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  1. I feel the same about Coldplay as I do about U2. Which is to say, I'm not really a fan of either band (except U2 up until 1992), but both get more stick for trying to go in the right direction with a lot of things than bands who just, well, tour without any mention of that. (I'm not justifying the U2 tax thing when I say that, obviously, although I bet a lot of bands have done similar)
  2. I've seen it in the Facebook comments underneath the Glastonbury Festival post, and one that 6Music put up too.
  3. I'm a 48 year old man and have to say, the boomer outrage over this has been hilarious.
  4. Perfect Glastonbury Festival weather for the opening weekend. 🙂
  5. Looking around the Internet today, it's good to see that the "YOU HAVE RUINED MY LIFE" mob seem to have quietened down. I hope everyone enjoyed it when they finally got to see it and that the refund takeup is low.
  6. Is it OK if he does slow ones, provided they're well-known slow ones? I've really enjoyed his set.
  7. There you go, a Blur song. Everyone stop bloody moaning.
  8. I had two choices for what stream to watch tonight and am now very glad I went with the one that isn't this...
  9. In terms of how it looks at home, there's no difference between whether it was all live or not (other than it's likely to run a lot smoother). Agree about your on demand point though.
  10. Enjoying all the "It's not live!" moaning, which has happened with a few livestreams recently. What were people expecting, a big event on the night and for them to expect nobody to try and sneak in? Plus all the risk of adverse weather and tech issues. It'll be far better this way (says he who hasn't got a ticket as he'll be watching something else). What difference does it make to the viewer?
  11. I've gotten back to Bristol at 4am after a couple of Millennium Stadium gigs. I've gotten a hotel since. 🙂
  12. As much as an event would be nice, I definitely share that doubt. When you see what happens with about 100000 leaving at various times between Sunday afternoon and Monday afternoon (everywhere local is basically blocked for 24 hours), the thought of 50000 people leaving all at once sounds like a lot.
  13. I decided I couldn't justify the expense in the end, which is a shame as I'd love to have gone. The scout tents aren't bad value but that's a fairly standard camping experience at a premium price, whereas going up to the bell tent... I can have an actual holiday for that money.
  14. True, but (assuming you work Monday to Friday), wouldn't a Thursday to Monday stay require only the same amount of annual leave?
  15. The only thing I'd say - and I'm not complaining, I'm highly tempted to go - is that the one thing I never enjoy at Glastonbury is the long haul of my camping gear, and at glamping prices you might have expected not to do that. Obviously I'm not planning to bring the kitchen sink, and you don't have to worry about a tent. But anyway, I hope it does really well and I'm thinking about going.
  16. I agree with the people on here who say that they want to be nowhere near a pub on that first weekend. At the same time, I understand the Music Venue Trust's concerns. But I don't feel like being the indoor venue guinea pig.
  17. Between 2005 and 2011, I did Reading with a hotel every year. I was 39 at my last one... when you're still going but fewer of your friends are, it's a very nice way to do it. 🙂 (I camped from 1997-2004) Top tip... some of the hotels take a while to bump their prices up, if you get in quick for the following year! My best ever was four nights in the Ibis at £35 per night...
  18. People who think Glastonbury should have happened this year given the proposed lockdown lifting really know nothing about how Glastonbury works, do they? Personally I'm very relieved it's off for another year, I'd have felt positively nervy about being there a couple of days after a return to "normal". My brain will need to do a lot of hard work to readjust to mass participation events.
  19. We were all mentally reconciled to this already, yes? I'm just relieved to have the certainty. Well, the certainty about 2021, anyway. Still, maybe a Pilton Party in September if things improve...
  20. That's it settled, surely. Move it to 2022 rather than keeping us waiting any longer. OK, I say that as a ticket holder, but then I did miss out on tickets for the two previous ones when the weather was lovely, so...
  21. Ha! I miss Reading, used to go every year.
  22. I do not share Michael's optimism. It needs to be postponed another year. I don't want to be stood in a field when a part-consumed pint comes flying over my head.
  23. Saturday at Bluedot (Metronomy headlining). Went for the first time last year when Kraftwerk headlined and loved it.
  24. Yep, I live in central Bristol and there is no way they're moving us down a tier. Although Tier 2 wouldn't have changed anything for me... I'm bubbled with my parents and can only meet my partner outdoors whether we're in 2 or 3. Restaurants would be open for 2 but I wouldn't be able to go to one with her.
  25. This is going to take a while then. I had a stent fitted in 2018 and am now absolutely fine with no lasting effects, but I get the free flu jab as a consequence. This probably puts me in group 6, but my partner sits firmly in group 9...
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