PDA

View Full Version : Glastonbury 2010...



Brother Randy Hickey
14-04-2010, 10:59 PM
.. I'm guessing Dissensus isn't exactly a key Glastonbury audience? :D

Benny B
14-04-2010, 11:15 PM
.. I'm guessing Dissensus isn't exactly a key Glastonbury audience? :D

Jay-Z was entertaining last year (or was it the year before?). I prefer watching it on telly.

Brother Randy Hickey
14-04-2010, 11:26 PM
Jay-Z was great, they've got Snoop almost singlehandedly representing hip hop this year. Not sure he'll go over quite as well :D

gumdrops
15-04-2010, 08:57 AM
snoops performance on live 8 a few years back was hilarious/legendary. if he does that again i think itll go down ok. surprised they dont get any old hip hop acts, like PE or ice cube or someone. im sure the glasto crowd would love the chance to do the 'fuck you ice cube!' call and response.

DannyL
15-04-2010, 09:09 AM
I love Glastonbury. Not for the big acts on the main stage, which is nearly always shite, but for the total small scale randonmness that goes on. The Ciircus field is fucking brilliant, for instance. Haven't been for several years but would happily go again, without thinking twice.

Brother Randy Hickey
15-04-2010, 09:09 AM
actually, I was unfair - there's some decent hiphop on some of the stages in the Dance Village.

Yeh, never seen Snoop live and he might get away with it, but the Glastonbury punters who go to the main stage, plonk themselves down with a coolbox, a blanket and a shit hat for 3 days may not warm to him like they did Jay-Z. Fingers crossed, it'll be fun either way :)

gumdrops
15-04-2010, 09:13 AM
do people at glasto smoke weed?

Brother Randy Hickey
15-04-2010, 09:21 AM
a fair few ;)

But collectively still probably not as much as Snoop

Sick Boy
16-04-2010, 02:07 AM
do people at glasto smoke weed?

haha that's what I was thinking. Seems like a match made in heaven to me.
If you've been sitting around in the mud smoking weed for three days and then Snoop Dogg hits the stage and you aren't feeling it you should really give your dealer a ring and demand a refund.

sufi
16-04-2010, 08:15 PM
.. I'm guessing Dissensus isn't exactly a key Glastonbury audience? :D
yer east pilton dissensus massive will be on site this year as usual - my first glasters was 1990, and i didnt return til 2005 by which time it was almost unrecognisable, but it's still all about getting in for nothin and laughing at the ernest paying punters (aka the randoms) rushing about to get their money's worth of 'bands'...
stuff i still like is shouting loud congratulations at people pissing in the hedge "wahey he's having a wee!", and the generally nutty atmosphere, but i miss the 'ash fer cash' mad max atmosphere when they used to allow travellers in

Brother Randy Hickey
16-04-2010, 08:31 PM
to be fair, most of the old traveller crew do get in, but by throwing their lot in with Lost Vagueness, the Mutoids etc. You still see a lot of the old crowd, they've just had to be more inventive

Corpsey
16-04-2010, 09:19 PM
I saw Snoop at Exit a few years ago, was hilarious.

''Nah nah nahhh nahhh Nah nah nahh nahh HEY HEY HEYY - SNOOP DOGG!''

I went to glastonbury about five times in a row from the age of 18 but I haven't been for a few years now. Can't really afford it, none of my mates go there... Freerotation and Bestival this year.

I want to go to more foreign festivals but I need to save up some cash first.

Brother Randy Hickey
17-04-2010, 02:11 PM
you may well laugh, but I can't wait to celebrate the fact that I'm off the SSRIs by necking a handful of pills for the LCD Soundsytem / Orbital finale on the Sunday...

blacklay
27-04-2010, 10:29 PM
you may well laugh, but I can't wait to celebrate the fact that I'm off the SSRIs by necking a handful of pills for the LCD Soundsytem / Orbital finale on the Sunday...

