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Which Was Your Favorite Year?

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This year will be my 23rd on the bounce. 

2003 a was highlight. amazing weather, great lineup and the last year camping was easy, in that you could park 10 mins away and set up your tent 3-4 mins from the arena on the Friday AM

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Remember 2005 really well too, although this may have been due as much to the horror of 2004 as the great line up, with Kasabian and Bloc Party both headlining the tent, perhaps at their peaks, with Arcade Fire too, pretty much at their's.

2004 was the last year I camped, which had the worst lineup and weather I can remember

 

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^as much as people like to shit on 2004 I liked that year, The Darkness were the biggest band in the country at that point and White Stripes & Green Day were fucking great headliners. There's was some shit on the undercard like 50 Cent (who only lasted a song and abit) and Morrisey which didn't fit but there were plenty of festival crowd pleasers like Ash, Streets, Jurassic 5, Hives, Placebo etc and Libertines & Distillers were at their height of popularity to stack it. The highlight for me was seeing The 5 6 7 8's, that song was fucking everywhere at the time.  

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Some line-ups will look worse through history's telescope, but what 2004 had were a lot of acts like VonBondies and The Stills who were hot bookings at the time in an indie scene still in love with itself. The booking of Scene God Morrissey made so much sense in the placement he got. The crowd prior was electric in anticipation, but once he came out blasting the classic How Soon Is Now to minimal reaction it was a straight nose dive into solo material, for a crowd who came to say they were there, and to hear the songs they know from the indie disco.

I had a great time at everything though! I hammered my way round the Leeds site until I quite literally passed out watching Dirty Sanchez on the late tent.

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2010 will always be my favourite year for personal reasons,  and the lineup also had some tremendous highlights:

- Having got into the Libertines after they imploded, seeing them live was a dream that became a reality. 

- Arcade Fire are one of my favourite bands and their headline set was incredible. Zero shits given that the crowd was a bit sparse! 

- Saw Blink 182 live for the first time, a big deal for me as they were a favourite of mine in my teens. 

- Biffy played a fantastic sunset slot on the main stage, last time I saw them before they became headline-sized. 

- Awesome set from Weezer. I still chuckle at the Wheatus cover. 

- TDCC got my weekend going early on the NME stage. Hadn’t really heard of them before that afternoon but have been a big fan ever since. 

Phoenix, Mumford, Foals, Cribs, Maccabees and Gaslight were all memorable as well. Just a fantastic weekend! 

 

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For the years I’ve been got to hand it to 2017 two headliners who truly felt like a massive deal to watch (Eminem and muse), kasabian put on a great show regardless of me not being a huge fan. Weather was outstanding and Giggs bringing drake out was a special moment.

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In terms of years I've been then 2010. So many great sets in one year Arcade Fire, Weezer, QOTSA, the return of the Libs, Pulled Apart By Horses, Gaslight. Axl on the megaphone was great comedy too. 

If I had a time machine and could go to any year, it'd be 1995 for me. Just perfection. 

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4 minutes ago, Chinaski_ said:

 

If I had a time machine and could go to any year, it'd be 1995 for me. Just perfection. 

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On 2/27/2019 at 1:52 PM, jump said:

^as much as people like to shit on 2004 I liked that year, The Darkness were the biggest band in the country at that point and White Stripes & Green Day were fucking great headliners. There's was some shit on the undercard like 50 Cent (who only lasted a song and abit) and Morrisey which didn't fit but there were plenty of festival crowd pleasers like Ash, Streets, Jurassic 5, Hives, Placebo etc and Libertines & Distillers were at their height of popularity to stack it. The highlight for me was seeing The 5 6 7 8's, that song was fucking everywhere at the time.  

Shits all over the last five years or so too. 

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2010 in terms of the line up and the weekend as a whole, but 2000, 2001, 2007, 2011, 2013, 2014 and 2017 also all had really good moments for me! 

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On 3/18/2019 at 9:56 AM, thetime said:

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I've only been going since 2015, but 2017 was my fav. Only year all of our group went and vividly remember how nice the weather was sat at the campsite waiting for Eminem on the Sunday- and then how good his set was too. Think either this year or 2015 have been the best in terms of lineup, loved Metallica in 15

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