Boomtown 2015

Discussion in 'festivals' started by Mation, Nov 6, 2014.

  1. Mation

    Mation real life adventure worth more than pieces of gold

    Not been for the last couple of years, having been the two before that. But it has been calling me and I must go again. Got tix today :) Tier one sold out already!

    Who else is in? :)
     
  2. William of Walworth

    William of Walworth Festographer

  3. Onket

    Onket Je suis [CONTENT REMOVED]

    Dunno. After buying tickets for 2014 about this time last year, not being able to get babysitting arranged and having to sell the tickets losing £100 in the process, I'm not going to rush into things this time around.

    But yes, I want to.
     
  4. Mation

    Mation real life adventure worth more than pieces of gold

    Ah, just think of that £100 as the cost of a few months worth of happy anticipation, regardless of disappointing realisation (see 2014 thread full of complaints of lack of loos and water taps) and book anyway!

    :thumbs:
     
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  5. Mation

    Mation real life adventure worth more than pieces of gold

    I may have taken the wrong approach to this thread :oops:
     
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  6. Ranbay

    Ranbay The same rules apply

    Booked :)

    my first one!

    Campervan!
     
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  7. Tort

    Tort Well-Known Member

    It's got a lot bigger over the last 2 years and isn't quite as mental as it was but it's still absolutely brilliant and you wouldn't believe the attention to detail they have put into some of the stages which have been introduced since you were last there Mation. Haven't got tickets yet but will sort it out before too much longer.
     
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  8. JTG

    JTG Angry about not being able to be an astronaut.

    Props to the Boomtown crew: I was one of those people who bought in the first ten minutes of sale when tier one tickets hadn't appeared on the website. Difference was refunded yesterday :)
     
  9. sim667

    sim667 Licking windows on the 303 bus.

    Got my tier 1 ticket, with campervan pass......

    If tort and bob are both vanning, maybe its time for an urban camper crew?
     
  10. Tort

    Tort Well-Known Member

    Plan! Although we've been spitting distance from you the last 2 years anyway :)
     
  11. sim667

    sim667 Licking windows on the 303 bus.

    This is true...... Ive got a few freinds with vans and never been able to get into an actual van circle
     
  12. sim667

    sim667 Licking windows on the 303 bus.

    Just saw on facebook, no arcadia at boomtown 2015...... not the end of the world if I'm honest, the acts on there tended to be quite stayed, and the sound was dreadfully quiet.

    There's 2 things that I hope they do though...... find a new venue, having it in hampshire with the cunty police ruins it, and bigger, louder, harder bodyshop.
     
  13. paolo

    paolo Well-Known Member

    You can blame the council for the low sound levels at Arcadia at Boomtown this year.

    At this weekend’s Bangkok gig, they’ve apparently got 200k for the spider and I’m expecting they’ll get to use it too. :)
     
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  14. ddraig

    ddraig dros ben llestri

    too big now, shame
     
  15. sim667

    sim667 Licking windows on the 303 bus.

    You can blame the council for all the low sound levels at boomtown generally.
     
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  16. Onket

    Onket Je suis [CONTENT REMOVED]

    Aren't there nationwide regulations regarding sound levels, then?
     
  17. paolo

    paolo Well-Known Member

    Not sure whether it's rules or guidelines. Also bear in mind some licenses have their own stipulations.

    And then there's the variance of interpretation and enforcement.

    Which at Boomtown, for Arcadia, was sorted for Sunday night and it ran ok, but by then the damage was done for many punters.
     
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  18. The Mayor

    The Mayor Town Info Point!!

    Hi paulo - not exactly true !! a 6 stack surround system is actually an absolute nightmare to control off site, we are planning a much more directionally controlled setup with the new stage using partners from Europe and beyond !!

    Very excited about all the new plans about to be released - change is key to excitement !! xx
     
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  19. paolo

    paolo Well-Known Member

    Hello there mayor :)

    When you are talking new plans, I assume mean the new plans for Boomtown (sans Arcadia) ?

    With regards to this year, I assumed the Arcadia PA was same/similar to Glastonbury. It ran at a reasonably good whack there, but then again off site monitoring would be different than Boomtown, so maybe not a like for like comparison.
     
  20. paolo

    paolo Well-Known Member

    Maybe it was the change of PA... The previous system was F1 (am sure you know). Incredibly directional at Glastonbury 2013 - anyone not in the sound field could barely hear anything (and boy did that draw complaints when 50k turned up for Fatboy Slim).
     
  21. twentythreedom

    twentythreedom Seagulls are cunts

    How do they get all their gear to Thailand? Presumably they freight that shit there rather than build (or hire?)...
     
  22. JTG

    JTG Angry about not being able to be an astronaut.

    Teleportation
     
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  23. twentythreedom

    twentythreedom Seagulls are cunts

  24. ddraig

    ddraig dros ben llestri

    saw something about the fun they were going to have at customs opening all the crates!!
     
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  25. paolo

    paolo Well-Known Member

    The Spider (and I expect most/all of it's effects kit) went in 3 or so containers by ship.

    PA I expect is a local hire.

    Plant like telehandlers and big cranes hired locally.

    Core build team - the people who know the rig in detail - flown out from the UK. Local techs and labour hired to make up the rest of the build crew.

    It's one hell of an operation, especially doing it like this for the first time.

    I think they'll knock the ball out of the park.
     
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  26. sim667

    sim667 Licking windows on the 303 bus.

    Yeah the F1 kit does tend to be quite directional, normally when we do outside stuff with ours we do a 4 point setup with it all pointing into the middle, and the phasing doesn't need to much fiddling with and we've rarely had complaints from outside apart from a filed party (which we did properly take the piss location wise), and a festival, where the festivals owners daughters put on a tent, saying they wanted to run a cocktail bar, and then got us in, and it turned out we had about the same amount of sound as the main stage (cue a lot of unhappy sound engineers from the acoustic tent).

    For a good rich sound I do like some of the void kit, but my god does that sound get everywhere
     
  27. sim667

    sim667 Licking windows on the 303 bus.

    I'm sure they will, they've built that thing from the ground up, and with the relaxed sound restrictions theyll have in thailand it will get used the way its meant to be, not with a little council man with a db meter walking around moaning.
     
  28. tbtommyb

    tbtommyb Well-Known Member

    sim667 what kind of festivals do you do with your rig?
     
  29. Onket

    Onket Je suis [CONTENT REMOVED]

    Not his fault though, is it.
     
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  30. sim667

    sim667 Licking windows on the 303 bus.

    They choose to do the job........ but yeah, its the councils fault really.
     

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