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15 minutes ago, pilton digger said:

Did we try to persuade you to volunteer to marshall at the Festival Run while you were at the fete? 2 lunatics in fluorescent t shirts by the raffle stall.

Living it large in Somerset.  There was cake and cider.

Excellent was was that you . I gave you my deets yesterday but I’ll have to check .I had a black Working cocker with me. 

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1 hour ago, pilton digger said:

Did we try to persuade you to volunteer to marshall at the Festival Run while you were at the fete? 2 lunatics in fluorescent t shirts by the raffle stall.

Living it large in Somerset.  There was cake and cider.

Are you looking for volunteers to marshall? Happy to help if i can where do i get the details! Seriously missing being on the farm in my high viz! 

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3 hours ago, Ayrshire Chris said:

Finally arrived home after a 450 mile drive. Worth it though, the party was great. Would have been home a few hours earlier but it was so nice first thing this morning we opted to climb the Tor and pray to the ticket gods for the forthcoming ticket sale! 

And may the ticket gods shine favourably upon you for making the pilgrimage to the hallowed ground . 

Glad you home safe dude , see you back in June 🙂

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9 hours ago, funkychick2007 said:

Are you looking for volunteers to marshall? Happy to help if i can where do i get the details! Seriously missing being on the farm in my high viz! 

Yes yes please. We are looking for volunteers. If you email us on thefestivalrun@gmail.com with your contact email and phone number we will add you to our team and let you know what’s what. Basically You will be needed around 9am to 1 . 

We would really appreciate the help😄

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13 hours ago, pilton digger said:

Did we try to persuade you to volunteer to marshall at the Festival Run while you were at the fete? 2 lunatics in fluorescent t shirts by the raffle stall.

Living it large in Somerset.  There was cake and cider.

Hello!

yes you did indeed, it was lovely to talk to you.

we are on the last stage of our trip, just about to hit the road home.

really hoping we will be able to help out with the marshalling, would love to get back down here again! 😀

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Supergrass & Wolf Alice both excellent but, my God, that was the worst crowd I think I have ever experienced at any gig or festival I have ever been to.

Had to move so many times before finding a place in Wolf Alice where I wasn't surrounded by people just shouting/chanting at each other throughout, drinking games, facing the wrong way, having loud conversations as if the music was a distraction.   It was proper dickhead central, very odd.

Anyway, Supergrass were really tight - smashed through 11 hits in a row as if they'd never been away.  I'd have liked a few bonus tracks from the later records but I suppose they still want us to buy tour tickets!

Wolf Alice were really, really good and deserving of a much better crowd.   Hope the Other Stage headliner rumours are true for 2020.

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Lovely event, really pleased I went.

Supergrass were brilliant. Went to their last UK gig at Brixton and sounded just as good on Friday night.

Wolf Alice were good.....  but...... we were near the front, and as mentioned before, the number of talkers. During the quieter couple of WA songs you could barely here it. Like I said, this was near the front. Can understand it further back. Nevermind.

 

Would definitely go again though.

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59 minutes ago, FakeEmpire said:

Had to move so many times before finding a place in Wolf Alice where I wasn't surrounded by people just shouting/chanting at each other throughout, drinking games, facing the wrong way, having loud conversations as if the music was a distraction.   It was proper dickhead central, very odd.

that's pretty standard at PP. I guess it's a consequence of having the best bands in the world play in your backyard.

Years ago Starsailor stopped mid-set and gave the crowd some abuse for ignoring them and chatting. The crowd pretty much ignored the abuse too. :lol: 

(in the end Stairsailor got their heads down and played a decent set, and got the crowd's attention that way).

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The Pilton Party is always a pretty messy affair but I reckon the wrong band headlined; reminded me of the year Massive Attack headlined... the clue's in the name Pilton PARTY!

 We had a great time!

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1 hour ago, FakeEmpire said:

Supergrass & Wolf Alice both excellent but, my God, that was the worst crowd I think I have ever experienced at any gig or festival I have ever been to.

Had to move so many times before finding a place in Wolf Alice where I wasn't surrounded by people just shouting/chanting at each other throughout, drinking games, facing the wrong way, having loud conversations as if the music was a distraction.   It was proper dickhead central, very odd.

Anyway, Supergrass were really tight - smashed through 11 hits in a row as if they'd never been away.  I'd have liked a few bonus tracks from the later records but I suppose they still want us to buy tour tickets!

