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  1. xxialac

    2017 - How was it for you?

    Wow, that's brilliant advice, thank you so much!
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    2017 - How was it for you?

    Hi, as the expert on all these things I bought some Earpeace HD ones and they were very well reviewed but despite following the instructions on insertion, they definitely did muffle the sound so I never used them again. Where am I going wrong? Thanks!
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    NOS Primavera Porto

    Porto is a totally marvellous city and most of the times I have been that time of year it has been sunny with the odd downpour so we were unlucky this year. Totally agree with you about Flatworms. So, so tight and deserve to be bigger. Loved the new stage and the extra choice it brought. Probably a dozen acts that I thought were really good and sound quality was generally decent. The negatives were relatively minor: the food was average at best, the crowd are lovely and respectful but can sometimes feel as though they are a bit lacking in passion, Jamie XX was a poor choice of headliner as was ASAP Rocky, the social media did a brilliant job of making a great festival seem boring and 5 euros for a beer in Portugal is almost unheard of.
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    Predictions for 2018

    Agree with Sean... Have seen a few EOTR bands this month. Protomartyr and Cutworms were the picks of them - both absolutely fantastic. Mates saw Idles and Josh T Pearson and said very good things too.
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    NOS Primavera Porto

    This year was absolutely superb. The (great) new stage makes a big difference with its extra bands and also top sound in the Bits. The organisation as ever was near exemplary and Portuguese people make such naturally brilliant hosts. Parabens to the organisers.
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    NOS Primavera Porto

    Will need to have a gallows humour this year. Rain is the new sunshine!
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    Primavera Sound 2019

    Ordered with the wristband shipping but it didn't ask for my address in the process. Guess they will ask for this at later date but still feels very odd.
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    Predictions for 2018

    To the tweeter, why wouldn't you clash Vampire Weekend and Oh Sees? Two radically different styles - makes perfect sense to have them on at the same time.
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    Predictions for 2018

    That's really helpful, thanks mate Apart from St Vincent vs Tweedy, the only bad clash for me is Richard Dawson vs Posies vs Liminanas
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    Predictions for 2018

    Brilliant, thanks for doing that. Has anyone ever seen John Cale. That's the one I can't decide on. Any good?
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    Primavera 2018

    For my money, by far the best thing the festival could ever do is scrap the VIP front-of-stage privilege....but (plot twist) keep the same barriers and security. Have VIP as comfortable sit down areas to the side and fancy food and toilets - it's enough. When you buy a Primavera pass you have to make a clear decision whether you will be there to focus on the music or to talk with friends. If you say music, you are given a pass that allows scanned entrance to the front with a *very clear warning* before you buy it that you will lose the rights associated with that ticket if you breach its terms (i.e. talk like a selfish motherfucker) People in the 'music section' will then be in a bigger majority and feel more supported to police any offenders. Won't get rid of the problem altogether of course but the stigma of being caught with the 'wrong' ticket would definitely reduce it.
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    NOS Primavera Porto

    FFS it's looking like a whole lot of rain. ps you can see people's top 5 here https://foros.primaverasound.com/topic/2454/top-5-conciertos-del-festival/19
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    Primavera 2018

    Got to agree with all of this
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    Primavera 2018

    Respect your opinion but confused about the comment about walking distances. You mention Glastonbury but that’s infinitely worse! And talkers are a major nuisance everywhere these days. In 10 years of going, bar queues have always been so much better than all the UK festivals I’ve attended. I heard it was bad by the Rayban and Adidas late this year but there are a tonne of other bars. And if you don’t want to queue to get in either get there earlyish or get VIP. Never queued in all the years. You’re right about there being some sound problems though in previous years it’s generally been great though Mordor has had issues.
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    NOS Primavera Porto

    Yep, went to Liminal in Barcelona and was one of the highlights. Nothing compared to Nick Cave, mind.
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