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protein
08-04-2003, 14:10:00
gridlock it is then!

Funkodrom
08-04-2003, 14:13:32
Looks like I'm walking then.

simpleton
09-04-2003, 15:05:25
Gridlock in my hometown!!!
All those BMW's and Merc's and people carriers trying to get as close as possible to Rivermead so that mummy can drop off little Johnny as close to the "big Scary Festival" as possible.
It's not as if local residents get reduced price admission as a thank you for putting up with all the disruption, unlike the great Womad Festival.

Debaser
09-04-2003, 18:34:39
Originally posted by simpleton
It's not as if local residents get reduced price admission as a thank you for putting up with all the disruption.

Er.....yes they do, they get free admission.

PosterBoy
10-04-2003, 10:46:38
what a shame two of my mates moved to Gosport Rd, so no camping and a 10 min walk to the site. :bounce:

Scabrous Birdseed
10-04-2003, 12:18:17
Where's the fun in going to a festival and not camping?

King_Ghidra
10-04-2003, 12:20:53
Originally posted by Scabrous Birdseed
Where's the fun in going to a festival and not camping it up in a pair of angel wings and pink hotpants?

:eek:

*End Is Forever*
10-04-2003, 12:21:08
You could actually go for the music...

No, no, that's far too novel an idea.

Sean
10-04-2003, 12:35:49
:lol: @ K_G(@H?).

Funkodrom
10-04-2003, 12:47:49
I actually agree with that. For me the camping is 80% of the fun.

Scabrous Birdseed
10-04-2003, 13:40:16
That'd be a "concert", Iain, not a festival. A bloody cheap concert, admittedly (these days just going to see Neil Young alone would cost you more than a three-day music festival with hundreds of acts), but you'd still be missing out on the experience. And I'm not talking about the "sitting in front of your tent drinking" experience, which some people think is all a festival is about.

Funkodrom
10-04-2003, 14:08:36
Of course not it's about "sitting in front of your tent drinking and getting stoned"

*End Is Forever*
10-04-2003, 15:08:18
...and setting fire to the toilets on the last night.

Funkodrom
10-04-2003, 15:11:56
I hear those kids go to Leeds these days.

Debaser
10-04-2003, 15:17:44
Last year at Reading 3 toilet blocks and the campsite control office all got burnt out. There were also two bomb scares serious enough to necessitate whole sections of the campsite being evacuated.

Funkodrom
10-04-2003, 15:19:38
All the fun happens when I wasn't there.

They should make toilets that don't burn so impressively.

The Shaker
10-04-2003, 16:10:08
You shouldn't of had that curry.

*End Is Forever*
10-04-2003, 16:27:24
:lol:

simpleton
12-04-2003, 23:30:52
Originally posted by Debaser
Er.....yes they do, they get free admission.

Really? I have never come across a freeby. I:eek:

Are you positive we Reading residents can actually get in for nothing? It's not one of these "yeah, you can come in after 1800 on Sunday" type things is it?

Provost Harrison
13-04-2003, 10:24:27
Have you all considered the virtues of hitchhiking? ;)

Debaser
13-04-2003, 12:29:47
Originally posted by simpleton
Really? I have never come across a freeby. I:eek:

Are you positive we Reading residents can actually get in for nothing? It's not one of these "yeah, you can come in after 1800 on Sunday" type things is it?

Definately. A guy I used to go to college with lived in one of those big houses accross the other side of the river at the back of the site. Quite early on in the year (feb/march) the organisers would write to his family letting them know about the festival and offering free tickets.

I've not heard of any Oxford Road residents being offered tickets though, so I guess the radius of the offer is quite tight, not like all of Reading by any stretch of the imagination.

simpleton
13-04-2003, 18:58:00
Thank you Debaser for clearing that up.

I doubt that that many "Warren" residents bother using their tickets. They're probably too busy sipping pimms, flooding the environmental health telephone lines to complain of the sound levels and planning the next Conservative jumble sale.

protein
13-04-2003, 19:15:04
While the Oxford road residents are too busy smoking heroin, flooding the toilets of their bedsits and planning where to cash their stolen giros.