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  1. musky

    Resale Club 2019

    Pretty sure it’s been 4 tickets for the last ones. I bought 3 in 2014 and tried (but failed) to get another 3 in 2016.
  2. Sure, plenty of acts about but a lot of have played in recent years, and others are charging big money to bolster their retirement funds. Bros wouldn’t be my choice either, but doubtless there are those of a certain age who would like to revisit a part of their youth. And that’s the thing with very many heritage acts - they’re about revisiting a part of their audiences’ lives. It’s not just that the bands are disappearing, the audience is too. I do suspect we’ll see more of the older acts in future years, but I also think we’ll see the overall balance shift to bands active 30-40 years ago rather than 50+. (Just writing 50+ brings it home what the problems are here.)
  3. 😆 Pretty far from it actually. What I was really trying to point out was the phrase ‘heritage act’ covers a vast array of genres, most of which probably won’t be to your taste. The trick is to find more current acts that hit the spot, mainly because they aren’t making anymore 70s heritage acts.
  4. Choosing 1980 is just another arbitrary date really. Pick any dates ten years apart and you’ll find musical differences, but plenty of continuity as well. The heritage rock acts of the early seventies were not so massively different to the NWOBHM acts of the early eighties.
  5. musky

    Resale Club 2019

    Although WhatsApp groups worked well years ago they were completely pointless in 2016 as the sale was so quick. Your best bet is a service like www.checkpage.co.uk
  6. musky

    Resale Club 2019

    Although it has to be said that the festival is well aware this goes on, and they don’t seem overly concerned. I think they take a pragmatic point of view in the same way as they do with villagers. They know these tickets get sold but they also appreciate that it keeps things ticking along nicely.
  7. As long as you’re happy, that’s all that matters.
  8. Perhaps you could write to the festival and ask them to install more flags in Flagtopia. Then you could stare at flags all day and enjoy quintessential Glastonbury with other like minded flag lovers.
  9. I don’t know most of the bands but everyone is being so enthusiastic about them I’ll have to check them out. And I don’t even have a ticket.
  10. Weren’t Camplight offered space elsewhere at the festival? It does seem that the festival didn’t feel that there was anything wrong with the idea, just the location. I just find it funny how objections to Camplight never fail to mention its location.
  11. Wow. Completely unnecessary. You would have thought they’d be grateful. Hope you managed to scrape your boots on his chairs!
  12. I usually camp in Pylon so walk through SilverHayes regularly. Other than it does feel like a through route rather than a destination, it’s fine. The main downside to exiting Pylon/Darble through there is the slope after you cross the bridge, which can get very slippery in the wet. You can easily exit Darble from the top though, past JP and down to the Pyramid, thus avoiding the SH should you really feel the need.
  13. Do tell. I vaguely remember that you’ve related the tale before, but what was the story there?
  14. Well that’s a result at least. I was going to ask that question, after finding another non-starter from the Guardian list (had the papers but no pay point) I noticed one of it’s neighbours had a paypoint. They’d sold out of the Guardian but it did beg the question of whether it would count if it was listed as one of the participating retailers. Still, I’m suitably reassured that if everybody else has had the same kind of trouble I’ve had there should be around a 1 in 5 chance of winning.
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