So, why AREN'T you going to Glasto this year?

Discussion in 'festivals' started by Riff, Apr 13, 2008.


What is putting you off going to Glasto in 2008?

  1. The ticket price

  2. The Weather in 2007

  3. Having to pre-register

  4. Michael Eavis's comments about wanting "younger people there"

  5. The nightmare of getting coaches in 2007

    0 vote(s)
  6. Limited coach departure points in 2008

    0 vote(s)
  7. Other festivals have a better line-up

  8. Thuggish security

  9. I'm getting too old for this game!

  10. Can't get the time off work

  11. Other (please specify)

  1. Riff

    Riff B@nned from eGofestivals

    Poll to follow:
  2. Geri

    Geri wasn't born to follow

    That poll should be multi option.
  3. starfish2000

    starfish2000 Well-Known Member

    Its really expensive

    Last time I went a really agressive guy stole my water bottle, I dont like theives who lay the whole socialism trip on you.

    I dont really like anyone on the Bill, Maybe the Verve,but they are ashcrofts MOR cash cow now, give me Gravity Grave anyday.

    Kate Moss goes there......

    The facillities are pretty shit from my own memory

    Younger crowd? There was a software fault on the ticket regestration last year so half of Vodafone employees went from what I heard.
  4. foo

    foo dirtysweet

    nice axe you got there Riff :D d'you want a grinder to go with that?
  5. Belushi

    Belushi 01 811 8055 R.I.P.

    I've never been, not my cup of tea at all.
  6. jayeola

    jayeola New Member

    - poll option = never been
  7. JTG

    JTG Angry about not being able to be an astronaut.

    boohoo, Eavis said he wanted more young people 'cos unlike me he wants the festival to develop rather than attract the same increasingly comfortable and middle class audience year in year out. so I'm not going to go, thus allowing the kids more of a chance to get tickets and then whinge like fuck about it to anybody who will listen

    meanwhile everyone who does go will have an ace time :)
  8. dylanredefined

    dylanredefined Not a house elf a tiger

    Been once its huge but not really keen on going again expensive and a hassle to get there.
  9. High Voltage

    High Voltage In the top 97% of Urban's most interesting posters

    1 Didn't pre-register. Didn't even know when you had to pre-register.
    2 Went last year, can't be arsed with going this year to be honest.
    3 I'm local to Glasto (for the time being) so getting there really isn't that big a deal, could probably pop home every evening if I wanted to.
    4 My Sister, who is the Glasto Head didn't want to go because of the line up.
  10. boohoo

    boohoo No.

    I've been quite a few times and like my memories of it back then and would rather spend my money exploring some different festies!
  11. moonsi til

    moonsi til worked it out now!

    I can't afford it this year with time or money but I love Glasto and had it been feasible for me this year I would be there. Despite that I'm also OK about not going.
  12. Strumpet

    Strumpet gypsy girl

    Don't wanna :)
  13. oddworld

    oddworld building a lego house

    Same as , never been to one. Got no interest really.
  14. cybertect

    cybertect It's grim up north (London)

    Not a particularly fabulous line-up + a (currently) 10 month old son.
  15. Dravinian

    Dravinian 100k smug liberal points

    It is not really my cup of tea either. I am not a fan of roughing it.
  16. Mekon

    Mekon Food-obsessed since 1982

    Never been, no desire to go, and if I had a spare £145 I'd rather spend it on going on holiday somewhere I can use a loo without having to hold my breath.
    My festival days are firmly behind me, always managed to get sunstroke, not pleasant.
  17. veracity

    veracity unspecified

    I went to Glasto for the first time last year. This year I'm going to Latitude and Solfest but bugger going back to Glasto after Eavis' comment about just wanting young people there. The line-up doesn't particularly appeal either and from what I saw there last year the land simply doesn't provide enough space or facilities for the number of tickets sold.
  18. veracity

    veracity unspecified

    The poll should be multiple choice!:mad:
  19. bi0boy

    bi0boy Power User

    I went for the last time in 2000

    Since the new fence going up keeping out a significant proportion of interesting people, I reckon can have more anarchic festi chaos fun at the Cambridge Folk Festival .
  20. exleper

    exleper is on your ignore list

    why is everyone going on about the line up? they havent released it yet! theyve just announced a few headliners, and a handful of bands have confirmed themselves, including massive attack, jimmy cliff, leonard cohen, alabama 3, the levellers, british sea power, and hundreds more yet to be being pretty optimistic.
  21. pinkmonkey

    pinkmonkey 2.4 hour party person

    Too expensive for me - not just the tickets to pay for, but the car hire and a dog sitter as well - you're looking at over £500 before we've even got there!
  22. skyscraper101

    skyscraper101 0891 50 50 50

    1. The weather isn't guaranteed
    2. The cost compared to other festies
    3. The pre-registration, photo-id malarkey
    4. Its all on the BBC anyway
    5. The vibe has changed a lot recently, it's more boring and commercial now
    6. Getting in and out is always a mission, whether by car, bus or train
    7. I'm bound to hate most of the bands playing now compared to the nineties
    8. I'd rather go on holiday
    9. Zane Lowe will probably be there
    10. There's so many other better festivals now
  23. Kizmet

    Kizmet Well-Known Member

    I don't think there's much point going if I can't stay in the VIP enclosures like I'm used to...

  24. SpookyFrank

    SpookyFrank If it's alive, don't lick it.

    Jimmy Cliff owned glasto 2003 :cool:

    I'm not too fussed about the lineup, in fact if there's not many bands I'm desperate to see then that leaves me more free to mill about and see what looks interesting. I'm not going because I'm too skint and because I really can't be bothered with a 'hippy' festival with more security than the Berlin wall :(
  25. moose

    moose like some cat from Japan

    As you know, we decided before last year's that we wouldn't be going this year, and we intended to enjoy last year to the max, but actually we didn't really enjoy it much at all. Going had become a habit, and it's nice to break it for a while. :)
  26. moomoo

    moomoo Not so yummy mummy

    Likewise. I've seen pics of the toilets, there is no way I'd go. :eek: :D
  27. MsShirlLaverne

    MsShirlLaverne wearing purple

    There's not really anyone I want to see badly enough this year to make me want to risk another year of ankle deep mud. I'm going to Primavera instead because there's bands I like and a lot more chance of good weather.
  28. quimcunx

    quimcunx protestant traybake

    because it's my idea of hell! :)
  29. JTG

    JTG Angry about not being able to be an astronaut.

    which isn't actually what he said but if the effect is that it's scared off the sort of idiots who take massive offence at this sort of thing then I'm glad it's been interpreted in this way
  30. paolo

    paolo Well-Known Member

    Yep. For various reasons, this year looks like a good old clearout. :cool:

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