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Boomtown 2017 festival - news and discussion

Discussion in 'festivals' started by sim667, Nov 3, 2016.

  1. editor

    editor Taffus Maximus

    That was bloody ace. One of my favourites.
    Had to leave on Sunday night around 10pm and got to the gate and got a cab straight away.
     
  2. wiskey

    wiskey Albatross Admirer

  3. beesonthewhatnow

    beesonthewhatnow going deaf for a living

    "one man this year double-dropped and ended up stripping naked, before putting his foot through a security buggy window. Some of the broken glass wound its way into his anus, and he ended up covered in blood and shit, before punching a medic and being arrested"

    :D
     
  4. editor

    editor Taffus Maximus

    Having a drug testing tent was a brilliant and very responsible move.
     
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  5. editor

    editor Taffus Maximus

  6. wiskey

    wiskey Albatross Admirer

    I have a few issues with some of the way the Loop works but the idea is a very good one. It's a pity some councils won't admit drugs happen.

    We'd love to have a mass spec at welfare!
     
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  7. editor

    editor Taffus Maximus

    Looking at that TV clip - good grief: Peter Hitchens is a monster shithead.
     
  8. wiskey

    wiskey Albatross Admirer

    I've got as far as the punters all saying it's a good idea to have drug testing but of course they don't take drugs themselves.
     
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  9. pesh

    pesh Well-Known Member

    [​IMG]
    still the best festival :cool:
     
  10. Gromit

    Gromit International Man of Misery

    Site planning left a lot to be desired.

    Blue gate was as follows...

    There was one exit serving:
    Customer's cars
    Shuttle buses
    Official Coaches
    Private hire coaches
    National express coaches

    That area had two entrances.
    One for shuttles and a single trackway for the rest.

    Whoever thought that one exit was enough for all that... /facepalm
     
  11. Gromit

    Gromit International Man of Misery

    My favourite part of Boomtown was the bank of Mayfair.

    The concept was that people would do anything for money. Funnily enough it wasn't even real money.

    If you got in the back room you had to pitch your evil business idea to some loan sharks.

    A guy took a socialist tome into the room with him. It was spotted. The book examined and he was promptly ejected from the room and allowed to go no further. The role play by the actors was exceptional is what I'm saying.

    I made a lot of money but couldn't find a lot to spend it on. I bought some art from the Tat modern and also had a therapy session.
    In the therapy session I was made to purr and miaow whilst a woman dressed as a cat rubbed against me purring. Apparently this was cat based healing to release my inner cat.
     
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  12. editor

    editor Taffus Maximus

    It was a shitload quicker than last year, although I'll concede that I chose a relatively obscure time to leave (10pm Sunday).
    Last year the queues for the buses were so monstrous that we elected to walk - yes, walk - to the station.
     
  13. wiskey

    wiskey Albatross Admirer

    :eek: bloody hell!

    Was nice to see you briefly.
     
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  14. Gromit

    Gromit International Man of Misery

    Well its the first year they've had me managing departures.

    Bloody long day though. Getting up at 4am and packing my tent up was no joy whatsoever.
     
  15. pesh

    pesh Well-Known Member

    We managed to get a bus out of there within about 5 minutes this year mid afternoon on Monday.
    shout out to the lad with the nose bleed that required a tampon to stem it. i've missed festival shuttle services.
     
  16. sim667

    sim667 Licking windows on the 303 bus.

    My freinds woke me up about 11 as I was totally crashed out, we packed and left at 1.30 and were home by 4...... so I had no real issues.

    Getting in we had a van convoy, so 8 vans met up at 12, were in by 2.

    Brilliant weekend once again. The new Bang Hai stage is amazing. Looks like Mayfair is due a refurb next year judging by the posters.

    I still want to get a DJ set there again one day :D
     
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  17. ferrelhadley

    ferrelhadley These violent delights have violent ends.

    Seems to be over run by obnoxious, selfish twats.

    To be fair though I am really feeling like I am coming to the end of my festivals "experience". The state of the place on Monday was disgusting.
     
  18. ska invita

    ska invita back on the other side

    just speaking to a friend who queued for 9 hours to get in
    not happy
     
  19. editor

    editor Taffus Maximus

    Nine hours? I didn't think was even possible (unless they arrived too late in the night for entry). They should complain to the organisers.
     
  20. ska invita

    ska invita back on the other side

    They have...and are very unhappy with the response too, both during the queuing (few toilets, no water, no stewards etc) and after.
     
  21. wiskey

    wiskey Albatross Admirer

    Which gate did they come in and when?
     
  22. Gromit

    Gromit International Man of Misery

    10 hours was the longest wait I heard of but it was hearsay.
     
  23. jimbarkanoodle

    jimbarkanoodle Well-Known Member

    Glad i had a 'crewdem' band and was in straight away, as id be pretty fuming if i had to queue for 10 hours. Even at the artists entrance though, they still had a sniffer dog. I wonder if they had of smelled the weed that Cypress Hill had brought in to smoke on the stage during their set, they would have been busted?

    Great weekend anyhow, always is!
     
  24. Gromit

    Gromit International Man of Misery

    Even though I don't part take... I've never seen so many drugs at a festival. Not even glastonbury. People know how to circumvent sniffer dogs now. They may as well not even bother with the pretense. Specially as there was a drugs testing tent on site.

    Re the artists campsite Kebabalon was a rip off!!! Stinging the artists big time. I soon realised walking to crew catering would save me a bundle, something artists were technically not allowed to do. Poor exploited artists.

    Example. 1 full sized margarita pizza was £8. £1 for each veggie topping, £2 for each meat topping. So a Hawaiian would be £11. A meat feast £16.

    Not even dominoes quality or a two for Tuesday deal.
     
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  25. ska invita

    ska invita back on the other side

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  26. wiskey

    wiskey Albatross Admirer

  27. wiskey

    wiskey Albatross Admirer

    And it played shit music very loud all night
     
  28. jimbarkanoodle

    jimbarkanoodle Well-Known Member

    There certainly were a lot of drugs :D. i think they bungled the searches this year, basically giving up after it became clear the huge queues were a problem. but personally, im glad people got all their goodies in. i read somewhere that only 17 were arrested this year, which is not a big number at all, considering the keenness of Hampshire Constabulary.
     
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  29. William of Walworth

    William of Walworth Festographer

    Who have quite a big track record, long term too, of 'keenness' :mad: :(

    ACAB -- re harmless stuff etc. anyway :mad:

    This is a long-long-time-ago-based pissedoffness of mine, but it sounds like Hampshire pigs cherish their difficult reputation still, a lot :hmm:

    The fucking twats.
     
  30. sim667

    sim667 Licking windows on the 303 bus.

    Just watched that 60 minutes clip. My god Peter Hitchens is a cunt.
     
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