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  1. ghostdancer1

    Mad Cool 2018

    3. Do away with it altogether. almost every single other festival manages to survive without a VIP section bang in front of the stage. put the VIP area on a platform off to the side a little bit back, like almost every other festival does. regarding why it's empty, lots of VIP tickets are handed out to sponsors/linked organisations etc. there'll be many who have little interest in acts and are just there because it's free and to socialise. it's easier to drink and chat when you're away from the stage and speakers and some band you barely know playing loudly in your ears.
  2. ghostdancer1

    Mad Cool 2018

    that would be my view too. Mad Cool have proven themselves to be completely incompetent , and their communication has been either non-existant when it mattered or tone-deaf for the most part. I wouldn't believe their version of what happened whatsoever. @Bury420's post about the problems backstage just reinforce my view that Mad Cool aren't to be trusted.
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    Mad Cool 2018

    I'd expect them to have enough staff to be pumping out pints non-stop, an organised queue system, and little more than a few minutes wait, like most festivals seem to manage, even at peak time. pouring pints to order, not enough staff, broken tills, no organised queue is amateur shit.
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    2019 Improvements

    I didn't say get rid of them though, I'm talking about moving a bar/tent 200m onto a different patch of grass. Avalon bar/tent being in Bella's field wouldn't really make much of a difference, the Avalon field is completely nondescript, it's the bar that makes it. most people wouldn't even notice, let alone care, and new punters certainly wouldn't care. the only people that would notice are veterans stuck in their ways, and i'm sure they'd get over it after their first pint, there's little changes every year.... I mentioned Avalon as that's logistically the easiest way to do it due to proximity. there are other fields around there that could be used instead, the field north of Glasto Latino is a not-massively-busy staff camping area, going by the GlastoMap image. the staff would then have to be accommodated somewhere else though, seems to be a bit of space in Dragon Field though. or they could swap Shangri-La with Glasto Latino and The Common, as the area those 2 are in seem to have a little more space, and aren't as busy as Shangri-La. either way, the SE Corner, and more specifically Shangri-La, are far too popular for the size they're crammed into. the crowds down there in 2016 with the mud were seriously dangerous. re: the SE Corner being dead during the day, yes, and they should put more on there during the day (especially Wednesday and Thursday), and indeed have it open earlier on the other days, even just for people to walk around and see it and get it out of their system. we had a few newbies with us last year and got down there during the daytime, and couldn't get in until after about 3pm IIRC. however, there aren't any major capacity issues at venues during the daytime, it's the night-time, and specifically the SE Corner that is the biggest problem.
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    Tour Announcements & Upcoming Gigs

    you'll have definitely heard these:
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    2019 Improvements

    said it before, I'll say it again, the Avalon/Theatre/Circus/Cabaret/Bellas fields are absolutely dead at night, and rarely busy during the day either. they should make 4 fields into 3, which I suppose would probably mean moving Avalon into the Cabaret field, and then shifting the Cabaret tent in with one of the others. that creates an empty field on the edge of the SE Corner. move The Common into that field (or Glasto Latino, and shift the Common into GL's area), and then there's much more space for Shangri-La, which is by far the busiest and most wedged area of the SE corner. Also, more/bigger urinals. for all the publicity about not peeing on the land, when there's a hundred people waiting for the urinals at the back of WH, or the incredibly small ones at the top corner of Pennards to service The Park stage/Rabbit Hole/Stonebridge, it's inevitable people are just going to go in a hedge rather than waiting 5 minutes. and yes, I know they shouldn't, but they do, so....
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    Electronica/Dance

    I've done both, and there's pros and cons really stayed in the Tulip Inn Airport Hotel last year, 10 mins walk from the site. There's a free airport shuttle bus from outside the airport that goes on a loop around to all those hotels on that road, so getting there was easy, as was leaving when checking out. It was also very handy to be able to walk home after the festival finished, if you weren't going out for the night to any of the afterparties. Cons were that you're a decent bit out if you do decide to go out for the night, but you can just get the shuttle bus into the city after the festival, and Ubers back aren't expensive (taxis were, as we found out on the Thursday night!). The train goes from Centraal Station to the airport too, so it's easy enough going into the city, and getting back (although the airport shuttle bus stops in the evening, so have to get a taxi from the airport to the hotel at night). Also there isn't really any shops/cafes around, so you're basically forced to eat in the hotels, or at the festival site (food was pretty good at the festival TBF). Last year this kind of suited us, as we had been to Dekmantel the previous year, done all the touristy stuff, and were happy enough to just get up, eat, go to the festival, then go home when it finished at 11. we had tickets for Katharsis on the Saturday night, but were just too tired at 11 that we went back to the hotel and sat in the bar, there were plenty of other festivalers in there and had the craic with them. the year before, we stayed about 15mins walk from the shuttle buses to the festival. good points were that there were shops around, so could stock up on stuff for the room, or in the morning/lunchtime go to a cafe. It also helped for going out after the festival finished. Most of our group went out to one of the official afterparties on the Friday, festival again Saturday then Katharsis after until 7am, then festival again on Sunday and out for a few beers after (a few went to the afterparty). If you want to explore the city a bit before going to the fesitval, or are planning on hitting the pubs/clubs after the festival, then it was great for that. Cons were that you were away from the festival, so it was a shuttle bus journey each day at a fiver a pop each way. There were taxis/ubers from the festival too, but the queues were pretty chaotic. We were all mostly knackered come Sunday morning from going out after the festival. The hotels closer to the city were also quite a bit more expensive from memory. I probably preferred staying closer to the festival, but that might have been because it was a smaller group and less mental, had done the tourist stuff before, and weren't too bothered about going out after the festival on the Fri/Sat/Sun.
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    Lost in vagueness..on TV tonight

