. I think it largely depends how in to them you are. To me it was a great set list with great songs from across their albums and some album tracks from their iconic albums I haven’t heard in a while. To her it was boring with too few of the huge hits from the biggest albums early on to keep interest. When they play Creep I shrug a bit (not even my first choice off Pablo) but others are standing waiting for it. For the Cure the roles are reversed - I just want a 60ish minute wall to wall greatest hits but most acts don’t do that.
  6. DJL

    BBC Coverage 2022

    Well Macca was probably as lacklustre as an 80 year old former Beatle playing some of the hits mixed in with recent stuff, joined by two huge guests could be… which is far from the worst Pyramid headliner they could/have had. It was the last time he’ll do that, among the last of his generation to do it. Sure it was probably closer to Springsteen 2009 than Bowie 2000 but if people didn’t enjoy it it’s very easy to go elsewhere/switch channels. People can be as cynical as they want about Hey Jude… but watching that on TV, that many people, back in that field, singing together as one, a significant chunk of the nation joining in at home, after what we have all been through? Epic. I cried, a lot.
  7. DJL

    BBC Coverage 2022

    The hangovers are worse when you’re not in a field
  8. Yeah, good point
  9. DJL

    BBC Coverage 2022

    Was a great set and atmosphere, particularly when they got everyone to crouch down before the drop 🙌
  10. Off the top of my head I’ve heard people complaining about similar over-crowding at Bearded and Primavera. Could it be a combination of extra ticket sales to address rising costs, people sneaking in as desperate after years off and we are not as used to being in crowds as we used to?
  11. DJL

    BBC Coverage 2022

    The last sentence sums it up perfectly it to me. I’d be happy to watch Foals on the other. As much as I love the pyramid I don’t need the acts I love to play there. I’ve had a great time at all of the major stages over the years.
  12. DJL

    BBC Coverage 2022

    Left if for the end I think?
  13. DJL

    BBC Coverage 2022

    Genuinely glad you enjoyed it
  14. DJL

    BBC Coverage 2022

    Out of upvotes but yeah. Not that fussed personally but fair play
  15. DJL

    BBC Coverage 2022

    After a busy day… I’m in. Billie does nothing for me but fuck it’s good to see a Pyramid headliner ‘live’. Moved swiftly on to Little Simz which is probably where I would be - West Holts looks great, even if not that busy. Though I’d probably equally enjoy Foals if my partner was as in to them - glad I don’t really have to worry about clashes and compromises!
  16. DJL

    Crazyfool

    This is fantastic
  17. DJL

    Glasthomebury

    Just wanted to say thank you to anyone who responded… one of the worst parts of not having a ticket is not having the communal experience on here. In a weird way this and the FOMO thread has given that. Looking forward to sitting down with a beer and watching the coverage later
  18. DJL

    Glasthomebury

    Apologies if there is another similar thread… but being without a ticket I haven’t been able to bring myself to come on here much lately. I really want to enjoy this weekend as much as I can anyway and I’m sure there will be others who feel the same. Not sure I can’t get full enjoyment from reading about people’e experience actually going to/at the festival but would love to hear about anyone trying to embrace it from home. We were originally going to go to a local (Derbyshire) festival but can’t anymore, so will be fully embracing the Glasthomebury spirit, tuning in to the BBC coverage etc. Anyone else?
  19. I respect when bands play sets like that (Placebo) as their fans will love it… but they must also know it makes them less attractive to your average festival goer and therefore organiser. If it is someone like Radiohead, who I personally really like, it’s great but if it is someone like say The Cure or Placebo (who I happen to have more of a surface level interest in) I’ll probably wander off… as I did (and don’t regret it).
  20. Appreciated this from the security team on the FB group, particularly about the woodlands queue and capacity. ‘Big thanks to you all from myself , our managers, staff, our close protection team, stage security … and not forgetting our support K9’s for being the best UK festival crowd we have the pleasure of keeping safe. This year was big for us as it’s the 1st BT since the pandemic, so we put extra security on to try and keep good order and most important.. the tent thefts low!! Well guess what… 0 reported tent thefts this year… that’s a British record ever for a major festival!! That number will not be beaten again in the history of festival security. I’m so proud of our team and for you for being so vigilant and honest! Refreshing Now.. I’ve seen a couple of niggles… toilets… it’s a festival… we use the same facilities as you guys…If you go out in the rain.. your gonna get wet right 😜 The woodland queue. Let me explain.. not that I have to.. but I want to…. Covid - 19.. yes it’s over… but certain areas we had to to be exact and click in and out.. to keep the authorities happy… and we had to keep the woodland capacity down by a tiny percentage That’s my call… on my head…. But I’m telling you something… we will always try and keep you and your children safe! If there’s a queue then that’s a festival… but I’d rather have a few moans about a queue than a Hillsborough or a Manchester arena incident!! Not on our watch! You are to good for us to allow anything like that! Have an amazing year and see you all in 4 seasons #sauk 💙’
  21. Agree with everything said really. Like others, I don’t love the fairground, unless they make it a bit more unfairground Glastonbury-Esque - it’s not just that it’s a fairground it’s also a very generic one when other parts have had time and effort to look so amazing like… the pirate ship, one of my favourite stages anywhere. As is Woodlands. Was a shame not see acts because of the queue but I only have myself to blame - once you knew the situation regarding queues you can plan around it. The local beers, prices and the fact you can also BYO was great too - all contributed to the friendly vibe. I also never thought karaoke could be a highlight of a festival for me but it really was - probably because Bearded folk are a talented and charasmatic bunch. Singing God save the Queen by the pistols in the jubilee week was a bold move but I was thoroughly entertained! Great festival, we’ll be back.
  22. I don’t think there is another artist whose albums I pay less attention to between tours but then thoroughly enjoy as much live - The Flaming Lips are consistently an absolutely spectacular live act. I don’t think you could have anyone better closing a festival 🙌👌
  23. The queueing for woodlands is less than ideal but otherwise having a lovely festival. Bob Vylan, Blackballed and Walt Disco (plus karaoke weirdly) highlights
×
×
  • Create New...