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6 minutes ago, daveje said:

I'm a bit in the same boat. Love them, but the last album hasn't grabbed me at all. In addition, the first time I saw them was Primavera years ago, and it was a pretty crappy gig. Might have been the audience, but what's being reported about the current tour doesn't bode well.

With Beck, The National, Warpaint and Little Simz all overlapping at the same time, it's a very hard sell. 

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29 minutes ago, Ohjesus said:

another bit of admin as 'Vera draws ever closer - as i recall spray sun lotions are not allowed in and get taken away at the gate, so you need creams/lotions if you're a pasty one that fries in 5 minutes like me...

Ah okay, so non-spray suncream is fine? Good to know, thank you. What's their reasoning for this?

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1 hour ago, Boss89 said:

Atleast 5+ of their bests songs not played (if you ask me). Don't want to spoil it for everyone, so not going to say which ones. If you'd like to know check setlist.fm. And everytime when they played a song that was well received and got people moving a bit, they seemed to play a slower/experimental song after, so that the atmosphere was dead again. Like they didn't want to win over the crowd on purpose. 

 

But the band played very well, just a shame what decision they made regarding their setlist.

Not sure what you mean, the setlist sounds solid to me. But actually I kinda liked the new album. The run from 2->5 in this setlist sounds fucking awesome. I'm kinda worried about a potential 10 minutes version of "Plant Life" (see their KEXP) but a lot of the other stuff from their new album is great.

I'll probably end up seeing the National anyway, but I'm quite bummed out about missing PC.

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44 minutes ago, deadpheasant said:

Heard pickpocketing is a big issue in Barcelona & late at PS.

What's the best ways to combat this and what bag should I use to carry my phone/wallet in?

Friends of mine have had their pockets slit and valuables stolen at PS, friends of mine who lived in BCN had their phones just snapped out of their hands around the city several times. Its not much worse than in any other tourist city, but its definitely a thing. 

Don't take unneccessary things with you, leave all cards you dont need at home, don't bring too much cash.

Never put any valuables in your back pockets or in any bag thats not directly on your body.

In the city, don't wear your backpacks on the front, only signals you have valuables in there.

 

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19 minutes ago, rosieangel said:

Ah okay, so non-spray suncream is fine? Good to know, thank you. What's their reasoning for this?

it's to do with it being liquid i guess? some people i knew got in fine but with us they unscrewed the lid, and then said we couldn't take it in. 

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16 minutes ago, yaniv297 said:

Not sure what you mean, the setlist sounds solid to me. But actually I kinda liked the new album. The run from 2->5 in this setlist sounds fucking awesome. I'm kinda worried about a potential 10 minutes version of "Plant Life" (see their KEXP) but a lot of the other stuff from their new album is great.

I'll probably end up seeing the National anyway, but I'm quite bummed out about missing PC.

SPOILER ABOUT PARQUET COURTS SET INCOMING

 

No Total Football, no Wide Awake, no Stoned And Starving, no Outside, no Berlin Got Blurry,... Can't get my head over the fact that songs like Plant Life, What Color Is Blood, Pulcinella, Paraphrased got chosen over them...

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1 hour ago, deadpheasant said:

Heard pickpocketing is a big issue in Barcelona & late at PS.

What's the best ways to combat this and what bag should I use to carry my phone/wallet in?

Looked into this recently & discovered S-Biners.

Small carabiner clips that add another level of faff for a thief to have to deal with in the moment. Remains easy enough for you to open & close when you need access.

Obviously, no protection against someone slicing your bag open but does work against someone dipping their hand.

The one shown is quite big, the smaller ones blend right into your zip.

https://www.amazon.co.uk/Nite-Ize-S-Biner-Stainless-Carabiner/dp/B00BKVPU08


S-Biner® Dual Carabiner Stainless Steel #1 - 2 Pack – Nite Ize UK

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18 minutes ago, Ohjesus said:

it's to do with it being liquid i guess? some people i knew got in fine but with us they unscrewed the lid, and then said we couldn't take it in. 

In 2016 we were told that its because they can explode. 

Probably a policy to ban sunsprays in deodorant like cans that are under pressure, but as the majority of spray-sunscreen for obvious reasons isn't in those, I always felt it to be quite stupid.

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20 minutes ago, Boss89 said:

SPOILER ABOUT PARQUET COURTS SET INCOMING

 

No Total Football, no Wide Awake, no Stoned And Starving, no Outside, no Berlin Got Blurry,... Can't get my head over the fact that songs like Plant Life, What Color Is Blood, Pulcinella, Paraphrased got chosen over them...

I've seen Parquet Courts 6 times going back to 2015 and think they've only played Stoned and Starving once or twice at those so can't be too surprised at that omission.

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31 minutes ago, Boss89 said:

SPOILER ABOUT PARQUET COURTS SET INCOMING

 

No Total Football, no Wide Awake, no Stoned And Starving, no Outside, no Berlin Got Blurry,... Can't get my head over the fact that songs like Plant Life, What Color Is Blood, Pulcinella, Paraphrased got chosen over them...

