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Where are all my short people? I can't see you........ 

5'6" here. Never seen anybody on stage without looking at a screen (and that was before the flag epidemic), but spent a lot of time reading the back of band t-shirts! 

Positives? At least I can get dressed standing up in my tent and have a lower centre of gravity after a few ciders :)

Any tips for the shortarses amongst us?

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5 foot 4 and never wear heels anywhere so I'm used to never seeing things. My main tip is if you really care about something get there early and get to the front. Works best for the small stages because I could never be one of the pushy types who forces there way to the front when other people have been there way longer. 

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5 ft 3. I've developed quite a skill of looking through the gaps over people's shoulders. At Blur in 2009 I stood on a horizontal glass bottle to gain a couple of inches.

I had a really good view at Radiohead in 2017 by being on the second barrier (with the big gap in front). I'd recommend that to any other shorties who want to see things! Otherwise watch the screens and enjoy the music.

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If we can land people on the moon in 1969 then surely we can organise ourselves in height order in 2019. Where’s the human progression gone to?  

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3 minutes ago, ian the worm said:

If we can land people on the moon in 1969 then surely we can organise ourselves in height order in 2019. Where’s the human progression gone to?  

One slight problem we don't become friends with people based on height. Otherwise it would be a really solid solution! 

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11 minutes ago, gigpusher said:

One slight problem we don't become friends with people based on height. Otherwise it would be a really solid solution! 

Call me shallow but I do. 

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1 minute ago, ian the worm said:

Call me shallow but I do. 

Wow you are so heightist 🤣

 

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ask the Tall people if you can get on their shoulders

 

 

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1 hour ago, gigpusher said:

Wow you are so heightist 🤣

 

It's the worrying return of Apart-Height

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You all need to move along to the tall people thread. 5ft 1 here. And genuinely considered taking a foot stool in the past 😝

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5'2, don't do heels so will have a sore neck from straining to see the acts all weekend as usual. I have developed a knack for politely squeezing my way forwards, finding bottles or clumps of mud to stand on (or getting there early for the acts I REALLY care about) - but the view is often easier if you stand further back. More boring though. Hate being stuck amongst people chatting when I want to be down the front with the people who are into it.

Always thought I'd like to set up my own festival - 'MidgetFest'. Essentially, a normal music festival except anyone over 5'6 has to stand behind a barrier and let all the shorties go to the front. Who's in?

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5'9" so on the shorter side, tend not to have too much trouble at gigs, can usually find a good spot and hold people off trying to wiggle in front, being a stocky centre forward has its benefits!

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Ok who is starting an "Us average height people" thread please?? 5'10 here and feeling left out :D

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