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  1. Thanks. Yeah, I was late (tried midday).
  2. When did the early bird tickets sell out, approximately?
  3. Am I the only one here? Been to Bellahouston Park again on Sunday, caught Pale Waves onwards. Saw You Me At Six and Twin Atlantic first time, and enjoyed both sets accompanied by the Glaswegian chant — “Here we go, here we go, here we fxxkin’ go!” I’m not a fan of The 1975 in particular, but they put on a good show. Helped by an inventive stage set/props, colorful lightings and two dancers, their performance was quite entertaining as well as uplifting — they certainly deserve a headlining status now. What struck me is the demographic of the fans. Unlike The Cure day, the majority of them, around 70-80 percent, were young girls. “One Direction crowd” indeed.
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    The 1975 2020

    Around 70-80 percent? Deliberately or not, you missed the point here, misleading the course of the argument. Mine is an extension from the discussion above this thread: do The 1975 appeal to a demographically wider audience? On account of what we saw at our respective occasions, Rose-Colored Boy says, “yes they do”, and I say, “not really.” It’s about time to consider the regrouped One Direction or BTS for a Glastonbury headliner.
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    The 1975 2020

    As I wrote before, I can see their potential as Friday headliner material of Pyramid Stage next year (tad weak for Saturday and Sunday as the grand headliners, though, at this point) — their performance was captivating and the stage set was inventive at Glasgow Summer Sessions. But the demographic of the audience of the day was, unlike your observation at the gig you attended, almost if not entirely “One Direction crowd” — i.e. young girls around 70-80 percent. That was the impression I got on the train from Glasgow Central to Dumbreck St, walking en route to the park and all over the festival site. That may justify the reservation about their Glastonbury headlining status to some degree if any.
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    The 1975 2020

    I’ve been to Bellahouston Park yesterday. Neither a fan or a hater myself, the only time I saw them before was Hyde Park 2013 when they supported The Rolling Stones. They were not particularly impressive then. In all honesty this time I thought they were good enough for Pyramid stage Friday headliner if not for Saturday and Sunday. As for the demographics of the fans — when I saw The Cure there, I didn’t feel old, lots of my generation were there. This time I did...😑
  7. Agreed. By the end of The Cure’s set, the ground turned into a quagmire. My trainers were covered in mud to ankle. For anyone who goes on Saturday, I’d recommend wellies rather than walking boots. Beware, deep deep mud here and there. The Cure’s performance was almost impeccable, nothing short of brilliant. And their first Scottish appearance in twenty-seven years. A night to remember.
  8. Never been there before. Will trainers do the job under the rainy weather? Or should I put on trekking shows or wellies? Advise appreciated.
  9. Again, thanks for the info.
  10. Thanks! Has anybody actually tried it? Would like to hear what it’s like — tougher than from Crickhowell?
  11. I would be grateful if anybody gives me an answer — is it feasible to walk from Llangynidr to the festival site?
  12. I’m going to see Tash Sultana at Barrowland today. She played Ally Pally on Friday — kind of strange she didn’t do Glasto on Saturday, which makes me feel catching her something special and worthwhile.
  13. Below are the acts I saw. Friday: Steve Mason (part), Kate Tempest, Little Dragon (part), Roisin Murphy, Jon Hopkins, The Chemical Brothers Saturday: Dream Wife, Temples (part), Fat White Family, Parquet Courts, Johnny Marr, Courtney Barnett (part), The Raconteurs, The Strokes Sunday: Yves Tumor (part), Lou Doillon, Ezra Collective (part), Toro Y Moi, Kurt Vile (part), Beach House, Kamasi Washington (part), Maribou State (part), James Blake, Christine & The Queens And my top 5: Christine & The Queens Roisin Murphy Johnny Marr Jon Hopkins Kate Tempest Comments: The Raconteurs could have joined top 5 but the two nasty brawls that happened very close to me (and reported by someone above on this thread) ruined it for me. So horrible. My general feeling is that Saturday was way overcrowded and as the time went by, the situation became increasingly unpleasant. I was among those who escaped from the first barrier (set in the back of the front section) during The Strokes’ performance. Couldn’t enjoy the show at all there, almost pressed to die. To answer lighthouse’s question, I only knew Beach House by name but decided to give them a try. Live they sound like something that connects Cocteau Twins with Slowdive/shoegazers. Dark and atmospheric, I liked it even if I don’t count them among the top 5. Another band I gave a try is Fat White Family, but despite a good reputation I had heard beforehand, their Saturday performance felt somewhat pedestrian if not disappointing, as someone says here. An off-day perhaps.
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