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  1. Quechua make some reasonably priced tents that are pretty popular at festivals. This look an almost exact match for your specification, you wouldn't want to be taking it to Everest Base Camp but should be fine for a traditional festival downpour? https://www.decathlon.co.uk/arpenaz-63-family-tent-6-man-id_8330639.html Decathlon are "always" doing offers so keep your eye out for discount codes and sales.
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    Nozstock vs Bearded ?

    Thanks mate, that image is plainly burned into my subconscious
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    Worst Headliner?

    The "Sausage Flag" year. *shudders* That "Outlaw Pete" track is rank awful but I rather enjoyed Brooooce.
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    What are you doing instead of Glastonbury this year?

    You were callous whether you intended it or not and got yourself red arrow from me as well. If you think a post is inappropriate report it to admin, it is their livelihoods and they police it as they see fit. Just glancing at your stats, 402 posts and -75 rating... Just over one post in five getting downvoted. Not great.
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    Worst Headliner?

    This was my experience of that set. I gave it half an hour and was so profoundly irritated by the screens with the oval window thing going on and perhaps the fleetest glimpse of a band member, reader, I walked off. I think it would be unfair to have a "worst" headliner 1. Because it is personal, witness the Kanye thing 2. Because if I'm not interested (Arctic Monkeys) or actively dislike a band (Ed Sheeran), I won't be there. I'll be somewhere else having the time of my life.
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    don't mess with the badgers

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    What are you doing instead of Glastonbury this year?

    Got talked into doing Cropredy as mate is a big Al Stewart fan from back in the day. Decent line up from a "folkie" point of view to be fair. Looking forward to seeing Levelers, Kate Rusby, Afro Celt Sound System in particular. My choice would have been Bearded Theory what with Percy playing, second choice would have been Beautiful Days especially with Vintage Trouble playing. Trying to make sure I see up and coming bands local to me as and when I can. Gigs under £20. Next year I hit an age with a zero on the end and if I miss Glasto tickets I hope to do both BT and BD festivals as I'm going to buy extra holidays from work. Life's too short.
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    Why don't they let this many people in any more?

    What those videos don't show is the amount of theft that went on, the almost total breakdown of toilet provision and sanitation. You just couldn't do that these days, the festival was on the cusp of very serious litigation just a year or two ago over the issue of urine polluting the streams and waterways of the land. This wasn't even considered back then, nature just sort of took care of it (eventually). We learn more about how to manage crowds through study of when things go wrong. Crowds behave in sometimes illogical ways, when judged against what an individual might do alone in similar circumstances. So we have the crush break in front of the Pyramid to ensure that the front does not become overloaded when the big hitters are playing. And a similar one at Other (though not as extensive). I don't know if they have done it recently but they used to close access to certain areas using security teams if that area is becoming over crowded. I think West Holts has been "closed off" as has Park and of course the flow into SE corner is managed with the "lanes". The operation is far more sophisticated, those times were great, sorry for those who missed them but they are gone. It would be great if everyone who wanted to come could come if we didn't have to sweat "Ticket Day". Ho hum.
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    Why don't they let this many people in any more?

    The site as it is now is pretty much in a bowl, you could extend westwards relatively easily I guess but if you make it too big (it's already quite a hike from one side to another) you create additional logistical problems.
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    Why don't they let this many people in any more?

    It's unlikely that the public transport infrastructure in Somerset could cope. This.
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    Why don't they let this many people in any more?

    Times change, that was then, this is now. For one thing, introducing another 50-100 thousand punters would mean that much more piss and shit to get rid of, more people to feed, even assuming you could manage the flow of those extra people around the site when you have one act that it seems everyone wants to see how do you stop the inevitable chaos getting into the SE corner when the main stages shut? Then there's the extra camping space needed, the extra traffic on already crowded roads, if the festival is to grow even bigger then you would have to do it incrementally over years and probably ensure that the extra punters arrive by public transport.
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    Scott Hutchison (Frightened Rabbit)

    Awful news, but not surprising when you read his final tweets. If you know someone with mental health problems reach out to them, the way in which we stigmatise and ignore these issues shames us all as a society. They should not feel alone. Rest now Scott. Peace and love to his family and friends.
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    Your favourite Glasto images

    A few from 2013 (I think) That happy moment, on site, trek completed weekend to look forward to. (That's not me, it's some old buffer who now masquerades as me in public) Dragon on the opening bonfire And I do enjoy a mooch round before everything gets started and here they are (I presume) testing the lighting rig on the Pyramid Stage Fallow years are shit aren't they?
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    New to you Music

    My word that is rather lovely! New to me too and I will be investigating further. Are you familiar with Max Richter? Not dissimilar. My humble offering though is slightly different False Lights "Crossing The Bar" from the album Salvor from 2015. LOVE the 2001 inspired video as well.