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  1. Beerqueen

    Bearded Theory 2018

    Oh and for anyone who enjoys the Bearded Theory festival, I would really recommend Farmer Phil's in Shropshire in August. It is even smaller but with a similar vibe and musical mix. Very friendly and for the price of the admission ticket you can camp all week if you want and make a bit of a holiday in the Shropshire Hills/explore Ironbridge/visit Shrewsbury and the like.
  2. Beerqueen

    Bearded Theory 2018

    Agreed. We were made to park within a metre of the van in front and then the van next to us was told to come in close. When I wandered to the loo, there was a huge space (enough for 10 kids to play football in) the other side of the van in front! Not sure what that was all about. And distributing wrist bands individually to each occupant of each van didn't help people get on site quickly either! Maybe they should look towards giving out campervan (and carpark) stickers with festival tickets so that occupants have them on their windscreens and can be waved through, park up and then collect their wristbands? Other than that, we had a great festival - everything close by and easy to move around. Highlights were Mik Artistik, Barsteward Sons of Val Doonican, Lucy Spraggan, Three Daft Monkeys, Thingy Kolectiv and the Crinkle Cuts. Jimmy Cliff was a great way to end the festival too. I'm sure there were loads of others that I'll remember too! Was a little disappointed in the range of beers in the bar by the main stage - not a patch on the one in Woodland. But I survived. And agree that it's great to be able to take some cans in to save the pocket a little and avoid having to go to the bar at inopportune moments. Oh but whose bright idea was it to have the Barsteward Sons and Everly Pregnant Brothers on at the same time?
  3. Beerqueen

    Bearded Theory 2018

    Ground was dry and hard. But rained a lot overnight so not sure what that will have done to it but would imagine it will still be ok. Not ventured out yet! Looks pretty miserable out there!
  4. Beerqueen

    Bearded Theory 2018

    Are you in the camper van field? It's an absolute nightare. Two hours since we left the a38.
  5. Beerqueen

    Bearded Theory 2018

    Is it always this slow to get in? Been queuing for over an hour and a half now! Moved about a mile in that time.
  6. Beerqueen

    Bearded Theory 2018

    Are you at BeardedTheory? I might have a bit more chance of spotting you there than at Glasto!
  7. Beerqueen

    Bearded Theory 2018

    Met Office still showing no rain - I'll go with that one!
  8. Beerqueen

    Bearded Theory 2018

    Hot and dry sounds good to me! The difference between 2017 Glastonbury and 2016 Glastonbury is indescribable!
  9. Beerqueen

    Bearded Theory 2018

    Excellent! That's just the information I wanted. Thanks. And yes I have looked through the beer lists - another reason to think I'm going to like this festival!
  10. Beerqueen

    Bearded Theory 2018

    Getting excited now! Just started listening to the Showcase playlist and all of the bands on there sound excellent! I have been trying to find out a bit more about the different stages, bars etc but can't find much on the BT website about how they differ, what the layout is, what the genre is on each stage and so on. Can anyone help? It's not essential or anything - I just like planning!
  11. I agree - if you can't carry it, don't take it. FFS look after yourself and don't expect other people to pander to your needs. But there are probably people who would pay for others to be pandering to them. Not for me though. (though, thinking about it, it might be tempting for them to transport my alcohol......)
  12. Beerqueen

    Bearded Theory 2018

    Got tickets to this - first time going and after reading this thread am sooo excited! I've missed hanging around efestival forums! Don't know many of the bands playing but absolutely love listening to the playlist for Glasto and finding new ones to aim for so have just started on the BT one for this year. I have absolutely no idea either about the different stages etc so will have to mug up on that before the end of May. Though tbh am also happy to go where the mood takes me and stumble over things! Eeek!
  13. Beerqueen

    Farmer Phil's

    Agree with Gnomicide - it's not old fashioned folk but more what I would call folk rock/pop. And not even all of it is that- it's all interspersed with loads of other stuff as well - for instance I got to see Rodney Branigan and Attila the Stockbroker - both of whom have been on my "Glastonbury to see" list but haven't managed to yet - a real bonus to see them there. And loved Echo Town - an absolutely fantastic duo who I wouldn't know how to categorise but were energetic and certainly not folk! And there was a bit of funk, ska, reggae, and loads of singer/guitarists (not folky) on the second stage. It was my second time there and i love it. Everything is so easy - no queues, not much walking, not too many decisions to make regarding where to be at any given time, friendly people, cheap beer (it's actually only £3,33 per pint if you buy tokens), no dickheads, beautiful setting, even a friendly tractor to pull us out of the mud after only a 10 minute wait! Anyone thinking about it for next year, do it! You won't regret it - and I'll see you there!
  14. Beerqueen

    Cabaret, Theatre and Circus recommendations 2017

    Thanks @DeanoL - went to see Ivan Brackenbury and thoroughly enjoyed it - laugh out loud funny and have quoted him to quite a few people since I've come back.
  15. Beerqueen

    What made you cry at Glasto?

    Another one for She Drew the Gun being swiftly followed by Streets of London in Left Field. It all just seemed so emotional, especially knowing that JC was going to appear soon. Streets of London is one of those songs that I don't exactly like but the words are so poignant that they get to me.