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1.3 million - does Michael Eavis know something we don't know ?

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Well this thread has made feel more optimistic about this year's up coming T-Day. 

My first Glastonbury was 2009 and I got tickets pretty easily for for 10 and 11 too. 2013 didn't apply and missed out on the resale, 2014 got nowhere at all. 2015/16/17 got in on the coach sale all on my phone on the commute home. My friends a wanted to get in the general sale in 17 and it was the first year I had ever blanked out on even getting the holding page.

Got everyone going for the coach sale first this year just to increase the chances of getting in.

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2 hours ago, CaledonianGonzo said:

I remember being absolutely freezing during the day at a couple of points, then shortly afterwards the temperature would soar 

I had that problem, really weird.  All of a sudden I'd be really hot and start sweating profusely, then have to lie down for 10 minutes, then I'd get really cold, and then I'd be fine after a milkshake. No idea what was going on there :lol:

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Just watched it. Pretty sure he was talking about his overdraft. 5000 at the time which is why he wanted to sell 5000 tickets.  Now it's 1.25 million . 

Edited by danmarks
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On 12 June 2018 at 3:28 PM, eFestivals said:

Yeah, I think you might be right with 2003. They might have gone on sale at midday, maybe?

All night is explained by the fact that some people were trying constantly for 2 nights. I was sat at my desk for nearly all that time as far as i recall.

Definitely for the 2004 festival. They went on sale in the evening iirc. Was at work on a night shift trying on phone and on line. Getting nowhere for hours. Noticed there was a scroll bar and scrolled down to see the international number. Dialled that and was in. Pretended I was working abroad (can you send it to my UK address please?). Wish I'd bought six. As someone else said I think it took 24 hours that year.

Sure it was for 2004 as I had a conversation with ME about it and he moaned about a certain band who played that year.

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33 minutes ago, danmarks said:

Just watched it. Pretty sure he was talking about his overdraft. 5000 at the time which is why he wanted to sell 5000 tickets.  Now it's 1.25 million . 

That makes sense. In fact it rings a bell, I think he's said as much before.

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36 minutes ago, danmarks said:

Just watched it. Pretty sure he was talking about his overdraft. 5000 at the time which is why he wanted to sell 5000 tickets.  Now it's 1.25 million .

Quite possibly :)

The documentary hasn't been shown yet so we don't know what the figure refers to.

My money was on number of registrations.

Hang on. You just watched it. It's not on 'till Thursday is it? Oh, do you mean the trailer? Doh!

Edit:

As for the odds of getting a ticket. My experience for the last seven has been alternate got one, not got one. SO that's fifty/fifty isn't it. ;).

 

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You can download it from sky arts on demand. (Well you could last night). Very much worth a watch and some big names doing the talking heads. Interesting but could be 3times as long to cover bits that are mentioned in passing.

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On 6/13/2018 at 10:44 PM, danmarks said:

Just watched it. Pretty sure he was talking about his overdraft. 5000 at the time which is why he wanted to sell 5000 tickets.  Now it's 1.25 million . 

Yep. I'm watching it now and that's what it's about. He mentions how Glastonbury was going to be the quickest way to clear his overdraft but it didn't work.

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If you run a business, with tight margins, and you take a year off; you are going to be looking at a financial cliff. The Eavisii are borrowing big time I would suggest. Still, they'll be back in the money next year.If they book Lauryn Hill, they'll be alright for sure.

 

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On 6/10/2018 at 7:56 AM, stuartbert two hats said:

What does this number refer to?

I believed the number to be how many people have actually registered to buy tickets. Would imagine though that a lot of them are redundant but still active.

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