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  1. Image (Had to be one of the best TV series ever)
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    Worst Headliner?

    Paul Simon. We went back to our tents for a cocoa, which was more exciting.
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    HEAL Lovely and laid back for the summer sunshine
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    Why don't they let this many people in any more?

    Even Glastonbury, which is about as well-oiled a festival machine as you will get, has struggled at times. A couple of years ago when the tracking for Glastonbury got held up at another festival and so was late arriving to be laid to enable access to the CV East fields, we had total traffic gridlock. People couldn't get on site so were backed up on all the approach roads for miles. We set off from South Wales at 2pm and finally got on site at 4am.
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    Why don't they let this many people in any more?

    Remember other festivals are also available. No need to make Glastonbury any bigger. I've been going for 40+ years and I've decided to call it a day because of the size and the crowds. You can have just as much fun and a lot less hassle at smaller fests.
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    Jah Wobble's Invaders of the Heart

    Tickets have arrived. Hopefully the gas leak in my caravan water heater will be fixed this week and then all set to roll.
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    CUT An amazing voice and still touring at 71. There's hope for us all yet.
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    HORSES https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fCXSiza3TG0
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    Green Man Festival 2018

    1) Dunno but it's a good name. The festival tries to be green and a giant Green Man goes up in flames at the end. 2) Not that I'm aware of 3) Not that I'm aware of - though isn't every day a dressing up day at a fest?
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    Alone v With Others?

    Done both. The easiest times are with our gang as it's great to sit and chill late into the evening and put the world to rights. but I also do a fair few festivals solo. The answer then is to make friends with your neighbours - share a bevvy or two and you are soon with mates.
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    Jah Wobble's Invaders of the Heart

    That's a relief Kizzie as next week I'm off to Nice for with family over from Australia and won't have much time on my return to sort things. Will you be going? I'm going up the night before and overnighting at the Caravan Club Site at Cheltenham Racecourse to fill my water barrels, top up my leisure battery and empty the waste tank. Then a leisurely tow round to the festival entrance on Friday morning. I'll be joined by two EFesters plus their partners. Drewstrat and his lady will be tenting and I've persuaded Feral Chile and her old man to dip their toes back into the festival waters and will be offering them accommodation in my caravan. They'll be arriving after work on Friday by which time, hopefully, everything will be set up and the drinks suitably chilled. If you spot my Dethleffs Camper twin axle caravan with, hopefully, an awning attached and a big flagpole, do call over and say hello. Cheers, Grumpyhack (aka Pete).
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    Jah Wobble's Invaders of the Heart

    Has anyone received their tickets yet?
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    The Joke Thread

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  14. What disappoints me is that the vast majority of Events Management or Music students posting surveys on here about behaviour at festivals are newbies. I would have hoped that some of them, if they were really into festivals, would have been on here anyway. In the same way I'd expect keen agricultural students to be on farming forums.
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    OK I'll go with MUSTANG A clip from one of my favourite music films and Andrew Strong, the lead singer was only 16 when this was filmed. Based an a great book by Roddy Doyle with some brilliant moments.
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    HOME Another Grumpy Gonner who blew Woodstock away.
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    Efests Recipe Book

    Scrumps weren't just when you were down on your luck - they were delicious.
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    COME Another couple of Grumpy Gonners
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    TOGETHER Fifty years old but still cheers me up
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    Things that ur happy about

    Younger daughter Lizzie marked boyfriend Nathan's birthday yesterday by giving him a ticket (plus one for her) for the Green Man Festival. He responded by asking her to marry him. I'm delighted that she said 'Yes.' So I'm going to have a son-in-law and a nicer bloke you couldn't hope for. He's kind, gentle and thoughtful and it's wonderful to see two people so much in love. They met last year at the tiny Blue Lagoon Festival and will join our gang for Green Man. The joys of festivalling. I just hope that when they have their Big Day - sometime next year - that they will have checked festival dates for clashes first.
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    DOWN The band that led to so much
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    Green Man Festival 2018

    I'd say it's a very friendly festival - though I've never been to an 'unfriendly' festival. It has now replaced Glastonbury as my festival of choice and there are so many EFesters going that we'll probably organise an EFests meet, so you can be sure of getting to know a few people. Just follow the normal festival procedure of saying hello to your neighbours and offering to share a cup of something and you're away. I always find that your neighbours are really important at a festival as you can keep an eye on their tent when they're out and vice-versa. I've now moved on to a caravan and my mates will be in campervans but the same applies. Green Man has some excellent food stalls, all the beers you could shake a stick at and lots of lovely places to sit and chill. Being an Old Fart I always take a fold up camping chair just to sit and watch the world go by. It's particularly useful for the main stage as you can plonk it on the hillside terraces - again a chance to meet those sitting around you - and leave it while you go for a wander.
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