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13 hours ago, paulwa said:

After this year’s festival, I would love to hear about two things from people:

1. The act you weren’t expecting much of, who blew you away. 
2. The act you had high expectations of, who didn’t live up to it. 
 

I’m thinking Sleaford Mods might fit no.1 for me, with Squid fulfilling no.2, but we shall see!

How's that work? You're expecting Squid not to live up to your high expectations? So your expectations are actually low, and if they're not very good they will have lived up to your expectation.

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1 minute ago, snipe said:

Is this the busiest the EOTR forum has been? I feel like the last few years you'd get maybe a page a week if you were lucky.   

I'm eager for any gossip or chatter about EOTR this year, so hitting F5 every few minutes now...

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Probably just a case of there being a lot to talk about over and above usual festival chat - lots of line up changes and other Covid related uncertainty to keep track of.

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Maybe. Its a bit longer (85 versus 58 pages) than what became the main thread in 2019 but we've had an extra year to make it so. It's pleasantly busy this week though! I love the speculation and anticipation the week before that we're all feeling 😊

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3 hours ago, The Nal said:

Squid are great fun live. 3 or 4 absolute bangers and high energy aswell. 

It looks like the may be clashing with Field Music which is a major bummer. 

Squid were fantastic at GM, and packed out the Walled Garden stage. A SIGNIFICANT moshpit. Maybe because it was a surprise set (but not much of a surprise) they played quite a few new songs in their 45 minute slot (e.g. no Cleaner) but it received a brilliant reception. And they sounded very tight, nothing rusty about it whatsoever. Can't wait.

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1 minute ago, changingman said:

Still have a sneaking suspicion Nick Cave will open the Friday on the woods. Maybe a Idiot Prayer style grand piano set. Relatively easy to set up, he's 20 minutes down the road anyway. 

You know it makes sense. 😂

Nah.

It’s a Portishead reunion and a Daft Punk secret set in the Cider Bus.

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3 minutes ago, riverlodge said:

Squid were fantastic at GM, and packed out the Walled Garden stage. A SIGNIFICANT moshpit. Maybe because it was a surprise set (but not much of a surprise) they played quite a few new songs in their 45 minute slot (e.g. no Cleaner) but it received a brilliant reception. And they sounded very tight, nothing rusty about it whatsoever. Can't wait.

I only caught the second half of their set and couldn't really get near enough to enjoy it properly. Did Martha Skye Murphy join them for Narrator? They finished with that at Latitude and it was a level above an already impressive set. 

I'm hoping MSM will pop up at EotR due that reason. That's why she's one of my picks for a surprise slot. 

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2 hours ago, xxialac said:

Didn't it used to be buried on the site under Other UK festivals or similar?

Yea, like Green Man is...about time this became one less click too.

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1 hour ago, Tomos_ said:

Did anyone catch Hen Ogledd at Green Man? If so, how was it?

I did; it was pretty weird for me as I had no clue what they were about; I'd seen Richard Dawson earlier in the day and was looking forward to it. Was a really good fun vibe down the front; really enjoyed it.

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2 hours ago, Tomos_ said:

Did anyone catch Hen Ogledd at Green Man? If so, how was it?

Is that a new variant of bird flu? 😉

Seriously though I'm looking forward to them, particularly like "Trouble". Not quite getting Richard Dawson on his own yet though...

From today's research into the smaller bands, I'm enjoying Oldboy a lot - anyone seen them before?

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12 minutes ago, Drutt said:

From today's research into the smaller bands, I'm enjoying Oldboy a lot - anyone seen them before?

What’ve you seen/heard of them? I’ve only found a few snippets on Instagram. There are several acts with the same name on Spotify etc but I don’t think any of them are the right one.

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Intriguing... Not many clues in the eotr description: ("We don’t know much about oldboy but what we do know they rule.") At least I'm forewarned it may not be what I'm expecting! 

Shame as I'm trying to hunt down a few more bands that will get my toes tapping rather than chin scratching... Melin Melyn fitting the bill. Any recommendations for more smaller "uplifting" acts welcome...

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3 hours ago, JHad said:

I only caught the second half of their set and couldn't really get near enough to enjoy it properly. Did Martha Skye Murphy join them for Narrator? They finished with that at Latitude and it was a level above an already impressive set. 

I'm hoping MSM will pop up at EotR due that reason. That's why she's one of my picks for a surprise slot. 

Dunno about GM but she did join them at Latitude. Squid were also very good there. And MSM was good on the piano stage in 2019.

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9 hours ago, Tomos_ said:

Did anyone catch Hen Ogledd at Green Man? If so, how was it?

I really enjoyed their set.

They were down to a 3 piece because Rhodri was Covid isolating so there was a bit of improvisation going on but they were clearly having a good time and that seemed to transmit itself to the audience. 

Hopefully back to full strength for EOTR. 

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