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  1. I have been successful 10 times out of 12. There were several of us trying on multiple devices. This year was the second failure and we fell victim to being unable to buy as a friend was through to payment and it crashed waiting for confirmation. I was in 10 minutes before it sold out but the system wouldn't let me proceed because they were reserved in his order. It sucks and it should be better but hey ho. the system is possibly as good as it could be and there are other festivals to attend. No point being bitter about it. There is a saving grace that we know in October that we have failed leaving plenty of time to find an alternative. Yes its a great festival but festivals are at least as much about the people you are with as they are the actual festival. Find something else. Trust me, Glastonbury is not the be all and end all. Maybe if the general populous realised this then tickets would be easier. Its no longer just a festival. Its the place to be seen to be attending and unfortunately that is to its detriment
  2. Hi looking at your review you may be able to help me out with a few questions; T&cs say no gas allowed in campervan field. Is this correct and is it actually policed. Seems an odd rule. Also, do cars park beside vans or did they need to be in another field? Thanks
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    Secret set?
  4. Blur? Cave? Too much to wish for..... or is it?
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    Campervan question

    Top tip is to remove your little timetable from the lanyard you get on entry. Keep your ticket in it and keep it around your neck but under your t shirt. Keeps it safe all weekend and you always know where it is when you are going in and out. Stays around my neck all weekend, even when I'm sleeping
  6. even though every time I moved my feet a stone of really sticky mud attached to each wellie. Great gig even if some classics were not played
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    2019 Headliners

    Oh for the old days when we had to wait until June before we knew the line-up
  8. No definitely the other way around I seriously don't know which side is best. I've always done west because it suits me coming from M5 direction. Its a hell of a trek to anywhere though and is uphill all the way from the railway track. Gate C is closer to the action but how far you walk to your van from Gate C could be long I guess. As for pedestrian gates I've only ever entered from A and D so I've never seen the "hill of death"
  9. Are we sure they had the right URL?
  10. Its a well established fact that the west fields are crap and that east is definitely best
  11. hoping its the last Thursday in Oct and not 1st Nov. I may be flying at that point
  12. I don't ever remember a frantic F5 session to get a camper ticket. Maybe time has played a trick on me but I seem to recall it was easy enough providing you were there for the start of the sale.
  13. Have to Agree West is small and a right pain in the arse. Its all uphill and approx two miles walk away from the Pyramid stage. It is a serious dander at the end of a long day. I only go there because its handy for my journey.
  14. The only perfect system is the one where everyone gets tickets. Unfortunately that is just not possible. I didn't get a sniff at the booking page this year which hasn't happened to me since 2005. However I ran a well organised squad of folks and our 12 all got a ticket by around 20 minutes in. Judging by the stories I'm hearing we were the exception this time around We need a Jay Z type headliner and some rain to dampen enthusiasm. As someone said. It is a bucket list event now. that can never be a good thing
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    2019 Headliners

    I'm so out of the mainstream these days as regards to media, so has there been much hype about tickets this year? Are we expecting it to be overly difficult to get tickets this year. I'm saying this because the only year I failed was back in 2005
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    Arcade Fire

    Opera and its built in VPN is class The Suburbs. Brings me back to Belfast on tuesday night
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    Arcade Fire

    Thanks everyone. I am trying proxy and that address and getting same thing
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    Arcade Fire

    how do i watch this i think its telling me I cant because I'm not in holland
  19. Preferring a forecast of dry but a little cooler. I remember the bliss of the glade in 2010. So shaded under those trees. It almost felt like being in a fridge such was the heat
  20. Experience tells me to expect the forecast to worsen but fantastic weather being forecast on BBC for next 10 days. Looks like the ground will be bone dry as the festival starts.
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    Arcade Fire

    I don't think the roses gig helped. Both being on the same night. I know many who would have loved to do both. I thought the band were excellent but the crowd were a bit quiet. Sad that intervention was not in the setlist
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    Don't vote Tory

    And the majority in Northern Ireland would also say no. Neither government will want to force it. They should just get back to the uneasy peace and govern together. Dual nationality and all that goes with it. Do this for long enough and it will sort itself out over a period of generations as the hatred/division is bred out. There has been a wonderful change up here over the past 20 years and the younger people care less and less about this sort of thing
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