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punched the fuck out of a fan, stormed off stage 20 minutes early...groped apparently.
you are twisted.
in Nottingham. Dude got some srs bruises out of it. Moral of the story: dont grope the ladies.
What the hell do these people hope to achieve out of it? I refuse to believe that theyll somehow get a thankyou and post-set blowjob. A grope really can't be that erotic can it? even the word is withering. Grope.
I'm not just being naive here am i?
but only musically
I'd expect better from you >:[
think i've been guilty.
I haven't been guilty, though. Whenever there's me and Alice Glass in a building I make damn sure I'm way in the back leaning against the wall with a drink while she's onstage or fucking off in the first few rows. Funny how I'm crazy about seeing them live but once I'm in the same building I want to be as far away from her as possible in said building. Just like when I see Melt-Banana there's no way I'm going to be up front (I value a non-scarred face and having all my teeth).
and I even had to help catch the singer when she fell into the crowd
still got my teeth and my looks
absolutely amazing band
she pulled my hair. fairs fair right?
we've come a long way
and thought burning copies of the Sun was the height of political activism.
Involving a girl and a bunch of lads. I shouldn't even get into it it's quite awful.
Judging by the flyer it looks like this huge fluff-fest that's just as much into comedy, spoken word, and poetry as they are into bands.
They were really great at Latitude a few years ago, even if they were (and still are) an odd band to play at this type of festival. The crowd was going mental, and so was she.
The rape case is a big shame, because it's not really that kinda festival at all.
What festival IS that kind of festival?
did you not see the line up?
the groper was female
One of those girls could easily be one of my sisters classmates.
Total fucking moron. Yeah, it's hilarious that at least two people have been raped isn't it? Fucking prick.
you're hilarious. Jordan_229 also hates freedom - steer clear.
and I was being serious when I said they could easily be my one of my sisters classmates.
it be okay if it wasn't one of your sister's classmates?
It wasn't at all funny regardless of connection.
dismount from your horse and do one.
"SO YOU THINK RAPE IS FUNNY?"
jog on you muppets. he's clearly just punning on what is traditionally a very safe and middle class family festival.
Not somehow condoning the ALLEGED rapes that have taken place.
Hope you don't use the word 'mental' any time soon, because, you know, one of my sister's friends has learning difficulties - and you're a "prick" if you think that's funny.
It wouldn't be funny in any situation, regardless of personal connection.
You know what, I was gonna put it down to people distancing themselves from events/filtering through the media, but really, I don't think it's acceptable. There was no point in what Jordan said.
Sorry for caring.
it's a fucking pun. puns are light, fluffy humour, if you are going to joke using 'serious' subject matter i can't think of a less offensive way of doing that than by making a fucking pun.
if i was raped and saw somebody making (non spiteful) jokes about the story i'd be fine with it. you know why? because the world is full of serious situations and serious assholes, and it's too short to even begin to give a flying fuck about somebody lightening this already tedious world.
ps this thoughtful caring schtick will never get you laid.
it's not about self-loathing, if anything it's obviously the complete opposite; that i'm not so filled with self-importance that i can't see the role humour plays in everything.
more to the point i was talking about people joking about it, i don't know why you've brought up that the festival turned sour because of the rapings...what does that have to do with what i said? i didn't say "god everybody who didn't have 100% fun at latitude is a dick because they didn't just take it on the chin" did i?
Explain to me how that's funny.
Even as black humour, it's not funny. It's merely stupid.
to pun on the subject by getting it grossly, clumsily wrong. 'LADitude' actually worked. These, quite deliberately, did not, and therefore the gag is actually point out the self-admitted ineptness of the poster.
I can't believe I've just had to type that. But the point is, it's not even the subject matter being made fun of - the poster is deliberately simulating buffoonery.
That'll be five pounds please.
apparently not. cheers, xylo
as you seem to be waawaaing over the poor taste of it.
Even if that were true (which I doubt), it doesn't really matter whether you would be okay with it - you might be insensitive, or thick-skinned, or an idiot. Other people (namely, people who actually have cause to fear rape, unlike you) are probably going to have a different opinion.
Oh but wait it was a pun, the non-offensive humour (I almost forgot!). As you were, you big winner.
and i always manage to see the funny side. i'm not about to call out a rape victim for not punning her rape experience, but how you can view somebody saying "my sister might know someone who might have been raped, this isn't funny!" as anything but embarrassing moral crusading, is beyond me.
At least you're prepared to admit it.
but it touched a nerve for me.
I wasn't saying it was one of my sisters friends- I was merely bringing home the point that there were actual people involved in this, something which a few of you have chosen to ignore.
It's hard to define what's funny and what's not- but there's no media hyperbole/circus surrounding this, so I don't know what there is to joke about.
linked yesterday has been massively toned down - they've taken out most of the "posh" references...
I'm sorry, this line confirms what an absolute fucking moron you are. I'm sure you'd be fine about people making jokes about your rape. That's the most ignorant comment I've ever seen from this board. Perhaps you should go and meet someone that has been raped and see how 'fine' they are about it. Prick.
You are really a class A moron. Carry on taking the piss out of people being raped at a music festival all you want. I think you'll find a lot of people don't see the 'funny side'.
out of anybody being raped
seems you're a gigantic idiot who likes to be outraged by things.
copy of the daily mail with your hemorrhoid cream, sir?
but you think you'd be 'fine' with people making jokes about your rape right?
