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and little advertising... Jack L and Liam Lawton aren't exactly going to attract festival crowds anyway.
i've quite regularly gone to gigs and not drank anything, and a few venues have got alcohol restrictions (for instance, union chapel islington doesn't allow alcohol in the chapel)... i'd happily go to a festival and not drink if the bands were decent enough.
and serve jameson's.
And that must have been pretty much the same thing.
As Meh said: The success of the Field Day would have been primarily down to the fact that they booked bands people have actually heard of.
Also, it was in London, not Bumfuck, Co. Sligo...
I think any festival will struggle without any recognisable names on the bill.
an alcohol free festival!? who thought this would be a good idea!?
like something off father ted.
Craggy Island Rock Festival
Bar owner: Father, a word. I'm afraid we've run out of booze.
Ted: What? How?
Bar owner: Well...you're man, Jack here, got into the cellar yesterday evening and drank it all. Only just found him.
*SCENE CUTS TO JACK ASLEEP ON TOP A PILE OF EMPTY BOTTLES/KEGS
Ted: Oh feck.
"Ah, no, Father. This is an alcohol-free festival!"
"How about a nice cup of juice?"
*camera turns to show Jack's face*
*cut to festival organiser upside down in a barrel*
that sells nothing but sandwiches made out of an animal that likes burgers as well.
That photo shows how shite it was - even the bands playing didn't hang around to watch the other bands. They probably all fucked off to the pub.
- More people in the band than in the audience
- The car park is just behind the stage
- The positioning of the stage makes it look like it's drifted from where it was supposed to be.
- The trousers of the audience member in the middle
thank you :D
Tell us your story Gunners!
expected a million people.
it was tip top musically but we didn't pull in enough people to break even. ask Aaron about it, he filmed the whole thing!
Ah, it wouldn't be the summer without an obligatory "Ineptly Planned Festival" thread. This one is particularly schaudenfreude-inspiring.
which went in with names and publicity and went out with disappearing crew, mass pullouts and Ronson supposedly paid in pound coins.
And are there any more Indie Guitar Festivals in the pipeline?
“The recession,” sighed the man on the hot dog stall, whose sales of €2 hotdogs were even lower than the burgers.
But now I think it's sort of funny
I used to work for this venue, and we put on an under-age night. SIX kids showed up. And what made it worse? They all walked out during the band's first song. I'm always SO embarrassed
whenever I see the band these days.
Were they really bad?
I'm pretty sure they didn't take it personally. *pretty* sure.
But I'm quite glad it is, because it's pretty funny.