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9 hours ago, tevaburger said:

with all due respect to you guypj i think a lot on here had those two in '13 as 'worst' and 'best' of 2013 (Stones in it's own league of course)

(p.s. - i'm seeing Pearl Jam in Seattle this summer!)

You bloody star.. Lucky star I'm sooooooo jealous that will be a fantastic gig in there home town.. 

I'm genuinely made up for you you will have a blast old son.... 

You doing London as well old son 

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On 15/04/2018 at 8:45 PM, GETOFFAMYLAWN said:

16 was my favourite year. There was a blitz spirit going on with Brexit and the mudpocalypse both giving us their worst. The crowds were all pretty great, felt like everybody who turned up to a set was committed, 0% rubberneckers. The sets I saw were all a lot more varied across genre than most years. I didn't get the shits. And it was all topped off on Sunday night by one of my all time favourite bands triumphantly returning with a set better than I could've expected.

At CG points out, that Dakhabrakha set was one for the history books as well.

I'm a bit late but you have a proper point there. Giving me flashbacks. One of my favourites.

Was working, so went with low expectations. Also petrified of using public transport to get there for the first time. And we all knew the site was a mud bath before we got there.

Got the train to the bus in London easily. Got my shifts. Reasonably easy job spot and only working night was for Adele. I had a "determined to enjoy this" vibe from then on.

I would have tried to swap shifts for Muse. They didn't disappoint (stage show directed by the same bloke who directed The Wall reboot). Matt Bellamy could do with learning some crowd banter though. They lost the crowd more than once. Then I found myself inside the big circle that had formed around the guy with a guy on his shoulders with a flare above his shoulders. It all felt a bit wicker man to me.

Not sure if you meant Coldplay or not by "favourite band triumphantly returning" :lol:.

By no means a band I would call myself "in to" but they made that field look the greatest I've ever seen it. I knew they had that tech and had imagined what it may look like, but to see it on such a grand scale? Better than I'd expected.

Then they brought out Barry Gibb. Now. I grew up with the album Saturday Night Fever.I could waffle on about why I love that album, but I'm waffling already.

Great Set is the point. Visual wise. Theatrical wise. Not just about the music.

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Though as Radiohead's set went on it also had a similar transformative effect on the Pyramid field.

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How many peeps were grooving to Dakabraka? You, Lawn and a dog in a kit?

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13 hours ago, Huckleberry Finn said:

personal preference isn't it? Some [not me] may even consider 2016 a write-off given the weather, which made enjoying some sets difficult.

You just have to get on with it when the weather is bad. The plus side was that a lot of the difficult areas to get to due to mud were empty. The great food places in the markets had no queues, kedgeree, fish curry, coffee, smokehouse etc, it was easy to get a good spot in West Holts, Avalon Bar wasn't as busy etc. 

Anyway when was the last "classic" headline set at the festival? One that will be remembered?

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12 minutes ago, Wooderson said:

How many peeps were grooving to Dakabraka? You, Lawn and a dog in a kit?

I think Mardy was also in the house, acting as Ambassador for Russia.

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Yeah probably Delly Welly and then before that The Stones. Could've been Kanye but nah. Crowd was too small for Metallica. 

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Don't think I'm alone on this forum thinking the Radiohead show last year was something utterly beguiling and transcendent. Just thinking there about the opening to "Everything in its Right Place" has given me the shivers. Take me back. Now.

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I've said it before and i'll say it again... that Stevie Wonder set was the best I've seen at the festival in my 11 years of going.

Up until last year 2010 was the best weather i'd experienced on the farm and I think Stevie coupled with the weather just made that Sunday night euphoric.

The atmosphere was incredible. 

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28 minutes ago, JoeyT said:

I've said it before and i'll say it again... that Stevie Wonder set was the best I've seen at the festival in my 11 years of going.

Up until last year 2010 was the best weather i'd experienced on the farm and I think Stevie coupled with the weather just made that Sunday night euphoric.

The atmosphere was incredible. 

Stevie was incredible, yep.  A joyous one off.

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3 hours ago, The Nal said:

 

Anyway when was the last "classic" headline set at the festival? One that will be remembered?

The Stones (although Adele was close), before that Blur.

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13 hours ago, Wooderson said:

How many peeps were grooving to Dakabraka? You, Lawn and a dog in a kit?

Just the true cognoscenti 

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1 hour ago, GETOFFAMYLAWN said:

Just the true cognoscenti 

Indeed. The dog in the kit really enjoyed it.

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One from each year

Blur, Pyramid '09

Levellers, Glade '10

Rolling Stones, Pyramid '13

Lionel Richie, Pyramid '15

Chvrches, Other'16

Kate Tempest, West Holts '17

(2017 was really hard.  Honourable mention to Justice closing the Sunday with the eFests massive :)

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On 4/17/2018 at 10:08 AM, Wooderson said:

"Everything in its Right Place" has given me the shivers.

That was the moment it clicked across the whole field.

Stones was probably the most recent bona fide classic though.

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From my five years.

2011- Pulp (The Park)

2013-  Bobby Womack (West Holts)

            Chic (West Holts)

             Charles Bradley (Pussy Parlure)

             Rolling Stones (Pyramid)

  2015 - Patti Smith (Pyramid)

              Public Service Broadcasting (Glade)

              Alabama 3 (Glade)

2016     LCD Soundsystem (Other)

2017     Flaming Lips (Park)

               Songhoy Blues (Park)

 

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On 17/04/2018 at 8:59 AM, Wooderson said:

How many peeps were grooving to Dakabraka? You, Lawn and a dog in a kit?

Hey - there's at least 10 of us, by the look of this. 

And a lot of rain.

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34 minutes ago, Fishman said:

Hey - there's at least 10 of us, by the look of this. 

And a lot of rain.

Daka.jpg

I was listening to it from the WH bar.  Loved Vince Staples after them.

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If you watch the clip the crowd is pretty decent for the circumstances.

Syrian Lads - Christine & The Queens -Dakha - Vince - ZZ Top - Ronnie Spector - Stormzy - Nao - Protoje

is a good day's work in my book.

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1 hour ago, CaledonianGonzo said:

If you watch the clip the crowd is pretty decent for the circumstances.

Syrian Lads - Christine & The Queens -Dakha - Vince - ZZ Top - Ronnie Spector - Stormzy - Nao - Protoje

is a good day's work in my book.

Site was shellshocked though mate. I get that loadsa peeps enjoyed '16 but i've not been to a fest where more people have told me it was a bummer.

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10 minutes ago, Wooderson said:

Site was shellshocked though mate. I get that loadsa peeps enjoyed '16 but i've not been to a fest where more people have told me it was a bummer.

You didn't speak to this guy in 2005!

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Or the tens of thousands who didn't go in 2008 as a result of 2007.

Weather was hardly ideal in 2016 but it only rained once or twice during the day time. Was just mud really. But we're well used to that by now. 

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All anyone I was with was talking about (maybe Mardy can concur?) was Brexit that day.

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