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King_Ghidra
23-08-2004, 12:37:38
Copy of a mail my missus got from the festival organisers:

Reading Festival - Weather Warning!

So far this month we have had 10 times as much rain as this time last year and it looks like more is coming. It is essential festival goers bring sufficient changes of clothes, wet weather gear and camping gear to stay dry. In addition please, please, please use the trains and National Express. Much of the car parking is forming part of the River Thames at the moment and we may have to use some edge of town park and ride schemes.

Please check with the website http://www.readingfestival.com before you set off for the latest update.

remember your wellies chaps!

Debaser
23-08-2004, 12:43:45
Bollocks.

I may just go home every night if it's too bad.

Funkodrom
23-08-2004, 12:48:56
Me too but I'm planning to not do that if at all possible.

Debaser
23-08-2004, 12:51:20
Me too, but I've got better thing to do that sit soaking wet & shivering in a manky flooded field when I have a perfectly good house a 1.20 bus ride away.

Funkodrom
23-08-2004, 12:52:55
Absolutely.

Scabrous Birdseed
23-08-2004, 14:49:54
I'm dodging the problem by going to Leeds.

Funkodrom
23-08-2004, 14:51:00
Doesn't look much better there, but maybe it's on a hill not by a river.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/weather/5day.shtml?id=2575

Gramercy Riffs
23-08-2004, 16:05:35
Damn.

I'll go back to the flat if its really bad.

Debaser, you are welcome to stop over if you like, save going home. That applies to other Readingers too, bar K_G for obvious reasons. :p

Funkodrom
23-08-2004, 16:07:57
Cool. I'll stay at yours then if it's really bad. ;)

BigGameHunter
23-08-2004, 16:50:09
See my thread.
Bring boxes of Saran Wrap and 18 changes of clothes.

Rainy concerts are absolute misery.

The Shaker
23-08-2004, 18:48:12
I'm camping on dartmoor.....shouldn't be too bad.

well hopefully not for me.

Foetus
23-08-2004, 21:24:22
Bit of a trek to the main stage though.

Eklektikos
23-08-2004, 23:19:41
Damn.

protein
24-08-2004, 00:10:02
I'll give it a miss then. I don't see why I should go to see bands I don't like in sub-first world war trench conditions.

Angelhorns
24-08-2004, 00:20:33
you're all so frigging bourgeois! The whole point of festivals is to get down and dirty, and revel in fetid conditions reminiscent of an 19th century London slum, not to live in toasty comfort with a Turkish houseboy serving you lobster from a silver platter. You should probably all go to the Chelsea flower show instead, they like pansies there :D

Funkodrom
24-08-2004, 08:25:00
So where are you camping AH?

Good that Rob's decided it's not worth him trying to blag his way in this year. :lol:

Angelhorns
24-08-2004, 18:56:08
I dont do festivals, the conditions are worse than a Darfur refugee camp!

Funkodrom
25-08-2004, 08:48:17
They are much improved these days you even get clean toilets most of the time (they started cleaning them several times a day a few years ago).

Debaser
25-08-2004, 12:48:13
For anyone going, this is what someone on some website somewhere believes the stage times to be:

http://www.mmdesigner.co.uk/lineup.jpg

I'm not sure it's 100% reliable, but it's better than nothing, and certainly better than paying 10 for an official program which'll be wrong anyway...

Angelhorns
25-08-2004, 22:44:09
Originally posted by Funkodrom
They are much improved these days you even get clean toilets most of the time (they started cleaning them several times a day a few years ago).

For me the perils of women's portable toilets do not weigh favourably against the promise of seeing a band I like.

Angelhorns
25-08-2004, 22:48:59
overall I think saturday looks best but I cant believe the Streets are on beneath crappy Green Day or 50 cent for that matter. I'd love to see them and Har Mar Superstar

BigGameHunter
26-08-2004, 00:21:06
Wow...that is one impressive lineup.
I'd be sure to see Lanegan, The Shins and a couple of others if I was there. Lucky dogs.