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Glastonbury 2011

Discussion in 'festivals' started by Tort, Sep 1, 2010.

  1. Gerry1time

    Gerry1time pities the neurotypical

    Dood, do it now! Unless it was packed when dry, you're going to have a whole lot of mould to get rid of too.
  2. Gerry1time

    Gerry1time pities the neurotypical

    Innit, my boots just took a long soak in a bathful of hot water followed by a good scouring.
  3. tarannau

    tarannau Mongolian eyed

    Cleverly I managed to get most of my dirty clothes soaked with water in a unfortunate tent open incident, followed by drying them out on the outside ropes on blissful Sunday. Not as mouldy as it could be. The boots will remain caked with mud until they're uncovered again in 2013.

    So I've only the cloying mud to deal with. Three washes down and there's still more to do between us. And then it's things like bags and rucksacks, which all boast a fine crust of claying shit.
  4. Gerry1time

    Gerry1time pities the neurotypical

  5. sojourner

    sojourner Where's me readers?

    Ahhh - Kate Tempest! She's immense. Hoping to catch her at Beatherder on Saturday :cool:
  6. London_Calling

    London_Calling Pleasant and unpatronising

    Loving all these post-match summaries folks - you should all be on the sofa with Laverne and Wiley. Or perhaps not...

    Anyway, a lovely read.
  7. mysterygirl

    mysterygirl Stealth visit from work

    The little fella had to go back to the tent during Paul Simon, I thought it had been less than I expected because I wasn't really paying attention, your comment makes me feel slightly better :D

    As for the broken leg, that's made my stomach churn and I'm very glad I was no-where around. :(

    No nor me, which makes me feel better about not trying - the little fella wanted to see Coldplay on Saturday & QOTSA on Sunday, so Friday evening was our only realistic chance to get round there and he chucked in the towel & went to bed early on Friday. (can't say I blame him, either tbh).
  8. Gromit

    Gromit International Man of Misery

    I only saw the Friday show. Not over crowded but sill plenty of people. The rain made the lasers more sparkly.
  9. Tort

    Tort Well-Known Member

    I had no idea!!! We only caught about the last five songs of her set so the fact we get a chance to see her from the kick off so soon is fantastic news! :D
  10. Tort

    Tort Well-Known Member

    It was late Saturday night when I was on my way out of Arcadia. Sounded like a tree branch cracking but as soon as I heard the screaming I knew exactly what had happened even before a couple of guys came running past me yelling at security to get a medical team up there. :(

    My girl & her crew saw QOTSA but because everything closes down 30 minutes earlier on Sunday they still had time to get through the late night queuing system in time to watch the show at midnight. Worth remembering for next time.
  11. sojourner

    sojourner Where's me readers?

    Yep yep - dunno what time she's on, but she's on the Rajazzle stage :cool:
  12. Tort

    Tort Well-Known Member

    The what???? :confused:
  13. tarannau

    tarannau Mongolian eyed

    Don't get me wrong, I had a grand old time on Friday/Sat morn in Arcadia - and yep, lasers and rain sure do make things sparkle - but there was no show to really speak of on Friday. Just a little more fire and some familiar tunes really. As much as I love that song Tarantula, spiders don't sodding sting - you may tell, but it's beginning to grate.

    Sunday brought out the acrobats, vehicles and lightning, the full shaboodle. Sounds like it was on slightly more together than Saturday too.
  14. goldenecitrone

    goldenecitrone ubi sunt

  15. paolo

    paolo Well-Known Member

    The photographer mate helping me out went in for the opening... he said something along the lines of being a bit weird (but fun) being analysed in such an incongruous environment for a festival. All super clean white walls, and shrink people looking like, erm, shrink people. Very clever. Shangri-La are good at weird experiences that you don't expect and are a bit freaky.
  16. William of Walworth

    William of Walworth Festographer

    I wish I had now -- that article makes it sound fascinating (even without nudity, but preferably with, probably! :D ).
  17. paolo

    paolo Well-Known Member

    Think how many times I heard it. :D :(
  18. Gerry1time

    Gerry1time pities the neurotypical

  19. mysterygirl

    mysterygirl Stealth visit from work

    It is. I'd planned an early exit on Monday morning tbh so was reluctant to go on Sunday anyway, plus the little fella was so tired it was making him ill by then. Had I known it was going to take us 3 hours to walk to the car on Monday morning, a further 2 hours to get out of the car park and 4 MORE hours to get up the 303 as far as Stonehenge (en route to London) I'd probably have taken him anyway and let us both have a lie-in on Monday morning. :(
  20. paolo

    paolo Well-Known Member

    A review I agree with.

