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  • #11896
    Goldikova
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    >>> jaw drops in awww

    that’s why he’s the boss. For once in my life i’m almost speechless.

    #11877
    Neil Watson
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    As you know it is Glastonbury this weekend with 1000s of people spending the weekend in a tent,boozing,not sleeping,getting covered in shite,getting stuff nicked,overpriced food and drink and being charged huge amounts of money to stand in a field far far away to listen to musicians they might not even like.

    So answer me this,

    Which is the better festival Cheltenham or Glastonbury?

    Any other festivals are of course welcome.

    #236371
    lollys mate
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    I hope it’s Reading because my daughter is going.
    Does anyone know what side of the field the spa is?

    #236411
    graysonscolumn
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    Just the one festival on the agenda for me this summer;

    http://www.indietracks.co.uk/

    Janglepop, steam trains, bargain basement camping / hostelling and no trouble – small but perfectly formed. Last year’s renewal fell during the one week of scorching temperatures we had, but I’m sure we can’t be that fortunate twice running.

    The other two festies I’ve attended in recent years wherever possible have been the magnificently civilised and reasonably leftfield Latitude;

    http://www.latitudefestival.co.uk/home/index.aspx

    and the belligerently anti-corporate and slightly hey-nonny-ho treat that is Tapestry;

    http://www.tapestrygoeswest.com/

    However, I’m already about quadruple-booked on the weekend of the former, and the latter is taking a year off, so it’s 2010 at the earliest for those two. The line-up at Sziget in Hungary this year is risible, otherwise I’d have attended that with some mates who live within sparrow’s cough of the site; and the starting prices in the low £200s continue to put me off taking in another All Tomorrow’ Parties (a shame, as the one I went to back in 2002 was terrific). Bit of a frustrating festival year, this.

    gc

    The patron saint of lower-grade fare. A gently critical friend of point-to-pointing. Kindness is a political act.

    #236418
    betlarge
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    Er…the one that hasn’t booked Michael Jackson??

    Mike

    #236707
    Getzippy
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    IMHO, Gay Pride.

    The tranny float last year was awesome.

    Zip

    #236780
    moehat
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    Have never been a fan, but know people that go to every concert of his that they can and he has to be applauded for playing each concert to suit the mood of the audience . Have just, however watched Kasabian on iplayer far @ the 10th time and still want to go and see them live…for me, the set of the weekend so far.

    #236824
    % MAN
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    I am not setting out to be provocative here but I really am at a loss to understand music festivals and outdoor concerts.

    What is the attraction, no matter how good the artist, of paying a large amount of money to sit in a field, frequently in inclement weather?

    Perhaps I enjoy my creature comforts too much but if I liked an artist taht much I would buy a live recording CD and play it in the comfort of my own home.

    #236860
    Steerforth
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    Worth trying to catch Blur later Moehat. I got to two of their gigs this week – they were always great live; just now they’re in the form of their lives. All of them are really enjoying playing together again and it makes for a great show. Unfortunately I doubt the beeb will show the full set, but they might go to eight or ten songs with a bit of luck.

    I’m very biased of course but they really are better than ever 8)

    #236863
    moehat
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    I stayed up really late last night to see Florence and the Machine, but fell asleep before they showed it, so totally done in today. Struggling a bit with iplayer but realised that if you don’t catch groups when they’re on may not get to see the whole thing later. It’s going to be a long night!

    #236865
    Steerforth
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    I’ve not watched tons of it but, dipping in and out, I’m quite impressed by the ‘red button’ service the BBC are offering.

    Just noticed Georgie Fame is on later :shock: My mother reckons him and Herman’s Hermits were my music of choice as a little kid, and that I liked nothing more than to bop away to their tunes :oops:

    #236869
    Himself
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    Born to Churn ? :wink:

    Ok, ok, I’ll get my … :oops:

    Gambling Only Pays When You're Winning

    #236871
    ReasonoverFaith
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    I’m a big fan of Springsteen’s earlier stuff and it was great to watch the 35 minutes or so on the BBC website.

    However, there’s a lot of goodwill to Springsteen and I think sometimes the actual output is ignored. I appreciate he’s performing songs from 25-30 years ago and unable to deliver them with the same style, power and ferocity, but at times I thought his timing was very very bad.

    Makes you feel old though when you hear teenagers say – ‘you know, I didn’t know anything about him until this evening, but he was good.’ :shock:

    #236872
    moehat
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    I was madly in love with Peter Noone from Hermans Hermits until I saw Pink Floyd and fell for Syd. My daughter loved Madness when she was a toddler; I had to buy her their album. Wierd that we’re probably going to see them in Nottingham with my grandson next month. She was pretty keen on Damon Albarn as she got older and, not suprisingly ended up marrying a guy who looked not disimilar to him. I, alas did not marry someone who looked like Syd……

    #236903
    NWRA
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    All Tomorrow’s Parties! No tents. And the line-up for the My Bloody Valentine-curated one is brilliant (IMO).

    #236910
    Neil Watson
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    IMHO, Gay Pride.

    The tranny float last year was awesome.

    Zip

    Sounds quite dull, i mean who wants to see a Lorry full of old wireless sets.

    #238642
    bbobbell
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    The London Real Food Festival, held at Earls Court the week after the Guineas in May. Full of great artizan and small food producers from flavoured oils to venison Sausages, from smoked Garlic to sloe gin. Brilliant, make it a must for next year.

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