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Reasons Why Glastonbury Is Shit

Discussion in 'festivals' started by twentythreedom, Jun 20, 2011.

  1. Gromit

    Gromit International Man of Misery

    The place is too big when dry. You have to walk and walk and walk or miss acts. Inevitably you have to pick a chill time sooner or later and deciding when is like deciding which of your favourite kittens you have to kill.

    When you throw mud into the mix those walk times get even longer and energy draining.

    When you throw sun into the mix you get heat drain and sunburn.

    Glasto is like an hostile alien planet... with a really cool funpark to play in... whilst things try to wear you down and kill you.

    And don't get me started on the toilets. Not flushing is one thing but leaving dead Tories behind!

    And its all just toooo long cause they have to start it 2 days early before the event starts proper cause of the sheer bloody numbers. Most of which have to squeeze out all on the same day.

    Despite allll that I loved the social side of Glasto and enjoyed some quality music.

    Prefer Creamfields though. Less pain for the gain.
  2. free spirit

    free spirit more tea vicar?

    this ought to be compulsory IMO.
  3. Shreddy

    Shreddy Truth Through Character

    Beyonce is from Texas. Not quite BBC.

    Cheryl Cole being a massive unknown 'nobody-gives-a-fuck' failure in the largest media market on the planet (North America), now that's BBC. :facepalm:
  4. Ranbay

    Ranbay The same rules apply

  5. Paulie Tandoori

    Paulie Tandoori shut it you egg!

    curiously prescient...:hmm:
  6. marty21

    marty21 One on one? You're crazy.

    I enjoyed it when I went in 1986, haven't felt a pressing desire to return - I should have gone more when I was a teenager as I'm from Bath which is only about 20 miles away - but never got around to going then either - the only time i did go, I was living in Swansea
  7. marty21

    marty21 One on one? You're crazy.

    when did that flag stuff start up then - saw loads of them on the telly - I wouldn't schlep around carrying a big fuck off flag for 5 days
  8. Ranbay

    Ranbay The same rules apply

    more and more each year, it's fucking selfish.... flags for tents is fine... at the main stage it just makes you a cunt as nobody can see fuck all.
  9. marty21

    marty21 One on one? You're crazy.

    there were very few flags in 86, a few tents had them and they were very helpful, if you were camped near a tent with a distinctive flag - wouldn't help at all now

    (((((lost stoned drunk tent seekers)))))
  10. Onket

    Onket Je suis [CONTENT REMOVED]

    Yeah, sorry about that.
  11. Ted Striker

    Ted Striker Foot's on the other hand

    This x millions.
  12. Ivana Nap

    Ivana Nap Well-Known Member

    They're banned from the main arena at both the Isle of Wight Festival and Bestival - doesn't stop people bringing them in though.
  13. Onket

    Onket Je suis [CONTENT REMOVED]

    Maybe security should start taking the same approach with flags as they do with 20ft balloons.
  14. twentythreedom

    twentythreedom doesn't like the cut of your jib

    well, thank God that's over.
  15. twentythreedom

    twentythreedom doesn't like the cut of your jib

    Surely the revelation of Tory involvement precludes anyone ever buying a ticket for this shame-fest ever again?

    Dudes who paid for their tickets subsidised all them "VIP" cunts. Seriously, wtf? It's almost as bad as seeing SamCam throwing 'shapes' at Unsound.
  16. London_Calling

    London_Calling Pleasant and unpatronising

    It must be heartbreaking seeing all those people enjoying themselves.
  17. twentythreedom

    twentythreedom doesn't like the cut of your jib

    That's it, you hit the nail on the head, right there :) What a disgusting bunch of cunts they all are, innit. Associating with Tories etc :(
  18. Onket

    Onket Je suis [CONTENT REMOVED]

    Have to admit that I did wonder what the fuck that bloke and his entire family were doing there in the VIP area.
  19. grit

    grit an ugly force for good

    Not to be a cunt 23, but thats really what it looks like you have a problem with (people having fun, not the tory thing).
  20. Crispy

    Crispy The following psytrance is baṉned: All

    Backstage at glastonbury is not a VIP area. There are many thousands of very unimportant people there too.
  21. madzone

    madzone Physically unfavourable

    Quite. Totally depends what they mean by 'backstage'. I'm allowed behind the Pyramid stage and I'm the least important person I know :D
  22. Onket

    Onket Je suis [CONTENT REMOVED]

    That'll teach me to believe what I read in the paper!

    I doubt they all paid for tickets, though.
  23. paolo

    paolo Well-Known Member

  24. paolo

    paolo Well-Known Member

    I've just found someone's notes from Michael's Sunday Q&A session. In amongst it...

    "10. He was considering retiring in about 5 years. He went on to say that he felt that Emily would continue in the same direction that he followed and that they had many common values with regards to the festival. Emily is however very anti commercial sponsorship, and it was her decision to get rid of the Orange sponsorship – that had cost him £400,000. It was her intention to remove all corporate sponsorship asap."

    Sony weren't back this year, and the Q magazine sponsorship terminated as well.

    Not that commercial sponsorship has ever been particularly overt - no logos are shown anywhere on site - but Emily's direction on this is definitely a good thing.

    I sometimes think she gets it in the neck from some people simply because noone wants to think bad of Michael. The previous bogeyman was Melvyn Benn - who even won over Arabella Churchill in the end.
  25. madzone

    madzone Physically unfavourable

    The Orange sponsorship was pretty overt.
  26. paolo

    paolo Well-Known Member

    Yes, fair comment.
  27. smmudge

    smmudge It's a dirty job but someone's gotta do it

    Q weren't there? Does that mean there were no Q dailys (or was that not Q..hmm sure it was..)
  28. paolo

    paolo Well-Known Member

    No. It became an in-house publication, 'The firelighter'.
  29. madzone

    madzone Physically unfavourable

    How is she going to run it without any corporate sponsorship. Will the ticket prices go up?
  30. paolo

    paolo Well-Known Member

    I think Orange were the biggest. At £400k divided by 137,500 ticket holders, the 'cost' is marginal. I can't imagine Q or Sony paid anywhere near that.

    One possible knock on though was the loss of a stage. The Queens Head 'merged' with Dance West. But given the number of stages, it probably won't be missed.

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