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  1. D-Low

    Fallow Year Support Thread

    Sorry to hear about your dear friend. It would be a touching tribute to attend next year in their memory. I've done 3 Greenman's and it's a wonderfully beautiful place. You're in for a treat!
  2. D-Low

    Fallow Year Support Thread

    I went to Primavera thinking it would numb the absence. It didn't. I experience each year as if it's my last and perhaps that's what makes Glastonbury so damn special. You never know if you will be lucky enough to get a ticket so when you're there its an incredible privilege and you feel a part of something truly special. That drive out of the gates on Monday morning on to the tarmacked road never gets any easier. "It's only a week. It's only a week. It's only a week"I keep trying to tell myself. (It's definitely not only a week )
  3. D-Low

    Primavera 2018

    Don't get me wrong it definitely had some good points. But the negatives far outweighed my experience sadly. I guess I'm just used to Glastonbury and nothing has come close to matching my enjoyment of that. Not that I tried to compare it, I just felt a lot of walking, bottle neck stage exits, waiting around and queuing, terrible sound and people who wanted to talk through all the sets to be less enjoyable. There's other EU festivals this year with matchable line ups for my tastes (Mad Cool, Sziget) so the line up wasn't the biggest draw. I went based on friends recommendations but it sadly didn't live up. I've enjoyed my stay in Barcelona though, it's a lovely city!
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    Primavera 2018

    This is completely my personal preference so holds no basis on the rest of anyone else's experience but I can safely say I will definitely not be returning next year. This year was my first and as much as I tried to get in to the Primavera experience I just couldn't. It seems a festival of queues. I thought Reading was bad queuing to get in and again to the arena but here there is three lines just to get on site here. Maybe I arrived at the wrong time each day but it took a good 30-40mins to move through each time. Then not to mention the queues at the bars. Horrific on times. They were so understaffed - most Heineken tents having 1 person per 2 pop up tents. Friday I gave up drinking as I'd sobered up I waited so long. It was nice they had lots of people selling beer walking around but a con it cost more. The traffic system is shocking. They need a real look at this. When leaving the seat/mango stages why can't they have a one way system in place? It was gridlock (and quite dangerous) until the security decided to close the road and send everyone back around the right hand pathway. Then the chaos trying to get over to Primavera Bits. I missed most of Jon Hopkins stuck on the bridge and Fri was even worse. The sound was massively hit and miss. It sounded really good for Lorde at Seat but Arctic Monkeys on the Mango stage was shit. Why so quiet? And who was in charge of scheduling? Big delays from Haim (pushed back twice) and Skepta. Also why was a lot DJs on so early - Four Tet and Seth Troxler. Would've been so better suited to the night. Whilst I saw a lot over the weekend the gaps between acts I did see was really long, up to two hours in some places of just hanging around. Plus the layout wasn't the best - lucky I'm fit and can handle the walking massive distances. Outside the festival the amount of dodgy people shoving beer cans in your face really got on my nerves. You couldn't step two feet from "beer water beer water". At risk of this being one long moan, the only plus points I could say would be the toilets being very good, no queues and cleanest I've seen at a festival. The National, Chvrches, Haim, Lorde, Public Service Broadcasting, Jon Hopkins, The War on Drugs, Skepta all good.
  5. D-Low

    Primavera 2018

    I probably should have just checked the station. Saw the app said halted (both Citymapper and the official metro app saying the line was down) so just waited for a taxi. We left after Skepta so probably wasn't much later. Guessing just the app wasn't fully accurate
  6. D-Low

    Primavera 2018

    Anyone know what happened on line 4 of the metro? My app was saying full service halted last night and still the same today. Getting home last night was a nightmare! Was it actually running and was it just my app? Or a serious incident?
  7. D-Low

    Primavera 2018

    I thought living in Wales was bad for weather changes but jheez. Barcelona is something else. Been observing daily and it's changed constantly. Now thunder storms ALL day Wednesday. Rain showers Thursday and Sunday 😥 praying this improves. One day ago it was giving 25 degrees and sun all week
  8. D-Low

    Primavera 2018

    Thanks Shame about the people talking but I guess that will never be avoided. Glad to hear the sound is generally good.
  9. D-Low

    Primavera 2018

    It's probably been discussed but what's the sound quality like? Seen some videos of Bon Iver last year and all I could hear was people talking right the way through his set. It's probably a bad thing I've got so used to the sound at Glastonbury which I think is spot on.
  10. D-Low

    Pitchfork Paris 2018

    Does anyone know when they announce specific day splits? And do they still do single day tickets? Wouldn't mind going for the say Bon Iver plays but their website is pretty basic at the moment.
  11. D-Low

    Primavera 2018

    Annoying how I went through the whole line-up playlist adding my favourites and now when I click on timetable in the app it says I haven't added any favourites? Who designed this app
  12. D-Low

    Primavera 2018

    Jonsi and Alex's Riceboy sleeps was an incredible album. Up there with Burial's Untrue for me in terms of ambience. Excited to see them on the line up but would be interesting to see how it'd pan out at a festival. Not sure it would work very well. Their sounds are more for the afterwards when I'm sat depressed on a plane home.
  13. D-Low

    Tour Announcements & Upcoming Gigs

    I hate Brixton as a venue. Sound has always been awful. Room acoustics are terrible there. Does anyone know if there will be a pre-sale for the Streets shows like last time? Pre-sale seems tot be the only way to secure tickets these days but nothing was officially announced last time around.
  14. D-Low

    Primavera 2018

    Really can't wait to see Jon Hopkins live again, loving what I've heard so far from the new record
  15. D-Low

    Tour Announcements & Upcoming Gigs

    Went on the link about 2 minutes after I received the email and they were all gone except 1 seated ticket You're lucky! Been following on Twickets for months and literally as soon as they're posted their snapped up in seconds. New single seems to be getting loads of hate. I love it though. Picked up a ticket in the pre-sale but London dates still available now here via this link: http://www.eventim.co.uk/tickets.html?fun=erdetail&doc=erdetaila&erid=1394486&affiliate=H75&uk_et_cid=Apollo_NL_120418&uk_et_rid=1_4084051539809341
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