Wolf Alice were really, really good and deserving of a much better crowd.   Hope the Other Stage headliner rumours are true for 2020.

Moved once ourselves for that reason during supergrass but wasn't too bothered. 

We were at the summer in the park in Glasgow recently and the organisers had put up very polite notices asking folk to ‘not conduct loud conversations during performances or move to the rear of the crowd’. This is always a problem during acoustic sets. 

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9 hours ago, eFestivals said:

that's pretty standard at PP. I guess it's a consequence of having the best bands in the world play in your backyard.

Years ago Starsailor stopped mid-set and gave the crowd some abuse for ignoring them and chatting. The crowd pretty much ignored the abuse too. :lol: 

(in the end Stairsailor got their heads down and played a decent set, and got the crowd's attention that way).

Yeah and this is kind of the thing isnt it cos people do that at all gigs now and any band worth their salt should be able to shut them up and make them listen by performing a blinding set.

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On ‎9‎/‎9‎/‎2019 at 6:16 AM, deebeedoobee said:

Yes yes please. We are looking for volunteers. If you email us on thefestivalrun@gmail.com with your contact email and phone number we will add you to our team and let you know what’s what. Basically You will be needed around 9am to 1 . 

We would really appreciate the help😄

What date is this again See if I am around to help then I can email the adress

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I blame the beak.  It makes dull people think they are interesting and entertaining.

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19 hours ago, Pinhead said:

Yeah and this is kind of the thing isnt it cos people do that at all gigs now and any band worth their salt should be able to shut them up and make them listen by performing a blinding set.

I go to plenty of gigs, and most people are not like this at most gigs or even festivals. I think putting the blame on the band for not grabbing the audience's attention excuses the selfish impoliteness of those who disregard the enjoyment of those around them to talk shite. Loudly.

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12 minutes ago, fred quimby said:

What date is this again See if I am around to help then I can email the adress

Sunday 20th October

thanks for thinking about this

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I think it does happen to some extent at most gigs and festivals, but I've never seen it to this level before.   The band were very much a distraction for people who just wanted to have very loud chats about what Maisie said to Darren.

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On 9/8/2019 at 4:09 PM, Chubby Dude in a Tiny Car said:

One thing I did notice, especially on the way out (rather obviously I guess) was that there were some properly fucked up people.

There was a woman who was asleep with here head in a bin, rubbish precariously stacked above her, fair play. 

Talkers were an issue but I still enjoyed myself. 

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I keep coming across people in this Thread I didn't bump into ... I think,  :) maybe a good thing as I might have been a talker otherwise 

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On 9/9/2019 at 7:55 PM, Pinhead said:

Yeah and this is kind of the thing isnt it cos people do that at all gigs now and any band worth their salt should be able to shut them up and make them listen by performing a blinding set.

it's nothing to do with 'now'.

The crowd at Pilton Party have been like this for at least the last 20 years. 

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15 hours ago, FakeEmpire said:

I think it does happen to some extent at most gigs and festivals, but I've never seen it to this level before.   The band were very much a distraction for people who just wanted to have very loud chats about what Maisie said to Darren.

What did Maisie say to Darren?

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1 hour ago, Neville Street said:

What did Maisie say to Darren?

"I didn't know who one of the bands were going to be, so unsurprisingly I'm not invested in their performance"

Unusually self aware for an inane chatter is Maisie.

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1 hour ago, stuartbert two hats said:

"I didn't know who one of the bands were going to be, so unsurprisingly I'm not invested in their performance"

Unusually self aware for an inane chatter is Maisie.

To be fair, talkers weren't really a problem in Supergrass - the problem was with Wolf Alice.  If you pay £40 to see a band and don't want to be invested in their performance, that's absolutely fine by me, just try not to be TOO much of a dickhead to the people who do want to see the band.

Btw, Maisie apparently said to Darren that if he doesn't stop taking so much coke, she'll be making him piss in a cup in front of her 4 times a week. Very specific.

 

 

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I suspect most people paid £30 to go to a party, Wolf Alice are not a party band as evidenced by the poor ticket sales for an event that usually sells out sharpish, they were a lull between the upbeat Supegrass set and the DJ at the end.

We go most years, see the same friends and always have a great time; the music is, to a large extent, secondary... the primary mission is to party!

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