They actually played it 2 days ago, and I'm pretty sure their festival set might look a bit different

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35 minutes ago, Boss89 said:

SPOILER ABOUT PARQUET COURTS SET INCOMING

 

No Total Football, no Wide Awake, no Stoned And Starving, no Outside, no Berlin Got Blurry,... Can't get my head over the fact that songs like Plant Life, What Color Is Blood, Pulcinella, Paraphrased got chosen over them...

If you look at the setlist they played in Tulip Festival (whatever that is) two days ago, 3 of the 5 songs you listed were played there. So there's hope I guess. But I admit the omission of the first song in your list of all the setlist is indeed weird.

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1 hour ago, Quadrophobia said:

Friends of mine have had their pockets slit and valuables stolen at PS, friends of mine who lived in BCN had their phones just snapped out of their hands around the city several times. Its not much worse than in any other tourist city, but its definitely a thing. 

Don't take unneccessary things with you, leave all cards you dont need at home, don't bring too much cash.

Never put any valuables in your back pockets or in any bag thats not directly on your body.

In the city, don't wear your backpacks on the front, only signals you have valuables in there.

 

Barcelona is unfortunately in my opinion one of the more dangerous European cities I have visited, in terms of petty crime at least.  A friend was mugged in the "el raval" area round 2007.  A guy attempted to mug me there in 2011 (he pretended he was doing a football dance with me, but tried to head butt me).  That whole area (halfway down ramblas, into the right) is rough.  Keep your wits about you if venturing to (for example) bar marsella (the fun absinthe bar).  I had my phone stolen off a restaurant table in Barceloneta in 2013 (daft to have left my phone out, I'm not even sure how it was stolen, I think there's a possibility it was one of the staff 😞 ). In-festival itself, a friend had his phone stolen (from back pocket) making his way nearer the front for Radiohead in 2016.  I wouldn't be surprised if the fest itself was now a hunting ground for pickpockets.

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Yeah. The only time I’ve had a serious problem in a European city was in ramblas. It was late at night and I was by myself which was not a good idea. If you’re by yourself make very sure you’re aware of your surroundings. 

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15 minutes ago, Johndenis said:

Barcelona is unfortunately in my opinion one of the more dangerous European cities I have visited, in terms of petty crime at least.  A friend was mugged in the "el raval" area round 2007.  A guy attempted to mug me there in 2011 (he pretended he was doing a football dance with me, but tried to head butt me).  That whole area (halfway down ramblas, into the right) is rough.  Keep your wits about you if venturing to (for example) bar marsella (the fun absinthe bar).  I had my phone stolen off a restaurant table in Barceloneta in 2013 (daft to have left my phone out, I'm not even sure how it was stolen, I think there's a possibility it was one of the staff 😞 ). In-festival itself, a friend had his phone stolen (from back pocket) making his way nearer the front for Radiohead in 2016.  I wouldn't be surprised if the fest itself was now a hunting ground for pickpockets.

even more you now have to have your iPhone etc. with you... with all the people late at night walking home... 

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I hate to pile in on a city I love, but they really haven't dealt with the pickpocket problem. If there's something you want to get rid of, stick in your back pocket and spend ten seconds on the Ramblas. 

I don't think direct mugging is a big issue at all, but I had the same experience as JohnDenis. A stranger stepped out in front of me and started dancing, as a prelude to God knows what. I pushed him away instinctively, and saw that he had a couple of colleagues who weren't too happy. But it didn't go any further than that. 

I haven't had any problems at the festival, but loose pockets would certainly be a bad idea. 

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Will there be tickets for the Auditori concerts? I'm still having issues with my Festivalticket and I am mailing all around, so haven't had the time to read all the news from the Festival. I want to see Low in the Auditori. Can you stay inside after Marina Herlop has finished?... 

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20 minutes ago, branvan said:

Will there be tickets for the Auditori concerts? I'm still having issues with my Festivalticket and I am mailing all around, so haven't had the time to read all the news from the Festival. I want to see Low in the Auditori. Can you stay inside after Marina Herlop has finished?... 

No ticket required , and you can stay for the next concert , but there is no place to buy food or drink and I'm sure you couldn't bring drinks in .

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We definitely wanna check out some of the cool food carts but I'm really not sure when. Gonna have to poke a few holes in the schedule!

Any veterans see returning favourites we absolutely must eat? 

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29 minutes ago, Modesty Powder said:

I hate to pile in on a city I love, but they really haven't dealt with the pickpocket problem. If there's something you want to get rid of, stick in your back pocket and spend ten seconds on the Ramblas. 

I don't think direct mugging is a big issue at all, but I had the same experience as JohnDenis. A stranger stepped out in front of me and started dancing, as a prelude to God knows what. I pushed him away instinctively, and saw that he had a couple of colleagues who weren't too happy. But it didn't go any further than that. 

I haven't had any problems at the festival, but loose pockets would certainly be a bad idea. 

From my experience as a tourist Raval, Gothic, and Poblesec are the areas with the high caution. Eixample, La Sagrada Familia mid caution. And Poblenou, Gracia and Sarria low caution to pretty safe. But I might be wrong.

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