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Everything posted by GETOFFAMYLAWN

  1. looooooooool! We saw the paragliders (I'm pretty sure we saw two) come dropping in and wondered what the fuck was going on. Can't have been a Glastonbury-type fence jumper because tickets weren't difficult to come by at all, but how the fuck do you end up paragliding into a fucking festival by accident? Hope the guy who's tent it was got to give the paraglider a very hard punch by way of thanks. Presume nobody was hurt? Could've been really really nasty if there had been somebody in the tent. Quite worrying to think about what could've happened if children were in the tent.
  2. It's 22 you flannel! Feel like it would be top level 🤡 shit to announce tour dates rn, but lots of artists are doing it anyway
  3. CND lock up would take bikes I think?
  4. Aieee that's undesirable. Is this because of distance or traffic?
  5. There is! Nicely remembered, I'd forgot about that one. The walled garden is full of stuff come to think of it, there's a very nice burger, some manner of SE Asian food (I remember being quite drunk but eating something delicious with chopsticks), and the sushi burritos.
  6. Just checked google maps and looks like I've got a 5+ hour drive to get there/back 😨 should never have moved
  7. I've never had trouble at Glastonbury at all. So I don't know if that's just because I'm much more happy to do tent Tetris and fit into a small gap, or if there's fields I'm not camping in that do get completely stacked out quite early. I'd say that at Green Man the fields closer to Orange car park are definitely the first to fill up, but there's normally a window of a few hours after opening where you can nab a spot. But unless you've a massive tent, or are very adverse to slotting into a spot just small enough, then you're fine. Only time I'd say you need to turn up before gates to get what you want is if you're one of those groups who want to have a circle of loads of tents in a particular spot.
  8. Depends why you think you need to turn up before gates at Glastonbury. For both Glastonbury and Green Man I turned up before gates on my first year and sat waiting ages, and have turned up mid-afternoon, sailed through and camped where I please each year after.
  9. Vegan reccs (good for if you're vegan, good for if you're not vegan) The Paella stall at the top of the Mountain Stage field is the real one, do not let the weekend pass without sampling that. There's a few places in the nature/nurture bit and they're all amazing. The biggest one does a banging vegan Donner kebab box. And the coffee van in there is the best coffee at the festival for my money. Pizzas out the back of chai wallas are as good a pizza as you're likely to get at a festival, loads of options. Just along from there is a churros can. Getting a big pot of churros and going to watch a film in the cinema tent is always a personal highlight. Between Far Out and Round The Twist is Ghandi's Flip Flop, straight out of Ambleside, the culinary capital. You'll get a nice big fat plate of 3 curries, rice, popadom, Chapatti, chutney, raita, pickles. The best tenner you'll ever spend. Normally it's the last thing we treat ourselves to on the Sunday night after they've burned the big green boi. Just down from that is Flavours Of Africa, one of my all time favourite festival vendors (maybe even tied with the venerable No Bones Jones for top position?). Get your nice big bowl of jollof rice, spinach curry and fried plantain, tell the man you want the hot hot sauce, it's the real fucking deal. The super tidy Welsh burgers at the top of the Mountain field live up to the name. There's some absolutely show stopping brownies going in the Babbling Tongues field, just by the little door to the Walled Garden. There's not a food stall in the place not on their absolute A-game for me. It's very hard to actually get a bad meal there, just see what's about. (Although, having said that, I'd advise against the Hurly Burly, not what it once was. Not bad, but there's more out there).
  10. They'll be the replacements for the artists who had to pull out, announced on the socials recently. I guess things weren't finalised when the programmes were being printed.
  11. Re waterproofed my tent and cagoule. Ready to get Welsh.
  12. Clashes aren't too bad for me. Hoping I can get a decent chunk of Kelly Lee Owens in after Caribou. Thundercat vs Self Esteem is a bit of a shitter. Never managed to see a full Thundercat solo set, and probably seen Rebecca Taylor about 15-20 times across her two guises, but my partner is pretty much only into Self Esteem out of the whole lineup so that's what wins.
  13. I'll just pop on my magic hat that stops the wind from fucking with the sound 😉 (added a wink emoji so you know it's jocular and not a beef post)
  14. Don't think anybody can really predict that this year. Queues normally move pretty fast, I've never queued more than about half an hour once gates are opened from Orange car park. But there's the vaccine certificates this year; that'll presumably slow down queues, it's unknown how much by.
