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what is there to do?
by a plucky boyscout volunteer. you toast marshmallows, sing kum-by-yah and hold hands in a circle of hope. everyone laughs at the fat kid, then scout leader unzips his pants...
You will be subjected to those words shouted stupidly loudly ever 4.7 seconds until you decide you'd rather be back in 2003 watching Linkin Park with only the snare drum parts audible, pounding through your cranium and loosening the hinge on all the major joints in your skeletal structure because that would probably be a better aid to sleeping, or something.
I am getting the fear. I had blocked that you fuckers.
This is, indeed, what happens at Leeds and Reading after the bands finish. And after you spend 50 minutes trudging mud at a speed of approximately 1mph along with the rest of the festival's full attendance. MMMmmm. Mean Fiddler, they treat you fucking shite. I hate them. I really hate them.
oh who am i kidding.
trolley, trolley, trolley, trolley.
They sometimes have trolley competitions. Two trolleys are selected, one person is put in each and the idea is to get them to hit each other at speed, the person who manages to stay inside the trolley wins.
Almost as simple as the people who enter.
at leeds, they just put lots of people in a big bin and push it down a big whackoff hill. its funny to watch.
well, aquaintances, are responsible for the trolley game. I apologise wholeheartedly.
and i can safely say i heard the following line every 2.7 seconds...
"WHATS THAT COMING OVER THE HILL..."
at leeds there is some form of entertainment until 4am on every night.
at reading we only get late nigbt fun on the sunday night.
this is because, as southerners, we are less likely to drunkenly ransack everyone and everything thing around us like you pesky northerners are.
i hope i have been of assistance.
cabaret tent goes on late, Silent Disco and film tent I think...
Alternatively, you could just get hammered
im being ironic by the way.
the aftershock and oxfam tents at leeds are where you want to go if you want to dance. the oxfam tent is the cooler of the two.
But the Silent Disco is every night from 12 - 3am. Also you have the cinema tent, and then the Cabaret Stage is open every night until 3am also
there is usually an Aftershock Tent in the camp site to go and get very very drunk in if you are in the mood. There is a bouncy castle in it and everything. And ladied dancing on podiums:D
blowing the bollocks off fellow campers!
just anything that involves fire really.
is where European festivals have it so right. At Primavera and dour this year, bands went on till dawn so there was always something to see. If the bands didn’t take your fancy, then there were DJs and other stuff that you’d WANT to do in the small hours. I.e., not watching films in a tent full of people talking.
silent disco dude
it fucked up after about an hour. And the music they were playing was rubbish.
the campsite is where it's at.
I don't even have a ticket this year.
Just gonna burn things and drink/other stuff.
That would be worse.
There's a good five, maybe six good bands to see. You can't say that about being fisted by a Gorilla.
i get to spend four days hanging out with cool people and not going to work.
i get to not worry about cooking or cleaning or any of the multiple stresses of life.
i get to sit in the sunshine enjoying a nice drink in a festival atmosphere.
sounds pretty to me.
(and I speak from the popular opinion of the people I know) its the only decent festival on this year. If Glastonbury was on, I'd have gone to that. However, although Leeds is probably a million miles away from being as good as Glasto, its the next best thing.
A few people like the little ones like Truck, but I mean out of the main ones, you have V (which has the worst line up of all time), then those Oxygen ones, that have about 5 bands on.
Also, apparently its full of kiddies, like myself. Also, seeing as tickets sold out fast and are in massive demand, I doubt they'll be any chav presence.
the best big fest on this, except maybe for T which looked just as good but in a different way.
truck pissed all over it, though.
A lot of touts will have got hold of tickets first up.
I prefer Reading to Glasto anyway. Glasto's size kinda freaks me out a bit. Although I was quite little when I went. We shall see.
Anyway. Reading is going to rule for most of the reasons explained by guntrip.
Never NEVER EVER go to V!
and I was surpised how much the crowds were into the music. Echo and The Bunnymen, Gomez, Radiohead, Beck all got great receptions...
campsite security at reading is so appalling that just about anyone can get onto the campsite, at least...
I might be doing exactly that, just camping and maybe getting a day ticket or trying to sneak in.