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Loewan
BRONZE Member since Aug 2005

Loewan

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Location: Liverpool

Total posts: 464
Posted:Signed on with Oxfam so get to go for free. My first time so should be fun. Anyone else coming? The rumour line-up seems pretty good for trip-hop fans. Heard the Stone Circle is highly recommended for fire-spinning. :P

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Location: in the interwebs...

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Posted:Fabulous place, great festy, too skint to go this year frown

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Durbs
BRONZE Member since Sep 2001

Durbs

Classically British
Location: Epsom, Surrey, England

Total posts: 5688
Posted:Jay-Z w....t....f....?!

Anyway, not for me this year.


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Wild Child
SILVER Member since Sep 2004

Wild Child

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Location: Cheshire

Total posts: 1733
Posted:Me neither - heard unsettling/unhappy things from last year about tent raids etc, then Mr Eavis announced afterwards he didn't want aging hippies going anymore, now the line-up is more ... as you say Durbs WTF.

Apparantly registrations for tix are down by a 1/3 this year. Good. Serves 'em right. Glastonbury has been a successful hippy festie for decades and managed to absorb growing crowds and changes in musical styles BECAUSE of that, not inspite of it. No hippies = aggravation and they'll learn that too late. If they want a 5-day V festival they can keep it.

Diatribe over....

Having said that, Lowan, you'll have a wonderful time - it really is awesome biggrin


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Rellizate
GOLD Member since Feb 2007

Rellizate

old hand
Location: Cambridge, UK

Total posts: 719
Posted:Meh last year was... crap. Although I did get a pick of Mr Eavis admiring my firespinning! smile

Not worth it... IMHO.


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Loewan
BRONZE Member since Aug 2005

Loewan

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Location: Liverpool

Total posts: 464
Posted: Written by :Wild Child


Me neither - heard unsettling/unhappy things from last year about tent raids etc, then Mr Eavis announced afterwards he didn't want aging hippies going anymore, now the line-up is more ... as you say Durbs WTF.

Apparantly registrations for tix are down by a 1/3 this year. Good. Serves 'em right. Glastonbury has been a successful hippy festie for decades and managed to absorb growing crowds and changes in musical styles BECAUSE of that, not inspite of it. No hippies = aggravation and they'll learn that too late. If they want a 5-day V festival they can keep it.

Diatribe over....

Having said that, Lowan, you'll have a wonderful time - it really is awesome biggrin



Yeah, I heard Glastonbury has been morphing into a massive commercial monster in recent years. I just hope that its nothing like Leeds. Jesus Christ, that festival was depressing on many levels! Either way, I just want to experience what everyone have been hyping on about.


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FireNix
BRONZE Member since Apr 2001

FireNix

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Location: India/Bristol

Total posts: 904
Posted:Theres MANY different aspects to Glasters - I think ive done 9 in total and for sure things have changed - funny how thats a constant thing in life - about the only thing that is constant in life!
I may not be able to make it this year, as I am residing in NZ - but im sure you'll have fun iof youve never been before - and im sure you'll have fun if you have been before!!
It is an amazing temporary city and although its more commercial nature is prevalent - its a place and festival like no other ive been a part of
Have fun and hope it doesnt rain.....again!!!
Peas


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Loewan
BRONZE Member since Aug 2005

Loewan

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Location: Liverpool

Total posts: 464
Posted:The general feeling is that I am jumping on the boat as its about to go out of fashion. Oh well, might as well enjoy it for what it is.

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sichainey
BRONZE Member since Nov 2004

enthusiast
Location: bournemouth/dorset/uk

Total posts: 242
Posted:I hate to say it but....

