It seemed like some people were having a lot of fun, but they were quite a long way away.
...it was pretty dull.
Wow, you really didn't manage to read what I wrote at all. If you'd bothered you'd have realised that I had no criticism to make of the band with relation to their performance (they were excellent from the perspective of someone who has only the time to attend one show in a tour rather than all of them). I simply said that based on that, admittedly limited, sample that it was surprising that so few people would turn up for a £6 gig with such a quality headliner but that irrespective they owe an obligation to those who have bought tickets to play their gigs regardless of whether they are a financial success or not.
Get a grip?
... two weeks back in Cambridge (even though they were on pretty decent form) this isn't a huge shocker. If you can't fill a medium-small venue with tickets at £6 then you really have no business heading out on a national tour. That said, making the business decision, rather than the decision to follow through on its commitment to (what must be a precariously small) fan base is very poor form on their part. If you commit to a tour then it's on your head if you don't manage to make it a commercial success.
...the tickets at. Not even gigsandtours seem to have gotten their filthy little fingers into this.
What a place, Trash with Erol was the best night in town for a good while. Not been there for ages though (I refuse to attend a club night called 'Durr') so I guess it's mainly wistful nostalgia tugging at the regret strings.
ain't it always the way
... when you're a funny little purple dwarf man.
This cat is a landmine.
... making perfectly listenable folkpop.
Just an idea. *shrug*
I went to this last year. Was brilliant apart from the intense heat, the crazy amounts of dust and the fucking arseholes who stole my packed rucksack on the last night with my passport, return eurostar tickets and most of DiS's photo coverage of the event.
...I'd have a dress code.
Sexy dress code.
...playing Cambridge but also playing the Junction Shed rather than the massive shit hall that is their main venue. Did someone say 'I' is for intimate venue. I think I did; oh yes indeed.
...may have been a miserable bugger but at least he understood quality control.
from the West Yorkshire police website
"The three men mentioned or anyone who may have witnessed the incident asked to contact Chapeltown Police in Leeds on 0113 2413259 or text any information to 07786 200 806, start your text with "Festival""
I know I'm the distinct rareity in having something really valuable nicked and I recognise that but it's not the only time I've been robbed at a festival this summer and the other time it was devistating (not financially as this time) because I lost a load of clothes, the brand new rucksack i needed to carry my stuff in, a sleeping bag, photos, etc. It doesn't have to be expensive stuff going missing to wreck your weekend. My girlfriend was scared sick that someone had been in our tent while we were there. Why the fuck should she have to pay £145 to be scared to death by some cunt who has just wandered in and isn't stopped from wreaking havoc across the campsites unchallenged. That I lost £4000 of camera gear is one thing, that she had to put up with that is a whole other and neither of them is in any way acceptable.
to everyone who has expressed sympathy above. I find it really dissapointing that such an obvious (and growing) problem as the huge crime wave that hits Reading/Leeds every year draws absolutely no response from the organisers. So long as tickets sell out in hours and license terms let them cram more and more campers into the same amount of space (and don't get smart about the silent camping field) these problems are just going to get worse and worse.
The only thing I can see happening if these thefts continue to become more and more ubiquitous is the driving out of honest and pleasant festival go-ers and the proliferation of theiving scum and anti-social cunts. That or some massive vigilante backlash. If I'm ever in a tent at Reading again I'm sitting up all night on pro-plus with a 2x4 in my hand.
Someone needs to start applying pressure to Mean Fiddler to hire security that do more than just chug confiscated booze. The police were all very pleasant but essentially helpless to an organisational structure put in place by Mean Fiddler that essentially puts the wrong-doers in charge.
...but unfortunately not girlfriend, her sister, their friends et al.
i slept with my arm through the bag, if that isn't enough then i don't know what is.
someone's sleeping on the sofa tonight!
...exist only in porn. There is no more beauty in 'cunt' than there is charm in 'fucking'.
Also: appropriate place for comment?
My sympathies to the family.
...from undrugged Cerys are terrible. All the ones from when she's in a drug ridden hole of dispair are much better. This is a good thing for her and a bad thing for any future material she may be looking to release.
...I'm afraid you are quite quite wrong there.
...is an unpleasant song with an annoying vocalisation. The album is more of the same. I don't care how she got where she is album deal wise, all I care about is not having to hear that damned single any more.
Also if Connor McNicholls thinks this shit is worthy of a Mercury nomination then I'm going to have to get planning permission to dig a huge pit so that I can lower my respect for him as a critic even further.
What a cretin, what a slightly unpleasant jaded woman, what an average and slightly cloying album.
I'm not kidding
First ATP, then Great Escape and now 65 days; this is taking the piss.
I would like to draw the jury's attention to the following news article:
"Esham's injuries were far more severe and he was taken to nearby West Jersey Hospital for multiple injuries caused by numerous kicks and blows to the head. A broken nose, ruptured eyeball, mild concussion and a loss of hearing in Esham's left eardrum that has many of his fans concerned about the artist's future career. To date there are no reports as to whether the 26-year-old Detroit rapper will fully recover.
In a message to fans on D-12's website, D-12 member Proof admits to the attack: "...at the show in philly. I hoped off [our bus] and D12 followed and we whooped him and TNT ass"
So yeah, sympathy ... probably not all things considered.
...very much worth Â£2.50 of anyone's money. Just bought it and I'm already raving about it to everyone online on my msn (all 2 of them).