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  1. Nah, I'm a friendly, strange but self-aware, old man... I think there's a difference!!
  2. My review for eFestivals of this years Rockaway Beach should be complete and published in the next couple of days. I'll share a link to it here when it is. Really interested to read the comments above. I had a fine time at my first Rockaway Beach and my review largely reflects that. The value on offer really does make it stand out as a winter festival. I was actually pretty taken aback by the demographic of the crowd - given the focus on breakthrough and emerging, there were more punters of the vintage variety than I was expecting - and some of them did seem to have missed the memo that we're no longer in the 1970's. It's an absolute shame that creepy, old men can still get away with things at gigs.. down to all of us to stamp such behaviour out I guess.. Best, Sean
  3. I'm very glad that I put the criticism in then... Part of me didn't want to be negative about the weekend at all but a right clanger was dropped in the bars - and you could tell it was pretty much down to mismanagement from above...
  4. And here's the efestivals review to go alongside the photo gallery.. Lovely to meet up with a few of you over the weekend... https://www.efestivals.co.uk/festivals/boomtown/2019/review.shtml Sean
  5. There are some right nasty, sociopathic people out there right?? Back last year, on ticket day, a friend of mine was initially unsuccessful but then was approached (on Facebook) by a distant 'friend' who said that she lived locally, always got allocated a number of tickets and would be willing to pass them on. Delighted, my friend then contacted three others to say that they were being helped out and that their disappointment at not getting a ticket was short-lived. Conversations with the 'local' continued. No money was exchanged with the 'local' seemingly wanting to come across as beyond generous. The local openly posted on my friend's FB page, loving the glory she was getting in helping four of them out. Everything was going great so camper-van tickets and car park tickets were secured. Train journeys were booked from Scotland. In April, the local sent my friend an E-mail saying that she's fully paid for the tickets but wanted no money from the group until the names on the tickets were transferred. Seemed reasonable if a little odd. This group of four discovered yesterday, after a fair but of chasing, that the tickets probably never existed. The local is still spinning lies, saying that the tickets were delivered to a previous address and desperately trying to cover tracks. On the one hand, the local apologises and on the other can't divert from her ridiculous story. I'm lucky to have only been scratched by this. I was due to travel down tomorrow with one of the ticket holders and so it's been a bit of a mad scramble to make alternative plans. But at least I have my ticket. These guys are distraught, gutted to have fallen for such nonsense but happy, at least, that no money exchanged hands. I'm still in shock that people can behave in such a way to others. See you all (hopefully) at the eFestivals meet tomorrow where a little bit of my faith in humanity will no doubt be restored. Sean
  6. I’m doing Secret Vida next week, their foray into a local Finca. It’s an ace concept to not announce the acts until they play - and the Rat Pack ticket looks similar to a Wild Side..
  7. And they added ‘Beirut’ yesterday..
  8. I did quite a few European festivals in 2018 & enjoyed Vida more than any other. In a lovely setting just in the edge of Vilanova, Spain - it’s well worth checking out. They’ll never have massive names but the setting and the people make up for that. Get a wild side ticket and beer, wine and cava is free all weekend!! Just announced Hot Chip, Superchunk and a few others to add to The Charlatans.
  9. News of one of the bills outstanding - probably not a good idea to annoy the local constabulary I reckon?? https://www.dorsetecho.co.uk/news/17262423.bestival-owes-dorset-police-more-than-140000/?ref=ebln
  10. Jarvis once sat behind me on a train journey from Sheffield to London. Knowing that people wouldn’t believe me I took this photo whilst he was sleeping. I realise it’s a pretty awful thing to do..
  11. His other headline Pyramid set still ranks as the best pyramid headline set I've seen at Glastonbury.. and that was with the added pleasure of some twat in the crowd standing behind me and pissing.. The man's older now but I suspect he still knows how to entertain... I'd be there..
  12. And my fave Spanish festival of this summer, Vida...
  13. What is it that appeals to you about Bestival? The line-up? The general cheeriness of the crowd? The price of the beer?(!!!) Have you looked into BeatHerder? Smaller than Bestival but has a quirky feel.. Failing that, how about an international one? Big names at reasonable prices.. Sean
  14. Is it really three years since myself and Kerplunk went... some insights here.. it was a great festival then although by the end of the weekend, you've had your fill of Psytrance and yearn for a guitar or two.. https://www.efestivals.co.uk/festivals/noisily/2015/review-overview.shtml Sean
  15. seantizz

    Depeche Mode

    Saw Depeche Mode at Mad Cool this year - and was completely blown away. They surprised me - and I tried to think of a bigger UK group (that's still gigging) not to headline Glastonbury.. I couldn't.. this, for me, would be a more exciting headliner than The Cure..
  16. Digger's right. NO need to worry about feeling old at Boomtown - it's got a pretty inclusive feel to it, even though it has an 'edge' as well..
  17. I watch a fair few films. In the past week i’ve watched a couple that went under my radar a bit but both have been excellent and both got me thinking that there must be others out there that feature festivals we love as a backdrop. So - Come on Eileen - a lovely low-budget film from about 2012 (with Noel Fielding, Julia Davis and Keith Allen all taking small roles) prominently features a festival that I believe is Field Day. It’s definitely worth watching. And - Robot & Scarecrow is a beautiful short movie that, I think, was filmed at Secret Garden Party. Does anybody out there know of others? Obviously not including bigger things such as this year’s ‘Festival’...
  18. Good luck all... Fingers crossed and all that...(actaully don't cross your fingers because it'll make pressing F5 that much harder) Sean
  19. This year's Bestival did feel like a general success though.. It was never going to reach the heights of five/six years ago in terms of scale etc. but I genuinely thought it had found a niche for itself that it could potentially operate from. A real shame if this is the end after the hard work that many have put in - I agree that 2018's was one of the better Bestival's of recent years..
  20. Really interested by this thread. Trevor’s review is a good one. He speaks as he finds and gives honest reflections about the festival. That’s what I want to read in s review. It’s got me thinking though. I’m pretty sure that I heard a pretty strong independence mantra at Primavera Sound this year. In fact, I pretty much complemented the Catalans on their attitude in my review. Was I wrong to do so?
  21. You’ve not heard of Camera Obscura? Check them out - it’s Tracy-Anne’s possibly permanently retired band & they’re brilliant. Danny’s the main man in Bristol band , Cry Baby, who are also ace.
  22. Thought i’d already done this. Here’s my review of this year’s Bestival. Boy, it was a hot one.. https://www.efestivals.co.uk/festivals/bestival/2018/review.shtml
  23. My eFestival review is now published. I quite deliberately chose to read nothing posted on here before writing it. I hope our views align a bit. Lovely to meet a few on Thursday as well. https://www.efestivals.co.uk/festivals/boomtown/2018/review.shtml
  24. Just had the best of first days at Benicassim. This is how you do a festival. X
  25. Agreed - not something i’d typically do - in fact I don’t think I’ve ever skipped a festival day when reviewing before - do a real sign of how appalling (and dangerous) I found the Thursday. I’m sure that Neil would love to publish an alternative review if you’d like to write one to give some balance? Sean
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