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  1. Bit sore after shelling out 166£ for golden circle chilis tickets...can’t miss the return of John though!
  2. This is not good for next year...looks like another hot dry one! 😆
  3. I'm not sure there's anything we can do to get rid of these kind of people...they're so incredibly stupid that it would be impossible to even explain to them why they're being twats...they just wouldn't get it. I mean, how is there any logical approach to stopping these people when they can't even speak properly? https://twitter.com/kieranmolyneux/status/1271874522531192832?s=20
  4. No, that's my point really - the officer didn't have a report of any suspects but purely based on the guys skin colour he stopped him. Not good!
  5. I've got no problem with people being stopped based on the colour of their skin if that is a description that has been given when reporting a crime. Purely stopping someone because they are black though is the racist bit.
  6. My thinking exactly! If this year is dry again what will that be...5 in a row? odds on 6 predominantly dry late Junes in a row?
  7. I really hope they preserve these and put them in a museum. It would be fascinating to learn about the history of these relics that I pay absolutely no attention to generally. I bet when I've been to places as a tourist I've taken pictures of racist statues not even knowing it! 😆
  8. When is this from? I guess it comes down to the question of how they are profiling people...I guess race identifiers have to be used to detect certain crimes. BUT in this case he seems to have simply stopped a guy because he's black and in a predominantly white area. If there had been a report of a drug dealer matching his description I'd be ok with him being stopped but this was surely a great example of unconscious bias? He's basically been stopped for being black...and drug dealers might be black.
  9. Could just be because he was on crutches last night but I thought he just looked so exhausted! Still pulled off a great gig!
  10. Really enjoyed the gig last night, wasn't a classic but first time I'd seen a lot of the newer material live. Matty looked absolutely exhausted to be honest. Also Manchester Arena is fucking awful. The sound sucks and they seem to only half fill the standing area so atmosphere isn't great.
  11. Bit of a long shot but I'm after a standing ticket for Friday in Manchester...been trying for weeks to get one through twickets but always get beat to it! Don't really want to buy off touts...If I can't get a General Admission I'll probably try and get a decent seat ticket!
  12. If it is true that festivals are biased towards male bands it is a shame because I'm sure like most of us here it never enters my mind to listen to one band/act over another based on gender, it's purely based on whether I like them or not. To be honest female acts/female fronted acts have been out performing the guys for me in the recent past. Off top of my head London Grammar, Lana, Daughter, XX, Haim, Wolf Alice, Billie Eilish, Christine and the queens would all be on my wish list for a festival. If there's something in the way the music industry, background booking processes that is skewing the balance that's what needs solving.
  13. It's a good point made. There are plenty of great female acts our there that deserve being booked on merit. This 50/50 gender balance is a load of woke crap. Where does it stop? Will each act have to have a gender balanced line up?
  14. yeh, last one before he left for the second time. He has returned...love him as a guitarist, hopefully he can come back and make them a real force again!
  15. Yeh, my ex said exactly the same thing. Funnily enough that was John's very last gig live with the band.
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