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Will Coronavirus lead to the cancellation of Glastonbury?

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  1. 1. Will it be cancelled?

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I feel like we need two of these threads like we do with the weather threads - the serious one and the NFCNFC (No f*cking Coronavirus, no f*cking compromise) one...

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I think maybe we all need a bit of perspective and to remember what is at stake here. I would love to be on the farm in June but life is about to dramatically change for almost all of us for an unspecified amount of time. Lives will be lost and livelihoods altered massively. Look out for each other and be kind x

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7 minutes ago, Andy0808 v5 said:

Seeing as this thread appears to be full of people constantly agreeing it’s done and getting cancelled, and you’ve managed to scare off anyone who wants to remain positive..

If you’d rather discuss who’d be subbing on the Pyramid or what happened to Royal Blood etc, then this is probably the wrong thread

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Just now, Joshuwarr said:

I think maybe we all need a bit of perspective and to remember what is at stake here. I would love to be on the farm in June but life is about to dramatically change for almost all of us for an unspecified amount of time. Lives will be lost and livelihoods altered massively. Look out for each other and be kind x

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1 minute ago, JoBalls said:

I feel like we need two of these threads like we do with the weather threads - the serious one and the NFCNFC (No f*cking Coronavirus, no f*cking compromise) one...

We did have 2 but the other one was mercilessly taken away from us 😤

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13 minutes ago, Mouseboy11 said:

I’m guessing that this ban will fuck any gigs due to take place too? I’ve got Nick Cave and due to be taking the Mrs to Harry Styles too

Yeah.

Although I have a ticket to see Frank Turner tomorrow night and that doesn't seem to be covered by this ban... yet. Could move super fast. In two minds - part of me doesn't think its worth the risk and might stay home, part of me thinks it could last show for a long time and should enjoy it like it actually is.

I was mulling over a few June/July events but I'm holding out little-to-no hope for the earlier of them at this point.

8 minutes ago, Andy0808 v5 said:

Seeing as this thread appears to be full of people constantly agreeing it’s done and getting cancelled, and you’ve managed to scare off anyone who wants to remain positive..

Do you not think all of your negativity is just reinforcing each other’s views and convincing you further that it’s over. This thread is absolutely morbid.

I don't know. I think there should be a balance between the positive and the negative, and I accept negativity can be a self-fulfilling prophecy. At the same time, its hard to escape the feeling the darker state of mind is winning with every shitty news update that my phone's push notes seems oddly keen to continuously bring up atm.

Hell, I'm not even going and I still really want this to go ahead as I love watching the TV coverage. But I'm realistic - the world and all of its problems are letting us down in such a huge way.

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Just now, Joshuwarr said:

I think maybe we all need a bit of perspective and to remember what is at stake here. I would love to be on the farm in June but life is about to dramatically change for almost all of us for an unspecified amount of time. Lives will be lost and livelihoods altered massively. Look out for each other and be kind x

Yeah, really. The festival might get cancelled - it's just a festival. If they're cancelling it, it's so that people don't fucking die.

Why are people even bickering about this? None of us know shit.

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1 minute ago, JoBalls said:

I feel like we need two of these threads like we do with the weather threads - the serious one and the NFCNFC (No f*cking Coronavirus, no f*cking compromise) one...

Out of upvotes but I like this idea. 
 

A nice separation of optimists and doom-mongers will do us a world of good. 
 

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7 minutes ago, Superunknown said:

Yeah probably. Can't see Bon Iver chancing it. Caribou and Bicep at the start of April, surely won't make it.

I think Bon Iver’s in Europe in November so the UK dates seem nailed on for getting rearranged for then. I’ve got quite a few gigs coming up in April and early May but not expecting any of them to go ahead now sadly. 

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4 minutes ago, Andy0808 v5 said:

Seeing as this thread appears to be full of people constantly agreeing it’s done and getting cancelled, and you’ve managed to scare off anyone who wants to remain positive..

Do you not think all of your negativity is just reinforcing each other’s views and convincing you further that it’s over. This thread is absolutely morbid.

Yep, I’m out of here for a bit, this thread is putting me in a right bad mood. 😒 I’m all for being pragmatic & facing up to reality, but too many seem to be wallowing in the misery of a potential cancellation - it’s not healthy.

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2 minutes ago, jimmillen said:

Yep, I’m out of here for a bit, this thread is putting me in a right bad mood. 😒 I’m all for being pragmatic & facing up to reality, but too many seem to be wallowing in the misery of a potential cancellation - it’s not healthy.

Spot on, I’m out. 

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Surely we should be building up to the 100 page party? It was a joyous occasion on the last thread. 

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Imagine the scenario that this cancellation of mass gatherings manages to bring numbers under control within 6-8 weeks, just in time for the build. The festival has held strong, not guaranteeing it'll be on, but resisting the calls to cancel as well.

