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Deaf Nobby Burton

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  1. This is great and all, but I think it’s more the idea than the actual reality. I don’t like spending too much time at the pyramid as it is, living in London it would be a right pita travel and cost wise, and things like getting buses back afterwards are a right buzzkill for me. So it would be fairly pointless all things considered for something that would represent maybe 5/10% of my normal Glastonbury. I’ve travelled for gigs and stayed in hotels locally which is fine, you can then also go out after the gig finishes, but this seems more hassle than it’s worth. Nice idea, just doesn’t make any real sense time personally.
  2. I like the look of the Negroni on there 5/5 rating and 21%, that would give you a nice kick in the little 5/6pm lul.
  3. Chuffed with that, glad I got a ticket now.
  4. I’ve had BBC news on this morning and they’ve reported on it twice. Twice they’ve made jokes about getting a ticket not guaranteeing good weather, they also showed some clips where it was sunny and then asked one of the presenters who is from the area to confirm ‘it’s not always like that’. Does anyone else find the whole Glastonbury weather schtick just incredibly grating/lazy/tiresome? Somerset isn’t some bizarre microclimate, it’s in the U.K. and subject to the same sort of weather the U.K. gets every festival season, sometimes it’s good, sometimes it’s bad, sometimes it’s average, it’s just bloody weather!
  5. That’s the thing I don’t get with a lot of my mates reluctance. With most/all of these festivals, it’s either roll over or money back. If it doesn’t happen you can’t lose... but if it does happen and you don’t have a ticket, we’ll then you’re screwed for another year of live music.
  6. I remember when I first went (2011) I think, in the years prior that it came on my radar it always seemed ‘cool’ (nothing could sound more uncool than describing it as cool, but hopefully you know what I mean) like a genuine alternative to Glastonbury, with a bit more laid back, hippy-ish clientele sort of thing. Then I think a couple of things happened, as you say other festivals popped up that did the same thing or better, but were far cheaper because of the lack of need for a ferry. I also think because festivals in general got so much more popular from around 2010 (the type of people who wouldn’t necessarily go to a festival in the noughties, started going in droves the following decade) none more so than dance festivals, and because Bestival always had such a good dance lineup it attracted these newer type festival goers that went to all these new dance festivals, but as a result it lost its edge and just became one of many.
  7. Oh I didn’t think you were being flippant at all, it’s just that it’s the nature of viruses, and vaccines, especially one like flu with an endless ability to mutate. I think it was someone else who mentioned using the Covid infrastructure for flu, but I don’t think it’s necessary, trying to vaccinate everyone below 50 (aside from people who are advised to have it) just wouldn’t be worth it and they already comfortably vaccinate anyone above that age that wants it.
  8. The flu vaccine isn’t rubbish, it’s only routinely given to over 50s and the uptake is about 75%. As we all know from Covid as we’re all experts on things like efficacy now, no vaccine is 100% effective which includes the flu vaccine. Even if 100% of over 50s were vaccinated some people would still die from it because the flu vaccine isn’t 100% effective. A maximum of 20,000 deaths a year in a population of 66m is tragic for those involved, but it is not a lot (for a virus that mutates endlessly) in the wider scheme of things, and like Covid a high majority of those deaths will be in particularly elderly and unwell people whose immune systems won’t take much to tip them over the edge, if it wasn’t flu it could be something else. The Covid vaccines aren’t rubbish but if we get deaths down to flu levels for it every year we’ll be doing well. Also from an infrastructure point of view, millions are vaccinated for flu every year and it’s already a very slick operation irrespective of Covid, but again even if you vaccinated the whole country against Flu you’d still get a few thousand deaths, just like we always will with Covid.
  9. Edit: I think it was actually 2011, whichever year it was it was great!
  10. I think one of my most enjoyable sets anywhere ever, was Boys Noize in the big top in 2012.
  11. Sorry just remembered it was their secret set, not their main one, so that was either Friday or Saturday Morning. Down in the crowd close enough to see them at the park was essentially unbearable and we lasted about 10 minutes.
  12. Yeah, whatever day Vampire weekend played the park in 2019 was as close to unbearable as I’ve ever experienced heat wise at a festival. It was so oppressive, we left VW and actually walked up the hill to the bar there, just to get some breeze (it seemed like a very, very bad idea while walking up the hill but was worth it when we got there m) and we ended up there four a couple of hours. I’ll normally take all the sun you can throw at me but that was touch and go. Nothing even close at the sunny Bestival I experienced, not even in the same ballpark.
  13. I did three Bestivals consecutively and one was 2012, I’m pretty sure. One was absolutely amazing weather in the day and then really chilly when the sun went down. The other two were a bit mixed, one definitely had more rain then one had an actual hurricane overnight on the Sunday/Monday.
  14. I think that’s the one episode that sticks out in my mind as being the funniest, or the one I remember the most. At one point does the cat get chucked into the ceiling and then falls back out again?
