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  1. elias

    My first ever gig.....

    Queen at Cardiff Castle in 1976. Hammered down with rain all day. I was drenched, but loved every second of it.
  2. We didn't go to Mad Cool last year, but we did VIP the previous two years. I would say that it was worth it then, but not so much now. They used to have dedicated VIP areas in front of the two main stages, but this caused a lot of complaints as these areas were often not full. The bar and viewing platform are very nice (the bar is slightly cheaper), but the cost keeps going up and 450 Euro for the 4 day ticket seems an awful lot just to get a nice bar to sit in. The viewing platform is good provided you don't mind being a little way from the action. We've got the standard 4 day ticket this year and I'm sure it'll be fine.
  3. Springsteen is massive in Spain. He could probably sell out the Bernabeu Stadium several times over if he wished. Latest rumours are that he's recording a new album with the E Street Band and touring some time later this year or next year. I think he's highly unlikely for Mad Cool - the timing just doesn't look right.
  4. Same for us. Sunday was an excellent way to finish off the festival. How good was Ziggy Marley on Friday! I wasn't even disappointed that he only did a couple of Bob's songs - his own material was so strong.
  5. Hmmm .... interesting view on it. Saying you don't like Country these days is like saying you don't like Rock or Dance. It covers such a wide range of styles and ages. I wouldn't say I'm the biggest fan of country music, but there's some damn fine and interesting stuff to listen to if you take the time to give it a try.
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    no Big Red Tent

    Don't worry - it definitely isn't true. You'll see a huge variety of music from all over the world spread across a number of stages of various sizes. May sure you see some bands in the arboretum, it's lovely on a sunny afternoon and even better at night. I hope you enjoy your first Womad.
  7. Country music is nearly always poorly supported at Glastonbury (the obvious act aside). Kacey Musgraves and Zac Brown Band both played to crowds that were the best part of bugger all in recent years. This year Lukas Nelson and the Promise of the Real wasn't exactly packed at the park. I guess it may be changing slowly as more country is played on Radio 2.
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    Sound issues

    Sound varied enormously for me. Bloody awful for Gerry Cinnamon, but that may have been where I was stood. On the other hand excellent for The Cure.
  9. elias

    Absolute idiot...

    Lads have Teddy Bears? They most certainly do - at least I did. I never gave it a name though, which saddens me a little bit now.
  10. elias

    Avalon to Truth Stage

    We're thinking of watching Frank Turner at Avalon on Friday before moving to the Truth Stage for My Baby. I assume that we would need to walk down to the late night entrance to the SE Corner to get in? Am I being hopelessly optimistic given that Frank Turner finishes at 12.20 and My Baby start at 01.10?
  11. elias

    The Weather Thread 2019

    I'm pretty sure that was Archaos. They did all sorts of crazy shit cutting up cars and using chainsaws.
  12. elias

    Lukas Nelson

    Loving the covers ..... but where's Forget About Georgia? I think there might be a small tear if he doesn't play that!
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    Lukas Nelson

    Anyone else going to see Lukas Nelson and the Promise of the Real? Being an ignorant fool, I'd never heard of them until recently and didn't even know he's Willie Nelson's son. I went on holiday a couple of weeks ago and played them on loop for the whole week - absolutely loving it. So much so that I'm prepared to miss Sam Fender in the John Peel in order to see them at The Park. I'll see Sam at Leftfield instead. Are you a fan? Have you ever seen Lukas before?
  14. elias

    Gold Membership Time

    Marriage in a nutshell. ? Been a member for a while, but just wanted to encourage anyone sitting on the fence to join.
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