  15. Ibibio Sound Machine 😄 Same time as Caribou 😟
  16. Bands usually on from about 6pm I think, but the arena is I THINK open p much when the gates open.
  17. Film tent for me. Need to know what my Saturday morning cartoon is going to be.
  18. Don't think it does. There isn't one of those walk-in tent shop things like there is at some of the bigger festivals. Not to worry tho, it gets plenty cold enough when the sun's down anyway.
  19. The live show is pretty mega, properly goes off when played to a nighttime crowd. Seen her play at festivals,pumping out bangers at like 12pm to mostly empty tents/fields which is funny. She'll be good either way tho.
  20. @markussnoopy I'd dm one of their socials about it. Seems like it would be pretty shitty of them not to accept that, but might save you a bit of faff at the gate if you have a message to show them that it's ok, rather than the person banding you having to radio in somebody on paid staff to make the call.
  21. My tickets have arrived. Never been more happy with a couple of little pieces of card in my whole life.
  22. Haiku Salut bless both trendy urban dwellers and the ugly gremlins of the provinces with dates: 21/10 – The Jam Jar, Bristol 22/10 – South Street Arts Centre, Reading 23/10 – Bush Hall, London 28/10 – The Grand Pavilion, Matlock 29/10 – Leiston Film Theatre, Leiston 30/10 – Con Club, Lewes 2/11 – The Blue Arrow, Glasgow 3/11 – The Deaf Institute, Manchester 4/11 – Light Up, Lancaster 5/11 – Leaf, Liverpool 6/11 – Westgarth Social Club, Middlesbrough Summat about lamps and new music as well
  23. I would say 0 likely. It's the main car park and I've never seen it filled. I did a few stewarding hours waving cars in on a Saturday afternoon and there was still space. (Imagine showing up on the Saturday afternoon tho).
  24. The CD, with The Lakes added on, came out right before we took a 4 day holiday in Ambleside last year. Got the CD for the trip down, started playing it in the car when we reach the lakes are were driving round the country lanes. Actually heard The Lakes for the first time as we were driving through Windermere. Then the second time I heard it was that evening when we were sat out on the little patio we had outside our hotel room. Nice beer, some Bombay mix (the absolute boss of all snacks), with all the lights off watching the bats fly around and looking at the actual fucking stars in the sky which you can see there. Started talking about how our jobs are remote now, and if we want we can just leave Manchester and move up here and have a bit of space. And now we have. If I want to see if those Windermere Peaks look like the perfect place to cry I just look out of my window in the morning. Beginning of last year was a difficult time for me in a lot of ways. I put a lot into the 2019 election and was pretty mentally broken by the result. Started reading everything in the news and catastrophising about it all. Would go out in public and just feel like I fucking hated everybody around me, like they'd all wounded everybody I know for selfish reasons by voting Tory. Every constituency I doorknocked in voted Tory, and I took it hugely personally that me and a load of other local working class people had gone to our own areas and tried to talk to people who we felt were like us and in a similar situation to us and tried to appeal to them for us to vote to help each other out. Felt like the society I lived in had told me to get fucked by instead listening to upper class twats in expensive suits and news w*nkers who didn't give a shit if they live or die. Then the pandemic came in, a few of my friends lost parents and grandparents in the first wave, just before lockdown or during the initial weeks. Again I obsessively read the news the entire time, knew exactly what the death figures were every day, and it would really get to me to see people breaking the rules. Our neighbours at the time would throw multiple big house parties every week. All of that, along with being in the house 100% really really fucked me up. Got into some bad frame of mind that scares the shit out of me to think back on now. Folklore came out just as I was starting to sort myself out. Got sorted out with somebody to talk to about it all by my work, cut myself from news as much as poss, started exercising every day, eating properly, having a shower and getting dressed in the morning. Booked a holiday, started making plans to move house. Lover is the album that really has the themes of putting your shit that wounds you and things you can't change behind you and focusing on what you love instead, so I did listen to that a lot as well. But those themes are still there to an extent on Folklore, especially on The Lakes. So yeah Folklore for me is very important, because it reminds me of getting better. I know it's all very first world problems, there's people with real shit going on in their lives that they can't just fix by deciding to stop thinking about. But for me that was significant, and it sticks with me. Cant believe it's one been one year, feels more like a thousand.
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