  15. The pandemic programme on TV the other day visually showed the prevalence of the new variant, and how it basically took off like mad from November, from virtually no cases and quickly became the completely dominant one to the point it was pretty much the only one circulating. Whilst your points are correct and valid, the variant was a very real thing and very much behind how quickly cases spread. At the time I thought it was very suspicious that it suddenly popped up, but the actual evidence shows it was real, and a real contributor to cases getting out of hand.
  16. Its also misleading really, because no vaccines are 100% effective so all variants are partly resistant to the vaccines. Slightly less effective would be a better way to describe it, but of course that’s less sensationalist.
  17. 2020 I drank way, way more. Initially being stuck at home + the decent weather we had meant I was drinking pretty much every day. It kind of just stuck for the whole year, then it was December/Xmas so I just wrote it off as something I’d address in 2021. 2021 I went back to strictly no midweek drinking, first drink I allow myself to have is Friday Eve. I’ve been exercising every morning Mon-Friday and in a couple of months I’ve got into considerably better shape. I wasn’t out of shape before, but was probably half a stone heavier through the drinking. I love a Sunday drink, but I’m considering knocking it on the head. It’s amazing how different I feel by Wednesday just mood and energy wise, compared to Monday - Tuesday when I’m still feeling the affects of alcohol consumption. The real test will come when the pubs reopen, as I’ve just moved next door to one!
  18. Yeah, I’m not taking it personally or anything, it’s just if it was a year ago and pre-Covid most would’ve jumped at the idea. There is a group of us that go to Glasto every year and then another group who always do 4/5 day festivals at least and load of gigs together. I guess the fact that I’m borderline depressed at not having experienced live music for so long, I assumed more of them would feel the same!
  19. Just booked Truck 👍🏻 I’m quite excited as I thought my non Glasto camping festivals days were over. Always go to plenty of day things but didn’t envisage doing a weekend one again. I was quite surprised at the low uptake amongst my group, though. A few of us were absolutely gagging to get something booked, but quite a few have given it the ‘oh I need to check dates, I might be doing something etc etc’. I don’t know if it’s age or a hangover from Covid.
  20. It’s just the nature of some of the jobs I’ve worked in. Don’t get me wrong, they’ve been well paying jobs but at the same time it’s made abundantly clear they’re not really ‘9-5’ jobs and if you treat them as such you won’t be around long. It’s just the the culture a lot of companies create. I now don’t earn as much but instead of setting my alarm for 5am and sitting on a stinking train for hours, by 9am I’ve had a workout and given my dogs a nice long walk. Obviously Covid has been absolutely horrendous, but at the same time it’s certainly helped me align what’s important in life.
  21. In hindsight it just seems completely bonkers, especially as you’re in a car, so that’s more or less dead time? Who gains from that 3 hours? Not you, not your employer and not the planet. The two most recent jobs I had in London, the last wasn’t that bad. I used to drive 20 minutes to a station that had a fast train that took 15 minutes to my destination, the rub being the train was always absolutely rammed so you couldn’t do any work. The job before, the train took an hour then it was 20+ minutes on the tube. If I wanted a seat on the train so I could work I had to leave my house around 6ish, even though I didn’t in theory start work until 9, but if I left later I couldn’t get a seat, so I couldn’t work. For so many people commuting is just dead time and wasted money. It doesn’t benefit them or their employer, if someone has a 3 hour commute they could even agree with their employer to work from home but work an extra hour a day and everyone would still be better off.
  22. The money behind some of London’s office blocks is ridiculous, so many PE firms and hedge funds involved. So sadly it’s no surprise they’re trying to get everyone back ASAP. Im thankful to work for myself now, but have commuted into various offices in London, although it was very much just the norm pre-Covid it’s seems absolutely bonkers for all involved to spend 2/3 hours per day simply commuting in to an office.
  23. Cheers for that, I’m 39 also so that’s really good to know. One of my friends brothers has been a few times and he says it’s good, but he’s early twenties, so good to get a view from someone my own age!
  24. Close to pulling the trigger on Truckfest, we’re a group ranging from early to late thirties, will we be too old and what’s it like?
  25. As much as I’d love that to be the case I’d say there is absolutely no chance. Other festivals are full steam ahead because they’ve been given the theoretical go ahead, other festivals don’t really have a choice, because if they don’t happen they’re screwed so they may as well plough ahead if the government are saying that in theory, it should be fine. For Glastonbury though, things haven’t changed, they can afford to not happen, but they can’t afford to plough ahead and sink money into stuff on the basis of things theoretically being ok, and then they turn out not to be. They still need the certainty and there still isn’t certainty and there probably won’t be for a few more months. The current roadmap can’t have any slippage in at all in it for Glastonbury to be ok to go ahead. The other aspect is that of Glastonbury moves it will likely move to a weekend of another Festival, which isn’t a very Glastonbury thing to do.
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