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Debaser
13-12-2002, 14:57:51
http://www.nme.com/news/103756.htm

:lol: :lol: :lol:

And look at the picture, Michael Eavis is so tall he's grown right through his hair!

protein
13-12-2002, 15:01:20
I stood next to him at Paddington station. He was with some really foxy girl.

True story.

Funkodrom
13-12-2002, 15:01:40
I wouldn't allow a licence to a festival that wanted REM as headliners either.

Scabrous Birdseed
13-12-2002, 15:08:48
Come to Roskilde instead. Confirmed acts so far: Metallica, Iron Maiden.

Funkodrom
13-12-2002, 15:09:08
I know, best line up for a festival ever. :D

protein
13-12-2002, 15:10:06
You don't go to Glastonbury for the music!

Scabrous Birdseed
13-12-2002, 15:11:38
I mighy do Glastonbury this year, if they get a licence. We'll see.

Vincent
13-12-2002, 15:12:40
instead of REM?

Funkodrom
13-12-2002, 15:13:17
I'd definitely go if Scabby was headlining.

protein
13-12-2002, 15:14:36
Lets go and do loads of mushrooms in the stone circle.

Scabrous Birdseed
13-12-2002, 15:19:56
Are there as many people who go to Glastonbury only to spend the entire festival sitting in front of their tents drinking can upon can of cheap, nasty danish lager until they collapse at like 6 in the morning as there are at Roskilde? 'cause I'm sure half of them don't give a fuck about the music.

protein
13-12-2002, 15:21:42
Of course. The music is incidental.

Nills Lagerbaak
13-12-2002, 15:31:29
What is music?

*Cracks open another can of Gold Label

Funkodrom
13-12-2002, 15:46:32
Since when was going to a festival about the music? :confused:

Lazarus and the Gimp
13-12-2002, 17:31:39
Originally posted by Scabrous Birdseed
Are there as many people who go to Glastonbury only to spend the entire festival sitting in front of their tents drinking can upon can of cheap, nasty danish lager until they collapse at like 6 in the morning as there are at Roskilde?

Certainly not.

It's scrumpy. Really evil scrumpy.

Lazarus and the Gimp
13-12-2002, 17:32:49
In 12 years I've never known a Glastonbury licence to be passed at first application.

Debaser
13-12-2002, 17:37:55
Originally posted by Scabrous Birdseed
Come to Roskilde instead. Confirmed acts so far: Metallica, Iron Maiden.

Even though I hate Iron Maiden I'd love to go to any festival that would have them as headliners, and Metallica were awsome when I saw them at Reading.

Where is Roskilde?

Lazarus and the Gimp
13-12-2002, 17:55:56
Denmark.

Scabrous Birdseed
13-12-2002, 18:06:00
Denmark. Scandinavia's biggest festival, roughly 2/3 the size of Glastonbury in terms of attendance (by principle, it used to let more people in), but longer, cheaper and with the same kind of "proper festival atmosphere". It also has a tendency to attract huge names (being very big indeed in scandinavia and with a good organisation), including in the past few years Dylan (three times), Neil Young (twice), Lou Reed, Kraftwerk, Bowie and Patti Smith (twice) as well as the vast majority of high-profile nineties bands from Blur to Massive Attack.

http://www.roskilde-festival.dk/2000/english/

Lazarus and the Gimp
13-12-2002, 19:40:18
It looks tiny compared to Glastonbury.

It also appears to be veeeeeeeeeerry anal. No bonfires. No barbecues. No cans or bottles outside of camping areas. No flash photography. Some festival.

Despite all those rules, the statistics state you're far more likely to die there than at Glastonbury.

Scabrous Birdseed
13-12-2002, 19:53:32
Glastonbury looks really overpriced for the extremely short stay. I mean, at Roskilde the natural thing is to arrive on Monday and stay a whole week, how can you get into the vibe in the matter of hours glastonbury apparently lasts? And for that price, too.

It isn't particuarly tiny compared to Glastonbury: 100 000 to 140 000 people attending. It also has about the same amount of stages/acts, so that number doesn't really matter.

And the lineup is always better.

Funkodrom
14-12-2002, 10:27:54
I think Laz was referring to the size of the site.

Glastonbury has 140,000 people plus another 100,000 wall jumpers, although they've apparently fixed that now. I'm sure people still get in for free.

Funkodrom
14-12-2002, 10:30:00
No fires sucks.

Scabrous Birdseed
14-12-2002, 11:25:30
The site is roughly 2/5 of the glastonbury one, yes. But then Glastonbury does have the largest site in the world...

protein
14-12-2002, 13:46:47
Sounds like the V festivals. Very middle class, no fires, no hippys.

Debaser
14-12-2002, 13:53:40
Originally posted by Lazarus and the Gimp
It also appears to be veeeeeeeeeerry anal. No bonfires. No barbecues. No cans or bottles outside of camping areas. No flash photography. Some festival.

This isn't any worse than UK festivals. I was a steward at Reading last year, and the rules there were pretty much the same. I doubt the no bonfires rule is taken too seriously unless your fire looks out of control, and no barbecues probably refers to gas barbecues which is fair enough really. You're not supposed to take drinks into any Uk festivals either, which I suspect is technically down to liscencing/safety laws, but really down to whoever is sponsering the event (you think Carling would sell so well at Reading if there was ANY alternative?)

p.s Tip for anyone: Don't be a steward at a festival, it's shit.

Scabrous Birdseed
14-12-2002, 14:00:43
Originally posted by protein
Sounds like the V festivals. Very middle class, no fires, no hippys.

:rolleyes:

Roskilde is probably the most hippie festival in europe, after Isle of Wight. And it's just as muddy as any of the classic festivals.

Scabrous Birdseed
14-12-2002, 14:01:05
Anyway, hippies are middle class.

Scabrous Birdseed
14-12-2002, 14:09:47
If anything, Roskilde which shows world cup football and has loadsa shite domestic acts is more working class than Arty-Farty glastonbury.

Scabrous Birdseed
14-12-2002, 14:11:16
And it's run for charity, unlike the commercial-driven festivals in England...

Debaser
14-12-2002, 14:12:33
You are allowed to write more than one sentence per post you know.:)

Scabrous Birdseed
14-12-2002, 14:15:37
Are you telling me a festival with posters like this is not run by hippies?

http://www.roskilde-festival.dk/2000/grafik/posters/76.gif

Scabrous Birdseed
14-12-2002, 14:17:13
Originally posted by Debaser
You are allowed to write more than one sentence per post you know.:)

I'm just responding to the troll. I get very protective, I've got nothing against british festivals really.

Lazarus and the Gimp
14-12-2002, 14:29:51
Originally posted by Scabrous Birdseed
And it's run for charity, unlike the commercial-driven festivals in England...

Blatant troll. Glastonbury was CND's biggest fundraiser for 15 years, and still raises loads for charities such as Greenpeace.

protein
14-12-2002, 15:48:10
Originally posted by Debaser
This isn't any worse than UK festivals. I was a steward at Reading last year, and the rules there were pretty much the same. I doubt the no bonfires rule is taken too seriously unless your fire looks out of control, and no barbecues probably refers to gas barbecues which is fair enough really. You're not supposed to take drinks into any Uk festivals either, which I suspect is technically down to liscencing/safety laws, but really down to whoever is sponsering the event (you think Carling would sell so well at Reading if there was ANY alternative?)

p.s Tip for anyone: Don't be a steward at a festival, it's shit.
Don't oppress me you fascist!