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Festival-Goers: if every visitor in just one day donated just £2, that would provide funding for a whole year.

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    The Park sound tent is up
  2. Sorry, where was the strawman? I suspect the people who create their flags are creative and expressive in various other ways in their lives. Whether that be artistic, joking with their mates, making memes, making music, or whatever. The best thing about Glastonbury is that people can be creative however they want, with flags, funny hats, fancy dress, dancing, face paint, or whatever they want, without feeling self-conscious. Maybe the average accountant or police woman or builder can't wait for Glastonbury every year, because they can let their creative hair down in a place where they don't have to conform to their normal peer groups' usual social acceptabilities. Actually, MrZigster complained that they were all narcissists and show-offs. Which are extrovert traits - this seemed to be his secondary argument after them getting in his eye-line. Maybe, just maybe, not all extroverts are the same? People express themselves in all sorts of ways - maybe your mates think to themselves "I'd love to take a flag this year, but Yogurt on a Stick might get all uppity about it". I don't know And people have paid money to go to the Glastonbury Festival of Contemporary Performing Arts. Nowhere in the rules does it say that the performers have to be on a stage and as we always say in the Glastonbury eFestival forums, "It's not all about the music!". It's a place for the punters to "perform" as much as the musicians, artists, comedians, acrobats and theatre groups. And after asking myself "Do I or do I not give a fuck whether I piss other people of, or not?", I came to the conclusion that it is not for me to tell someone else how to express their creativity. Banksy does it by vandalising buildings with spray paint. Damien Hirst does it by putting thousands of flies in a glass case with severed cow heads. Glastonbury punters do it by making flags for the amusement of their mates. Whether I like it or not, is not important. At the end of the day, there are plenty of places where you can go and see your favourite bands without flags. They tour all the time in venues with tiered seating and big screens. You are going to a festival. Flags are synonymous with festivals of all types. Music or not. Edit: some words.
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    Wow. Never seen those before. They are very impressive!
  4. So the extroverts should pipe down to make the introverts happy? How about the introverts join the party?! But seriously, surely all the phones in the air and the lines of camping chairs are way more annoying? You can't please all the people all the time. Just let people do what they do. Glastonbury is about creativity and freedom, and if the way someone expresses that is with a flag, then I'm all for it.
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    If my memory serves me correctly, it looks like they're putting the fence-up in an anti-clockwise direction this year, when they normally go clockwise. Unless they usually meet in the middle and I've just never noticed it coming the other way.
  6. I love the flags. Yes you can't see much, but seeing the tiny dots on the stage half a mile away doesn't really enhance my experience of the music, so I don't care. Standing in a crowd singing along with thousands of other people is what makes a gig for me! The view of the crowd with the stage in the background with flags scattered about the middle ground is so iconic, I love it! @douglasmanso, a quick Google brings up this company: https://www.contrado.co.uk/flag-printing , who will print flags on a variety of materials and in lots of styles and have their own little design page, where you can customise to your heart's content! Seems like the base price is £24+£4 for shipping. Dunno how that compares to prices in Brazil, though.
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    Digger up at the top of the Park on the edge of the tree line. Possible fence prep?
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    2019 Map

    Some sort of red frame going up in Arcadia
  9. Thank god! After waiting 20 years to see Avalanches and not being able to hear them last year, this will be a godsend for my Jon Hopkins night!
  10. That's it. You've said it now and I'm gonna ride it all the way to the farm. 😎
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    Resale Club 2019

    I’ve just got to the dreaded grey holding page have been refreshing for 2 or 3 mins. Then back to the “tickets unavailable” screen.
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    Heavy activity in Arcadia and the Park this morning too. All systems are go, it seems!
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    Resale Club 2019

    Just got an Alert from the See Tickets page and it took me to the purchase page. Put the reg number and postcode in, but "Admission tickets are currently unavailable".
  14. That must be the 3rd or 4th separate petition I've seen for this now. They need to organise! They're spreading their signatures too thin! Seriously, though, is everyone going absolutely fucking mental? Anti-vaxxers, chemtrailers, flat-earthers and 5G-laser-beamers all actually exist in this world. Where the hell did they all crawl out from over the last 10 years or so? Maybe there really are chemtrails and these people are the result! 😂
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    I know full well that there's probably loads of activity going on that the camera can't see, but it feels like there's sod all going on. I kinda need that "big-thing-is-happening" fix!
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