Glastonbury - not as good as it used to be

Discussion in 'festivals' started by Minnie_the_Minx, Jun 27, 2007.

  1. Minnie_the_Minx

    Minnie_the_Minx someinenhhanding menbag and me ah bollox

    All the old people have gone. It's just full of people with nothing better to discuss than trivia and how much their house prices have gone up.

    There's no proper discussions on the important things that matter any more. It's full of inane twats incapable of knowing good music from bad.

    It was much better years ago, but now everyone's jumping on the bandwagon and it's getting progressively worse by the year. I think there should be a halt on new festival goers.
  2. Hocus Eye.

    Hocus Eye. Snap, crop, scrap crap R.I.P.

    I am thinking of going next year for the first time. I am quite old so it will help the profile. I have no idea what is the difference between bad music and good music either (but I know what I like, boom boom). While I am away my property will have gone up in value as well, so that can't be bad.

    Mind you I had never thought of a music festival as a place where discussion was the main agenda. I thought it was about listening to music. But then I have only ever been to one-day festivals. ;)
  3. JTG

    JTG Angry about not being able to be an astronaut.

    It is a festival of the performing arts

    We are all performers. Or should be anyway :)
  4. Hollis

    Hollis Bloody furious

    JTG - for the first time I've noticed - you're a real optomist. :) ;)
  5. William of Walworth

    William of Walworth Festographer

    I have this feeling you weren't there this time, Minnie, and that you're now provoking an erm discussion??

    Or correct me if I'm wrong ...
  6. William of Walworth

    William of Walworth Festographer

    In any case ....

    Not exactly the same thread, but ... Maggot doesn't like proliferation ;)
  7. JTG

    JTG Angry about not being able to be an astronaut.

    one does one's best :)
  8. bouncer_the_dog

    bouncer_the_dog Well-Known Member

    Certainly not as good as it used to be.:mad:

    The people I didn't have a problem with.

    The shite infrastucture and unbelievable costs I couldn't stand. Coupled with trerrible sound and the unadulterated nightmare of leaving.

    I am fed up with the veneration of the Eavis'. They are business people like any others - reading the festival magazine is like reading pure propaganda. "i'm glad it rained - we can test the drainage, and it works" say's Eavis. Well a) I'm not glad it rains b) it doesn't fucking work. Either way they have been solidly cashing in on this since 1970. The current state of the festival is just the latest iteration. CND and iCount won't get the punters in like it would have 15 years ago. Now uber hype in the media will suffice. All this charity bollocks is PR padding.

    Anyway my complaints are legion. But the bottom line is its not worth the money to me anymore. I got Emperors New Clothes Syndrome when I was wading through the shite soaked to the skin looking for somwhere to spend £5 on a burger. Will be going elsewhere next year.
  9. The Groke

    The Groke hot hail/Paging Dr. Beat

    I bet the first time you went, those veterans present that had been going there for years before, were saying exactly the same thing about you and your mates..........

  10. newbie

    newbie undisambiguated

    utter rubbish


    there's a small element of truth in that, but actually, there never really was.


    I was there- were you?

    why- what's it to you?
  11. Minnie_the_Minx

    Minnie_the_Minx someinenhhanding menbag and me ah bollox

    :D :D

    Was just messing around. I've never even been to Glastonbury
  12. Onket

    Onket Je suis [CONTENT REMOVED]

    Well I wouldn't bother now- it's not what it once was.
  13. sleaterkinney

    sleaterkinney Well-Known Member

    The hilarity.
  14. Minnie_the_Minx

    Minnie_the_Minx someinenhhanding menbag and me ah bollox

    and this thread isn't even as good as the other Glastonbury threads :oops: :D
  15. Minnie_the_Minx

    Minnie_the_Minx someinenhhanding menbag and me ah bollox

    enough of your sarcasm :p

    Well newbie fell for it anyway
  16. newbie

    newbie undisambiguated

    crosses minnie off xmas card list
  17. JTG

    JTG Angry about not being able to be an astronaut.

    don't go then. I don't think it was any 'worse' than 2005 so we all knew what we were getting.

    can't be arsed with the other stuff. Only to say I still find it unbelievable that people seriously expect a weekend on a farm in the countryside with 200,000 other people can be done with minimal overheads (and therefore cheap food etc etc) and perfect infrastructure that will avoid flooding and mud.

