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Old 07-04-2003, 22:38:17   #1
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Post Something For Everyone At Reading And Leeds

Metal? Metallica, check. Nu-metal? Linkin Park, System of a Down, check. Immature pop-punk? Blink-182, Sum-41, check. Something for NME to pleasure themselves over? White Stripes, Polyphonic Spree, Yeah Yeah Yeahs, check. Something new for the kids? Good Charlotte, check. "Who chose them to headline?" band? Blur, check. Ode to nostalgia? Courtney Love, check. Now I just need to wait for the Concrete Jungle stage...

In the meantime check out the website or read the BBC news article.

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Old 07-04-2003, 23:40:02   #2
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Totally predictable in every way. As usual. Still The White Stripes, Yeah Yeah Yeahs, Courtney, and Metallica will all be quite good.
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Old 08-04-2003, 07:29:42   #3
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Where's the World Music tent? How can you have a festival without a World Music tent?
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Old 08-04-2003, 07:52:53   #4
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This is commercial music, not weird stuff that people with broad horizons buy.
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Old 08-04-2003, 08:16:42   #5
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Where's the World Music tent? How can you have a festival without a World Music tent?
Have you heard of WOMAD? The entire fucking festival is World Music and it's held at the same site earlier in the year, what more could you ask for?
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Old 08-04-2003, 08:58:30   #6
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It's not about the world music, which is usually shit. It's about the atmosphere at the actual festival. I hear Reading/Leeds is full of rich people in mercs who don't want to get dirty and live in fucking posh hotels and shit. Most of whom have one-day tickets and never get remotely grubby.
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Old 08-04-2003, 09:02:20   #7
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Have you ever been there?
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Old 08-04-2003, 09:02:55   #8
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Of course he hasn't.
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Old 08-04-2003, 09:04:08   #9
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It's still not a real festival.
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Old 08-04-2003, 09:06:04   #10
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As long as we're dealing with opinions he's read in some other music mag and not his own I know how to respond.
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Old 08-04-2003, 09:07:19   #11
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It's Reading Rock festival anyway, they just dropped the 'rock' bit a while back and now it's the Carling Weekend. It's always been the one festival that was the most Rock orientated. Of course that means less of the hippy vibe. Makes sense.
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Metal? Metallica, check. Nu-metal? Linkin Park, System of a Down, check. Immature pop-punk? Blink-182, Sum-41, check. Something for NME to pleasure themselves over? White Stripes, Polyphonic Spree, Yeah Yeah Yeahs, check. Something new for the kids? Good Charlotte, check. "Who chose them to headline?" band? Blur, check. Ode to nostalgia? Courtney Love, check. Now I just need to wait for the Concrete Jungle stage...
and the good music?
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I've never read anything about Reading in a mag. I just look at the lineup and the history and draw the obvious conclusions.
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You don't go to Reading to see bands you've heard of. You go to get smashed and discover new ones. I'm still not going to pay though.
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Hah! That's what you say. It's obviously just a glorified concert where you go see big acts in strictly regimented genre segments.
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You havea fairly valid point, but i can only speak for myself and say that i have seen quite a few less famous bands there that i had never seen live and really enjoyed (e.g. parkinsons, ikara colt, moldy peaches).

Although to reiterate Protein's point mainly i'm there to get wasted and have a laugh. One year i only saw five bands the enitre weekend, but it was still a fabulous festival.
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There are always loads of good bands in the tents and stuff, main stage headliners mean little.
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All the confirmed bands, my picks in highlight. Also isn't Friday normally the indy schmindy day?
Friday 22nd
LINKIN PARK
BLINK 182

Saturday 23rd
BLUR
THE WHITE STRIPES

Sunday 24th
METALLICA
SYSTEM OF A DOWN

SUM 41
BECK
PLACEBO
DOVES
THE STREETS
ELBOW
THE MUSIC
COURTNEY LOVE
GOOD CHARLOTTE
THE POLYPHONIC SPREE
THE DATSUNS
AFI
THE MARS VOLTA
HUNDRED REASONS
THE YEAH YEAH YEAHS
COOPER TEMPLE CLAUSE
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They've put the Concrete Jungle tent on the Indie day. Am reconsidering whether it's worth going. Guess I'll wait to see who's on I suppose...
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METALLICA
BECK
PLACEBO
DOVES
THE STREETS
ELBOW
THE MUSIC
COURTNEY LOVE
COOPER TEMPLE CLAUSE
are all worth going to see. I might even pay for that!
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