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  1. Lil C, who is friends with some of our group, is DJing at 7 Thursday on Firmly Rooted. She mostly plays dancehall/bashment mixed with some other stuff. That stage in general might be worth looking through the lineup, along with the Rum Shack and Babylon Uprising.
  2. Why do you think the festival books acts at all? By your logic, they may as well just book 3 days of Butlins singers because the tickets were already sold and there's no need to appeal to anybody. Or maybe, they book acts as a way to influence future sales for future festivals...
  3. Apologies, I mean this one: Looks like it is either on or inside the hospitality fence. In 2019 it was surrounded by public camping: Compare the tree's location relative to the fence line too, big ol' chunk taken out of old lower mead.
  4. There was, but the fence line was much further west. The big tell for me was that the electricity pylon in that field was in public camping last time, that now sits in the hospitality. The tree was also pretty central in public in 2019, now it's right by the fence.
  5. Don't know if anyone's noticed, but it looks like Lower Mead has been just about halved in size, with a big chunk of the field being given over to hospitality. Bit of a pisser for us as it has taken our spot from the last couple of festivals (one I really liked) and it looks like a further shafting of everyone coming by public transport after losing half of Pylon. It will probably be a real bun fight for any decent spots near PGA this year.
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    Rowmead, surely? Great pic though!
  7. She manages to make that couple who watched a penalty shootout in the EE tent look like Billy Bragg
  8. Girlfriend had the same issue, and the same panic, earlier this morning. Waited about half an hour and suddenly we could get through and pay easy as you like! Just be thankful you are getting this all sorted early
  9. The 2019 festival managed to go ahead despite the recent death of famed immunologist Teruko Ishizaka. If a considerably less accomplished woman in their 90s pops her clogs, I'm sure we'll be fine to party on guilt free.
  10. Watching this, the woman on the phone farts out such a constant stream of untruths (defending people booing a anti-racism gesture by claiming white people are an oppressed group, nonsense about there being "indigenous Britons", complete falsehoods about Israeli "state law", an implied claim that white people in the UK don't have self determination, presumably because non-white people can vote) that it is hard to really grasp on to what the hell her point actually was and it would take an age to dispel everything she say point by point. You have two options here to respond. Isolate the original point and argue against that (which is what Kier does) and risk it being seen that you tacitly support (or cannot respond to) the other nonsense they've thrown out. Or you respond to each point individually, which increases the exposure given to these absolute weapons and might makes it seem like they have made genuine points worth addressing. The lady is gish galloping, an old tactic of the far-right and one we need to be wary of. We must not fall into the trap of thinking that Stammer's non engagement is tacit support, that's how the far-right want you to read it. Completely agree with your point about LBC platforming this neo-nazi donkey.
  11. While clearly not good news, this was already known and shouldn't impact current rollout plans. 50m is the number in Pfizer's press release from last month: https://investors.pfizer.com/investor-news/press-release-details/2020/Pfizer-and-BioNTech-Conclude-Phase-3-Study-of-COVID-19-Vaccine-Candidate-Meeting-All-Primary-Efficacy-Endpoints/default.aspx I know we're all nervous with a potential festival-filled summer in sight, but there's no need to panic!
  12. Everyone knows the only permissible Glastonbury gatekeeping is No Tories Allowed On that front I'm Team Harry In
  13. With that gender balance they should have really called it Männerfeld, am I right?
  14. The recent Tory strategy I'm most reminded of is 2015, where the right wing machine spent an awful lot of time and money amplifying the view that "all politicians, they're all the same" and claiming that your vote won't make a difference. I remember just how often Russell bloody Brand was on TV making that exact point. On Reddit and Twitter this morning there are a lot of several week old accounts, especially in more left leaning spaces, trying to make the argument that this debate shows that neither Trump nor Biden are good, that politics is broken and that there is no route to fix it. There is clearly evidence that this strategy lowers turnout and this benefits right wing parties. The thing is, it must be much easier to make people think that voting is less important when you have bland, unthreatening David "oh, I go to Latitude and shop at Waitrose" Cameron, rather than the guy explicitly sending out commands to a white nationalist militia group.
  15. Honestly, the most presidential thing he's ever done
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