Over priced
Over rated
To big
Full of Crime
Full of mud
Money making sponsorship/corporate festival

Stick to the smaller ones in my opinion


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UCOF
SILVER Member since Apr 2002

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Posted:There really is very little crime at glastonbury since the introduction of the wall smile


IMO - everyone should go to at least one Glastonbury biggrin


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jo_rhymes
SILVER Member since Apr 2005

jo_rhymes

Momma Bear
Location: Telford, Shrops

Total posts: 4525
Posted:Jonny, I have to disagree with you. I've been to Glasto 4 times, and I was robbed twice. Once was from the tent while we were asleep inside it. The old guy next to us had had his meds nicked and he had to go home, a guy a few tents down had woken up as they were robbing his tent and they beat the crap out of him with a baseball bat.
I'm agreeing with Si. It is FAR too big now and far too corporate. I do love Glasto but I don't think I would ever go again.


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Rellizate
GOLD Member since Feb 2007

Rellizate

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Location: Cambridge, UK

Total posts: 719
Posted: Written by :sichainey


I hate to say it but....

Over priced
Over rated
To big
Full of Crime
Full of mud
Money making sponsorship/corporate festival

Stick to the smaller ones in my opinion



I agree completly. Went last year - worst festival ever. Seige agrees.


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sichainey
BRONZE Member since Nov 2004

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Location: bournemouth/dorset/uk

Total posts: 242
Posted:This is what you want my friend!!



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Shamless plug!!! sorry rolleyes

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UCOF
SILVER Member since Apr 2002

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Posted:Jo, when was the last time you went there? smile

Did they have the wall up and around to protect everyone? umm


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simta
BRONZE Member since Apr 2006

simta

compfuzzled
Location: hastings

Total posts: 1182
Posted:i reckons if you have never been you should go at least once. even tho its prob got loads more crappy from when i went 4yrs ago, its still gonna be pretty great.



the nights at glasto generally wandering about are amazing


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jo_rhymes
SILVER Member since Apr 2005

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Location: Telford, Shrops

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Posted:yeah the wall was up the first time I went. I went in 98, 99, 2000(it wasn't actually on then it was just a hippy field, it was awesome) and I went 2001 and 2002.
You get idiots at all festivals though, not just Glasto.


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UCOF
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Posted:In which case I stand corrected smile

I agree with Simta about walking around at night - it really is awesome smile


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simta
BRONZE Member since Apr 2006

simta

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Location: hastings

Total posts: 1182
Posted:see thats what makes glasto special for me, the days are cool, and you see all the acts etc...

but the nights are so much better. its when those people who think festivals are just places to see lots of bands are all sound asleep, and everyone else is out to play


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Loewan
BRONZE Member since Aug 2005

Loewan

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Location: Liverpool

Total posts: 464
Posted:Well, I have been to Carling Leeds festival so I am prepared for the worse. In terms of crime, I will be camping in Oxfam own camp site and only Oxfam stewards can get in so that should trim the crime a little. Either way, I will try and be careful. Thanks for the advices! biggrin

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UCOF
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Posted:The Leeds festival isnt a festival when compared to Glastonbury biggrin

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jo_rhymes
SILVER Member since Apr 2005

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Momma Bear
Location: Telford, Shrops

Total posts: 4525
Posted:ditto

Glastonbury is a FESTIVAL, the Carling Leeds and Reading fests are merely a gathering of people who like loud music sitting in a pit of litter compared to Glasto.


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UCOF
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Posted:ditto

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Posted:Happy to say FlameOz will be performing a 7 person show in the Big Top this year.
2 x Fri, 2 x Sat and 1 x Sun. Please come down and make some noise biggrin


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LostSurfer
SILVER Member since Dec 2004

LostSurfer

I'd be in trouble if I had to eat an antelope now
Location: The Isles of Scilly

Total posts: 278
Posted:wow, i haven't posted in aaaaages!

i'll be there this year, working doing stewardy stuff up in the stone circle, separate from oxfam though. i've been to a few and can see most points of view. i'm only going this year as I'm working, but i do agree glastonbury has to be experienced once. the nights are the best, and i always (somehow) bump into someone I haven't seen in ages despite the size of the place.

Lowen, you'll have a blast i'm sure, i'm just desperate for a dry year! please! smile


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