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  1. Mad Cool was always clash hell, but Muse Vs Parcels is borderline criminal. Sad for Warmduscher too. For me it will mostly be one early act followed by two hours of meh, followed by clashes. Oh well. Need to check out the smaller bands more closely, I didn't dare to until the schedules were out.
  2. I was afraid of catching covid as I'm now exploring Andalusia before heading to mad cool. Luckily I'm fine, as are both of my friends that were there with me.
  3. I was pretty underwhelmed yesterday at InMusic. Annoyingly mixed vocals didn't help, but I was never a big Deftones fan anyway.
  4. I did not think I could love them any more, but the bass player has a King Crimson t-shirt on.
  5. Šumski are starting.
  6. If you write 3 more posts I'll buy it just because I feel sorry for you 😂
  7. Still can't wait for the Šumski set though.
  8. But tomorrow did eventually come (almost wrote "came" there, that's how fucked I am), sadly. Waiting to get my press pass now so I can go all annoying on Brendan Flowers.
  9. Writing from the festival camp, I advise you all come, as I have got way too drunk yesterday and the festival hasn't even started.
  10. Not much. I hear there's a hotel near the airport which is in the area. Nothing for a reasonable price this late I'd imagine.
  11. I was in a group of four - two of us who had the wristbands shipped got in right away (that's after the moderate waiting time to get through security and walk to the entrance). The other two had to wait in line for at least an hour to get the wristbands. Moreover, they failed to scan the barcode on the printed ticket of one of them, so he had to wait in yet another line that was moving even slower than the first. He barely managed to catch the start of Tame Impala at around 21:30. We arrived at the metro station before 18:00. All of that with basically no shade in the Madrid sun. After me and my friend got in we queued for beer. That's when their cash register system failed and they couldn't sell any drinks. We spent the whole Toundra set and some more in that queue without moving. Things started getting better after around 20:00, though the bars were still crowded. Next day was fine, more bar staff, portable beer sellers etc. Getting back was a shitshow. We were staying in Gran Via, so with took a combination of shuttle buses where people were throwing up in, taxis, night buses and walking. Being dead tired, fairly drunk and sleepy didn't help either.
  12. I was never at primavera, so I can't compare, but I can share some things about Mad Cool in 2018. + crazy stacked lineup + terrific sound on all stages but one (quite a lot of bleed from the main stages and some technical problems) + fake grass everywhere + huge screens + the 2 main stages setup works great + safe, despite having 80.000 people a day (that was reduced to 65.000 a year later I think, but don't quote me on any of that) + reasonably smooth service apart from day 1 + fairly reasonable prices (about 5€ a pint, 10-12€ for a meal) - day 1 clusterfuck (improved immensely the next day though): looooong queues to get wristbands in hot Madrid sun with no shade, cash register network collapsing, not enough bar staff - long walk to the entrance - long way home (do we have any info on that btw, shuttle buses, metros?) - VIP spaces in front of main stages (they got rid of them the year later as far as I know) - as mentioned here plenty of times, the communication from the organizers is shit NOS Alive is a good comparison - similar lineups, smaller but still more crowded, although a nicer location. What kills NOS Alive for me is no spirits inside, I can't physically drink enough beer to keep me going, especially after a week or two of vacation we usually do before the festival. There seems to be quite a lot of primavera fanboys and mad cool haters on here. Both probably have good reasons. My recommendation would be not to mind them too much anyway.
  13. To improve the lineup would be my guess. (Sorry, couldn't resist)
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