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Sasperella last won the day on February 18 2017

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  1. Sasperella

    Fitness for Glasto 2019 Thread

    Aaah well, I can tell you all about it at the meet up over a nice pint of Brothers! There's some stuff about it in English, but a lot of it is on illegal miners in Africa. Still useful though! Same 😕 I am going to cardio hiit though at 6.15pm. No excuses this time!
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    Fitness for Glasto 2019 Thread

    I was indeed, well remembered Went back for 3 months at the start of this year to do some more data collection, and now well into the writing up stage. Have it all planned out so ideally it's all done and dusted before Glastonbury! It's on illegal Peruvian gold miners, migration and changing social/community dynamics. Pretty random, but I like it and I suppose that's all that matters! I also need some new sports wear. Was planning on raiding the Christmas sales, but TKMaxx is always a good shout
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    In the loop?

    https://www.theguardian.com/society/2018/dec/08/testing-drugs-festivals-lifesaver-study No surprises there, except maybe the crazy shit they pass off as MDMA or cut with!
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    Fitness for Glasto 2019 Thread

    Aye, it all seems to go out of the window doesn't it? I don't feel run down, but there's just too much joviality to be had to fit it all in. Ended up cancelling cardio hiit on Tuesday evening in order to finish some work before a xmas pub quiz, Thursday's early morning spin got sacked off because my housemate kept me up quite late being drunk and amusing and Friday's replacement early morning spin got sacked off because I got absolutely inebriated on four different kinds of wine at a friend's Christmas Dinner on Thursday night and was essentially in bed all day yesterday in a VERY bad way. Good job I'm just a PhD student, because if I had a real job I probably would have been fired. I did make it to the gym session on Wednesday, but despite focusing on glutes, I seem to have mostly worked the muscles in my lower back instead... This week gets a 1 out of 10 exercise wise, but a good 9 out of 10 for festive cheer. Apart from yesterday day time. There was absolutely nothing cheerful about that.
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    Fitness for Glasto 2019 Thread

    I do love incorporating a good retro advert reference into my sexual harassment activities
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    Fitness for Glasto 2019 Thread

    Haha! i'm not sure if this will help my performance in any way, but I suppose I can give it a go @Quark has however encouraged me to try and befriend some of the meatheads. Hopefully ones that don't actually smell like sweaty meat....
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    Fitness for Glasto 2019 Thread

    Bison, I think they're a Sheffield band. I actually know nothing about them really, but my friend reckons they're awesome and it's their last show, so I think it should be fun! As for the intimidation, I think a lot of it is just me not being confident with what I'm supposed to do with the weights....so hopefully as I get more used to that, I'll also stop being scared of all the beefy men that have expressions of suppressed rage
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    Fitness for Glasto 2019 Thread

    Awesome - I'm going to see a ska band on Friday I finally figured out the perfect time to go to the gym so that the free weights aren't commandeered by meat heads (I find the men who hover around the free weights to be overwhelmingly intimidating). Think I've also figured out 1 hour gym routine targeting glutes and thighs, which I guess I can mix up a bit and add to over the next six and a half months (woohoo - only six and a half months to go!!). How many times a week do I need to be doing that to notice a difference? Maybe two? I don't feel like I need to balance those out with any gym sessions focusing on arms, because climbing sorts that out, and doesn't even feel like exercise - win! I usually also aim for 3-4 sessions of spinning/cardio hiit a week. Maybe I should skew more towards cardio hiit as that absolutely kills my glutes sometimes, and too much spinning probably isn't good for building muscle? Although tbf in reality I don't always manage it I love how efestivals is now also offering a sideline in personal fitness advice!
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    Tour Announcements & Upcoming Gigs

    Yeh, I was also confused....is this an efests terms or something I should be aware of from basic popular culture? But then tbf, I'm not exactly sure what a gammon is either. My best guess is that it's a Jeremy Clarkson-esque creature that I don't want to be mistaken for
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    In the loop?

    With cocaine I think this is certainly a factor to some degree. I know countless virtuous veggies, who buy organic, wear ethically sourced clothes etc but love a good dabble in the old cocaine. The links between the international cocaine trade and prostitution, human trafficking, escalating levels of gang violence in Latin America etc etc are grim. I asked one of them why she wouldn't buy clothes sourced in Bangladesh yet was perfectly happy snorting cocaine. She said it was because there wasn't an available alternative to coke.... Now, as @mashedonmud has pointed out, obviously the problem here is that drug aren't legal, and as a result the war on drugs fucks the people at the bottom the hardest. But, personally, I would find it difficult to reconcile continuing to take the drug (if I was that way inclined) whilst being aware of those links....More so than other drugs, which tbf is probably just as illogical as my friend's stance on coke, but I do feel that with MDMA/pills/speed/things unwittingly being spice, the real risk is to the user and while this still means that absolutely we need things like The Loop etc until the fucking Government get the shit together, I guess it has less hideously unethical implications if one keeps taking them until that happens
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    Tour Announcements & Upcoming Gigs

    I actually agree that they probably do both have a big draw (one of them, can't remember which, was at Tramlines, and a few people I know went - although, I think just to see the Oasis songs) but surely to have them both subbing the Pyramid on different days would be a little "samey"? I'm not sure it would feel like a particularly strong, exciting set of subs, and maybe that would be a little embarrassing....? It could almost seem like whoever booked one brother didn't know the other one has already been booked for the exact same slot the following day (or whatever)
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    Boomtown 2019: Chapter 11

    Essssh that would be epic!
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    2019 Headliners

    Aye, it's a total nightmare. I've lost or broken a phone by the Friday of the last four festivals I've been to. 2019 will be different!!!!!
  14. Sasperella

    2019 Headliners

    I can top this for general Shaggy awfulness. Watched Frank Carter (who was epic) from a spot just inside the JP quite far up the left hand side - a good spot all things considered! REALLY wanted to stay for the Killers, but I'd lost my phone (standard) and had to stick with my friend so as not to get lost, and he'd arranged to go and find his GF (who is also my best friend) after Frank at Shaggy. Not only did we have to leave before Killers, but we got lost and ended up walking round in a circle back to The Other stage somehow. He was pretty mashed so his general chat was at an all time low. Turned up for the end of Shaggy, which was really awful, only to then discover that those guys had a really shit evening lined up which didn't include Moderat or Justice. Whilst wondering how I could salvage my Sunday, as these guys didn't have the phone numbers of my other friends, I randomly bumped into one of their acquaintances in the West Holts crowd (notably, he was walking away from Shaggy!) and got their number from him, so sent a text asking them to meet me after the Killers by the Beat Hotel bar. Off I wondered to the JP by myself, phoneless and uncontactable. By the time I got there, I could hear Mr Brightside being played full pelt, drank a cocktail and a couple of shots in quick succession, which didn't exactly add to my fragile mental state, and became convinced that my friends would never find me and I'd ruined my Sunday. Cue mini-breakdown/tears of happiness when they did of course eventually locate me. To add insult to injury, I then spent £50 on Killers tickets for Sheffield the following December, and they were not awful, but definitely pretty tediously boring. Clearly missing that JP magic.
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    Tour Announcements & Upcoming Gigs

    The English dates are "UK" but Scotland dates are "Scotland"..... I imagine there's a fair few Scottish people who would be pretty happy about that distinction in the post-BREXIT apocolypse