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JoBalls last won the day on February 3 2015

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  1. JoBalls

    so, Stormzy then...?

    It’s hilarious!! Also seen a lot of people saying that Glastonbury is for “bands” only. Ive been going ten years and I’ve never had a day where there’s nothing on that I wanted to see in a headliner slot somewhere on site. Trust in the Eavii!!
  2. JoBalls

    so, Stormzy then...?

    Can’t believe the level of moaning I’ve seen about the Stormzy booking... some people are getting way too big for their bewts!! Seriously though I think it’s a great booking for the festival, something fresh and modern to balance out the (predicted) two older headliners.
  3. I think for me the hardest part about the wet years is accepting we won’t get to see everyone we want to - for example, last year on the Friday we were able to watch Royal Blood on the Pyramid, dash up to the park in time for Elbow’s secret set and then dash back to the Pyramid for Radiohead. If it had been wet last year we’d never have been able to do that just because the mud slows you down so much! Other than that I am a firm believer that there’s not bad weather, just bad clothing. As long as you’ve got appropriate footwear (I wear a pair of Dr Martens wellies which combine the comfort of walking boots with the waterproofness of wellies and they are just wonderful 😍) a good raincoat and SPF 30 then you’ll be ok! My biggest tips are - a tent with a porch area is a MUST for wet weather as it gives you somewhere to sit down and get all your wet and muddy gear off without getting it on your bed. And when it’s wet if you get a chance to sit down on a bench for 5 minutes - take it! Your legs will thank you!
  4. JoBalls

    Questions for Michael

    I’m not sure about the idea of segregating people based on their salary, something about it doesn’t sit right with me... Edit: before I’m asked, I say this as someone who works for a local authority and is therefore definitely not in the higher salary ranges!
  5. JoBalls

    Questions for Michael

    I’m not sure I like that idea - I think either it needs to be everyone goes into a ballot, or everyone has to drag their ass out of bed early on a Sunday morning in October and try for tickets. Taking away a proportion of the tickets from the main sale for a ballot would only make ticket day even harder than it already is. I think maybe the resale being a ballot would be more palatable if they only want to do it as a proportion of the tickets.
  6. JoBalls

    Questions for Michael

    Someone on Facebook posted this... “Nicked off Glasto chat for info Just got back from a fantastic evening with Emily Eavis in Taunton. She announced that: - The headliners WON'T be: Fleetwood Mac, Led Zeppelin or Madonna! - There will be an added area in the South East corner. - They are looking at spreading the after midnight crowd by making Silver Hayes and The Park run later. - No plastic ban enforced but efforts to reduce plastic sold on-site. More water stations will be built too. - 1.5 million people applied for tickets this year - They are looking into a part-ballot for next year ...and she mentioned deck chairs! Blamed Tesco and the like for selling them so cheap. Said they are all piled up at the end of the festival and she hates them!” The part-ballot sounds interesting, I wonder what this means...
  7. JoBalls

    Record number of people trying .

    I'm amazed that your boss will allow 12 of you to take time off at the same time!!
  8. JoBalls

    2019 Headliners

    Makes sense! I cant even think about 2020 rumours yet haha!
  9. JoBalls

    2019 Headliners

    Cheers! Macca I'd love to see. Seen The Cure and not worried about seeing them again so would probably go to something else. How come Elton John's not on the list? Isn't he on a massive farewell tour at that time? Ruled out already?
  10. JoBalls

    2019 Headliners

    Can someone who's been here for the last 256 pages provide a quick recap? Who's rumoured, who's ruled out?
  11. JoBalls

    2019 TICKET CHAT

    Maybe the solution is that you have to put in the registration number for the lead booker in your group to be able to access the holding page - therefore meaning that each person can only try on one device. It would mean that the servers would not get quite so overloaded and therefore those who were lucky enough to get through would hopefully not get booted off. This way it still benefits people to be organised and get into a group of six (as then you’d effectively have six people trying for you) but it would significantly reduce the number of hits on the site and I assume would therefore make it more stable.
  12. JoBalls

    2019 TICKET CHAT

    I agree. I don’t think there is a single perfectly fair way to run the sale but at least the current system rewards the people who are willing to make an effort above those who can’t get organised/can’t be arsed to get out of bed.
  13. JoBalls

    The "I'm Going to Glastonbury 2019" thread

    We are in!! Was absolutely brutal this year though, we only got through for half our group. The resale is gonna get a hammering this year I think!
  14. JoBalls

    T-Day - Fair ticket sales within groups

    Come on GCSE maths skills, it’s your moment to shine... 😂
  15. JoBalls

    T-Day - Fair ticket sales within groups

    I know, also to compound the issue the three couples are all related... I’m going to try and work it out so that it’s fair but it’s impossible to make it 100% equal... There’s 7 people: A & B are a couple, C & D are a couple, E & F are a couple. G is single but is friends with A & B; he knows C, D, E & F but not really enough to go to Glastonbury with them if A & B don’t get tickets. Everyone is agreed that we should maximise the number of people that are bought tickets in the first round, and that going to a 3 and a 4 split is not an option. As far as I see it, the only way to do it is for C, D, E & F to buy for themselves plus A & B if they get through first and then get G on the second round through. Then A, B and G can buy for themselves plus one other couple if they get through first and do the other couple on the second route through. As I say it’s not 100% fair because it means A & B always get through first off, but I genuinely can’t see how else to do it? Any thoughts? Surely there’s some people on here that love a good puzzler... 😂