Could we all just take a deep breath, read this post http://drownedinsound.com/community/boards/music/4262362#r5468090
then calmly step out of the thread and leave it to die, pretty please.
i specified "non spiteful" as in not jokes that are clearly only made to directly upset the victim.
there is always, ALWAYS a place for comedy. be it good or bad, there's a place.
Whatever. I'm with the post above. I certainly won't be making jokes about the situation, and send my sympathy out to the people involoved. End of.
to the grief that is their cancer
flush away the demons, moral batman
I dunno about the rest of this argument but thats a pretty great mixed metaphor
there's always a place for bad breath
when someone says 'that could be someone I know', it never, ever, ever, ever is?
not "that person who was raped could have been one of sister's classmates and was". Because that would be silly
and I do.
but ONLY with her consent. No class, Latitude-goers, no class.
I wouldn't tap her on the shoulder or shake her hand much less grope 'er
to 'Alice Glass- grope or nope?' ?
I just like to slag off people who are cooler than me to be honest.
I have ever seen, heard sing, or heard interviewed.
Are scummy perverts. IDK for sure, though. Like I said, I make sure to be as far away from that damn stage while still being able to hear them.
Obvs some stuff went down but on the brighter side, as an obsever far away (I say again: where I would be if I were in the crowd) shouldn't they happy for seeing them for 20 or 30 minutes or whatever? Surely most of the crowd has already seen them. They tour the UK like crazy not to mention the world. I saw them in Harajuku before they even had a record out.
they've played like two london gigs in two years, that's about it.
i read your other thread. shit sounds grim
I don't even know if it was worth it for B&S :(
nowhere close to being that big. seems to me like the Special Guest dropped out quietly (perhaps someone like M.I.A. who would've been difficult to nail down like Latitude '08) and CC were a quick replacement
Crystal Castles: 27,847,071 plays
M.I.A.: 22,380,723 plays
if not nothing, then very little
SCROTUM was implying that CC were not even close to being big enough to headline an indie festival, but somebody like M.I.A is.
those last.fm stats show that they have around the same amount of plays. they're both 'big' in indie but not really outside of it.
it just seems like he was confusing his apparent dislike of CC with how popular they actually are.
but no way are they bigger, in the UK, as a live draw than: James, The Maccabees, Mumford & Sons or Laura Marling, all of whom played slots on the Obelisk lower than 2nd this year.
It's a goddamn HEALTH song (a killer one at that, big surprise rite?) remixed by them. They didn't need to go play it on tour and put it on their debut as a non-bonus track and all that. Sorry, had to let that out. Always bugged me. And I once worked with a guy who refused to believe it's a HEALTH song remixed. He was a cunt, that didn't help this musical pet peeve of mine.
and obvs CC put a lot of work into it and it's more of a collaboration than a remix.
i'd never heard a note by them, but they were incredible.
lots of people seemed to hate them. they were amazing. one of the best bands i saw.
there seems to be more going on here
with Slogun and Con-Dom.
but I really enjoyed it. Admittedly I wasn't down the front being repeatedly punched in the face, but it was quite exciting to watch. Bit of a change from watching some bloke with an acoustic guitar singing about a girl he used to fancy. I quite liked her retro Smiths t-shirt as well.
Just one thing though. She made a big deal of swigging from a whisky bottle with the security tag still attached, like she had nicked it from Sainsburys on the way down to the gig. They were the 2nd headliner on the main stage at a massive festival. They would have got enough booze to kill a small pony on their rider. If they wanted a particular brand of whiskey, it would have been provided. So while the security tag thing might have looked authentic if they were bottom of the bill on some toilet venue, it looked a bit of an affectation on the main stage.
so i doubt it was an affectation, they probably did lift it from sainsbury's
especially because she did the exact same thing the only time I've seen them
clearly can't hold her drink though. It was hard to see exactly what was happening (I was off to the right looking at the big screens) but she came across as a spoilt overgrown 14 year old essentially. And really once you've listened to one of their songs, you've heard them all. I like Crimewave because it's a bit more subtle, but that's about it.
she's all panto
were "you grope my tit, i kick you in the head".
which seems fair enough.
Mind you, she punches like a girl.
which may be the reason why she stormed off. It pissed me off they went off 20 minutes early, up to that point they were awesome. Shame really, as they'd only played a couple of tracks from their vastly-superior second album. Grrr.
to their debut. It's ace. It's like the debut but darker, better produced, and virtually no filler. And, though a pleasure, it's still really cool to hear Alice actually sing. My chief complaint is one blip sound in 'Birds' being way too loud in the mix.
Halfway through saying that
Before he could say 'H...'
And I hate when you say something differently when something doesn't originally post b/c you can't remember your exact words then they both appear.
I was standing a fair way back in the crowd, just in front of the sounddesk, and after it hall kicked off a load of teeny-boppers filed back drenched in sweat after coming out of the pit. This kid - or one very like him - had a nasty welt over his eye and was saying, very loudly: "She punched me in the face! It was fucking amazing!"
Interestingly, his girlfriend was walking behind him screaming at him for touching Alice Glass, shouting: "How dare you! That was completely inappropriate!" I don't know whether that was because she disagreed with his objectification of women, or if she just saw it as a form of cheating.
...made from a Swan filter packet, and screamed, “This is my fucking face, come and fucking get me”.
what a mook.
That Lily Allen could've been one of my sisters classmates!