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hopefully other festivals follow suit.
the glasto tv coverage was ridiculous cos of the flag waving twats, one was craving an appearance by eminem just for his chainsaw...
but they aren't that annoying are they?
they're usually waved by those silly PRO-FUN-HAVER types.
it'll be perfect.
that wouldn't really work...you could just never enforce it.
And you wouldn't be able to order any food or drink. Stick with the flag ban for now.
you wanted on them, and a card to hold up to people that says "excuse me sir, the card you're holding up is in my peripheral vision and, since i'm trying to appreciate this band, would be most obliged if you could order your food at a later point in the day, many thanks"
on the telly having loads of flags waved around and that. Is Leeds the one they tape all the tv coverage from or is Reading? As if it's Reading it's gonna look quite strange this year..
all it does is block the wide camera angle shots.
plus, "i'm near the yellow flag" doesnt work anymore to find people.
used to be quite an important skill you know
as I come home each day at Leeds (much nicer to have my own bed and not get pissed off by tent burning idiots!) and watch the coverage to see if I can see some stuff I've missed and I don't remember ever seeing anything from Leeds.
he had to have the problem with them explained to him, and responded with something about how he doesn't like to ban too much. He said the same when someone complained about chairs in the crowds. Well done, eavis!
The arrogance of people that feel they are so important that their mates must be able to find them at all times beggars belief. They were particularly a chore at Arcade Fire at Glastonbury a couple of years ago. Looks like it's got even worse from the TV coverage.
flags look amazing at glastonbury... they're great!
How are we supposed to bottle Jocks whilst waiting for the next band now? We can't just target every ginger on the off chance.
Pleasantly plump, gingerist and racist. You have it all. I bet your breath smells of wee.
The very small percentage of interesting*/ funny flags is taken over by shit held by wankers getting in my way.
*One interesting one at T In The Park - homemade "Stagger Lee" flag.
when you're watching the live coverage at 6pm and your gran asks what it says after 'I'm the bad...'.
Motherfucker, gran, it says motherfucker.
'we're not waving flags now'
they don't need to ban all flags, they just need to ban ones on short poles. the ones on long poles are in no one's way. oh, they're in the way of the cameras for the people in their living rooms? fuck 'em, find another angle!
at Glastonbury 90 per cent of the people with tall flags had taken them to the front area, so if you were more than about ten or 20 metres behind them you -practically couldn't see the stage at all.
I'd actually argue the opposite - a small flag is no more annoying than somebody sitting on their mate's shoulder, but those massive ones fuck up hundreds of people.
it's how high it is. even a tiny flag will be a pain in the arse if it's a metre above people's heads. if it's on a 20ft fishing rod, it's out of everyone in the crowd's way. were you at a different glastonbury to me or something?
and yeah, from about level with the mixing desk I couldn't really see any of Springsteen and not a lot of Blur. I did however develop a fierce hatred of the I Heart Sausages flag and everyone near it.
so ok, perhaps the sausage flag is an exception and i see what you mean re tall flag.
tall flags vs high flags.
any flag with a bit of flag lower than a metre from the top of a very long pole is really irritating, any other flag isn't a problem?
you didn't miss much for springsteen, anyway. he was dull as shit.
God, fuck off!
i don't think that it's a self-important gesture carrying a flag on a long pole.
Do flags add to the festival going experience apart from 'restricted views' for some of the pundits? Atmosphere? An awareness that music crosses all borders? Humour? A meeting point? Ban them i say. They just seem irritating. Weird though that i can barely remember any flags from the years i went to Reading (00-04)
the ban include pigeons?
But how are they gonna enforce this? Flamethrowers maybe?
you can vote to have flags banned at this years Glastonbury festival.
Down with this sort of thing!
this thread is from 2009
but at a festival the size of glasto they are neccisary to find people, what I did last year is stick stuff on it so it worked for this reason but I only used it when I knew people were going to find me and had it on a retractable pole so I could put it down, so I use them right.