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  1. Declan

    3 things you would change

    Stop having rotten headliners on both main stages one night and crackers on both stages the next.
  2. Declan

    2018 - Your Thoughts

    Someone else has posted a link to full description of the Ariel Pink set. TA were ace. Totally passionate it was mostly Titus, but Ron Icus joined him for a few numbers. Supposedly a stripped down acoustic set but he had an electric guitar. Began with a tape of some American broadcaster saying that they were the bees knees, then he does a punk rock Karoke song in the style of Father John Misty but without the irony. Played mostly to an empty field, maybe 100 at the front even the usual burks in lawn chairs who plonk themselves in the main field all day left. At the end Titus shook the hands of the 30 people that loved it.
  3. Declan

    British Summer Time 2018

    I tested my wind up radio before, just in case there’s no WiFi, and they were playing Friday I’m In Love.
  4. Declan

    British Summer Time 2018

    If I get a wristband is it possible to give it back after Interpol, so that someone that's interested in the Cure can get in?
  5. Declan

    British Summer Time 2018

    That clash would have had me even more torn. TBH, I think that the lack of announcement indicates that it's not going to be shown.
  6. Declan

    British Summer Time 2018

    Really, even at the back I look at the stage? Even through a sea of heads I look at what I can see of the stage. Anyway there’s not going to be a massive crowd at 3 o’clock while England are playing.
  7. Declan

    British Summer Time 2018

    You’re missing the point. I’m not going to London to watch a football match in a grotty pub, I’m going to see Slowdive. That experience would be better if they were a dreamy soundtrack to England winning a World Cup Quarter Final. And who looks at the screens normally when a band they like is on - you look at the band.
  8. Declan

    British Summer Time 2018

    Slowdive are one of the main reasons I’m going (and paying for flights and hotel) and it will be great to experience them AND the football. That will be a unique experience if the game can be shown in silence on a big screen but if it can’t I’ll follow it on my phone one way or another. I do see your point, but it’s unavoidable that this won’t be like a normal Slowdive show. Even if the people just keep up with the score on the BBC feed, or the band keep the audience abreast of the score, it will change the dynamic of the show. This can be a good thing, it’s not going to be a run of the mill festival set. I think it would be best to embrace the situation, as the band seem prepared to do
  9. Declan

    British Summer Time 2018

    You just show it without the commentary on the main screen whilst the bands are playing. Or at least between bands on each stage.
  10. Declan

    British Summer Time 2018

    What you seem to be missing is that most people want to experience both and it will be brilliant memorable unique experience. Slowdive would be a brilliant soundtrack to the game. It’s not like it’s going to be ideal conditions for a Slowdive gig anyway - bright sun, the deadening corporate atmosphere of BST and being surrounded by Cure fans. In any case if you’re a big fan of the band and not interested in the game you’d be watching the band not the screens. I mean do you ever look at the screens normally? I suspect a bigger distraction will be Cure fanatics saving their place at the front and talking loudly about what awful songs the band might play later.
  11. Declan

    British Summer Time 2018

    Whatever happens will be unfair on someone. I imagine those not bothered at all about Slowdive would go to a pub. Those not bothered by the football would watch the band. Those who like both will listen to the band and watch the match.
  12. Declan

    British Summer Time 2018

    Because the best bands - Slowdive and Twilight Sad are on when they are. Slowdive offered to play with it on the big screen. That would be the best of both worlds. Let’s hope the 4g is working overtime on Saturday.
  13. Declan

    British Summer Time 2018

    Slowdive have floated the idea that they play with the game shown on the screen. It'd be like the Mogwai soundtrack to the film Zidane.
  14. Declan

    British Summer Time 2018

    Do we know that this system will be in place? Will it apply for the Slowdive and Interpol sets?
  15. Declan

    British Summer Time 2018

    And not potentially clashing with an England game.
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