Boomtown 2018

Discussion in 'festivals' started by Mumbles274, Nov 1, 2017.

  1. chainsawjob

    chainsawjob Kipping in the dunes

    No, I preferred the old one too. It set a very high bar. I thought it was astounding when I first saw it, it fitted the location so well, like finding a lost abandoned ruin. This new one, less so. The lights are good though...

    IMG_20180811_032027709_LL.jpg
     
    editor likes this.
  2. chainsawjob

    chainsawjob Kipping in the dunes

    Mixed yesterday, today is forecast to be consistently awful.
     
  3. wiskey

    wiskey Albatross Admirer

    Just take more drugs ;)
     
    chainsawjob likes this.
  4. chainsawjob

    chainsawjob Kipping in the dunes

    Lol
     
  5. Gromit

    Gromit International Man of Misery

    To be honest to those that couldn't make it you've missed from worst Boomtown yet.

    Every single toilet roll in artist's camping is the wrong way around with the end going towards the wall not away from. It's completely ruined Boomtown for me.
     
    pinkmonkey, wiskey and quiet guy like this.
  6. quiet guy

    quiet guy Bimbling along

    The little things in life
     
  7. wiskey

    wiskey Albatross Admirer

    Tbh I'd have to go home if confronted with that!
     
  8. chainsawjob

    chainsawjob Kipping in the dunes

  9. editor

    editor Taffus Maximus

    Damn, I'm missing the madness of Boomtown!
     
  10. Gromit

    Gromit International Man of Misery

    AB423CF8-9110-4DE7-AE99-399B93B044D9.jpeg

    Synchronized swimming at Boomtown Springs.
     
    editor likes this.
  11. Gromit

    Gromit International Man of Misery

    Bearded kittens new playpen. The Mansion at Boomtown Springs. Complete with club containing a pink stretch limousine. D5F784CD-8BFD-4030-8F42-CB1A89CA744C.jpeg
     
    editor and Part 2 like this.
  12. wiskey

    wiskey Albatross Admirer

  13. chainsawjob

    chainsawjob Kipping in the dunes

  14. Gromit

    Gromit International Man of Misery

    EE3854B5-8482-4B7E-873D-5EDE691F390D.jpeg
    Banghai Technologies Human Surrogate.

    4EAF9C1F-8729-4A63-9CFF-8BABD407B004.jpeg
    Ian Beale lol
     
  15. sim667

    sim667 Licking windows on the 303 bus.

    I had a great time, they've obviously scaled back in some areas, but it looks very much like they've scaled back to a point where they can start working on the details again in the future. I am worried about the year on year price increases, its getting ridiculously pricey now, this year was £305 for me an my campervan, but its undoubtable that the production levels were off the chart as always. The new sound baffling system didn't seem to make too much difference, but I wonder if the scale of the stages its most needed on is the reason for that.

    I actually had a much more band focussed time this year, saw some of my teenage favourites (Soulfly), saw bands I've wanted to see for ages (Die Antwoord), and had some new discoveries (Jaya the Cat). Danced to a lot of Soca, and thats something I want to listen to some more of and missed a few things I wanted to see, but hey ho.

    Security confiscated my pen knife which means I didn't have anything to cut my avocados and tomatoes with in my campervan, but then were letting people through with 7/8 inch kitchen knives, thats the only real piss take I thought all weekend. They gave me a receipt and told me I could pick it up, but then it took nearly 2 hours to get out the campervan field, by which time the pick up point was closed.
     
    editor, chainsawjob and ddraig like this.
  16. beesonthewhatnow

    beesonthewhatnow going deaf for a living

  17. sim667

    sim667 Licking windows on the 303 bus.

    IMG_1372.JPG
     
    Ranbay likes this.
  18. dervish

    dervish if you flibble when you wibble, don't wobble

    I read that thread on fb, some people were proper nasty about it though to be fair her reactions weren't very nice either.
     
  19. sim667

    sim667 Licking windows on the 303 bus.

    I think people were predominantly taking the piss because he got his mum to write a message begging for replacement stuff, because he was clearly too lazy to carry it all home.
     
  20. William of Walworth

    William of Walworth Festographer

    Fuckit! I'm reached a decision. I'm almost certainly up for Boomtown 2019 -- festivakdeb isn't keen :( , but I'll somehow make it on my own, with any friend(s) who can secure me a lift :p
     
  21. sim667

    sim667 Licking windows on the 303 bus.

    I'm debating trying something different..... maybe balter again, or illusive.

    Boomtown itself is a great festival, but the crow has changed to people who think its ok to dump their rubbish where they stand, and that shouting "NICE ONE BRUVAAAAA" at each other is the pinnacle of comedy. In effect, the crowd are feeling more like I'm at Reading than the UK's biggest festival for underground music.
     
  22. sim667

    sim667 Licking windows on the 303 bus.

    Boomtown 2019 tickets go on sale soon, £200 is the cheapest option.

    I've decided with the massive changes going on, and the reality of it costing me £300 for my ticket and campervan (at least), that I'll give it a miss next year. I think for the same price I can afford to go to Balter (which I think is great), and Illusive (which I've been wanting to try for a while)....... but some of my friends are trying to sway me to go to Noisily.....
     
  23. editor

    editor Taffus Maximus

    I've really enjoyed every Boomtown festival but unless I get a gig as a DJ/band next year, I'll probably give it a miss too.
     
  24. sim667

    sim667 Licking windows on the 303 bus.

    Its just getting to be silly money now isn't it?

    Its such a shame as I still think production wise its the best festival in the UK>
     
    editor likes this.
  25. editor

    editor Taffus Maximus

    I think when they bumped up the attendance a few years back it lost a little bit of its charm. That said it's still a bloody amazing, incredible festival.
     
  26. sim667

    sim667 Licking windows on the 303 bus.

    Its just got that slight Reading/Glastonbury vibe amongst the crowd now.... Its the crowd I dislike, rather than the festival, it seems to get less friendly and more about "bants" each year.

    The festival itself is incredible, although a little too big possibly.
     
    editor likes this.

Share This Page

  1. This site uses cookies to help personalise content, tailor your experience and to keep you logged in if you register.
    By continuing to use this site, you are consenting to our use of cookies.
    Dismiss Notice