Was my 7th Primavera and loved it as much as ever. Been reading this board for months now, but finally signing up!
Found bar queues pretty good overall. Only a long wait if you go to a bar next to where someone is playing. A lot quicker just going on a small detour as there are plenty of bars around. Worse for me was by Ray Ban during Grizzly Bear. I didn’t plan well enough so just skipped a drink watching them.
As for transport, never had a problem staying in the centre and getting to and from the festival. I just got the purple line to La Pau and headed on the orange line from there. Can get a seat all the way to forum. On the way back, I just got the shuttle bus to Placa de Catalunya. Always got straight on and doesn’t take long.
i kind of wish the bands would shift to being a couple hours earlier so the headliners start during sunset. Find the atmosphere even better when the sun is shining, plus it’s easier to navigate crowds in daylight and it’s not so claustrophobic.