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i love Truck and am gutted i've got more important things to do.
but going to be in the States. Great line up.
Maybe they'll start pricing realistically over the next few years?
If I had a full price ticket I'd be a little bit peeved.
Isn't going to lose a lot money. Good people so I'v heard
So yeah pretty pissed off about this...
for £15 each.
Watching Graham Coxon alone is worth more than £15 only.
I'm happy but naturally if I'd paid full price I would be angry.
turns out not having enough cash to buy these in june worked out pretty well :)
would be fairly livid if i had...
cheap enough that if the weather is shit i wont bother going but its local and a few mates are going
Additionally (and some will furiously disagree), whilst Truck has always had a diverse line-up, there simply isn't anywhere near as much for the core 18-30 indie kid types this year. Whilst Truck will still function as a post-GCSE/A Level/graduation/general purpose meet-up for Oxford/Oxfordshire types, I think they must be finding it pretty hard to attract people (and lots more people at that) in from further afield.
In an interview last week I saw, Joe Bennett said the Barn couldn't be used any more for safety reasons, so to accommodate the increased capacity they've got a direct replacement in a huge new Clash-sponsored marquee with three labels curating. Fair enough, but compare the top end of the respective bills:
Barn 2010: Mercury Rev, 65daysofstatic, Esben & The Witch, Fucked Up, Future Of The Left, Pulled Apart By Horses, Chapel Club
Clash Stage 2010: Graham Coxon, Johnny Flynn, Saint Etienne, Edwyn Collins, John Grant, Philip Selway, Dean Wareham
It does tie in with a certain extra folkiness about this year's main stage bands, but those heavier artists aren't playing anywhere else, they've just been cut out after years and years of Truck having a stage that supports louder sets.
Clash Stage 2011, obviously.
No wonder I looked at the lineup and though even at a severe cut price it looked a bit lame. Folkiness? Pah, I'll worry about that... well, maybe if I get reincarnated as a tofu or something.
That Barn 2010 lineup looks very good!
It was a kind of soundscape thing they were doing with visuals that I imagine they got paid a lot less for than a normal set. Didn't actually play any Mercury Rev songs. If anything the lineup this year would cost more in fees I reckon. Not that that seems to be your point but just thought I'd point that out.
The Bennets should be thoroughly ashamed.
I suggest you all mail firstname.lastname@example.org and ask for the difference back.
I know many other promoters who would NEVER consider pulling this one on their punters.
All the goodwill has been used up boys. This will definitely be the last Truck.
be fair, High Voltage is doing this as well, as well as reading leeds on viago.
You take a risk by buying beforehand, or waiting closer to the time to buy a ticket, and finding it sold out. All festivals/gigs do it nowadays. I donn't remember all this maoning when Field Day did 2 for 1s last year