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  1. Had a quick look at the timetable for Mad Cool. I hope everyone going there has fun, but man I'd struggle to fill out a single day. Another step closer to an early bird PS2023 ticket. 😅
  2. This echoes a lot of what I was going to say. I don't speak Catalan so I was relying on the Twitter translation thread but I thought most of it was reasonable, especially given the context of the issues emerging elsewhere about bars, travel, Covid and crowd control. We don't need to re-litigate the issues like the bridge closure etc as we've discussed that extensively in the other thread, and I agree - if Gabi had said "we've got it all figured out", I'd have nearly been more irritated that they didn't fix things last time! Some of the issues are bad organisation and comms, and under estimating demand (Ciutat, bars, vip etc), and others are out of their control to an extent (the bridge access is a local authority decision, the beach capacity is, the noise levels are etc) I do think a little clarity on what's to be included in VIP next year would have been a good idea though, given the price difference and the changes this time. I don't think I'll be buying an early bird tomorrow but I certainly wouldn't rule out immediately regretting that decision. 😂
  3. You're new job as PR for the Madrid leg is going great, so? 😂
  4. If they'll buy me a ticket and give me 10 months to decide if I want it, that would be great 😅
  5. No arguments about the quality. I'm a huge fan of the festival and wouldn't hesitate to come back, but have a few others bits I wanted to do next year. I knew I'd pay extra to wait and see who is playing so I could decide whether PS2023 is a must-visit for me, but I didn't quite think it would be this much overall. I've some budgeting to do, I think.
  6. What did full festival tickets (non-vip) cost this time? €325 seems like a much higher price than I'd expected. Early bird are a good price if you have faith in them to deliver on the line up, but I told myself I wouldn't go before I saw a poster...
  7. The same problems are cropping up at sports events, concerts, in hospitality and at airports everywhere... Basically everything that shut down for the pandemic and is only now returning to full capacity. Hopefully things improve as the summer goes on.
  8. Interesting and somewhat upsetting to read some of the chatter on the Glasto forum this morning about crowd crushes, surges, over capacity issues, over-zealous bouncers, and hour-long bar queues. I assume its not indicative of everyone's experience of Glasto but its certainly very reminiscent of the Primavera 2022 thread on here (which also wasn't reminiscent of everyone's experience tbf, mine included), particularly in the days after weekend one. A few of the regular posters on there made the point that the issues we saw at Primavera were a combination of bad organisation from the promoters, and poor staff levels and inexperience among the staff hired. Certainly if the reports from elsewhere are to be believed, it seems its a wider issue. Hopefully one that is resolved the more events take place, but it's a little concerning really. I think we'd all like to see smaller crowds at all of these events but I just don't see it happening, really.
  9. Was just coming here to post the same thing. Amazing.
  10. I was also advertised 750 for three day VIP pass. Maybe a loyalty scheme ticket? I got a push from the Primavera app to buy at that price. Sadly, I don't think I'll be in LA in September...
  11. Does she do much Alabama Shakes stuff? Loved their albums but never saw them live before the split.
  12. Mitski has gotten a lot bigger but is she headline level? On her current tour in Europe, she's still playing smaller venues than the other acts people are pitching. Though maybe the tour was just booked before she blew up? I'm a big fan, I just hoped I'd get one last chance to see her on Cupra or something before she's main stage material!
  13. Im based between Ireland, UK and Netherlands most of the time and almost every gig I've seen go on sale is selling out very quickly. All the big festivals too. The appetite for live events is absolutely huge. I reckon the only thing that sends us back to a quieter crowd, lower capacity event (at primavera and elsewhere) is an economic downturn tbh. Of course that's something nobody wants to see - I remember being at packed festivals in 2008-2010 and then seeing those events dwindle to a fraction of their previous size by 2012. I don't see what else turns the trend around - everyone is on board the Insta-worthy, big events, whether those are concerts, festivals, matches or something similar.
  14. Every time I try to put together a wishlist, I find it is basically just the 2019 line up, with a few additions. I'd love to see David Byrne, maybe Anderson Paak and Pusha T. A few repeats from this year, as unlikely as they might be - Fred Again was great and I'd say the crowd would be twice as big; and Phoenix, but only because I was only weekend 1 so didn't get to see them. And then swinging for the fences dream stuff - Sufjan Stevens on Cupra and in the Auditori for multiple shows, and Sault, though I don't think those guys perform live at all, do they? Id be quite happy to skip Mordor almost entirely so I'm not too bothered about the top line acts, though I wouldn't say no to Vampire Weekend or Nine Inch Nails or something, but they won't be deal breakers for me next time.
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