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18 minutes ago, Threestripes said:

Aye

After 2 years the festival which is supposed to be for older guys like me has moved on to pop acts for kids.

Fair enough we move on....

Hope everyone that’s going enjoys there weekend.

Was 2017 really a lineup for ‘older guys like you’? It seems to have little difference to the lineup nowadays to me - even the Radiohead day had Rag’n’Bone Man.

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1 minute ago, dentalplan said:

Was 2017 really a lineup for ‘older guys like you’? It seems to have little difference to the lineup nowadays to me - even the Radiohead day had Rag’n’Bone Man.

When the festival started GE said it was for a older more mature crowd in the city centre 

So aye that would include me.

 

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I’m happier having TRNSMT for a more pop audience and the older acts playing Summer Sessions/Kelvingrove. The lineup for The Cure’s day at Summer Sessions is outstanding, I’d much prefer that than having Gerry Cinnamon and The Kooks added in to make the day more widely appealing. It’s a similar situation for having two nights of The National at Kelvingrove rather than watching them play an hour to a fairly bored crowd waiting for Van McCann and the lads.

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57 minutes ago, Threestripes said:

When the festival started GE said it was for a older more mature crowd in the city centre 

So aye that would include me.

 

Relative to TITP, ‘older and more mature’ meant 20 years-old and not smashing any old powder up yer nose.

But again, when you saw the first lineup for TRNSMT you should have seen that it wasn’t going to be what you thought, and every passing year being the same shouldn’t continue to surprise you.

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1 hour ago, dentalplan said:

Relative to TITP, ‘older and more mature’ meant 20 years-old and not smashing any old powder up yer nose.

But again, when you saw the first lineup for TRNSMT you should have seen that it wasn’t going to be what you thought, and every passing year being the same shouldn’t continue to surprise you.

In fairness, Radiohead headlining is a bit of an anomaly compared to every other headliner. 

Kingclawler also makes a good point - with GSS and Kelvingrove and SWG3 you have a wide range of places in Glasgow u can see bands you want which are more to your tastes. Makes sense leaving trnsmt for a younger more pop audience.

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4 minutes ago, didinowanttohearthat said:

In fairness, Radiohead headlining is a bit of an anomaly compared to every other headliner. 

Not that much though. They’d have headlined TITP no trouble.

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TRNSMT wouldn't have got a licence if they'd said they were bringing the TiTP format to Glasgow. The bad press it was getting would have got a solid no. So they pretended they were aiming at the older audience. Situation normal now. I enjoyed the Radiohead and Queen days, I really doubt they'll book something I'd go to now. Looking forward to my 1st GSS this year too.

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22 hours ago, didinowanttohearthat said:

Since I've been going in 2013 T has never claimed a sell out, before that I'm pretty sure it genuinely was a sell out.

 

True, near the end of T they definitely exaggerated stuff like adding their daily numbers together to claim a Glastonbury size crowd but claiming a sell out when it isn't seems a bit pointless. 

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3 hours ago, didinowanttohearthat said:

In fairness, Radiohead headlining is a bit of an anomaly compared to every other headliner. 

Kingclawler also makes a good point - with GSS and Kelvingrove and SWG3 you have a wide range of places in Glasgow u can see bands you want which are more to your tastes. Makes sense leaving trnsmt for a younger more pop audience.

I think it should be possible to have a (preferable camping) festival in Scotland that caters to everyone and not just Clyde 1 listeners, there are still loads of great acts playing festivals like Glastonbury, APE, Parklife and Blue Dot this summer that have bypassed Scotland completely.   

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3 hours ago, dentalplan said:

Not that much though. They’d have headlined TITP no trouble.

probs not in the latter years, 2017 trnsmt defo seemed a bit of a shift with the Radiohead booking imo.

 

1 minute ago, addicted2noise said:

I think my main issue it should be possible to have a (preferable camping) festival in Scotland that caters to everyone and not just Clyde 1 listeners, there are still loads of great acts playing festivals like Glastonbury, APE, Parklife and Blue Dot this summer that have bypassed Scotland completely.   

