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I'd like to watch / listen to this story, but the Birmingham showing (nearest to me) is on the day of my wedding anniversary,, and I don't think the misses will be up for celebrating it by watching this. Will have to wait until it's down loadable. 

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8 hours ago, jyoung said:

Do they hate the north west?

That was close to my initial thought!

Sheffield would be (probably closest) to me at a 1.5/2 hour drive so I will be skipping it.

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Watched it at the festival last year, it was surprisingly good

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22 hours ago, jyoung said:

Do they hate the north west?

exactly my thought.

I saw a rough cut last year. Highly recommend it.  Amazing footage and funny as hell.

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When was it first at the festival? The last year was, what, 2004? 2005? 

Was it that good? My instinct is to say it was miles better than the current SE corner, but is that just rose tinted specs? I cant remember that much about it really. I might have played ping pong v the devil there one year though. Not sure.

 

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On 3/28/2018 at 12:30 PM, jyoung said:

Do they hate the north west?

Yeah, it does seem a bit odd. If there was a screening in the Stockport/Manchester area I'd definitely go. I might go to the one in York - I used to go to that cinema back in my student days, when it was an Odeon, so I'm interested to see it in its new guise.

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12 minutes ago, russycarps said:

When was it first at the festival? The last year was, what, 2004? 2005? 

Was it that good? My instinct is to say it was miles better than the current SE corner, but is that just rose tinted specs? I cant remember that much about it really. I might have played ping pong v the devil there one year though. Not sure.

 

I think that'd very much be rose tinted specs to be honest. A lot of the attraction back then was that it would have been fairly unique - there wasn't really anything else like it at Glastonbury at the time, and none of the other mainstream festivals were doing anything even close.

From my memory, there really wasn't much to it compared to what we have now - if you transplanted Lost Vagueness from 2002-04 into the modern festival, there'd be huge complaints about how little there was to do, and in terms of what it offered it was absolutely eclipsed by Trash City in it's final year (2007). But then you didn't have half as many people automatically heading for the area as soon as the main stages stopped so the expectations were different.

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28 minutes ago, russycarps said:

When was it first at the festival? The last year was, what, 2004? 2005? 

the first could be measured by a number of different things. I think the last was 2007.

 

28 minutes ago, russycarps said:

Was it that good? My instinct is to say it was miles better than the current SE corner, but is that just rose tinted specs? I cant remember that much about it really. I might have played ping pong v the devil there one year though. Not sure.

it was a bit too much no-substance compared to the offerings now.

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Yeah, compared to now it was miniscule, but somehow the way it felt less organised and more spontaneous was attractive over the current offering in the SE. More theatre and less theme maybe?

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Oh and btw Neil - 2018 surely marks 20 years of eFests doesn't it? You doing anything to mark this monumental milestone?

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11 hours ago, Pinhead said:

Oh and btw Neil - 2018 surely marks 20 years of eFests doesn't it? You doing anything to mark this monumental milestone?

i planned to put some '20 years' stuff on the website header, but just ran out of time.  So no. 

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New(ish) Grauniad article on the film:  https://www.theguardian.com/music/2018/apr/28/leaving-lost-in-vagueness-glastonbury-pioneers-hedonism-documentary

 

Some great comments, my favourite, from 'Rodneybooze':

"I played there many times in the 80s, and there was always a lurking commentary about it becoming "too corporate". to an extent it's always been part of the trip; it's not cool enough just to be there, you have to be part of a really cool sib-set who 'really know what's going on', and remember it when it was just medieval brigands shoving mushrooms up dragons arses. For free."

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On 3/30/2018 at 7:57 AM, stuartbert two hats said:

Still time for "10 years of Stuartbert Two Hats as a member ( although he's been visiting on and off for 21 years)" on the site next year.

That prompted me to have a look at what date i joined the site...

April 25th 2008!

10 years strong. Roll on the next 10 B)

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Has anyone had their Kickstarter stuff yet? I had a message asking to message her if I wanted my video now rather than waiting until June (a year late), which I did, with no response.

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Lost Vagueness: the only place I've licked a live electric toaster being held through a window by a stripper.  I haven't been to the SE corner at night for 5 years as I've worked most nights since.  But not really knowing what to expect there (pre-festival internet spoilers were minimal then) was one of the biggest draws for me. 

PS I joined in December 2008 - Happy 10th year me!

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Not being a prude but surprised just how pornographic it became towards the end. Literally stumbled into a performance on the Sunday evening once which involved a dancer going down on a dildo, resulting in gasps from a few (mainly girlfriends)...

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