Saw LCD last weekend but with only a handfull of my friends who are coming to glastonbury. Now i'm really looking forward to it as they were very good. i think i may then join the crazy rush over to mr Wonder.

Snoop will be brilliant.

baboon2004
27-04-2010, 10:34 PM
I want to go to more foreign festivals but I need to save up some cash first.

really recommend Benicassim - best atmosphere in terms of general laidback-ness of any festival I've been to. Saw amazing performances from Dan Treacy, Lykke Li and, yes, Mr Doherty last year. Sadly don't remember Aeroplane.

Plus IT'S SUNNY ALL THE FUCKING TIME!!

Brother Randy Hickey
28-04-2010, 03:55 PM
full line-up for the Dance Village imminent - http://www.facebook.com/group.php?gid=70792615901&ref=search&sid=725241059.2030398587..1&v=info

Hyperdub and Bangface both hosting stages now, plus me. Every day :) :)

4linehaiku
28-04-2010, 07:23 PM
Seems like I will be there also, helping run a venue in Shangri La. Should be good fun, even if there's no music I want to see.

Brother Randy Hickey
28-04-2010, 07:24 PM
I'd find it hard to believe there's NOTHING on the whole bill that appeals?

Shangri La will be fun anyway - my mate's running the backstage bar so I should be playing up there at some point

hint
28-04-2010, 07:33 PM
I'm going to be DJing between acts on the West Holts stage all day Saturday, as well as one or two other places. Excited (and scared).

Brother Randy Hickey
28-04-2010, 07:43 PM
ah, that stage has got it SEWN UP this year :cool:

4linehaiku
28-04-2010, 08:13 PM
I'd find it hard to believe there's NOTHING on the whole bill that appeals?

Well I'm only talking about the stuff on the main line up page (http://www.glastonburyfestivals.co.uk/line-up-poster/), I'm assuming there will be plenty of things elsewhere. Hyperdub stage for example. Plus everything we'll be playing of course!

Brother Randy Hickey
28-04-2010, 08:28 PM
well, quite :) :)

Loki
29-04-2010, 06:06 PM
well, i missed the tickets for this year, despite being more or less a local - slept in and then lost out - so i'm gonna miss it this year but I've been maybe 15 times and what differentiates it from other Festivals I've been to is that it's hard work in every way, even if it's sunny... it's relentless and often stupid and confusing and hardly ever contingent on who's actually playing... i've seen some great performances there (and Orbital reallly did... etc) but almost all of them have been accidents... stumblings....

with Glastonbury, it's the hard work that makes it unique... there's a lot of psychic energy to be smeared and there's a certain effort involved... there's always been a Monty Python (A cardboard box? You were lucky....) element to going and surviving and it's still there, despite the travellers being long gone... i got a bit pissed off circa mid 90s when the NME kinda crashed it but recently it's been easily back to form and the fact that Shangrila etc stay open forever now means you don't even have to trudge off site to the traveller raves....

And as for the music, it's never been about the main stage... though there's maybe a space for a tone setting marker (Michael Jackson dying kind of did it last year)... but a lot of bands play their heart out there - Animal Collective were transcendental at Glastonbury and dull as hell at Green Man etc etc

Now, I like Green Man well enough but it's a picnic, with nice people and pretty bands, same goes for lots of the other boutique festivals (ATP is the exception - it's a kind of Concentration camp for people who know who Devendra Banhart is ); lovely, but an entirely different experience...

I'm really pissed off that i didn't get a ticket - the last night with Orbital is going to be amazing....

Brother Randy Hickey
20-06-2010, 09:00 PM
if anyone's about myself and my buddy in our Randy & Earl's Old Record Club guise are going to be playing in the Pussy Parlure in the Dance Village from 11am-1pm on Friday and Saturday and around 2pm on the Sunday.

Also got slots on the second stage (well, in the mixing desk tower facing it) at some point, and up in Shangri La in the Bar of Ideas and the backstage bar across the weekend too. But don't know when those are..

craner
20-06-2010, 10:18 PM
Are there still travellers?

