on all three nights I walked - ambled even - to the South-East corner after the Pyramid closed it was a blockade-free zone.
That's not to say that it isn't a frustrating set of hoops to jump through
Really good piece.
Was also great to have the quirky and liberal Glastonbury Firelighter finally kill off the worse-each-year Q Daily.
Only major gripe I have - Radiohead aside - is with the 'consumer gathering' paragraph. This is after all, the one major festival that still lets everybody take their food and drinks anywhere on site
But yeah, great gig. I had my eyes closed for much of the duration, such was the ability of the music to take me outside the room.
Quick correction though: £5 early bird tickets are indeed available now, or it's £7.50 adv, and actually £10 'on the door'
I remember catching The Recovery on the DiS stage last year - great stuff. I've got to work the LeftLion event this time, won't quite be the same.
How to Assemble an Atomic Bomb, had U2 not inaccurately got there first. The evolved sound of delivering on every inch of potential. 9/10
those one hour 9pm slots didn't really work, documentaries on R1 have been kept on the backseat for too long, and that In New DJs We Trust slot is regularly great.
The kids don't want to listen to a magazine show just about indie anymore. That's why Zane Lowe's show works.
Seems R1 are going all out to actually target their 15 - 24 age group. As well they should.
a three hour hay-fight before the headliners or something?
Anyway, Mogwai's sound wasn't upsetting near the front - why was the sound in the tents often so much worse than on the main stages? Fake Blood and Four Tet were notable volume fails.
The Horrors had roughly 33% of the energy and excitement present in their Glastonbury set.
The XX were shite to those who made it inside the the tent, did DiS not notice the crowd thin out as their set progressed?