Uncertainty looms over the entire event, but the plans slowly and carefully proceed. The ban on mass gatherings is lifted around early June, and Glastonbury is not only held, but becomes an iconic demonstration of our resilience to carry on, and our care for each other that ushered in a fall in numbers infected.

Yes it could be cancelled, but it could also be the best Glastonbury there's ever been.

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1 minute ago, kalifire said:

Imagine the scenario that this cancellation of mass gatherings manages to bring numbers under control within 6-8 weeks, just in time for the build. The festival has held strong, not guaranteeing it'll be on, but resisting the calls to cancel as well.

Uncertainty looms over the entire event, but the plans slowly and carefully proceed. The ban on mass gatherings is lifted around early June, and Glastonbury is not only held, but becomes an iconic demonstration of our resilience to carry on, and our care for each other that ushered in a fall in numbers infected.

Yes it could be cancelled, but it could also be the best Glastonbury there's ever been.

You sir, have made my night. 

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5 minutes ago, kalifire said:

Imagine the scenario that this cancellation of mass gatherings manages to bring numbers under control within 6-8 weeks, just in time for the build. The festival has held strong, not guaranteeing it'll be on, but resisting the calls to cancel as well.

Uncertainty looms over the entire event, but the plans slowly and carefully proceed. The ban on mass gatherings is lifted around early June, and Glastonbury is not only held, but becomes an iconic demonstration of our resilience to carry on, and our care for each other that ushered in a fall in numbers infected.

Yes it could be cancelled, but it could also be the best Glastonbury there's ever been.

If anyone can do it, Boris can.

 

 

 

 

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25 minutes ago, stuartbert two hats said:

That was a bit tongue in cheek.  I should have said "If you strongly suspect you've been in contact with a person or people who are infected to the point where infection is likely".  But coronaparty seemed snappier :)  I was going to caveat by saying that it might be inadvertent attendance ;)

In all seriousness though, if you know you can lock yourself and your household down for 2-3 weeks, so you can avoid spreading the virus, especially to those at risk, there could be a case for controlling your exposure.  You're a hell of a lot less likely to hurt someone if you have immunity.  Getting it and not knowing you're a spreader could be much worse.

Unfortunately, I have a very gregarious 7 year old and a mother in law in her late 60s who lives nearby.  It doesn't seem like a good course of action for me.  But if I lived alone (as well as working from home)... then I would consider it.

Oh, I was thinking people were throwing coronaparties so they could catch it, which seems like a bad idea. But what did you mean when you said this earlier:

"Shit man, I'm going to a corona party soon". What makes you think there'll be corona, wherever it is you're going? 🤔

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10 minutes ago, kalifire said:

Imagine the scenario that this cancellation of mass gatherings manages to bring numbers under control within 6-8 weeks, just in time for the build. The festival has held strong, not guaranteeing it'll be on, but resisting the calls to cancel as well.

Uncertainty looms over the entire event, but the plans slowly and carefully proceed. The ban on mass gatherings is lifted around early June, and Glastonbury is not only held, but becomes an iconic demonstration of our resilience to carry on, and our care for each other that ushered in a fall in numbers infected.

Yes it could be cancelled, but it could also be the best Glastonbury there's ever been.

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Lads, the UK government has now u-turned on their own advice. Self distance like fuck please.

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If they U-turned on yesterday's advice within days of announcing that as the plan you can be sure that would cause absolute fucking pandemonium.

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15 minutes ago, kalifire said:

Imagine the scenario that this cancellation of mass gatherings manages to bring numbers under control within 6-8 weeks, just in time for the build. The festival has held strong, not guaranteeing it'll be on, but resisting the calls to cancel as well.

Uncertainty looms over the entire event, but the plans slowly and carefully proceed. The ban on mass gatherings is lifted around early June, and Glastonbury is not only held, but becomes an iconic demonstration of our resilience to carry on, and our care for each other that ushered in a fall in numbers infected.

Yes it could be cancelled, but it could also be the best Glastonbury there's ever been.

Honestly, if that happened I think it would be pretty fucking special. I've been down on its chances tonight but that scenario playing out to the letter would be pretty grand, and I say that even as someone who would only be watching it on TV.

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In my area of work it's evident now that a lot of gig/event announcements are being held back. This is gonna be a bad year for a lot of people so I'm reminding myself that not going to Glasto isn't the end of the world.

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4 minutes ago, Gilgamesh69 said:

Oh, I was thinking people were throwing coronaparties so they could catch it, which seems like a bad idea. But what did you mean when you said this earlier:

"Shit man, I'm going to a corona party soon". What makes you think there'll be corona, wherever it is you're going? 🤔

I've been a bit giddy tonight, sorry.

What I was getting at is that it's tempting to get the virus and fight it off well before the festival. I'm not even sure if I was joking.

But to be clear, I have no concrete plans to attend a party to catch coronavirus and I'm not aware that any exist.

But coronaparty really should be the name of the next Confidence Man single.

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