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  1. kerplunk

    Bella’s Bridge

    Dunno - I guess it just depends which performance you catch. First time I'd seen it but it sounds like they did it in previous years?
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    Bella’s Bridge

    I think I know the guy you mean. But the 'happenings' I'm talking about took place in the pretty pond area under the bridge at night when it was lit up with fire lanterns etc. A boat would come out from under the bridge with a couple of dressed up people in it who then mimed to a well known opera piece playing through speakers, and then when finished the boat silently retreated back under the bridge. It didn't last long and you just had to be there when it happened. I caught it twice and really regret not getting a photo. It was different opera piece the two times I saw it - the second time was the Freddie Mercury/Montserrat Caballe - 'Barcelona' thing. Very cute
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    Bella’s Bridge

    Anyone see the opera 'happenings' at Bella's Bridge?
  4. Down with flags, but the irish tricolour with "This is our fuppin' shpot!" made me chuckle.
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    The Cure

    That was my theory too - it's a tricky vocal and he didn't want to fluff it on national TV
  6. Yes that's all true, though I'm not sure how easy it would have been to find a space for all our tents as I didn't carry out a full survey. We were surprised by how full it was when we arrived early afternoon Thursday and there wasn't enough empty space around our usual spot (at the same end of the field but over the other side of the path to the teapot) so we ended up there, not unknowingly about the MT I should add - I remembered the complaints from last year and warned our group about it before we setup.
  7. Indeed, I was camped with Paul but not so affected by the teapot to our right as he was - my review would have contained harsh words about the coffee stall to our left that turned it's music system on at 7.30 in the morning.
  8. How could he have written about about Pulled Apart By Horses if he was at The Oh Sees? I take your point on the teapot punters though - he has been very cwuel to them. If you read his review last year you'll get the impression we got a grouchier Paul Champion this time round - not sure why
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    Leonard Cohen @ glastonbury

    from the back...
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    wow - that's pretty!
  11. Here's another 'cool' one (and more my size): http://outbacklogic.com/ Besides the reflective outer I like that it has a door at each end - the best tent I ever had for sunny mornings was one you could open up at each end to enable a through draft.
  12. Well it's the earned 'mark of honour' aspect that's the strongest argument to my mind. I'd also suggest that people wearing head-dresses as adornment at a festival on the other side of the world probably isn't the 'final insult' to native americans - white americans wearing them in america should get that one
  13. The difference is sombreros aren't given to mexicans as a mark of honour like a medal - do you not see some difference there? If they were you would probably have heard mexicans complaining about it Is it about the unhappy history of the american indians though or the fact that (unlike sombreros) head-dresses are given as a mark of honour like a medal? I would suggest it's more about the latter. American indians aren't complaining about the wearing of moccassin shoes, although I note in one of the articles somebody linked to they point at tipis at festivals as part of the problem which seems to be missing the point as much as you with your focus on the history of oppression.
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    Pink Floyd?

    Touching interview on BBC6 with Gilmor and Mason talking about the 'last ever' Pink Floyd album and stuff: http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p0288yhn I'm going to have to buy the album.
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