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  1. gooner1990

    Daily Hate - Glastonbury article

    Led Zepplin?
  2. gooner1990

    Fallow Year Support Thread

    2012 would have been a washout, 2006 would have been a scorcher.
  3. So thought i'd do a bit of a nostalgic thread and trip down memory lane for (Can you believe it) Glastonbury 1998 was 20 years ago this week. Even though I didn't go I thought I'd share a few of my memories of watching it on TV and what was going on musically at the time. I'd watched Glastonbury 1994 and 95 on C4, then when BBC got hold of it in 1997 I watched as much as I could, I was too young at 15 to go, but by the following year I was now at college and mixing with older people who were into music and festivals. Two lads I knew decided they were going to go to celebrate the end of their GCSE's and several other people I'd got to know at college were going as well, most of them specifically to see Blur. I found it all too much hassle and organisation and decided not to bother (and didn't even go until 6 years later) Britpop by this point had been and gone, new bands were emerting, and a lot of those were on the line up (Embrace and Catatonia spring to mind)...the main talking point was the weather and the mud! The BBC made a massive thing about it and the general public started to think it was muddy every year given the chaos of the year before. My one standout memory is finishing my Friday night shift at Tesco early to get down the pub for EnglandV Colombia in the 1998 World Cup, a momentous night for me as at 16 years old it was the first time I'd ever got served in a pub, and I always remember in the back room there were also a fair few people watching Glastonbury '98 on the TV - I think Primal Scream were on. it may have been live or a recorded performance. I certintly remember watching highlights of Robbie Williams the following night and Pulp on the Sunday. Just about everyone I knew went to Glastonbury in 1999 and I opted for Reading instead so sadly never got to see it pre-super fence despite having the opportunity! Just wonder what are other people recollection of those who went to the festival and those who watched it on TV.
  4. gooner1990

    Why don't they let this many people in any more?

    I think that was around 2009 wasn't it? I remember arriving that year Weds morning and thinking there was a lot more people than there were usually at that time. 2005 we arrived mid afternoon in Kidney Mead and had half the campsite to choose from, now its virtually full by the time the gates open1
  5. gooner1990

    Why don't they let this many people in any more?

    Same! Also you hardly see any campfires anymore as everyone is off and about doing something,
  6. gooner1990

    Why don't they let this many people in any more?

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=043vG5hRyVs
  7. gooner1990

    What are you doing instead of Glastonbury this year?

    Two stag do's back to back in Kracow and then Budapest over Glastonbury time, then I've got Truck festival in July as my festival replacement. Plus a day at Common People in Oxford and Noel Gallagher in Oxford in June.
  8. gooner1990

    Why don't they let this many people in any more?

    I didn't go to Glastonbury until 2004, but the first 2 mins of that video take me right back to the early Reading Festivals I did at the tail end of the 90s/early 2000s. I think the type of people who go to Glastonbury is much different these days, as you can see in the video there's lots more mad heads/traveller types rather than chairy marys etc. My personal opinion is I think Glastonbury is getting more and more crowded every year.
  9. gooner1990

    Why don't they let this many people in any more?

    With regards to the crowds going mad at FLC in 1999, you don't really see those sort of crowd reactions anymore at big festivals as most of them have a couple of safety crush barriers at the front and IMO crowds aren't even really up for it like that anymore as most people are more interested in filming it on their phone than just enjoying the moment.
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