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Boomtown 2013 8th-11th August

wiskey

Albatross Admirer
Oh yeah and I washed a disconcerting amount of red/pink/purple powder paint out of my hair last night!! :hmm:
 

Tort

Well-Known Member
Well yes there were a few hiccups and the news of the death put a downer on things a bit when we heard about it on Friday night. But it doesn't detract from the fact that Boomtown is the best festival in the UK at the moment by an absolute street. And what's more I'm the least broken I've been on the the first day back at work after a festival all year. Bonus!

Photos soon (ish) as I still haven't found the time to get my SGP ones up yet.
 

editor

hiraethified
...But it doesn't detract from the fact that Boomtown is the best festival in the UK at the moment by an absolute street. And what's more I'm the least broken I've been on the the first day back at work after a festival all year. Bonus!
Amen to that bro. I loved it.
 

stuff_it

stirred the primordial soup
anyone see or jump on our church? we were driving it round site after dark and during the art car parade on Saturday afternoon... had a nice little pile of Turbosound inside but we definitely need a bit more on the roof next year... it's was a great munter magnet, spent the weekend meeting weird and wonderful people and trying not to run them over.

probably the most fun you can have in a scaffolding truck :D

Were you in it on Friday? I was dancing on top of a double tandem in a red wig round the back near the main stage.
 

sim667

Licking windows on the 303 bus.
I'm still bouncing off the walls too tbh, unparalleled production levels at boomtown.

I didn't find the toilets too bad, but then I found a few secret ones, the kids field ones where always good and at the top of the hill, and then down behind the devils kick there were 2 lone portaloos which everyone said to ignore.

The magic carpet was a godsend for me, getting up that bastard hill with a broken toe was annoying, I only did it once though and used the magic carpet 6 other times.

I think I saw one time a girl got a bit pushy with another, it wasn't a full on fight just pushing, I guess if you're tired and coming down it gets a bit like that.
 

tbtommyb

Well-Known Member
I just remembered being down the front of the main stage for the headline act. God that was a good sound system, I would have loved to have been the bassist with that power in the B string.

very tempted to work at it next year, seeing how much fun all the staff seemed to be having (at the Arcadia bar on Sunday I'm sure all the staff were fucked).

Oh and very nice to meet you all, albeit briefly!
 

sim667

Licking windows on the 303 bus.
I just remembered being down the front of the main stage for the headline act. God that was a good sound system, I would have loved to have been the bassist with that power in the B string.

very tempted to work at it next year, seeing how much fun all the staff seemed to be having (at the Arcadia bar on Sunday I'm sure all the staff were fucked).

Oh and very nice to meet you all, albeit briefly!
I think it depends who you work for.... i spotted a wicked job I might try and do next year.
 

JTG

Angry about not being able to be an astronaut.
Stewarding at Arcadia involved standing in front of one of the stacks and dancing. I think I could manage that.
Yeah, I wasn't especially impressed with them when I urgently needed them to help
 

tbtommyb

Well-Known Member
I was completely underwhelmed by their professionalism tbh.
(and JTG)

Yeah, they were rubbish when I asked for directions. But to fair I'd say that's the fault of management rather than the stewards. I did stewarding at glastonbury and just got dropped off at a random location in the middle of nowhere with absolutely no guidance, not even a map to help people with.
 

wiskey

Albatross Admirer
Better stewarding companies are available kids.

But seriously, if soemthing went wrong I'd want someone who could see straight to come to my assistance.
 

Ted Striker

Foot's on the other hand
Everyone in a high viz was fucking useless! Peppered them with loads of q's over the few days, and hey couldn't help with anything :D
 

sim667

Licking windows on the 303 bus.
Better stewarding companies are available kids.

But seriously, if soemthing went wrong I'd want someone who could see straight to come to my assistance.
(((Oxfam student volunteers)))

I don't really volunteer for oxfam though because of the amount of studenty types, and I've found some of the supervisors they pick a bit jobs worthy etc. but you get all the same issues with all stewards.

Green stewards did boomtown once and it was a cluster fuck, but it was more due to the fact that there hadn't been enough stewards or (and especially) security places allocated by the festival. Stewards were being asked to do security jobs as best the could, I got punched by a festival goer and so did at least one other steward that I can recall.
 

wiskey

Albatross Admirer
I don't really volunteer for oxfam though because of the amount of studenty types, and I've found some of the supervisors they pick a bit jobs worthy etc. but you get all the same issues with all stewards people.
fifu
Btw I also currently don't volunteer for Oxfam. I was just saying they run a better ship than the freelance boomtown ones.
 
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