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Postby al_yrpal » 28 Jun 2014, 4:51pm

Following a nice walk along the Thames yesterday and a brilliant al fresco lunch with a view of the river I settled down to watch some acts from the Fest.

Blondie was fantastic, at 68 Debbie can still blast them out, some with an ageing punks passion. The rest of the band are very accomplished. Dolly is the same age as Debbie. Bet she will go go down well.

Elbow were great, an hour of great songs delivered with a lot of feeling.

Arcade Fire surprised me. Whilst I wouldnt buy their music they delivered a really stunning performance. Why is it that Canada produces so many wonderful musicians - must be the cold and dark?

Watched others but the off switch came into play quite a bit.

All available on iPlayer

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Re: Glastonbury

Postby Mick F » 28 Jun 2014, 5:11pm

al_yrpal wrote:All available on iPlayer
Good.
You watch it then! :D

I have a beer in hand, I've just lit the fire, there's a chicken in the oven, and we'll slob out this evening after the meal.
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Re: Glastonbury

Postby al_yrpal » 28 Jun 2014, 5:49pm

No worries Mick, not everyones cuppa. Saturday is always steak night, we will be slobbing out too, beers in the fridge. It was just a heads up for any music lovers out there. Its Dolly tommorow you might enjoy that?

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Re: Glastonbury

Postby fausto copy » 28 Jun 2014, 6:56pm

Watched Elbow last night and thought they were great.
However, even as a fan I wonder how long they can go on playing all the old classics.
Mind you, it's never stopped the Stones, has it. :lol:

I might have a look at Arcade Fire, though I certainly don't wanna see Dolly. :D

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Re: Glastonbury

Postby skicat » 28 Jun 2014, 7:02pm

al_yrpal wrote:Following a nice walk along the Thames yesterday and a brilliant al fresco lunch with a view of the river I settled down to watch some acts from the Fest.

Blondie was fantastic, at 68 Debbie can still blast them out, some with an ageing punks passion. The rest of the band are very accomplished. Dolly is the same age as Debbie. Bet she will go go down well.

Elbow were great, an hour of great songs delivered with a lot of feeling.

Arcade Fire surprised me. Whilst I wouldn't buy their music they delivered a really stunning performance. Why is it that Canada produces so many wonderful musicians - must be the cold and dark?
Al


Agree with all of that, except I'm also a big fan of Arcade Fire. Got all of their stuff.

I was surprised that Blondie turned out as well as they did. I saw them on 4Music a couple of years ago and thought they had passed the point of no return.

Elbow are always monumental at Glasto.

You do know Justin Beiber and Avril Lavigne are from Canada :lol:
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Re: Glastonbury

Postby Mick F » 28 Jun 2014, 7:46pm

al_yrpal wrote:No worries Mick, not everyones cuppa. ............ Its Dolly tommorow you might enjoy that?
No thanks, but Dolly is great of course.

Still won't bother though. :wink:
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Re: Glastonbury

Postby al_yrpal » 28 Jun 2014, 7:47pm

… and Joanie Mitchell, Gordon Lightfoot, Bryan Adams, Celine Dione, et etc… and things like Cirque du Soliel. Is it the French influence?

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Re: Glastonbury

Postby Neilo » 28 Jun 2014, 9:00pm

And
Nickleback, Bachman Turner Overdrive, Neil Young and Rush
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Re: Glastonbury

Postby Swallow » 28 Jun 2014, 9:47pm

Not forgetting the great Leonard Cohen
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Re: Glastonbury

Postby skicat » 28 Jun 2014, 10:01pm

Sum41.

(Serious thread drift going on here :lol: )
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Re: Glastonbury

Postby al_yrpal » 28 Jun 2014, 10:37pm

Enjoyed sone of Robert Plants set and Alison Goldfrapp of course. Manics were worse than Hitler :D

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Re: Glastonbury

Postby Swallow » 28 Jun 2014, 10:43pm

Watching Metalica, not impressed, loved Lana Del Rey and Robert Plant
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Re: Glastonbury

Postby al_yrpal » 28 Jun 2014, 10:56pm

Yeah, load of power chords for blokes, not too much music. A bit brain dead. I love Plants bearded guitar bloke, seen him on Jools, what a musician!

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Re: Glastonbury

Postby forlorn hope » 28 Jun 2014, 11:08pm

Metallica are owning Glastonbury,far better than last years Saturday night headliner.
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Re: Glastonbury

Postby al_yrpal » 28 Jun 2014, 11:32pm

forlorn hope wrote:Metallica are owning Glastonbury,far better than last years Saturday night headliner.

Agree with that, great showmen, but a bit more music rather than constant repetitive power chords would be welcome. Last year was a hoot, Stonesare playing Roskilde Fest next week, hope the pacemakers can survive the naked run and makerel eating contest!

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