    I'd also add, in Shangri-La's favour, that the vibe when they opened - in glorious sunshine, with a big line of security holding back a crowd who were doing a countdown - was marvellous. It took all of 10 minutes for the Hub to be full of the happiest faces I've seen in a long while at a festival. No name band with the grooviest of hoofing beats. Hands in the air massive.

    And when Arcadia's half empty, it's nearest the vibe of a 'good old days' free party, of anywhere on site I think. No airs and graces, just come and dance.
  21. Part 2

    Part 2 bizarre wanking accident

    I had a great time, first Glastonbury since 92/3.


    Great company
    Great drugs
    Warpaint at John Peel, an amazing live band, bass player not looking as hot with the blond hair mind.
    Low Anthem at Avalon, thought they'd struggle against the background noise and bass from a nearby tent but they pulled through a great set, moving as ever....no Charlie Darwin for whoever asked earlier
    King Kapisi at Magic Bubble, great NZ hiphop
    QOTSA, fucking great stuff
    Joe Driscoll, beatboxer at Chai Wallers
    The earrae outfit in Strummerville with the mahoosive panpipes:cool:
    Leon's veggie food, pretty sure I could eat that stuff every meal of the day everyday for the rest of my life
    The great random people I met including some mad woman who took a shine to me but was too busy chaperoning her married friend who was having an affair with a married fella

    Low points...

    I feel like I need a new hip. Marching through the mud for 4 days.

    Hit with a blinding cold the minute I walked into the house, aching and dizzy as fuck.

    Fucking security....... who needs cops when you've an idiotic 20something in a hi viz with a badge threatening someone smoking a spliff outside in the open air that they'll "call response and have your tent searched and you thrown out of the site"

    or the slimy fuckers who were preying on girls off their heads in the worker's camping area. Seedy cunts.
  22. Gromit

    Gromit International Man of Misery

    I walked past it, twice.

    Didn't know that it was anything other than an amusing atmospheric sound effect.
  23. Boycey

    Boycey juvenile rave slut

    re arcadia 2010 vs arcadia 2011- the stellar leap they made with the new stage in 2010 would have been impossible to match a year later, especially with the obvious need to satisfy yet more punters. i reckon they did it pretty damn well even if it was a little diluted compared to previous years. i reckon a proper 360 degree soundsystem with their stage set up for full 360 degree mayhem is the way forward for them...
  24. sim667

    sim667 Licking windows on the 303 bus.

    I just read the last post in this as being made by Beyonce

    I was hoping to come in here and find a massive bunfight with a world famous glastonbury headliner :(
  25. bmd

    bmd you left me standing here

    I'd forgotten about Aaron, bless him. I had such a great festival. Had almost convinced myself that it wasn't that great because I was so knackered on the last day (crept into the cinema for some respite from the blazing sun and fell asleep) but yeah, it was awesome.

    Marching up the railway line at 5am to Block 9, hearing Dawn Penn's No No No playing in a little tent (Lizard Cafe?) on the way, going in, having a pipe with that couple then marching on. That was just a 10 minute memory but I have so many of them from this year. So good.
  26. Part 2

    Part 2 bizarre wanking accident

    Wow, fine points in those memories....now you've got me trying to remember smoking with a couple:hmm:

    Aaron, yeah that was him, never got my free pasta though :D.

    Great times:cool:
  27. miniGMgoit

    miniGMgoit OverWeightUnderAchiever

    I find it funny that people complain about who's playing on all the big stages.
    I've been to Glastonbury many times and rarely caught more than a few bands. There's so much else to do. That's the glory of the festival. Anyone who moans about who's playing needs to get a life really. I know it's "cool" to say everything's shit, but if you don't like it, go see something else.
  28. audiotech

    audiotech wav, aiff, mp3, ogg, flac

    Everything's shit. :cool:
  29. William of Walworth

    William of Walworth Festographer

    Sort of see your point, but acts on the larger stages are important to a fair few of us as well as all the huge amount of the rest. In my review, I was definitely one who was sorry to miss some of the larger-stage acts, andd appreciative of some of the others, but that doesn't mean I can't fully understand your point about getting a lot out of everything else. In all the years I've been posting here about Glastonbury, and in all the years I've been going (lots!) I've always pushed the 'vibe not lineup' thing. But at the same time I was really sorry to miss Duane Eddy and Morrissey (for eg) this year, as well.

    Overall though, my Glastonbury life was mostly fine this year -- far more positives than negatives :) :cool:
  30. Hollis

    Hollis bloody furious



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