    If you want to be mollycoddled with easily accessible home comforts, go to reading.
  18. Minnie_the_Minx

    Minnie_the_Minx someinenhhanding menbag and me ah bollox


    Do you think JTG will cross me off as well?
  19. bouncer_the_dog

    bouncer_the_dog Well-Known Member

    I won't be. The fact its a farm in somerset is not an excuse for slackness.
  20. gracious

    gracious Well-Known Member

    have to say that i was rather disappointed with the lack of post midnight activities to be had this year... seems to me to have diminished drastically since 2005... did anyone else experience this?
  21. gabi

    gabi Banned Banned

    What fucks me off is all these new people coming along and saying they hate Glastonbury. I've been sayin that for years. Get the fuck off my bandwagon, newbies..
  22. Minnie_the_Minx

    Minnie_the_Minx someinenhhanding menbag and me ah bollox

    Newbie didn't say that at all :D
  23. Balbi

    Balbi Hey, Dean Yager!

    LOL :D Reading's a fucking tosshole; loads of lagered up teens trying to be 'random' and 'wacky' by acting like cunts :mad:
  24. Macabre

    Macabre digiratti

    Nope, there was loads to do in LV, the park, dance field and circus area.
  25. newbie

    newbie undisambiguated

    slackness? the festi is run by volunteers who try, really hard, to make it as good as possible. Maybe it can't match your expectations in the teeth of a deluge, in which case I wish you luck at any other festival.

    Be fair though- you were pissed off before you arrived, complaining all across these threads about how badly you, as a consumer, were being treated throughout the ticket process. Also be fair- you chose the unadulterated nightmare of leaving, you had a coach ticket you could have used, but insisted you had to have a car.

    The cost- are other festivals cheaper? The last one I went to, Beautiful Days last year, seemed to cost much the same per meal but there was much less choice.

    Why you're blaming anyone else for the fact you were soaked to the skin escapes me: I spent a week there and didn't get wet. If you've been before you should have recognised the potential and taken appropriate clothing, most other people managed.

    I'm sad that your various strategies didn't work out, but you're blaming the festival for things that other people sidestepped, either because their planning worked better or because their expectations were different.
  26. JTG

    JTG Angry about not being able to be an astronaut.

    The fact it's a farm in Somerset is an excuse for the place being a mudbath when it encounters vast quantities of rain and a couple of hundred thousand people. You know this before you go. No amount of drainage will change this so be prepared or don't come.

    I spent a total of 24 hours across three separate days standing outside in the pissing rain working and didn't once get soaked to the skin because I had decent footwear and clothing. The only mud I ended up with was on my boots and trousers.

    As I say, if you want to be on a site which is close to 'civilisation' and unlikely to turn into an ankle deep swamp, go to Reading. Glastonbury is what it is and unless they move it to a completely different site, and probably country, it won't escape the basic problems of mud after wet weather that you are bemoaning.

    It's just beyond me why you thought it may have been any different - I have no idea whether you have been before but you must surely have seen pictures of previous wet years.

    ETA: Michael Eavis was referring to the new drainage through the railway line to prevent the near disastrous flooding of two years ago. It worked.
    As for going elsewhere - well I'll be interested to see if you get the sheer variety of experiences for the same money anywhere else or find any festival caterers elsewhere who do significantly cheaper meals. Because I doubt that you will.
  27. Macabre

    Macabre digiratti

    Fixed :p
  28. Onket

    Onket Je suis [CONTENT REMOVED]

    And that's Glastonbury. :D

    Bouncer- You're not allowed to be grumpy on these boards! Have you seen some of the abuse I've had?!! :D :D
  29. JTG

    JTG Angry about not being able to be an astronaut.

    Yeah but you're funny and loveable with it :)
  30. Onket

    Onket Je suis [CONTENT REMOVED]

    Well thank you very much! I'm glad someone thinks that!!

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