PeteUM
20-06-2010, 10:43 PM
I was going to do my "it ain't what it was" spiel again but then I remembered that although I'm not going and not fussed my son is, so obviously I should shut the fuck up.

Brother Randy Hickey
20-06-2010, 10:48 PM
Are there still travellers?

bit of a hard question to answer. There aren't that many old school travellers at Glastonbury, but that's symptomatic of a general decline rather than something specific. A large number of the old guard who might in the past have been in the travellers field now get in through the ever expanding Shangri-La / Trash City etc aspect of the site, as per Lost Vagueness in the past, which was to a great extent made up of the old traveller scene...

Brother Randy Hickey
20-06-2010, 10:49 PM
I was going to do my "it ain't what it was" spiel again but then I remembered that although I'm not going and not fussed my son is, so obviously I should shut the fuck up.

How could it be "what it was"? I've been going for 24 years and seen it change immeasurably. Not sure it's any better or worse than before, just different., But still very special

craner
20-06-2010, 11:26 PM
What happened to them all? I last remember seeing lots of them around 1994 on the edges of the Brecon Jazz Festival -- I suppose a sort of free rave / crusty scene limps on in the Wales and West Country landscape but otherwise did they all move to Europe or council estates or something? I mean, they were all over the place in 1992. (The Levellers were in the Top 40!)

Brother Randy Hickey
21-06-2010, 12:46 AM
i think a lot of those with something to live from - sound systems, scrap / art types like the Mutoids etc - headed for southern Europe; lots went back to the city, either to squat or just give in.
After the Beanfield, the ratio of "together" travellers to brew crew crusties went very wrong, and most of the sites I went to had a lot of smack kicking around. It all got fucking ugly to be honest :(

Brother Randy Hickey
28-06-2010, 09:49 PM
well that was pretty much wonderful. Too hot (moan, moan, moan), and going to a site that big two weeks after surgery on your leg is pretty stupid (i had some very painful moments) but the good stuff makes it worth it.

And I got a dressing room :D :D

samdiamond
28-06-2010, 10:07 PM
I had a great time. I thought I'd call it quits with glastonbury after this year (i've been every year since i was 13) but this year was a complete cracker so we shall see. I didn't even make it to much of what I wanted to see, partly because of the heat, but just hanging out with friends and then occasionally wandering over to something was fun enough.

Brother Randy Hickey
28-06-2010, 10:12 PM
Arcadia was fucking astonishing this year - shit like this makes Glastonbury unbeatable


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rbGcJomBJmw

samdiamond
28-06-2010, 10:21 PM
uh huh. that whole area was amazing this year, just so much to do and a huge improvement to the club stuff, block9 or whatever it was called etc and all the others around there

4linehaiku
29-06-2010, 01:25 PM
Just on the train back now, was a pretty amazing week and a half. Only got slightly sunburnt which is quite the achievement given how ginger I am. Saw very little music, only ventured into the main areas twice for Snoop and Stevie. Mainly just ran around around finding cool stuff, danced to Disco in Block 9 and played Techno in the back of our weird fake electrical shop. Shangri La was completely mad, thousands and thousands of people charging through the alleys, completely wrecked the place. I'd definitely go back.

Brother Randy Hickey
29-06-2010, 01:35 PM
i got to play in the Bar of Ideas, which was the submarine-themed bar in Shangri-La - that was a real treat :)

a highlight was London Underground - the front was a wrecked tower block with a tube crashing through the roof, the actual venue was like a London free party in a car park. The cream of the London free party scene and then on Sunday some proper roots and culture - Saxon Sound included :cool:

Brother Randy Hickey
01-07-2010, 02:18 PM
http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4119/4750579960_728a71a438_b.jpg

awesome

slim jenkins
01-07-2010, 03:30 PM
do people at glasto smoke weed?

Yes.
And the Pope smokes dope.