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  1. Maybe. It might also stop, altogether.
  2. Careful, I got heavily criticised here for using the "festival people" phrase in a (very similar) thread I started soon after October sales. Interesting what has been said above about how missing a year gives you perspective. My two year old got unexpectedly admitted to hospital on the Friday of last year, so obviously I missed swathes of the festival, but when he came home on Sunday night, I realised that there were far far more important things in life and that I wasn't upset at all at having missed it (o.k. ,maybe a bit). Additionally, I've a few mates who were less bothered about getting tickets for this year than they would otherwise have been, as they had been affected by my new perspective that Glastonbury, like all festivals, is basically a piss up in a field. I actually think this realisation will become more common, as more people miss out on t day, so the festival will become more of a "like to do" than a "must do". This will eventually affect demand. Also, Emily's kids are in primary school. Realistically, if they are going to take over Emily/Nick will have to run it for the next 18 years. I do not see that happening. I suspect it will be sold on, the ethos will change, and the festival will slowly wane. Only change is guaranteed!
  3. I just shivered reading that.
  4. 2011 was a pimple on the bone chilling incessant muzzle of 2007. I still feel cold, wet and miserable thinking about it.
  5. Good post. I'm not knocking the festival for being mega popular. I did prefer it previously overall, when it felt more like an alternative thing to do. It's a little like discovering a band on the up, wishing they would make it big, then feeling a little underwhelmed when they do at having to see them in mega venues and not intimate flea pits, and feeling they no longer "belong" to you. The point of my post was just to enquire whether people thought this mega popularity would last for ever. Thanks for trying to answer that. I suspect we will have peak Glasto for the next few years. Then it'll die down a bit. The current popularity is down to a recent fallow year, amazing weather and the 50th anniversary. Also social media - hadn't considered that —but you are right. Everybody sees their friends there having a good time despite any horror stories or misgivings they may have had beforehand then want to go themselves. And once you've been, as we all know, you're going to want to go again, aren't you?
  6. There are far more people registered now than then. It was easier. I'm sure some missed out, and perhaps we were all just lucky, but I never really had great difficulty until about 2013 I'd reckon.
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    2020 headliners

    By experimental, it might mean actually good.
  8. "The Pilton Pop Festival" should have been a clue in all fairness.
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    He's basically Freddie Mercury though, isn't he?
  10. It would be if that was what I was doing. I was merely referencing a year when it found it a hard sell. By this I mean merely people who have never shown an interest in any festival, camping or even live gigs as a concept, who all now want to go to Glastonbury specifically. It's become a phenonema that transcends people's usual modus operandi. If people think this statements a "load of shit" then don't moan if it ever turns in a hunter welly and tory fest. People can go for whatever reason they like, and I make no comment on the validity of those reasons. Just that it now appeals to those who have never been interested in such an event. I still enjoy Glastonbury, so I still go. BTW, I disagree with the poster above that it was just as hard to get tickets in the 2005 era. It was more difficult, in that you had to stay on the phone/net for hours, but If you did, you got them.
  11. The popularity of the festival is now unprecedented. People who have never shown an interest in it, in all the years I have been going, have tried and failed or succeeded in getting tickets for next year. My cousin, who is about the least festivalling type you could imagine, has contacted me today to say he is going next year. Several others of similar ilk have contacted me about getting tickets. Glastonbury is no longer a festival. It is a cultural behomoth, its own meme, and can not be contained. Will it ever return to 2008 levels of relatively disinterest? All talk of ticketing systems are entirely redundant when faced with the above. What could return it to a festival for festival people?
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    Diana Ross

    Sweet! Crowd will be masssssiiiiivvveeeee!
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    My mate played keyboard with him and now does for Mike and the Mechanics. Got mysteriously dropped, and some say it was because he had a massive thread devoted to him alone on the Mika forum!!!
  14. Saw them in Sheffield on that tour. They couldn't be arsed.
  15. Same old variation and I understand and empathise with your disappointment. However this thread should really be titled "There has to be a better way to allocate ME tickets". Meh, I like t day with its ups and downs. First weekend October/resale day are as much a fixture as Xmas, Easter and the festival itself.
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