Yeah I miss T too it was great at the time but they fucked it themselves and aren't gonna go back with trnsmt selling so well.

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38 minutes ago, addicted2noise said:

I think it should be possible to have a (preferable camping) festival in Scotland that caters to everyone and not just Clyde 1 listeners, there are still loads of great acts playing festivals like Glastonbury, APE, Parklife and Blue Dot this summer that have bypassed Scotland completely.   

What about Belladrum? Or that new Playground Festival? They may not be big now but I guess nothing big is gonna happen in Scotland as far as camping festivals go until it’s proven that there’s a responsible audience for it.

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Turns out I’ll be in Glasgow this afternoon for a pint. 

Did today sell out ? Might have been tempted.....

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1 hour ago, didinowanttohearthat said:

He said both can co exist.

Lieing bassa.....

I wish someone with cash would start a massive festival up here and put that lot of business.

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2 hours ago, Threestripes said:

Mates daughter is there said the city centre is absolute carnage with pissed up young team.

Am getting jealous:)

Wait till sunday :) 

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It looked rammed. Fair play they've done well selling it to the young team. Looking at that I'd have felt like a pedophile walking round the festival.

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1 hour ago, iforaneye said:

Wonder how Gerry Cinnamon feels being the one that sold all the tickets yet getting bumped down from the headliner slot by a less popular act.

Ended up picking up a ticket outside. It is what it is. 

I felt very old and unlike T the young crew were getting served at the bar.

Saw Gerry in 40 min slot at Kendal last year and thought he was quite good. Obvious tonight he doesn’t have the songs for a 75 minute slot. Getting the crowd to chant “stevie stevie” to fill time every time he changed guitar was a bit crap.

Stormzys gospel sit down section was as big a lead balloon as I’ve seen. 

Good night though and the weather set fair for the rest of the weekend. The young team were having a blast.

Bit of an exodus between Gerry and Stormzy.

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They would have been hesitant about having someone with one short album as a headliner. I see no problem with that. And I doubt Gerry Cinnamon gave a fuck given it's far and away the biggest gig he's ever played.

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5 hours ago, Comfy Bean said:

Ended up picking up a ticket outside. It is what it is. 

I felt very old and unlike T the young crew were getting served at the bar.

Saw Gerry in 40 min slot at Kendal last year and thought he was quite good. Obvious tonight he doesn’t have the songs for a 75 minute slot. Getting the crowd to chant “stevie stevie” to fill time every time he changed guitar was a bit crap.

Stormzys gospel sit down section was as big a lead balloon as I’ve seen. 

Good night though and the weather set fair for the rest of the weekend. The young team were having a blast.

Bit of an exodus between Gerry and Stormzy.

End of the day, get on stage, play your stuff, forget the dreary bollocks and off you pop.

Gerry's 5 minutes of fame will end, someone posted a video of the atmosphere in the John Peel tent for Belter at Glastonbury....that crowd would have lapped it up if he was talking about about a shit, definitely not one of the I wish I didn't miss it moments.

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18 hours ago, Threestripes said:

He said both can co exist.

Lieing bassa.....

I wish someone with cash would start a massive festival up here and put that lot of business.

I agree, I wish Live Nation would just overrule DF and put on their own camping festival. They would probably do much better than whatever their current deal is.

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2 hours ago, DomDom1984 said:

They would have been hesitant about having someone with one short album as a headliner. I see no problem with that. And I doubt Gerry Cinnamon gave a fuck given it's far and away the biggest gig he's ever played.

Agreed. If they gave him 90mins he’d need to tell a few jokes to pad out the time. 

 

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3 hours ago, DomDom1984 said:

They would have been hesitant about having someone with one short album as a headliner. I see no problem with that. And I doubt Gerry Cinnamon gave a fuck given it's far and away the biggest gig he's ever played.

Stormzy has one album too though and Gerry's has done better.

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