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  1. 40 Days

    Mad Cool 2018

    Have only been to Glastonbury one (last year) and musically, this year's MC was far better for me than probably any Glasto for the last 10 years.
  2. 40 Days

    Mad Cool 2018

    😂🤣😂
  3. 40 Days

    Mad Cool 2018

    Think that review is highly critical, Sean - and I guess the result of attending as a critic rather than a regular punter. You can pick holes in any festival - the very best, like Glastonbury included. I fail to see how anyone who genuinely went to the festival to have a good time could have had a miserable weekend, like anything it's what you make of it - and the intention you go with. Between our group we have probably been to 30+ festivals and we all agreed that we would go back should the line-up be as strong as it was this year. Yes, the queues on the first day were unacceptable, but they fixed the issues for the second day - as they did with beer situation (can't speak for tap water/wine/spirits) as didn't drink any. For me that was the only significant issue and it was rectified quickly. The line-up was the best I've seen for any festival in the world this year. The atmosphere was fantastic. Making your way between stages was quick and straightforward. The sound on some of the stages was as good if not better than Glastonbury. All of that said, I went to have a good time, not as a critic.
  4. 40 Days

    Mad Cool 2018

    For me, based on my priorities at least, the festival was excellent. Line-up - For my taste, without question the strongest of any festival I've been to and up there with the best I've seen on paper. Saw a good 15 acts that I wanted to see - none of whom disappointed. Booze - Bars were busy, yes - especially on day one, but any beer drinker with half a brain would have hunted down a quiet one (left of the main stage for instance) or even better - the mobile beer dispensers found en masse near the ferris wheel. We didn't wait more than 2 mins for a beer with these guys. Sound/staging - Excellent. Usually like to park near a speaker especially when big screens are up and did so for most of the major acts, the sound was exceptional. Was a bit closer to the front for Arctics and the sound still didn't disappoint. Sound in The Loop was a good as any dance space at Glastonbury which is always a benchmark for me. Was easy to navigate between stages and there wasn't any noticeable sound bleed. Weather - speaks for itself. Location/organisation - We were in central Madrid and the festival was 20 mins on the train or the same by cab, €30 one-way split four ways isn't an issue. The queue on the first day was a joke, but they sorted it. For the next two days it was easy to cut in between the main entrance and Valdebebas station - we were in in about 15 mins on the other two days taking this route. Vibe - had a Glastonbury-like feel in terms of how chilled the vast majority of people were. Staff and security cool too. No fights, no bother. Think us Brits were probably the only drunk people there. My days of being crammed in at the front of festivals are over so can't say the VIP bit bothered me too much, that said, having an empty area in front of a stage seems a bit stupid. The queuing issue on day one was unacceptable. Other than that, it was a great few days - we had a brilliant time.
  5. 40 Days

    Mad Cool 2018

    Would only turn to dust after a day in that weather, fake grass much better option.
  6. 40 Days

    Mad Cool 2018

    Do all the sets go on YouTube after?
  7. 40 Days

    Mad Cool 2018

    Presumably the designated England pub will be one of the Irish pubs..?
  8. 40 Days

    Mad Cool 2018

    Seconded. If you've never seen QOTSA - see them.
  9. 40 Days

    Mad Cool 2018

    When you look at it like that you realise just how strong this festival's line-up is. Must be one of the best in the world this year.
  10. 40 Days

    Mad Cool 2018

    Arctic Monkeys and Alice in Chains is pretty gutting for me, other than that there's a good 15 acts that I want to see and can without clashes. Surprised Wolf Alice are so low down the bill.
  11. 40 Days

    Mad Cool 2018

    Reckon it will be tomorrow 11am.
  12. 40 Days

    Mad Cool 2018

    OK - got ya.
  13. 40 Days

    Mad Cool 2018

    Could be hugely misinterpreting this, but could this instead mean Tame Impala and Pearl Jam headlining different stages at the same time? Particularly with this in the previous response: "Our idea was that they [Pearl Jam] would appear alongside Tame Impala in the front line, but finally they will lead on Thursday as headliners."
  14. 40 Days

    Mad Cool 2018

    Cheers
  15. 40 Days

    Mad Cool 2018

    When are the stage times likely to be confirmed?
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