    yes, it was on Hulu, US Amazon, US itunes and others before the cinema showings. piss-poor that they got them out to all of those, cinemas, and Sky before giving it to you.
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    Lost in vagueness..on TV tonight

    just pirate it. it's been on multiple LEGAL digital platforms for months now. clearly they don't really give a crap about the backers, so fuck them.
  10. ghostdancer1

    2019 Headliners

    spot on. he's most definitely a Pyramid-sub, well-known name with some recent hits and old Oasis classics to entertain the pyramid field casual masses. way more mainstream than many recent Pyramid subs.
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    The National

    also, so happy they didn't end with VCG singalong at Primavera. dreadful gig closer.
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    The National

    "For every 10 songs the National finish, we write and record many more instrumental sketches. These ones are from the Boxer, High Violet, Trouble Will Find Me and Sleep Well Beast eras. There are 100's more. We still enjoy them so perhaps you will too." https://beta.p-e-o-p-l-e.com/album/songs-without-words
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    2019 Headliners

    definitely possible, Deadmau5 and Skrillex have done it before. that said, I'd imagine SHM will take the much bigger paydays at other festivals, rather than play Glastonbury for comparatively peanuts.
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    2019 Headliners

    same with New Order the previous night against Adele. neither were that empty in fairness, the crowd was back to the sound desks when we got there about 15mins before LCD, and there were plenty of rows behind us by the end. New Order's pretty much stayed at soundesk level. it probably didn't help that the Other Stage field was an absolute quagmire by Friday evening that year, I tried crossing it when there was no-one playing over the weekend, and the mud was up to my knee at one point.
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    Primavera 2018

    not sure if that's a typo, but Spiritualized are on Wednesday.
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    Primavera 2018

    yes, the main festival at Parc del Forum is Thurs-Sat. "Barcelona" refers to CCCB, near Plaza Catalunya: https://www.google.com/maps/place/Centre+de+Cultura+Contemporània+de+Barcelona/@41.383786,2.166775,15z/data=!4m5!3m4!1s0x0:0xd6c1de3f0a857874!8m2!3d41.383786!4d2.166775
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    Primavera 2018

    well they have Migos headlining, so yes.
  18. ghostdancer1

    Primavera 2018

    Amaia & The Freefall Band announced for the Hidden Stage on Thursday.
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    2019 Headliners

    Underworld recently headlined West Holts, which was far from full. they're not headlining the Other stage. The Streets are not headlining the Other Stage.
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    Worst Headliner?

    Kanye was good. take out about 20mins in the middle with Bon Whinger and it was great. worst was probably Muse 2016 or The Who 2015. complete non-events and dull as dishwater.
  21. ghostdancer1

    Primavera 2018

    it's the L4 line, Urquinaona stop is right beside Placa de Catalunya and a few mins walk from Las Ramblas. https://www.google.com/maps/place/Urquinaona/@41.3986848,2.1781232,14.11z/data=!4m5!3m4!1s0x12a4a2f08b86a9e9:0xf7d5de19be464f1a!8m2!3d41.3887869!4d2.1727985
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    Primavera 2018

    fits alphabetically onto the poster too, and is about the right size. I'd say you're correct!
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    Primavera 2018

    I assume Los Planetas playing "Unexpected" will be like Pond or Local Natives playing backstage last year? https://unexpected.primaverasound.barcelona/ because Haim and Mogwai are FAR bigger than them, and I can't see anyone being particularly bothered to race to see them if it's some last minute announcement...
  24. ghostdancer1

    Primavera 2018

    The National doing Boxer in full from 8pm-9pm on the hidden stage, before their short-ish 9:30pm set at Mordor. unlikely, but there's definitely room for a secret set there for someone between 8pm-10pm.
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    Kendrick Lamar

    there isn't really confusion I don't think. the usual Kendrick arse-lickers are sticking to their usual defence of him, while at the same time ignoring other slurs or offensive terms in his lyrics. I don't see too many of them calling for him to self-censor "bitch" from his lyrics.....
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