Glastonbury

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Re: Glastonbury

Postby hondated » 30 Jun 2014, 10:51am

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

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Al like you I watched as much as I could. Robert Plant was sensational imho and when that young lad the son of the guitarist decided to get onto the stage with is dad I thought it was epic. The guy who opened the set was another brilliant guitarist as well.
Keiser Chiefs were also good as was Dolly.
I am guilty of never having heard of Kodaline and Arcade Fire prior to now and I thought both were brilliant.

Last open air concert I went to was to watch the Stones in Hyde Park in 60's so it may be time to try and overcome all of the barriers and get tickets for Glasto next year.

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Re: Glastonbury

Postby Redvee » 30 Jun 2014, 11:10am

Caught up with Metalicca last night cause it was on as I rode home on Saturday and iPlayer wouldn't let me watch and watched/listened to Elbow on Saturday. Will do Dolly tonight.
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Re: Glastonbury

Postby skicat » 30 Jun 2014, 11:45am

I use a PVR. When I selected the first Glasto program to record it asked me if I wanted to record One program or the entire Series in the usual way. On selecting Series, I was quite impressed to see it select every program across BBC2, 3 and 4, and for the entire weekend. That saved a lot of button pressing :D

I was much less impressed when I came to view some of the programs. Some are duplicated in the index 3 times. Some crash the unit. Even non-Glasto programs that were there before last weekend have become duplicated. I think my hard disk index is now shot. I only salvaged 4 hours from the entire Saturday and half of Friday :( Not sure about Sunday yet, I can hardly bear to look.

It was an old PVR (Humax). It's had a good innings but I don't think it could cope with the complexity of a Series Link across 3 channels, some of which were happening at the same time
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Re: Glastonbury

Postby al_yrpal » 30 Jun 2014, 3:08pm

Enjoyed some of Metallica, Dolly, Kasabian particularly and the Black Keys. But as for the rest, gawd! Insipid Bombay Bicycle Club etc London Grammar (that awful voice! ), ugh :( ! And, has beens like Brian Ferry and the MSPs :( and no Midlake!
I have one of these Samsung TVs with apps like iPlayer so I didnt miss anything except Midlake which tbe blasted BBC didnt cover.
I want to update my Panasonic Freesat box ( rather like the Humax) which gives pictures and sound far better, but they dont do one any more.

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Re: Glastonbury

Postby nosmo king » 30 Jun 2014, 6:10pm

Don't know if it's a sign of my age but there were a load of freaks and nutters performing at "Glasto" this year. Lots of weird women catterwalling ( that is a word isn't it?). John Grant the bearded chap was quite good and Mrs King agreed ( an unusual occurrence!) :wink:

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Re: Glastonbury

Postby iandriver » 30 Jun 2014, 6:30pm

A pal of mine who lives down there tells me the exodus from there has begun. Vast herds of Audis and Land Rover Discoveries are crawling over the west country.
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Re: Glastonbury

Postby Cunobelin » 30 Jun 2014, 9:26pm

al_yrpal wrote:Y I love Plants bearded guitar bloke, seen him on Jools, what a musician!

Al



I think the great thing about Robert Plant is his supreme confidence, and the ability to temper that without being arrogant

His constant exploration of new musical styles is a breath or fresh air

You can also see the respect for the skills of the other musicians

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Re: Glastonbury

Postby Redvee » 1 Jul 2014, 12:30am

iandriver wrote:A pal of mine who lives down there tells me the exodus from there has begun.


I had to go to the Post Office this morning so crawled out of my pit early and got there for 09:30, by time I'd done a few other things it was 10:00 and the mud encrusted wellies and backpack brigade were already in Bristol making their way to the bus station.

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Re: Glastonbury

Postby Geoff.D » 2 Jul 2014, 1:37pm

al_yrpal wrote:........... Stonesare playing Roskilde Fest next week, hope the pacemakers can survive the naked run and makerel eating contest!
Al


A sign of the times, last year at Glasto - when Charlie Watts was asked what he needed backstage for when they came off after their set, he simply said "An armchair"!!!

I went to Seasick Steve's set last year, too. And was reminded of it only 30 minutes ago when having a coffee in downtown Manchester and the coffee house played "My name is Steve". I've followed his career since he first smacked me between the eyes on Later with Jools, about 6 years ago (I'd stand corrected on the year). He's no spring chicken, too. Delightfully honest and self-deprecating. Raw, heartfelt music.

I'm a youngster of 65...so there's hope for me, yet. I'm standing by, waiting to be discovered, with "Feelin' blue, an' thirty miles 'way from home", and "The blues ain't nothing but a rear wheel flat"

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Re: Glastonbury

Postby al_yrpal » 2 Jul 2014, 2:25pm

I love Steve too, sings from the heart. Must be my age? :D

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Re: Glastonbury

Postby brynpoeth » 26 Aug 2019, 9:10pm

The Grauniad mentions the Notting Hill Carnival and the Glastonbury F€$tival together
Anyone been to both? Compare & contrast?
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